Easy to Make Money (1919)

Comedy | 4 August 1919

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HISTORY

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jul 19
p. 641.
MPN
26 Jul 19
p. 937.
MPW
26 Jul 19
p. 575.
New York Morning Telegraph
13 Jul 19
p. 19.
Variety
8 Aug 19
p. 49.
Wid's
20 Jul 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
It's Easy to Make Money
Release Date:
4 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14049
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,600
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Slocum, whose wealthy father continually pays his speeding fines and loses bets to him, wins a $1,000 bet with his father that Katherine Fowler, whom his father wants him to marry, does not love him. Jimmy then wins a $25,000 bet that he can keep from being arrested more than once in the coming year by getting a twelve-month jail sentence for fighting in a bar and then sassing the judge. He is released early, however, due to his father's efforts and vows to succeed on his own. He gets stranded in a small town where he falls in love with Ethel Wheeler, the owner of a rundown hotel, and with her makes a fortune selling mineral water found on her property. When the town banker tries to foreclose on them, Jimmy opens his own bank with the $25,000, marries Ethel and gains the respect of his father for his ... +


Jimmy Slocum, whose wealthy father continually pays his speeding fines and loses bets to him, wins a $1,000 bet with his father that Katherine Fowler, whom his father wants him to marry, does not love him. Jimmy then wins a $25,000 bet that he can keep from being arrested more than once in the coming year by getting a twelve-month jail sentence for fighting in a bar and then sassing the judge. He is released early, however, due to his father's efforts and vows to succeed on his own. He gets stranded in a small town where he falls in love with Ethel Wheeler, the owner of a rundown hotel, and with her makes a fortune selling mineral water found on her property. When the town banker tries to foreclose on them, Jimmy opens his own bank with the $25,000, marries Ethel and gains the respect of his father for his success. +

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