Victor Frandsen is a domestic tyrant. His wife Ida has to work as a slave for him and the rest of the family. She rises early to prepare everything for the day, she toils all day long, and ... See full summary »
Carl Theodor Dreyer
In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »
Daniel L. Haynes,
Nina Mae McKinney,
Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His ... See full summary »
Fred C. Newmeyer,
John T. Prince
A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »
The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant ... See full summary »
Carl Theodor Dreyer
A group of Confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few ... See full summary »
Ned Thacker, through prenatal suggestion, is born in Kansas with the spirit of D'Artagnan, of Gascony, and, naturally, his gallantries are very much misunderstood by maids and matrons of today, but when he falls in love with Dorothy Morane it takes something more than a millionaire rival to head him off, and it takes even more than a half-crazed Indian guide and the face of the Grand Canyon to keep him from the lady of his choice; not even her mother can do that. Written by
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This was the first film shown at the newly built Rivoli Theater in New York City. See more »
When Chin-de-dah leads Vandeteer and Elsie through the Canyon, the shadows of the cameraman and another crew member are visible on the ground. See more »
Except for Douglas Fairbanks, whose name appears above the title, there is no cast list. Actors are introduced by intertitle cards just before they appear on the screen. The IMDb cast list therefore uses this "order of appearance" sequence. See more »
'The Modern Musketeer', now complete and restored thanks to the efforts of the Danish Film Archive, is a fun modern adventure film starring the ever smiling Douglas Fairbanks (Snr). The first scenes show our hero as D'Artagnan of the Three Musketeers, swashing a buckle to rescue a young lady's handkerchief, before fast forwarding to modern times where Ned Thacker, his mother obsessed with the Dumas novel, has been brought up to be chivalrous (and rather irritating) where young ladies are concerned.
When Ned decides to leave for the big wide world in his new car - not until after he's climbed the church spire (as you do) - he meets Elsie Dodge, who's being railroaded into marriage with an unpleasant and cheating millionaire. Falling for Elsie he first lets her share his lunch hamper, then saves her from a fate worse than death at the hands of the local Injun (man with teeth necklace who thinks that makes him king).
Great action sequences involving ropes, jumps, and various acrobatics prefigure Fairbanks' later cinematic adventures. Marjorie Daw plays Elsie as the blushing young ingénue, while Tully Marshall pops up as a wronged man out for revenge. Although this film loses its way somewhat
starting as a likable comedy and then becoming a wild west adventure
it wears its years well and is worth a look.
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