Business of Love (1925)

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This light comedy had apparently been shelved for quite a while before it was released in 1926. The name of Edward Everett Horton was starting to draw attention at the box office, which is probably the only reason that this mediocre film saw the light of day. As a lawyer, Edward Burgess (Horton) is a complete failure, and his uncle berates him because of it. Burgess becomes determined to make a man of himself, and he has his opportunity when he meets Martin Block, an old inventor (James Kelly). Block has signed a contract with a shyster lawyer, Scarborough, for a phonograph amplifier that he has invented. The agreement is totally unfair to him -- Scarborough gets the exclusive rights and Block receives less than the cost to manufacture the gadget. Burgess helps Block by going into business with him, but Scarborough does everything he can to ruin them both. In the end, the uncle comes to the rescue and Burgess wins the hand of the girl, Barbara Richmond (Barbara Bedford), who has little to do with the plot.