The Iron Mask

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In Brief: Douglas Fairbanks' final silent film, a follow-up to his highly successful The Three Musketeers (1921), is everything you'd expect — a fun, light-hearted adventure film with plenty of swashbuckling action and a solid performance from one of the silent cinema's biggest stars. Frequent Fairbanks collaborator Allan Dwan, a ridiculously prolific director with 125 films to his credit, knew enough to get out of the way and let Fairbanks do his thing. The Iron Mask (1929) marks an interesting transition in film history, as a late-silent/early-talkie hybrid that would foreshadow things to come — namely, the ascendancy of sound in cinema and the decline in Fairbanks acting career.
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Allan Dwan
Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Léon Bary, Tiny Sandford, Gino Corrado, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Nigel De Brulier
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Iron Mask on Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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