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Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)

The ring master is plotting to get the circus owner done away with in a lion cage so he can take over. World War I intervenes and eventually aids the Allied cause by joining the German army.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
W.C. Fields ... Ringmaster
Louise Fazenda ... Tillie, a Runaway
Chester Conklin ... Circus Owner
Mack Swain ... Tillie's Father
Doris Hill ... Heroine
Grant Withers ... Hero
Tom Kennedy ... Property Man
Babe London ... Strong Woman
Billy Platt Billy Platt ... Midget (as William Platt)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Bennett ... The Bad Boy
Kalla Pasha Kalla Pasha ... The Axe Thrower
Mike Rafetto Mike Rafetto ... The Lion Tamer
Baron von Dobeneck Baron von Dobeneck ... German Officer
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The ring master is plotting to get the circus owner done away with in a lion cage so he can take over. World War I intervenes and eventually aids the Allied cause by joining the German army. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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At last, the tearful tale of a circus cutie who loved the curly-haired trapeze artist in vain. He couldn't see her for sawdust. So she went to war and BEHOLD! (Print Ad-Owosso Argus-Press,((Owosso, Mich.)) 5 December 1928) See more »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

3 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlot milionario per un'ora See more »

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Production Co:

Christie Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although it is often described as a remake of the original Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914), in fact, this is an entirely different film from Marie Dressler's. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: W.C. Fields (1961) See more »

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This is a remake of a Chaplin film that W.C. Fields starred in circa 1927

According to what the current review says, this "Lost Film" apparently has been found in the reviewer's attic. If so, I shall add this title,in spite of not having seen it, to a future e-mail to Universal's website for a future volume of the "W.C. Fields Comedy Collection" 5-DVD box-set series. Although the reviewer at hand didn't enjoy this too much, it is vital, since it has been lost for over 80 years. It is nice to know that a distribution print has been discovered, thus making it a possible candidate for future DVD release to be seen by the general public. If this is released, it should be digitally cleaned up & include a newly recorded piano soundtrack utitlizing the original piano rolls (if THEY survived). Thanks for proving the existence of this film!


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