Rags to Riches (1922 film)

Rags to Riches is a 1922 American silent comedy film directed by Wallace Worsley and written by Walter DeLeon and William Nigh. The film stars Wesley Barry, Niles Welch, Ruth Renick, Russell Simpson, Minna Redman, and Richard Tucker. The film was released by Warner Bros. on September 24, 1922.[2][3][4]

Rags to Riches
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Directed byWallace Worsley
Produced byHarry Rapf
Screenplay byWalter DeLeon
William Nigh
Story byGrace Miller White
StarringWesley Barry
Niles Welch
Ruth Renick
Russell Simpson
Minna Redman
Richard Tucker
Edited byClarence Kolster
Harry Rapf Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • September 24, 1922 (1922-09-24)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Box office$447,000[1]


Marmaduke Clyde, a wealthy boy in search of adventure, leaves home to join a gang of crooks. He and Dumbbell strike out by themselves and find work on a farm. Dumbbell falls in love with Mary Wilde, but they incur the wrath of the Purist's League delegation, the sheriff, the Clarkes, detectives hired by Mr Clarke, and the gang of crooks intent on kidnapping Marmaduke, Dumbbell, and Mary all meet up together, Dumbbell reveals himself to be Ralph Connor, Secret Service agent, and turns the gang over to the sheriff.


Box Office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $418,000 domestically and $29,000 foreign.[1]


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 1 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "Rags to Riches (1922) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  3. Dan Pavlides. "Rags to Riches (1922) - Wallace Worsley, Sr". AllMovie. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. "Rags to Riches". Catalog.afi.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
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