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Feet First (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  8 November 1930 (USA)
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Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Harold Horne
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Barbara
Robert McWade ...
John Quincy Tanner
Lillian Leighton ...
Mrs. Tanner (as Lillianne Leighton)
Henry Hall ...
Mr. Endicott
Noah Young ...
Sailor
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Mr. Carson - Old-timer (as Alec Francis)
Arthur Housman ...
Drunken Clubman
Willie Best ...
Janitor (as Sleep 'n' Eat)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Finlayson ...
Painter
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Storyline

Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and later on a ship. Trying to deliver a letter, he later finds himself dangling high above the street on a building's scaffolding. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Comedy

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Release Date:

8 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ashi ga daiichi  »

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Budget:

$647,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The float plane shown picking up the mail is a 1926 Savoia. Savoia-Marchetti, American Aero: American Aeronautical Co, Port Washington NY. Savoia planes were more often called American Marchetti to disguise their Italian origin of design although they were built in the US under license. It was equipped with a 90hp Kinner K-5. Wing span: 34'1" Length: 25'0" Load: 699 lbs. v: 86/75/40 range: 290 miles/ceiling: 7000'. Cost: $7,375 with starter and navigation lights. NC378N was one of only 25 built in this configuration. See more »

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Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Well below his best
17 April 2009 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

A mild mannered young man, working at the bottom rung of a shoe shop, falls for a high society girl and tries to reinvent himself. Lloyd's second talkie is really divided into three sections; working and meeting the girl, unwittingly traveling on a cruise ship, and then hanging onto a high rise building for his life. However, it's well below the standard of the best of Harold's silents (like the lovely "The Kid Brother"). The film does get better as it goes (the ship and building sections do become reasonably entertaining, if nothing else), but it's rarely very funny, and one can't help but think it would have worked better as a silent.


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