Michael “Beau” Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
Tag Archives: 1920s
Joe May’s sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to its characters, and the ability to take a simple and essentially melodramatic story and turn it into something more complex and inherently cinematic.
Children of Divorce (1927) Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg, Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Drama, Romance
A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn’t marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents’. Complications ensue.
When Empress Catherine of France launches an attack on French Protestants known as Huguenots, the Comte de la Roche saves the life of his enemy, the Huguenot Rupert de Vrieac, by making him an indentured servant in his castle.
So This Is College (1929) Sam Wood, Elliott Nugent, Robert Montgomery, Cliff Edwards, Comedy, Drama, Musical
The Flying Fool (1929) Tay Garnett, William Boyd, Marie Prevost, Tom O’Brien, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The Pony Express is a rousing James Cruze Western depicting the founding of the Pony Express with a backdrop of political ambitions concerning a senator’s plans to get California to secede from the United States so he can build his own empire.
Womanhandled (1925) Gregory La Cava, Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, Edmund Breese, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper and red-hot mamas along the Great White Way, so he decides to head out west to his uncle’s ranch in Wind River, Texas. But the gold-diggers and their relatives follow him.
The Unholy Night (1929) Lionel Barrymore, Ernest Torrence, Roland Young, Dorothy Sebastian, Mystery, Thriller
On shore leave, a young sailor meets and falls in love with a pretty young blonde. He goes home with her to meet her parents, but they don’t approve of him at all. Their daughter takes offense at this, and in the ensuing argument she storms out of the house determined to live on her own.