Best Movies of 1924


Sherlock Jr.

8.2/10 IMDB

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly, Ward Crane, Doris Deane, George Davis, Kewpie Morgan, Steve Murphy, John Patrick ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton
Release date: 1924-04-17


8.1/10 IMDB

A lottery win of $5,000 forever changes the lives of a miner turned dentist and his wife.

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Sylvia Ashton, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, Jack Curtis, James F. Fulton ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1924-12-04
Best Movies of 1924 : The Navigator

The Navigator

7.6/10 IMDB

The wealthy and impulsive Rollo Treadway decides to propose to his beautiful socialite neighbor, Betsy O'Brien. Although Betsy turns Rollo down, he still opts to go on the cruise that he intended as their honeymoon. When circumstances find both Rollo and Betsy on the wrong ship, they end up having adventures on the high seas.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton, H.N. Clugston, Noble Johnson ..
Directed by: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1924-09-28

The Thief of Bagdad

7.7/10 IMDB

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston, Sôjin Kamiyama, Anna May Wong, Brandon Hurst, Tote Du Crow, Noble Johnson, Sam Baker ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1924-03-18
Best Movies of 1924 : He Who Gets Slapped

He Who Gets Slapped

7.8/10 IMDB

Story of an inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns. He falls in love with another circus performer, and those who betrayed him enter his life yet again.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Tully Marshall, Marc McDermott, Ford Sterling, Edward Arnold, Ruth King, Ruth King, Paulette Duval ..
Directed by: Victor Sjöström
Release date: 1924-12-22

The Great White Silence

8.0/10 IMDB

Herbert Ponting travelled to Antarctica as part of Captain Scott's ill-fated South pole expedition and shot the footage that makes up this extraordinary documentary.

Directed by: Herbert G. Ponting
Release date: 1924-05-10

Girl Shy

7.7/10 IMDB

Harold Meadows is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guidebook, The Secret of Making Love, for other bashful young men. Fate has him meet rich girl Mary, and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, Carlton Griffin, Ethel Broadhurst, Sammy Brooks, Billy Butts, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Release date: 1924-04-20
Best Movies of 1924 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

7.1/10 IMDB

Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Philippe De Lacy, Cyril Chadwick, Esther Ralston, Virginia Brown Faire, Betty Bronson, Mary Brian, George Ali, Jack Murphy, Ernest Torrence ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1924-12-29

The Iron Horse

7.2/10 IMDB

Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west. He sets off with his son, Davy, to survey a route. They discover a new pass which will shave 200 miles off the expected distance, but they are set upon by a party of Cheyenne. One of them, a white renegade with only two fingers on his right hand, kills Brandon and scalps him. Davy is all alone now.

Starring: George O’Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick, Will Walling, Francis Powers, J. Farrell MacDonald, Jim Welch, George Waggner, Fred Kohler ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1924-08-24
Best Movies of 1924 : Hot Water

Hot Water

7.1/10 IMDB

Lloyd's look at married life and the issues of the in-law. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; A wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow. Finally, a sequence in which Hubby accidentally chloroforms his mother-in-law and becomes convinced that he's killed her!

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Josephine Crowell, Charles Stevenson, Mickey McBan ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Release date: 1924-10-26
Best Movies of 1924 : The Marriage Circle

The Marriage Circle

7.1/10 IMDB

Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are uhappily married. The professor, suspicious of his wife, hires a detective to spy on her in hopes of obtaining a divorce. Mizzi sets her sights on seducing Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied... around and around the circle goes in Lubitsch's refined comedy of mistaken infidelity.

Starring: Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost, Creighton Hale, Adolphe Menjou, Harry Myers, Dale Fuller, Esther Ralston ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1924-02-10
Best Movies of 1924 : The Hollywood Kid

The Hollywood Kid

6.6/10 IMDB

A short packed with more stars and gags than most features of its day, this film delivered a gaggle of guffaws!

