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The Nut (I) (1921)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  6 March 1921 (USA)
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Eccentric inventor Charlie Jackson tries to interest wealthy investors in his girlfriend's plan to help children from poor neighborhoods.

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Charlie Jackson
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Estrell Wynn
William Lowery ...
Philip Feeney
Gerald Pring ...
Gentleman George
Morris Hughes ...
Pernelius Vanderbrook Jr
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Claudine Dupree
Sidney De Gray ...
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Eccentric inventor Charlie Jackson tries to interest wealthy investors in his girlfriend's plan to help children from poor neighborhoods.

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Despite the claims for decades, Charlie Chaplin does not appear as his Little Tramp character in "The Nut." This was debunked by film historian Jeffrey Vance in his 2008 book "Douglas Fairbanks." Vance writes, "It is clearly a Chaplin imitator, not Chaplin himself, who appears briefly in the party sequence wearing the Tramp costume." See more »

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Meandering Story
30 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Nut was a mildly fun, meandering and overly long movie. It starts very strong with clever title cards, some unusual situations, and lots of the Fairbanks personality. Doug is a wealthy inventor whose sometimes clever and sometimes odd devices get plenty of attention. He loves Estrell (Marguerite De La Motte), a wealthy woman who wants to save all of the poor slum children from poverty by placing them with wealthy families.

When it starts to wander away from the main story, and I lost interest in this film. If you're a big fan of the Fairbanks personality, it might see you through but I found it to be tedious. When the story finds its way back to the fold, it is almost too late, but there are a few laughs in between and a sufficient ending.


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