The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard’s 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film stars Laura La Plante as Annabelle West, Forrest Stanley as Charles “Charlie” Wilder, and Creighton Hale as Paul Jones. The plot revolves around the death of Cyrus… Read more →
Smouldering Fires is a 1925 Universal silent drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Pauline Frederick and Laura La Plante. The movie’s plot is similar to the 1933 talking picture Female, starring Ruth Chatterton. Copies of this film are archived by UCLA and George Eastman House. In 1953, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to… Read more →
Lonely Wives is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Russell Mack and starring Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, and Laura La Plante. In 1959, the film entered the public domain in the USA due to the copyright claimants failure to renew the copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. It was released on DVD by Roan/Troma Entertainment in… Read more →
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