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Kid Boots (1926)

A salesman is helped out of a jam with an angry customer by a wealthy playboy. In return, he agrees to help the playboy get a divorce from his wife, only to find himself falling for the ... See full summary »

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Frank Tuttle
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eddie Cantor ... Samuel (Kid) Boots
Clara Bow ... Clara McCoy
Billie Dove ... Eleanor Belmore
Lawrence Gray ... Tom Sterling
Natalie Kingston ... Carmen Mendoza
Malcolm Waite Malcolm Waite ... Big Boyle
William Worthington ... Eleanor's Father
Harry von Meter ... Eleanor's Lawyer (as Harry Van Meter)
Fred Esmelton ... Tom's Lawyer
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A salesman is helped out of a jam with an angry customer by a wealthy playboy. In return, he agrees to help the playboy get a divorce from his wife, only to find himself falling for the girlfriend of the customer who got him in trouble in the first place. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Florenz Ziegfeld's KID BOOTS

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Testemunha Imprevista See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$314,332, 31 December 1926
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Silent
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The original Broadway production opened at the Earl Carroll Theater (later moving to the Selwyn Theater) on December 31, 1923, and ran for 489 performances. Eddie Cantor reprised his role in the movie version. See more »

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Eddie Cantor Kicks Up Star Dust
21 July 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Fired from his job in a tailor's shop, comic Eddie Cantor (as Samuel "Kid" Boots) becomes companion to handsome millionaire Lawrence Gray (as Thomas "Tom" Sterling). The men find work as golf instructor and caddy at a country club, while Mr. Gray waits for his divorce to become final. There, Mr. Cantor re-encounters pretty swimming instructor Clara Bow (as Clara McCoy), from the opening skit, which he played out with her burly boyfriend Malcolm Waite (as "Big" Boyle).

At the club, Cantor goes crazy for Ms. Bow while Gray romances beautiful Billie Dove (as Eleanor Belmore), the boss' daughter. Meanwhile, Gray's leggy wife Natalie Kingston (as Carmen Mendoza) checks into the room next to her husband, to cause trouble. She proceeds to "vamp" Cantor aside, in order to spend the night alone with Gray; if she is able to do this, their divorce won't become final, and she can partake of his inherited millions. Cantor must save Gray and win Bow.

This was a successful film debut for stage star Cantor, who might have joined Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd if this had been released a decade earlier. As a film, "Kid Boots" may not equal the best of those other comedians' works, but you can see Cantor had the silent stuff. Most impressive is the film's exciting end, which features a very impressive cliff-hanging sequence. This is pure cinema, but Cantor includes great stage bits, too. How he makes Bow jealous, and scenes with Mr. Waite are highlights.

******** Kid Boots (10/4/26) Frank Tuttle ~ Eddie Cantor, Clara Bow, Malcolm Waite, Lawrence Gray


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