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The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House (1922)

Fultah Fisher runs a boarding house catering to seamen passing through the port. A girl known as Anne of Austria has had many lovers amongst the sailors, but presently she's known to be the... See full summary »

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Salem Hardieker
Olaf Skavlan ...
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Fultah Fisher runs a boarding house catering to seamen passing through the port. A girl known as Anne of Austria has had many lovers amongst the sailors, but presently she's known to be the "property" of Salem Hardieker, a tough Bostonian. When Anne's eye drifts to a new potential lover, Hans the Dane, he spurns her, knowing she's Salem's girl. But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.... Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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In his 1971 autobiography, Frank Capra himself maintains that this short feature was his first exposure to film, a job he bluffed his way into out of poverty-stricken desperation. After one look through the camera, as he describes it, he was shaken with thrills from head to foot. Capra went on to be one of the pre-eminent auteurs of early Hollywood. See more »

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