Sure Fire Flint (1922)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |  
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This is Johnny Hines' second starring feature -- the first was called Burn 'Em Up Barnes, so there seems to be a little theme going. As for the plot, The Film Daily, a trade paper of the era, said "Don't bother about it," and true, it is a bit of fluff. Basically it's just an excuse for Hines to display his fast-paced comic sense and perform some daring stunts. Hines' character, Sure Fire Flint, is born on the Fourth of July and has an independent nature. When he returns from the war, he can't seem to hold onto a job but he can't be kept down, either. He gets fired as a taxi driver and a waiter. Then he becomes a dance partner. Finally, because of his honesty, he lands work managing a factory run by James Reynolds (Robert Edeson). The boss' daughter June (Doris Kenyon) falls for him. When she discovers that a thief is planning to rob her father, she finds herself locked in a safe. Flint, however, comes to the rescue in a death-defying climax.



daughter, employment, lost, love, owner, plant [factory], return