It Pays to Advertise (1919)

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Like many films of its era, It Pays to Advertise was based on a Broadway stage play. It showcased the talents of Bryant Washburn, a breezy, cheerful actor who never quite got what he deserved in pictures. Here he is Rodney Martin, the son of a soap magnate (Frank Currier). After realizing the fortune he's spent on his son's college education, Mr. Martin encourages the brash and callow Rodney to get to work. Encouraged by the love of a girl (Lois Wilson), and helped out by press-agent Ambrose Peale (Walter Hiers), Rodney does eventually make good. The film was remade once, in 1931.

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college, fortune [wealth], love, magnate, press-agent, romance, son