Brown Derby (1926)

Run Time - 63 min.  |  
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Likable Johnny Hines stars in this lively comedy. Plumber Tommy Burke (Hines) is getting nowhere in life until he receives an inheritance from a rich uncle. All it is is a brown derby, but supposedly the hat is charmed and brings luck to the wearer. Tommy's life takes quite a turn when he goes to do some work at the estate of heiress Edith Worthing (Diana Kane). The butler introduces him as "a plumber," and since Edith is expecting her long-lost uncle, A. Plummer, to arrive, a situation of mistaken identity is clearly in the offing. Since Tommy has long admired Edith from afar, he's thrilled to win so much of her time. Her no-good sweetheart is not so thrilled and he sets out to prove the Tommy is an impostor. Tommy comes out on top, however, winning Edith away from her suitor and helping Betty Caldwell (Ruth Dwyer) and Frank Boyle (Harold Foshay) elope in the bargain.

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hat, inheritance, luck, plumber, romance, self-confidence, success, superstition, uncle