Coincidence (1921)

Comedy | May 1921

Director:

Chet Withey

Writer:

Brian Hooker

Cinematographer:

Louis Bitzer

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
13 May 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16561
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Smalltown bank clerk Billy Jenks comes to New York in search of greater opportunity and becomes a cashier in a department store, where he meets stenographer Phoebe Howard. When both lose their jobs, Billy wires his aunt, but he learns that she has died and left him a fortune in bonds. The couple then plan to marry, and on a bus their conversation is overheard by Harry Brent, a crook who arranges to "help" them. When, however, the bonds are stolen by John Carter, who is desperately in debt, Billy mistakes Fiske, his creditor, for the thief. In a series of chases, notes and bonds are exchanged to the satisfaction of all ... +


Smalltown bank clerk Billy Jenks comes to New York in search of greater opportunity and becomes a cashier in a department store, where he meets stenographer Phoebe Howard. When both lose their jobs, Billy wires his aunt, but he learns that she has died and left him a fortune in bonds. The couple then plan to marry, and on a bus their conversation is overheard by Harry Brent, a crook who arranges to "help" them. When, however, the bonds are stolen by John Carter, who is desperately in debt, Billy mistakes Fiske, his creditor, for the thief. In a series of chases, notes and bonds are exchanged to the satisfaction of all parties. +

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