A battalion of the U.S. Army's 77th Division penetrates deep into the Argonne Forest of France during the First World War. The battalion becomes surrounded and holds out for six long days, ... See full summary »
Burton L. King
George G. McMurtry,
Charles W. Whittlesey
Pierre de Brezeux, a young man of wealth and refinement, becomes engaged to a beautiful and worthy girl of his station in life, Marthe Rozay. Pierre has one fault, weakness, and this is the... See full summary »
Camille de Morlhon
Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her ... See full summary »
Cecil B. DeMille
Valdemar Psilander is the small circus' leading clown. Gudrun Houlber, the beautiful bareback rider and he are in love. So, when he gets an offer from the great impressario, Erik Holberg, he takes along Gudrun and her parents. Within a few years, his act has made him famous and rich. One evening, he discovers that Gudrun and Count Robert Schmidt are having an affair. After she offers the usual banal apologies, he asks her if she loves Schmidt; she says she does, so he sends her to him.
Director A.W. Sandberg's movie of a clown suffering for a lost love -- don't they all? -- is a wonderfully well produced movie for the year it was made, with a fine assortment of shots, some unusual compositions (Psilander discovers the affair in a mirror at his dressing table), and some excellent acting. Sandberg seems to have been dissatisfied with the movie, because he made a longer version nine years later that was almost twice as long, but this one, telling the story almost purely from Psilander's viewpoint is a fine and effective version of the tale.
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