Business Before Honesty (1918)
“BUSINESS BEFORE HONESTY.
(Copyright 1918, L-KO Motion Picture Kompany.)
BABE HARDY is a professional blindman with a tin cup. Hisboy disguises himself as a lady and gathers in a few stray coins to aid hisdark bespectacled papa.
Willie Steal, a high-class society crook, seeing a beautifulautomobile, hands a “For Sale” sign on it, and nonchalantly awaits results. Maeand her daughter Helen, passing by, admire the car, and decide to purchase it,but only pay half of the money, telling Willie to call at their home for the balance.
On their homeward journey Mae and Helen encounter the poorblind man and his beautiful daughter “Nellie.” Mae is struck by the resemblanceof Nellie to her long lost sister and filled with compassion, asks “Nellie” andher father to live with her.
That night at Mae’s dinner table are Willie, Helen, thebeautiful Nellie and the blindman, who in some strange fashion always managesto take the largest portion of everything. Mae brings out a coal scuttle fullof gold from the safe with which to pay Willie. The guests gaze in amazementand each one carries his own little plot in his bosom. One by one they leavethe table to play with the safe. Willie goes after the money from one side,Eddie from the other, and the blind man is in the safe. A lively general mixup follows.
From The Moving Picture Weekly, August 17, 1918, page 30.
"BUSINESS BEFORE HONESTY"
it's an L-KO
that will help build a regular Comedy night each week if you handle your comedies like a shrewd showman. Book this one. Book all L-KO's. Get the crowds and the profits with all L-KO's.
BOOK THRU YOUR NEAREST UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE OR
From The Moving Picture Weekly, August 17, 1918, page 27.
with Harry Gribbon and Oliver Hardy. Directed by Charles Parrott (Charley Chase). L-KO / Universal.
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