When a hapless pharmacist loses his job and falls in with criminals, he's soon made The Fall Guy. Unemployed, Johnny Quinlan (Jack Mulhall) starts doing jobs for underworld chieftain Nifty Herman (Thomas Jackson), who plans to use Johnny as a dupe to cover up his own shady activities. Herman plants a illegal drugs on Quinlan, who is nabbed by federal agent Charles Newton (Pat O'Malley). But in a twist, Quinlan convinces Newton to allow him to trick Herman into a confession.
Smiles! Laughs! Roars! Giggle with this good-humored guy...the original sap, wouldn't bite on the Brooklyn Bridge gag but wanted the Woolworth tower wrapped up for wifey's birthday present!
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Did You Know?
The Fall Guy opened at the Eltinge 42nd Street Theater in New York City, New York, USA on 10 March 1925 and ran for 95 performances, closing in June 1925. The opening night cast included Ernest Truex
as Johnnie Quinlan and Dorothy Peterson
as Lottie Quinlan. See more
I've got a job for you. But, one Quinlan is enough in my office. I'm going to fire her.
Oh, what, Lottie?
Yes. I'm going to give her a better job. I think it's listed in civil service as, a, housewife.
Welcome to the family, Charlie!