Fool's Luck (1926)

Run Time - 15 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Comedian Lupino Lane made a good team with former star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who directed a number of his Educational features in the mid-'20s. Arbuckle's career was ruined by scandal in 1921, and his name became so notorious that he used the pseudonym of William Goodrich when he began directing comedies. Lane plays a lackadaisical young man who has been living in a luxurious hotel, thanks to his father's generous pocketbook. The father, however, puts a halt to the allowance on the eve of a dinner that his son is throwing for his bride-to-be (Virginia Vance). The hotel proprietor begins hounding him to pay his room bill and he decides to sneak out of the hotel -- which involves moving a piano out the window. With all his valuables finally loaded in a truck, he escapes. The truck driver, however, gets into a heated argument with Lane's trusted valet. No one's minding the wheel and it careens down a hill and collides with a train. Lane is given a hefty settlement by the claims agent -- a financial boon which puts him back in the money.