Sally of the Sawdust

1925, Comedy, 1h 31m

12 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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When her circus mother dies after being disowned, young Sally (Carol Dempster) is raised by Professor Eustace McGargle (W.C. Fields), a juggler and small-time con man. McGargle trains Sally to dance for his opening act, and the pair joins a carnival based in Green Meadow, Conn. Sally's grandparents, the Fosters, still live in the area, but neither the young girl nor stern Judge Foster (Erville Alderson) and his wife (Effie Shannon) know they are related.

Cast & Crew

W.C. Fields
Professor Eustance McGargle
Alfred Lunt
Peyton Lennox
Erville Alderson
Judge Henry L. Foster
Effie Shannon
Mrs. Foster
Florence Fair
Miss Vinton
Marie Shotwell
Society Lady
Glenn Anders
Leon, the Acrobat
Tammany Young
Yokel in the old army game (uncredited)
Harry Fischbeck
Cinematography
James Smith
Film Editing
Charles M. Kirk
Art Director
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  • Jan 28, 2012
    A fantastic, heartfelt, and funny dramatic film with a great cast and a somewhat simple, yet very exciting emotional story. I really liked it. It has that suspense of the audience knowing that this girl really belongs to a rich family but this guy is pretending to be her father to keep her in the circus business. You're not sure to have sympathy for him or not throughout, but the ending is very good. I recommend this movie.
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