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Two Flaming Youths

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Two Flaming Youths
Film poster
Directed byJohn Waters
Screenplay byJohn W. Conway
Donald Davis
Percy Heath
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Produced byJohn Waters
Jesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
StarringW. C. Fields
Chester Conklin
Mary Brian
Jack Luden
George Irving
Cissy Fitzgerald
CinematographyH. Kinley Martin
Edited byRose Loewinger
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 17, 1927 (1927-12-17)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Two Flaming Youths is a lost[1] 1927 American silent comedy film directed by John Waters and written by John W. Conway, Donald Davis, Percy Heath, and Herman J. Mankiewicz. The film stars W. C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Mary Brian, Jack Luden, George Irving, and Cissy Fitzgerald. The film was released on December 17, 1927, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]


Sheriff Ben Holden (Conklin) is in love with hotel owner Madge Malarkey (Fitzgerald) when down-and-out carnival man Gabby Gilfoil (Fields) shows up, hoping to take her for some money. Gilfoil is mistaken for the wanted man Slippery Sawtelle (Quinn). Neither suitor gets Malarkey but do manage to take her husband (wealthy Simeon Trott) (Irving) for a bundle.


  • W. C. Fields as Gabby Gilfoil
  • Chester Conklin as Sheriff Ben Holden
  • Mary Brian as Mary Gilfoil
  • Jack Luden as Tony Holden
  • George Irving as Simeon Trott
  • Cissy Fitzgerald as Madge Malarkey
  • James Quinn as Slippery Sawtelle (credited as Jimmy Quinn)
  • Ben Bard as Bard (as Pearl and Bard)
  • Jay Brennan as Brennan (as Savoy and Brennan)
  • Bobby Clark as Clark (as Clark & McCullough)
  • Max Dill as Dill (of Kolb and Dill)
  • Vivian Duncan as Vivian Duncan
  • Lew Fields as Fields (as Weber and Fields)
  • Clarence Kolb as Kolb (as Kolb and Dill) (credited as C. William Kolb)
  • Charles Mack as Mack (as Moran and Mack)
  • Chester Morton as The Human Pin Cushion
  • Lee W. Parker as The Tattooed Man
  • Jack Pearl as Pearl (as Pearl and Bard)
  • Billy Platt as The Dwarf (as William Platt)
  • Stanley Rogers as Savoy (as Savoy & Brennan)
  • John Seresheff as The Strong Man
  • Joe Weber as Weber (as Weber and Fields)
  • John Aasen as The Giant (uncredited)
  • Wallace Beery as Beery - of Beery and Hatton (uncredited)
  • Rosetta Duncan as Rosetta Duncam (uncredited)
  • Raymond Hatton as Hatton - of Beery and Hatton (uncredited)
  • Monty O'Grady as Minor Role (uncredited)


  1. ^ American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Two Flaming Youths
  2. ^ "Movie Review - A Texas Steer - THE SCREEN; The Showman". Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Two Flaming Youths". Retrieved February 11, 2015.
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