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The Aug 1926 AmCin reported that chief cinematographer Victor Milner was augmented on the picture with E. Burton Steene, who specialized in the Akeley field camera that was useful for action photography. Because of lengthy location trips, the two cameramen traced in "a powerful Marmon roadster," which contained Steene's equipment, and Milner's Lincoln and "auxiliary Ford."
       The 8,565 ft. length listed in the cumulative copyright catalog Motion Pictures 1912-1939 appears to be a misprint. The 6 reel, 5,650 ft. length described in the Paramount press book matches the running time of surviving prints, and is more in keeping with the length of other Paramount comedy features of the period. The press book offers alternate names for several of the characters, and these alternate character names, which derived from the original stage production, were published in the printed version of the AFI Catalog; Feature Films 1921-1930. The character of Clara McCoy was listed as Jane Martin; the character of Eleanor Belmore was listed as Polly Pendleton; and the character of Mr. Belmore was listed as Mr. ... More Less

The Aug 1926 AmCin reported that chief cinematographer Victor Milner was augmented on the picture with E. Burton Steene, who specialized in the Akeley field camera that was useful for action photography. Because of lengthy location trips, the two cameramen traced in "a powerful Marmon roadster," which contained Steene's equipment, and Milner's Lincoln and "auxiliary Ford."
       The 8,565 ft. length listed in the cumulative copyright catalog Motion Pictures 1912-1939 appears to be a misprint. The 6 reel, 5,650 ft. length described in the Paramount press book matches the running time of surviving prints, and is more in keeping with the length of other Paramount comedy features of the period. The press book offers alternate names for several of the characters, and these alternate character names, which derived from the original stage production, were published in the printed version of the AFI Catalog; Feature Films 1921-1930. The character of Clara McCoy was listed as Jane Martin; the character of Eleanor Belmore was listed as Polly Pendleton; and the character of Mr. Belmore was listed as Mr. Pendleton. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Aug 1926
p. 12.
Film Daily
31 Oct 1926.
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Moving Picture World
26 Oct 1926
p. 500.
New York Times
11 Oct 1926
p. 18.
Variety
13 Oct 1926
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Frank Tuttle Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc Prod, West Coast Studios
WRITERS
Editor-in-chief
PHOTOGRAPHY
Chief cine
Akeley cam
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical comedy Kid Boots , book by William Anthony McGuire and Otto Harbach, music by Harry Tierney, lyrics by J. P. McCarthy (New York, 31 Dec 1923).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Florenz Ziegfeld's celebrated stage success Kid Boots
Release Date:
4 October 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 October 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23182
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,650
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

       Following a football celebration, Tom Sterling is tricked into marrying Carmen Mendoza, a chorus girl; and while awaiting a divorce decree, he unexpectedly inherits $3 million. Tom rescues Kid Boots, a tailor's helper, from the irate clutches of a customer; and The Kid follows him to his apartment, where Carmen tries to prove that her marriage is a success so that she may share the fortune. Tom's lawyer, so as to deter Carmen from further demonstrations, advises him to keep The Kid nearby. Under an assumed name, Tom becomes a golf professional, and Kid Boots is made caddy-master. The Kid falls for Clara McCoy, a swimming instructor, but she rejects him when he pretends to flirt with Carmen. Finally, Tom persuades Clara to help him; and with the aid of horses, mules, airplanes, and autos, she and The Kid arrive at the courthouse in time to clear ... +


       Following a football celebration, Tom Sterling is tricked into marrying Carmen Mendoza, a chorus girl; and while awaiting a divorce decree, he unexpectedly inherits $3 million. Tom rescues Kid Boots, a tailor's helper, from the irate clutches of a customer; and The Kid follows him to his apartment, where Carmen tries to prove that her marriage is a success so that she may share the fortune. Tom's lawyer, so as to deter Carmen from further demonstrations, advises him to keep The Kid nearby. Under an assumed name, Tom becomes a golf professional, and Kid Boots is made caddy-master. The Kid falls for Clara McCoy, a swimming instructor, but she rejects him when he pretends to flirt with Carmen. Finally, Tom persuades Clara to help him; and with the aid of horses, mules, airplanes, and autos, she and The Kid arrive at the courthouse in time to clear Tom. +

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