Celebrity. 1928. USA. Directed by Tay Garnett. 70 min.
Screenplay by Elliott J. Clawson, George Dromgold, Willard Keefe, Garnett. With Robert Armstrong, Lina Basquette, Clyde Cook. After eight years as a gagman for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, Garnett graduated to directing with this remarkably assured character comedy, with Robert Armstrong (King Kong) as a prizefighter who poses as a poet as a publicity ploy. As an actress hired to impersonate his high-class love interest, Lina Basquette can’t help falling for the big lug, leading to an elegantly understated climax.