The Iron Mask (1929)

STARRING:
Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier
DIRECTED BY:
Allan Dwan
GENRE:
Drama, Action & Adventure, Silent
Douglas Fairbanks is at his swashbuckling best in one of the last films of the silent era. As D'Artagnan of the famous Musketeers, his job is to protect the King of France's son. What he doesn't know is that the prince has an evil twin with his own designs on the throne. This classic from director Allan Dwan (Robin Hood) also stars Marguerite De La Motte (The Mark of Zorro) and shows that the silent film style still had plenty of verve, even as "talkies" were ready to burst forth. (BW)