After His Own Heart (1919)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |  
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This farce, starring Hale Hamilton, is as absurd as they come. Hamilton plays Thomas Wentworth Duncan, a wealthy young man who suddenly finds himself flat broke when a trustee runs off with his fortune. Instead of going out and earning a living, he accepts a mysterious offer to make $250,000. He doesn't discover what the deal is until a limo picks him up and takes him to Dr. Spleen's hospital -- he has agreed to exchange hearts with elderly millionaire Judah P. Corpus (William V. Mong), who wants to prolong his life. Naturally, Duncan panics at hearing this and tries to escape, but he is always retrieved by an enormous character by the name of Goliath (Stanley Sanford). Finally he manages to get a message to his girlfriend, Sally (Naomi Childers), to come and save him. But before she can do anything he finds himself on the operating table. When he comes to he is surprised to find himself back in his own apartment. Sally tells him that Dr. Spleen dropped dead before he could even lift a scalpel. Corpus, however, believes the operation has been performed. Then Duncan gets his fortune back and marries Sally.

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girlfriend, heart-transplant, wealth