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    We are proud to present to all silent film lovers our multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Award of Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

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   Marceline Day


Directed by                      Harry Edwards
Produced by                    Mack Sennett Comedies
Starring                           Harry Langdon, Marceline Day, Frank Coleman, Madeline Hurlock, Kalla Pasha
Cinematography             WM. Williams
Distributed by                 Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Release date                     September 14, 1924
Running time                   21 minutes
Country                            United States
Language                          Silent film, English intertitles


This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here


We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Marceline Day.


This is a nice Mack Sennett short comedy, directed by Harry Edwards and starring "Babyface" Harry Langdon and a charming 16 year young Marceline Day.  The plot is extremely entertaining, with three clearly discernible parts - fast-slow-fast, like in an 18th century music concert of the classic period.  

The first part includes all the action in a night train, with expected, but nonetheless funny stepping on each other's toes,  spilling on each other's faces and getting my mistake in each other's beds.  The morning train keeps the action going.  Harry does an amazing job of shaving with a shaking blade that goes perilously close to the face of a horrified fellow male passenger.   Then Harry and Marcie get seated next to a chained criminal, who somehow pulls out an arsenal of guns and a shootout ensues, during which Harry loses his tie, but keeps all his body parts intact.  In the confusion a bad guy steals Harry's wallet, which, we learn, has the life savings of the young couple. 

The second part is very slow, and probably only Harry Langdon could have made it amusing.  The money lost and the business opportunity gone with it, he goes back to his old job as a policeman.  Harry accidentally chews up some tobacco with his lunch sandwich, which makes him dizzy and disoriented.  Amazingly, he escapes unscathed form crawling between cars on the road.

The last part brims with action again.  Marcie, who is making a living as a seamstress, unexpectedly gets invited to a party.  She is unwilling to join, but accidentally notices Harry's stolen wallet in possession of the house's host.  She accepts the invitation, and succeeds in recovering the wallet, but a struggle with the "heavy" follows.  In the meantime, both Harry and the armed criminal show up at the house.  As the title suggests, Harry and Marcie manage to keep their money at the cost of being blown up a pole, their clothes in shreds, but their spirit intact.

This is Marceline Day's second leading role after the one in "Black Oxfords".  In "The Luck o' the Foolish" she performs very nicely in all episodes, and makes a significant contribution for the film's good reception - it enjoys a handsome viewer rating in IMDB.   For Marceline Day this film is a stepping stone on the road to greater success and recognition, which began to materialize with dramatic roles in 1925 and 1926.

The film enjoys a very nice rating in IMDB.


The Luck o' the Foolish (1924) on IMDb


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   Marceline Day


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