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4 October 1926 (USA) See more »
Florenz Ziegfeld's KID BOOTS
A salesman is helped out of a jam with an angry customer by a wealthy playboy. In return, he agrees to help the playboy get a divorce from his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eddie Cantor ... Samuel (Kid) Boots

Clara Bow ... Clara McCoy

Billie Dove ... Eleanore Belmore
Lawrence Gray ... Tom Sterling
Natalie Kingston ... Carmen Mendoza
Malcolm Waite ... Big Boyle
William Worthington ... Eleanor's Father
Harry von Meter ... Eleanor's Lawyer (as Harry Van Meter)
Fred Esmelton ... Tom's Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aud Cruster ... Unknown Role (uncredited)
William Orlamond ... Tailor (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Physical Therapist (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
Writing credits
William Anthony McGuire (play) and
Otto A. Harbach (play)

Luther Reed (adaptation)

Tom Gibson (screenplay)

George Marion Jr. (titles)

Produced by
B.P. Schulberg .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
Music Department
Cheerful Willoughby .... musician
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter
Adolph Zukor .... presenter

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USA:77 min
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USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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A sound remake was announced by Paramount in 1930 to potentially star Jack Oakie, but it was eventually shelved.See more »


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Eddie Cantor Kicks Up Star Dust, 21 July 2010
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

Fired from his job in a tailor's shop, comic Eddie Cantor (as Samuel "Kid" Boots) becomes companion to handsome millionaire Lawrence Gray (as Thomas "Tom" Sterling). The men find work as golf instructor and caddy at a country club, while Mr. Gray waits for his divorce to become final. There, Mr. Cantor re-encounters pretty swimming instructor Clara Bow (as Clara McCoy), from the opening skit, which he played out with her burly boyfriend Malcolm Waite (as "Big" Boyle).

At the club, Cantor goes crazy for Ms. Bow while Gray romances beautiful Billie Dove (as Eleanor Belmore), the boss' daughter. Meanwhile, Gray's leggy wife Natalie Kingston (as Carmen Mendoza) checks into the room next to her husband, to cause trouble. She proceeds to "vamp" Cantor aside, in order to spend the night alone with Gray; if she is able to do this, their divorce won't become final, and she can partake of his inherited millions. Cantor must save Gray and win Bow.

This was a successful film debut for stage star Cantor, who might have joined Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd if this had been released a decade earlier. As a film, "Kid Boots" may not equal the best of those other comedians' works, but you can see Cantor had the silent stuff. Most impressive is the film's exciting end, which features a very impressive cliff-hanging sequence. This is pure cinema, but Cantor includes great stage bits, too. How he makes Bow jealous, and scenes with Mr. Waite are highlights.

******** Kid Boots (10/4/26) Frank Tuttle ~ Eddie Cantor, Clara Bow, Malcolm Waite, Lawrence Gray

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