Go and Get It

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Go and Get It
Go and Get It (1920) - 2.jpg
Advertising for Go and Get It on pages 22 and 23 of the Exhibitors Herald (August 1920).
Directed byMarshall Neilan
Henry Roberts Symonds
Written byMarion Fairfax
StarringPat O'Malley
Wesley Barry
Agnes Ayres
Production
company
Marshall Neilan Productions
Distributed byFirst National Exhibitors' Circuit
Release date
  • July 18, 1920 (1920-07-18)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
(English intertitles)

Go and Get It is a 1920 American silent comedy-drama mystery film directed by Marshall Neilan and Henry Roberts Symonds and written by Marion Fairfax. The film stars Pat O'Malley, Wesley Barry, Noah Beery Sr. and Agnes Ayres. The cinematographer was David Kesson.[1] The film was released on July 18, 1920 by First National Exhibitors' Circuit.[2][3][4]

Actor Bull Montana (a former professional wrestler) played Ferry, the Ape Creature, in the film. He later went on to play the ape-man in the 1925 Willis H. O'Brien classic The Lost World, which was also written by Marion Fairfax and starred Noah Beery's actor brother Wallace Beery.[5]

Plot[edit]

Helen Allen (Agnes Ayres) inherits her deceased father's newspaper, but someone is trying to sabotage the business. She gets a job at the company under a false name, so that she can detect exactly who is trying to ruin her. She winds up instead investigating a number of gruesome murders with the help of a reporter named Kirk Connelly (Pat O'Malley).

One of the victims was a scientist named Dr. Ord (Noah Beery). Helen learns that Dr. Ord had been involved in an experiment in which he transplanted the brain of a criminal into the body of a gorilla. The beast turned on him and then went on a killing spree, hunting down and murdering all of his old enemies. In the end, Helen also finds out who it was who was trying to ruin her newspaper.

Cast[edit]

Preservation[edit]

The film was considered a lost film for decades.[6][7] A print was discovered at the Cineteca Italiana film archive in Italy.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 219.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  2. ^ "Go and Get It". afi.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Go and Get It". AllMovie. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Go and Get It". TCM.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 220.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  6. ^ "Weird and Wonderful Movies That You'll Never Get to See". io9.gizmodo.com. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Go and Get It at silentera.com
  8. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Go and Get It

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