The Perfect Sap (1927)

Wealthy young Herbert Alden, a would-be detective, is practicing housebreaking with his valet, an ex-convict, when he meets George and Polly, two real thieves; they are discovered, and, ... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Higgin

Writer:

Howard Irving Young (play)
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Cast

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Ben Lyon ... Herbert Alden
Virginia Lee Corbin ... Ruth Webster
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Tracy Sutton
Diana Kane Diana Kane ... Roberta Alden
Byron Douglas ... Stephen Alden
Christine Compton Christine Compton ... Mrs. Stephen Alden
Charles Craig Charles Craig ... Fletcher
Sam Hardy ... Nick Fanshaw
Tammany Young ... Goerge Barrow
Helen Rowland Helen Rowland ... Cissie Aldenn
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Wealthy young Herbert Alden, a would-be detective, is practicing housebreaking with his valet, an ex-convict, when he meets George and Polly, two real thieves; they are discovered, and, following a chase, they go to Herbert's city apartment. George arranges with one of them, Tony-the-Lizard, to rob the guests at a ball given by Herbert's father at his country home. Herbert discovers that Tony is Tracy Sutton, a social lion engaged to Herbert's sister, Roberta; and believing Herbert to be a famous criminal, Tony seeks his advice. At the last minute Herbert sounds the alarm and reveals his identity. Polly, who is at the ball in disguise, is accused by Ruth Webster of participation in the robbery, but Polly unmasks Ruth as a notorious thief. After revealing her own identity as a newspaper writer, Polly is united with Herbert. Written by Pamela Short

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 January 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Argúcias de Cupido See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The last of First National's east-coast productions, shot in New York at the former Biograph Studio, before centralizing production in Burbank, California. See more »

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