Only Saps Work (1930)

70 mins | Comedy | 6 December 1930

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HISTORY

A silent adaptation of the play was produced by Paramount in 1928. That film, which was entitled Easy Come, Easy Go, was directed by Frank Tuttle and starred Richard Dix and Nancy Carroll (See Entry). Only Saps Work was actor Leon Errol's first talking picture. ...

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A silent adaptation of the play was produced by Paramount in 1928. That film, which was entitled Easy Come, Easy Go, was directed by Frank Tuttle and starred Richard Dix and Nancy Carroll (See Entry). Only Saps Work was actor Leon Errol's first talking picture.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Dec 1930
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New York Times
13 Dec 1930
p. 22
Variety
17 Dec 1930
p. 13
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 December 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Publix Corp.
5 December 1930
LP1794
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,644
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Lawrence Payne becomes innocently and unknowingly involved in a bank robbery when he offers to drive his boardinghouse mate, James Wilson--a quick-fingered, glib-tongued crook--to the train station. Both board the train and make their way to a health resort where Larry has obtained a job as pantry boy; en route, Larry meets Barbara Tanner, who is taking her father to the resort, and Horace Baldwin, her languid boyfriend. At the resort, Jim convinces the doctors he is a detective working on the crime he has himself committed; and Oscar, a bellboy ambitious to become a detective, volunteers to help him by shadowing Barbara's father and Baldwin. Meanwhile, Jim, who has represented himself as the resort owner, goes through numerous subterfuges in hiding from Barbara. Learning that Jim has robbed a bank, Lawrence insists on his returning the money, but at this juncture two detectives enter and there is a wild chase. Two bonafide officials expose the sleuths as crooks, and they in turn expose Jim. Larry is absolved of his escapades and finds happiness with ...

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Lawrence Payne becomes innocently and unknowingly involved in a bank robbery when he offers to drive his boardinghouse mate, James Wilson--a quick-fingered, glib-tongued crook--to the train station. Both board the train and make their way to a health resort where Larry has obtained a job as pantry boy; en route, Larry meets Barbara Tanner, who is taking her father to the resort, and Horace Baldwin, her languid boyfriend. At the resort, Jim convinces the doctors he is a detective working on the crime he has himself committed; and Oscar, a bellboy ambitious to become a detective, volunteers to help him by shadowing Barbara's father and Baldwin. Meanwhile, Jim, who has represented himself as the resort owner, goes through numerous subterfuges in hiding from Barbara. Learning that Jim has robbed a bank, Lawrence insists on his returning the money, but at this juncture two detectives enter and there is a wild chase. Two bonafide officials expose the sleuths as crooks, and they in turn expose Jim. Larry is absolved of his escapades and finds happiness with Barbara.

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