Rent Outside the Law (1920)

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1h 16min
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Synopsis:
While under contract at Universal Studios, Tod Browning crafted a series of melodramas with strong female protagonists, women on the wrong side of the law, who stood defiantly against the men who tried to control them. No actress better personified this tough, glamorous anti-hero than Priscilla Dean. In 'Outside the Law', Dean plays hard-boiled jewel thief Molly Madden. When her father is framed for murder by 'Black Mike' Sylva (Lon Chaney), Molly partners with safecracker 'Dapper Bill' (Wheeler Oakman) to stage a double-cross of their own.
'Outside the Law' was Browning's second film with actor Lon Chaney, whose gifts for elaborate makeup and ruthless villainy would flower under Browning's direction, setting the stage for a series of monstrous characterisations that would revolutionise the melodrama and lay the foundations of the American horror film.
Actors:
, , , , , Stanley Goethals, , Wilton Taylor, , , , , , , Lulu Wong
Directors:
Producers:
Tod Browning
Writers:
Gardner Bradford, Tod Browning, Lucien Hubbard
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
76 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/06/2022
Run Time:
76 minutes
Languages:
English, Silent
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Musical score by Anton Sanko
  • Kim Newman on 'Outside the Law' - New video interview with author/critic Kim Newman
  • Alternate ending from a 16mm print of the film, created for its 1926 re-release

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