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THE MOLLYCODDLE

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Part of the seriesDOUGLAS FAIRBANKS

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THE MOLLYCODDLE

(1920, Victor Fleming) “Last of the two-fisted Marshalls” Doug – effetely raised in Europe and sporting monocle and cane – finds blood will out after being kidnapped to the Wild West, and taking on “hopped-up” Hopis and heinous diamond smuggler Wallace Beery. With Fairbanks’ most exhilarating climax, as hero and villain tumble from treetop to mountainside to waterfall.
Approx. 80 min. 35mm.

THE MOLLYCODDLE

THE MOLLYCODDLE

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"SUPERB SILENT-COMEDY ADVENTURE! Fleming’s direction has a ticklish, offhand inventiveness, with surprising deadpan editing, and a simple yet sprightly cartoon sequence."
– Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

“‘Mollycoddle’ was a term popularized by Theodore Roosevelt, one of Fairbanks’s heroes, to denote an overly indulged and spoiled young man… Fairbanks latched onto the catchword to evoke his trademark ‘lamb into lion’ character transformation.”
– Jeffrey Vance

“One peach of a feature” Variety (1920)