Beans (1918)

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After finishing school, Betty Brewster (Edith Roberts) wants to go into business; her father (John Cossar), however, wants her to spend her time in society. The best he'll do for her is let her write advertisements for the bean company which he owns. But one day, he needs to get some options renewed and he can't go, so he is forced to have Betty travel to San Francisco to get the job done for him. She is to meet his lawyer, Glendon Kirk (Lew Cody), at the train station, but Wingate (Charles Gerrard), her father's secretary -- who is really in cahoots with his rivals -- arrives first. He tries to pass himself off as Kirk, and Kirk as the crooked one. The result is a cross-country chase and various mix-ups that keep throwing Betty and Kirk together. Through a long series of events, the couple are thrown in jail while Wingate runs off with the papers. They escape and Betty gets the papers back and saves the day. Kirk and her father follow behind, and Betty is promoted to the company's manager. Kirk, meanwhile, convinces Betty that he should be her partner -- in more ways than one.