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Soft Shoes (1925)

Small-town sheriff Pat Halahan, goes to see the sights in San Francisco, where he captures a pretty burglar, Faith O'Day, when she attempts to rob his room. Pat talks to Faith, and she ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Harry Carey ... Pat Halahan
Lillian Rich ... Faith O'Day
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Dummy O'Day
Francis Ford ... Quig Mundy
Stanton Heck Stanton Heck ... Bradley
Harriet Hammond Harriet Hammond ... Mrs. Bradley
James Quinn James Quinn ... Majel (as Jimmie Quinn)
Sôjin Kamiyama ... Yet Tzu (as Sojin)
Majel Coleman Majel Coleman ... Mabel Packer
John Steppling ... Markham


Small-town sheriff Pat Halahan, goes to see the sights in San Francisco, where he captures a pretty burglar, Faith O'Day, when she attempts to rob his room. Pat talks to Faith, and she agrees to give up her life of crime. Pat then takes it upon himself to return a brooch Faith has stolen that same evening. He is detected while putting it back in a jewelry case in a woman's boudoir, and detectives follow him back to the hotel. Faith pretends that she is his wife, telling the detectives that they have been together the entire evening. Faith later escapes from Pat, and he follows her to her home, where he meets Quig Mundy, a gangster. In order to ingratiate himself with Mundy, Pat impersonates The Chicago Kid, a gangster, and joins Mundy's gang. Pat tips off the police, but when the real Chicago Kid shows up, Pat is beaten and locked in a cellar. The police free Pat, and he goes to Faith's house, where he saves her from Mundy, who is shot by a mysterious Chinese undercover agent working ... Written by Pamela Short

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A Fight a minute-Laugh a Minute- tale of Thugs and Heart Throbs in San Fransisco's Underworld. (Print Ad- Silver Creek Times, ((Silver Creek, NY)) 19 February 1925)









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1 January 1925 (USA) See more »

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Pés Cautelosos See more »

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Western Sheriff Turns Cat Burglar
21 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Harry Carey is in San Francisco with his dog, collecting an inheritance. He's woken when cat burglar Lillian Rich breaks into his hotel room and threatens him with a gun. He calmly rolls himself a cigarette and makes her a wager: if he can replace a brooch she's stolen without being caught, she'll come with him to his ranch.

It's a light-hearted, largely urban romp for Carey as he keeps running into the same couple all the time: Harriet Hammond, who made goo-goo eyes at him in the hotel restaurant and portly Stanton Heck as her jealous husband. Other actors who keep the pot boiling include Francis Ford as a gang leader and Sôjin Kamiyama as a mysterious and threatening Chinese fellow who sits around the gang's hangout. However, as usual, it's Carey, whose relaxed and self-assured charm who carries the short feature.

The 46-minute copy I looked at on the National Film Preservation site was in fine shape, nicely colored, and accompanied by a blithe piano score by Donald Sosin.


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