|Life of the Party|
|Directed by||Joseph Henabery|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Screenplay by||Walter Woods|
|Based on||The Life of the Party|
1919 The Saturday Evening Post story
by Irvin S. Cobb
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Attorney Algernon Leary (Roscoe Arbuckle), "pure milk" candidate for mayor, attends a party for grown-ups dressed as children. Going home in a blizzard, he is robbed of his fur coat, leaving him bare legged wearing rompers. He takes refuge in the first building he can reach, creating havoc in various apartments due to his appearance. He blunders into the rival candidate, Judge Voris (Frank Campeau) in a compromising situation with a vamp and forces him to withdraw, ensuring Leary's election as mayor after a whirlwind campaign.
- Roscoe Arbuckle as Algernon Leary
- Winifred Greenwood as Mrs. Carraway
- Roscoe Karns as Sam Perkins
- Julia Faye as 'French' Kate
- Frank Campeau as Judge Voris
- Allen Connor as Jake
- Fred Starr as Bolton (credited as Frederick Starr)
Film still synopsis
The December 1921 Film Fun provided a synopsis of the film using stills.
Attorney Leary (Arbuckle) promises the committee pure milk and fair service if he has to fight for it.
The man (Campeau) responsible for conditions defies the attorney, who thereupon runs for mayor in opposition.
At the children's party he is vamped by a leader of his rival's forces.
So he starts for home and on the way is relieved of his fur overcoat.
Taking refuge from the blizzard in the first apartment house he surprises the rival candidate in a vamp's room.
Cold. Of course. Nevertheless the one he likes best from the committee brings news of the election.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Life of the Party". silentera.com. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
- Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institution, c.1978
- ""The Life of the Party" Anything But Dull". Film Fun. New York: 12. January 1921. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
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