When the Clouds Roll by (1919)
Movie: When the Clouds Roll by
- Director: Victor Fleming
- Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Albert MacQuarrie, Kathleen Clifford, Frank Campeau, Ralph Lewis, Herbert Grimwood, Daisy Jefferson, Bull Montana, Victor Fleming, Thomas J. Geraghty, William C. McGann, Harris Thorpe
- Release Date: December 28, 1919
- Run Time: 85 min
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
The comfortable and amiable Daniel Boone Brown, a resident of New York’s water front, becomes the victim of a mad scientist’s psychological experiments. For days, Dr. Ulrich Metz messes up Daniel’s life, bringing on failing health, restless sleep, a nervous and irritable disposition, tardiness for work, and superstitions that cause worry and fear. Several months into the ordeal, one of Metz’s minions, hired as Daniel’s livery, feeds him a midnight snack of spring onions, lobster, Welsh rarebit and mince pie. We see the contents of his stomach causing pain and distress; then he has vivid and surreal nightmares. Will Metz succeed in driving Daniel to suicide?