Variety complained that the story line in Pathe's Get Rich Quick was "as old as the hills" -- and since this was in 1910, those hills were mighty old. It was all about an enterprising con artist who used a variety of disguises to accumulate a vast amount of wealth. Also brought into the proceedings was a "trick" room with false walls and sliding doors. Much of the film was shot out-of-doors, moving Variety to further complain that there was "too much scenery" (which sounds like the Austrian Emperor's complaint in Amadeus that Mozart's music had "too many notes"). Get Rich Quick was released on the same reel as the "actuality" film Hunting Sea Lions in Tasmania.
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