The Dancin' Fool
The Dancin' Fool is a surviving 1920 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Sam Wood directed this one of his earliest efforts. Wallace Reid and Bebe Daniels star, at the time Paramount was making them a popular team in replacement of Reid's previous female lead Ann Little. A copy of this film survives in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
|The Dancin' Fool|
|Directed by||Sam Wood|
Henry Payson Dowst (story)|
Clara Genevieve Kennedy (adaptation, scenario)
|50 minutes; 5 reels|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film publication, Sylvester Tibble (Reid), a country yokel, comes to New York City to work at his uncle Enoch Jones's (Hatton) jug business for $6 per week and earns extra money dancing at a jazz cabaret. He becomes the dance partner of Junie Budd (Daniels). They soon find romance while performing Apache dance routines. Sylvester also makes a success of his uncle's business by introducing modern business methods.
- Wallace Reid as Sylvester Tibble
- Bebe Daniels as Junie Budd
- Raymond Hatton as Enoch Jones
- Willis Marks as Tim Meeks
- George B. Williams as McGammon
- Lillian Leighton as Ma Budd
- Carlos San Martin as Elkus
- William H. Brown as Gabby Gaines
- Tully Marshall as Charle Harkins
- Ruth Ashby as Dorothy Harkins
- Ernest Joy as Tom Reed
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Dancin' Fool at silentera.com
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Dancin' Fool
- "The Dancin' Fool: Some Interesting Moments in this Frail Wallace Reid Picture". Motion Picture News. New York City: Motion Picture News, Inc. 21 (21): 4235. May 15, 1920. Retrieved 2014-04-08.