Honest Hutch


50m 1920

Film Details

Also Known As
Old Hutch
Release Date
Sep 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Old Hutch Lives Up to It" by Garret Smith in The Saturday Evening Post (28 Feb 1920).

Technical Specs

Duration
50m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

Ort Hutchins is a confirmed loafer who spends all of his time fishing while his wife toils over the washtub. One day, while digging for worms, Hutch uncovers a box containing $100,000 in bills, the loot of a bank robbed in the next town. Realizing that he cannot spend the money without arousing suspicion, Hutch resigns himself to taking a job for cover. Accepting an offer from banker Hiram Joy to work his abandoned farm in exchange for a share of the land, Hutch finds himself successful and the farm prospering. Returning to retrieve his treasure, Hutch is sickened when he finds the box gone and in its place a note from the robber. However, Hutch makes an abrupt recovery when he is offered $10,000 for his share of the farm, an offer that forces him to realize that he has become a self-made man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Old Hutch
Release Date
Sep 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Old Hutch Lives Up to It" by Garret Smith in The Saturday Evening Post (28 Feb 1920).

Technical Specs

Duration
50m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

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Notes

The working title of this film was Old Hutch. The film opened in New York the week of September 18, 1920. Smith's story was also the basis for the 1936 M-G-M film Old Hutch, starring Wallace Beery and directed by J. Walter Ruben.