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John A. Waldron (titles)
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15 June 1924 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Charlotte Mineau ... Mrs. Niblick Van Hoosit

Vernon Dent ... Mr. Niblick Van Hoosit
Leo Sulky ... Charley Elk - Actor

Andy Clyde ... Emil Raviola - Director
Sidney Smith ... Louis Tripod - Assistant Director (as Sid Smith)
Gordon Lewis ... Cameraman
Willie Hunter ... Willie Hunter - Golfer
George Von Elm ... George Von Elm - Golfer
Numa the Lion ... Numa
Cameo the Dog ... Cameo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Fox ... Minor Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Barney Hellum ... Spectator at Premiere (uncredited)
Elsie Tarron ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Edwards 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John A. Waldron  titles (as J.A. Waldron)

Produced by
Mack Sennett .... producer
Cinematography by
George Unholz 
William Williams 
Film Editing by
William Hornbeck 
Production Management
F. Richard Jones .... production supervisor
Special Effects by
Ernie Crockett .... special photography

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A Lionized Critic, 7 January 2015
Author: boblipton from New York City

When wealthy Charlotte Mineau premieres her film of her dancing with her friends and squirrels -- it's hard to tell the difference --, Sid Smith brings his lion along. The guests are nonplussed.

Mostly, it's about the lion. Sennett was mostly producing two-reelers at this point, so the version I looked at on Youtube may well be a cut-down. At this stage, Sennett was still producing comedy films for a lower-class audience. The images of upper class idiots getting their come-uppance was intended to please them. This was the year when Sennett began moving into middle class fare that would become the "Smith Family" series. For the moment, Harry Edwards' style of absurdity had become the Sennett house style.

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