Prince Tonio decides that he’s sick of princing, so he runs away to San Francisco, poses as a sailor and falls in love with a singer named Fluffy, as one does.
I can’t… I just… I mean… HUH?
Okay, background. This is from The Heart of Humanity, which shamelessly ripped off the style of D.W. Griffith. Now Mr. Griffith did like his heroines to give little hyper pecks to birds, letters, random children… but he would have been like, “Whoa, that’s a little weird for me.”
(You can read my review here.)
Our heroine has a bun in the oven (nudge nudge, wink wink) and we know this because she is knitting tiny socks. (Such vulgar knitting would, of course, be banned once the Code was enforced.) Then she gets overwhelmed with their sockiness and the result is as you see.
Availability: You can watch it on DVD but I don’t really recommend it.
You guys are so amazing, you would think you had fuzzy tails and hoarded acorns. Heck, you may have fuzzy tails and hoard acorns for all I know. In any case, the participation was wonderful for the blogathon and I wanted to thank everyone who contributed. You guys are even better than squirrels! That compliment is not to be taken lightly in the silent film world of D.W. Griffith and Griffith copycats.
This is the story of five brothers and the woman they… Oh, who am I kidding? There is only one reason people watch this movie and it can be summed up in this little list: Erich von Stroheim + tall window + baby. You do the math. This propaganda rip-off was a smash hit when first released and may or may not have been what launched von Stroheim’s career as a director.