The Hottentot

The Hottentot

The Hottentot is a lost 1929 American all-talking sound 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.


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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    director Roy Del Ruth
    editor Owen Marks
    genre comedy
    musicBy Cecil Copping
    productionCompany Warner Bros.
    publisher Warner Bros.
    theme sports comedy