It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
Babe Dugan ( "Babe" (George Herman) Ruth ), star player of the Angel baseball team, chews tobacco and gets his uniform dirtier than any other player. Vernie ( Anna Q. Nilsson ), the laundress who cleans his uniform every week, becomes concerned over his untidiness; Babe calls to apologize for unintentionally striking her with a ball during a game; and his pal, Peewee, falls in love with Vernie's friend, Georgia ( Ethel Shannon ). On an outing to an amusement park, a roller coaster throws Vernie into Babe's arms; soon they are engaged, and Vernie plans to reform him. Scores of tobacco cubes and spittoons are pre-wedding gifts, and they precipitate a lovers' quarrel. But Babe takes the reform idea seriously, though his game slumps and he is put on the bench. At a crucial moment, Vernie relents and throws him a plug of tobacco; and consequently he delivers a four-base blow.
This 1927 comedy was based from the short story "Said with Soap" by Gerald Beaumont, produced by First National Pictures, starring Babe Ruth, Anna Q. Nilsson, along with Louise Fazenda and Ethel Shannon. The film was released in the short-lived Vocafilm sound-on-film process, presumably a music and effects soundtrack but no dialogue. Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
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