A Poor Relation


1921

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play A Poor Relation, Comedy Drama in Three Acts by Edward E. Kidder (c7 Mar 1911).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,609ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

Slaving to perfect an invention, Noah Vale tries to keep two orphans--Rip and Patch--and himself by peddling books and is helped by Scallops, a girl who occasionally brings them food. He appeals to Fay, a wealthy relative, for help in marketing his invention and arouses the interest of Fay's pretty daughter. Sterrett, Fay's partner, steals the model but returns it when he discovers it to be worthless. Johnny Smith, Fay's secretary, is fired when he proposes to the boss's daughter; and visiting Vale's attic, he is comforted by his epigrams. Johnny takes them to a newspaper editor, and they are so successful that both Smith and Vale are hired. Vale decides to give up inventing for writing, and Johnny marries Miss Fay despite her father's opposition.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play A Poor Relation, Comedy Drama in Three Acts by Edward E. Kidder (c7 Mar 1911).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,609ft (5 reels)

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