Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Soap Suds Star - 1915

The Soap Suds Star: One reel of 1,025 feet, released October 28, 1915, a Falstaff release.
Comedy about a down-and-out vaudeville team who attempt Shakespeare and destroy their career.
Scenario by Lloyd F. Lonergan.
Print source: Museum of Modern Art, 14 minutes, 38 seconds.
Cast: Carey L. Hastings (Sophie, the star), Reginald Perry (husband).
Original music composed and performed by Andrew Crow (​people/​crowa.htm.)
Theater, particularly vaudeville, has been an endless source of material for movies. This energetic comedy features a down-and-out actor and a funny laundry proprietor who are hired as a vaudeville act. They become a big hit, but when they try Shakespeare, they destroy their showbiz career.
The Soap Suds Star was released under the Falstaff banner, the comedy arm of Thanhouser.

For futher information on films by Thanhouser, visit the site above. Let’s keep memories of this great studio alive.

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