|The Song and Dance Man|
|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Produced by|| Adolph Zukor |
|Screenplay by||Paul Schofield|
|Based on||The Song and Dance Man (play)|
by George M. Cohan
|Starring|| Tom Moore |
|Cinematography||James Wong Howe|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|70 minutes; 7 reels|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Song and Dance Man is a 1926 American silent comedy-drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount Pictures. It is based on a play by George M. Cohan and was directed by Herbert Brenon. A copy of the film is housed in the Library of Congress collection. Of its original seven reels, only the final five survive.
"Happy" Farrell (Moore) wants to be a famous song and dance man. He befriends a young dancer, Leola (Love), who accompanies him to an audition. Leola is given a contract, but Happy is not. Happy changes careers and becomes successful, but still yearns to be a song and dance man. After three years, Leola plans to retire from dancing so that she can get married, but Happy returns to pursue his original dream. Leola is inspired by this, and her fiancé agrees to let her continue her dancing career.
The film received mixed reviews. Although the actors were praised, the plot was criticized because the two leads were not reunited at the end of the film.
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The Breaking Point is a 1924 American silent mystery film directed by Herbert Brenon and written by Edfrid A. Bingham and Julie Herne. The film, based on the 1922 novel of the same name by Mary Roberts Rinehart, stars Nita Naldi, Patsy Ruth Miller, George Fawcett, Matt Moore, John Merkyl, Theodore von Eltz, and Edythe Chapman. The film was released on May 4, 1924, by Paramount Pictures.
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