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The Dec 1926 AmCin reported that No Control was filmed at the Metropolitan Studios on N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood, CA. One particularly difficult banquet scene to shoot featured human guests, a lion, a kangaroo, a horse, a cat, and a ... More Less

The Dec 1926 AmCin reported that No Control was filmed at the Metropolitan Studios on N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood, CA. One particularly difficult banquet scene to shoot featured human guests, a lion, a kangaroo, a horse, a cat, and a dog. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
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American Cinematographer
Dec 1926
p. 4.
Film Daily
1 May 1927.
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Variety
6 Jul 1927
p. 23.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Speed But No Control" by Frank Condon in The Saturday Evening Post (21 Jun 1924).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 April 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metropolitan Pictures Corp. of California
Copyright Date:
16 April 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23869
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,573
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Nancy Flood, whose father Noah operates a one-ring circus, decides to take a business job to earn extra money. John Douglas, a tired businessman ignored by his family, departs on a business trip and leaves John, Jr., in charge of the office. Young Douglas starts a flirtation with Nancy, who applies at a realty office, which is actually a cover for a poolroom operated by Kid Dugan; John saves her from Dugan's advances and gives her a job. When John Douglas returns, he discharges Nancy for incompetency, and John, Jr., accepts Noah Flood's offer to manage the circus. Desperate for money, they enter a dancing horse in a race. Knowing the animal to be particularly frightened by the circus lion, John manages to prod the horse into the home stretch by the sound of the lion's roar. The circus is thus rescued, and John Jr. is united with ... +


Nancy Flood, whose father Noah operates a one-ring circus, decides to take a business job to earn extra money. John Douglas, a tired businessman ignored by his family, departs on a business trip and leaves John, Jr., in charge of the office. Young Douglas starts a flirtation with Nancy, who applies at a realty office, which is actually a cover for a poolroom operated by Kid Dugan; John saves her from Dugan's advances and gives her a job. When John Douglas returns, he discharges Nancy for incompetency, and John, Jr., accepts Noah Flood's offer to manage the circus. Desperate for money, they enter a dancing horse in a race. Knowing the animal to be particularly frightened by the circus lion, John manages to prod the horse into the home stretch by the sound of the lion's roar. The circus is thus rescued, and John Jr. is united with Nancy. +

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Sub-genre:
Carnival/Circus


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