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The Pride of Pikeville (1927)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 5 June 1927 (USA)
Unlikely Lothario, the less-than-dashing crossed-eyed Ben Turoin, finds himself pursued by many beautiful ladies.


Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding)


Randall Faye (story), Al Giebler (titles) (as A.H. Giebler) | 5 more credits »




Cast overview:
Ben Turpin ... Baron Bonamo
Thelma Hill ... Pearl Pepper
Andy Clyde ... Colonel Pepper
Ruth Taylor ... Ruth Hawkins
Stanley Blystone ... Walter Yates
William McCall ... Ruth's Father
Barney Hellum Barney Hellum ... Ludwig - the Baron's Valet
Vernon Dent ... The Train Conductor
Charles Force ... The Train Robber


In Pikeville, the on again off again engagement between Ruth Hawkins and Walter Yates is off again after Ruth calls it off because of him laughing at her singing voice, which she believes is beautiful. She sees a photo of Baron Bonamo, international ladies man, in a magazine, he who travels the world on his brand of horseback making a name for men everywhere. To make Walter jealous, she writes herself a letter signed by Bonamo, stating that he is in love with her because of her singing voice. Meanwhile, Pearl Pepper, a plain Jane of a woman who is also from Pikeville, runs across Baron Bonamo in her travels and falls under his spell, although he has no interest in her. Pearl's roughneck father, Colonel Pepper who is traveling with her, believes there is impropriety between Bonamo and his daughter for which he will not stand - they get married or else. When they collectively arrive in Pikeville, complications ensue with now two women who are so-called in Bonamo's life, one he doesn't ... Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy


Not Rated

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Mildly funny at best.
27 January 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Pride of Pikeville" has only a few laughs and aside from seeing Ben Turpin's crossed eyes or him dressed up like Erich Von Stroheim, I can't see a lot of reason to watch this one.

The film begins on a train. An international ladies man (Turpin) is traveling in the US when he comes to the attention of a rather unattractive lady and her gun-toting father (Andy Clyde). Not surprisingly, the dad tries to force Ben to marry her and Ben tries everything he can do to get away from them. All this could have been quite funny but there just weren't that many gags. While Turpin could make a good film, this one is only watchable and nothing more.

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Release Date:

5 June 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Fiert√© de Pikeville See more »

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Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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1.33 : 1
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