Rolling Home (1926)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The felicitous star-director combination of Reginald Denny and William A. Seiter served up another moneyspinner for Universal with Rolling Home. Denny plays young businessman Nat Alden, who is fired from his job when one too many of his surefire business schemes fizzles. He is given a lift home by his old pal Dan (Ben Hendricks Jr.), who happens to be the chauffeur of Nat's ex-boss Grubell (E. J. Ratcliffe). When his neighbors see Nat alighting from Grubell's Rolls-Royce, they naturally assume that our hero is a huge success. Thanks to this surge of public confidence, Nat is able to float one more business deal, which turns out to be a financial bonanza for all concerned. As an added fillip, he wins the love of local beauty Phyllis (Marion Nixon) -- but only after convincing the down-to-earth heroine that he's not a millionaire! Incidentally, both of Denny's leading ladies during his Universal period, Laura LaPlante and Marion Nixon, became the wives of director Seiter (though not, of course, at the same time).

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business, chauffeur, courage, desperation, employee, home, humiliation, millionaire, power-company, promoter, Rolls-Royce, stars [celebrities], success