Tomboy (1924)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |  
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This mediocre comedy relies on the stereotypical concept of country rubes for much of its humor. The village tomboy, appropriately named Tommy Smith (Dorothy Devore), runs a boarding house. A city visitor, Aldon Farwell (Herbert Rawlinson), comes to stay at the Smiths,' and Tommy finds out that he is a revenue officer. When liquor is found in the barn, Tommy suspects that her father (James O. Barrows) is the bootlegger that Farwell is looking for. Then when Hiram (Lee Moran), the sheriff, is murdered, her father is accused of the killing. Tommy and Farwell work together to discover who the real guilty party is, and all sorts of country bootlegging intrigue ensues. It turns out that Rugby Blood (Harry Gribbon), who has been posing as an invalid boarder at the Smiths, is the real bootlegger. Mr. Smith is actually a revenue officer himself and is working with Farwell, who confesses his love for Tommy.

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Americana, colonialism, girl, tomboy, woman, youth