The Potters (1927)

Pa Potter invests four thousand dollars in worthless oil stock. Or is it worthless?

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer

Writers:

Ray Harris (adaptation), J.P. McEvoy (novel) (as Joseph Patrick McEvoy) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
W.C. Fields ... Pa Potter
Mary Alden ... Ma Potter
Ivy Harris Ivy Harris ... Mamie
Jack Egan ... Bill
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Red Miller
Joseph W. Smiley ... Rankin
Bradley Barker Bradley Barker ... Eagle
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Pa Potter invests four thousand dollars in worthless oil stock. Or is it worthless?

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It is estimated that two out of three American families own some oil stock, such as it is-so did "The Potters" (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Gazette-Times, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 23 January 1927) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Presente de Núpcias See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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