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This edition: Sally of the Sawdust

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Episode Details

(1925/U.S., 113 min., b&w, comedy, silent with music score) Dir.: D.W. Griffith. Cast: Carol Dempster, W. C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Anderson. A con man is the unlikely guardian of an orphaned circus waif and locates her grandparents to turn her over to them, only to run into complications with the law. Remade by Fields in 1936 as “Poppy.” A rare comedy from Griffith. Discussion guest: Matthew Solomon, College of Staten Island/CUNY.