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Plot information from available reviews suggests that the man whose money is stolen and subsequently recovered by "Billy Burton" in the nightclub may have invited Billy to join him at his ranch in the ... More Less

Plot information from available reviews suggests that the man whose money is stolen and subsequently recovered by "Billy Burton" in the nightclub may have invited Billy to join him at his ranch in the West. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Amsterdam (NY) Evening Recorder
28 Jan 1926
p. 6.
MPN Booking Guide
8 May 1926
p. 45.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 December 1925
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,767
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Playboy Billy Burton has been warned by his banker father not to be involved in any more escapades that land his picture in the newspapers. Despite the warning, at a nightclub party, a drunken Billy takes a dare from his friends to go onstage and dance with the club's chorus girls. While dancing, Billy notices that a man's pocket is being picked and rushes to catch the culprit. A fight ensues, during which the stolen money is recovered, but the police are summoned. The fight results in Billy's picture being in the next morning's newspaper. Furious, Mr. Burton disowns Billy. "... He goes west, is robbed, rescues heroine, becomes involved in all sorts of adventurous scrapes and ultimately triumphs." ("Motion Picture News Booking Guide," in Motion Picture News, 8 May 1926, p. ... +


Playboy Billy Burton has been warned by his banker father not to be involved in any more escapades that land his picture in the newspapers. Despite the warning, at a nightclub party, a drunken Billy takes a dare from his friends to go onstage and dance with the club's chorus girls. While dancing, Billy notices that a man's pocket is being picked and rushes to catch the culprit. A fight ensues, during which the stolen money is recovered, but the police are summoned. The fight results in Billy's picture being in the next morning's newspaper. Furious, Mr. Burton disowns Billy. "... He goes west, is robbed, rescues heroine, becomes involved in all sorts of adventurous scrapes and ultimately triumphs." ("Motion Picture News Booking Guide," in Motion Picture News, 8 May 1926, p. 45.) +

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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