The Wise Kid

The Wise Kid is a lost 1922 American silent comedy film directed by Tod Browning.[1]

The Wise Kid
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Directed byTod Browning
Written byWallace Clifton
Story byWilliam Slavens McNutt
StarringGladys Walton
David Butler
CinematographyWilliam Fildew
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • March 4, 1922 (1922-03-04)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] restaurant cashier Rosie Cooper (Walton) is in love with bakery worker Freddie Smith (Butler), but when she helps out customer Jefferson Southwick (Barrows), who has forgotten his pocketbook, Jimmie becomes jealous. Southwick poses as the son of a wealthy merchant, but when they discover his accounts are short, he borrows one hundred dollars from Rosie and then attempts to skip town. She is too smart for him, though, and he lands in jail. Rosie gets her money back and is content with the attentions of Freddie, who is honest even if he is poor.


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Wise Kid". Retrieved May 5, 2008.
  2. "Reviews: The Wise Kid". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (5): 71. January 28, 1922.

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