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Twinkletoes (1926)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  28 November 1926 (USA)
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"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Twink 'Twinkletoes' Minasi
Kenneth Harlan ...
Chuck Lightfoot
Dad Minasi
Gladys Brockwell ...
Cissie Lightfoot
Lucien Littlefield ...
John Kolb ...
Bill Carsides (as John Philip Kolb)
Julanne Johnston ...
William McDonald ...
Police Inspector Territon
Dorothy Vernon ...
Ned Sparks ...
Dick Sutherland ...
Carl Stockdale ...
Aggie Herring ...
Harold Lockwood ...


"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid falling in love with Chuck, whose wife, Cissie, is a drunken harridan and more than a little bit spiteful. Meanwhile, Twink has secured a job in a singing-dancing act in a Limehouse theater, under the auspices of Roseleaf, who has more than just a protective interest in the girl. The jealous Cissie discovers that Twink's sign-painting father also has a night job as a burglar, and she turns him into the police. While a big success dancing on the stage, the arrest of her father has left her somewhat down in the dumps, and she decides to toss herself into the Thames. Possibly, the now-free Chuck, since Cissie has been killed in an accident, might come along and rescue her. Written by Les Adams <>

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The Golden-Headed Little Lover of Limehouse, Who Will Dance Her Way Into Your Heart! (original poster) See more »


Crime | Drama | Romance






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28 November 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pequena do Bairro  »

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1.33 : 1
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Limehouse Hoer
24 May 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In the seedy Limehouse district of London, Colleen Moore (as Twinkletoes) rushes to bust up a major street brawl, with her comedic ballet routine. Ms. Moore's charming dance, with musical assist from father Tully Marshall (as Dad Minasi), soothes the savagery. Ironically, Moore falls in love with the man in the center of the conflict, professional boxer Kenneth Harlan (as Chuck Lightfoot). Mr. Harlan is also enchanted with Moore; however, he is already married to boozy, shrewish Gladys Brockwell (as Cissie).

This film was released in late 1926, around the time Colleen Moore was determined to be the year's #1 US Box Office Star, by Quigley Publications (currently recognized as the industry standard). So, Moore is justified in production and characterization resembling Lillian Gish or Mary Pickford; she had reached a equalizing level. "Twinkletoes" is an enjoyable feature, although it falls short of the poetic standard it is so obviously straining to achieve.

****** Twinkletoes (11/28/26) Charles Brabin ~ Colleen Moore, Kenneth Harlan, Tully Marshall, Gladys Brockwell

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