In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. ... See full summary »
Edward Everett Horton
Nice, 1976. Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a beautiful lawyer ten years his senior Maurice Agnelet. It has other links, she loves ... See full summary »
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »
Nigel De Brulier
A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Detective Go Geon-soo is having a hard day, and the following events happen to him in less than 24 hours: He receives a divorce notice from his wife. His mother passes away. He and his ... See full summary »
The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. He is an honest man that is up against an entire system of corrupt bureaucrats. The lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory that is at risk of collapsing during the night are at stake.
Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink". In fact he's used to overcome every situation with drugs: consuming it to ... See full summary »
To be fair, I don't know how well a play "The New Henrietta" was on stage; Douglas Fairbanks had played the main role on Broadway just the year before this film, which is a reworking of the play. Five years later, Fairbanks suggested the part for Buster Keaton, for a film that became "The Saphead". Both "The Lamb" and "The Saphead" were the first feature-length starring roles for the respective would-be stars, making their careers as movie comedians. Yet, it was a lousy story in both adaptations, although Fairbanks and Keaton did their best under the circumstances. As for the adaptations, I prefer "The Lamb" because it's less melodramatic and a little less drawn-out, although it is still slow going compared to Fairbanks's later vehicles.
Actually, this scenario is similar to the one Fairbanks used in many of his early comedies: he plays an effeminate rich boy, with "no backbone", who through some adventure (often by leaving a city such as New York for the wild west), regains his manhood and the girl. "The Lamb", however, lacks the pacing set by director John Emerson and the witty title cards of Anita Loos, which "His Picture in the Papers" (1916) and subsequent Fairbanks pictures maintained. The action picks up at the climax, but that's about it. The title writing here is bad, and there are seemingly too many title cards as a result. The frontal staging of actors for the stationary camera is also dated.
(Note: I saw a dark, poor-quality print.)
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?