Best Movies of 1923


Safety Last!

8.1/10 IMDB

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke, Roy Brooks, Mickey Daniels, Richard Daniels, Ray Erlenborn, William Gillespie ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Release date: 1923-04-01

Our Hospitality

7.8/10 IMDB

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Natalie Talmadge, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Craig Ward, Joe Keaton, Kitty Bradbury, Buster Keaton Jr., Erwin Connelly, Edward Coxen ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1923-11-19
Best Movies of 1923 : The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim

7.3/10 IMDB

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Kitty Bradbury, Syd Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mai Wells, Paul Mason, Dean Riesner, Raymond Lee, Mickey Daniels ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1923-02-19

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

6.9/10 IMDB

When Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean, she decides to leave for Paris on her own. After spending a year in the city as a mistress of the wealthy Pierre Revel, she is reunited with Jean by chance. This leaves her with the choice between a glamorous life in Paris, and the true love she left behind.

Starring: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller, Lydia Knott, Charles K. French, Adolphe Menjou, Betty Morrissey, Malvina Polo, Bess Flowers, Charlie Chaplin ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1923-10-01

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7.2/10 IMDB

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Winifred Bryson, Nigel De Brulier, Brandon Hurst, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Harry von Meter ..
Directed by: Wallace Worsley
Release date: 1923-09-06
Best Movies of 1923 : Why Worry?

Why Worry?

7.3/10 IMDB

A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, John Aasen, Wallace Howe, Jim Mason, Leo White, Gaylord Lloyd, Mark Jones, William Gillespie, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Release date: 1923-09-09
Best Movies of 1923 : Always Tell Your Wife

Always Tell Your Wife

6.9/10 IMDB

A comedic short filmed directed by an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock about an affair.

Starring: Seymour Hicks, Ellaline Terriss, Stanley Logan, Gertrude McCoy, Ian Wilson ..
Directed by: Hugh Croise, Alfred Hitchcock, Seymour Hicks
Release date: 1923-02-10
Best Movies of 1923 : Three Ages

Three Ages

7.0/10 IMDB

The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a man vies with a villain for the girl. In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a ouija board, and a round of golf with stones. In ancient Rome, the men display their brawn through a chariot race, using dogs instead of horses. In contemporary times, the man finds himself overcome by modernity, including a very fragile car.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts, Lillian Lawrence, Blanche Payson, Kewpie Morgan, George Davis, Louise Emmons, Lionel Belmore ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1923-09-24
Best Movies of 1923 : The Love Nest

The Love Nest

6.8/10 IMDB

In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at the sea when he's caught by pirates.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1923-03-01
Best Movies of 1923 : The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

6.8/10 IMDB

The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy of the commandments in modern life through a story set in San Francisco. Two brothers, rivals for the love of Mary, also come into conflict when John discovers Dan used shoddy materials to construct a cathedral.

Starring: Theodore Roberts, Charles De Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye, Pat Moore, James Neil, Lawson Butt, Clarence Burton, Noble Johnson, Edythe Chapman ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1923-11-23
Best Movies of 1923 : Colonel Heeza Liar, Detective

Colonel Heeza Liar, Detective

6.3/10 IMDB

Colonel Heeza Liar jumps off the drawing board and into the real world to track down a stolen rooster.

Directed by: Vernon Stallings
Release date: 1923-02-01
Best Movies of 1923 : The Balloonatic

The Balloonatic

6.6/10 IMDB

Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Babe London, Phyllis Haver ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1923-01-22
Best Movies of 1923 : The Extra Girl

The Extra Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives in Hollywood, the mistake is discovered and she starts working in the props department of the studio instead. Her parents then come out to California and invest some money with a very shifty individual.

Starring: Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, George Nichols, Anna Dodge, Vernon Dent, Ramsey Wallace, Charlotte Mineau, William Desmond, Louise Carver, William Desmond ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones
Release date: 1923-10-28
Best Movies of 1923 : Little Old New York

Little Old New York

6.4/10 IMDB

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.

Starring: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, Harrison Ford, Courtenay Foote, Mahlon Hamilton, Norval Keedwell, Louis Wolheim, J. M. Kerrigan, Harry Watson ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1923-08-01
Best Movies of 1923 : Salomé


6.6/10 IMDB

Based on Oscar Wilde's play, the films tells the story of how Salomé agrees to dance for King Herod in return for the head of John the Baptist.

