A Small Town Idol
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Erle C. Kenton and Mack Sennett
Cast: Ben Turpin [Sam Smith], James Finlayson [J. Wellington Jones], Phyllis Haver [Mary Brown], Bert Roach [Martin Brown], Al Cooke [Joe Barnum], Charlie Murray (Charles Murray) [Sheriff Sparks], Marie Prevost [Marcelle Mansfield], Dot Farley [Mrs. Smith], Eddie Gribbon [the bandit chief], Kalla Pasha [the bandit chief’s rival], Billy Bevan [the director], George O’Hara [the cameraman], Jack Richardson (John J. Richardson), Louise Fazenda, Lige Crommie (Lige Conley), Patrick Kelly, Gordon Lewis, Ralph Ceder, Bud Ross, Heinie Conklin [the film jester], Ramón Samaniego (Ramon Novarro) [gladiator], Jane Allen, Andy Clyde, Harry Gribbon, Floy Guinn, Mack L. Hamilton, Harriet Hammond, Mildred June, Fanny Kelly, Marvin Loback, Don Marion, Kewpie Morgan, Derelys Perdue, Gladys Whitfield
Mack Sennett Productions production; distributed by Associated First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by John Grey, Ray Griffith (Raymond Griffith), Mack Sennett, Gene Towne and John A. Waldron. Costume design by Violet Schofield. Electrical effects by Paul Guerin. Cinematography by Ernie Crockett, Perry Evans and J.R. Lockwood. Special cinematography by Fred Jackman. Edited by Allen McNeil. / © 16 February 1921 by Mack Sennett Productions [LP16165]. Released 13 February 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder
Listing updated: 21 April 2012.
References: Film viewing : Everson-American p. 172; Kerr-Silent p. 69; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 168; Lahue-World pp. 158, 162d, 178 : ClasIm-223 p. 48 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: VHS.