The Ballyhoo Buster (1928)

Western | 8 January 1928

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writer:

Robert Wallace

Cinematographer:

Ray Reis

Production Company:

Action Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The 1929 Motion Picture News Booking Guide included the following note about the film’s romantic subplot: “[Bob Warner’s] girl leaves him when he becomes penniless, but another girl proves to be loyal and helps him to recover the stolen bills”
       A review of this film in the 25 Dec 1927 Film Daily called it “a reliable old western.” A general release date of 8 Jan 1928 was cited in the 7 Jan 1928 Motion Picture News reported a general release date of 8 Jan 1928. An advertisement in the same day’s issue of the [Atchison, KS] Atchison Daily Globe listed an 8 Jan 1928 opening at the Crystal Theatre.
       The National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) included this film on its list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature  Films  as of October 2019. ...

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The 1929 Motion Picture News Booking Guide included the following note about the film’s romantic subplot: “[Bob Warner’s] girl leaves him when he becomes penniless, but another girl proves to be loyal and helps him to recover the stolen bills”
       A review of this film in the 25 Dec 1927 Film Daily called it “a reliable old western.” A general release date of 8 Jan 1928 was cited in the 7 Jan 1928 Motion Picture News reported a general release date of 8 Jan 1928. An advertisement in the same day’s issue of the [Atchison, KS] Atchison Daily Globe listed an 8 Jan 1928 opening at the Crystal Theatre.
       The National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) included this film on its list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature  Films  as of October 2019.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Atchison Daily Globe [Atchison, KS]
7 Jan 1928
p. 2
Call-Leader [Elwood, IN]
20 Jan 1928
p. 6
Daily Capital News
15 Jan 1928
p. 6
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
31 Mar 1928
p. 15
Film Daily
25 Dec 1927
p. 7
Film Daily
27 Dec 1927
p. 7
Harrison's Reports
25 Feb 1928
p. 34
Motion Picture News
7 Jan 1928
p. 64
Motion Picture News Booking Guide
1929
p. 102
Rock Island Argus [Rock Island, IL]
14 Jan 1928
p. 10
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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DETAILS
Release Date:
8 January 1928
Premiere Information:
Atchison, KS, opening: 8 Jan 1928
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Pathé Exchange, inc.
18 January 1928
LP24881
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,805
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Bob Warner sells some cattle to two men who later drug him and rob him of the sale money. He takes a job with a medicine show as a barker, offering a reward to any spectator to last three rounds in fighting him. While in the ring, he notices in the audience the two men who stole his money. He knocks out his contestant, pursues the crooks, and recovers the ...

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Bob Warner sells some cattle to two men who later drug him and rob him of the sale money. He takes a job with a medicine show as a barker, offering a reward to any spectator to last three rounds in fighting him. While in the ring, he notices in the audience the two men who stole his money. He knocks out his contestant, pursues the crooks, and recovers the money.

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