Greased Lightning (1919)

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This silent feature has all the qualities one would expect of a Charles Ray vehicle -- excitement, humor and loads of entertainment value. Ray is Andy Fletcher, a small-town boy who loves to tinker with mechanical things, especially cars. He has a sweetheart, Alice (Wanda Hawley), but her banker father (Willis Marks) views Andy's handiwork dubiously. This changes when crooks rob the father's bank, and Andy goes after them. With the help of his little Ford, Andy actually nabs the villains. He also wins the girl's hand, and a promise from her father for a new car. Greased Lightning, and the other films Ray made of this ilk, were perfect showcases for the charm Ray exuded on screen.