Boys Will Be Boys


1921

Brief Synopsis

A young man, raised in poverty, finds himself suddenly fabulously wealthy. He determines to make up for his deprived youth by way of riotous living.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play "Boys Will Be Boys," in Saturday Evening Post by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, Charles O'Brien Kennedy (190:5--7, 34--46, 20 Oct 1917) Boys Will Be Boys: a Comedy of the Soul of Man Under Prosperity, in Three Acts .

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,300ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

Peep O'Day, an orphan in a small Kentucky town, falls heir to a small fortune and begins to make up for all the lost pleasure of childhood, but Sublette, a crooked attorney, arranges for an eastern belle to show up as Peep's "niece" to steal his fortune. Peep's efforts to aid schoolteacher Lucy Allen are misconstrued, and Sublette tries to have him declared mentally incompetent, but Judge Priest is not convinced and rules in Peep's favor. Lucy wins the man she loves, and Peep plays Santa Claus to the children of the orphanage.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play "Boys Will Be Boys," in Saturday Evening Post by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, Charles O'Brien Kennedy (190:5--7, 34--46, 20 Oct 1917) Boys Will Be Boys: a Comedy of the Soul of Man Under Prosperity, in Three Acts .

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,300ft (5 reels)

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