Moviesby Georg Pollak
Das Kaffee zu den Gef Engeln
1924 Elegant couple dancing in the silent film titled The City That Never Sleeps.Many silent films took their scenarios from short stories that appeared in magazines of the day. This Austrian release--its original U.S. title was The City That Never Sleeps--was adapted from a story in McCalls called Mother O Day, in which a widowed saloonkeeper sends her daughter away to be raised in better circumstances, only to see her bcome a selfish, snobbish flapper who associates with crooks and adventurers. James Cruze, who directed Ruggles of Red Gap and The Covered Wagon in 1923, launched the trend for westerns with wide-open spaces and went on to become the highest salaried producer of his era. In 1925, he made another ambitious western, The Pone Express with the dashing Valentino-esque Ricardo Cortez who stars here. Nothing is known about the Vienna-based artist.