The Dollar-a-Year Man

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.

The Dollar-a-Year Man
Film still
Directed byJames Cruze
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written byWalter Woods (original story & scenario)
StarringFatty Arbuckle
CinematographyKarl Brown
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 3, 1921 (1921-04-03)
Running time
5 reels; 4,606 feet
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


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. 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. March 27, 1921. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
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