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The Village Blacksmith1922

The Village Blacksmith (1922)




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Everybody at Mack Sennett's Keystone studios was expected to do a little bit of everything, which is why bassett-faced comedian Hank Mann both directed and co-starred in the 2-reel laughfest The Village Blacksmith. Burly Tom Kennedy plays the title character, while gawky Polly Moran is cast as the Smithy's sweetie, a laundress. A refined young lady (Vivien Edwards) becomes fascinated by the Smithy's remarkable feats of strength, including his ability to pound nails with his knuckles. The girl succeeds in stealing Kennedy away from Moran, which of course precipitates a climactic confrontation between the two females. Though The Village Blacksmith contained more plot than was usual for Keystone, sight gags and slapstick still predominate. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


William Walling
as John Hammond
Gordon Griffith
as Bill (as child)
Pat Moore
as Johmnie (as child)
Tully Marshall
as (Squire Ezra Brigham)
Caroline Rankin
as Mrs. Brigham
Ralph Yearsley
as Anson Brigham
Henri dela Gartique
as Anson (as child)
Francis Ford
as Asa Martin
Bessie Love
as Rosemary Martin
Helen Field
as Rosemary (as child)
Mark Fenton
as Dr. Brewster
Cordelia Callahan
as Aunt Hattie
Eddie Gribbon
as Village Gossip
Lon Poer
as Gideon Crane
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Critic Reviews for The Village Blacksmith

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

It gets an audience in the throat at the beginning and never releases its grip until the final minute.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An atrocious bit of impudence is displayed in The Village Blacksmith, a film which uses Longfellow's title and many of his lines to describe scenes and actions that are most emphatically not his.

October 6, 2021 | Full Review…

The poem is much more simple and real.

November 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The picture is thickly coated with sentiment, yet it tugs at the heart because of it. Then, too, the thrills have been gathered together in a goodly collection.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…

It is dashing, well-made, up-to-date, with plenty of heart interest and touches of comedy, and several thrills, and frankly melodramatic. It is excellent entertainment for the masses.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…

A well-selected cast portray the various characters in a delightfully natural and telling manner.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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