IA #49: The Iron Mask (1929)

 The Iron Mask (1929) on IMDb

The Iron Mask has just enough talking to not be a silent movie, but it’s considered to be Douglas Fairbanks’ farewell to that swashbuckling era. It’s based on Alexandre Dumas’ sequel to The Three Musketeers, and has been repeatedly remade as The Man in the Iron Mask.

Although silent films aren’t eligible the Internet Archive Top 100 (they’ll get their own list later), it’s nice that this hybrid ranked high enough to provide a wider audience to Fairbanks’ signature film style.