The Hottentot

The Hottentot is a lost[1][2] 1929 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller. It is based on the 1920 Broadway play The Hottentot by William Collier, Sr. and Victor Mapes.[3]

The Hottentot
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Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Screenplay byHarvey Thew (adaptation)
Based onThe Hottentot
by William Collier, Sr. and Victor Mapes
StarringEdward Everett Horton
Patsy Ruth Miller
Music byCecil Copping
Alois Reiser
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byOwen Marks
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 10, 1929 (1929-08-10)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

A previous silent version was produced by Thomas H. Ince in 1922, starring Douglas MacLean.[4][5]


Sam Harrington (Edward Everrett Horton) is a simple horse lover who is mistaken for a champion steeplechase jockey and prevailed upon by Peggy Fairfax (Patsy Ruth Miller) to take part in an upcoming race.



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