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14 July 1916 (USA) See more »
Hal, the rich and good-for-nothing son of a rich man, is thrown out by his father after another night out. He ends up in the West and living with a gold digger. He'll help him with his daughter and they all will become fond of each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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About as funny as David Brinkley See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Frank Borzage ... Hal
Jack Farrell ... Dekker

Ann Little ... Madge Keith (as Anna Little)
Dick La Reno ... Nugget Jim Keith

Directed by
Frank Borzage 
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Frank Borzage  scenario

Cinematography by
L. Guy Wilky 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Park Frame .... assistant director

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Also Known As:
"The Calibre of Man" - USA (alternative title)
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Featured in Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008) (V)See more »


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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
About as funny as David Brinkley, 5 December 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The above remark is not a slam against Mr. Brinkley. He was a fine news reporter but he just isn't a name one associates with comedy--that is why I made the comparison. If you'd like, substitute your own unfunny name instead (such as Queen Elizabeth, C. Everett Koop or George Wallace (the Governor, not the comedian)).

I recently have rented several DVDs from Netflix that fall under the title "Old Time Comedy Classics". I know they have at least eight DVDs, as this is volume 8. The previous DVDs were earlier issues and were a good bit funnier than those in volume 8, though I still haven't been all that impressed with any of the entries. It seems that these are all lesser-known silent comedies and I can easily see why they aren't as well known--most just aren't that funny.

Of all the films in this installment, HUGGET JIM'S PARDNER is the least far. In fact, the film seems to have no intention of being funny and I just assume by volume 8 they ran out of comedies and just shoved in any old film they could find.

The film is about Nugget Jim and his young partner. Jim treats the partner pretty badly until eventually the partner fights back and stands up to the jerk. Wow....this is about as good as it gets. No laughs, no suspense and no particular reason to watch it.

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