Sam Starling is invariably confident of his future, despite the fact that he is deep in debt, his wife is about to leave him over his failure to provide for the family, and his inventive ... See full summary »

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Sam Starling is invariably confident of his future, despite the fact that he is deep in debt, his wife is about to leave him over his failure to provide for the family, and his inventive money-making schemes always fall flat. When Sam sees his wife on board a luxury yacht being romanced by the captain, he sneaks aboard dressed as a woman and tries to lure the captain, who is really a liquor smuggler, away from his wife. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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10 May 1926 (USA)  »

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Money Talks (1926) - Lost Silent
15 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam Starling ( Owen Moore ), an easygoing spendthrift, is left by his wife, Phoebe ( Claire Windsor ), owing to the constant annoyance of creditors, and he sets out to prove himself. He visits a money-losing island hotel, and without consent of Perkins ( Phillips Smalley ), the proprietor, he begins an extensive advertising campaign promoting the hotel as a health resort. Phoebe's mother and Sam contrive to have Phoebe visit the resort. Sam enlists the aid of a female doctor, but just as his boat is about to depart with his invalids aboard, he discovers that the doctor is not present. In consequence, he himself impersonates her, advising Phoebe to make up with her husband and extolling Sam's virtues. It is revealed that the boat is actually a rum-runner, and Sam is forced to "vamp" the bootlegger captain to save Phoebe, he signals for help and has the villains arrested. Sam's resort scheme is successful, and he is happily reunited with his wife.

This 1926 silent comedy/drama was based on the short story "Money Talks" by Rupert Hughes, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation, starring the glamorous actress Claire Windsor and Owen Moore ( Mary Pickford's first husband ). Tragically as of this writing, this film now remains a lost silent.


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