Tag Archives: 1920s
Based on a story by Peter B. Kyne, the long-lost John Ford silent Shamrock Handicap begins in Ireland. Because he refuses to collect rent payments from his impoverished tenants, kindly Irish nobleman Sir Miles Gaffney is in danger of losing his estate.
Chuji Tabinikki Daisanbu Goyohen / A Diary of Chuji’s Travels (1927) Daisuke Itô, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hideo Nakamura, Kichiji Nakamura, Drama
The Japanese equivalent of penny dreadfuls glorifying Jesse James, A Diary of Chuji’s Travels gives a unique gloss to the tale of Chuji Kunisada, the legendary bakuto (or gambler, the precursors to modern-day yakuza).
Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.
Staroye i novoye / The General Line (1929) Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Drama
Safety Last (1923) Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Comedy, Thriller
Why Worry? (1923) Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, John Aasen, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Harold Van Pelham (Lloyd) is a hypochondriac, rich businessman who sails to the tropics for his ‘health.’ Instead of the peace and seclusion he is seeking, he finds himself in the middle of a revolution.