Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)





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This action-comedy has nothing to do with WWI -- Dalton Trumbo's novel would not be written for another 20 years. Stage luminary Fred Stone, known in silent film for his acrobatic roles, stars. Johnny Wiggins (Stone) is a cowboy stunt actor whose friend Bill Burnham (Hart Hoxie) lands in jail. Burnham's sister, Janet (Nina Byron), is an heiress who is being courted by the phony Count Bullion-nia (James Cruze). Bill's signature is needed so that the Count can marry her. Burnham wants to get rid of the Count but can't because he is locked up, so Wiggins offers to pose as him and go East. Because brother and sister haven't seen each other since they were children, Janet readily accepts Wiggins as Bill. Through his impressive athletic trickery, Wiggins puts the Count and several other bad guys to rout. Janet finds a decent young man to marry, and Wiggins finds a girl of his own.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy
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Nina Byron
as Janet Burnham
Mayme Kelso
as Mrs. Tupper
Carson Ferguson
as Bert Whitney
Sylvia Ashton
as Aunt Agatha
Noah Beery Sr.
as Town Marshall
Fred Huntley
as Jeune, a Butler
Dan Crimmins
as Pollitt, a Valet
Raymond Hatton
as Milton C. Milton, a Broker
Mary Anderson
as Ruth Gordon
Fred Stone
as Johnny Wiggins, a Film Star
James Cruze
as Count Bullion-nia, a Fortune Hunter
Clarence Geldert
as The Director
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This may be the single most profound film to examine the nature of consciousness and volition in the context of a world preoccupied with war. The story, with its status as a banned film for so long, makes this a classic expose of the machinations of public opinion.

Rob Davis
Rob Davis

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