Starring: Charles Murray, Louise Carver, Jackie Lucas, Vernon Dent, Jack Cooper, Andy Clyde, Mack Sennett, Marvin Loback, Ray Grey, Elsie Tarron ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth, Del Lord
Release date: 1924-04-19
Best Movies of 1924 : Manhandled


6.7/10 IMDB

Comedy which concerns the struggles of an ambitious department store sales clerk who is caught up in New York high society.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman, Ian Keith, Arthur Housman, Paul McAllister, Frank Morgan, Pierre Collosse, Marie Shelton, Carrie Scott ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1924-07-21
Best Movies of 1924 : The Enchanted Cottage

The Enchanted Cottage

6.9/10 IMDB

The Enchanted Cottage stars Richard Barthelmess as Oliver, a physically and emotionally wounded World War I veteran who comes home to a fiancée who promptly leaves him. Licking his wounds in solitude, he meets a young woman named Laura (May McAvoy). They fall in love and agree to marry, but unexpected and magical events occur inside The Enchanted Cottage where they have agreed to spend their wedding night.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Ida Waterman, Florence Short, Alfred Hickman, Marion Coakley, Holmes Herbert, Ethel Wright, Harry Allen ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1924-03-23
Best Movies of 1924 : Andy's Stump Speech

Andy's Stump Speech

6.0/10 IMDB

Andy Gump is a clueless yokel that decides that he can run for President.

Starring: Joe Murphy, Joe Murphy, Jack Morgan, James T. Kelley, Charles King, Robert McKenzie, Broderick O'Farrell ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1924-11-03
Best Movies of 1924 : Barbara Frietchie

Barbara Frietchie

6.3/10 IMDB

Two lovers in a small town in Maryland are torn apart by the Civil War--she is loyal to the south while he heads north to join the federal army, determined to protect the Union. Eventually his unit arrives in his hometown and he is reunited with his lover, but things aren't the way they used to be.

Starring: Florence Vidor, Edmund Lowe, Emmett King, Joseph Bennett, Charles Delaney, Louis Fitzroy, Gertrude Short, Mattie Peters, Mark Hamilton, Jim Blackwell ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1924-09-26
Best Movies of 1924 : The Hansom Cabman

The Hansom Cabman

6.7/10 IMDB

Harry Doolittle wakes up on the day he's to marry Betty Bright. He has a terrible hangover. A strange woman appears in his room saying that he married her the night before, and just then, his fiancée and her mother arrive. There's anger all around, leading to Harry's arrest. He's jailed while awaiting trial in front of Betty's father, a judge. She visits him in the clink. He escapes and disguises himself as a cabman. The police are looking for him, as are his fiancée and her mother. Will it get straightened out in time for wedding bells to ring?

Starring: Harry Langdon, Marceline Day, Charlotte Mineau, Andy Clyde, Madeline Hurlock, Leo Sulky, Tiny Ward, James Donnelly, Charles Force, William Blaisdell ..
Directed by: Harry Edwards
Release date: 1924-10-12
Best Movies of 1924 : Beau Brummel

Beau Brummel

6.6/10 IMDB

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries Lord Alvanley. Brummel, broken-hearted, embarks upon a life of revelry.

Starring: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis, Carmel Myers, Irene Rich, Alec B. Francis, Richard Tucker, George Beranger, William Humphrey, Clarissa Selwynne ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1924-03-30

The Epic of Everest

7.6/10 IMDB

The official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition. When George Mallory and Sandy Irvine attempted to reach the summit of Everest in 1924 they came closer than any previous attempt. Inspired by the work of Herbert Ponting (The Great White Silence) Captain Noel filmed in the harshest of conditions, with specially adapted equipment, to capture the drama of the fateful expedition.

Starring: Andrew Irvine, George Mallory ..
Directed by: J.B.L. Noel
Release date: 1924-12-01
Best Movies of 1924 : The White Sin

The White Sin

7.2/10 IMDB

Wealthy playboy Grant Van Gore means to have his way with his beautiful maid, the innocent Hattie Lou. He swears his love to the naive girl, and in an act so heinous as to defy belief, has the captain of his yacht perform a fake marriage ceremony. He ruins poor Hattie Lou, and then abandons her ashore the very next morning. A year later, the destitute girl and her starving baby are wandering the streets. When she sees a newspaper headline announcing that Grant has drowned at sea, Hattie Lou hatches a desperate plan for survival. She will present herself to the wealthy Van Gore's, who cannot fail to provide for their late son's widow and child!

