The Fourflusher (1928)

60 mins | Comedy-drama | 8 January 1928

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HISTORY

The Var review listed the film's title as The 4 Flusher ... More Less

The Var review listed the film's title as The 4 Flusher . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Jan 1928.
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New York Times
16 Jan 1928
p. 24.
Variety
18 Jan 1928
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Four-Flusher, an American Comedy in Three Acts by Cesar Dunn (New York, 1925).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The 4 Flusher
Release Date:
8 January 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 November 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24629
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
6,193
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Andy Wittaker, an ambitious shoeclerk who has invented an unmarketed arch supporter, meets June Allen on the street and pretends he is an important businessman. Later, she comes to the shop and forgives his deception, but when Robert Riggs, the owner's son, catches him dancing with her, Andy has to resign. Andy obtains a loan from a trust fund established for him by his uncle, but en route to a party, he hits the uncle with his new car, and therefore the uncle decides to cancel the trust fund. Andy is then hounded by creditors for the return of a ring he has bought for June, and he goes away in disgrace. Meanwhile, he opens a shoestore so as to sell his arch supporters, and June hires an actor to make a fictitious offer for the marketing rights in the presence of the creditors; but Andy sells the rights at a high price to a bona fide buyer. He and June then find happiness in their ... +


Andy Wittaker, an ambitious shoeclerk who has invented an unmarketed arch supporter, meets June Allen on the street and pretends he is an important businessman. Later, she comes to the shop and forgives his deception, but when Robert Riggs, the owner's son, catches him dancing with her, Andy has to resign. Andy obtains a loan from a trust fund established for him by his uncle, but en route to a party, he hits the uncle with his new car, and therefore the uncle decides to cancel the trust fund. Andy is then hounded by creditors for the return of a ring he has bought for June, and he goes away in disgrace. Meanwhile, he opens a shoestore so as to sell his arch supporters, and June hires an actor to make a fictitious offer for the marketing rights in the presence of the creditors; but Andy sells the rights at a high price to a bona fide buyer. He and June then find happiness in their success. +

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