Two Flaming Youths (1927)

Sheriff Ben Holden is in love with hotel owner Madge Malarkey when down-and-out carnival man Gabby Gilfoil shows up hoping to take her for some money. Gilfoil is mistaken for the wanted man... See full summary »

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John Waters

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John W. Conway (titles) (as Jack Conway), Donald Davis | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
W.C. Fields ... Gabby Gilfoil
Chester Conklin ... Sheriff Ben Holden
Mary Brian ... Mary Gilfoil
Jack Luden ... Tony Holden
George Irving ... Simeon Trott
Cissy Fitzgerald ... Madge Malarkey
James Quinn James Quinn ... Slippery Sawtelle (as Jimmy Quinn)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Bard ... Bard (as Pearl and Bard)
Jay Brennan Jay Brennan ... Brennan - (as Savoy and Brennan)
Bobby Clark ... Clark (as Clark & McCullough)
Max Dill ... Dill - of Kolb and Dill
Vivian Duncan ... Vivian Duncan
Lew Fields ... Field - as Weber and Fields
Clarence Kolb ... Kolb - as Kolb and Dill (as C. William Kolb)
Charles Mack Charles Mack ... Mack -as Moran and Mack
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Storyline

Sheriff Ben Holden is in love with hotel owner Madge Malarkey when down-and-out carnival man Gabby Gilfoil shows up hoping to take her for some money. Gilfoil is mistaken for the wanted man Slippery Sawtelle. Neither suitor gets Malarkey but manage to take her husband (wealthy Simeon Trott) for a bundle. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A brand new comedy team with a brand new way of doing things! If you thought Fields funny in "Running Wild" or Conklin a scream in "Tell It to Sweeney" -- wait till you see "Two Flaming Youths." See more »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 December 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Side Show See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fields broke his neck during the production. He was to ride a bicycle up a ramp into the back of a truck (that was slowly moving backwards). He misjudged the approach and went under the truck, banging his head on the undercarriage and breaking his neck. John Sinclair, his stunt double at the time, rushed under the moving vehicle and pulled Fields to safety. See more »

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