~It's A Great Life~
1920
~Plot Synopsis~
Stoddard and the Wop are the terrors of Pomptonvale prep school. One night, while eating in a
restaurant, the Wop finds a pearl embedded in an oyster, which sparks visions of a trip to the
Solomon Islands where treasures in the shape of pearls await them. Before they can embark upon
their adventure, Stoddard succumbs to the charms of Eloise Randall, the schoolmaster's daughter.
Attempting to find another pearl to present his new love, Stoddard consumes enough oysters to send
him to the school infirmary. Several days later, his old sweetheart, Lucille Graham, pays Stoddard a
visit in the hospital and Stoddard decides to remain in Pomptonvale, thus dispelling all dreams of a
pearl empire.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Written by:
Edward T. Lowe Jr. - scenario

Based on the short story "Empire Builders" by Mary Roberts Rinehart in
The Saturday Evening Post (20 May 1916).
~Cast~

Cullen Landis ...  Stoddard
Molly Malone ...  Eloise Randall
Clara Horton ...  Lucille Graham
Howard Ralston ...  The Wop
Otto Hoffman ...  Professor Mozier
Thomas Persse ...  Professor Randall
Ralph Bushman ...  Big Graham
E.J. Mack ...  Small
John Lynch ...  Watchman
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Eminent Authors Pictures Inc.

Distribution Company: Goldwyn Distributing Company

Cinematography by: John J. Mescall

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: August 29, 1920