12.10 (1919)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Countries - UK  |  
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After building his reputation on Hollywood "spectaculars," director Herbert Brenon returned to his native British Isles, where he made several modest, intimate silent dramas. 12.10 was a bit faster-paced than most of these, but the subject matter called for a quicker approach. The story involves a British lord (Ben Webster) who takes a life-suspending drug to save the life of a child. The lord's feigned death somehow foils the wicked schemes of a Spanish secretary. Stage and film favorite Marie Doro is atypically cast as the villainess.

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love, Britain, child, drugs, killing, lord, rescue, self-sacrifice