Mike Morgan creates the illusions that magicians use in their shows. While his business is Miracles for Sale, his hobby is exposing fake spiritualists. At the club, he is invited to attend ... See full summary »
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.
Three sideshow performers leave their lives of captivity and become "The Unholy Three." Echo the ventriloquist assumes the role of a kindly old grandmother who runs a bird shop. Tweedledee, the "twenty inch man," becomes her grandbaby, and Hercules is their assistant. Soon an incredible crime wave is launched from their little store. Written by
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Compared to many films of today, yes, the movie is a bit slow moving. But if you take it into the context of the time, I think this movie is fantastic! Think of it, this was similar to the 'Silence of the Lambs" or "Sixth Sense" of our time! I know this was one of the best movies of 1925, according to the box office counts, so if you take it in that context, WOW! This is a great movie! I personally liked all three of the main "bad guys" (especially Harry Earles as Tweedledee, the midget.), and, if you've seen the 1930 version, I think this "Rosie" is much better than the 1930 Lila Lee "Rosie" (sorry, I blanked). Anyway, a great movie that any good crime movie-lover or silent movie-lover should check out. Check out Turner Classic Movies, as they frequently run it
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