The Rogue 1918

the rogue

The Rogue is a 1918 American short comedy/crime film featuring Oliver Hardy. Wikipedia

Director: Arvid E. Gillstrom
Producer: Louis Burstein

Production Co: King Bee Studios
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Billy West, Ethel Marie Burton

The Block Signal 1926

block signal

The Block Signal is 1926 silent railroad drama directed by Frank O’Connor and starring Ralph Lewis and Jean Arthur. It was produced by the Lumas Company and distributed by Gotham Pictures. Wikipedia
Initial release: September 15, 1926
Director: Frank O’Connor
Screenplay: Frank O’Connor
Cinematography: Ray June

Stars: Ralph Lewis, Jean Arthur, Hugh Allan




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Border River 1919

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In the late 1910s and early 1920s Edgar Jones had a film studio in Augusta, Maine, where he made “north woods” adventure films about Canadian mounties and Maine lumbermen. These were mostly one- and two-reel films which Jones also produced and directed.

Earlier in the teens, Jones had been a Western star for Lubin studio in Philadelphia, where he was often teamed with Clara Williams or Louise Huff (whom he eventually married). At some point in the late teens or early 20s, Jones partnered with Maine writer Holman Day, who eventually took over the Augusta studio. Their collaboration culminated in the first feature film shot in Maine, the now lost RIDER OF THE KING LOG (1921).

Jones was able to attract well-known actors of the day to Maine to film in the woods and on the Kennebec River. Here we have Jones as Lt. Blunt, a Canadian mountie out to capture a gang of moonshiners, Ben Hendricks, Jr. as Jean Lamont and Carlton Brickert as Buck Dubuque (the IMDb credits are wrong). A very young Evelyn Brent plays the heroine torn between her lover for her brother (Brickert) and for Blunt (Jones).

Straightforward 2-reeler starts out at the intersection of Water and Bridge Streets where Jones is escorting a captured criminal across the Calumet Bridge (although story takes place in Canada). Plot involves murder, mistaken identity, and an escape across the river to Maine.

Best scene is the extended fight between Jones and Brickert. Worth seeking out

Director: Edgar Jones
Stars: Edgar Jones, Evelyn Brent, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Salomy Jane 1914


Salomy Jane is a 1914 American Western feature film based on Bret Harte’s 1898 novella of the same name. It is the only known surviving complete work of silent film era actress Beatriz Michelena and the California Motion Picture Corporation. Wikipedia

When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man. Jack fights the ruffian and kills him. He escapes with the law on his trail, for it is (wrongly) presumed that he is also the man who held up the stagecoach. Salomy Jane comes to his rescue when he is captured and about to be lynched.
– Written by Jim Beaver <>

Director: William Nigh
Cinematography: Arthur A. Cadwell
Screenplay: Bret Harte, Paul Armstrong, Jr.


Stars: Beatriz Michelena, House Peters, William Pike


Should Sailors Marry? 1925

should sailors marry

A Wrestler and his ex-Wife (Noah Young and Fay Holderness) try to con a recently-discharged Sailor (Clyde Cook) out of 4 years’ pay. When they learn that he lost the money in a ‘shell game’, they put him to work in the hazardous job of a High Steel Worker, and insure him against accident, then try to see that he has one.
– Written by David C. Bohn

Director: Jess Robbins
Story by: Jess Robbins
Producer: Hal Roach
Screenplay: Jess Robbins, H. M. Walker

Stars: Clyde Cook, Fay Holderness, Noah Young, Oliver Hardy

Sailor’s Holiday 1929


sailors holiday

Sailor’s Holiday is a 1929 sound film comedy directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and produced and distributed by Pathé Exchange. The film was also released in a silent version. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress. What we have here is the silent version.

Sailors Pike and Shorty are on leave when a street woman swindles them out of some money by telling them she is looking for her long-lost brother, a sailor.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Screenplay: Joseph F. Poland
Produced by: Pathé Exchange

Stars: Alan Hale, Sally Eilers, George Cooper

A Dog’s Love 1914

a dogs love

A Dog’s Love is a 1914 American short silent fantasy film with subtitles,[1] directed by Jack Harvey on his directorial debut. It stars Shep the Dog, Helen Badgley, and Arthur Bauer.[2] The film is about a dog who loses his best friend, when a young girl is killed in an automobile accident, and focuses on his emotions in dealing with his loss. Well-received because of its “universally appealing” theme, the dog’s emotions were reported as surpassing the child’s histrionics.

The film was shot on one reel by the Thanhouser Company, 1,007 feet (307 m) in total. It was shot in standard 35mm and a spherical 1.37:1 format. It was distributed by the Mutual Film Corporation upon release. Kitty Kelly of The Chicago Tribune called it a “miniature masterpiece.” Copies of the film are in the Museum of Modern Art of New York City and the National Film, Television and Sound Archive of Ottawa film archive.

Director: Jack Harvey (as John J. Harvey)
Writer: Nolan Gane
Stars: Shep the Dog, Helen Badgley, Arthur Bauer