“Twinkletoes” Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid falling in love with Chuck, whose wife, Cissie, is a drunken harridan and more than a little bit spiteful. Meanwhile, Twink has secured a job in a singing-dancing act in a Limehouse theater, under the auspices of Roseleaf, who has more than just a protective interest in the girl. The jealous Cissie discovers that Twink’s sign-painting father also has a night job as a burglar, and she turns him into the police. While a big success dancing on the stage, the arrest of her father has left her somewhat down in the dumps, and she decides to toss herself into the Thames. Possibly, the now-free Chuck, since Cissie has been killed in an accident, might come along and rescue her.
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Director: Charles Brabin
Production company: First National Pictures
Producer: John McCormick
Screenplay: Mervyn LeRoy, Winifred Dunn
Stars: Colleen Moore, Kenneth Harlan, Tully Marshall
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A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of ‘Horseshoe’ Riley and Bob Dexter. Mrs. Stanlaw is told by gambler Richard Steele that her daughter is lost. Flash forward 10 years; Riley and Dexter are running a prosperous gold mine, and Steele has just come to town to run the local saloon. Ruth, meanwhile, has grown into a beautiful young woman, and finds herself falling in love with Dexter. Between Steele sending his henchman Pierre to kill Dexter, Dexter discovering that Steele tried to kill him on the ship, and the reunion of Mrs. Stanlaw and Ruth, there’s plenty of drama even without the dramatic Alaskan scenery, including the majestic glaciers.
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Director: Lewis H. Moomaw
Screenplay: Harvey Gates
Story by: Lewis H. Moomaw
Cast: Albert Van Antwerp, William Dills, Eva Gordon, Baby Margie
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Das Spielzeug von Paris is an Austrian silent film released in 1925 and directed by Michael Curtiz. It was the first film to feature French actress Lili Damita in the leading role. Wikipedia
A British playboy in Paris marries a dancer and convinces her to give up her career to move to a small cottage in the country. One night at a party given by her former manager, she is persuaded to perform one of the dances she was renowned for. That leads to a fight with her husband, who runs out of the party in the middle of a raging storm. Her subsequent search for him ends up placing her life in danger.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Producer: Arnold Pressburger
Story by: Margery Lawrence
Cinematography: Gustav Ucicky, Max Nekut
Stars: Lili Damita, Henry Treville, Hugo Thimig
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The original Plain Jane story that inspired many copycats. Shy secretary Jane removes her glasses and hat, transforming into a natural beauty. Unsavory characters push her into impersonating a French model. Confusion and romance ensue
Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Writers: Gouverneur Morris (suggested by the story “The Right to Live”), Frederica Sagor Maas (adapted for the screen by) (as Frederica Sagor)
Stars: Marceline Day, Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy
Dinty O’Sullivan is the son of poor Irish immigrants and struggles to support his sick mother as a newsbo
Directors: Marshall Neilan, John Mcdermott
Screenplay: Marion Fairfax
Producer: Marshall Neilan
Story by: Marshall Neilan
Cast: Wesley Barry, Noah Beery, Colleen Moore
Jack Meadows and sidekick Toby are looking for whiskey smugglers along the Canadian border. They find a badly wounded Seriff who earlier caught one of them and a nearby hoofprint of a horse with a broken shoe. Setting up a blacksmith shop, they soon find the owner of that horse and replace the shoe with another that will let them trace him.
—Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Director: Robert N. Bradbury (as Robert North Bradbury)
Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marin Sais, Frank Rice |
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This film dates from 1921-1924. The Lee White revue Puss Puss! seen advertised in the London section came out in 1921. Christiania, capital of Norway, was renamed Oslo in 1924.