Important note: This is not a film review. It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
When John Harlow ( Bryant Washburn ) loses his sweetheart Jenny Larkin ( Grace Morse ) as a result of poverty, he vows never to be broke again and leaves town. He moves to the city, and several years later, after pinching his pennies, he becomes financially successful. One night, while at a dance hall, he runs into Jenny who is now employed as a dance hall hostess. Jenny decides to fleece John and sets him up with Laura ( Lois Wilson ), one of her colleagues. Laura is innocent of the scheme, and she and John fall in love. Jenny becomes jealous and attempts to reclaim John by telling him that Laura is having an affair with Richard Crane ( Clarence H. Geldart ). John believes her until he discovers that Crane has just married Laura's mother. He proposes to Laura, and she accepts on the condition that he relinquish his spendthrift ways.
This 1920 silent comedy was based from the novelette Burglar Proof by William Slavens McNutt, produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, starring Bryant Washburn and Lois Wilson. The survival status of Burglar Proof (1920) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.
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