Internationally popular kiddie-star Jackie Coogan was rapidly outgrowing his cuteness when he starred in his 1927 vehicle Johnny Get Your Hair Cut. The title is predicated on the fact that Coogan's celebrated bangs are shorn in the course of the story. Outside of this "gimmick," however, the film is a pedestrian effort, in which orphaned Johnny O'Day (Coogan) is adopted by kindly racehorse owner Baxter Ryan (Maurice Costello). Johnny returns the favor by riding Ryan's horse to victory and by saving the life of his winsome stepsister. Johnny Get Your Hair Cut was "supervised" by Coogan's father, which probably meant that Jackie Sr. was paid a huge sum of money to stay home.
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