MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 32,120 this week

When the Clouds Roll by (1919)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 539 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

Psychiatrist Dr. Ulrich Metz attempts to drive Daniel Brown to suicide.

Director:

Writer:

(scenario)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 291 titles
created 11 Jun 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When the Clouds Roll by (1919)

When the Clouds Roll by (1919) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of When the Clouds Roll by.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A teenaged tomboy, tired of being bossed around by her strict guardian, impersonates a man so she can have more fun, but discovers that being the opposite sex isn't as easy as she had hoped.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Curt Goetz, Ferry Sikla
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Director: Fred Niblo
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim
The Nut I (1921)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eccentric inventor Charlie Jackson tries to interest wealthy investors in his girlfriend's plan to help children from poor neighborhoods.

Director: Theodore Reed
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, William Lowery
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

Director: Richard Oswald
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Leo Connard, Ilse von Tasso-Lind
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Maj. Pete Sandidge is a very able pilot who seems to have a streak of luck as far as flying goes. World War II is raging and Pete has come out of it pretty so far. He even has a beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Stars: Sam De Grasse, Francelia Billington, Erich von Stroheim
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Christy Cabanne, John Emerson
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Fred Niblo
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Mary MacLaren, Nigel De Brulier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Daniel Boone Brown
Albert MacQuarrie ...
Hobson
...
Lucette Bancroft
Frank Campeau ...
Mark Drake
Ralph Lewis ...
Curtis Brown
Herbert Grimwood ...
Dr. Ulrich Metz
Daisy Jefferson ...
Bobby De Vere
Bull Montana ...
The Nightmare
Victor Fleming ...
Himself
Thomas J. Geraghty ...
Himself (as T.J.G.)
William C. McGann ...
Himself
Harris Thorpe ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

The comfortable and amiable Daniel Boone Brown, a resident of New York's water front, becomes the victim of a mad scientist's psychological experiments. For days, Dr. Ulrich Metz messes up Daniel's life, bringing on failing health, restless sleep, a nervous and irritable disposition, tardiness for work, and superstitions that cause worry and fear. Several months into the ordeal, one of Metz's minions, hired as Daniel's livery, feeds him a midnight snack of spring onions, lobster, Welsh rarebit and mince pie. We see the contents of his stomach causing pain and distress; then he has vivid and surreal nightmares. Will Metz succeed in driving Daniel to suicide? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 December 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cheer Up  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(color toned)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Douglas Fairbanks flees his pursuers by entering a room and proceeds to run up a wall, across the ceiling, down the opposite wall, jump from walls to ceiling, et cetera; a full 30 years before Fred Astaire did the same in Royal Wedding (1951). See more »

Crazy Credits

Credits for Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, Thomas Geraghty, William McGann and Harris Thorpe are presented with footage of the differant people at work. Fleming is shown shouting orders from a director's chair, Geraghty is seated at a desk, writing, and McGann and Thorpe stand side by side, cranking motion picture cameras. See more »

Connections

Edited from His Majesty, the American (1919) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Douglas Fairbanks Jumps the Cloud
15 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

As our story opens, otherwise normal New York gadabout Douglas Fairbanks (as Daniel Boone Brown) has been unknowingly the "guinea pig" in a bizarre experiment. For three months, Mr. Fairbanks has been secretly the subject of possibly mad scientist Herbert Grimwood (as Ulrich Metz). "The power of suggestion can destroy both mind and body," Dr. Metz explains, "But first I weaken the power of resistance in my subject by implanting psychic germs of fear, worry, superstition and kindred annoyances." Fairbanks has become superstitious and frantic, but maintains his good nature...

"When the Clouds Roll By" was a United Artists showcase for its box office star. The plot collapses as episodes lead to a revelation that doesn't exactly fit the (doctor's) introduction; we have been led astray. However, it doesn't matter if you take the story as a surreal fantasy from the opening credits. Also involved are Fairbanks' courtship of conveniently placed Kathleen Clifford (as Lucette "Lucy" Bancroft), plus business intrigue involving his uncle Ralph Lewis (as Curtis Brown) and oily rival Frank Campeau (as Mark Drake). Somehow, Fairbanks and Victor Fleming fit it all together.

******** When the Clouds Roll By (12/28/19) Victor Fleming ~ Douglas Fairbanks, Kathleen Clifford, Frank Campeau, Herbert Grimwood


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
2010 Alpha DVD jesse-macleod
What about the Wonders of Fleming's Work? IMDBcinephile
Discuss When the Clouds Roll by (1919) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?