The Wall Street Whiz

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The Wall Street Whiz
The Wall Street Whiz (1925, lobby card 1).jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Jack Nelson
Written by James Bell Smith
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Film Booking Offices of America
Release date
  • September 29, 1925 (1925-09-29)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
  • Silent
  • English intertitles

The Wall Street Whiz, also known under the title The New Butler, is a 1925 American silent action film directed by Jack Nelson and starring Richard Talmadge, Marceline Day, and Lillian Langdon. [1] [2] The film was billed as, "A rip-roaring comedy action drama of Wall Street chuck full of thrilling and interesting situations from beginning to end."



As described in a review in a film magazine, [3] Richard Butler (Talmadge) is a snappy young society man who under cover operates in the stock market, being in reality the mysterious "Wall Street Whiz." In a cafe he has an encounter with crooks, the place is raided, and he seeks refuge in an automobile containing Mrs. McCooey (Langdon), a newly rich woman, and her daughter Peggy (Day). When he introduces himself as a Butler, the same job is offered him and he accepts. Eventually he saves the girl's father (Mason) from being ruined by a financial shark and wins the affections of the young woman, but not until after he has had a strenuous time to keep his true identity secret and a few more encounters with crooks, yeggs, etc.


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  1. Darby p. 341
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: The Wall Street Whiz at
  3. Sewell, Charles S. (November 7, 1925). "Through the Box Office Window: The Wall Street Whiz; Cyclone Scene Furnishes Punch Climax for Film Featuring Irene Rich and Clive Brook". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 77 (1): 61. Retrieved September 22, 2021.