Tag Archives: 1920s
The Love Parade (1929) Ernst Lubitsch, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Comedy, Musical, Romance
The Delightful Rogue (1929) Lynn Shores, Leslie Pearce, Rod La Rocque, Rita La Roy, Charles Byer, Drama, Romance, Adventure
La fille de l’eau / The Whirlpool of Fate (1925) Jean Renoir, Catherine Hessling, Charlotte Clasis, Pierre Champagne, Drama, Romance
Beau Geste (1926) Herbert Brenon, Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
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.