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The Boy Friend (I) (1928)

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Max, a bank clerk, gives his pretty daughter some money to buy shoes. At the shop she meets a handsome college student, who has holes in his socks. When she leaves the shop in anger, after ... See full summary »

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Max Davidson ...
Papa Davidson
Bill Elliott ...
Gordon Elliott (as Gordon Elliott)
Marion Byron ...
Marion Davidson
Edgar Kennedy ...
The Cop
Fay Holderness ...
Mama Davidson
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Max, a bank clerk, gives his pretty daughter some money to buy shoes. At the shop she meets a handsome college student, who has holes in his socks. When she leaves the shop in anger, after finding a hole in her stockings too, she forgets her newly bought scanties. The college student - with only one shoe - follows her and gives her them. Max sees them from afar, noticing the bare foot. When she invites her new friend home, her parents decide to behave crazy to scare him away - going so far to claim being Mr and Mrs Caesar, before realizing that the young man is his boss' son. But by then he has already fled home, chased by two people clad in old Roman clothes claiming not to be Mr and Mrs Caesar, and a confused daughter... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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10 November 1928 (USA)  »

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This short was screened at the Castro Theater in San Francisco for the 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, as part of a program entitled "Hal Roach: King of Comedy (1924-1929)" in 2007. See more »

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When Gordon is chasing Marion down the street, the Culver Hotel is clearly visible behind them. But then we cut to a reverse angle on Max, and the hotel is now behind him as well. See more »

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The 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, David Jeffers for SIFFblog.com
16 July 2007 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Saturday, July 14, 10:30 a. m., The Castro, San Francisco

Max Davidson reluctantly takes his pretty young daughter (played by Marion Byron) shopping, where she flirts with handsome Gorden Elliott, "…who had played football in college, and studied law in his spare time." They wait for the shoe salesman, and Byron laughs at the holes in his socks, running off when he reciprocates. Leaving her package on the floor, Elliott opens it to discover a pair of lace bloomers, which he waves as he chases her down the street! Somehow, she invites the young man to her home for dinner, and her parents decide he might run off if he thinks they are crazy. They do a sensational job convincing him, not surprisingly, until Max finds out Elliott is his Boss's son! Add to this a perpetually eating beat cop played by Edgar Kennedy, a footrace down the sidewalk to catch the boy, and a car wreck finale with mom and dad in the rumble seat wearing togas! Byron and Davidson also paired in the sensationally funny Roach short, Pass the Gravy (1928).


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