Foolish Wives is a 1922 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures under their Super-Jewel banner and written and directed by Erich von Stroheim. The drama features von Stroheim, Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George, and others. When released in 1922, the film was the most expensive film made at that time, and billed by Universal Studios… Read more →
Joan the Woman is a 1916 American epic silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Geraldine Farrar as Joan of Arc. The film premiered on Christmas Day in 1916. This was DeMille’s first historical drama. The screenplay is based on Friedrich Schiller’s 1801 play Die Jungfrau von Orelans (The Maid of Orleans). This film was considered to… Read more →
The Cheat is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, and Jack Dean (1874-1950), Ward’s real-life husband. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. By Cecil B. DeMille (YouTube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Tom Sawyer is a 1917 American silent comedy-drama/adventure film starring Jack Pickford, Robert Gordon, and Clara Horton; it is based on Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Directed by William Desmond Taylor, the film was released by Paramount Pictures. Screenshots of the movie: By William Desmond Taylor (YouTube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Oliver Twist is a 1922 silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin and Jackie Coogan as Oliver Twist. The film was directed by Frank Lloyd. The film was considered lost, until a print surfaced in Yugoslavia in the 1970s. The print lacked intertitles, which were subsequently restored by Blackhawk Films with the help of… Read more →
Shadows is a dramatic 1922 silent film starring Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford and John St. Polis. Shadows is a tale of deception, sacrifice and humility by a gentle Chinese immigrant in a small New England town directed by Tom Forman. By Tom Forman (YouTube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
The Italian is a 1915 American silent film feature which tells the story of an Italian gondolier who comes to the United States to make his fortune but instead winds up working as a shoeshiner and experiencing tragedy while living with his wife and child in a tenement on New York’s Lower East Side. The film was produced by Thomas… Read more →
A Romance of the Redwoods is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Mary Pickford. A print of the film survives in the film archive at George Eastman House. By Paramount Pictures (YouTube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Sherlock Holmes (released as Moriarty in the UK) is a 1922 American silent mystery drama film starring John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Roland Young as Dr. John Watson. The movie, which features the screen debuts of both William Powell (credited as William H. Powell) and Roland Young, was directed by Albert Parker and written by Earle Browne and Marion… Read more →
Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. The existing versions of this film appear to be from the re-edited 1918 re-release. Carmen was praised as a “triumph of superb acting and magnificent scenery” in Motion Picture Magazine. “No small share of this artistic… Read more →