~Under The Top~
1919
~248-10: Fred Stone & Sylvia Ashton~
~248-24: Ella Hall & Fred Stone~
~248-28: Fred Stone & Ella Hall~
~284-34: James Cruze & Fred Stone~
~248-44: Ella Hall & Fred Stone~
~248-47: Fred Stone & Ella Hall~
~Plot Synopsis~
Jimmie Jones, a boy living in Three Forks, visits a traveling circus where he falls in love with Pansy,
tightrope walker Terry O'Neill's daughter, after rescuing her from ruffians. Ambitious to learn
tight-rope walking, Jimmie sets up a wire in his backyard. A fall brings on a dream that ten years later
he is an acrobatic house painter, who thrills the townspeople as he paints the church steeple. The
circus returns, now owned by O'Neill. After O'Neill dies from a fall, Pansy is cared for by an
ex-equestrienne who schemes for Pansy to marry her son so she can control the circus. With Jimmie's
help, however, the wedding is prevented. Pansy's guardians have her hypnotized so that she will
marry one of them, but Jimmie steals the marriage license and eludes the pursuing circus hands by
doing acrobatic feats to an audience's delight until Pansy emerges from her spell. She has the hands
drive her guardians out and marries Jimmie, whereupon the boy awakens.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Donald Crisp

Written by:
Gardner Hunting - scenario

Based on a story by John Emerson and Anita Loos.
~Cast~

Fred Stone ...Jimmie Jones
Ella Hall ...Pansy O'Neill
Lester Le May ...Terry O'Neill
Sylvia Ashton ...Lotta Crust
James Cruze ...'Foxy' Stillmore
Guy Oliver ...Jay Trimmer
Charles Ogle ...Otto B. Shott
Noah Beery ...Prof. De Como
J. Cummings ...Justice of the Peace
Jane Wolfe ...Mrs. Jones (as Jane Wolff)
Julia N. Stark ...Wardrobe lady
Gordon Griffith ...Jimmie Jones (prologue and epilogue)
Althea Worthley ...Little Pansy O'Neill (prologue and epilogue)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Companies:
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: Henry Kotani
Assistant Director: Nat G. Deverich
Assistant Director: William Horwitz
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: January 5, 1919
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