Son of Wallingford (1921)

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This picture -- based on the Wallingford stories by George Randolph Chester and his wife -- was a sequel to Get-Rich-Quick Wallingord. J. Rufus, or "Get-Rich-Quick" Wallingford (Wilfrid North) is a notorious scammer and con artist, and his son Jimmy (Tom Gallery) doesn't want to follow in his footsteps. So when Jimmy and his pal, Edward "Toad" Jessup (Antrim Short) come across an oil well project, they think they have an honest means of becoming rich. But then "Get-Rich" comes to town with his partner-in-crime, Blackie Daw (George Webb) to create a false building boom. Jimmy is further embarrassed when his father discovers his plans for the oil well and tries to help by "sweetening" the well. The townspeople catch onto the scheme, but then the well really starts gushing oil, and the Wallingfords are vindicated. Jimmy and his father make up with the help of pretty Mary Curtis (Priscilla Bonner). The Chesters also directed this comedy-melodrama.