His Majesty, The American
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His Majesty, The American
When Charles Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith formed United Artists, they had a dilemma -- only one of them was contractually free to make a film for the fledgling studio -- and that was Fairbanks. But he came through with this winning picture, playing his usual character (at least for his pre-swashbuckling days) -- a young man with too much energy and vigor for his own good -- in a Prisoner of Zenda-like backdrop. William Brooks (Fairbanks) lives in Manhattan on a mysterious but sizable income. He apparently has no family either. When following the New York Fire… More

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"Such a mixed bag of tones and registers that it can survive a bit of bad comedy, just like it can survive a bit of tedious overplotting."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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