Archive for June 16, 2019

The Sunday Intertitle: Algie Shows his Mettal

Posted in FILM with tags , , on June 16, 2019 by dcairns

Solax intertitles always have a bit of a remedial English quality, don’t they? Even if the spelling were better, the typography does not suggest erudition.

ALGIE, THE MINER is a 1912 “comedy” produced by Alice Guy. Billy Quirk plays a repulsive young popinjay sent west to become a man. In the ironic conclusion, he returns to the big city a gun-wielding maniac, laughing hysterically (and pantomimically) as his uncivilised and alcoholic buddy terrorizes the help.

Moral: unknown.

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