Fools and Riches (1923)

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Herbert Rawlinson is Jimmy Dorgan, the spendthrift son of a wealthy man. John "Pick-Handle" Dorgan (Tully Marshall) earned his fortune through hard work. He's incredulous when Jimmy flips a 20-dollar gold piece, loses a car and 5,000 dollars, and then doesn't even pick the coin up off the ground. The old man takes the gold piece and buries it in the country along with a will giving his son half the estate. But when Dorgan dies, the only will Jimmy can find leaves him a paltry 5,000 dollars. Before he is able to find the real will, he is swindled out of what he does have and finally learns the real value of money. He also wins the hand of Dorgan's pretty little ward, Nellie Blye (Katherine Perry).

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father, inheritance, love, riches-to-rags, son, waiter, wealth