I cover Richard Barthelmess in Heroes for Sale (1933) inside the latest issue of The Pre-Code Companion for Kindle. An excerpt is included here.
Silent film from First National Pictures, directed by Alfred Santell. The Patent Leather Kid is a boxing-war-romance that earned Richard Barthelmess and Academy Award nomination and features a breakout performance by Molly O’Day.
Upon publication reviews called John Monk Saunders anything from a hack to a plagiarist when his Single Lady cashed in as an inferior version of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Adapted as The Last Flight, Saunders’s story emerges as perhaps the best of any film about The Lost Generation. Directed by William Dieterle, with excellent performances from Richard Barthelmess and Helen Chandler.
A biography of silent film star and D.W. Griffith leading man Richard Barthelmess accompanied by images of Richard Barthelmess Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.