Starring: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione, Earl Schenck, Arthur Jasmine, Frederick Peters, Louis Dumar ..
Directed by: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova
Release date: 1923-02-15
Best Movies of 1923 : Scaramouche


7.2/10 IMDB

A law student becomes an outlaw French revolutionary when he decides to avenge the unjust killing of his friend. To get close to the aristocrat who has killed his friend, the student adopts the identity of Scaramouche the clown.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Ingraham, Julia Swayne Gordon, William Humphrey, Otto Matieson, George Siegmann, Bowditch M. Turner, James A. Marcus ..
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Release date: 1923-09-15
Best Movies of 1923 : Springtime


5.6/10 IMDB

In this one, Farmer Al Falfa and Henry the Cat go down to beach, where Al is singularly unsuccessful in impressing the pretty young ladies.

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1923-06-16
Best Movies of 1923 : The White Sister

The White Sister

6.9/10 IMDB

Angela Chiaromonte is the daughter of a wealthy Italian prince who is killed in a fall from his horse. Though Angela stands to inherit half of a large estate, her older half-sister burns the will and thus inherits everything herself, throwing Angela into poverty. Fortunately, Angela is engaged to marry dashing Captain Giovanni Severi - but he soon is captured by Arabs while on an expedition to Africa. Believing him dead, Angela, dedicating her life to his memory, becomes a nun, unaware that her lover has escaped his captors and is returning to Italy. The dramatic climax takes place against a backdrop of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane, J. Barney Sherry, Charles Lane, Juliette La Violette, Gustavo Serena, Alfredo Bertone, Roman Ibanez, Alfredo Martinelli ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1923-09-05
Best Movies of 1923 : Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman

7.0/10 IMDB

David Compton leaves his expecting French girl-friend Louise Boucher, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, for the war where he looses his memory. Building a new life from scratch after the war, he gets married in London. Louise, now a mother, thinks him dead. She becomes a famous dancer under the name Deloryse but falls gravely ill. One night, as David is in the audience of her show, he recovers his memory. When she learns that David is married to another woman, Louise turns her son in the care of David's new wife and accepting a dancing job at a party, she dies there of exhaustion and sorrow.

Starring: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Josephine Earle, Marie Ault, Myrtle Peter, A. Harding Steerman, Victor McLaglen ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1923-01-02
Best Movies of 1923 : Let's Go

Let's Go

4.9/10 IMDB

The no-good son of a company owner is sent to investigate a problematic business deal.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Eileen Percy, George Nichols, Tully Marshall, Bruce Gordon, Al Fremont, Matthew Betz, Louis King, Aggie Herring, John Steppling ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1923-10-31
Best Movies of 1923 : The White Rose

The White Rose

6.3/10 IMDB

A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He winds up in New Orleans and finds himself attracted to a poor, unsophisticated orphan girl, Bessie. One thing leads to another, and before long Bessie finds that she is pregnant with Joseph's child.

Starring: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello, Neil Hamilton, Lucille La Verne, Porter Strong, Jane Thomas, Kate Bruce, Erville Alderson, Herbert Sutch ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1923-05-21
Best Movies of 1923 : Souls for Sale

Souls for Sale

7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch, Barbara La Marr, Lew Cody, Forrest Robinson, Edith Yorke, Snitz Edwards, William Haines ..
Directed by: Rupert Hughes
Release date: 1923-04-22
Best Movies of 1923 : Penrod and Sam

Penrod and Sam

7.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Ben Alexander, Joe Butterworth, Buddy Messinger, Newton Hall, Gertrude Messinger, Joe McGray, Eugene Jackson, Rockliffe Fellowes, Gladys Brockwell, Mary Philbin ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1923-06-18
Best Movies of 1923 : Bed Time

Bed Time

6.7/10 IMDB

First, Max, in his pyjamas, gets back up and draws an isolated mountain area and puts Koko on top of a steep mountain. "That will keep you busy for the night," says the real-life somewhat nasty cartoonist to his subject. The cartoon really gets wild from that point with guest appearances from Mutt and Jeff, and other "stars" of the day as Koko experiences one adventure after another from the "Cave Of The Winds" to Goliath chasing him all over.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1923-03-01
Best Movies of 1923 : Back Stage

Back Stage

6.1/10 IMDB

The gang operates a donkey-propelled tour bus. Later, a cut-rate vaudeville producer hires them to help out with his show, which they wreck.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Andy Samuel ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-06-02
Best Movies of 1923 : The Grub Stake

The Grub Stake

7.1/10 IMDB

A young woman is lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine. She takes her ailing father with her, only to discover when she gets there that the gambler was lying to her and actually planned to sell her to a dance hall. She gathers her father and an old miner she has met, takes a dogsled and supplies from the gambler and the three of them head for the wilderness to look for a lost gold claim the old miner has been looking for.

