I'll Get Him Yet (1919)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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The story to this farce comedy (one of several that starred Dorothy Gish with Elmer Clifton as director) was written by Harry Carr, who was an editorial writer at the Los Angles Times. Susy Farady Jones (Gish) is a rambunctious young lady, and her millionaire father, Bradford "Skinflint" Jones (George Fawcett), gives her a trolley line just to keep her out of trouble. Susy has a number of suitors, but the one she really loves is Scoop McCreedy, a newspaper reporter (Richard Barthelmess). When McCreedy tries to ask for Susy's hand, however, her father calls him a fortune hunter and kicks him out of the house. After that, McCreedy avoids Susy -- it's all in vain, however, as she proceeds to chase after him. Finally he agrees to marry her if she promises not to touch any of her father's money. She agrees, but doesn't bother telling him she already has a few million of her own as a result of the trolley line. The couple moves to a small town where McCreedy becomes editor for the local paper. Susy's trolley doesn't stop at the town, and a group of businessmen demand that this be changed. Two of the men are ex-suitors of Susy's and they arrive at her home with her lawyer. In a panic, Susy does everything she can to hide the men from her jealous husband. He eventually discovers that she's not hiding a lover, but a few million dollars -- but he begrudgingly forgives her money.

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fortune [wealth], husband, secrets, trolley, daughter, newspaper, reporter, father, manager, millionaire