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The film's working title may have been Little Miss Moneybags ... More Less

The film's working title may have been Little Miss Moneybags . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 Jan 19
p. 429.
MPN
4 Jan 19
p. 157.
MPW
21 Dec 18
p. 1386.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 847.
Variety
27 Dec 18
p. 182.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Little Miss Moneybags
Release Date:
23 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13244
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Vantyne Carter, the son of millionaire James Carter, studiously shuns work, which so disgusts his father that the old man decides to test his son's ability to become self-sufficient. Carter, Sr. has his lawyer report that he has been killed on a hunting trip, and at the reading of the will, Van learns that, unless he can support himself within six months with only an old farmhouse left to him as working capital, he will lose the family fortune to his cousin Teddy Brown. Van immediately gets busy and, with the help of Arizona Brown, a visiting Westerner with whom he has fallen in love, turns the old farm into a thriving and very fashionable resort. His chance of becoming a millionaire fading fast, Teddy arranges with actress Edith Trentoni to ruin the hotel's reputation by means of a kitchen strike and a jewel robbery. He succeeds, but old Carter finally appears to turn the villain out and proclaim Van and Arizona a successful ... +


Vantyne Carter, the son of millionaire James Carter, studiously shuns work, which so disgusts his father that the old man decides to test his son's ability to become self-sufficient. Carter, Sr. has his lawyer report that he has been killed on a hunting trip, and at the reading of the will, Van learns that, unless he can support himself within six months with only an old farmhouse left to him as working capital, he will lose the family fortune to his cousin Teddy Brown. Van immediately gets busy and, with the help of Arizona Brown, a visiting Westerner with whom he has fallen in love, turns the old farm into a thriving and very fashionable resort. His chance of becoming a millionaire fading fast, Teddy arranges with actress Edith Trentoni to ruin the hotel's reputation by means of a kitchen strike and a jewel robbery. He succeeds, but old Carter finally appears to turn the villain out and proclaim Van and Arizona a successful team. +

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