The Great Chase (1962)

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A great compilation of the greatest chase/stunt/falls and dangerous sequences from the early years of cinema, long before stuntman become a real profession with more and more thrilling ... See full summary »



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Harvey Cort, Paul Killiam, Saul J. Turell

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30 November 1999 | Andresen
This is one of the most enjoyable movies ever made. I can't believe it's such a sleeper. (At this writing, still awaiting 5 votes). THE GREAT CHASE is a compilation of some of the best chase scenes of the silent film era.

It's 81 minutes of non-stop pulse-pounding excitement without any boring plots to have to plod through. As such, it's more watchable and entertaining than almost any single silent movie ever made.

Some of these scenes are completely breathtaking. There are acrobatic stunts that would make Evel Knievel wince. No stunt doubles, no computer generated special effects. Just real human bodies and giant boulders/out of control trains/runaway horses/man eating lions/freezing ice floes and of course hundreds of bad guys trying to catch the good guys.

Included are scenes from THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton), THE PERILS OF PAULINE (Pearl White), THE MARK OF ZORRO (Douglas Fairbanks Sr), THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (the first "real" movie ever made), TUMBLEWEEDS (last film of the first screen cowboy, William S. Hart), and WAY DOWN EAST (Lillian Gish jumping around on real icebergs in a real frozen river near a real big waterfall). Also there's some more obscure stuff that's rescued from celluloid oblivion, including a really cool Jungle movie filmed on location in the Amazon that is strongly reminiscent of Indiana Jones.

This is a great movie to own. You can watch it with the whole family or put it on in the background during a party. Even if you don't like silent movies, you'll love this one. Your kids will love it. Your grandparents will love it, and you will love it. What more could you ask?

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