Starring: Madge Bellamy, John Bowers, Francelia Billington, Hallam Cooley, James Corrigan, Billy Bevan, Norris Johnson, Ethel Wales, Otis Harlan, Myrtle Vane ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1924-02-24
Best Movies of 1924 : Captain Blood

Captain Blood

6.3/10 IMDB

Young Irish physician Peter Blood is exiled as a slave to Barbados, where he and his friend Jeremy are purchased by Colonel Bishop at the behest of his niece Arabella. With other slaves he captures a Spanish galleon and becomes the terror of the Caribbean privateers until offered a commission in the English Navy. He defeats the French at Port Royal, and as a reward he is named governor of Jamaica and marries Arabella.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige, Charlotte Merriam, James Morrison, Allan Forrest, Bertram Grassby, Otis Harlan, Jack Curtis, Wilfrid North, Otto Matieson ..
Directed by: David Smith, Albert E. Smith
Release date: 1924-09-21
Best Movies of 1924 : Open All Night

Open All Night

7.1/10 IMDB

Therese Duverne (Viola Dana) is bored with her even-tempered husband, Edmond (Adolphe Menjou). Isabelle Fevre (Gale Henry) suggests that Edmond go to the bicycle races and stay out all night. Then she takes Therese there and introduces her to manly Petit Mathieu, one of the racers (Maurice B. Flynn). Since he has just quarreled with his sweetheart, Lea (Jetta Goudal), he is glad to have Therese's attention and offers to run away with her after he wins the six-day race. Lea, meanwhile, is spending her time with Edmond. Therese eventually decides she doesn't care for brutes like Mathieu, and Edmond gains a temper and wins his wife back. Lea and Mathieu are reunited, while Isabelle goes back to helping her own alcoholic sweetheart, Igor (Raymond Griffith), break into the movies.

Starring: Viola Dana, Jetta Goudal, Adolphe Menjou, Raymond Griffith, Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn, Gale Henry, Jack Giddings, Károly Huszár, Louise Emmons, Reed Howes ..
Directed by: Paul Bern
Release date: 1924-10-12
Best Movies of 1924 : The Red Lily

The Red Lily

7.2/10 IMDB

Jean and Marise, young lovers forced from their homes, flee to Paris. Irrevocably separated there, their lives deviate into the slums and hard labor of low-class French society. All the while, the two desperately search for one another.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Enid Bennett, Wallace Beery, Frank Currier, Mitchell Lewis, Rosita Marstini, Sidney Franklin, George Nichols, Emily Fitzroy, George Periolat ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1924-09-08
Best Movies of 1924 : The White Shadow

The White Shadow

6.1/10 IMDB

The White Shadow is a British drama film directed by Graham Cutts based on the novel "Children of Chance" by Michael Morton. Alfred Hitchcock worked on it as assistant director and also handled the writing, editing, and art direction. The film was long thought to be lost. In August 2011, it was announced that the first three reels of the six-reel picture had been found in a garden shed and donated to the NFPF. The film cans were mislabled Two Sisters and Unidentified American Film and only later identified. The film was restored by Park Road Studios and is now in the New Zealand Film Archive.

Starring: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Henry Victor, A.B. Imeson, Olaf Hytten ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1924-05-05

Trip to Mars

6.7/10 IMDB

Dave Fleischer sends Koko to Mars.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1924-04-01
Best Movies of 1924 : Captain January

Captain January

7.0/10 IMDB

During a tempestuous storm, a lighthouse keeper finds an infant girl who washes ashore tied to some wreckage. He adopts her and they become inseparable. Eventually her real family finds her and wants her to live with them.

