Ladder Jinx (1922)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although the Vitagraph studio had seen better days by 1922, it was still capable of putting out some entertaining films, such as this light comedy. Edward Everett Horton stars as Arthur Barnes, a bank clerk who is engaged to Helen (Margaret Landis), the daughter of the bank's president, James Wilbur (Wilbur Higby). When Barnes walks under a ladder, the superstitious Helen insists that he find it again and walk back under it to remove the "jinx." Barnes' attempts to get the ladder land him in a number of difficult situations. First, the police accuse him of using the ladder to rob a house. Barnes eludes the cops by dashing into the bank -- which is being robbed. The thieves flee just as Wilbur walks in, and Barnes, fearing even more trouble, runs away. He is finally caught, taken to court, and accused of the bank robbery. Things look bad until a witness shows up who actually saw the robbery and got the money back from the crooks. Barnes is freed and he and Helen are happily reunited.

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daughter, love, robbery, romance, superstition, trespassing