The Head Man (1928)

65 mins | Drama | 8 July 1928

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Oct 1928.
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Kinematograph Weekly
30 Aug 1928
pp. 51-52.
Variety
26 Sep 1928
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
27 June 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25415
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,502
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Former senator J. Rodney Watts, once a powerful politician, is now an alcoholic, reduced to practicing law in a small town. Despite his reduced stature, Watts writes a diatribe denouncing Congressman McKugg because McKugg is backing a man for mayor who is a tool of political boss Denny. Newspaper editor Billy Hurd, who is in love with Watts's daughter Carol, initially refuses to print the article, but eventually does. After the public reacts favorably to Watts's article, McKugg and his cohorts decide that he must be stopped. McKugg then offers Watts a new job out of town, plus money to cover his expenses. Instead of leaving, Watts uses the money to finance his own campaign and is elected ... +


Former senator J. Rodney Watts, once a powerful politician, is now an alcoholic, reduced to practicing law in a small town. Despite his reduced stature, Watts writes a diatribe denouncing Congressman McKugg because McKugg is backing a man for mayor who is a tool of political boss Denny. Newspaper editor Billy Hurd, who is in love with Watts's daughter Carol, initially refuses to print the article, but eventually does. After the public reacts favorably to Watts's article, McKugg and his cohorts decide that he must be stopped. McKugg then offers Watts a new job out of town, plus money to cover his expenses. Instead of leaving, Watts uses the money to finance his own campaign and is elected mayor. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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