Bill Henry (1919)
"Four Treatments Will Make Him Ten Years Younger."
The story is a very slight one to hang five reels upon, but it is comedy
drama with the love element and the plot is cleverly developed by
several pathetic and a great many comedy situations which register.
Wholesome and entertaining.
Story by Lois Zellner.
Scenario by Julien Josephson.
Directed by Jerome Storm.
Photographed by Chester Lyons.
PRESS NOTICE -- STORY
"Bill Henry" is the title of the Ince-Paramount feature coming to the _____ theatre begining (sic) _____ with Charles Ray in the title role.
This is described as a delightful and typical Charles Ray comedy drama and Lois Zellner is the author.
The country boy starts selling electric vibrators without success for ten days and after losing his bicycle he becomes a clerk in the country hotel of his uncle in a small southern town nearby.
It was here that he met the girl from Iowa who came south to claim the
land willed to her by a distant relative. When she finds the land is
swampy and considered of no value she becoes heartbroken but our hero
wins enough money in a poker game to buy the land without her knowing
who the purchaser is.
For after Bill buys the land and the girl gets her $350.00 he finds that a certain company is after it and sells it for $1,400.00. When he places the money with the real estate agent with instructions to also give this additional money to the girl the agent craftily gives him a blank receipt for the money and afterwards claims that he never received the cash.
It is this situation that riles Bill and inspires in him the desire to
quare himself before the girl and his uncle. With the aid of his
electric vibrator as an instrument of torture he forces the villain to
confess and all ends happily.
-- Motion Picture News, August 30, 1919, p. 1862
with Charles Ray and Edith Roberts. Directed by Jerome Storm. Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount.
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