Stepping Lively (1924)

Genres - Action, Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This routine Richard Talmadge vehicle was livened up with some notable cast members, particularly Mildred Harris, the ex-wife of Charles Chaplin. As bank clerk Dave Allen, who is wrongly accused of stealing bonds from his boss, James Pendry (Norval MacGregor), Talmadge gets to perform his usual round of action-packed stunts. To prove his innocence, Allen disguises himself as a crook and delves into the underworld to track down the real culprits. Robbins, an ex-con turned butler (Brinsley Shaw), is helpful in cracking the case. The man who actually stole the bonds, James Le Baron (Mario Carillo), is posing as a nobleman. He slips through the cracks when a gang of thieves discovers that Allen is not one of them. But Le Baron isn't free for long -- Allen gives chase and he finally gets his man, and, of course, the girl, who happens to be the boss' daughter (Harris).

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aristocracy, bad-guy, butler, false-accusation, gangster, good-guy, honor [recognition], jewel, robbery, secretary, suspicion