Tag: 1920s

February 28, 2020 / Silent

Jerry McGuire is a dress designer in love with shop-girl Hilda Jenson. But the problem is that prizefighter Spike Mullins is also in love with Hilda. Jerry, undaunted by the obvious fact that, physically speaking, is no match for the bull-like Spike. Jerry Takes a few boxing lessons and, aided by Hilda, who deliberately overfeeds Spike before the big fight between the two rivals.

August 25, 2019 / Adventure

Following college graduation, “Lefty” Phelps joins a U.S. Marine flight school, where he quickly becomes good friends with flight instructor Panama Williams. During training, their bond is strengthened when Williams courageously rescues Phelps after a crash. But when both men are taken to the hospital, they happen to fall for the same nurse, straining their friendship. The love triangle comes to a breaking point when all three are sent to Nicaragua.

July 18, 2019 / Silent
July 18, 2019 / Biography

Jean Benoit-Lévy’s silent documentary detailing chronologically Pasteur’s life, directed by Jean Epstein and based on a screenplay by Edmond Epardaud, with most of the story taken from “La Vie de Pasteur” by René Vallery Radot, adapted by Edmond Floury. Intertitles tell us of his discovery of microbes. Scenes filmed on location where he lived and reconstructed sets alternate between informational intertitles. 

June 27, 2019 / Silent

Edward Stephenson, the son of a great industrialist, is due to marry the daughter of another prominent business leader. But the boy prefers a modest employee of the latter, Maud Hartley, whose brother is an impossible rascal, murderer of a police officer. Maud is spurned by Edward who wrongly assumes she is unfaithful. Later, the girl is victim of a railway accident and then throws herself headlong into the easy life. Will the couple reunite again, for better or worse?

May 13, 2019 / Silent

At the border of an imaginary country, a miller lives in peace with his family. But evil lurks in the form of a new assistant who is a spy of the enemy country and who, led by an officer disguised as a peddler, is to prepare the foreign troops’ attack. But in the meantime he falls in love with the miller’s daughter, who however doesn’t like his advances. When the war breaks out, the mill gets occupied by foreign troops; however, the miller’s daughter falls in love with one of the enemy soldiers…

April 22, 2019 / Silent

Hester Bevins is a simple country girl who yearns for adventure. Though she has a handsome young man, Jerry, who is devoted to her, she leaves her village and goes to New York in search of a grander life. There she becomes the lover of a wealthy and unscrupulous businessman. But when Jerry returns blinded and dying from the war, Hester must choose between her new life and the man whose loyalty to her has never failed.

March 15, 2019 / Adventure

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.