Six Cylinder Love (1923)

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This comedy was based on the stage success by William Anthony McGuire and features several of the actors who appeared in it on Broadway, including Ernest Truex in the starring role. After buying a car, Richard Burton (Donald Meek) finds that his wife and daughter have become unreasonably extravagant, and is surrounded by sponging friends. So he sells the ill-starred vehicle to his newlywed neighbors, Gilbert and Marilyn Sterling (Truex and Florence Eldridge). Soon surrounded by the same bunch of moochers, Marilyn becomes a spendthrift. It gets so bad that Gilbert resorts to stealing money from his employer. Although Gilbert eventually comes to his senses and gets rid of his so-called friends, he still loses his job. The Sterlings are forced to sell their home in the suburbs and move into a tiny flat. When Gilbert sells his car to the janitor, he is able to finish paying his boss back and he is restored to his former job. Fox held onto the rights to this story and remade it as a talkie in 1931.

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car, happiness