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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
22 Dec 1926
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Supv
WRITERS
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 October 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 November 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23403
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,330
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Billy Winthrop and his wife, Ethel, who lead a meager existence on Billy's salary, suddenly learn that they will inherit the estate of Billy's grandfather, provided that Billy has "made good." Billy and Ethel rent a fashionable apartment for a few days to deceive Uncle Hiram, who visits them, with a show of luxury. They are unaware, however, that the woman who signed the lease is "Slim Pretty," alias Joe Carter, a notorious crook and female impersonator, who, with his partner, Chicago Dan, plans to rob the apartment. Billy impersonates the butler, and failing to impress his uncle, he more successfully impersonates a Miss Smith, with whom Uncle Hiram becomes infatuated. Complications ensue, and Billy mistakes Chicago Dan for the owner of the apartment; then the owner and the police arrive. ... Billy and Ethel threaten to reveal the uncle's flirtation, and he finally agrees to surrender the ... +


Billy Winthrop and his wife, Ethel, who lead a meager existence on Billy's salary, suddenly learn that they will inherit the estate of Billy's grandfather, provided that Billy has "made good." Billy and Ethel rent a fashionable apartment for a few days to deceive Uncle Hiram, who visits them, with a show of luxury. They are unaware, however, that the woman who signed the lease is "Slim Pretty," alias Joe Carter, a notorious crook and female impersonator, who, with his partner, Chicago Dan, plans to rob the apartment. Billy impersonates the butler, and failing to impress his uncle, he more successfully impersonates a Miss Smith, with whom Uncle Hiram becomes infatuated. Complications ensue, and Billy mistakes Chicago Dan for the owner of the apartment; then the owner and the police arrive. ... Billy and Ethel threaten to reveal the uncle's flirtation, and he finally agrees to surrender the inheritance. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

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

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