The Poor Nut (1927)

Comedy-drama | 7 August 1927

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writer:

Paul Schofield

Cinematographer:

David Kesson

Production Company:

Jess Smith Productions
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HISTORY

The Mar 1927 Photoplay reported that Gertrude Olmsted was in the cast, but she is not in final credits.
       First National Pictures produced a sound and dialogue adaptation of the play in 1931. That film, entitled Let's Make Good , was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starred Joe E. Brown and Dorothy Lee. (See ... More Less

The Mar 1927 Photoplay reported that Gertrude Olmsted was in the cast, but she is not in final credits.
       First National Pictures produced a sound and dialogue adaptation of the play in 1931. That film, entitled Let's Make Good , was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starred Joe E. Brown and Dorothy Lee. (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Jul 1927.
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New York Times
19 Jul 1927
p. 27.
Photoplay
Mar 1927
p. 102.
Variety
20 Juol 1927
p. 18.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 August 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 16 July 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 June 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24069
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,897
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Miller, a student at Harmon College, suffers from an inferiority complex, and though a prize scholar he longs to belong to the track team or a social fraternity. In his letters to Julia, a student at Beldon College, however, he boasts of his athletic prowess, incurring the jealousy of Welch, his rival. Inspired by Julia, John goes out for the track team and runs against Welch in a relay race. Deciding that he must be inferior to Welch, John loses the race; but Margie, who has taken a liking to him, convinces John that he should win. In the final relay he wins the meet and the acclaim of his fellow classmates, as well as the love of ... +


John Miller, a student at Harmon College, suffers from an inferiority complex, and though a prize scholar he longs to belong to the track team or a social fraternity. In his letters to Julia, a student at Beldon College, however, he boasts of his athletic prowess, incurring the jealousy of Welch, his rival. Inspired by Julia, John goes out for the track team and runs against Welch in a relay race. Deciding that he must be inferior to Welch, John loses the race; but Margie, who has taken a liking to him, convinces John that he should win. In the final relay he wins the meet and the acclaim of his fellow classmates, as well as the love of Margie. +

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