Scarlet Seas is a surviving 1929 silent film romantic adventure produced by Richard A. Rowland and distributed by First National Pictures, the picture was directed by John Francis Dillon. It starred Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson and teen Loretta Young and this film was released with a Vitaphone soundtrack of music and effects which survive. Originally, the film was presumed lost, a print has been discovered in Italy at Cineteca Italiana
The Perfect Flapper
The Perfect Flapper was a 1924 comedy film starring Colleen Moore. This was Moores second flapper film after Flaming Youth and it was released after Through the Dark and Painted People. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress along with a trailer, young debutante Tommie Lou is unpopular. At her coming-out party, she turns to jazz antics to liven things up, after drinking punch spiked with alcohol, she gets drunk and runs off to a road house with the husband of a friend. Nothing happens between them, but the action provokes a split between the husband and his wife and she contrives to get the couple back together, falling for the wifes divorce lawyer, and in the end everyone lives happily. Originally intended to reunite the cast and crew of Flaming Youth, the film was made as a comedy with dramatic undertones, while Flaming Youth had been a drama with comic aspects. To cash in on the popularity of Colleens flapper character, the word flapper made it into the title, an additional draw was that the film showed a lot of skin.
Sydney Chaplin was, of course, Charlies older half-brother, the film was generally well-received as good light entertainment. you have been entertained and not caused to think too much.56. Jeff Codori, Colleen Moore, A Biography of the Silent Film Star, McFarland Publishing
Suds is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Mary Pickford. Amanda Afflick is a laundry woman working in London. She is too weak to do the work, but is always picked on. Amanda is desperately in love with the handsome customer Horace Greensmith, one afternoon Amanda gets in trouble again and is forced to work all night long. All alone, she fantasizes about her first and only meeting with Horace, all the fellow employees ridicule her for still having faith that he will return someday to pick up his clothes. Amanda is fed up all her colleagues making fun of her and lies that she is a duchess. She comes up with a story of her having an affair with Horace and her father found out and sent her to live in London. Meanwhile, co-worker Benjamin Jones has the job of collecting laundry with his cart, one day, his beloved horse Lavender is too weak to go up a hill and falls. The cart is destroyed and when Benjamin admits the truth to Madame Didier, Benjamin reveals to Amanda what will happen with Lavender and she tries to stop the horse from being killed.
She eventually buys the horse and takes it into her own home, Amanda is not allowed to take the horse into her own apartment and is noticed on the streets by the wealthy and sympathizing Lady Burke-Cavendish. She offers to take the horse to live at her country place, Amanda is delighted and accepts her offer. Later, Lady Burke-Cavendish stops by to tell Amanda the horse is doing very well, Amanda lies to the fellow laundry women Lady Burke-Cavendish is actually her aunt. They are interrupted by Horace, he has returned for his laundry, the fellow workers assume he will recognize Amanda, since they were lied to he is her secret lover. Amanda is desperate and successfully pretends to be reunited with him, Horace is confused and wants to leave. While the laundry women are away she tells the truth to Horace, Benjamin walks in on them, initially trying to flirt with Amanda, but when he notices Horaces presence he leaves. Horace sympathizes with Amanda and invites her to his mansion and he changes his mind when he becomes ashamed of her.
Amanda notices this and pulls back, Horace leaves and Amanda is left behind with a broken heart. She is hired as Lady Burke-Cavendishs personal maid and now lives in wealth and she finds out Horace is a worker at the country place and they fall in love with each other