The Hottentot (1929)

79 mins | Comedy | 10 August 1929

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HISTORY

An earlier, silent adaptation of the Victor Mapes-William Collier play was produced by Thomas H. Ince in 1922. That film, also entitled The Hottentot , was directed by James W. Horne and starred Douglas MacLean and Madge Bellamy (See ... More Less

An earlier, silent adaptation of the Victor Mapes-William Collier play was produced by Thomas H. Ince in 1922. That film, also entitled The Hottentot , was directed by James W. Horne and starred Douglas MacLean and Madge Bellamy (See Entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Sep 1929.
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New York Times
7 Sep 1929
p. 15.
Variety
11 Sep 1929
p. 18.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Hottentot by Victor Mapes and William Collier (New York, 1 Mar 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 August 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 July 1929
Copyright Number:
LP524
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 28 Sep 1929; 5,004 ft.
Duration(in mins):
79
Length(in feet):
7,241
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Mistaking Sam Harrington for a famous steeplechase rider, Peggy Fairfax, whose family is devoted to horses and everything associated with them, enthusiastically asks him to ride her horse "Hottentot" in an important race. Because Sam is in love with Peggy, he tries to go along with her request, but is thrown by the high-spirited Hottentot. Eventually, with the aid of Peggy's butler, Swift, Sam is able to overcome his fears and win the race, as well as Peggy's ... +


Mistaking Sam Harrington for a famous steeplechase rider, Peggy Fairfax, whose family is devoted to horses and everything associated with them, enthusiastically asks him to ride her horse "Hottentot" in an important race. Because Sam is in love with Peggy, he tries to go along with her request, but is thrown by the high-spirited Hottentot. Eventually, with the aid of Peggy's butler, Swift, Sam is able to overcome his fears and win the race, as well as Peggy's devotion.
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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