The Idle Rich (1921)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Famed screenwriter June Mathis wrote the screenplay to this comedy from Kennett Harris's Saturday Evening Post story, "Junk." Sam Weatherbee (Bert Lytell) was born into money, and he seems to think his whole purpose in life is to spend it. But in the midst of a party he is throwing, the young millionaire receives word that his fortune is gone. The concept of working for a living is completely beyond him until he inherits his aunt's cottage in Los Angeles He goes West to discover that the place is loaded with junk, but he realizes that this supposedly worthless stuff may be of use to somebody. So he opens up a trading post in the front yard, which eventually develops into the West Coast Barter and Exchange Company. Weatherbee is once again in the money, and is able to win pretty Mattie Walling (Virginia Valli from his rival, Dillingham Coolidge (John Davidson).



business, fortune [wealth], friendship, girl