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Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  15 April 1917 (USA)
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Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Bobby Vernon ...
Bobbie Knight a Fickle Hearted Youth
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Gloria Dawn - Bobby's Sweetheart
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Henry Black - Gloria's Rascally Guardian
May Emory ...
The Guardian's Sister
Blanche Phillips ...
Bobby's Mercenary Aunt
Charles Bennett ...
John Bennett - Executor
Teddy the Dog ...
Teddy
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Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian and his sister have been spending Bobbie's money, and they hope to have the sister marry Bobbie so that they can keep control over his money. Written by Snow Leopard

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Swanson Tied to the Railroad Tracks
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hilarious comedy short pits Gloria Swanson and Bobby Vernon against villainous Wallace Beery in this fast, funny, and historic comedy short.

Typical plot of Beery being the guardian of rich Gloria... He brings in his sister (May Emory) to lure away Bobby so he can knock off Gloria and inherit the estate. Seems like this 1917 delight is lampooning the already famous 1914 serial The Perils of Pauline, which starred Pearl White.

Several terrific set pieces with statuesque Emory hauling 5' 2" Vernon around a dance floor, Gloria carrying an umbrella out into a raging wind storm and falling in a mud puddle, and finally being tied to the railroad tracks (which Pearl White did not in her famous serial), only to be saved the Teddy The Dog! Just terrific and great fun. Swanson and Vernon have a ball making these comedy shorts even though La Swanson was soon to depart comedy for the drawing room comedy/dramas of Cecil B. DeMille.


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