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Count of Ten (1928)





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Veteran stage actor/playwright James Gleason made his film debut in the Universal comedy The Count of Ten. In fact, Gleason received top billing over onetime screen favorite Charles Ray, an indication that Ray's days of prominence were numbered. Returning to the "yokel" characterization that won him popularity in the teen years, Ray is cast as Johnny McKinney, a gullible prizefighter who permits his wife, family and friends to squander all his money. In dire financial straits, Johnny talks his manager Billy Williams (James Gleason) into arranging a $5000 bout with the champ. Billy doesn't want to do it, inasmuch as Johnny has a broken hand, but he has no choice. Our hero wins the fight, only to discover that his purse is to be used to square his brother-in-law's gambling debts. On the verge of walking out on his parasitic family, Johnny is dissuaded by his wife Betty (Jobyna Ralston), who promises never to take advantage of him again. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


James Gleason
as The manager
Charles Ray
as Prizefighter
Jobyna Ralston
as Prizefighter's wife
Arthur Lake
as The brother
Charles Sellon
as The Father
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Slow-moving and somewhat laborious in its working out, The Count of Ten at the same time possesses just enough vitality to make it worth the spectator's while following the fortunes of the characters.

April 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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