A one-armed circus animal tamer regains his son and the confidence he lost along with his wife.A one-armed circus animal tamer regains his son and the confidence he lost along with his wife.A one-armed circus animal tamer regains his son and the confidence he lost along with his wife.
Beery & Cooper together again
This was the last of six films that Wallace Beery made with munchkin Jackie Cooper. rawthah contrived story where Windy O'Shaughnessy and his son Stubby have adventures working at the circus. kind of a cute-sy story where the love between dad and son is really the main point, and the stories are usually pretty silly and over the top. a whole lot of time spent on Windy spinning a yarn right near the beginning of the film. we see that Windy has his vices, so his wife up and leaves with their kid. and all the money. so Windy tries to earn money quick, with a tiger act, but loses his arm in the process. and now he's on a mission to find the wife and kid. Spanky McFarland (Our Gang) plays Stubby as a little tot; Jackie Cooper and his bent lip is the older version. Cooper had a pretty long career, as actor, then director. Windy does his best to show Stubby that he loves him and it can be like it was before. The prim and proper statesman Henry Stephenson is the Schoolmaster at Stubby's school. Beery had won the oscar for Champ. Directed by Dick Boleslawski. he died unexpectedly, so young at 47, of a heart attack, part way through "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" (That was a fun Joan Crawford project. so many legends in that one.) O'Shaugnessy is pretty good. Have only seen this one on Turner Classics. not bad.
- Jul 10, 2020
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