Tag Archives: 1920s
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.
Trapped by the Mormons (1922) H.B. Parkinson, Evelyn Brent, Louis Willoughby, Ward McAllister, Drama, Crime
The border bandit Severn is after Estrada’s money. He not only gets Estrada to promise his daughter to him in marriage but he also convinces him that Dave Marshall is the bandit. When Dave shows up to expose Severn, he is jailed.
Maciste in Hell / Maciste all’inferno (1925) Guido Brignone, Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Action, Drama, Fantasy
He Who Gets Slapped (1924) Victor Sjöström, Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Story of an inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns. He falls in love with another circus performer, and those who betrayed him enter his life yet again.
Lady of the Night ~ the story of two baby girls, born near in proximity, but worlds apart in life, – Molly Helmer, the daughter of a thief, and Florence Banning the daughter of the judge who would send Molly’s father to prison. The girls’ lives come together as young women at eighteen as Florence leaves the security of the exclusive Girls Select School, and Molly, now orphaned, begins her life free from reform school.