The Boob (1926)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This early William Wellman directorial effort stars George K. Arthur as the title character, an incredibly naïve farmhand named Peter Good. Spurned by Amy (Gertrude Olmstead), the girl he loves, Peter sets out to prove that he isn't a boob. He joins a posse hunting for a gang of bootleggers, and sure as shootin' he rounds up the bad guys single-handedly. The film's highlight is an elaborate production number set at a burlesque theater, where scores of contract starlets have their clothes removed with the help of wires and pulleys. Billed third in the cast is Joan Crawford, whom MGM was obviously preparing for bigger and better things.



bad-guy, bootlegging, farmhand, good-guy, honor [recognition], love, naivete, posse, rescue, romance, spurned