When Empress Catherine of France launches an attack on French Protestants known as Huguenots, the Comte de la Roche saves the life of his enemy, the Huguenot Rupert de Vrieac, by making him an indentured servant in his castle. Rupert falls in love with Yolande, the count’s sister, and finds that his rival for the fair Yolande’s hand is none other than the despicable Duc de Tours, a notorious torturer of Huguenots.
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Director: Frank Lloyd
Joseph M. Schenck/Norma Talmadge
Writers: Frank Lloyd (adaptation), H.B. Somerville (story)
Stars: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Wallace Beery
Mary, the daughter of a French man and a Javanese mother, juggles two lovers until natives attack the island.
Director: D. W. Griffith
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Clarine Seymour, Creighton Hale
Young Sicilian girl Cabiria (Lidia Quaranta) and her nurse, Croessa (Gina Marangoni), survive a devastating volcanic eruption, only to be taken by Phoenicians to Carthage. As the second of the Punic Wars rages between Carthage and Rome, the pair is sold into slavery, and Cabiria is intended as an offering to the god Moloch and the child-eating statue Kronos. Croessa convinces Roman Fulvius Axilla (Umberto Mozzato) to rescue Cabiria, yet afterward the girl remains in slavery for another decade.
Initial release: April 18, 1914 (Turin)
Director: Giovanni Pastrone
7.7/10 · IMDb
Stella Maris (Mary Pickford), paralyzed since birth, lives in an opulent mansion and has virtually no knowledge of the outside world. She adores her frequent visitor John Risca (Conway Tearle), a journalist stuck in a loveless marriage to Louise (Marcia Manon). After Louise viciously beats her maid Unity Blake (also Pickford), she is jailed, and Unity too falls in love with John. The two young women are hopelessly enamored of the same man, and after Louise’s release something has to give.
Director: Marshall Neilan
Stars: Mary Pickford, Ida Waterman, Herbert Standing
In Lexington, Mass., in the mid-1770s, British renegade officer Capt. Walter Butler (Lionel Barrymore) struggles to enlist the aid of Indians against the tide of colonists rebelling for independence. Meanwhile, impoverished farmer Nathan Holden (Neil Hamilton), who is in love with aristocrat Nancy Montague (Carol Dempster), reluctantly joins the Patriots — only to find himself eventually battling Nancy’s stern father, Justice Montague (Erville Alderson), and arrogant brother, Charles.
Initial release: 1924
Director: D. W. Griffith
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson,John Barrymore
N.B. This movie is also known as Love and Sacrifice
Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something.
Director: Robert Wiene
Writer: Carl Mayer
Stars: Fern Andra, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Ernst Gronau
Tigre reale is a 1916 silent film directed by Giovanni Pastrone under the name Piero Fosco, adapting the eponymous 1875 novel by Giovanni Verga. Wikipedia