The Dancin' Fool (1920)

Comedy | 23 May 1920

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ETR
22 May 1920
p. 2854
MPN
15 May 1920
p. 4235
MPW
15 May 1920
p. 982
New York Morning Telegraph
31 Jan 1920
p. 1145
New York Times
3 May 1920
p. 18
NYTr
3 May 1920
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Variety
7 May 1920
p. 35
Wid's
9 May 1920
p. 7
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Dancin' Fool" by Henry Payson Dowst in The Saturday Evening Post (3 May-10 May 1919).
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Release Date:
23 May 1920
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Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
6 April 1920
LP15009
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,124
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Fresh from the country, Sylvester Tibble obtains a six dollar-a-week job at his Uncle Enoch Jones's antiquated jug business. One night he drifts into a cabaret and meets dancer Junie Budd who teaches him her profession. They become dancing partners and make a big hit on Broadway. Returning home from a prolonged business trip, Sylvester discovers that Harkins, a rival jug manufacturer, is about to buy out his uncle. Previously denounced as a "dancin' fool" by his Uncle Enoch, Sylvester now saves the business with an influx of new orders gained through his modern business techniques. Sylvester then enters into business partnership with his uncle and a marriage partnership with ...

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Fresh from the country, Sylvester Tibble obtains a six dollar-a-week job at his Uncle Enoch Jones's antiquated jug business. One night he drifts into a cabaret and meets dancer Junie Budd who teaches him her profession. They become dancing partners and make a big hit on Broadway. Returning home from a prolonged business trip, Sylvester discovers that Harkins, a rival jug manufacturer, is about to buy out his uncle. Previously denounced as a "dancin' fool" by his Uncle Enoch, Sylvester now saves the business with an influx of new orders gained through his modern business techniques. Sylvester then enters into business partnership with his uncle and a marriage partnership with Junie.

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