The Baby Cyclone

The Baby Cyclone is a lost[1] 1928 American comedy silent film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and based upon the 1927 play by George M. Cohan,[2] adapted for the screen by F. Hugh Herbert and Robert E. Hopkins. The film stars Lew Cody, Aileen Pringle, Robert Armstrong, Gwen Lee and Nora Cecil. The film was released on September 27, 1928, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[3][4]

The Baby Cyclone
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Produced byA. Edward Sutherland
Screenplay byGeorge M. Cohan (play)
F. Hugh Herbert
Robert E. Hopkins
StarringLew Cody
Aileen Pringle
Robert Armstrong
Gwen Lee
Nora Cecil
CinematographyAndré Barlatier - (French Wikipedia)
Edited byCarl Pierson
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 27, 1928 (1928-09-27)
CountryUnited States


Jessie Hurley (Gwen Lee) becomes infatuated with her new Pekingese. This makes her husband Gene Hurley (Robert Armstrong) jealous. While out walking the dog, he sells it to society girl Lydia Webster (Aileen Pringle). He tells Jessie the dog got lost, but Jessie learns the truth and takes it back. Lydia and her fiancé, Joe Meadows (Lew Cody), try to regain custody.[5] Eventually, all four humans are arrested on charges of dog stealing and inciting a riot. [6] The film featured "a near deadly duel with an electric light bulb and a bottle of catsup as the main constituents."[7]



  1. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Baby Cyclone
  3. "The Baby Cyclone (1928) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. "The Baby Cyclone". AFI. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. "The Daily Journal (Vineland, NY)". November 16, 1928. p. 6.
  6. "Dayton Herald". December 15, 1928. p. 6.
  7. "Philadelphia Inquirer". November 12, 1928. p. 12.
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