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Too Much Business (1922)

Through sheer bluff Rodney Marvin ( Edward Everett Horton ) gets a job on a newspaper; becomes editor Matt Hayward's ( James Corrigan ) partner; and brings about a reconciliation between ... See full summary »

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John Henry Jackson (as Edward Horton)
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Myra Dalton
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Amos Comby
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Simon Stecker
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Ray Gorham
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Robert Gray
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Through sheer bluff Rodney Marvin ( Edward Everett Horton ) gets a job on a newspaper; becomes editor Matt Hayward's ( James Corrigan ) partner; and brings about a reconciliation between Hayward and his long time enemy, Mayor Gorham ( Lloyd Ingraham ). Written by Pamela Short

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9 April 1922 (USA)  »

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Gift pr. Kontrakt  »

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Edward Everett Horton's first film. See more »

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Too Much Business (1922) - Lost ?
12 August 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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. 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.

John Henry Jackson ( Edward Everett Horton ) is in love with Myra Dalton ( Ethel Grey Terry ), private secretary to his employer, Amos Comby ( Tully Marshall ). He induces her to sign a 30-day option agreeing to marry him if he doubles his salary within that time. Learning of the agreement, Comby, determined not to lose his secretary, discharges Jackson. A month later, Jackson is the proprietor of "Hotellerie des Enfants--a parking place for children of busy mothers" and ready to claim Myra. At the same time a large firm proposes a consolidation with Comby on the condition that John Henry be made general manager. Comby is refused when he offers to buy out Jackson's business, and Gorham induces his nurses to strike, allowing the children to escape and causing wild confusion. John Henry comes to Comby in a rage and is appointed general manager of the consolidation. Myra is only too happy to have the option taken up.

This 1922 silent comedy was produced by the Vitagraph Company Of America, starring Edward Everett Horton in his very first film. The survival status of Too Much Business is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.


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