~Tillie The Toiler~
1927
~297-78: George K. Arthur, Marion Davies & Harry Crocker~
~Plot Synopsis~
Marion Davies has the lead role of Tillie in this adaptation of Russ Westover's popular 1920s comic strip.
Tillie is bored by both her job as a stenographer and her office romance with Mr. Whipple (George K.
Arthur). She's far more interested in another man in the office, Mac (Matt Moore). Mac, however, does
not seem a likely candidate for advancement, and Tillie is an ambitious girl. She thinks she has found her
ticket when she meets the wealthy Pennington Fish (Harry Crocker). After one date, Tillie gets engaged
to Fish. But Tillie and Mac really belong together, and after she goes back to him, he gets a promotion.
Harry Crocker, who played Pennington Fish, was an especially good friend of Marion's, and he
frequently worked as a personal aide to her companion, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
In the book, The Times We Had, Marion claims that she made this film and The Red Mill at the same time
by doing day and nighttime shifts. Tillie the Toiler was reported as being one of the twenty-five
top-grossing films of 1927, disproving the myth that Marion's films were inevitably financial flops. Her
next film, The Fair Co-Ed, did even better.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Hobart Henley

Written by: A.P. Younger
Titles: Ralph Spence

Based on a story by Agnes Christine Johnston, Edward T. Lowe Jr. & Russ
Westover
~Cast~

Marion Davies ...  Tillie Jones
Matt Moore ...  Mac
Harry Crocker ...  Pennington Fish
George Fawcett ...  Mr. Simpkins
George K. Arthur ...  Mr. Whipple
Estelle Clark ...  Sadie
Bert Roach ...  Bill
Gertrude Short ...  Bubbles
Claire McDowell ...  Ma Jones
Arthur Hoyt ...  Mr. Smythe
Turner Savage ...  Chubby boy
James Murray ... One of Tillie's Admirers in Restaurant (uncredited)
~297-33: George K. Arthur & Marion Davies~
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Cinematography by: William H. Daniels
Film Editing by: Daniel J. Gray
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons & David Townsend
Costume Design by: André-ani

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: June 5, 1927

Filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA