MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 124,637 this week

The Nickel-Hopper (1926)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 72 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Dance hall Romeos and an irresponsible father create comic complications in the life of a nickel-per-whirl taxi dancer.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 54 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 52 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Nickel-Hopper (1926)

The Nickel-Hopper (1926) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Nickel-Hopper.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Chef goes to collect food for the bridge workers' dinner.

Director: Stan Laurel
Stars: Oliver Hardy, Clyde Cook, Sally O'Neil
Suzanna (1923)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Walter McGrail
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Richard Wallace
Stars: Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon, Vivien Oakland
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Viola Richard
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur
Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe
Sugar Daddies (1927)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rich oil tycoon (Finlayson) awakens one morning, after a night of carousing, to be told that he was married the night before. His lawyer (Laurel) is called in to straighten things out when ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A con artist (Garvin) and a midget dressed as her infant son, are unmasked aboard a ship by a steward (Laurel.)

Directors: Fred Guiol, Hal Roach
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin
Mickey (1918)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

Directors: F. Richard Jones, James Young
Stars: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Wheeler Oakman
Duck Soup (1927)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Pursued by forest rangers who want to press them into fire-fighting duty, Stanley and Oliver hide in the home of a big-game hunter who has just left town. When they find out that the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James A. Marcus
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene.

Director: Fred Guiol
Stars: Theda Bara, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young man puts on the play "Romeo and Juliet" as a fundraiser, but has to keep a close eye on his dad, who's had several drinks too many, and a pesky cab driver who's determined to collect his fare.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy, Corliss Palmer
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ignoring her father's attempts to counsel her, a young woman races off to a sale at a store. Chased by a motorcycle policeman, she eventually wins him over with the help of a friendly ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott
Stars: Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy, Martha Sleeper
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Paddy, the Nickel Hopper
Michael Visaroff ...
Paddy's Father
Theodore von Eltz ...
Jimmy Jessop, Paddy's Rich Beau
Jimmy Anderson ...
Cop
Margaret Seddon ...
Paddy's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mildred Kornman ...
Edsel
Edit

Storyline

Dance hall Romeos and an irresponsible father create comic complications in the life of a nickel-per-whirl taxi dancer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charleston-Pigen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Neat Little Film for Mabel Normand
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mabel Normand was the darling of the teens, starring in scores of short films with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Marie Dressler. Of course she co-starred with Dressler and Chaplin in the first feature-length comedy, Tillie's Punctured Romance, in 1914.It was a smash hit.

In 1918, Normand had the biggest hit of her career as the star of Mickey. In the early 20s she was peripherally involved in a few scandals and her career dried up. Despite the superb film, The Extra Girl in 1923, Normand was basically washed up. She tried Broadway; she went to Europe.

In the mid 20s she tried for a comeback and this 1926 short film, The Nickel-Hopper, was an attempt to return to her comedic roots. She was also backed by some major talent.

She plays a taxi dancer at a nickel a dance and supports her family. The dance scenes, thought brief, are very funny as she is hauled around the dance floor by a number of ridiculous men (including Boris Karloff as a masher). At home her father is a deadbeat, and poor Mabel doesn't even have a boy friend.

There are several terrific bits in this 37-minute film, and Normand is very good. She had a great deadpan delivery and made great use of her large eyes. The lady knew comedy.

Oliver Hardy (at the drums), James Finlayson, Margaret Seddon, Gus Leonard, Theodore von Eltz, and Michael Visaroff co-star. Stan Laurel co-scripted.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Nickel-Hopper (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?