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Tip Toes
Tip Toes
is a 1927 British silent film comedy-drama, directed by Herbert Wilcox
Herbert Wilcox
and starring Dorothy Gish
Dorothy Gish
and Will Rogers.[2] The film is a loose adaptation of the stage musical Tip-Toes, with the action transferred from Florida to London.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 Preservation status 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] Tip Toes
Tip Toes
(Dorothy Gish) and her two partners Uncle Hen (Rogers) and Al (Nelson Keys) have a struggling music-hall act. When they go for auditions, theatre managers are keen on Tip Toes
Tip Toes
as a solo, but do not want the men. Tip Toes
Tip Toes
turns down offers to go it alone out of loyalty to her fellows. In deep financial trouble, they decide as a last throw of the dice to book into a suite at a high-class hotel and put the story about that Tip Toes
Tip Toes
is a sophisticated heiress, while she tries to snag a wealthy gentleman. Tip Toes
Tip Toes
attracts the interest of a young peer, but the plans of the trio are constantly on the point of being undermined as Hen and Al get into a series of scrapes. Cast[edit]

Dorothy Gish
Dorothy Gish
as Tip Toes
Tip Toes
Kaye Will Rogers
Will Rogers
as Uncle Hen Kaye Nelson Keys
Nelson Keys
as Al Kaye Miles Mander
Miles Mander
as Rollo Stevens Dennis Hoey
Dennis Hoey
as Hotelier John Manners as Lord William Montgomery

Production[edit] A writer was paid £2,000 to do a script but Wilcox threw it out.[1] Paramount contributed only £20,000 of the production cost.[3] Reception[edit] Tip Toes
Tip Toes
was the last in a four-picture deal between Wilcox and Paramount to star Gish in British films. The earlier films (Nell Gwyn, London and Madame Pompadour) had all been relatively favourably received by contemporary critics; however Tip Toes
Tip Toes
appears to have attracted almost universally negative responses. The Bioscope dismissed it as "feeble", while Variety accused the film of being "not only a libel on Americans, but on American vaudeville and its artists". The film lost money.[1] Preservation status[edit] No print of Tip Toes
Tip Toes
is known to survive, and the British Film Institute include it on their '"75 Most Wanted" list of missing British feature films. It is considered of great potential interest to silent cinema historians, not only as a prestige production involving star names, but to assess whether it really was a disastrous misfire justifying its terrible reception, or whether a modern perspective would view the film more kindly.[4] References[edit]

^ a b c " Dorothy Gish
Dorothy Gish
Made £41,000 from Three British Films". The Sun (5408). Sydney. 8 March 1928. p. 1 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved 19 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/512697/Tiptoes/ ^ "FILM COMPANY SUED". The News. X (1,451) (HOME ed.). Adelaide. 8 March 1928. p. 18. Retrieved 19 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ " Tip Toes
Tip Toes
/ BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

Tip Toes
Tip Toes
on IMDb BFI 75 Most Wanted entry, with extensive notes

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Films by Herbert Wilcox

Producer Only

The Wonderful Story (1922) Flames of Passion (1922) Paddy the Next Best Thing (1923) The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1929) When Knights Were Bold (1929) Black Waters (1929) Splinters (1929) A Peep Behind the Scenes (1929) High Treason (1929) The Third Eye (1929) Wolves (1930) Canaries Sometimes Sing (1930) Rookery Nook (1930) The Mountain of Mourne (1930) Warned Off (1930) On Approval (1930) Tons of Money (1930) Mischief (1931) The Speckled Band (1931) Plunder (1931) Almost a Divorce (1931) Up for the Cup (1931) The Barton Mystery (1932) Life Goes On (1932) Thark (1932) Leap Year (1932) It's a King (1932) The Love Contract (1932) Say It with Music(1932) The Mayor's Nest (1932) A Night Like This (1932) The Flag Lieutenant (1932) Night of the Garter
Night of the Garter
(1933) Up to the Neck (1933) The King's Cup
The King's Cup
(1933) Yes, Mr Brown
Yes, Mr Brown
(1933) Up for the Derby (1933) Trouble (1933) General John Regan (1933) The Blarney Stone (1933) Just My Luck (1933) The King of Paris (1933) Lord of the Manor (1933) Discord (1933) That's a Good Girl
That's a Good Girl
(1933) One Precious Year (1933) Purse Strings (1933) Summer Lightning (1933) It's a Cop (1934) Badger's Green (1934) Faces (1934) Lucky Loser (1934) Lilies of the Field (1934) Sorrell and Son (1934) The Scoop (1934) Girls, Please! (1934) Come Out of the Pantry
Come Out of the Pantry
(1935) Escape Me Never (1935) Brewster's Millions (1935) Fame (1936) Where's George? (1936) Millions (1937) The Frog
The Frog
(1937) The Rat (1937) The Return of the Frog (1938) A Royal Divorce (1938) No Parking (1938) Blondes for Danger
Blondes for Danger
(1938) The Beggar's Opera (1953) Yangtse Incident
Yangtse Incident
(1957) The Navy Lark (1959)

As director

Chu-Chin-Chow (1923) Southern Love (1924) Decameron Nights (1924) The Only Way (1926) Nell Gwyn (1926) Madame Pompadour (1927) London (1926) Tip Toes
Tip Toes
(1927) Mumsie (1927) Dawn (1928) The Bondman (1929) The Woman in White (1929) The Loves of Robert Burns
The Loves of Robert Burns
(1930) The Chance of a Night Time (1931) Carnival (1931) Money Means Nothing (1932) The Blue Danube (1932) Goodnight, Vienna
Goodnight, Vienna
(1932) The Little Damozel (1933) Bitter Sweet (1933) Yes, Mr Brown
Yes, Mr Brown
(1933) The Queen's Affair
The Queen's Affair
(1934) Nell Gwyn (1934) Peg of Old Drury
Peg of Old Drury
(1935) This'll Make You Whistle
This'll Make You Whistle
(1936) Three Maxims
Three Maxims
(1936) Limelight (1936) London Melody
London Melody
(1937) Victoria the Great
Victoria the Great
(1937) Sixty Glorious Years
Sixty Glorious Years
(1938) Nurse Edith Cavell
Nurse Edith Cavell
(1939) Irene (1940) No, No, Nanette (1940) Sunny (1941) They Flew Alone
They Flew Alone
(1942) Forever and a Day (1943) Yellow Canary (1943) I Live in Grosvenor Square
I Live in Grosvenor Square
(1945) Piccadilly Incident (1946) The Courtneys of Curzon Street
The Courtneys of Curzon Street
(1947) Spring in Park Lane (1948) Elizabeth of Ladymead
Elizabeth of Ladymead
(1948) Maytime in Mayfair (1949) Odette (1950) Into the Blue (1950) The Lady with a Lamp (1951) Derby Day (1952) Trent's Last Case (1952) Laughing Anne
Laughing Anne
(1953) Trouble in the Glen
Trouble in the Glen
(1954) Lilacs in the Spring
Lilacs in the Spring
(1954) King's Rhapsody (1955) My Teenage Daughter
My Teenage Daughter
(1956) These Dangerous Years
These Dangerous Years
(1957) The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Talk
(1958) Wonderful Things!
Wonderful Things!
(1958) The Lady Is a Square
The Lady Is a Square
(1959) The Hea

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