1927 January Movies

Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis

  • 99%
  • NONE
  • 114 min
  • Drama

It is the future, and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don't know how anything works), and the workers, who achieve goals (but don't have the vision). Completely separate, neither group is complete, but together they make a whole. One man from the "thinkers" dares visit the underground where the workers toil, and is astonished by what he sees...

7th Heaven (1927)

7th Heaven

  • 100%
  • Unrated
  • 110 min
  • Drama

In Paris, in the early years of the twentieth century, lives Chico, a sewer worker with lofty aspirations. One night, Chico saves a young prostitute named Diane from the murderous rage of her tyrannical sister. Despite her lifestyle, Diane is honest and innocent, and when the police arrive to arrest her, Chico spontaneously claims that she is his wife. Forced to maintain this facade or else both face prison sentences, Chico reluctantly allows Diane to live with him -- and in the process, love...

Hotel Imperial (1927)

Hotel Imperial

    • Unrated
    • 85 min
    • Drama

    During World War I, an Austrian officer is trapped behind the Russian lines. He tries to sneak through to his own lines, but is forced to take refuge in a small hotel, where he is hidden by the establishment's chambermaid. The two fall in love, but a Russian general makes the hotel his headquarters and sets his sights on the maid. In addition, the Austrian must find out the identity of a spy who is feeding the Russians military information that could lead to the destruction of the...

    The Girl with the Hat Box (1927)

    The Girl with the Hat Box

      • Unrated
      • 60 min
      • Comedy

      Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and her husband have told the housing committee that Natasha rents a room from them; this fiddle gives Madame's lazy husband a room for lounging. The local railroad clerk, Fogelev, loves Natasha but she takes a shine to Ilya, a clumsy student who sleeps in the train station. To help Ilya, Natasha marries him and takes him to Madame's to live in the room the house committee thinks is...

      The Kid Brother (1927)

      The Kid Brother

        • G
        • 82 min
        • Comedy

        The most important family in Hickoryville is (naturally enough) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.

        The King of Kings (1927)

        The King of Kings

          • NONE
          • 112 min
          • Biography

          The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster. Featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands, and the great showman’s singular cinematic bag of tricks, The King of Kings is at once spectacular and deeply reverent—part Gospel, part Technicolor epic.

          The Red Mill (1927)

          The Red Mill

            • 74 min
            • Comedy

            Marion Davies stars in this 1927 silent comedy, about a servant girl who plays matchmaker for the local burgomaster's daughter while setting her own sights on a visiting Irishman. Directed by Fatty Arbuckle (using the pseudonym "William Goodrich"), the film also features Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda and Snitz Edwards.

            The Scarlet Letter (1927)

            The Scarlet Letter

              • Unrated
              • 115 min
              • Drama

              In Puritan Boston, seamstress Hester Prynne is punished for playing on the Sabbath day; but kindly minister Arthur Dimmesdale takes pity on her. The two fall in love, but their relationship cannot be: Hester is already married to Roger Prynne, a physician who has been missing seven years. Dimmesdale has to go away to England; when he returns, he finds Hester pregnant with their child, and the focus of the town's censure. In a humiliating public ceremony, she is forced to don the scarlet...

              The Show (1927)

              The Show

                • 76 min
                • Drama

                A Hungarian carnival troupe follows a young girl who reforms a tearaway after her old suitor tried to kill him with a poisonous lizard.

                The Three-Sided Mirror (1927)

                The Three-Sided Mirror

                  • Unrated
                  • 45 min
                  • Drama

                  Psychological narrative avantgarde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a classy English woman (Pearl), a Russian sculptress (Athalia), and a naive working-class girl (Lucie). Overpowered by weakness, the coward sidesteps the obligations that love affairs impose: rather than living up to his dates he takes his sports-car from an ultra-modern garage and speeds to the fashionable beaches of Deauville. On his way, he is fatally hit by a descending swallow....