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Vintage original 9.25 x 12.25 in. US trade ad for the 1920s silent film comedy, HEART TROUBLE, released in 1928 by First National and co-directed by Harry Langdon and Arthur Ripley.


Printed for publication in The Film Daily with the film's original tile of Here Comes the Band, the photographic design depicts silent film comedian Harry Langdon truly larger than life as he strides through a city street carrying a baton along with a second image of Landgon and a laughing horse. 


The verso depicts a text-only ad for director D.W. Grifffith and his latest film, The Battle of the Sexes, with Phyllis Haver, Jean Hersholt, Belle Bennett, Sally O'Neil and William Bakewell. It is in fine+ condition.


*"Heart Trouble is a 1928 American silent comedy film starring Harry Langdon and Doris Dawson. It is Langdon's final silent film and his last feature-length one. First National Pictures was preparing to fire Langdon. Reportedly less than a hundred prints were made and it went into only limited release, even though the reviews were good. It is presumed to be lost."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Harry Van Housen, the son of German immigrants, desperately wants to enlist in the United States Army during World War I in order to prove to his sweetheart that he is a true-blue American. Every time Harry volunteers for service, he is turned down for unfitness: he is underweight, four inches too short, nearsighted, flat-footed, and suffering from dandruff. Unwittingly, he comes across a German base being used to shuttle supplies to submarines off the United States coast; all unknowingly, he manages to free an American officer, blow up the base, and round up the spies. Harry is given a hero's welcome by his hometown, but he misses it, being too busy courting his girl to care about civic honors."

*(source: IMdB)




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