Snob Buster (1925)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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More substantial than most of the potboilers produced in the late '20s by Harry J. Brown, The Snob Buster starred former male model Reed Howes as a conceited socialite who returns from the war a true democrat. The new and improved Ted Pendergast cares only for the welfare of fellow veteran Butch McGuire (David Kirby), a pugilist, and Pendergast, Sr. (Wilfred Lucas) promptly has him committed to a sanitarium. Junior quickly escapes, however, and moves in with Butch and his lovely sister Molly (Gloria Grey). A local prize fighter, Kid Lowry (Ray Johnston), goads the newcomer into a grudge match, but Ted is forcibly returned to the sanitarium by his father as the contest is about to start. He escapes once again, and with Molly cheering him on, he wins the big match and, in time, his father's acceptance. One of the best-looking stars of his generation, Reed Howes was no actor in any real sense of the word, and his career descended into bit parts after the changeover to sound. He continued to appear in Westerns and action melodramas until shortly before his death in 1964.



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