On the Quiet (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |  
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This farce was originally a stage play by Augustus Thomas, and starred William Collier, Sr.. On film, another notable stage actor, John Barrymore, played the lead role of Robert Ridgway. At the time, Barrymore was primarily known for the heavy dramas in which he starred on Broadway, so his comedies took filmgoers by surprise. There's not much plot to be had here -the usual nonsense about a man in pursuit of the girl he loves, in this case Lois Meredith. Basically the flimsy story is just there to give Barrymore a chance to be funny and acrobatic. At one point, he leaps through a window and somersaults through the hood of the girl's car!.



business, lady, triumph