Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives ... See full summary »
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the ... See full summary »
A gambler decides to play one last game before he turns over a new leaf. However, during the game one of the players accuses him of cheating. Suddenly the lights go out, shots are fired and... See full summary »
William S. Hart
William S. Hart,
Joseph J. Dowling
From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." ... See full summary »
Allyn Ann McLerie,
Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »
A wealthy young man disguises himself as a gardener to be near the woman he secretly loves. He discovers that the butler is an enemy spy who plans to steal military secrets, and has to find a way to stop him.
A composer and his daughter emigrate to America in the hope that he can sell his symphony. But he meets with little success and begins to give up hope. His daughter and her friends, however, never give up hope.
F. Harmon Weight
George J. Lewis
"The Scarlet Car", a film directed by Herr Joseph DeGrasse, older brother of the actor Sam DeGrasse, who obviously plays a role in this film ( in what is a good example of Amerikan nepotism ), tells a story about bankers and crooks ( both concepts are synonymous, certainly ) and murder and matrimony ( include here the same German comments of a moment ago ).
For the aristocracy and silent fans the most interesting aspect of this film is that it is one of Herr Chaney's earliest surviving films. Herr Chaney has a small but very important and decisive role, playing a bank cashier, Paul Revere Forbes, that works for two crooked bankers, Ernst and Cyrus Peabody ( Howard Crampton and Sam DeGrasse ), father and son respectively; they forge the bank's money and Herr Forbes knows everything about this; in order to have no trouble, the crooked bankers murder Forbes, not knowing that in this way they get involved in more troubles
Anyway Herr Chaney is so great playing his characters, even the early ones, that he plays dead superbly in the film in order to put things right, incidentally marrying his daughter Beatrice ( Edith Johnson ) to Billy Winthrop ( Franklyn Farnum ), a promising business man.
The film has a certain and delightful scent of the past, including memories of old battles and such typical local customs as tarring and feathering people, peculiar scenes of a small Amerikan village, certainly this film seems also to be an episode of one of those early silent serials in its concept and with its narrative, including two illuminating flashbacks for the service of a final thrilling climax.
And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must check that the bank accounts of his fat and rich German heiresses are in order.
Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/
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