Collections: 1920s

Cocoanuts, The (1929) Starring The Marx Brothers

The Cocoanuts (1929) — 96 min - Comedy - 3 August 1929 Your rating: In an effort to keep his business, Hotel de Cocoanuts, from bankruptcy, owner Hammer (Groucho Marx) flatters and cajoles the wealthy Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont), his only paying guest. While Mrs. Potter's daughter, Polly (Mary Eaton), has romantic designs on the hotel clerk, Bob (Oscar Shaw), two other guests compete with Hammer for Mrs. Potter's attentions. Meanwhile, brothers Harpo (Harpo Marx) and Chico (Chico Marx) take advantage of Hammer's inattention to wreak havoc around the hotel. Director:  Robert Florey, Joseph Santley Stars:  Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx,...

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Speedy (1928) Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, and Bert Woodruff

Speedy (1928) — 86 min - Comedy - 7 April 1928 Your rating: "Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the game. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl's grandfather) out of business, "Speedy" organizes the neighborhood oldtimers to thwart their scheme. Director:  Ted Wilde Stars:  Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Brooks Benedict, Babe Ruth, Ernie Adams, James Bradbury Jr., Edna Mae Cooper, Josephine...

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Divine Lady, The (1929) Starring Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, and H.B. Warner

The Divine Lady (1929) — 99 min - Drama, History, Romance, War - 31 March 1929 Your rating: Not rated yet! A partly fictionalized account of history begins with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook's daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Greville takes her as his lover and grooms her until their relationship becomes an inconvenience. Greville then dupes Emma into traveling to Naples to live with his uncle, Lord Hamilton, ambassador to the court at Naples. Realizing that Greville has abandoned her, Emma agrees to marry Lord Hamilton. Soon, however, she meets Admiral Horatio Nelson of...

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Jazz Singer, The (1927) Starring Al Jolson, May McAvoy, and Warner Oland

The Jazz Singer (1927) — 89 min - Drama, Music - 6 October 1927 Your rating: A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical. Director:  Alan Crosland Stars:  Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer, Richard Tucker, Robert Gordon, William Demarest, Roscoe Karns, Myrna Loy Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when...

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In Old Arizona (1928) Starring Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, and Dorothy Burgess

In Old Arizona (1928) — 95 min - Action, Western - 25 December 1928 Your rating: Army Sergeant Mickey Dunn sets out in pursuit of the Cisco Kid, a notorious if kind-hearted and charismatic bandit of the Old West. The Kid spends much of his loot on Tonia, the woman he loves, not realizing that she is being unfaithful to him in his absence. Soon, with her oblivious paramour off plying his trade, Tonia falls in with Dunn, drawn by the allure of a substantial reward for the Kid's capture -- dead or alive. Together, they concoct a plan to...

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Sunrise (1927) Starring George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) NR 94 min - Drama, Romance - 23 September 1927 Your rating: A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. Director:  F.W. Murnau Stars:  George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ralph Sipperly, Jane Winton, Arthur Housman, Eddie Boland, Gino Corrado, Gibson Gowland, Herman Bing, Sally Eilers, F.W. Murnau, Robert Parrish, Sally Phipps, Harry Semels, Sidney Bracey, Vondell Darr, Thomas Jefferson, Bob Kortman, Barry Norton, Phillips Smalley, Leo White, Clarence Wilson Photos No images...

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Kiss, The (1929) Starring Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, and Lew Ayres

The Kiss (1929) — 89 min - Romance, Drama - 16 November 1929 Your rating: Irene Guarry gives an infatuated young man an innocent kiss, a gesture that leads to jealousy, death and an explosive murder trial. A bit much for a single kiss, you may think - unless the lips belong to screen goddess Greta Garbo. In her last silent film, Garbo is pure and sensual, playful and tragic, cool and ardent. And Lew Ayres, whose distinguished career would include All Quiet on the Western Front and the Dr. Kildare movies, impresses in his first major screen role as...

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Steamboat Bill Jr (1928) Starring Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, and Ernest Torrence

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) — 70 min - Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance - 14 February 1928 Your rating: Not rated yet! Foppish college boy William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton) returns home to visit his riverboat captain father, who disapproves of the lad's effete ways, in this silent comedy. Dad tries to teach his reluctant junior the business, but matters really come to a head when young Bill falls for the daughter of his father's arch rival, his dad gets arrested, and a hurricane approaches. Classic Keaton gags abound, including the famous falling house front scene. Director:  Buster Keaton, Charles Reisner...

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Ring, The (1927) Starring Carl Brisson, Ian Hunter, and Lillian Hall-Davis

The Ring (1927) PG 116 min - Drama, Thriller, Romance - 1 October 1927 Your rating: Jack Saunders and Bob Corby are two boxers in love with Nellie. Jack and Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts to look to Bob for comfort. Director:  Alfred Hitchcock Writers:  Alfred Hitchcock Stars:  Carl Brisson, Ian Hunter, Lillian Hall-Davis, Forrester Harvey, Harry Terry, Gordon Harker Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Jack Saunders and Bob Corby are two boxers in love with Nellie. Jack and Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts...

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Flesh and the Devil (1926) Starring John Gilbert, Greta Garbo and Lars Hanson

Leo and Ulrich are life long friends. Home, on leave from their military training, Leo sees the beautiful Felicitas at the railroad station. Awed by her beauty, they meet again at the ball and quietly leave together. In her room, her husband, about whom she has neglected to inform Leo, comes in and challenges Leo to a duel. The duel is done, the Count is killed, and Felicitas is a widow. Leo, however, is ‘requested’ […]

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