Monday, May 7, 2012

The Scarlet Car - 1917

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Joseph De Grasse
Writers: Richard Harding Davis (novel), William Parker
Stars: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson and Lon Chaney
Release Date: 24 December 1917 (USA)
Production Co: Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Based On Novel
Genres: Drama
Paul Revere Forbes (Lon Chaney) works at a small bank but he's also the distant relative of the Paul Revere, which makes his brag all the time. One day he catches his boxes trying to cover up some missing money and threatens to tell on them but they accidentally kill him--or so they think. Months later the man reappears to try and bring justice to the crooks.
Remade as The Scarlet Car (1923) - Remake. 
Featured in Tod Browning and Lon Chaney (2000) - clip included in the film; Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

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