LanguageSilent (English intertitles) DirectorMack Sennett
Erle C. Kenton Release dateFebruary 13, 1921 WriterJohn Grey, Raymond Griffith, Mack Sennett, Gene Towne, John A. Waldron DirectorsMack Sennett, Erle C. Kenton ScreenplayMack Sennett, Raymond Griffith, John Grey, John A. Waldron, Gene Towne Related Mack Sennett moviesMack Sennett directed A Small Town Idol and Tillies Punctured Romance, Mack Sennett directed A Small Town Idol and A Clever Dummy, Mack Sennett directed A Small Town Idol and The Water Nymph, Mack Sennett directed A Small Town Idol and Mabels Dramatic Career
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A Small Town Idol is a 1921 American silent feature comedy film produced by Mack Sennett and released through Associated First National. The film stars Ben Turpin and was made and acted by many of the same Sennett personnel from his previous year's Down on the Farm. Sennett and Erle C. Kenton directed. This was Ramon Novarro's seventh film, where he was billed as Ramon Samaniegos.
Copies of the film exist in archives such as Gosfilmofond.
Sam (Turpin) leaves town after being falsely accused of a crime and becomes a film star in Hollywood working with actress Marcelle Mansfield (Prevost). He returns to his home town hailed as a hero where one of his films is shown in the theater. His rival Jones (Finlayson), who wants Sam's girlfriend Mary (Haver), frames Sam for the shooting of Mary's father. Just as the townspeople are about to lynch Sam, Mary arrives to prove Sam's innocence and the two are reconciled.
Ben Turpin as Sam Smith
James Finlayson as J. Wellington Jones
Phyllis Haver as Mary Brown
Bert Roach - Martin Brown
Al Cooke as Joe Barnum
Charles Murray as Sheriff Sparks (credited as Charlie Murray)
Marie Prevost as Marcelle Mansfield
Dot Farley as Mrs. Smith
Eddie Gribbon as Bandit Chief
Kalla Pasha as Bandie Chief's Rival
Billy Bevan as Director
George O'Hara as Cameraman
John J. Richardson as Screen Villain (credited as Jack Richardson)
Louise Fazenda as Theatregoer
Lige Conley as Minister (credited as Lige Crommie)
Heinie Conklin as Jester in movie
Ramon Novarro as Dancer (credited as Ramon Samaniegos)