The Wages of Tin (1925)



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Credited cast:
Glenn Tryon ... Billy
Blanche Mehaffey ... Meg
Billy Engle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Brokaw Bill Brokaw ... Cop
Jack Gavin Jack Gavin
Helen Gilmore ... Meg's mother
James T. Kelley James T. Kelley ... Meg's father (as Jimmy Kelly)
George Rowe George Rowe ... Driving instructor
Noah Young Noah Young ... Car salesman


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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

4 January 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy, the Ford Buster See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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All Roads Lead to Comedy
9 November 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Glen Tryon is learning to drive. He rents a car from Noah Young, gets thirty seconds of instruction from George Rowe and takes girlfriend Blanche Mehaffey for a spin in this fine Roach comedy.

Tryon was the latest in a series of normal-looking comedians for Roach that had started with Harold Lloyd's "Glass" character. While he was a capable performer and Roach's staff knew how to make a comedy with almost anyone, there was something apparently missing, so Tryon eventually moved on to Universal and a long and successful career largely behind the camera.

None of which is to imply this is less than a very funny short comedy and we are lucky to have it. We almost didn't. The only surviving print is a Pathe show-at-home 9.5 mm cut-down. Happily, Ben Model has put a funny score to it and has offered it on DVD, along with seven other similar cut-downs, in his latest compilation, ACCIDENTALLY PRESERVED 4.

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