Release dateMay 2, 1920 (1920-05-02) WriterHenry Payson Dowst (story), Clara Genevieve Kennedy CastWallace Reid, Bebe Daniels Produced byAdolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky Related Sam Wood moviesWallace Reid appears in The Dancin Fool and Excuse My Dust, Kings Row (1942), Goodbye - Mr Chips (1939), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Kitty Foyle (1940)
The Dancin Fool is a 1920 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Sam Wood directed this one of his earliest efforts. Wallace Reid and Bebe Daniels star, at the time Paramount was making them a popular team in replacement of Reids previous female lead Ann Little. A copy of this film survives in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
As described in a film publication, Sylvester Tibble (Reid), a country yokel, comes to New York City to work at his uncle Enoch Joness (Hatton) jug business for $6 per week and earns extra money dancing at a jazz cabaret. He becomes the dance partner of Junie Budd (Daniels). They soon find romance while performing Apache dance routines. Sylvester also makes a success of his uncles business by introducing modern business methods.