Exit Smiling

Exit Smiling is a 1926 comedy film directed by Sam Taylor and starring New York and London revues star Beatrice Lillie in her first (and only silent) film role and Jack Pickford, the brother of star Mary Pickford. The film was also the debut of actor Franklin Pangborn. This film is available on DVD from the Warner Archives Collection.


Violet (Beatrice Lillie), the travelling theatre troupe's worst actress, dreams of all she could be if she only had the right opportunities. Jimmy (Jack Pickford) is a runaway bank clerk who joins the troupe as a juvenile lead actor.

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    director Sam Taylor
    genre comedy
    keywords bank clerk travelling theatre
    producer Sam Taylor
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    theme silent