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The Barker (1928)

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Movie Info

This talkie from 1928 contains minimal dialog as it tells the tale of a young boy who desires to join the circus like his father, a midway barker. Unfortunately, his father has been saving all his life to send his boy to law school in hope of giving him a better life.

Cast

Milton Sills
as Nifty Miller
Sylvia Ashton
as Ma Benson
George Cooper
as Hap Spissel
S.S. Simon
as Col. Gowdy

Critic Reviews for The Barker

All Critics (2)

Betty Compson was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in this carnival-set melodrama

Full Review… | May 5, 2011
Screendaily

A fair-to-middlin' example of that transitional hybrid, the part-talkie.

Full Review… | March 17, 2008
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