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Long Pants (1927)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1927 (USA)
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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 »

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Harry Langdon ...
Harry Shelby
Gladys Brockwell ...
His Mother
Alan Roscoe ...
His Father (as Al Roscoe)
Priscilla Bonner ...
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Alma Bennett ...
His Downfall (Bebe Blair)
Betty Francisco ...
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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>

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Director Frank Capra's final film with Langdon. In his autobiography, Capra stated that after critics called Langdon "another Chaplin", Langdon tried to tell Capra how to do his job. After Capra confronted Langdon privately and dressed him down for his egotistical behavior, Langdon had Capra fired from his staff. See more »

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Long Pants, a great film
11 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I personally like Langdon's 'Long Pants' and feel that it is the best of the three films presented on Kino's 'The Forgotten Clown' disc. Contrary to some writers on the subject, I am inclined to believe that 'The Strong Man' is really the weak film. 'The Strong Man' begins poorly with an overlong scene of Langdon doing nearly nothing. 'Tramp Tramp Tramp' is a silly film with little substance, but it offers clean light-hearted entertainment. The relationship between Joan Crawford and Langdon should have been strengthened to bring out dramatic tension, and to make it connect with the final cyclone scene. 'Long Pants' is in several ways, a unique film. A boy caught up in his imagination gets his first pair of long pants. A rapid transformation occurs that delivers him from boyhood innocence into the actual world of his fantasies. With these new pants, he can't quite control himself, and soon thereafter, he meets up with a mysterious woman of questionable character who introduces the boy-man to the seedier parts of life. Langdon already has a finance, but she lacks the erotic nature the other possesses. But the pants do nothing more than to provide an allusion of manhood. As he allows himself to be seduced by the vixen flapper, his thoughts turn to doing away with his bride-to-be in a funny, yet slightly disturbing scene in the forest. But it's all in jest.


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