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Lazybones (1925)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 6 November 1925 (USA)
Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Owen Davis (based on a play by), Frances Marion (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Madge Bellamy ... Kit
Buck Jones ... Steve Tuttle, aka Lazybones (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
Zasu Pitts ... Ruth Fanning
Leslie Fenton ... Dick Ritchie
Jane Novak ... Agnes Fanning
Virginia Marshall Virginia Marshall ... Kit as a Young Girl
Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Tuttle
Emily Fitzroy ... Mrs. Fanning
William Bailey ... Elmer Ballister (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
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Storyline

Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl. Written by Vadim Rizov <edwartell@hotmail.com>

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OWEN DAVIS' NEW YORK STAGE SUCCESS OF A LOVABLE IDLER'S TRIUMPHS! (original poster -all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 November 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Faulpelz See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The 1924 stage production of Lazybones was produced by Sam Harris and included the following cast members: George Abbott (Steve Tuttle), Amelia Gardner (Martha Tuttle), Elizabeth Patterson (Rebecca Fanning), Willard Robertson (Lou Sisler) and Charles C. Wilson (Elmer Ballister). See more »

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Title Card: Martha Tuttle was one of those mother hens who clucked long after the deed was done.
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Featured in Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008) See more »

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It's in the eyes
2 July 2001 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

Uncommonly fine little rural romance, where the familiar plot contrivances (mother love, war heroics, the "Daddy Long Legs" motif of the benefactor falling in love with his ward) are transcended by sensitive treatment. Borzage was working near the height of his powers, and his restrained handling of the actors and staging of the scenes make this comedy-drama far less dated than most of its contemporaries. He seems to really believe in the material, and so will you. Buck Jones, for most of his career a B-Western star, shows what he can do under a fine director: He has expressive eyes and a tender rapport with the rest of the cast. Also, as with so many Borzage projects, it's beautifully shot. One complaint: It ends rather abruptly and inconclusively (unless I saw an incomplete print). You expect things to come full circle, and they don't.


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