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Hold Still (1926)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  10 October 1926 (USA)
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The city editor refuses to give Anne a reporter's job. Two photographers have failed to get a picture of Senator Hangnail, and Anne is promised a job if she succeeds. She gets into the ... See full summary »

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Anne Cornwall ...
Anne
Jack Duffy ...
Senator Hangnail
William Blaisdell ...
The Editor (as Bill Blaisdell)
Jimmie Adams ...
Police Officer
James Harrison ...
Jimmie (as Jimmie Harrison)
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The city editor refuses to give Anne a reporter's job. Two photographers have failed to get a picture of Senator Hangnail, and Anne is promised a job if she succeeds. She gets into the senator's house and is suspected of being a mafia black-hand terrorist. Escaping that, she manages to snap several pictures but, when they are developed, she has photographed everything by the senator's face. The senator has hired a couple of bodyguards to protect him the the 'black-hand' woman, and takes them to eat at a café. She poses as a waitress and gets the picture. She is offered the job but her boyfriend, Jimmie, says he will have to get another girl to be his wife, and she turns down the job. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A nice little change of pace
19 November 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an unusual film for 1926, as the leading player in this silent comedy is a woman (Anne Cornwall). There weren't a lot of famous comediennes at this time and unfortunately Ms. Cornwall is all but forgotten. It's a shame as the film is clever and a nice change of pace.

Anne wants a job with the newspaper but the editor is tough as nails. Finally, after annoying him the guy agrees to give her a job if she can get a good picture of the Senator. Partly this is to get rid of her and partly this is out of disgust for his male employees who can't seem to get this right. Well, the men refuse to let the woman just take their jobs, so they phone the Senator and tell her the camera is really a bomb!! So, as she tries her best to snap a photo, he's scared to death and makes it all but impossible to capture him!

A decent plot-driven comedy--it's a must for fans of the genre, but others should enjoy it as well.


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