The Kid's Clever (1929)

50 mins | Comedy | 17 February 1929

Director:

William J. Craft

Cinematographer:

Al Jones

Editor:

Charles Craft

Production Designer:

Charles D. Hall

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Contemporary sources conflict on crediting the film's writers: the Var and FD reviews both credit Albert De Mond with the film's titles; Var credits Vin Moore with the story and FD credits Jack Foley with the scenario. The scenario credit for Ernest S. Pagano has not been confirmed. ... More Less

Contemporary sources conflict on crediting the film's writers: the Var and FD reviews both credit Albert De Mond with the film's titles; Var credits Vin Moore with the story and FD credits Jack Foley with the scenario. The scenario credit for Ernest S. Pagano has not been confirmed.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Mar 1929.
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Variety
15 May 1929.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
17 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 October 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25677
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
50
Length(in feet):
5,792
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bugs Raymond, the inventor of a car with a fuelless motor, becomes acquainted with Ruth Decker, the daughter of a motor manufacturer who persuades her father to attend a demonstration of Bugs's car. A rival salesman bribes Bugs's mechanic to tamper with the engine, and the demonstration is a total failure. Bugs learns of this sabotage the following day, and he and Ruth forcibly persuade the elder Decker to take another ride in the car. The second demonstration is a success, and after Bugs retrieves a contract that Decker had signed with the rival salesman, Decker buys Bugs's ... +


Bugs Raymond, the inventor of a car with a fuelless motor, becomes acquainted with Ruth Decker, the daughter of a motor manufacturer who persuades her father to attend a demonstration of Bugs's car. A rival salesman bribes Bugs's mechanic to tamper with the engine, and the demonstration is a total failure. Bugs learns of this sabotage the following day, and he and Ruth forcibly persuade the elder Decker to take another ride in the car. The second demonstration is a success, and after Bugs retrieves a contract that Decker had signed with the rival salesman, Decker buys Bugs's invention. +

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