A very funny article written by the great matinee idol Douglas Fairbanks (1883 – 1939) concerning the predictability of silent films:
"Whether eastern or western, the villain is never without a big black cigar. On the screen a big black cigar represents villainy; on the stage it represents General Grant."
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