The County Chairman (1914)

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That warhorse stage play The County Chairman was given its first cinematic treatment by that most prolific of directors, Allan Dwan. Macklyn Arbuckle repeats his stage characterization as Jim Hackler, a rural politico who manages to outsmart those who consider themselves cleverer than he. His chief rival is William Lloyd, the crooked incumbent to the office of country chairman. Hackler also smooths the course of a romance between his adopted son Harold Lockwood and Lloyd's daughter Daisy Robinson. County Chairman was remade as a talkie vehicle for Will Rogers in 1935.

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small-time, love, politician, romance, rurality