~Long Pants~
1927
~67-47: Alma Bennett~
~Plot Synopsis~
The Boy, a dreamer who fancies himself a Don Juan, rejoices when his mother at last allows him to
change from his knee breeches to long pants. He goes out for a bicycle ride to show off to his
neighbors that he is now a man, and while out, he encounters the Vamp, a beautiful crook being
sought by the police for smuggling "snow." She is amused by the Boy and flirts with him while he
rides around her car trying to impress her. He is called back home to talk on the phone with his girl
friend Priscilla, and after he hurriedly hangs up on her, he rushes back out to the Vamp. She is gone,
however, and has accidentally left behind one of her unsigned love letters, which the Boy mistakenly
assumes is for him. He thinks that the Vamp wishes to marry him, and his parents, who know
nothing of the Vamp, naturally assume Priscilla is the focus of his desire to get married. His parents
arrange for the young couple to be married at once, but the Boy, intent on a passionate life with the
Vamp, decides that he must kill Priscilla to avoid marrying her. He takes her for a walk in the woods,
but his incompetence prevents him from shooting her, and he ends up getting caught in a bear trap,
from which Priscilla rescues him. The Boy then discovers that the Vamp has been incarcerated for
her crimes, but his attempt to rescue her is complicated by his run-ins with a mannequin police
officer, and then a real police officer. The Vamp gets into a fistfight with the woman she holds
responsible for her arrest, and then shoots her husband. The Boy is jailed, but when he is released,
he thinks of his mother and Priscilla and rushes home to them.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Frank Capra

Written by: Robert Eddy - adaptation
Tay Garnett - writer
Arthur Ripley - story
~Cast~

Harry Langdon ...  Harry Shelby
Gladys Brockwell ...  His Mother
Alan Roscoe ...  His Father (as Al Roscoe)
Priscilla Bonner ...  His Bride (Priscilla)
Alma Bennett ...  His Downfall (Bebe Blair)
Betty Francisco ...  His Finish
Billy Aikin ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Rosalind Byrne ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Ann Christy ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Frankie Darro ...  Young Harry Shelby (uncredited)
John Darrow ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Young Griffo ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Ruth Hiatt ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Tenen Holtz ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Peaches Jackson ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Muriel Kingston ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Natalie Kingston ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Babe London ...  Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Rigard ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Ted Stroback ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Duane Thompson ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Alice Ward ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Marjorie Whiteis ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Jerome Young ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Harry Langdon Corporation

Released by: First National Pictures

Executive Produced by: Harry Langdon
Cinematography by: Glenn Kershner & Elgin Lessley
Film Editing by:
Harry Langdon
Comedy Construction: Clarence Hennecke

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: March 26, 1927
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