Tell It to the Marines 1926

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IMDb 7.9

Sgt. O’Hara (Lon Chaney) is an upstanding officer in the United States Marines. A seasoned leader, O’Hara’s patience is tested by the new recruits in his ranks, most notably the trouble-making Pvt. George “Skeet” Burns (William Haines). As O’Hara struggles to keep Burns in line while stationed in the Philippines, the two vie for the affections of beautiful nurse Norma Dale (Eleanor Boardman). Adding to the drama is a conflict with thugs commanded by a Chinese warlord.


Director: George W. Hill (as George Hill)
Writers: Richard Schayer (screen play), Joseph Farnham (titles) (as Joe Farnham)
Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman

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Brown of Harvard 1926

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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor’s daughter.

—Jim Beaver

Point of interest

John Wayne makes his screen debut in this movie in the uncredited role of a Yale footballer 

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19 year-old John Wayne on the set of Brown of Harvard

Director: Jack Conway
Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Screenplay: Donald Ogden Stewart, Joseph W. Farnham, A. P. Younger
Producers: Irving Thalberg, Harry Rapf

Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian

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Little Annie Rooney 1925

7.5/10 IMDb

little annie rOONEY

A tough slum girl, Annabelle ‘Little Annie’ Rooney (Mary Pickford), faces a crisis of the heart when the boy she loves (William Haines) is accused of shooting her cop father (Walter James).
Her brother (Gordon Griffith) stalks the accused slayer and finally shoots him down in the street.
Annabelle rushes to the hospital and offers her blood for a life-saving transfusion, even though she thinks she’ll die.

Director: William Beaudine
Producer: Mary Pickford
Screenplay: Mary Pickford, Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring
Story by: Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring, Katherine Hennessey

Stars: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James

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