Night Work (1930)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Family Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this heartwarming drama, an amiable department store worker gets more than he bargained for when he accidentally slips a $10 tip he'd received into the hands of a nurse looking for donations to an orphanage on the way to the bank. By doing this, he unwittingly committed himself to supporting one of the orphans. As he rather likes the nurse, and his new boy, he takes on another job to fulfill his obligation. He finds himself quite happy with the situation until a wealthy man steps forward claims that he believes the boy is his grandson. He promptly adopts the lad. The distraught clerk then plots to kidnap the youth to get him back. Instead he proves that the boy is not related to the millionaire and regains custody. Then to make it all official, he proposes to the nurse, she accepts and a happy family is born.

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family, adoption, child, child-support, claim, custody, custody-battle, department-store, generosity, grandson, hostage, kidnapping, love, orphan, patron, romance, scheme, stars [celebrities]