Time, the Comedian

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Time, the Comedian
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Written by Fanny Hatton and Frederic Hatton
Starring Mae Busch
Lew Cody
Cinematography Oliver T. Marsh
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 8, 1925 (1925-11-08)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Time, the Comedian is an American 1925 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The film stars Mae Busch and Lew Cody. The film was a hit. [1]



As described in a review in a film magazine, [2] Nora (Busch) is a discontented mother leaves her husband and baby to go with Larry (Cody), a wealthy idler. The husband commits suicide and the idler leaves her. Later we find the woman a successful opera singer. Larry again appears and falls in love with the daughter Ruth (Olmstead), now grown. To save her when she refuses to listen to her advice, the mother goes to this man and feigns love. The daughter finds her and guesses the truth, and finally finds happiness with a faithful suitor.


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  1. Eames, John Douglas, The MGM Story, 1981
  2. Sewell, Charles S. (December 26, 1925). "Through the Box Office Window: Time, the Comedian; Robert Z. Leonard Uses Novel and Effective Treatment and Camera Effects to Advantage". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 77 (8): 807. Retrieved November 3, 2021.