Boys Will Be Boys (1921)

Comedy-drama | 1921

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Based on the play "Boys Will Be Boys," in Saturday Evening Post by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, Charles O'Brien Kennedy (190:5--7, 34--46, 20 Oct 1917) Boys Will Be Boys: a Comedy of the Soul of Man Under Prosperity, in Three Acts .
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Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
27 January 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16077
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,300
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Peep O'Day, an orphan in a small Kentucky town, falls heir to a small fortune and begins to make up for all the lost pleasure of childhood, but Sublette, a crooked attorney, arranges for an eastern belle to show up as Peep's "niece" to steal his fortune. Peep's efforts to aid schoolteacher Lucy Allen are misconstrued, and Sublette tries to have him declared mentally incompetent, but Judge Priest is not convinced and rules in Peep's favor. Lucy wins the man she loves, and Peep plays Santa Claus to the children of the ... +


Peep O'Day, an orphan in a small Kentucky town, falls heir to a small fortune and begins to make up for all the lost pleasure of childhood, but Sublette, a crooked attorney, arranges for an eastern belle to show up as Peep's "niece" to steal his fortune. Peep's efforts to aid schoolteacher Lucy Allen are misconstrued, and Sublette tries to have him declared mentally incompetent, but Judge Priest is not convinced and rules in Peep's favor. Lucy wins the man she loves, and Peep plays Santa Claus to the children of the orphanage. +

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