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by drednm
November 7th, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

Winds of Chance is a terrific, sprawling adventure film from a Rex Beach story set against the Klondike and that search for gold. No music track and missing the 2nd reel but it doesn't stop this nicely tinted film from being solid. What a cast! Anna Q. Nilsson, Ben Lyon, Viola Dana, Victor McLaglen...
by drednm
November 2nd, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

WOOF.... the only Joan-a-Thon I'm likely to do is for Joan Crawford or Joan Blondell....
by drednm
November 2nd, 2010, 9:50 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

Have it but have never watched it....

good article....
by drednm
November 2nd, 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

Kevin, have you ever seen Ridgely in anything else? Apparently she had a few bit parts in the 30s and 40s. But other silents?
by drednm
November 2nd, 2010, 6:27 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

Kevin, I think The Golden Chance was the film DeMille made simultaneously with The Cheat.

Cleo Ridgely was a last-minute replacement for an actress named Edna Goodrich. DeMille fired Goodrich for being drunk on the set and for not photographing well.....
by drednm
October 31st, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

I watched DeMille's early feature The Golden Chance which boasted great productions values, sets, etc. as well as solid performances from Wallace Reid and Cleo Ridgely (who I've never seen before). The story was a tad far-fetched with a society matron hiring poor Cleo (bad marriage but the daughter ...
by drednm
October 29th, 2010, 9:46 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Vally of the Giants Clip Posted On-Line
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: Vally of the Giants Clip Posted On-Line

This was the film Wallace Reid was injured while making... a train accident in Oregon. This started him of his morphine and possibly other drugs addictions.
by drednm
October 29th, 2010, 5:18 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Is this a HOAX - or what ?!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: Is this a HOAX - or what ?!!!

size?
by drednm
October 29th, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Is this a HOAX - or what ?!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: Is this a HOAX - or what ?!!!

why the slap shoes?

If the old lady can't come back with a pristine of copy of Flaming Youth or Madame Sans-Gene she can just stay there!
by drednm
October 22nd, 2010, 12:17 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: More Lost Silent Films Discovered In Russia!
Replies: 14
Views: 2878

Re: More Lost Silent Films Discovered In Russia!

Jeff... that's the list I added actor names to...

Yes it's not just that they have these films but the films have name actors like Wallace Reid, Ramon Novarro, Betty Compson, Thomas Meighan, Jackie Coogan, Alice Terry, Wallace Beery, May McAvoy, Renee Adoree, Harry Carey, and Richard Dix.
by drednm
October 21st, 2010, 7:53 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Last Flight (1931)
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: The Last Flight (1931)

Here's my review on IMDb: WOW.... this film is excellent. The best "lost generation" film I've seen... perfectly captures the Hemingway/Fitzgerald feeling of hopelessness after WW I. It also boasts several terrific performances. Richard Barthelmess stars with the fragile Helen Chandler, Jo...
by drednm
October 20th, 2010, 8:03 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Last Flight (1931)
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: The Last Flight (1931)

I'll take vanilla.
by drednm
October 18th, 2010, 4:47 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

I also think Gloria Swanson was terrific in Fine Manners and also Stage Struck . There are inferior copies of these films floating around (I have them) which is sad since Eastman House has pristine copies of these fine comedies which prove that Swanson was a delightful comedienne as well as a great ...
by drednm
October 12th, 2010, 5:57 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

Elaine Hammerstein had a sizable film career in silents. In Paint and Powder (1925) she plays Mary Nolan, a "lily of the alley," a struggling singer/dancer at Dago Mike's dive. Her boyfriend Jimmy (Theodore von Eltz) waits tables. When a big Broadway producer (John St. Polis) comes in one ...
by drednm
October 7th, 2010, 7:47 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 390785

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

Chaney without makeup? Try Tell It to the Marines, a terrific film that stars Chaney with William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, and Carmel Myers.