The Ten Commandments is a 1923 American silent religious, epic film and produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Written by Jeanie MacPherson, the film is divided into two parts: a prologue recreating the biblical story of the Exodus and a modern story concerning two brothers and their respective views of the Ten Commandments. Lauded for its “immense and stupendous”… Read more →
The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1922 silent adventure film, one of the many adaptations of Anthony Hope’s popular 1894 novel The Prisoner of Zenda and the subsequent 1896 play by Hope and Edward Rose. Plot: Englishman Rudolf Rassendyll (Lewis Stone) decides to pass the time by attending the coronation of his distant relation, King Rudolf V of Ruritania (also… Read more →
The Freshman is a 1925 comedy film that tells the story of a college freshman trying to become popular by joining the school football team. It stars Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, and James Anderson. It remains one of Lloyd’s most successful and enduring films. The film was written by John Grey, Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan, and Ted Wilde…. Read more →
Back Pay is an extant 1922 silent drama film directed by Frank Borzage, produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It is based on a short story of the same name by Fannie Hurst, and stars Seena Owen. It was remade in 1930 as Back Pay for star Corinne Griffith. Buy a subscription to watch this movie and… Read more →
A Tale of Two Worlds is a 1921 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures and directed by Frank Lloyd. The film stars several well-known actors including Leatrice Joy, Wallace Beery, Edythe Chapman, and J. Frank Glendon. The film has been preserved at the Library of Congress. Plot: Based upon a summary in a film publication, Ah… Read more →
The Big Parade is a 1925 American silent war drama film directed by King Vidor, starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Tom O’Brien, and Karl Dane. Written by World War I veteran, Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army’s Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War… Read more →
Three Ages is a 1923 black-and-white American feature-length silent comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. The first feature Keaton wrote, directed, produced, and starred in (unlike The Saphead (1920), in which he only acted), Keaton structured the film like three inter-cut short films. The structure also worked as a satire of D. W. Griffith’s 1916 film Intolerance…. Read more →
Blind Husbands is a 1919 American drama film directed by Erich von Stroheim. The film is an adaptation of the story The Pinnacle by Stroheim. Plot: A group of holiday-makers arrive at Cortina d’Ampezzo, an Alpine village in the Dolomites. Among them are an American Doctor who does not pay much attention to his wife and an Austrian Lieutenant, who… Read more →
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