About the film
A Poor Relation
Release Date: December 30, 1921
|Slogan||:||«You will laugh and cry and be stirred to the very depths of your heart»|
|Production Companies||:||Goldwyn Pictures Corporation|
|Director||:||Clarence G. Badger|
|Writers||:||Bernard McConville, Edward E. Kidder|
Slaving to perfect an invention, Noah Vale tries to keep two orphans--Rip and Patch--and himself by peddling books and is helped by Scallops, a girl who occasionally brings them food. He appeals to Fay, a wealthy relative, for help in marketing his invention and arouses the interest of Fay's pretty daughter. Sterrett, Fay's partner, steals the model but returns it when he discovers it to be worthless. Johnny Smith, Fay's secretary, is fired when he proposes to the boss's daughter; and visiting Vale's attic, he is comforted by his epigrams. Johnny takes them to a newspaper editor, and they are so successful that both Smith and Vale are hired. Vale decides to give up inventing for writing, and Johnny marries Miss Fay despite her father's opposition.