The Head Man (1928)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Veteran comedian Charlie Murray plays a serious role in 1928's Head Man. Murray is cast as a senator named Watts, whose political career is ruined when he refuses to suck up to a "machine" boss. After several weeks of self-pity, Watts decides to beat the Machine at its own game. With the support of friends and family, he runs for mayor and soon the bad guys are running from him! Cast as Watts' daughter Carol is 15-year-old Loretta Young, just beginning her long association with First National/Warner Brothers. Also on hand are such surefire supporting players as Lucien Littlefield, Irving Bacon, Harvey Clark, and Dot Farley (who, like Charlie Murray, was an alumnus of the Mack Sennett comedy factory).



forces [military], mayor, office, Senator