The Fortune Hunter


1927

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 7, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Fortune Hunter, a Play by Winchell Smith (c1909).

Synopsis

Nat Duncan, a cafe bouncer, is astonished to see his old panhandling pal, Handsome Harry, visiting the cabaret in the company of a bejeweled matron. Harry persuades Nat that he too can marry money and agrees to support him in the venture for a share of the profit; he supplies him with clothes and a ticket for Radville, a hick town. There Nat leads a model existence as a churchman and man of means, literally having to fight off the women, including Josie Lockwood, the town banker's daughter. He meets Betty Graham, whose father has neglected his drugstore in his efforts to make gasoline out of crude oil. Nat comes to the rescue and revives the business. Later, Harry arrives, having depleted his wife's fortune, and tries to force Nat into marrying Josie. But Nat, with the aid of a wax model, creates the impression of being fickle, thus breaking the engagement so as to marry Betty.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 7, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Fortune Hunter, a Play by Winchell Smith (c1909).

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