A Sailor-Made Man (1921) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and produced by Hal Roach and Suzanne Lloyd Hayes.
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)By Lindsey on Aug 10, 2012 From The Motion Pictures
(Image via otrstreet.com) “The Boy” is a rich but quite lazy fellow who spends his time relaxing at the country club and not doing much else. There he meets “The Girl,” who he suddenly falls in love with and decides he wants to marry. Surprisingly, The Girl is willing to acce... Read full article
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Both Lloyd and Hal Roach would haul the initial cuts of their films to theaters in the outskirts of Los Angeles for unannounced test screenings. They would carefully gauge the reactions of these audiences to individual scenes and re-cut the films accordingly. This film was unusual in that it was conceived as a 2-reel short but the 4-reel (just over 40 minutes) first cut tested so strongly with the test audience they were loathe to cut any of it. By audience default, it became his first feature-length comedy, by accident.
Released on 25 December 1921, it grossed $485,000. The success of this film as a feature led Lloyd to abandon making 2-reel shorts. His next film, Grandma's Boy was designed from the start as a 5-reel feature and would be released nine months after _Sailor Made Man, A (1921)_.
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