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Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1921)

Con-men Wallingford and Chester decide to pull the money from a small town by posing as business men looking for an opportunity to invest. With the town's money they build a factory to ... See full summary »

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Sam Hardy ...
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'Blackie' Daw
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Diana Allen ...
Gertrude Dempsey
Edgar Nelson ...
Eddie Lamb
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Dorothy Wells
Mac Barnes ...
Andrea Dempsey
William T. Hayes ...
G.W. Battles
Horace James ...
Timothy Battles
John Woodford ...
Mr. Wells
Mrs. Charles Willard ...
Mrs. Dempsey
Eugene Keith ...
Harkins
William Carr ...
Quigg
William Robyns ...
Abe Gunther
Theodore Westman Jr. ...
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Con-men Wallingford and Chester decide to pull the money from a small town by posing as business men looking for an opportunity to invest. With the town's money they build a factory to produce carpet tacks. Stockholders suspect this as a fraud, but Wallingford can convince them. Suddenly there is a offer of somebody to buy them out.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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4 December 1921 (USA)  »

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The original Broadway production of "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George M. Cohan opened at the Gaiety Theater on September 19, 1910 and ran for 424 performances. The play later moved to the George M. Cohan Theater. See more »

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Followed by New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931) See more »

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Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1921) - Lost
21 July 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Blackie" Daw ( Norman Kerry ), with but a few dollars in his pocket, arrives in Battlesburg, Iowa, and announces that the celebrated capitalist J. Rufus Wallingford ( Sam Hardy ) will shortly arrive in search of a good investment. With the help of the town's money, they arrange to erect a manufacturing plant but cannot decide on the article to be made until Wallingford hits upon a covered carpet tack, a device that attracts numerous investors. The stockholders become suspicious, but Wallingford convinces them he is straight, and he initiates a large real estate boom. The pair are about to skip town with their fortune when a financier buys out Wallingford's interest in a projected traction operation, and Eddie Lamb ( Edgar Nelson ), a local promoter for the company, reports an immense sale of carpet tacks. Wallingford and Blackie find themselves honestly rich and happily married, Wallingford to Fannie Jasper ( Doris Kenyon ), his stenographer, and Blackie to Dorothy Wells ( Billie Dove ), a daughter of a respectable citizen.

This 1921 silent comedy/drama was based on the novel adaptation Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George M. Cohan and George Randolph Chester of the Wallingford stories by George Randolph Chester. Produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and starring Norman Kerry, Sam Hardy, Doris Kenyon and Billie Dove. Sadly this seven reel silent film is now considered lost.


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