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The 3 Jan 1926 FD noted that Tom Mix had completed My Little Pal, the working title of My Little Pal.
       Some contemporary sources list actor Bardsen Bard as Ben Bard, the name he more commonly used. According to an 18 Feb 1926 film news column in the New Zealand Truth newspaper, the cast of My Own Pal included Paul Panzer and Grace Goodall, but their appearance in the released film has not been ... More Less

The 3 Jan 1926 FD noted that Tom Mix had completed My Little Pal, the working title of My Little Pal.
       Some contemporary sources list actor Bardsen Bard as Ben Bard, the name he more commonly used. According to an 18 Feb 1926 film news column in the New Zealand Truth newspaper, the cast of My Own Pal included Paul Panzer and Grace Goodall, but their appearance in the released film has not been verified. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
21 Mar 1926
p. H1.
Film Daily
3 Jan 1926
p. 9.
Film Daily
21 Mar 1926.
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Los Angeles Times
31 Oct 1925
p. A11.
Motion Picture News
27 Mar 1926.
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New York Times
15 Mar 1926
p. 18.
New Zealand Truth
18 Feb 1926
p. 2.
Variety
17 Mar 1926
p. 38.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
My Little Pal
Release Date:
28 February 1926
Production Date:
late October -- late December 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 February 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22399
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cowboy Tom O'Hara, who has tired of the open spaces of the West, thinks that something is calling him to the city. He then says goodbye to his friends and heads to town riding his trusted horse, Tony. On the way, Tom rides into a circus and immediately comes to the aid of Jill, a six-year-old circus performer who is being mistreated by her father. When Jill’s dying mother asks Tom to take care of her little girl, he immediately agrees, and with the help of a circus clown, spirits the child away from her brutish father, whom Tom bests in a fight. Riding Tony, Tom and Jill jump aboard the baggage car of a passing train, where they encounter Alice Deering, a pretty young woman who catches Tom’s eye. Once in the city, after rescuing Alice from a runaway horse, Tom is given a job on the police force by August Deering, her grateful uncle. A short time later, Tom arrests a member of a gang of jewel thieves, but later is outwitted by the gang when they commit another large robbery. Baxter Barton, the leader of the gang, then kidnaps Alice, but she is rescued by Tom who finally brings the entire gang to justice and wins Alice's undying ... +


Cowboy Tom O'Hara, who has tired of the open spaces of the West, thinks that something is calling him to the city. He then says goodbye to his friends and heads to town riding his trusted horse, Tony. On the way, Tom rides into a circus and immediately comes to the aid of Jill, a six-year-old circus performer who is being mistreated by her father. When Jill’s dying mother asks Tom to take care of her little girl, he immediately agrees, and with the help of a circus clown, spirits the child away from her brutish father, whom Tom bests in a fight. Riding Tony, Tom and Jill jump aboard the baggage car of a passing train, where they encounter Alice Deering, a pretty young woman who catches Tom’s eye. Once in the city, after rescuing Alice from a runaway horse, Tom is given a job on the police force by August Deering, her grateful uncle. A short time later, Tom arrests a member of a gang of jewel thieves, but later is outwitted by the gang when they commit another large robbery. Baxter Barton, the leader of the gang, then kidnaps Alice, but she is rescued by Tom who finally brings the entire gang to justice and wins Alice's undying love. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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