Fun Size Review: The Power of the Press (1928)

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One of the earliest Frank Capra movies that is really a Frank Capra movie. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (still a teen at the time) is a cub reporter who must solve a murder, romance a girl, expose political corruption and win his job back. He also has a thing or two to learn about journalistic ethics and car chases. One of the most enjoyable films of the late silent era with both director and star showcasing their considerable talents.

[toggler title=”How does it end? (click here for a spoiler)” ]Doug, Jr. tracks down the real killers and, after a wild car chase, wins both job and romance.[/toggler]

If it were a dessert it would be:



Chocolate Pistachio Mini Cream Pies. It’s not epic but the flavor combination is classic and most everyone will love it.

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The Power of the Press (1928) A Silent Film Review

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in one of his breakout hits– directed by none other than Frank Capra! Doug plays a cub reporter who is desperate for a scoop. He gets it when he manages to implicate a young lady (Jobyna Ralston) in a scandalous murder. Seeing the damage he has done to innocent Jobyna, Doug sets out to catch the real killer.

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Fun Size Review: That Certain Thing (1928)

Frank Capra’s first film of many for Columbia Pictures and his trademark optimism-amongst-poverty is already in place. Viola Dana is a tenement beauty determined to marry money. Ralph Graves is a rich wastrel who meets Viola, falls for her and marries her the same night. Everything would be fine except that Ralph’s father disinherits him and Viola is back at square one. What to do? Start a business, of course! Capra’s offering delights with charming script and a brisk pace and the leads are engaging.

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