Money to Burn (1922)

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This romantic comedy was an atypical vehicle for William Russell, who was more comfortable in action films. When it comes to finance, Lucky Garrity (Russell) lives up to his name. After making a fortune on Wall Street, he yearns for a quieter life and buys a country estate on Long Island. But the previous owner, Countess Vecchi (Sylvia Breamer), has not yet vacated, and her loyal servants try to scare Garrity away. Garrity winds up asking the Countess to remain as his guest, and the pair begin to fall in love. But the Countess is wary of him because she is already married to a worthless Count ( $Otto Matieson), and because she is convinced that Garrity's plays on Wall Street are the mark of a gambling addict. Garrity swears to stay away from the market, but then his friend, Ted Powell (Hallam Cooley), shows up and insists that Garrity needs to take care of business in the city. Garrity refuses, but when the Countess discovers that he risks losing his fortune if he stays, she urges him to go. Garrity saves his fortune, and the Count conveniently dies, enabling him to marry the Countess.



con/scam, granddaughter, haunted, millionaire, money, stockbroker