The Song and Dance Man (1926)

Run Time - 72 min.  |  
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Song and Dance Man was based on the play of the same name by George M. Cohan. Tom Moore plays vaudevillian Happy Farrell, who gives up show biz to take a "civilian" job. Finding success in the business world, Happy tries to go back on stage, only to find that it isn't quite so easy the second time around. Meanwhile, our hero's former vaude partner Leola Lane (Bessie Love), now a headliner at the Palace, gives it all up to become the bride of artist Joseph Murdock (played by the "original" Harrison Ford). Though he's always been in love with Leola, Happy gives her marriage his blessing, knowing that she's now way out of his league. Song and Dance Man was remade as a talkie in 1936, with Paul Kelly and Claire Trevor.

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behind-the-scenes, business, love, partner, self-sacrifice, vaudeville