- Old Clothes
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Edward F. Cline Produced by Jack Coogan, Sr. Written by Story:
Robert E. Hopkins
Starring Jackie Coogan
Cinematography Frank B. Good
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date(s) November 9, 1925 Running time 65 min. Country United States Language English
This was the first film in which Miss Crawford was credited with her new name — Joan Crawford. She had been renamed by the studio, who deemed her birth name, Lucille LeSueur, as sounding unfit for a movie star.
Tim Kelly (Jackie Coogan) and Max Ginsberg (Max Davidson) have struck it rich by investing in copper stock. But when the stock takes a dive, they are compelled to go back into their former profession — junk dealers. They take in the destitute Mary Riley (Joan Crawford) as a boarder and she hits it off so well with them that she winds up becoming a partner in their rag & junk company. Mary falls in love with a man named Nathan Burke (Allan Forrest), the son of wealthy parents. Nathan's mother (Lillian Elliott), however, disapproves of Mary. Eventually it is revealed that Mrs. Burke came from a poor background herself, and her long-ago sweetheart was Max. After this discovery, she gives the couple her blessings. The copper stock soars in value once again, so Kelly and Ginsberg are back in the money.
- Jackie Coogan - Tim Kelly
- Max Davidson - Max Ginsberg
- Joan Crawford - Mary Kelly
- Allan Forrest - Nathan Burke
- Lillian Elliott - Mrs. Burke
- James Mason - Dapper Dan
- Stanton Heck - the adjuster
- Dynamite the Horse
- Old Clothes at the Internet Movie Database
- Old Clothes at the TCM Movie Database
- Old Clothes at the Joan Crawford Encyclopedia
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