Stormy affairs of the heart breed jealousy and a desire for bloody vengeance in this beautifully-shot romantic drama. When a mountain guide takes a group of Americans on a Peak District climbing trip (the famous Dove Holes Caves in Dovedale are on the itinerary), his sweetheart mistakenly believes he has eyes for a female mountaineer. Her enraged brother desires bloody redress. It can only end in tears.
Director: Charles Raymond
Writer: Percy Moran (story)
Stars: H.O. Martinek, Ivy Martinek, Percy Moran
“Twinkletoes” Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid falling in love with Chuck, whose wife, Cissie, is a drunken harridan and more than a little bit spiteful. Meanwhile, Twink has secured a job in a singing-dancing act in a Limehouse theater, under the auspices of Roseleaf, who has more than just a protective interest in the girl. The jealous Cissie discovers that Twink’s sign-painting father also has a night job as a burglar, and she turns him into the police. While a big success dancing on the stage, the arrest of her father has left her somewhat down in the dumps, and she decides to toss herself into the Thames. Possibly, the now-free Chuck, since Cissie has been killed in an accident, might come along and rescue her.
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Director: Charles Brabin
Production company: First National Pictures
Producer: John McCormick
Screenplay: Mervyn LeRoy, Winifred Dunn
Stars: Colleen Moore, Kenneth Harlan, Tully Marshall
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Also known as Bob’s Electric Theatre
Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines.
DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón
SCREENWRITER Ferdinand Zecca
Production Co: Pathé Frères
A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of ‘Horseshoe’ Riley and Bob Dexter. Mrs. Stanlaw is told by gambler Richard Steele that her daughter is lost. Flash forward 10 years; Riley and Dexter are running a prosperous gold mine, and Steele has just come to town to run the local saloon. Ruth, meanwhile, has grown into a beautiful young woman, and finds herself falling in love with Dexter. Between Steele sending his henchman Pierre to kill Dexter, Dexter discovering that Steele tried to kill him on the ship, and the reunion of Mrs. Stanlaw and Ruth, there’s plenty of drama even without the dramatic Alaskan scenery, including the majestic glaciers.
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Director: Lewis H. Moomaw
Screenplay: Harvey Gates
Story by: Lewis H. Moomaw
Cast: Albert Van Antwerp, William Dills, Eva Gordon, Baby Margie
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The beauty of this affable domestic morality play by Max Linder rests entirely with the actor/director’s seemingly inexhaustible ability to balance his ineffably graceful screen presence against the character of a less than competent husband, consigned to his own dysfunctional devices after the wife runs home to Mother. Linder’s comedies were always like this; forever two steps less unhinged, even in their slapstick elements, than the lovely knockabout grotesquerie of Keystone; and with a shade more emphasis on character. Though never as wildly successful in the States as the pantheon comics (Chaplin, Arbuckle, Keaton, Lloyd, etc), they nevertheless all took away something from Linder, whithout which their work, indeed the soul of American screen comedy itself, would have been a very different, possibly less charming, species. Tom Sutpen
Director Max Linder
Cast – Max Linder, Delphine Renot, Jane Renouardt
Producer – Pathé Frères
Also known as The Last Malon or The Last Indian Attack (1917)
“El Último Malón” it is one of the early Argentinean silent films that has survived until today. It was the only film that was directed by Herr Alcides Greca, a man with many cultural interests as a journalist and writer and with other more useful interests as a lawyer and politician.
The film El ultimo malón which was made in Santa Fe, Argentina, in 1917 is about the uprising of the Mocovi Indians
Writer: Alcides Greca
Production Company – Greca Films
Stars: Mariano López, Salvador López, Rosa Volpe
The piano player falls in love with the wife of the bad man. The bad man meets the piano player and tells him that his wife is in the east; and so they decide to go and find her, the pianist not realizing who the girl is. Later Ben, the pianist, becomes the leader of the orchestra and gets into a fight with the violinist. The comedy ends with a chase, a wrecked theater and a bomb explosion which sends them all sky high.
—Moving Picture World synopsis
Directors: Ben Turpin, Robin Williamson
Stars: Ben Turpin, Gypsy Abbott, Edward J. Laurie |