Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton.

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A country boy is leaving home for the city, offering promises of good behavior to his family. Finding city life difficult, it is not long before he makes an enemy of bad-tempered Bull Buckley. Unable to make peace, the young man has a series of altercations with Buckley before his antagonist is finally arrested. The boy then wanders into a café frequented by movie stars, and is soon offered a part filling in for Lloyd Hamilton, whom he closely resembles. But he soon finds out that movie life has its complications. Written by Snow Leopard

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Lloyd Hamilton, Himself: How would you like to play my part in a moving picture?
A Country Boy: No, sir, my folks wouldn't like it.
An Actress: How would you like to play my husband in a picture?
A Country Boy: Well, I'll try.
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Letdown
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Movies, The (1925)

** (out of 4)

Lloyd Hamilton plays a country boy who goes to NYC and gets mixed up with a hot-head before landing a spot in the movies as a stand-in. This film was made a couple years after Arbuckle's infamous rape/murder case so he was working under his fake name of William Goodrich. This film also served as a comeback for star Hamilton who had also been blacklisted over a stabbing incident, which he wasn't involved with but it still ruined his career. Hamilton was a big silent star but today he just comes off as a mix between Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. He had a couple funny bits here but nothing that would make me go out and search for more of his film.


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