Midnight Message, The (Silent) (DVD)

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Release Date: 05/27/14

A telegraph delivery man interrupts a burglary and devotes himself to catching the culprits. Includes bonus: 'Pippa Passes' (1929).

A widow's sewing machine breaks down, and, deprived of her tailoring income, her young son takes a job on the night shift at Western Union to help out. One evening, while delivering a telegram to a wealthy family, he finds himself implicated as a suspect in a jewelry robbery. Hunted by the police, the boy sets off alone to pursue the thieves and attempt to clear his name.<P> Irish-born Creighton Hale performed on Broadway before starring in silents of the mid-to late teens and early 1920s. He's best known for his roles in D. W. Griffith's <I>Orphans of the Storm</I> (1921) and Paul Leni's <I>The Cat and the Canary</I> (1927). Paul Hurst was a prolific character actor, primarily of B-grade Westerns with the likes of John Wayne and Gary Cooper. He appeared in over 300 films, among them <I>Gone With the Wind</I> (1939) and <I>The Ox-Bow Incident</I> (1943). His directing work was relegated to the silent era but was well regarded.<P><B>BONUS:</B><P><B><I>Pippa Passes</I></B> (1909): Directed by D. W. Griffith and based on a play by Robert Browning. Starring Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett.

Genre: Drama
Run Time: 64 mins

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