The Clodhopper (1917)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 47 min.  |  
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Everett Nelson (Charles Ray) escapes the cruel, miserly ways of his banker father (Charles French) by heading out for the big city. He show up in New York in his country-boy clothes and winds up on stage as a rube dancer. He becomes a success, while back at home his father is having trouble at the bank. Everett's mother (Lydia Knott) encourages the boy's sweetheart Mary Martin (Margery Wilson) to go to him for help. She does, and Everett comes home to help out his dad and marry Mary. Although coming fairly early in Charles Ray's career as a film star, this picture was pretty typical of his work.

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chores, dance [art], fame, farmboy, fortune [wealth], generation-gap, love, on-the-road, physical-abuse, romance, stars [celebrities]