Coincidence (1921)

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Billy Jenks (Robert Harron) is a small-town boy who comes to New York City to be a huge success. All he succeeds at doing, however, is landing a job as a cashier in a department store. He meets Phoebe Howard, a talented pianist who is working as a secretary (June Walker), and their romance interferes with their jobs so much that they are fired. Desperate for money, Billy wires his wealthy aunt in the West, asking her to send funds, but he finds out she is dead. All is not lost, though -- it turns out that she has left Billy 100 thousand dollars. The law firm handling her estate locates him through a strange coincidence, and gives him the inheritance. The money is stolen from him, and it takes a series of coincidences before he gets it back and marries Phoebe. This comedy was the last film made by the talented Robert Harron, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in September 1920 -- to this day, no one is sure whether his death was accidental or a suicide.



damsel-in-distress, inheritance, love, romance, vacation