A Million Bid
- 1h 10m
An experimental brain surgeon must decide if he will restore the memory of his wife's abusive first husband.An experimental brain surgeon must decide if he will restore the memory of his wife's abusive first husband.An experimental brain surgeon must decide if he will restore the memory of his wife's abusive first husband.
"A million bid", of 1927, is one of the most beautiful black & white films that i have EVER had the pleasure to view and was considered to be a lost film until this 'preserved' Italian copy was recently found....Warner Oland, before he starred in the Charlie Chan series of films, and William Demarest, (the audience chuckled at Demarest's appearance) long before he joins the Preston Sturges stock company of players, are just fine, but 'la piece de resistance' of the film is the glorious performance rendered by the absolutely gorgeous Dolores Costello, the wife of John Barrymore and the grandmother of Drew Barrymore, of Charlie's Angels notoriety....Dolores Costello is simply a knockout, in more ways than one....i can only pray to my pagan gods that this film will find itself onto a DVD format so that more viewers can discover this marvel of melodrama and belatedly join the Dolores Costello Fan Club....i should point out that this 'preserved' print did not have a sound track of music, for we simply sat in luscious silence while the film took us away... Maybe the LOC can be persuaded to show it again....
- Apr 20, 2005