Starring: Hobart Bosworth, Baby Peggy, Irene Rich, Lincoln Stedman, Harry T. Morey, Barbara Tennant, Wilmuth Merkyl, Emmett King ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1924-07-06
Best Movies of 1924 : The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

7.1/10 IMDB

The adventures of Oliver Tressilian, who goes from English gentry to galley slave to captain of a Moorish fighting ship.

Starring: Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery, Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Marc McDermott, Wallace MacDonald, Bert Woodruff, Claire Du Brey, Lionel Belmore, Christina Montt ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1924-06-14
Best Movies of 1924 : Tire Trouble

Tire Trouble

7.1/10 IMDB

This Hal Roach comedy short, Tire Trouble, is the twenty-second entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series. In this one, Mickey drives his own makeshift car with Mary, Joe, and Jackie in tow. Among the unusual gadgets: a boxing glove attached to the outside front that knocks out any passersby! When they stop where Sunshine Sammy and Farina are standing, Sammy gets punched by that glove twice and also gets hit by the front grille that moves! He's making a delivery to a rich man named J. William McAllister. This man believes he's very sick because of what his doctor and wife says but after the gang come in uninvited, they look at him and think otherwise.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-01-12
Best Movies of 1924 : Her Night of Romance

Her Night of Romance

6.9/10 IMDB

An impoverished British lord (Paul Menford) impersonates a doctor in order to woo an ailing American heiress (Dorothy Adams). The lord is in it for love, but his business associate (Joe Diamond) smells money.

Starring: Constance Talmadge, Ronald Colman, Jean Hersholt, Albert Gran, Robert Rendel, Sidney Bracey, Joseph J. Dowling, Templar Saxe, Eric Mayne, Emily Fitzroy ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1924-11-24
Best Movies of 1924 : Seein' Things

Seein' Things

6.9/10 IMDB

At the start we learn that Farina is suffering nightmares each time he eats meat. His mom tells him to stay away from the stuff but he loves it so much he sneaks out of the house and ends up eating several chickens. That night she puts him to bed and sure enough he begins to have nightmares that the other kids are chasing him. Basing a kids comedy around one kid having nightmares and being stalked by other kids might seem rather bizarre but this was 1924 we're talking about.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Andy Samuel ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-04-05
Best Movies of 1924 : Jubilo, Jr.

Jubilo, Jr.

7.0/10 IMDB

A young boy, determined to make money enough to buy his mother a birthday present, finds a variety of odd jobs and finally starts up a makeshift circus.

Starring: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Will Rogers, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Charley Chase ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-06-28
Best Movies of 1924 : The King of the Wild Horses

The King of the Wild Horses

6.8/10 IMDB

A stallion known as "The Black" is the leader of a band of wild horses. A cowboy is determined to capture and break him.

Starring: Rex, Edna Murphy, Léon Bary, Charley Chase, Pat Hartigan, Sidney De Gray ..
Directed by: Fred Jackman
Release date: 1924-04-06
Best Movies of 1924 : Lizzies of the Field

Lizzies of the Field

6.8/10 IMDB

There is no love lost between the Red Dog Garage and the Black Cat Garage, two auto repair shops on opposite sides of the street. A big cross-country auto race is announced, and it turns into a no-holds-barred contest as the rival garages go all out to win.

Starring: Billy Bevan, Sidney Smith, Jack Lloyd, Barbara Pierce, John J. Richardson, Andy Clyde, Thelma Hill, Elsie Tarron, Tiny Ward, Hazel Williams ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1924-09-07
Best Movies of 1924 : Wild Oranges

Wild Oranges

6.7/10 IMDB

Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Man-child Nicholas, a fugitive from justice, also lives there and is terrorizing them - and he's interested in Millie. One day widower John Woolfolk, sailing on his yacht, happens upon the island. Soon he and Millie fall in love. Will jealous Nicholas stand for this?

Starring: Frank Mayo, Virginia Valli, Ford Sterling, Nigel De Brulier, Charles A. Post ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1924-01-20
Best Movies of 1924 : Isn't Life Wonderful

Isn't Life Wonderful

6.9/10 IMDB

A family from Poland has been left homeless in the wake of World War I. They move to Germany and struggle to survive the conditions there, during the Great Inflation. Inga is a Polish war orphan who has only accumulated a small amount of money from the rubble and hopes to marry Paul. Weakened by poison gas, Paul begins to invest in Inga's future and he serves as their symbol of optimism.

