Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928 film)

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Tillie's Punctured Romance
Poster - Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928) 01.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Produced by Al Christie(aka Christie Film Company)
Written by Monte Brice
Keene Thompson
Starring W. C. Fields
Louise Fazenda
Chester Conklin
Mack Swain
Grant Withers
Tom Kennedy
Babe London
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
William Wheeler
Edited by Arthur Huffsmith
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 3, 1928 (1928-03-03)
Running time
57 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tillie's Punctured Romance is a 1928 circus comedy starring W. C. Fields as a ringmaster and Louise Fazenda as a runaway. Written by Monte Brice and Keene Thompson and directed by A. Edward Sutherland, this movie has nothing to do with the revered 1914 Charles Chaplin film aside from sharing the same title. However, Chester Conklin and Mack Swain appear in both films.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Tillie is a runaway who goes to Frisbee's Colossal Circus, with lions, a ringmaster that wants to take over the circus from the owner, a strong woman, a girl with "a voice of gold and an arm of iron." The group decides to go to the French trenches during World War I in order to entertain the troops, but they all get caught up in a draft and end up serving the German Army as privates while facing the Allies.



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