Selling the Silents #17


Old Ironsides, 1927 (from the Paramount release book)
"James Cruze's mighty epic of love, heroism and courage on the high seas has been completed and, at this writing, ready for showing at $2 road show prices. In its tremendous sweep and box office power, it exceeds the fondest expectations of its sponsors. A masterpiece of enthralling entertainment that will pack theatres everywhere and will go down in history as among the three best motion pictures ever made."

I'm just curious as to what they thought the other two might have been...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At first glance, this poster resembles the ads for "1000 toy soldiers" you'd find in an ancient comic book. Except without the tanks.

Matt