Starring: Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson, Helen Lowell, Marcia Harris, Frank Puglia, Lupino Lane, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Paul Rehkopf, Robert Scholtz ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1924-12-05
Best Movies of 1924 : The Fraidy Cat

The Fraidy Cat

7.1/10 IMDB

Jimmy Jump is a coward. Everyone and everything makes him afraid. He cowers from the neighborhood children, even though he's old enough to be their father. He is terrified of Lem Tucker, who is his rival for the heart of Dorothy. Only when he mistakenly believes he is about to die does Jimmy find courage. But will it last?

Starring: Charley Chase, Beth Darlington, Earl Mohan, Joe Cobb, Mickey Daniels, Helen Gilmore, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Andy Samuel, Emma Tansey ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1924-03-29
Best Movies of 1924 : Commencement Day

Commencement Day

6.7/10 IMDB

Centering around the closing days of the school year, this is a view into the life of a one-room schoolhouse. This type of learning institution has long vanished from the landscape being continued in Amish communities and such. We get kid-centric amusement as various skills of music are performed by youngsters who were probably coaxed by parents to take up the instruments used.

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan, Mark Goldaine
Release date: 1924-05-03
Best Movies of 1924 : Fast Company

Fast Company

6.8/10 IMDB

Fast Company is the sixteenth short in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series created by Hal Roach. Many of the boys here want to go swimming but Mickey has to make a delivery. On the way, he encounters a rich boy waiting at a station for his mom and as they get to talking they trade places since Mickey has never seen the inside of a hotel and the rich kid just wants to play. When the rich kid returns to the gang with the goat-pulling wagon, however, they resolve to go where Mickey is which is where the fun really begins...

Starring: Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Lassie Lou Ahern, Walter Wilkinson ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-11-15
Best Movies of 1924 : Manhattan


6.9/10 IMDB

A wealthy New Yorker falls in love with a burglar's sister.

Starring: Richard Dix, Jacqueline Logan, Gregory Kelly, George Siegmann, Gunboat Smith, Oscar Brimberton Figman, Edna May Oliver, Alice Chapin, James Bradbury Sr. ..
Directed by: R.H. Burnside
Release date: 1924-10-28
Best Movies of 1924 : The Chechahcos

The Chechahcos

6.6/10 IMDB

A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of 'Horseshoe' Riley and Bob Dexter.

Starring: William Dills, Albert Van Antwerp, Eva Gordon, Baby Margie, Alexis B. Luce, Gladys Johnson ..
Directed by: Lewis H. Moomaw
Release date: 1924-05-14
Best Movies of 1924 : High Society

High Society

6.7/10 IMDB

Mickey is a poor boy who lives with his Uncle Pat. While they're broke, they're also very happy. Since Pat hasn't legally adopted Mickey, Aunt Kate gains custody and takes him to her mansion.

Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-08-24
Best Movies of 1924 : Monsieur Beaucaire

Monsieur Beaucaire

6.0/10 IMDB

The Duke of Chartres is in love with Princess Henriette, but she seemingly wants nothing to do with him. Eventually he grows tired of her insults and flees to England when Louis XV insists that the two marry. He goes undercover as Monsieur Beaucaire, the barber of the French Ambassador, and finds that he enjoys the freedom of a commoner’s life. After catching the Duke of Winterset cheating at cards, he forces him to introduce him as a nobleman to Lady Mary, with whom he has become infatuated. When Lady Mary is led to believe that the Duke of Chartres is merely a barber she loses interest in him. She eventually learns that he is a nobleman after all and tries to win him back, but the Duke of Chartres opts to return to France and Princess Henriette who now returns his affection.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson, Doris Kenyon, Lowell Sherman, Paulette Duval, John Davidson, Oswald Yorke, Flora Finch, Louis Waller ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1924-08-11
Best Movies of 1924 : Too Many Mammas

Too Many Mammas

7.5/10 IMDB

Charley is called upon to go out with his boss on a date with the boss' mistress, to act as a beard.

