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Reaching for the Moon (1917)

A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the ... See full summary »

Director:

John Emerson

Writers:

John Emerson, Joseph Henabery (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Douglas Fairbanks ... Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown
Eileen Percy ... Elsie Merrill
Richard Cummings Richard Cummings ... Old Bingham the Boss
Millard Webb ... Mr. Mann
Eugene Ormonde Eugene Ormonde ... Sergius Badinoff the Prime
Frank Campeau ... Black Boris
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A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the throne of a small European kingdom. However, there are forces at work who don't want him to survive to take the throne. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Adventure | Comedy

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Reaching for the Moon review
7 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Lowly clerk Douglas Fairbanks finds that the life of royal privilege of which he has dreamed isn't all it's cracked up to be when he is identified as heir to the throne of Vulgaria. An entertaining enough light comedy from early in Fairbanks' career that never quite seems to realise the potential in its storyline. Fairbanks' likeability carries much of the picture.


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

17 November 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Douglas dans la lune See more »

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Silent

Color:

Black and White (color toned)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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