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Waking Up the Town


Waking Up the Town is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze and written by Frank Condon and James Cruze. The film stars Jack Pickford, Claire McDowell, Alec B. Francis, Norma Shearer, and Herbert Prior. The film was released on April 14, 1925, by United Artists.

As described in a film magazine review, a garage employee in a small town has an inventive mind, and tries to interest a banker in a project to harness waterfalls for energy. He becomes discouraged. Through the kind assistance of the garage owner, he puts his idea over, and wakes up the town. He has a romance with the granddaughter of his benefactor.

Jack Pickford as Jack Joyce
Claire McDowell as Mrs. Joyce
Alec B. Francis as Abner Hope
Norma Shearer as Mary Ellen Hope
Herbert Prior as Curt Horndyke
Ann May as Helen Horndyke
George Dromgold as Joe Lakin
Jack Edwards as Little Boy (uncredited)

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