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According to a studio directory in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 27 Dec ... More Less

According to a studio directory in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 27 Dec 1927. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
18 Feb 1928
p. 33.
Film Daily
11 Nov 1928.
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Variety
27 Jun 1928
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 May 1928
Production Date:
began 27 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 April 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25165
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
6,021
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Irish American Michael Cassidy sneaks out one evening to join his buddies at their annual dinner at the Silver Spoon Night Club. There he is knocked unconscious by Simonides, strongman in a troupe of performers, who resents Cassidy's flirting with Madame Vanezlos, another member of the troupe. Cassidy dreams of himself as king of Ireland, cavorting in ancient Greece among the gods and goddesses: Venus, actually Madame Vanezlos; Circe, in real life his wife; and Hercules, in reality Simonides. In time, he becomes ruler of the country by introducing many marvels of modern machinery. Then a rebellion is started against Cassidy and his buzzers, telephones, tanks, and machine guns. In the midst of the battle, Cassidy sees Hercules abducting Venus, and rescues her with the aid of his troops. Cassidy regains consciousness and realizes it was all a ... +


Irish American Michael Cassidy sneaks out one evening to join his buddies at their annual dinner at the Silver Spoon Night Club. There he is knocked unconscious by Simonides, strongman in a troupe of performers, who resents Cassidy's flirting with Madame Vanezlos, another member of the troupe. Cassidy dreams of himself as king of Ireland, cavorting in ancient Greece among the gods and goddesses: Venus, actually Madame Vanezlos; Circe, in real life his wife; and Hercules, in reality Simonides. In time, he becomes ruler of the country by introducing many marvels of modern machinery. Then a rebellion is started against Cassidy and his buzzers, telephones, tanks, and machine guns. In the midst of the battle, Cassidy sees Hercules abducting Venus, and rescues her with the aid of his troops. Cassidy regains consciousness and realizes it was all a dream. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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