|The Gaucho 1927 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Romance
Director: F. Richard Jones
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Lupe Velez, Eve Southern, Joan Barclay, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Michael Vavitch, Charles Stevens, Nigel De Brulier, Albert MacQuarrie, Mary Pickford, Chris-Pin Martin, William B. Davidson
After a child is saved from death by a miracle in the Andes, a shrine is built and a city grows around it–a city with many riches. That means the bad guys must be on their way to take over the city, which they do. The "Gaucho" (Douglas Fairbanks) leads a band of outlaws into the city to save the day, but it will not be an easy task. One of Fairbanks' better, though less-known, films.
|Hollywood Party 1934 N/R, 68 min.|
Director: Richard Boleslawski
Cast: Jimmy Durante, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charles Butterworth, Polly Moran, Robert Young, Lupe Velez, Three Stooges, Tom Kennedy, George Givot
Jimmy Schnarzan (Jimmy Durante) throws a party to get people interested in his failing jungle series. The result is splashy musical numbers and appearances by comedians of the day.
|Lady of the Pavements 1929 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: D.W. Griffith
Cast: Lupe Velez, William Boyd, Jetta Goudal, Albert Conti, George Fawcett, Henry Armetta, William Bakewell, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Yaconelli, Paul Weigel, Wilhelm von Brincken
In Paris during 1868, Count Karl von Arnem (William Boyd) Is enraged when he learns of his fiancee Countess Diane des Granges' (Jetta Goudal) love affair and vows to marry a "lady of the pavement." Now, Diane plots for him to meet cabaret singer/dancer Nanon del Rayon (Lupe Velez), and Diane disguises her so that Karl will believe that Nanon is a noblewoman. They marry, and Diane reveals Nanon's true identity at the wedding. Nanon leaves and returns to her singing job. But, Diane's scheme has failed because Karl is in love with Nanon and will not let her go. This is D.W. Griffith's last silent film.
|Palooka 1934 N/R, 86 min.|
aka: Joe Palooka
The Great Schnozzle
Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Cast: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stuart Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau, Robert Armstrong, Mary Carlisle, William Cagney, Thelma Todd, Franklyn Ardell, Tom Dugan, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Louise Beavers, Fred "Snowflake" Toones, Stanley Fields
Fight manager Knobby Walsh (Jimmy Durante) signs up farmboy Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) as a boxer and trains him for a big fight with hard-drinking champ Al "Mac" McSwatt (William Cagney– brother of James Cagney). In this film, Durante sings his song, "Ink-a-Dinka-do."
|The Squaw Man 1931 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Warner Baxter, Paul Cavanagh, Lupe Velez, Eleanor Boardman, Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton, J. Farrell MacDonald, Dickie Moore, Julia Faye, Frank Rice, Roland Young, DeWitt Jennings, Mitchell Lewis, Victor Potel, Eva Dennison
This remake of Cecil B. DeMille's 1914 and 1918 silent films is excellent fare as it again relates the tale of racial biases encountered in settling the Old West.
|1. The Gaucho (1927)|
2. Hollywood Party (1934)
3. Lady of the Pavements (1929)
4. Palooka (1934)
aka: Joe Palooka
aka: The Great Schnozzle
5. The Squaw Man (1931)
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