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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 Mar 19
p. 989.
MPN
1 Mar 19
p. 1389.
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1242.
New York Morning Telegraph
9 Nov 1919.
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Variety
21 Feb 19
p. 68.
Wid's
23 Feb 19
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13433
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Aspiring author Johnny Rutledge, whose philosophy for business and love is embodied in his book entitled, "Taking it Easy, or Everything Comes to Him Who Waits," is evicted after he gives his last ten dollars to Anne Travers, another would-be author, so that she can pay her rent. Johnny joins a medicine show and attempts to comply with his wealthy father's demand that he earn $5,000 before he receives any more family money, while Anne, upset at Johnny's lackadaisical attitude, is courted by a crook who, learning she will inherit a fortune if she is married by a certain time, impersonates a famous author. When Johnny learns of Anne's impending marriage, he hurriedly steals a car, impersonates a minister, and arrives just in time to stop the marriage and expose the fraud. After Johnny marries Anne and receives a $5,000 reward from her executor, he rushes to his father's lawyer, and after being admonished to "take it easy," Johnny replies, "There ain't no such ... +


Aspiring author Johnny Rutledge, whose philosophy for business and love is embodied in his book entitled, "Taking it Easy, or Everything Comes to Him Who Waits," is evicted after he gives his last ten dollars to Anne Travers, another would-be author, so that she can pay her rent. Johnny joins a medicine show and attempts to comply with his wealthy father's demand that he earn $5,000 before he receives any more family money, while Anne, upset at Johnny's lackadaisical attitude, is courted by a crook who, learning she will inherit a fortune if she is married by a certain time, impersonates a famous author. When Johnny learns of Anne's impending marriage, he hurriedly steals a car, impersonates a minister, and arrives just in time to stop the marriage and expose the fraud. After Johnny marries Anne and receives a $5,000 reward from her executor, he rushes to his father's lawyer, and after being admonished to "take it easy," Johnny replies, "There ain't no such word." +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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