The Dollar-a-Year Man

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The Dollar-a-Year Man
The Dollar-a-Year Man 1921.jpg
Film still
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Walter Woods (original story & scenario)
Starring Fatty Arbuckle
Cinematography Karl Brown
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • April 3, 1921 (1921-04-03)
Running time
5 reels; 4,606 feet
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Dollar-a-Year Man is a 1921 American comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle.[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.


Based upon a summary in a film publication,[2] Franklin Pinney (Arbuckle) is a member of the Yacht Club which is hosting a Prince at a dinner. Fearing that Franklin, who is not a blue blooded member, will commit some indiscretion, the members plan to have Kate Connelly (Greenwood), the club detective, lure him to a haunted house until after the ceremony. Tipson Blair (Dumont) has plans to kidnap the Prince and keep him prisoner at the haunted house. Kate gets Franklin to the haunted house, but a fight breaks out with the gang that is waiting for the Prince. Meanwhile, the Prince is playing hooky from the dinner and is out driving around with Peggy Bruce (Lee), whom Franklin loves. Out of curiosity they stop by the haunted house in time for the fight between Franklin and the gang. Members of the royal party arrive to save the Prince, and Franklin as the hero of the fight wins Peggy.


See also


  1. ^ a b The Progressive Silent Film List: The Dollar a Year Man on
  2. ^ "The Dollar-a-Year Man: They Don't Make "Fatty" Work Hard Enough in This". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 15 (82): 17. Mar 27, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-18.

External links

  • The Dollar-a-Year Man on IMDb
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