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Cast overview:
James 'Jimmy' Frederick Slocum Jr.
Gertrude Selby ...
Ethel Wheeler
James Frederick Slocum Sr.
Stanton Heck ...
Henry Fowler
Katherine Fowler
Jasper Kennedy
Bull Montana ...
Charles 'Kid' Miller


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Release Date:

4 August 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It's Easy to Make Money  »

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1.33 : 1
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Easy to Make Money (1919) -- Lost Film ?
7 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Slocum (Bert Lytell), whose wealthy father (Frank Currier) continually pays his speeding fines and loses bets to him, wins a $1,000 bet with his father that Katherine Fowler (Ethel Shannon), 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 (Gertrude Selby), 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.

This 1919 comedy was produced by Metro Pictures Corporation and is sadly now considered a lost silent film.

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