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by drednm
November 12th, 2011, 1:44 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Flaming Youth (1923)
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Flaming Youth (1923)

by drednm
November 10th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Louise Brooks
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Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks in top ten silent star list at The Guardian


http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/galle ... n-pictures


http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... rooks.html

But what about Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Norma Talmadge?
by drednm
November 10th, 2011, 1:05 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: goat gland film?
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Views: 1394

Re: goat gland film?

I think one of the worst done goat gland films I've seen was West of the Rockies, starring Ben Lyon.
by drednm
February 20th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched Smiling Through (1922). This first film version of the hit play (which starred Jane Cowl) was a big hit starring Norma Talmadge in the dual role of Kathleen/Moonyeen. The story is partly told in flashback to explain John's (Wyndham Standing) hatred of the Wayne family, which includes Kathl...
by drednm
February 20th, 2011, 10:42 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched Derelict (1930). George Bancroft stars as a seaman who fights his rival (William "Stage" Boyd) over a Havana saloon singer (Jessie Royce Landis) who is trying to get to Rio. But when Bancroft gets promoted to captain, sparks fly when the ship grounds in a dense fog. Bancroft is a...
by drednm
February 12th, 2011, 10:05 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched the 1926 Ladies of Leisure starring Elaine Hammerstein. Elaine Hammerstein and Gertrude Short play the ladies in two meandering story lines here. Hammerstein plays Mamie, a paid companion to Short in a wealthy household where she is being romanced by the handsome son (Robert Ellis). He pre...
by drednm
February 6th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
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Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched the restored Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914). What a terrific comedy, with about 15 minutes of new material restored to the old print. The print is excellent and the film boasts three comic marvels: Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, and Mabel Normand.
by drednm
February 2nd, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
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Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

It can be argued that Ricardo Cortez is closer in this film to the Hammett character than Bogart is. I like them both.
by drednm
January 17th, 2011, 12:43 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched Laughter , a 1930 film starring Nancy Carroll and Fredric March. Many comments and reviews state this film as a forerunner of the 30s screwball comedy. Yes there were some screwball elements, such as the silly sequence when the stars, caught in the rain, break into a house and on bear rugs...
by drednm
January 15th, 2011, 10:05 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I also watched Hitchcock's Downhill (1927) starring Ivor Novello. I thought this was a fascinating film although it's not very well regarded. Novello plays a wealthy Oxford student who stupidly takes the blame after a vindictive waitress points him out (his father is rich) as her seducer. The real s...
by drednm
January 15th, 2011, 9:41 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched Baroud (1932). Apparently this Rex Ingram talkie was released in English as Love in Morocco in 1933. The English version stars Ingram as a Frenchman who falls for Zinah (Rosita Garcia) but this mismatch (for religious reasons) is frowned upon by her brother (Pierre Batcheff) who has fallen...
by drednm
January 8th, 2011, 11:18 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I disagree about Ivor Novello. I think Hitchcock was right to cast a matinee idol as an evil man. Evil might not always be housed in a monster.
by drednm
December 25th, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 389488

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I watched the 1929 Paris Bound , based on a play be Philip Barry and starring Ann Harding in her film debut and Fredric March. They play a loving couple who claim their love will never be tainted by others. March's parents caused a scandal in their set when she divorced him after his affair. They ar...