Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

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Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Joan Crawford Harry Langdon Tramp Tramp Tramp 1926.jpg
Joan Crawford and Harry Langdon in a scene from the film
Directed by Harry Edwards
Frank Capra
Produced by Harry Langdon
Written by Frank Capra
Starring Harry Langdon
Joan Crawford
Cinematography Elgin Lessley
George Spear
Distributed by First National Pictures
Kino Video
Release date(s)
  • March 21, 1926 (1926-03-21) (United States)
Running time 62 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) is an American comedy silent film directed by Harry Edwards. It features Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film tells of Harry (Langdon) a ne'er-do-well who falls in love with Betty, a girl on a billboard (Crawford).[2] Harry participates in a cross country foot race hoping to win prize money in hopes of marrying her.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

In a recent review of the 1926 film, critic Maria Schneider wrote, "Langdon was most often cast as an oblivious innocent adrift in a corrupt world, a formula that made him terrifically popular in the mid-1920s...An acquired taste, Harry Langdon's gentle absurdities and slow rhythms take some getting used to, but patient viewers will be rewarded."[3]

The staff at TV Guide gave the film a mixed review, writing, "An amusing and sunny outdoor comedy, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp seems weak only in comparison with Langdon's next feature, The Strong Man (1926), a much richer blend of laughs, thrills, and tears. Among the earlier film's deficiencies is an anemic story. The bulk of the movie is devoted to little more than a succession of pickles Harry gets himself into on his way west. Nothing is made of the fact that the Logans' landlord and the world walking champion are the same man. (If one isn't paying close attention, one may not be sure that they are the same man.) And someone should have thought up a more humorous or exciting way for Harry to win the marathon; a viewer's reconstruction of the script would simply note that 'Harry wins the race.'"[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tramp, Tramp, Tramp at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ Quirk, Lawrence J. (1968). The Films of Joan Crawford, First Edition. Cadillac Publishing Co., Inc., New York. p. 39. 
  3. ^ Schneider, Maria. The Onion, review, March 29, 2002. Last accessed: January 28, 2008.
  4. ^ TV Guide. Film review, 2008.

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