~Puppets~
1926
~Milton Sills & Gertrude Olmstead~
~Plot Synopsis~
Milton Sills stars as Nicki, a popular puppeteer who returns from the battlefields of WWI deaf as a
post. He soon discovers that his sweetheart Angela (Gertrude Olmstead) has become engaged to
his former wardrobe master Bruno (Francis McDonald). Before the story can metamorphose into a
modern-day Pagliacci, a backstage fire breaks out at Nicki's puppet theater. Bruno behaves like a
craven coward during the conflagration, but Nicki valiantly saves everyone from a horrible death.
As a result, Angela vows eternal devotion to Nicki -- whose hearing has been restored in all the
excitement. John F. Goodrich adapted the screenplay from a theatrical piece by Frances Lightner.

Plot Synopsis from Hal Erickson, Allmovie.com
Directed by: George Archainbaud

Written by: John F. Goodrich    
~Cast~

Milton Sills ...  Nicki
Gertrude Olmstead ...  Angela
Francis McDonald ...  Bruno
Mathilde Comont ...  Rosa
Lucien Prival ...  Frank
William Ricciardi ...  Sandro
Nick Thompson ...  Joe
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Al Rockett Productions

Released by: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Charles Van Enger        
Film Editing by: Arthur Tavares
Art Direction by: Milton Menasco
Production Manager: Al Rockett
Assistant Director: Al Lena

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 minutes
Released: June 20, 1926