The Dummy


1h 10m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 9, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Dummy; a Detective Comedy in Four Acts by Harvey J. O'Higgins, Harriet Ford (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
5,357ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Barney Cook, a bright Bowery youngster, gets a job with a detective agency and is used by his employer in a plan to trap a gang of kidnapers who have abducted the small daughter of the Merediths, an estranged wealthy couple: pretending to be deaf and dumb, Barney deliberately gets himself abducted by the gang. His ruse is later discovered but he gets word to the agency, and the kidnapers are rounded up. Little Peggy Meredith is returned to her parents, who have been brought back together by sharing worry on account of their daughter.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 9, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Dummy; a Detective Comedy in Four Acts by Harvey J. O'Higgins, Harriet Ford (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
5,357ft (6 reels)

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Notes

This film is a remake of a 1917 Paramount film of the same title with Jack Pickford in the role of Barney Cook.