Cinema: Last Leap

Cinema's peculiar virtue as an art is that it conquers the limitations of stage and life, ranges wherever man's imagination takes him, unrestrained by time or space or experience. Nobody in the movie business ever realized cinema's possibilities more completely than elusive, gay, acrobatic Douglas Fairbanks, son of a Denver lawyer and Shakespearean expert.

Fairbanks was an ordinary young ham, except for his superior muscles, until one day on the stage in a serious moment he recalled a gag another actor had told him offstage a few minutes before. Against his will, irresistibly,...

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