Nobody's Money (1923)

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Jack Holt stands out in this adaptation of the William LeBaron stage hit. A pair of con artists have published a book under the fictitious name of Robert Douglas. Now the IRS, the publisher, and various other organizations are after them and they must somehow come up with a "Robert Douglas." They find him in John Webster (Holt), a supposed literary agent, who has arrived in town with his assistant (and former safecracker) Eddie Maloney (Harry Depp). He takes the identity of Douglas, but when he discovers the motives of the men who hired him, he turns the tables on them. In addition, he gets involved with the campaign for governor, and helps the incumbent, Kendall (Charles Clary), to be re-elected. With Maloney's aid, he uncovers a fraudulent scheme that the manager of a lumber company was using against Kendall -- which was Webster's real purpose all along. In the midst of all this activity, he also manages to win the hand of Kendall's pretty daughter, Grace (Wanda Hawley).

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agent [representative], book, camp, daughter, election, father, governor, loot, love, lumber, manager, owner, re-election