Harry Leon Wilson is not a household name nowadays but back in the ‘teens and twenties he was a popular novelist and many of his books were adapted into movies. Also, he helped popularize the term “flapper” so give the fella his due.Continue reading “Silent Movie Bookshelf: “Oh, Doctor!” by Harry Leon Wilson”
Welcome back to another silent movie list! This time, I will be sharing six movies that manage to get both love and humor to fit into the story.
Reginald Denny plays a hypochondriac who is being bilked out of his inheritance by swindlers. Things go awry when Denny falls for his pretty nurse (Mary Astor) and becomes an adrenaline junkie in order to impress her. What if he dies before the swindlers can collect? Hilarious situation comedy and charming lead actors make this a forgotten gem.
If it were a dessert it would be:
Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy. Seems safe enough for an invalid but packs a sugary punch.
Read my full-length review here.
Reginald Denny stars as a hypochondriac whose condition is being exploited by a trio of loansharks. Mary Astor is the pretty nurse who inspires Denny to try to be healthy– and just may be able to save him from bankruptcy.