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Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 15 April 1917 (USA)
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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Clarence G. Badger
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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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Nice to See Swanson and Beery
19 September 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Bobbie (Bobby Vernon), the good guy wants to marry Gloria (Gloria Swanson), the good girl but the evil Henry Black (Wallace Beery) wants to keep them apart so that he can keep stealing from their inheritance. TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE features a lot of familiar Keystone elements but I think the biggest is the fact that the majority of the running time is just padded out with boring stuff that doesn't make you laugh. Many people talk about the great action that this film has and it certainly has that but it doesn't happen until the final portion of the film. Once the action starts there's no question that the film picks up some speed but before you know it this segment is over and so is the film. This can't make up for the first fifteen or so minutes where nothing much is happening and the viewer just grows bored waiting for something to start. The one thing that keeps this movie watchable is being able to see some future stars just starting out. Swanson is good in her lead performance and I thought her then husband Beery was also very good in his role as the villain. I really didn't care too much for Vernon though. TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE is worth seeing for the stars but it's still far from a classic.


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