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Forty Winks (1925)




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Raymond Griffith's star was on the rise when he made this comedy, based on the play Lord Chumley by David Belasco and Henry C. De Mille (father of directors Cecil B. De Mille and William C. De Mille). Gaspar Le Sage (Cyril Chadwick) sends Annabelle Wu (Anna May Wong) to steal plans for a coast defense movement. The papers are in the hands of Lieutenant Butterworth (William Boyd), and she easily vamps them away from him. Butterworth faces a court-martial and disgrace until his friend Lord Chumley (Griffith) offers to help locate the documents. Le Sage does everything he can to stop him, while at the same time courting Chumley's sweetheart, Eleanor (Viola Dana), who happens to be Butterworth's sister. Chumley manages to track the papers to Annabelle's apartment, but then he has to rescue Eleanor, who is now in Le Sage's clutches. He pursues the villain by motorboat and saves Eleanor. Unfortunately they wind up in the middle of a floating target which is being used for gun practice. The couple manage to escape, and then make a triumphant return. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi


Cyril Chadwick
as Gaspar Le Sage
Theodore Roberts
as Adam Butterworth
Anna May Wong
as Annabelle Wu
Raymond Griffith
as Lord Chumley
William Boyd
as Lt. Gerald Hugh Butterworth
Viola Dana
as Eleanor Butterworth

Critic Reviews for Forty Winks

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Not only is the direction sparkling and original, but the subtitles suit the picture and enhance its humor.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Corking melodramatic farce giving Raymond Griffith one of the best roles he has had in some time and the latter more than living up to expectation as the lovable, foppish Chumley.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It is all absurdly laughable.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

In all its phases it is good entertainment, and this somewhat peculiar construction of the continuity provides what is too often lacking in a farce: continuous acceleration.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Don't miss this picture. There is more entertainment in it than the title implies.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

This comedy is packed with fun, original situations and business -- and a climax which is surely off the beaten path.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

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