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The Dancin Fool

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Director  Sam Wood
Cinematography  Alfred Gilks
Country  United States
3.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  May 2, 1920 (1920-05-02)
Writer  Henry Payson Dowst (story), Clara Genevieve Kennedy
Cast  Wallace Reid, Bebe Daniels
Produced by  Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky
Related Sam Wood movies  Wallace 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 movie poster

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.



The Dancin Fool movie scenes Vintage clothing dealer Leslie Verrinder has taken the opportunity to advise audiences on purchasing 1920s

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.


  • Wallace Reid - Sylvester Tibble
  • Bebe Daniels - Junie Budd
  • Raymond Hatton - Enoch Jones
  • Willis Marks - Tim Meeks
  • George B. Williams - McGammon
  • Lillian Leighton - Ma Budd
  • Carlos San Martin - Elkus
  • William H. Brown - Gabby Gaines
  • Tully Marshall - Charle Harkins
  • Ruth Ashby - Dorothy Harkins
  • Ernest Joy - Tom Reed
  • References

    The Dancin Fool Wikipedia
    The Dancin Fool IMDb

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