The Potters


1h 14m 1927

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 31, 1927
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 15 Jan 1927
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Potters; an American Comedy by Joseph Patrick McEvoy (Chicago, 1923).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,680ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Pa Potter works as a lowly office stenographer but fancies himself a financial wizard. Pa robs the family piggy bank behind the back of his muzzling mate, Ma Potter, and sinks the family's savings cache of $4,000 into some oil stock on the say of "entrepreneurs" Rankin and Eagle, who throw in a fifth share as a bonus. Pa passes the gift on to daughter Minnie for her birthday and settles down to some extraordinary computation, anticipating an income of $20,000 a day from his shrewd investment. Ma gets wind of her spouse's wiggling and orders him to the oil fields to regain the loot. Pa's pullman is uncoupled from the locomotive, however, and he awakes the next morning to find himself still in New York. Rankin receives a wire indicating a strike, and Pa sells back the stock, netting himself a thousand extra in the bargain, but Ma and Bill, having heard of the gusher, are crestfallen. The two camps soon switch their moods, however, when it is discovered that the oil is on Minnie's land after all.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 31, 1927
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 15 Jan 1927
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Potters; an American Comedy by Joseph Patrick McEvoy (Chicago, 1923).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,680ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.