Ladies to Board (1924)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Right away, the title to this comedy-drama indicates that it's not the usual Tom Mix picture, although it does have its beginnings in the West. While traveling through the prarie, an elderly and cantankerous lady loses control of her car. One of the locals, Tom Faxton (Mix), comes to her rescue. He receives the full impact of the woman's gratitude a few years later when she dies and bequeaths him a rest home for elderly ladies. Faxton heads East with his pal, Bunk McGinnis (Pee Wee Holmes), where he becomes very popular with the home's residents. He also becomes pretty popular with one of the nurses, Edith Oliver (Gertrude Olmstead). One of the ladies, Mrs. Carmichael (Gertrude Claire), is sorely neglected by her artist son, Evan (Philo McCullough). Faxton uses force to make Evan do right by his mother, and then sweeps Edith off her feet, right to the altar. McGinnis, meanwhile finds romance with the housekeeper.

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car-crash, elderly, housekeeper, inheritance, nurse, retirement-home, son