Too Much Business (1922)

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John Henry Jackson (Edward Everett Horton) is a businessman who is in love with his boss' secretary Myra Dalton (Ethel Grey Terry) in this light comedy. He convinces Myra to marry him after he promises to double his salary in a month. Amos Comby (Tully Marshall) fires John, who decides to go into the baby-sitting business for himself. The operation proves successful and Amos is approached with a generous financial offer to merge with another company. The catch is that John will be made general manager of the new company. Amos tries to win John back by making his baby-sitters go on strike as the children run wild. This is the film debut for Edward Everett Horton, who would continue his career for another 48 years until his death in 1970. Children who grew up in the 1960's remember his voice from "Fractured Fairy Tales" on the cartoon show Rocky and Bullwinkle.



business, child, doctor/nurse, employee, love, lure [tempt], manager, rampage, secretary, stipulation, striker, toddlers