Fun Size Review: Souls for Sale (1923)

A behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood and how it’s the lovey-bestest place to work in the whole, wide world and no one has any skeletons in their closet, nosirree, they work so gosh-darn hard that they haven’t time! Industry propaganda from a time when scandal threatened the very foundation of American motion pictures. The schizophrenic plot also involves a serial killer, so there’s that. Excellent cast (Richard Dix, Mae Busch, Billy Haines) can’t save this picture from its own wild inconsistencies.

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Our serial killer attacks the film crew with a wind machine but ends up dying himself. Richard Dix wins the heroine’s love by virtue of not being a serial killer.

If it were a dessert it would be: Tuna Lemon Jello. Are you a dessert or a salad? Make up your mind, you loon!

You can read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD by Warner Archive.

4 Comments

  1. Birgit

    I have not heard of this but 10 to 1 it was speedily done since they were dealing with the Arbuckle case, Taylor murder and Wallace Reid etc…. Where do you get to see all these great silent films?

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