The Lion's Mouse (1922)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Countries - UK  |  
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World War I had such a devastating effect on European filmmaking that Americans began to discount foreign films completely. This was the case even when an American director and actors filmed a picture in Europe -- while it's true that this confusing melodrama (which was shot in Holland) was not very good, it's even more telling that the trade paper Motion Picture News said, "it bears all the earmarks of being a shoddy foreign production." Beverly White (Marguerite Marsh) marries Roger Sands (Wyndham Standing) mainly because she needs his protection. She carries a bundle of mysterious letters, which pass into the hands of Justin O'Riley (Rex Davis). Beverly's shopgirl friend, Clo (Mary Odette), tries to help her out by stealing the letters from O'Riley. After a few puzzling twists and turns, it is revealed that a group of blackmailers are the ones who have been trying to get their hand on the letters -- they wanted to get Beverly's brother under their power. But they're foiled, Beverly decides she likes her husband of convenience and all ends well.



Britain, justice, kidnapping, plans, secrets, sister, society