Starring: Charley Chase, Martha Sleeper, Beth Darlington, Olive Borden, Noah Young, John T. Prince, Billy Engle, Jack Gavin, Earl Mohan ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1924-10-12
Best Movies of 1924 : Roaring Rails

Roaring Rails

6.5/10 IMDB

A railroad engineer adopts a French orphan while he's fighting in the army in World War I, and takes him back to the US when the war ends. Later the boy needs an eye operation that the engineer can't afford, so he takes the rap for a murder he didn't commit in order to get his son the operation.

Starring: Harry Carey, Frankie Darro, Edith Roberts, Wallace MacDonald, Frank Hagney, Duke R. Lee ..
Directed by: Tom Forman
Release date: 1924-09-20
Best Movies of 1924 : The Sun Down Limited

The Sun Down Limited

6.6/10 IMDB

The gang creates their own railroad after being chased from a local railyard, and competes with Toughie.

Starring: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Andy Samuel, Sonny Loy, Lassie Lou Ahern ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-09-21
Best Movies of 1924 : Big Business

Big Business

6.6/10 IMDB

In this short the kids are managing their own barber shop, with harrowing results. No one gets hurt, but most of the customers wind up bald or close to it: one kid even gets a prematurely fashionable Mohawk! Scenes involving close calls with sharp scissors might make some viewers wince, while the manicurist uses a device that looks like a wire-cutter.

Starring: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Mary Kornman, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Andy Samuel, Jannie Hoskins, Sonny Loy ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1924-02-09
Best Movies of 1924 : The Average Woman

The Average Woman

6.0/10 IMDB

Reporter Jimmy Munroe is writing an article on "the average woman". He meets Sally Whipple in the library and chooses her as a likely subject, following her around to gather material for his article, and eventually falls in love with her. Her father, Judge Whipple, doesn't like it; he has Jimmy arrested and allows him to see Sally only once a week. Meanwhile, disreputable businessman Van Alten is after Sally, and tries to pressure her into marrying him by threatening to release letters he says will embarrass her father.

Starring: Pauline Garon, Harrison Ford, David Powell, Burr McIntosh, Russell Griffin, Coit Albertson, De Sacia Mooers, William H. Tooker ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1924-03-01

Cartoon Factory

6.7/10 IMDB

Koko the Clown discovers a machine that can make cartoons. Note that there's a re-released version of this short from the 1930s with added music and voice-work.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Max Fleischer
Release date: 1924-02-21
Best Movies of 1924 : The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man

5.2/10 IMDB

Gerald Stanley (John Gilbert) is an English gentleman who is engaged to Beatrice Joyce (Alma Frances). But Stanley's personality changes whenever he drinks, and his brother (who also loves Beatrice) uses this to his advantage.

Starring: John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Alma Francis, George Barraud, Eugene Pallette, Edgar Norton, Thomas R. Mills, Max Montisole, Charles Wellesley, Richard Blaydon ..
Directed by: Edmund Mortimer
Release date: 1924-02-17
Best Movies of 1924 : The First 100 Years

The First 100 Years

6.3/10 IMDB

A man saves his lady love from Black Mike then comes wedded bliss. He hires a cook, who's brusque, domineering, and constantly smoking a cigar. Out of the blue, the couple gets a visit from his old friend, Roland Stone, bluff and portly. Roland befriends our newly-wed's wife, and this friendship deepens after the husband hires a new cook, the lovely Miss Gainsborough, who gives her boss a little too much friendly attention. That night, a prowler skulks, Miss Gainsborough faints, the newly-wed husband comes to her rescue, and she grabs him and holds on. His wife is offended and determines to leave with Roland. Is the marriage over?

Starring: Harry Langdon, Alice Day, Frank J. Coleman, Louise Carver, Madeline Hurlock, Fanny Kelly, Leo Sulky, Tiny Ward ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones, Harry Sweet
Release date: 1924-08-16

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