The Man Who Had Everything (1920)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mark Bullway (Lionel Belmore) is frustrated with his lazy son, Harry (Jack Pickford), who is looking for nothing more than a good time. Bullway's secretary, Prue Winn (Priscilla Bonner), enables Harry by doing his work for him. When father and son are out for a drive, they almost run over Matt Sills, a blind man (Alec B. Francis). When Harry yells at Sills for his carelessness, he replies with, "May you always have everything you want." Bullway is intrigued by Sills' comment and meets with him regarding Harry. Sills affirms that if Harry gets everything he wants, it will help make a man of him. So Bullway makes sure his son gets all he ever wanted, even paying the mercenary Leonore Pennell (Shannon Day) for every day she can make Harry happy. Leonore lasts for about four days, then goes off with a man she really cares for. This helps to wake Harry up and he comes to the realization that he must earn the things he wants in life if he really wants to appreciate them. He promptly begins working in his father's factory and discovers true love with Prue.

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father, lessons, son