Feel My Pulse 1928 Bebe Daniels Richard Arlen William Powell Silent Movie Review

Theme Month! August 2013: Crime Inc.

Gangsters! Petty thieves! Blackmailers! Rum runners! The silent era was a hotbed of crime and if you think that the gangster movie was invented with the talkie, well, prepare to be enlightened!

This month, I will be reviewing silent movies with one thing in common, all of them are about some sort of crime.

In the meantime, here are just a few of my older crime-oriented reviews:

The Bells: Robbery and murder most foul!

Below the Surface: Con games!

Carmen: Banditry and more murder!

The Cradle of Courage: The gangs of ‘Frisco!

Little Annie Rooney: The gangs of New York!

Raffles: Gentlemanly robbery!

The Sheik: Abduction and abduction!

Review #1: Fraud and embezzlement!

The Doll (1919)

In order to avoid marriage (but still claim a hefty dowry) a young man weds a life-size doll. Uproarious comedy from Ernst Lubitsch.

Review #2: Highway robbery and identity theft

A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

Mary Pickford is a city girl who goes west only to discover that a bandit has stolen the identity of the relative she was to stay with.

Review #3: Safe-cracking

Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915)

A bank robber leaves his life of crime behind after a stint at Sing Sing but the police are not inclined to believe him.

Review #4: Bootlegging

Feel My Pulse (1928)

Bebe Daniels is a hypochondriac heiress who stumbles on a nest of ruthless bootleggers. I feel sorry for the bootleggers.


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