Saturday, April 14, 2012

Butter Fingers - 1925

Country: United States
Language: English (intertitles)
Director: Del Lord
Writers: Jefferson Moffitt (scenario), Felix Adler (titles), Al Giebler (titles)
Stars: Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde and Ruth Taylor
Release Date: 30 August 1925 (USA)
Production Co: Mack Sennett Comedies
Runtime: 16 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short | Comedy
This short film was part of a DVD set called "Reel Baseball" and it consists of many silent baseball films. This review is based on Disc 2--a rather enjoyable collection of surprisingly good films with excellent musical scores from Kino.
The plot involves Billy being the star pitcher for the Bees and with his amazing pitching, there is no way the evil New York team can win. This New York team is not identified as the Giants, but the uniforms appear identical. The coach of New York realizes the only way to win is to cheat and he uses his evil wife to try to trap Billy into throwing the game.
Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) 

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