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Case Study: The Clodhopper

A man surrounded by women dressed as farmers.
A still from The Clodhopper.

To see how a continuity script relates to film content, take a look at this clip from The Clodhopper, a 1917 film directed by Victor Scherzinger for Kay-Bee (a unit of the New York Motion Picture Corporation) and released by Triangle. In this scene, a country boy proves a surprise sensation at a New York cabaret with his eccentric dancing, including his signature "Clodhopper Glide."

 

Compare this sequence to its descriptions in this excerpt from the script, in the Aitken collection, available here.

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