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Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bobby Vernon ... Bobbie Knight - A Fickle Hearted Youth
Gloria Swanson ... Gloria Dawn - Bobby's Sweetheart
Wallace Beery ... Henry Black - Gloria's Rascally Guardian
May Emory May Emory ... The Guardian's Sister
Blanche Phillips Blanche Phillips ... Bobby's Mercenary Aunt
Charles Bennett Charles Bennett ... John Bennett - Executor
Teddy the Dog Teddy the Dog ... Teddy
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Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian and his sister have been spending Bobbie's money, and they hope to have the sister marry Bobbie so that they can keep control over his money. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тедди на полной скорости See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Title Card: Henry Black, Gloria's Crooked Guardian - He also has charge of Bobbie's estate, with which he is secretly feathering his own nest.
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Teddy to the rescue
22 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Many years ago both Gloria Swanson and Wallace Beery started their careers in short subjects like this one they did for Mack Sennett. At the time they did Teddy At The Throttle they were married, but that didn't last much longer than this Mack Sennett short.

Gloria is an innocent young heiress and her guardian is the grasping and greedy Beery who also has control of the fortune that young Bobby Vernon is coming into. He must prevent the two from marrying lest Vernon discover that Beery has been living off his inheritance.

His efforts foiled Beery in the true Snidely Whiplash tradition ties Gloria to railroad tracks. But he reckons without her trusty Great Dane Teddy who's so smart that Rin Tin Tin should go to remedial obedience school to catch up. What Teddy does to save Gloria from being pancaked by the locomotive is a feat that will leave you gasping as much as 1917 audiences must have.

Nice to see Beery and Swanson in their salad days working for Mack Sennett.


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