Fun Size Review: Rubber Tires (1927)

Harrison Ford (of the silent movies, not Star Wars) and Bessie Love star in this story of a cross-country trip, $10,000 jalopy, and some “romantic” stalking.

Basically, Love is moving to California from New York but ex-boyfiend (that last word was a typo but I’m leaving it in) Ford will not accept the breakup and follows her the whole way. Annoy the object of your affection until she gives up and dates you? Welcome to romantic comedies!

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

Come on, it’s a romantic comedy! Of course they end up together!

If it were a dessert it would be: Yellow box cake with canned chocolate frosting. Popular enough but nothing we haven’t seen before.

Read my full-length review here with bonus discussion on the “Harrison Ford failed talkies because of funny voice” myth.

Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.

6 Comments

  1. nitrateglow

    Typical rom-com, huh? Oh well, even typical can be charming I suppose. I did like Spring Fever with Joan Crawford and William Haines, as average as it was too.

    PS I saw in your featured DVD that you thought Gloria Swanson was robbed by Gaynor at the first Oscars. I thought I was the only one! Gaynor is good in Sunrise, but Swanson was a revelation in Sadie Thompson. It shows she did have more of a range than people think. Lionel Barrymore is awesome too as the evil preacher.

    1. Fritzi Kramer

      I guess I should say that it’s typical in the wrong way. Stalk one’s way to love, etc. 😉

      Yeah, Gloria soooo deserved that Oscar. Gaynor is cute but Swanson dug deep and emerged with a performance for the ages.

      1. Fritzi Kramer

        Silent Movie Fact: Stalking is romantic if done by a European nobleman disguised as an Arab or when an all-American boy just really, really likes a girl.

        In real life: Restraining order, minimum.

  2. Birgit

    Oh what sweet love to be stalked across the country because the man doesn’t know the meaning of the word “no”. I want to break out in song and sing “Sweet Mystery of Life At Last I found You”

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