The Dollar-a-Year Man
|The Dollar-a-Year Man|
|Directed by||James Cruze|
|Written by||Walter Woods (original story & scenario)|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|5 reels; 4,606 feet|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Dollar-a-Year Man is a 1921 American comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.
Based upon a summary in a film publication, Franklin Pinney (Arbuckle) is a member of the Yacht Club which is hosting a Prince at a dinner. Fearing that Franklin, who is not a blue blooded member, will commit some indiscretion, the members plan to have Kate Connelly (Greenwood), the club detective, lure him to a haunted house until after the ceremony. Tipson Blair (Dumont) has plans to kidnap the Prince and keep him prisoner at the haunted house. Kate gets Franklin to the haunted house, but a fight breaks out with the gang that is waiting for the Prince. Meanwhile, the Prince is playing hooky from the dinner and is out driving around with Peggy Bruce (Lee), whom Franklin loves. Out of curiosity they stop by the haunted house in time for the fight between Franklin and the gang. Members of the royal party arrive to save the Prince, and Franklin as the hero of the fight wins Peggy.
- Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle as Franklin Pinney
- Lila Lee as Peggy Bruce
- Winifred Greenwood as Kate Connelly
- J.M. Dumont as Tipson Blair
- A. Edward Sutherland as The Prince (as Edward Sutherland)
- Edwin Stevens as Colonel Bruce
- Henry Johnson as General Oberano
- ^ a b The Progressive Silent Film List: The Dollar a Year Man on silentera.com
- ^ "The Dollar-a-Year Man: They Don't Make "Fatty" Work Hard Enough in This". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 15 (82): 17. March 27, 1921. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
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