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Teddy at the Throttle: A Silent Opera

Promotional photo for "Teddy at the Throttle"

Starring: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, and Wallace Beery
Director: Clarence G. Badger
Produced by Mack Sennett
Release Date: April 1917 (USA)
Time: 30:00

Genre: Comic Opera

Synopsis: Sweethearts Gloria and Bobbie are pawns in a nefarious scheme concocted by Henry Black, Gloria’s guardian, to keep the inheritance money which he currently enjoys spending. Keystone Teddy, the wonder dog, stands by to look after the kids. (Scored as a “silent” opera.)

Music by Maurice Saylor

Number of players: 5
Scoring: SATB, sop solo, bar solo, oboe, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, sop sax, bari sax, ukulele, percussion, and piano.

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