Watch Your Step (film)

Watch Your Step is a 1922 American silent comedy film directed by William Beaudine. It stars Cullen Landis, Patsy Ruth Miller, Bert Woodruff, and George C. Pearce.[1] Life considered the film to be a "fabulously expensive production".[2] With no record of a print in any collection, it is likely a lost film.[3]

Watch Your Step
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Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Written byJulien Josephson
Produced byB.P. Fineman, Samuel Goldwyn
StarringCullen Landis
Patsy Ruth Miller
Bert Woodruff
George C. Pearce
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Edited byRalph Block
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • February 1922 (1922-02)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Elmer Slocum (Landis), a wealthy city youth, while trying to elude the police in his high powered automobile, has a smashup and, in a rough and tumble fight with a motorcycle policeman, knocks him out. He is robbed of his clothes by a group of tramps. He tries to hide from the police in a small village in Iowa and there meets Margaret Andrews (Miller), daughter of the richest man in town. He gets a position at a grocery store run by Russ Weaver (Woodruff) and learns that he has a rival for the hand of Margaret in Lon Kimball (Cannon), son of an undertaker. In a fight with Lon, Elmer comes off victorious, but a constable (Rattenberry) arrests him. Things look dark for Elmer until his father Henry Slocum (Cossar) with news that the motorcycle policeman has recovered and all has been forgiven.



  1. ^ Sherwood, Robert Emmet (1923). The Best Moving Pictures of 1922-23, Who's Who in the Movies and Yearbook of the American Screen. p. 94.
  2. ^ Life. Life Magazine, Incorporated. 1922. p. 1922.
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Watch Your Step at
  4. ^ "Reviews: Watch Your Step". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (16): 65. April 15, 1922.

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