The Mystic (1925)

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The Mystic (1925). 1h 14m

“Aileen Pringle, Mitchell Lewis, Robert Ober and Stanton Heck — have a good racket going, pretending to raise the spirits of the dead. Conway Tearle throws them $15,000 and tells them that theyu0026#39;ve got a future in America with him, so itu0026#39;s off to New York, intending to take orphaned heiress Gladys Hulette. They convince Miss Huilette that they can raise the spirit of her loving father…. until one day she says she can see him.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis combination of rackets, thieves falling out, and phony mysticism was just director Tod Browningu0026#39;s meat, and he had been doing very with it at Universal with a series o crime dramas starring Priscilla Dean, often with Lon Chaney. Now Browning was at Metro, and Chaney had just started working for the company, where they would renew their partnership. For the moment, Chaney was starring for Metrou0026#39;s newest hot director, Swedish import Victor Sjostrom, so Browning had retreated to his comfort zone, substituting the new company hot sex symbol, Miss Pringle, for Miss Dean. Soon, though, she would fade before Seastromu0026#39;s protege, Greta Garbo, whom MGM had had to take to get the director.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s a good example of the genre, given MGMu0026#39;s high production values without looking too expensive to make.”


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