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Exit Smiling is a 1926 comedy film directed by Sam Taylor and starring New York and London revues star Beatrice Lillie in her first (and only silent) film role and Jack Pickford, the brother of star Mary Pickford. The film was also the debut of actor Franklin Pangborn. This film is available on DVD from the Warner Archives Collection.[1][2][dead link]

Exit Smiling
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Directed by Sam Taylor
Produced by Sam Taylor (uncredited)
Written by Tim Whelan and Sam Taylor
Based on Exit Smiling
by Marc Connelly
Starring Beatrice Lillie
Jack Pickford
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 14, 1926 (1926-11-14)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles



The travelling theatre troupe's worst actress, Violet (Beatrice Lillie), dreams of all she could be if she only had the right opportunities. Jimmy (Jack Pickford) is a runaway bank clerk who joins the troupe as a lead actor.[citation needed]



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