Starring: Nell Shipman, Hugh Thompson, Alfred Allen, Lillian Leighton, George Berrell, Walt Whitman, Cecil Van Auker, Ah Wing ..
Directed by: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle
Release date: 1923-02-18
Best Movies of 1923 : Rosita


6.4/10 IMDB

The King tosses Rosita in jail and when Don Diego, who Rosita loves, tries to defend her, he too is thrown in jail. While Don Diego is sentenced to be executed, the King lusts after Rosita and decides to put her up in a luxurious villa. To give her a title, he marries her to a masked nobleman, who turns out to be Don Diego.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn, Irene Rich, George Walsh, Charles Belcher, Charles Belcher, Mathilde Comont, George Periolat, Bert Sprotte, Snitz Edwards ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1923-09-03
Best Movies of 1923 : Gossette


7.3/10 IMDB

In Gossette (1923), Dulac experimented with and designed a number of special lenses and prisms to produce a variety of effects and multiply the expressive means which translate the characters' visions and mental states. She also reversed class and gender roles, as she made the female character Gossette come to the aid of Phillipe de Savières, falsely accused of murder, in order to save his name.

Starring: Régine Bouet, Maurice Schutz, Jean-David Évremond, Monique Chrysès, Jean d'Yd, Madeleine Guitty, Mario Nasthasio ..
Directed by: Germaine Dulac
Release date: 1923-12-21
Best Movies of 1923 : Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

6.4/10 IMDB

Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.

Starring: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Anna Q. Nilsson, Pauline Garon, Julia Faye, Clarence Geldart, Robert Brower, Forrest Robinson, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1923-09-24


5.8/10 IMDB

The story is about a crackpot inventor who manages to get himself in a heap of trouble. Though no fault of his own, it appears that he's run off with the wife of a cop and both the policeman and the inventor's wife are in hot pursuit. What makes this interesting are the inventor's clever devices--such as a hot air balloon car!

Starring: Harry Gribbon, Kewpie Morgan, Alberta Vaughn ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1923-09-08
Best Movies of 1923 : The Champeen

The Champeen

6.6/10 IMDB

Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Jackie Condon, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Elmo Billings ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-01-27
Best Movies of 1923 : July Days

July Days

6.6/10 IMDB

The gang is trying just about anything to pass the time during their summer vacation. As usual, Mickey and Jack are trying to win the affections of Mary. In the interim, the village blacksmith, "Dad" Anderson, receives a lucrative contract to produce a creation of his: a sail-propelled scooter. The gang is lucky enough to get a hold of a few of these scooters, and happily sail down the city streets.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-08-26

Le Gamin de Paris

6.8/10 IMDB

Two war orphans, Joseph, apprentice printer, and Lisette, typist, live with their grandmother in Belleville. Lisette loves his next door neighbor, the painter Amedee, but this one does not offer him a union. Joseph Amedee learning is the son of a general, advocates for Lisette and everything ends in marriage.

Starring: René Poyen, Berthe Jalabert, Jean Devalde, Bouboule, Henri-Amédée Charpentier, Renée van Delly, Adolphe Candé, Sandra Milovanoff ..
Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1923-12-07
Best Movies of 1923 : Felix in Hollywood

Felix in Hollywood

6.5/10 IMDB

A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1923-07-15
Best Movies of 1923 : The Big Show

The Big Show

6.7/10 IMDB

The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.

Starring: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Richard Billings, Andy Samuel ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-02-24
Best Movies of 1923 : The Covered Wagon

The Covered Wagon

6.6/10 IMDB

Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and Indian attack. To complicate matters further, a love triangle develops, as pretty Molly must chose between Sam, a brute, and Will, the dashing captain of the other caravan. Can Will overcome the skeleton in his closet and win Molly's heart?

Starring: Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Charles Ogle, J. Warren Kerrigan, Ethel Wales, Guy Oliver, Johnny Fox, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1923-03-15
Best Movies of 1923 : Soul of the Beast

Soul of the Beast

6.7/10 IMDB

This northwoods comedy-drama, by way of a circus drama, was directed by John Griffith Wray for Thomas H. Ince, and stars Madge Bellamy.

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Cullen Landis, Noah Beery, Vola Vale, Bert Sprotte, Harry L. Rattenberry, Carrie Clark Ward, Lincoln Stedman, Larry Steers, Vernon Dent ..
Directed by: John Griffith Wray
Release date: 1923-05-06
Best Movies of 1923 : A Pleasant Journey

A Pleasant Journey

6.7/10 IMDB

Ernie and Farina anger the police force with their shoeshine scheme. Later, the gang switches places with some runaways about to board a train.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Joe Cobb ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-03-25
Best Movies of 1923 : Lodge Night

Lodge Night

6.4/10 IMDB

This one has to be seen to be believed. Apparently the gang has witnessed a Ku Klux Klan meeting. They decide to form their own lodge. They call themselves the Cluck Cluck Clams. There is nothing racist about their lodge, which includes member Sunshine Sammy Morrison. The film ends with a chase. The gang gets tangled up with bank robbers. Sunshine Sammy gets his uncle and his pals to chase the bank robbers with the gang riding along.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-07-28
Best Movies of 1923 : Derby Day

Derby Day

6.8/10 IMDB

After the gang goes to the horse races, they decide to have a derby of their own.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Sonny Loy ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-11-17
Best Movies of 1923 : Circus Days

Circus Days

6.5/10 IMDB

10-year-old Toby runs away from his abusive uncle to join the Big Top.

