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|Tillie's Punctured Romance|
|Directed by||A. Edward Sutherland|
|Written by||Monte Brice|
|Produced by||Al Christie (aka Christie Film Company)|
|Starring||W. C. Fields|
|Cinematography||Charles P. Boyle|
|Edited by||Arthur Huffsmith|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Tillie's Punctured Romance is a lost 1928 American silent circus comedy film starring W. C. Fields as a ringmaster and Louise Fazenda as a runaway. Written by Monte Brice and Keene Thompson and directed by A. Edward Sutherland, this movie has nothing to do with the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film aside from sharing the same title. However, Chester Conklin and Mack Swain appear in both films.
Tillie is a runaway who goes to Frisbee's Colossal Circus, with lions, a ringmaster that wants to take over the circus from the owner, a strong woman, a girl with "a voice of gold and an arm of iron." The group decides to go to the French trenches during World War I in order to entertain the troops, but they all get caught up in a draft and end up serving the German Army as privates while facing the Allies.
- W.C. Fields as Ringmaster
- Louise Fazenda as Tillie, a Runaway
- Chester Conklin as Circus Owner
- Mack Swain as Tillie's Father
- Doris Hill as Heroine
- Grant Withers as Hero
- Tom Kennedy as Property Man
- Babe London as Strong Woman
- Billy Platt as Midget (billed as William Platt)
- Michael Raffetto as (uncredited)
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