Alf's Button (1920)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The old reliable stage chestnut Alf's Button was given perfunctory treatment by British director Cecil Hepworth. Leslie Hensen plays Alf Higgins, a World War 1 "Tommy" who discovers that a button on his jacket has unusual magical powers. It turns out that the button was forged from the metal of Aladdin's lamp. Granted three wishes, Alf squanders the first two, while the third forms the basis of the film's rousing finale. Playwright W. A. Darlington virtually built his career on Alf's Button and its sequels.

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genie, English [nationality], lamp, soldier, wish, wish-fulfillment