Chasing the Moon (1922)

Genres - Action, Comedy  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Chasing the Moon is a nonstop silent precursor to the classic talkie melodrama D.O.A. Tom Mix, in mufti rather than his traditional western garb, plays a young man who is convinced he has taken a slow-acting poison. Unlike the protagonist of D.O.A., who has only 24 hours to live, Mix is given a grace period of 30 days. He hopscotches from America to Russian to Spain and back again in search of the scientist who has the antidote. Tom Mix co-wrote the screenplay of Chasing the Moon with his director, Ed Sedgwick.



antidote [to poison], poison, scientist