The City of Silent Men (1921) - Rotten Tomatoes

The City of Silent Men (1921)





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Jim Montgomery (Thomas Meighan) is the country mechanic who comes to New York to seek his fortune. The naive rube is talked into accompanying some prospective employers to a bank. The men are crooks, and Jim is framed for the murder of a guard. Sent to Sing Sing prison, he is befriended by Old Bill (Paul Everton), a kindly long-time prisoner. After Old Bill helps him to escape, ravels to California Jim takes a new name and prospers. He even makes plans to marry a local girl. Unfortuneatly, New York detective Mike Kearney (George MacQuarrie) has diligently tracked him down and arrives on Jim's wedding day. Jim thrusts his hands into a machine, mangling them to avoid fingerprint identification. The hard-boiled gumshoe is inclined to let Jim go free. Old Bill arrives after his release from prison with information about the real killers in this implausible crime drama. Kate Bruce is Jim's mother, with Lois Wilson his fiancee and Guy Oliver as her father. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Thomas Meighan
as Jim Montgomery
Lois Wilson
as Molly Bryant
Kate Bruce
as Mrs. Montgomery
Paul Everton
as Old Bill
George MacQuarrie
as Mike Kearney
Guy Oliver
as Mr. Bryant
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While our knowledge of prisons and prisoners is limited, it seems to us a wonderfully convincing drama.

August 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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