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Ring Up the Curtain (1919)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  27 April 1919 (USA)
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Stage hand Harold falls in love with the leading lady of a visiting theatrical troupe.

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The Stage Hand
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The Leading Lady
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Bud Jamison ...
An Actor
Noah Young ...
An Actor
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Edith Depew
Florence Depew
Billy Fay
William Gillespie
Oscar Larson
James Parrott
William Petterson
Emmy Wallace ...
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Dorothea Wolbert
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As a group of traveling players are about to arrive at the opera house where they have their next engagement, the manager of the house is in the process of venting his frustrations with his crew. Harold, one of the stage hands, takes a liking to one of the dancers, and he willingly helps her with her baggage - until he realizes that one of her props is a live snake, which causes turmoil when he allows it to get loose. Then, when the show begins, Harold ends up causing further disruptions. Written by Snow Leopard

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Do we care about these characters?
7 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A lot could be said about not caring about the characters in silent films like D.W. Griffith's short films as well as some of Chaplin's one or two reelers. In 'Ring up the Curtain', Lloyd plays a backstage hand in a vaudeville theatre alongside Bebe Daniels waiting to break into the big time. This scenario is sympathetic.


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