starring Harrison Ford and Phyllis Haver
January 1927

"The Nervous Wreck" finds its way from the stage to the screen with the friendly and farcical aid of a troupe of notables -- Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Hobart Bosworth and some others. The result is laughable enough, though not side-splitting as might have been expected. The story of Henry Williams, the melancholy young man beset by half a dozen imaginary ills, is sure fire. And his adventures in Arizona during the process of taking his mind off his health and placing it in blood-curdling situations is one of the funniest flights of imagiinatton in modern story-telling.

Harrison Ford, now firmly established as a comedian, plays Henry with solemnly droll effect, while Chester Conklin has but to finger his cowboy's rope to create laughter. Phyllis Haver might well rest upn her reputation as the sauciest blonde in pictures, but she can't help being a delectable artist, too. "The Nervous Wreck" is worth seeing if you like farce, but it won't leave you a wreck from laughing too much.

starring Harrison Ford and Phyllis Haver
November 1926

Owen Davis' famous stage play was a New York hit. And the delightful screen version of this play will play havoc with every town it is shown in.

An animated pill box, on doctor's orders, goes West to regain his health. He expects peace and quietness to reign, but finds matters entirely different. Then he discovers his heart isn't working just right -- the owner of the ranch happens to have a beautiful daughter who causes the uncertain pitter-patter. Unforeseen difficulties arise and, after a lot of fun, a complete metamorphosis envelops the hypochondriac.

Comedies when transferred from the stage to the screen are usually lacking in spontaneity, and this is no exception. However, there sitll remain enough horse play and hilarity to make this worthy of your evening's entertainment.

For more information, see "The Nervous Wreck" as our "Feature of the Month"

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