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Lazybones (1925)





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Charles "Buck" Jones, normally a heroic Western star, takes a surprising turn by playing a shiftless rural character in this romance. ZaSu Pitts also makes an impression in her tragic role (she was better known as a comedienne than as a dramatic actress, but she was great at both). Jones' character is known only as Lazybones because of his easy-going nature. He is in love with Agnes Fanning (Jane Novak), but their romance is derailed when her sister, Ruth (Pitts), comes home with a baby. Ruth claims that she was wed to a sailor who had drowned, but can't produce a marriage certificate. This brings down a world of shame on the hapless young girl, so she attempts suicide. Lazybones rescues her and adopts the baby girl. He refuses to give the infant up, so he loses Agnes. Ruth dies, and as the years pass, the little girl Kit grows into a lovely young lady (as played by Madge Bellamy). Lazybones goes off to fight in WWI, and when he returns, he plans to marry his ward. But then he discovers that Kit loves a young man who is much closer to her own age. Although Lazybones loses out, there is a hint that he and Agnes may reunite.


Buck Jones
as Lazybones
Leslie Fenton
as Dick Ritchie
Virginia Marshall
as Kit as a girl
Emily Fitzroy
as Mrs. Fanning
Zasu Pitts
as Ruth Fanning
William Norton Bailey
as Elmer Ballister
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Critic Reviews for Lazybones

All Critics (1)

Vivid look at small town life and sexual problems, with major star turn from Buck Jones.

August 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lazybones

This is a sweet, sentimental, dramatic story of a man and his strangely adopted daughter. It's also got some humor, so it's an enjoyable movie, and I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

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