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Going the Limit (1926 film)

Going the Limit
Directed byChester Withey
Written byArthur Ebenhack
Produced byJoseph P. Kennedy
StarringGeorge O'Hara
Sally Long
Brooks Benedict
CinematographyAndré Barlatier
Robertson-Cole Pictures Corporation
Distributed byFilm Booking Offices of America
Ideal Films (UK)
Release date
  • September 12, 1926 (1926-09-12)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Going the Limit is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Chester Withey and starring George O'Hara, Sally Long and Brooks Benedict.[1][2] It is loosely inspired by the plot of George Barr McCutcheon's Brewster's Millions, also featuring a central character who is trying to lose money.



Gordon Emery hopes to marry the wealthy Estelle Summers but is ashamed of his own lack of money. He then hears that he is the sole heir of a fortune of two million dollars from his uncle. Estelle refuses to marry him, however, unless he loses all of it. Convinced that the best way to do this will be to get arrested and compel his uncle to disinherit him, he tries a to get arrested in a variety of ways but keeps failing to do so and is even commended for preventing a bank robbery.




  1. ^ Munden p.300
  2. ^ Connelly p.354


  • Connelly, Robert B. The Silents: Silent Feature Films, 1910-36, Volume 40, Issue 2. December Press, 1998.
  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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