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The working title of this film was Old Hutch . The film opened in New York the week of 18 Sep 1920. Smith's story was also the basis for the 1936 M-G-M film Old Hutch , starring Wallace Beery and directed by J. Walter ... More Less

The working title of this film was Old Hutch . The film opened in New York the week of 18 Sep 1920. Smith's story was also the basis for the 1936 M-G-M film Old Hutch , starring Wallace Beery and directed by J. Walter Ruben. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Sep 20
p. 1843.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2501.
MPW
25 Sep 20
pp. 530-31.
New York Times
26 Sep 20
VI, p. 2.
NYDM
29 May 20
p. 1235.
Wid's
19 Sep 20
p. 7.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Old Hutch
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15551
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Ort Hutchins is a confirmed loafer who spends all of his time fishing while his wife toils over the washtub. One day, while digging for worms, Hutch uncovers a box containing $100,000 in bills, the loot of a bank robbed in the next town. Realizing that he cannot spend the money without arousing suspicion, Hutch resigns himself to taking a job for cover. Accepting an offer from banker Hiram Joy to work his abandoned farm in exchange for a share of the land, Hutch finds himself successful and the farm prospering. Returning to retrieve his treasure, Hutch is sickened when he finds the box gone and in its place a note from the robber. However, Hutch makes an abrupt recovery when he is offered $10,000 for his share of the farm, an offer that forces him to realize that he has become a self-made ... +


Ort Hutchins is a confirmed loafer who spends all of his time fishing while his wife toils over the washtub. One day, while digging for worms, Hutch uncovers a box containing $100,000 in bills, the loot of a bank robbed in the next town. Realizing that he cannot spend the money without arousing suspicion, Hutch resigns himself to taking a job for cover. Accepting an offer from banker Hiram Joy to work his abandoned farm in exchange for a share of the land, Hutch finds himself successful and the farm prospering. Returning to retrieve his treasure, Hutch is sickened when he finds the box gone and in its place a note from the robber. However, Hutch makes an abrupt recovery when he is offered $10,000 for his share of the farm, an offer that forces him to realize that he has become a self-made man. +

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