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The Boob (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 17 May 1926 (USA)
Idealistic farm boy Peter loves Amy whose fancy is urbane Harry. He discovers Harry is a rum runner and turns him over to prohibition agents, including Jane. May is at last impressed with ... See full summary »

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Amy (as Gertrude Olmsted)
George K. Arthur ...
Peter Good
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Jane - a Revenue Agent
Charles Murray ...
Cactus Jim
Tony D'Algy ...
Harry Benson (as Antonio D'Algy)
Hank Mann ...
The Village Soda Clerk
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Idealistic farm boy Peter loves Amy whose fancy is urbane Harry. He discovers Harry is a rum runner and turns him over to prohibition agents, including Jane. May is at last impressed with Peter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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You'll Laugh Right Out Loud!

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Comedy | Romance

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17 May 1926 (USA)  »

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Como se Faz um Herói  »

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The Book Lover's clubhouse (the speakeasy) is actually the set for the interior of the Hur palace from Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), with some minor redressing. See more »

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Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »

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Very nice MGM silent.
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently viewed this film on Turner and found it to be an extremely enjoyable silent comedy. I was originally only interested in seeing Joan Crawford at this early point in her career. I thought the story line, while rather absurd, allowed the various situational "jokes" to be accomplished neatly. Interestingly, I found nothing in the role of the young black actor which was racist, an oddity considering the age of this movie. Perhaps denying him any credit for his work was deemed sufficient punishment. It was apparent that some portion of the script was edited out, since nothing was ever developed regarding the other ladies' objections to the elderly woman's "relationship" with the George K. Arthur character. Ultimately, the main attraction of this film is its absolutely stunning photography, courtesy of the great William H. Daniels. With the exception of some interior scenes, this was filmed like a collection of beautifully composed 19th century still photographs. Incidentally, I agree with the earlier commenter who thought the hero should have dumped Amy.


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