Hay Foot, Straw Foot

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Hay Foot, Straw Foot
Hay Foot, Straw Foot (1919) - 1.jpg
Still with Spottiswoode Aitken, Charles Ray, J. P. Lockney, and Doris May
Directed by Jerome Storm
Produced by Thomas H. Ince
Screenplay by Julien Josephson
Starring Charles Ray
Doris May
William Conklin
Spottiswoode Aitken
J. P. Lockney
Cinematography Chester A. Lyons
Edited by Ralph Dixon
Thomas H. Ince Corporation
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 22, 1919 (1919-06-22)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Hay Foot, Straw Foot is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Jerome Storm and written by Julien Josephson. The film stars Charles Ray, Doris May, William Conklin, Spottiswoode Aitken and J. P. Lockney. The film was released on June 22, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is not known whether the film currently survives.[3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] enlistee Ulysses S. Grant Briggs (Ray) is bound by his father Thaddeus Briggs (Aitken), a veteran of the Civil War, to emulate his illustrious namesake in all things. He is charged in a courts-martial for entering a notorious roadhouse against orders and rescuing Betty Martin (May), a young woman who aspires to the stage and had just taken part in a military camp entertainment, from the wiles of a man posing as a vaudeville agent. His father appears at the camp hearing and insists that his boy must have had a good reason for his action, but his son refuses to speak. Betty considers the disgrace she caused to the young man, comes to the camp and tells her story and secures his acquittal.



  1. ^ "Hay Foot, Straw Foot". AFI. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hay Foot, Straw Foot (1919) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Hay Foot, Straw Foot at silentera.com
  4. ^ "Reviews: Hay Foot, Straw Foot". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 8 (27): 52. June 28, 1919. 

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