The Spieler. 1928. USA. Directed by Tay Garnett. 62 min.
Screenplay by Hal Conklin, John W. Krafft, Garnett. With Alan Hale, Clyde Cook, Renée Adorée. Carnival barker Alan Hale finds his morals need some superficial refinement when he falls for his new boss, Renée Adorée (The Big Parade), a reformer who is determined to purge her show of grifters and pickpockets. Garnett’s second feature (and final silent) already displays the director’s formal inventiveness and distinctive sense of fun.