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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)
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Peter Good
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Jane - a Revenue Agent
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Cactus Jim
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Harry Benson (as Antonio D'Algy)
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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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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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Referenced in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) See more »

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Joan's Not the Star But It's Still OK
5 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Boob is a charming silent comedy about a farm boy named Peter Good (George K. Arthur) who is in love with a girl named Amy (Gertrude Olmstead). Amy, as is so often the case, doesn't like Peter back. So, to prove himself to Amy, Peter dresses up like a cowboy and goes after bootleggers. Wait...what? Yeah, it's a little dumb plotwise but it's cute and funny. Nice performances from Arthur and Charles Murray as Cactus Jim. Contrary to the way the film is advertised on TCM as well as the DVD cover, it is not a starring vehicle for Joan Crawford. Joan has a small part as a revenue agent (!). This is also an early William Wellman film before he made it big with "Wings."


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