Category: The 20’s

Chaplin and co

The Kid Brother [1927] ★★★★

Today I take a trip down memory lane. One of my earliest memories was watching “Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy”, a compilation of silent comedian Harold Lloyd’s very best moments. Lloyd actually edited the film himself, in 1962, exactly 40 years since his first feature film “Grandma’s Boy” was […]

Seven Chances [1925]

Slapstick comedy at its best. Legendary silent movie star Buster Keaton plays a man who will inherit a fortune ($ 7 million to be specific)… if he’s married by 7:00 that evening! Delightfully winning, beautifully shot silent comedy mixes slapstick and verbal jokes in a winning combination. If […]

Metropolis [1927] ★★★★

Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang, “Metropolis” is probably the first science fiction movie ever made. With huge sets, thousands of extras, and first rate special effects (considering it was made in the 20’s), it’s hard not to admire this truly wonderful film. Yet one of the most interesting […]

The Phantom Of The Opera [1925]

Fascinating silent film starring Lon Chaney in the title role as the tragic disfigured Erik who haunts the corridors and the cellars of the Paris opera house. He secretly befriends and coaches  a beautiful young woman named Christine, and drives the leading lady in the play to flee […]

The Circus [1928]

Brilliant Chaplin movie finds the tramp accidentally joining the circus, with hilarious consequences. Many critics do not consider this as excellent as “City Lights” or “Modern Times”, but there’s still plenty to enjoy here, especially the tightrope walking finale. There’s no doubt that Chaplin’s comedy is still fresh and […]

Safety Last [1923]

Hailed as the 3rd genius of the silent era (along with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton), Harold Lloyd may not be as popular, but he’s certainly the funniest in my opinion. The gags in “Safety Last” are sensational but my favorite will always remain the famous building climb at the […]

The Freshman [1925]

“The Freshman” is one of Harold LLoyd’s best work. He plays a nerdy college student who’ willing to do anything to become popular on campus. But of course its no easy task, especially when the college bully humiliates him in front of the whole school. This one features […]