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The Nut
Director: Theodore Reed (Dir)
Release Date:   6 Mar 1921
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Douglas Fairbanks (Charlie Jackson)  
    Marguerite De La Motte (Estrell Wynn)  
    William Lowery (Philip Feeney)  
    Gerald Pring (Gentleman George)  
    Morris Hughes (Pernelius Vanderbrook, Jr.)  
    Barbara La Marr (Claudine Dupree)  

Summary: Charlie Jackson, a Greenwich Village bachelor, is in love with his neighbor, Estrell Wynn, who has a theory that poor children can be made into proper citizens by being exposed periodically to homes of the wealthy. To aid her theory, he entertains rich patrons, but they leave in indignation at a premature fireworks explosion. After a number of wild adventures, Charlie rescues Estrell from rival Feeney, and with the aid of millionaire cub reporter Vanderbrook they are married. 

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.  
Distribution Company: United Artists  
Director: Theodore Reed (Dir)
Producer: Douglas Fairbanks (Prod)
Writer: William Parker (Scen)
  Lotta Woods (Scen)
  Kenneth Davenport (Story)
Photography: William McGann (Dir of photog)
  Harry Thorpe (Dir of photog)
Country: United States
Language: English

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures 3/3/1921 dd/mm/yyyy LP16229

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Comedy
Sub-Genre: Society
Subjects (Major): Bachelors
  New York City--Greenwich Village

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   19 Mar 1921.   
Variety   11 Mar 1921   p. 32.

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