The Perfect Sap (1927)

Mystery, Comedy | 1927

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Aug 1927
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New York Times
11 Jan 1928
p. 18
Variety
12 Jan 1927
p. 16
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Not Herbert
Release Date:
1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 6 Jan 1927; National release on 16 Jan or 23 Jan 1927
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
4 January 1927
LP23496
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,981
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy young Herbert Alden, a would-be detective, is practicing housebreaking with his valet, an ex-convict, when he meets George and Polly, two real thieves; they are discovered, and, following a chase, they go to Herbert's city apartment. George arranges with one of them, Tony-the-Lizard, to rob the guests at a ball given by Herbert's father at his country home. Herbert discovers that Tony is Tracy Sutton, a social lion engaged to Herbert's sister, Roberta; and believing Herbert to be a famous criminal, Tony seeks his advice. At the last minute Herbert sounds the alarm and reveals his identity. Polly, who is at the ball in disguise, is accused by Ruth Webster of participation in the robbery, but Polly unmasks Ruth as a notorious thief. After revealing her own identity as a newspaper writer, Polly is united with ...

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Wealthy young Herbert Alden, a would-be detective, is practicing housebreaking with his valet, an ex-convict, when he meets George and Polly, two real thieves; they are discovered, and, following a chase, they go to Herbert's city apartment. George arranges with one of them, Tony-the-Lizard, to rob the guests at a ball given by Herbert's father at his country home. Herbert discovers that Tony is Tracy Sutton, a social lion engaged to Herbert's sister, Roberta; and believing Herbert to be a famous criminal, Tony seeks his advice. At the last minute Herbert sounds the alarm and reveals his identity. Polly, who is at the ball in disguise, is accused by Ruth Webster of participation in the robbery, but Polly unmasks Ruth as a notorious thief. After revealing her own identity as a newspaper writer, Polly is united with Herbert.

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