David Belasco


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Seven Chances (1925) -- (Movie Clip) I Must Wed Someone! Having learned that he must wed by evening to win a giant inheritance, lawyer Jimmy (Buster Keaton) rushes to long-time girlfriend Mary (Ruth Dwyer), first succeeding by accident, then blowing it, early in Seven Chances, 1925.
Seven Chances (1925) -- (Movie Clip) Would You Marry Me? Pushed by his partner (T. Roy Barnes) to marry by evening in order to claim an inheritance that will save their firm, lawyer Jimmy (Buster Keaton) tries his luck at the country club, in Seven Chances, 1925.
Hatchet Man, The (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Open, Tong War Flag Archaic graphic language but impressive events in the opening of William A. Wellman's San Francisco Tong War drama The Hatchet Man, 1932, starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and J. Carroll Naish.
Hatchet Man, The (1932) -- (Movie Clip) That Old Relic Toya (Loretta Young) and Wong (Edward G. Robinson) are about to get married when signs of an old-fashioned Chinese Tong war break out in San Francisco, in William A. Wellman's The Hatchet Man, 1932.
Hatchet Man, The (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Find Someone Else! To his everlasting credit, Edward G. Robinson (as "Wong") does not attempt an accent, when confronted in his first scene with an awful order from his Tong boss (Dudley Digges) in William A. Wellman's The Hatchet Man, 1932.
Son-Daughter, The (1932) -- (Movie Clip) If She Had Borne Me A Son San Francisco ca. 1900, early scenes having established Chinese immigrants supporting the rebellion back home, introduction of Helen Hayes as Lien Wha, Lewis Stone her doctor father, and Ramon Novarro, an infatuated student, in director Clarence Brown's The Son-Daughter, 1932.
Son-Daughter, The (1932) -- (Movie Clip) I Dare Not Address You Her father's assistant Louis Closser Hale chaperoning, the first formal meeting between Chinese-American Lien Wha (Helen Hayes) and student "Tom" Lee (Ramon Novarro, who had a successful singing career), in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, in The Son-Daughter, 1932.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Give Up The Ghost Grumpy up-state New York flower grower Grimm (Lionel Barrymore) continues his spat with doctor friend Andrew (Edward Ellis) about ghosts, when the circus appears and afflicted nephew William (George Breakston) gets excited, in The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Dutchman's Luck Summer afternoon, turn of the century upstate New York, Dutch-descended nurseryman Grimm (Lionel Barrymore), with adopted daughter Catherine (Helen Mack), doctor pal Andrew (Edward Ellis) and nephew William (George Breakston) in The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) I Raise Flowers Not Spirits! Opening scene, Lionel Barrymore as grumpy florist Grimm, the reluctant host of a seance run by his medium friend Dr. MacPherson (Edward Ellis), Donald Meek, Ethel Griffies among the irritated guests, in the RKO remake of The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936, based on a play by David Belasco.
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) -- (Movie Clip) What An Alluring Woman Giggly Italian nobleman Luigi (Nils Asther) is entranced by circus performer Simonetta (Loretta Young), who wandered to his estate seeking a flower, his girlfriend Lucretia (Gwen Lee) not amused, in Laugh, Clown, Laugh, 1928, score for TCM by H. Scott Salinas.
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) -- (Movie Clip) Child Of The Road Struggling to amuse a foundling girl, itinerant Italian clown Tito (Lon Chaney) persuades partner Simon (Bernard Siegel) to keep her by naming her "Simonetta," who grows up to 14-year-old Loretta Young, early in MGM's Laugh, Clown, Laugh, 1928.