Dick Turpin, a British highwayman, steals from the rich and passes the wealth along to the poor. But, after robbing the evil Lord Churlton, Dick learns that Churlton will soon marry Lady Alice Brookfield, a good-hearted woman who finds Churlton repulsive. In order to escape, Alice disguises herself a boy and travels with Dick to London. Dick is captured by the police and sentenced to hang, but he just might have one last escape left in him.
An auto racer driving through a small town finds himself tangled up in a local political controversy, an election and a mystery that surrounds a supposedly “haunted” car that speeds through town with no driver and disappears before anyone can catch it.
Harry Piel plays Harry Peel, a guy who receives a urgent telephone call from a friend who has returned from South America recently. The call is being made from the circus “Beely” and our hero arrives there too late to prevent the murder.
A railroad engineer adopts a French orphan while he’s fighting in the army in World War I, and takes him back to the US when the war ends. Later the boy needs an eye operation that the engineer can’t afford, so he takes the rap for a murder he didn’t commit in order to get his son the operation.
A country girl goes to live as with her very unpleasant Texas family, where she’s forced to deal with a bad marriage, a villainous ex-lover, murder — and the maddening, never-ceasing desert wind. Deliberately paced, highly symbolic melodrama shot on location in the Mojave Desert.
Young John Gallagher wants to be a newspaper reporter. One day he witnesses a murder committed by a mysterious man with only four fingers on one hand. He gives his account of the murder and a description of the killer to his hero, newsman Henry Callahan, resulting in his getting a job on the paper as an office boy. When circumstances arise that result in Callahan losing his job on the paper, he and Gallagher set out to discover the identity of the killer and help Callahan get his job back.
Chuji Kunisada, a farmer turned gambler and outlaw, is a legendary romantic hero of the late Edo period. Ito’s version of his story made Denjiro Okochi one of the immortal jidai- geki stars. Diary of Chuji’s Travels is a masterpiece because of Ito’s brilliant handling of violence, his startling camerawork, and his total spiritual and emotional commitment to the passionate character and tragic predicament of his hero. Originally released in three feature-length parts, the film was believed lost until 1991, when a re-edition of scenes from the second and third part of the trilogy were discovered.
Would-be politician Sir Hugo Boycott and his wife Madeleine have an unhappy marriage. Madeleine is aware that Hugo is a serial philanderer, and their problems are exacerbated when she fails to produce the heir he wants.