DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS
1922, 83 min, USA, Dir: Elmer Clifton

Elmer Clifton directed this exciting and realistic saga of 19th century whaling, featuring an actual whale hunt captured on film. Shot on location in New Bedford, Massachusetts with locals in period costume as extras, the film stars Raymond McKee, Marguerite Courtot and, in her second film role, Clara Bow.


JUST TONY
1922, Fox Film Corp., 70 min, USA, Dir: Lynn Reynolds

A cowboy (Tom Mix) seeks revenge against the man who shot him in a bar-room brawl. While searching for him, he comes across a wild stallion that he is determined to capture and break, and unknowingly falls in love with the daughter of the man who shot him.


TAMING OF THE SHREW
1929, United Artists, 63 min, USA, Dir: Sam Taylor

“America’s Sweetheart” may have seemed an unusual choice to play a fiery female, but the Mary Pickford-Douglas Fairbanks team proves unbeatable in this adaptation of the classic Shakespearean comedy - the first and last film the married couple starred in together. In 16th century Italy, the bold Petruchio (Fairbanks) rises to the challenge of wooing Katherine (Pickford), a woman whose headstrong ways have driven off all other suitors. The first sound version of the play on film, this version was originally shot as a silent film, with all the dialogue and sound effects added at a later stage.


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