Mabel Normand scored a smash hit with this feature-length comedy about a mining camp brat who goes to live in the big city. Chaos ensues but you knew that already.
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Fresh off his wildly successful debut opposite Chaplin in The Kid, Jack Coogan starred in an adaptation of the popular Peck’s Bad Boy stories, which concerns the antics of a child who can charitably be described as the devil’s spawn. If this film proves one thing, it’s that our definition of a “bad boy” has changed enormously since 1921.
I will also be reviewing the 1934 remake starring Jackie Cooper and Thomas Meighan. Click here for the talkie.
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A rare curio, this film features the unlikely pairing of Tyrone Power, Sr. and serial pioneer Kathlyn Williams. It’s a family drama until it isn’t. Power plays a cuckolded husband and Williams is his cheating wife. There is murder, adultery, theft, bigamy and attempted infanticide. Age of innocence, my eye!
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Nell Shipman is absolutely adorable in Back to God’s Country and I have the GIF to prove it! Just look at her reaction to her husband (Wheeler Oakman) when he doesn’t pay enough attention to her. A well-placed noogie can take care of many issues. (Technically, she did not use her knuckles but I think the result is the same. Anyway, do you really want to start arguing about noogies?)
You can read my review of the film here.
Nell Shipman, one of the creative powerhouses of the silent era, stars in this rugged tale of the frozen north. She plays a nice wilderness gal with a rather disturbing stalker. With her husband out of commission, she has to take on the baddie herself. Girl power!
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