The Symbol of the Unconquered (also known as The Wilderness Trail) is a 1920 silent “race film” drama produced, written and directed by Oscar Micheaux. It is Micheaux’s fourth feature-length film and along with Within Our Gates is among his earliest surviving works. The Symbol of the Unconquered was made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, and released by Micheaux on… Read more →
The Virgin of Stamboul is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring husband and wife team Priscilla Dean and Wheeler Oakman and featuring Wallace Beery in a supporting role. Plot: Based upon a review in a film publication, Sari (Dean) is a beggar girl of the streets of Stamboul, near Constantinople, who attracts the attention… Read more →
The Love Flower is a 1920 American silent drama film produced by D. W. Griffith and released through the then nascent United Artist company of which Griffith was a founding partner. Plot: Thomas Bevan (MacQuarrie) has served an undeserved term in prison. He marries again, but his new wife is unsympathetic towards his daughter Stella (Dempster) because of the father’s… Read more →
The High Sign is a 1921 two-reel silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 21 minutes. Although One Week (1920) was the first of Keaton’s independent shorts to be released, The High Sign was the first one to be produced. Disappointed with the result, Keaton shelved the… Read more →
American silent film Before the White Man Came (1920) starring Crow and Northern Cheyenne actors. John E. Maple, Northwestern Film Corporation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Monte Cristo is a 1922 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation and directed by Emmett J. Flynn. It is based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which was adapted by 19th century thespian Charles Fechter and written for this screen version by Bernard McConville. John Gilbert plays the hero with… Read more →
American silent western film Riders of the Law (1922) directed by Robert North Bradbury and starring Jack Hoxie. Sunset Productions / Aywon Film [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
American silent film. Alfred E. Green [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Ashes of Vengeance is a 1923 American drama film directed by Frank Lloyd, starring Norma Talmadge and Wallace Beery. It survives at the Library of Congress and at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Plot: At the ball celebrating the wedding of Henry of Navarre on August 23, 1572, the evil Queen Mother Catherine de’ Medici (Josephine Crowell) persuades… Read more →
The Pride of Palomar is a 1922 American drama silent film directed by Frank Borzage and written by Grant Carpenter, Peter B. Kyne and John Lynch. The film stars Forrest Stanley, Marjorie Daw, Tote Du Crow, James O. Barrows, Joseph J. Dowling and Alfred Allen. The film was released on November 26, 1922, by Paramount Pictures. A print of this… Read more →