While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.
A hard boiled business man wants his daughter to marry for wealth, and not for love. Charley comes into the office seeking a job, and gets confused with an old geezer there as a prospective... See full summary »
Stage star Carter DeHaven seemingly transforms himself into a series of silent-era screen stars including Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Roscoe Arbuckle, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jackie Coogan.
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
Babe Ruth returns from hunting to a cabin shared with musicians Zez Confrey and Byron Gay where he regales them with the story of his famous called shot. With Babe's help, they write a song about baseball which then debuts on a radio show.
Charlie gets word that a rich uncle has died, leaving him millions. Attorneys advise him to repair to a resort and avoid gold diggers. Once there, word spreads among the single women, and several try to ensnare him. At first he's gullible, then he cottons on, so when Thelma, a wealthy young woman, mistakes him for a fortune hunter, he dismisses her as well. A manager's error puts Charlie and Thelma in the same suite, and both think the other is prospecting. A dressing gown, radio, bare feet, pistol, keyhole, fountain pen, bedcovers, and a suspicious hotel detective join the mix-up. But wait, was the inheritance a mistake?Written by
Like many other Hal Roach shorts of the 1930-1931 season, the introductory titles are spoken by the Crane Sisters See more »
The cat is shown lying down on the floor facing away from the telephone, but in the next shot the cat is facing towards the phone. See more »
What are you doing up here alone?
Oh, I'm tired of cities. I'm especially tired of being followed around by a lot of fortune hunters who want to marry me just for my money!
So, I'm here for a nice, quiet rest and I don't want to be annoyed by any men!
Don't worry. We'll see to that, all right.
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The film begins with a cute scene where Charley is phoned by lawyers and told he's inherited $2,000,000. His reaction as well as his mother's and even the cat's are all pretty priceless! The lawyers advise Charley to leave town in order to avoid fortune-hunters who will read about his inheritance, so Charley heads to a resort and tries to remain incognito. Unfortunately, soon the word is out and Charley becomes an extremely popular guy with the ladies.
When Charley is accidentally put in the same room with an heiress who is also trying to avoid gold-diggers, they both think the other is trying to make advances on the other because of their fortune. So, both go to crazy lengths to avoid the other--leading to a very funny final scene.
While the situations in this short aren't super-hilarious in and of themselves, the film really makes the most of the characters' reactions--and I laughed out loud because of this. The opening and closing scenes worked so wonderfully because the actors (including that cat) pulled it off so well. And, in between, the scenes where the women pretended to be in distress to get his attention are very funny as well. Truly this is one of Charley's best sound comedies.
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