How Baxter Butted in (1925)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Henry Baxter (Matt Moore) is a dedicated newspaper clerk who longs to marry stenographer Beulah Dyer (Dorothy Devore) in this romantic comedy. Henry saves a little money each week to insure that someday the two lovers can be wed. When his brother dies, Henry takes another job to support his widowed sister-in-law (Adda Gleason), her two children (Turner Savage and Virginia Marshall) and a dog with 12 puppies. Henry is put under doctor's orders to rest when he suffers from exhaustion and dreams of being a hero. Newspaper boss R.S. Falk (Wilfred Lucas) discovers Henry's rival Higgins (Ward Crane) has taken credit for all of Henry's suggestions and plans a testimonial dinner to honor the recovering clerk. The party is interrupted when a fire breaks out at the sister-in-law's house, prompting Henry to become the hero once again.

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death, exhaustion, family-responsibilities, fire, hero, rescue, responsibility, rival, secretary, widow/widower