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The House of Surprise (1916)

Sammy Bennett, son of a millionaire, is chided by his attorney who tells him he has had no worldly experience. Sammy takes the lecture to heart and starts in search of adventure. Before ... See full summary »

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John Junior ...
Sammy Bennett - a Millionaire's Son
Betty Burbridge ...
Ruth Wilton - a Wealthy Bachelor Girl (as Elizabeth Burbridge)
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Sammy Bennett, son of a millionaire, is chided by his attorney who tells him he has had no worldly experience. Sammy takes the lecture to heart and starts in search of adventure. Before long he is engaged in a fight. This one is followed by many more and finally he is loaded in a box car by two tramps after being knocked unconscious. He is put off the train and wanders to an unoccupied country home where he gains entrance and falls asleep on a couch. While he sleeps, Ruth Wilton, a wealthy bachelor girl, enters, who believes that every suitor is a fortune hunter, and who has fled from her city home to a newly acquired country place to escape the attentions of unwelcome suitors. She takes Sammy for a burglar and shoots him in the ankle. After doing so she repents and offers him a job as janitor when he recovers. She finds herself more than interested in him. The cook falls in love with him and finally is discharged by her jealous employer. Sammy is then made cook, and it is while he is... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 February 1916 (USA)  »

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