|I film perduti
di Louise Brooks II
Evening clothes, Now we're in the air, Rolled stockings, The city gone wild
AMERICAN FILM CATALOG. Lucien
D'Artois, a wealthy French farmer fond of raising horses, is married to
Germaine, according to the terms of a marriage contract. When she finds his
rustic interests unbearable, she leaves him. Determined to become a polished
Parisian, Lucien goes to the city and assiduously studies fencing and
dancing but is unable to gain her favor. He embarks on a life of frivolity
and free spending and to demonstrate his powers with women deliberately
steals Fox Trot, a nightclub girl, from Lazarre. When his Fortune is
depleted, his entire possessions are confiscated with the exception of a
suit of evening clothes. Living by his wits, Lucien imagines himself still a
popular and wealth count, and returning to his bare flat, he finds his wife
returned to him.
Now about the picture-Mr. Menjou is a
brave man in this film! He lets you see his legs-and he has vurra funny legs.
He lets you gaze at him in an old-fashioned night shirt-and he is no dream
of fair women in it. He parades a beard-and he looks gosh-awful in a beard.
A brave, brave man, Mr. Menjou!
AMERICAN FILM CATALOG. Wally and Ray are cousins intent upon getting the fortune of their Scotch grandad, an aviation nut. They become mixed-up with the U. S. flying corps and are wafted over the enemy lines in a runaway balloon. Through misunderstanding they are honored as heroes of the enemy forces, and sent back to the U.S. lines to spy. Here they are captured and almost shot, but everything ends happily
AMERICAN FILM CATALOG.
disappoints his father in not making the boat crew at college while his
freshman brother, Ralph, makes team and upholds the family tradition. Both
boys are smitten, however, by the charms of Carol Fleming, but Ralph is
handicapped by hazing and strict training rules. On the eve of the big
college race, Jim takes Carol to a dance and leaves Ralph burning with
jealousy; deciding to brave offical disapproval, Ralph goes to the dance and
takes a jazzy young blonde to a roadhouse. Jim follows and ejects his
brother after a fight and is himself found with the girl. After being
acclaimed a hero, Ralph confesses that is to blame for Jim's disgrace, and
Carol finds happiness with the older brother.
Jim speeds to the roadhouse. Here their wills clash. Ralph refuses
to leave. The coach, who means discovery, is on his way. Jim tries force,
but the trained oarsman is more than a match for him. While Jim can stand up
and keep coming, Ralph will have to go or keep knocking him down. His will
wins the day. Ralph departs just in time to escape the coach and their
father, while Jim takes the blame and faces expulsion.
NEW YORK TIMES. It has two heroes, brothers, one sober, serious, hard working, the other careless, gay, irresponsible. They love the same girl – and the happy hearted ne’er-do-well wins. More than that, in a crisis involving his brother’s honor and the victory of the college crew, he saves the day for both ...
The story? Two
brothers go to the same college and fall for the same girl(Louise Broks, can
you blame them?). The leder is popular, irresponsible and not a bit
interested in athletics. Which last is a source of sorrow to the father, who,
in his day, was a nughty man on the Colfax crew. Handsome, sunny,
happpy-go-lucky Jim. How James Hall makes you love him!
AMERICAN FILM CATALOG. With the outbreak of city gang wars between Gunner Gallagher and Lefty Schroeder, criminal lawyer John Phelan, feared in the underworld, brings temporary peace, while district attorney Franklin Ames investigates. Nada Winthrop, daughter of a powerful capitalist, is sought by both men. Though Nada loves John, she disapproves of his criminal practice; and when he frees Gunner Gallagher on bail, she announces her engagement to Ames. When Ames discovers that her father is the secret brain of underworld activities and Winthrop has him killed, John takes the district attorneyship to avenge his friend. Snuggles, Gunner's girl, threatens to inform on Winthrop unless John releases Gunner, and he concedes; John is about to resign when Snuggles, rejected by her man, confesses
NEW YORK TIMES. John Phelan, a criminal lawyer, and his friend, Franklin Ames, the District Attorney, both love Nada Winthrop, who, however, promises to marry Phelan if he will give up his practice. When Ames is murdered at the instigation of Nada’s father, who is responsible for the city’s crime wave, Phelan has himself appointed District Attorney and begins to round up the criminals. Complications and misunderstandings follow until finally Nada learns the truth from the murderer’s sweetheart and everything ends satisfactorily.
the smart lawyer to a bunch of crooks. He is continually getting his
gangster-clients free on some technically. The district attorney is,
however, a personal friend of his, although his enemy professionally. The
two men love the same girl and the girl’s father is that often mentioned but
seldom seen ‘man higher up’ in crime.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The
locale is a big city. If you think the town's chicago-all right. Call it New
Yorkif you want to. Perhaps St. Louis residents may find in the action some
shoe that fits. But the city it is big and bad, and when the story starts a
new crime wave has just broken ou. Gunner Gallagher and Lefty Schroeder,
rival gang leaders, particiate in a machine gun battle that makes the city
fathers decide somethinghad better be done.