Almost Human (1927)

Melodrama | 26 December 1927

Director:

Frank Urson

Cinematographer:

Lucien Andriot

Editor:

Adelaide Cannon

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Beautiful But ... More Less

The working title of this film was Beautiful But Dumb. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
14 Mar 1927
p. 28.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Beautiful but dumb
Release Date:
26 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
3 November 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24616
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,596
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maggie lures champion Regent Royal from his luxurious surroundings to her humble abode in an old barn, but he later ignores her attempts to see him; later a son, Pal, is born to Maggie, and she leaves him to find a "human." In a park, Pal meets Mary Kelly, a homeless orphan, and is later drawn to Regent Royal, who is walking with his master, John Livingston. When Mary is endangered saving a drowning child, John rescues her and takes her to his residence, to the disapproval of his mother, but Mary is permitted to stay. They fall in love; and though his family refuses to approve their marriage, John and Mary are married and obtain employment in an aristocratic home as chauffeur and housemaid. At a party given by their employers, John meets his former sweetheart, Cecile; and Mary, misunderstanding, leaves him and goes to live and work for a kindly doctor, where she has her child. Meanwhile, Pal, reunited with his mother, Maggie, reunites the couple, who are ultimately accepted by Mrs. ... +


Maggie lures champion Regent Royal from his luxurious surroundings to her humble abode in an old barn, but he later ignores her attempts to see him; later a son, Pal, is born to Maggie, and she leaves him to find a "human." In a park, Pal meets Mary Kelly, a homeless orphan, and is later drawn to Regent Royal, who is walking with his master, John Livingston. When Mary is endangered saving a drowning child, John rescues her and takes her to his residence, to the disapproval of his mother, but Mary is permitted to stay. They fall in love; and though his family refuses to approve their marriage, John and Mary are married and obtain employment in an aristocratic home as chauffeur and housemaid. At a party given by their employers, John meets his former sweetheart, Cecile; and Mary, misunderstanding, leaves him and goes to live and work for a kindly doctor, where she has her child. Meanwhile, Pal, reunited with his mother, Maggie, reunites the couple, who are ultimately accepted by Mrs. Livingston. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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