Children of the Night (1921)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure  |  
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Prolific writer Max Brand, famous for such oft-filmed works as Destry Rides Again, penned the story upon which the silent Children of the Night was based. William Russell plays a young clerk who escapes the boring routine of his job via Mittyesque daydreams. The heroine in his imagined adventures is office stenographer Ruth Rennick. The dream sequences themselves are handled with just the right blend of satire and conviction by one-time 2-reel comedian Jack Dillon. Co-starring in Children of the Night is Lefty Flynn, later the breezy star of several silent western programmers.

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daydream, fantasy, clerk, boredom, loneliness, office-worker, reality