Johnny-On-The-Spot (1919)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |  
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This amusing Universal comedy starred Hale Hamilton and Louise Lovely. Wannabe writer Johnny Rutledge (Hamilton) lives in the same boarding house as aspiring author Anne Travers (Lovely). Although neither of them can sell a story to save their lives, they fall in love. Anne, who can barely make rent, has no idea that she has inherited a fortune and that a detective is trying to find her before the two months' time frame runs out. Johnny gives Anne his last few dollars and is evicted. He winds up joining a medicine show, helping a fake doctor sell a snake-oil concoction. One man who is aware of Anne's inheritance is Arthur Abington (Philo McCullough), who poses as a successful author named Cooley so that he can win her trust. He convinces Anne to marry him but luckily, Johnny arrives just in time and keeps the ceremony from happening. He and Anne end the film united.

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boarding-house, book, employment, inheritance, loot, writing