A Gold Digger of Weepah (Harry Edwards, 1927)

Director: Harry Edwards
Producer: Mack Sennett, John A. Waldron
Writer: Al Giebler, Harry McCoy, Jefferson Moffitt, Vernon Smith
Cinematographer: George Unholz, Vernon L. Walker

Billy Bevan (Barber)
Sunshine Hart (Hart – barber’s wife)
Matty Kemp (Winslow)
Alma Bennett (Alma – gold digger)
Johnny Burke (Undertaker)
Andy Clyde (Miner)
William McCall (man)
Nancy Cornelius (Dance hall girl)
Carole Lombard (fortune teller, uncredited)

Plot Summary
Barber Bevan and his wife, Hart, live in Weepah, Nevada. One day Bevan’s old flame, Alma, comes to town and makes a play for him. Hart, who leads the town’s temperance league, is embarrassed by her husband’s alleged infidelity, and attempts to expose him. However, as she soon discovers, their suspicious bedroom antics are innocent – they are simply trying to catch a loose rattlesnake!

Release Date: October 2, 1927 (USA)
Running Time: 21 minutes

Carole Lombard (middle) in A Gold Digger of Weepah (1927).