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The Belle and the Bell Hop (1916)

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David Kelly, known as "Cricket," is bell hop at one of the large metropolitan hotels. Selden is the head clerk and the bane of "Cricket's" life. Mary McFee, the cigar counter girl, is the ... See full summary »

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Pat Rooney ...
David Kelly aka Cricket
Jay Belasco ...
Salden
H.M. Thurston ...
Bliss
Adele Farrington ...
Mary McFee
Orin Jackson ...
General Grouch (as Orin C. Jackson)
Marc Robbins ...
Colonel Souse
Hayward Mack ...
Jack Hewlitt
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David Kelly, known as "Cricket," is bell hop at one of the large metropolitan hotels. Selden is the head clerk and the bane of "Cricket's" life. Mary McFee, the cigar counter girl, is the idol of the bell hop's heart. Jack Hewlitt, a drummer, arrives at the hotel, and arouses the ire of "Cricket" because of his attentions to Mary. General Grouch, an old veteran, arrives and angrily orders the bell boys away when they try to take his luggage, but "Cricket" outwits him and takes charge of his baggage by force. In the days that pass "Cricket" does many kind services for the old man. He notes the growing interest between Mary and Jack with dismay and resolves to break off their interest in each other. The General's nephew is staying at the hotel and is quite a "rounder." The old man finally takes sick. He refuses to have a doctor and gets worse. "Cricket" sees the old man is in bad shape and one day he stops a doctor who is calling, and asks him what he charges for a visit. The medical ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 July 1916 (USA)  »

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