Dangerous Curve Ahead

Dangerous Curve Ahead is a 1921 American silent comedy starring Helene Chadwick and Richard Dix.[1] The film is considered to be lost.[2]

Dangerous Curve Ahead
Helene Chadwick and Richard Dix
Directed byE. Mason Hopper
William J. Reiter (Assistant Director)
Written byRupert Hughes (Story)
Julien Josephson
StarringHelene Chadwick
Richard Dix
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • October 2, 1921 (1921-10-02)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] Phoebe Mabee (Chadwick) is a much sought after small town belle who quarrels with her fiance Harley Jones (Dix) after a flirtation with city youth Anson Newton (Flynn). After a period of weepy repentance the engagement is renewed and they are wed. After the children come, there is a hiatus in the domesticity of the couple. Jones is sent aboard by his job and she her children spend the summer at a watering place, where Phoebe meets her city charmer and the romance interrupted by her marriage is renewed. Phoebe develops social ambitions and these are helped along by Newton's aunt Mrs. Nixon (Lester), who is prominent in society and can help Phoebe get her social whirl. Jones the absent husband returns unexpectedly and finds one of the children ill and Phoebe about to keep an appointment to attend a function at Mrs. Nixon's house. Phoebe waivers between fear that failure to attend the function will end her budding social career and the love of her child. She attends the dinner, leaving her child in the care of a nurse, but during the course of the dinner is overcome with remorse, rushes home and arrives just in time to calm the little fellow, who was calling to her. A reconciliation with the husband follows, with motherly love and home responsibilities conquering over social aspirations.


See also


  1. "Dangerous-Curve-Ahead - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Dangerous Curve Ahead". silentera.com. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  3. "Reviews: Dangerous Curve Ahead". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (17): 68. October 22, 1921.

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