When a doctor says her older sister will die of tuberculosis by the time the last leaf falls, a young girl takes his words literally and tries to save her by tying fallen leaves back onto trees with string. Loosely-based on the O. Henry short story, THE LAST LEAF.
OLIVER TWIST (1922)
This silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST, depicts a young orphan (portrayed by Jackie Coogan) who must endure trials and tribulations before finding someone to love and care for him. The film was considered lost until a print surfaced in Yugoslavia in the 1970s. This is the first film version of a story that has been remade often (including a musical).
Chronically unemployed Yankees fan Harold "Speedy" Swift (Harold Lloyd) dates Jane Dillon, a girl whose beloved grandfather, Pop, runs a failing horse-drawn trolley business in a rapidly changing city where the railway is becoming king. When a crooked railroad official steals Pop's last car, hoping to force him into a shutdown, Speedy must race against the clock to find the culprits, return the car in time, and keep the service running on schedule.