Kid Boots: Set to Music

February 18, 2006


Comedian Eddie Cantor made his feature-film debut in the silent film adaptation of Ziegfeld’s 1923 stage musical Kid Boots. Stripped of its songs and Cantor’s fast-talking patter, the film version relies on energetically paced physical comedy and clever sight gags. Pianist Peter Mintun will accompany the film, restoring music from the original Broadway score by Harry Tierney.

Organized by Ronald S. Magliozzi, Assistant Curator of Research and Collections, Department of Film and Media.


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