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Barbara Tennant, Russell Simpson, Claire McDowell, Cesare Gravina, Peaches Jackson, Sam De Grasse, DeWitt Jennings, Nellie Lane, William Barlow ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1923-07-30
Best Movies of 1923 : The Toll of the Sea

The Toll of the Sea

6.6/10 IMDB

While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship. The plot is a variation of the Madame Butterfly story, set in China instead of Japan. The Toll of the Sea was one of the first and most successful Technicolor feature films.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley, Priscilla Moran, Etta Lee, The Fong Ming Young Associates ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1923-01-22
Best Movies of 1923 : The Cobbler

The Cobbler

6.3/10 IMDB

A cobbler receives his back pension and invites the gang to celebrate with a picnic, but his car stalls along the way.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman ..
Directed by: Tom McNamara
Release date: 1923-02-18

The Fable of the Jolly Rounders

5.6/10 IMDB

An Aesop's Fables cartoon about a hippo who had a few too many to drink, resulting in his wife kicking him out of the house. To win her back, the hippo conjures up a plan to make her jealous.

Directed by: Paul Terry
Release date: 1923-04-28
Best Movies of 1923 : Drifting


6.8/10 IMDB

In Shanghai, an American girl who helps runs an opium ring meets an American agent disguised as a mining engineer. The two fall in love, and she has to determine where her loyalties lie.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Matt Moore, Wallace Beery, Anna May Wong, J. Farrell MacDonald, Rose Dione, Edna Tichenor, William V. Mong, Bruce Guerin, Marie De Albert ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1923-08-26
Best Movies of 1923 : Ashes of Vengeance

Ashes of Vengeance

6.5/10 IMDB

This historical piece, set in the Huguenot days of France, is Norma Talmadge's 37th feature film and the longest to date at two hours. The plot involves a man forced into servitude who falls in love with the sister of his persecutor. It was Ms. Talmadge's fourth involvement with director, Frank Lloyd and the cast included future star, Wallace Beery.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Wallace Beery, Josephine Crowell, Betty Francisco, Claire McDowell, Courtenay Foote, Howard Truesdale, Jeanne Carpenter, Forrest Robinson ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1923-08-06
Best Movies of 1923 : Anna Christie

Anna Christie

6.7/10 IMDB

A troubled young woman comes to live with her estranged father on the New York waterfront. A tough sailor falls in love with her, sparking conflict between her father and her suitor. What neither knows is that she has a secret that could cause her to lose both of them.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, William Russell, George F. Marion, Eugenie Besserer, Ralph Yearsley, Chester Conklin, George Siegmann ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince, John Griffith Wray
Release date: 1923-11-24
Best Movies of 1923 : No Noise

No Noise

6.5/10 IMDB

Entertaining Our Gang comedy has poor Mickey in the hospital being fed castor oil when his friends stop by to pay him a visit. As you'd expect, the kids start making all sorts of noise so the doctors decide to teach them a lesson by scaring them.

Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-09-23
Best Movies of 1923 : Stage Fright

Stage Fright

6.4/10 IMDB

Author Fawn Ochletree stages a charity performance of her latest play, a Romanesque epic. The gang and other neighborhood kids are forced into starring in the play, much to the chagrin of the gang. They are completely unable to remember their lines, and struggle with maintaing their composure during the more serious moments of the melodrama. Finally, Jackie sets off a slew of firecrackers as the finale, scaring all involved.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Clara Guiol ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1923-10-20
Best Movies of 1923 : Zaza


6.5/10 IMDB

Zaza is an actress and the favorite at an open-air theater in a small French town. When diplomat Bernard Dufresne comes to the village, he stays away for fear he will fall for her. But during one performance, while Zaza is singing on a swing, her rival cuts the rope and she falls. Zaza is badly injured and she makes Dufresne's acquaintance. A romance quickly springs up and he installs her in a villa. Their happiness is marred, however, when his wife appears.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, H.B. Warner, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Lucille La Verne, Mary Thurman, Yvonne Hughes, Riley Hatch, L. Rogers Lytton, Ivan Linow, Florence Fair ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1923-10-21

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