Harry Shelby has been kept in knee pants for years by his overprotective parents, but the day finally comes when Harry is given his first pair of long pants. Almost immediately, he is ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three men join forces to raise an adopted son.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ben Lyon, George Sidney
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Shirley Mason, William Collier Jr., Johnnie Walker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Helene Chadwick, Margaret Livingston
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Viola Dana, Ralph Graves, Burr McIntosh
Flight (1929)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jack Holt, Lila Lee, Ralph Graves
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Mitchell Lewis, Alice Day, Margaret Livingston
Forbidden (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy
Broadway Bill (1934)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Ricardo Cortez
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards
Stars: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Gladys Brockwell ...
His Mother
Alan Roscoe ...
His Father (as Al Roscoe)
Priscilla Bonner ...
His Bride (Priscilla)
Alma Bennett ...
His Downfall (Bebe Blair)
Betty Francisco ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Tryon ...
Glen Tryon
Edit

Storyline

Harry Shelby has been kept in knee pants for years by his overprotective parents, but the day finally comes when Harry is given his first pair of long pants. Almost immediately, he is expected to marry his childhood sweetheart Priscilla... but instead, Harry's first heady whiff of manhood has got him panting after Bebe, a "fast" woman from the big city. Mistakenly thinking that Bebe fancies him too, Harry risks everything to help her out when she lands in jail, only to end up in hot water himself. Through it all, sweet Priscilla waits for her man to come to his senses. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

26 March 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calças Compridas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Ann Christy. See more »

Connections

References Blood and Sand (1922) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Harry Langdon, ahead of his time
2 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By the time silent comedian Harry Langdon made his third feature the strain behind the camera was beginning to show on screen: the storyline was more contrived; the gags more forced; and the premise even thinner than usual for a silent comedy. What's left to give the film any distinction is the compelling perversity of Langdon's character: an immature, innocent small town boy more than willing to be corrupted by an alluring big city siren.

As always Langdon's comic style was a curious mix of adolescent longings, adult responsibilities, and almost infantile facial tics and gestures, all of which worked best when the camera simply stood back and watched him improvise. This may not have involved anything more than an occasional, tentative change of posture or expression, and the process was so intuitive not even Langdon could define it. He later fell out with Frank Capra and tried to direct himself, with disastrous results, the worst (in the long run) being the sad fact that a unique and once unforgettable talent is today all but forgotten.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Video clips jamerson5
Discuss Long Pants (1927) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?