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Slow as Lightning (Silent)

A good natured young man with a penchant for making money becomes the target of crooks.
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DVD Details

  • Run Time: 57 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: February 23, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1923
  • Label: Alpha Video

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring Kenneth MacDonald & Otto Metzetti
Directed by Kenneth McDonald, Billy Jones, Edna Pennington, Gordon Sackville, William Lester, William Mahlon, Joe Bonner, Max Asher & Otto Metzette

Description by OLDIES.com:

Jimmie March slaves away in the offices of E.J. Philips and dreams of romancing Eleanor, the boss' beautiful daughter. Not only is Eleanor dating wealthy cad Mortimer Fenton, but Jimmie's prospects nosedive when he is fired. Broke and unemployed, Jimmie is emboldened when a gypsy fortuneteller forecasts that he will get rich playing hunches. Borrowing money from his pals, he invests in stocks that begin to skyrocket. As his bank account swells, he plans to court Eleanor as an equal. But the slimy Fenton refuses to yield to such a low-born rival and hatches a plot to wipe out Jimmie by making him the target of a gang of cut-throat killers.

Slow as Lightning stars Kenneth McDonald as Jimmie March, a poor boy who overcomes great obstacles to achieve the American dream, and features some terrific stunt-work and on-location photography. Director Grover Jones was best known as a screenwriter whose credits include Tom Sawyer (1930), The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer (1935) and The Buccaneer (1938).

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 10,366
  • UPC: 089218599292
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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