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Sally in Our Alley
Director: Walter Lang (Dir)
Release Date:   3 Sep 1927
Duration (in feet):   5,892
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Shirley Mason (Sally Williams)  
    Richard Arlen (Jimmie Adams)  
    Alec B. Francis (Sandy Mack)  
    Paul Panzer (Tony Garibaldi)  
    William H. Strauss (Abraham Lapidowitz)  
    Kathlyn Williams (Mrs. Gordon Mansfield)  
    Florence Turner (Mrs. Williams)  
    Harry Crocker (Chester Drake)  

Summary: Sally, a girl of the tenements, is adopted by neighbors Sandy Mack, Abraham Lapidowitz, and Tony Garibaldi upon her mother's death, and subsequently leads a happy home life with her foster fathers. Jimmie Adams, a young plumber who loves Sally, visits the house frequently. The group is broken up when Mrs. Mansfield, Sally's wealthy aunt, takes the girl away to her luxurious home to give her the advantages of social position; she also introduces Sally to Chester Drake, a very wealthy young man. When Sally invites her foster fathers and Jimmie to her eighteenth birthday party, she is embarrassed by their table manners. Mrs. Mansfield tells of Sally's interest in Adams, causing Jimmie to leave her, but Sally learns of her aunt's social snobbery and is reunited with him before he sets sail on a ship. 

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.  
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Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.  
Director: Walter Lang (Dir)
  Bert Siebel (Asst dir)
Producer: Harry Cohn (Prod)
Writer: Edward Clark (Story)
  Dorothy Howell (Cont)
Photography: J. O. Taylor (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Robert E. Lee (Art dir)
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp. 29/9/1927 dd/mm/yyyy LP24461

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Genre: Romantic comedy
 
Subjects (Major): Aunts
  Etiquette
  Foster parents
  Italian Americans
  Jews
  Orphans
  Plumbers
  Scots
  Snobs and snobbishness
  Tenement-houses
  Upper classes

Note: The 1916 Peerless production Sally in Our Ally (see entry), directed by Travers Vale and starring Muriel Ostriche and Carlyle Blackwell, is unrelated to the 1927 film. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   6 Nov 1927.   
Variety   2 Nov 1927   p. 21.

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