The Jolly Jilter (1927)

Ben Turpin, now engaged to a gold digger, goes to visit his former lover, a dancing girl at the theater. The dancing girl doesn't want to let Ben go and makes many empty threats. Eventually... See full summary »

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Edward F. Cline
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Turpin ... Virgil Vancourt
Madeline Hurlock ... Myrtle Murdock
Sunshine Hart ... Mrs. Murdock - Myrtle's Mother
Dave Morris Dave Morris ... Virgil's Business Secretary
Alma Bennett ... Alma
Ruth Taylor ... Alma's Maid
William McCall ... Sergeant
Billy Gilbert Billy Gilbert ... Short Servant
Irving Bacon ... Tall Servant
Roger Moore ... Officer (as Joe Young)
Stanley Blystone ... Stage Manager
Louise Carver ... Woman at Stage Door
Mary Mayberry Mary Mayberry ... Chorine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lois Boyd Lois Boyd ... Manicurist
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Ben Turpin, now engaged to a gold digger, goes to visit his former lover, a dancing girl at the theater. The dancing girl doesn't want to let Ben go and makes many empty threats. Eventually she follows Ben home and he is also visited be his fiancée and her mother. Written by Packy Sporre

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1927 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ben Turpin is a Lady Killer and Vice Versa
17 August 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Ladies Man Ben Turpin is prepared to marry Madeleine Hurlock, but first he must dump showgirl Alma Bennett. Miss Bennett, however, doesn't take kindly to the idea and invades what was meant to be a quiet dinner for the lovers.

After toiling for decades, Ben Turpin began to gain traction after appearing with Chaplin in his Essanay shorts and perfecting his cross-eyed gag. When he moved to Sennett's studio, he became a major star. Armed with a shotgun, a scalpel, a million dollars and a delusional sense of his masculine competence and irresistibility, Sennett's staff found him a willing and capable performer. In private life, he was quite the opposite and when his wife fell ill, semi-retired to nurse her.

As for the ladies, while Miss Bennett declined into obscurity, Miss Hurlock did pretty well for herself, marrying Marc Connelly and Robert E. Sherwood and living into her nineties.


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