The Perfect Clown

The Perfect Clown is a 1925 American silent slapstick comedy film starring Larry Semon and Kate Price. It features an early screen appearance by Oliver Hardy. Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, the screenplay was written by Thomas J. Crizer, who also wrote the subtitles along with Charlie Saxton.[1]

The Perfect Clown
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Directed byFred C. Newmeyer
Written byThomas J. Crizer
Charlie Saxton
StarringLarry Semon
Kate Price
CinematographyGeorge Baker
Nicholas T. Barrows
Distributed byChadwick Pictures
Release date
  • December 15, 1925 (1925-12-15)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


The story is about a clerk who is given $10,000 to deposit at the bank, but the bank is closed for the night so he tries to get to the bank president's house with the money.


The Film


Prints of The Perfect Clown are held in the collections of the Cineteca Italiana (Milan), Museum Of Modern Art (New York City), UCLA Film and Television Archive (Los Angeles), and Academy Film Archive (Beverly Hills).[2]

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