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Vintage original 8x10 in. US double-weight matte photograph from the teens silent film ambition-themed comedy, THE FOUR-FLUSHER, released in 1919 by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by Harry L. Franklin.


The image features an interior scene inside of an office as Lon Withers (Hale Hamilton) hands his boater hat to a handsome young office boy while other men work in the background. It is in very fine condition.


A "four-flusher" is a person who makes empty boasts or bluffs when holding a four flush. Four-flusher can also refer to a welcher, piker, or braggart.


*"The Four Flusher is a lost[1] 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Harry L. Franklin and starring Hale Hamilton and Ruth Stonehouse. It was produced and distributed by Metro Pictures."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Lon Withers, a bored clerk for an exporter, annoys his sweetheart, Suzanne Brooks, his employer's daughter, with his get-rich-quick schemes. To teach him a lesson, Suzanne has South American millionaire importer Señor Romez cable Lon that he will be arriving soon to look for an American representative. Lon attempts to bluff his way into Romez's good graces by entertaining him lavishly on the life savings he cajoles from bookkeeper Ford and by impressing Romez with his phony company, F. F., Inc., or Four Flusher, Inc., located in a ritzy hotel. After two weeks of spending at cabarets, boxing matches, and horse races, Lon is broke. When he convinces members of the hotel staff to contribute to his company, the hotel detective arrests him. Suzanne and Romez straighten things out, and Romez, impressed by Lon's hustling, hires him as his American representative, which leaves him and Suzanne happy."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



THE FOUR-FLUSHER (1919) US 8x10 Double-Weight Photograph 01

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