The Great Night (1922)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Great Night hasn't an original moment in its entire 5 reels, but audiences went home satisfied anyway. William Russell plays Larry Gilmore, a carefree young man who must find a wife or lose an inheritance. To expedite matters, Gilmore's pals place an item in the newspapers about his upcoming legacy. Before long, Our Hero is besieged by hundreds of eligible females of all shapes, sizes and ages. Gilmore escapes the onslaught by disguising himself as a cop, a ruse which leads to even more misadventures. The plot of The Great Night has been utilized dozens of times, never more memorably than in Buster Keaton's Seven Chances and the Three Stooges' Brideless Groom.



capture, gangster, girl, inheritance, invasion, love, meeting, opportunity, secrets