Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

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Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
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Still with Joan Crawford and Harry Langdon
Directed by Harry Edwards
Written by Frank Capra
Produced by Harry Langdon
StarringHarry Langdon
Joan Crawford
Cinematography Elgin Lessley
George Spear
Harry Langdon Corporation
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • March 21, 1926 (1926-03-21)(United States)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
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Ad in The Film Daily, 1926

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Harry Edwards and starring Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford. [1]



Harry is a ne'er-do-well who falls in love with Betty a girl on a billboard. [2] Harry participates in a cross country foot race hoping to win prize money in hopes of marrying her.

Harry wins the race when a tornado strikes near the finish line. Harry is so innocently oblivious to it that he simply walks through the disaster while the other contestants run for cover.


Critical reception

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Tramp, Tramp, Tramp lobby card, 1926

In a recent review of the 1926 film, critic Maria Schneider wrote, "Langdon was most often cast as an oblivious innocent adrift in a corrupt world, a formula that made him terrifically popular in the mid-1920s...An acquired taste, Harry Langdon's gentle absurdities and slow rhythms take some getting used to, but patient viewers will be rewarded." [3]

The staff at TV Guide gave the film a mixed review, writing, "An amusing and sunny outdoor comedy, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp seems weak only in comparison with Langdon's next feature, The Strong Man (1926), a much richer blend of laughs, thrills, and tears. Among the earlier film's deficiencies is an anemic story. The bulk of the movie is devoted to little more than a succession of pickles Harry gets himself into on his way west. Nothing is made of the fact that the Logans' landlord and the world walking champion are the same man. (If one isn't paying close attention, one may not be sure that they are the same man). And someone should have thought up a more humorous or exciting way for Harry to win the marathon; a viewer's reconstruction of the script would simply note that 'Harry wins the race.'" [4]

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  1. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp at IMDb.
  2. Quirk, Lawrence J. (1968). The Films of Joan Crawford, First Edition. Cadillac Publishing Co., Inc., New York. p. 39.
  3. Schneider, Maria. The Onion, review, March 29, 2002. Last accessed: January 28, 2008.
  4. TV Guide. Film review, 2008.