TRAPPED BY THE MORMONS (1922):
Isoldi Keene, a Mormon with mesmeric powers, has set his sights on middle-class Manchester girl Nora Prescott. Although Nora is engaged to a sailor, Isoldi approaches her one morning on her way to work and uses his hypnotic stare to disarm her. His plan – apparently part of an organized Mormon plot – is to lure her away to become yet one more innocent enslaved in the sect’s harems back in Utah. Isoldi consolidates his power over her by staging a phony resurrection-from-the-dead – which for added disreputability takes place in a Gypsy caravan. Despite the furious opposition of her crippled father, Nora ditches her fiance Jim and leaves with the sinister foreigner. Jim engages a detective and goes in pursuit, waiting for an opportunity to rescue her. At the house where the Mormon elders plot their evil schemes, Isoldi’s strangely jealous “sister” Sadie reveals she is actually Isoldi’s first wife, and she resents his having chosen Nora to become her co-spouse.
DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 71 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
TWELVE MILES OUT (1927):
Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning, and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she tries to turn him in, he kidnaps her and her fiance John. Jane, now in love with Jerry, must watch as Jerry and Red shoot it out onboard Jerry's boat.
DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 58 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!