Bell Boy 13 (1923)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 44 min.  |  
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While this Douglas MacLean comedy was pleasant enough, it paled in comparison to his prior film, The Hottentot, which was released right before this one. Ellery Elrod (John Steppling) is fed up with his nephew, Harry (MacLean) -- he wants him to marry a rich spinster and get serious about business. But Harry is in love with an actress, Kitty Clyde (Margaret Loomis), whom Elrod also wants. The uncle finally disinherits Harry, and when Kitty finds out she refuses to marry him until he's gainfully employed. The only job Harry is able to land is as a bellboy for a posh hotel. Uncle Elrod finds out, and is so embarrassed that he's practically willing to buy the whole hotel in order to have his nephew discharged. But when Harry is fired, he rebels and gets his fellow workers to strike. All the hotel's employees walk off their jobs and Harry propses to end the strike only if he is allowed to marry Kitty with Elrod's blessings. Elrod is forced to give his consent and Harry and Kitty wed.

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actor, bellhop, elopement, escape, love, marriage, nephew, poverty, romance, uncle