Im Lebenswirbel 1918

Also known as In the Life Spine

German film with English subtitles

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Marriage between Margit and artist Erik Lind is interrupted by her infatuation with squire *Arvid Sund. She gives up the relationship because of Erik’s illness and death. Arvid’s brother however, brings the two back together.

Director: Heinz Schall
Writer: Louis Levy (screenplay)
Stars: Asta Nielsen, Bruno Eichgrün, Walter Wolffgram


The other half 1919

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Brief Synopsis
Donald Trent, the son of an iron works owner, loses his belief in class distinction, and recognizes his debt to others while fighting in the trenches. At home, he tells his father, who abhors sentiment in business, that he wants to start at the bottom and becomes a mill hand, working near his army buddy, Colonel Jimmy, a machinist. While Donald and his sweetheart Katherine Boone are helping Jimmy care for his sick girlfriend Jennie Jones, known as “The Jazz Kid,” Donald learns that his father has died and that he must take over the business. Donald’s attitude soon changes, and when Jimmy, now foreman, demands repairs be made to protect lives, Donald refuses. When a wall collapses on Jimmy and he goes temporarily blind, the men strike. Katherine refuses to marry Donald, and works for an uplifting newspaper popular among the poor. After an article by Katherine changes Donald, he orders reforms and they marry. Jimmy’s sight returns and he marries Jennie.


Director: King Vidor
Screenplay: King Vidor
Story by: King Vidor
Producer: Joe Pasternak

Stars: Florence Vidor, Charles Meredith, Zasu Pitts


The Red Dance 1928

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Also Known As: The Red Dancer of Moscow

Brief Synopsis
“The Grand Duke Eugen is considered a menace by the reactionary court group which is undermining the morale of the Czar’s army. Tasia, a peasant girl, is persuaded to shoot him on the eve of his marriage to Princess Varvara. She misses and is glad because she loves him. Comes the Revolution, making her the Red Dancer of Moscow, while Ivan, her peasant admirer, rises to be a general. Eugen is again in danger but is saved from firing squad and restored to Tasia by the magnanimous Ivan.” ( National Board of Review Magazine , vol.3, no. 7, Jul 1928, p11.)

Director: Raoul Walsh
Box office: 1.3 million USD
Screenplay: Malcolm Stuart Boylan
Producer: Raoul Walsh

Stars: Dolores del Rio, Charles Farrell, Ivan Linow


Lightning Bryce Episode 6 – “Robes of Destruction” (1919)

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“Lightning Bryce” is a Western cliffhanger serial featuring Jack Hoxie.

This is episode 6, entitled “Robes of Destruction”. There is action, intrigue, and even a “Mystery Woman”. Stay tuned, 9 more episodes are coming.

Director: Paul Hurst
Writers: Joe Brandt (story), Harvey Gates (scenario)
Stars: Ann Little, Jack Hoxie, Paul Hurst

Cameo Kirby 1923


IMDb 7.6/10

Cameo Kirby

Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man’s daughter.

—Ben Model

Director: John Ford
Screenplay: Robert N. Lee
Story by: Booth Tarkington
Producer: William Fox

Stars: John Gilbert, Gertrude Olmstead, Alan Hale


The Lonedale Operator 1911

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When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining company. The train brings not only the money, but a pair of ruffians bent on stealing it. All alone, she wires for help, and then holds off the bad guys until it arrives.

—John Oswalt

Director: D. W. Griffith
Screenplay: Mack Sennett
Producer: D. W. Griffith
Production company: Biograph Company

Stars: Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas

Upstage 1926

IMDb 7.1/10

upstage 1926

Dolly Havens, a small-town girl with big-town ambitions that are larger than her talents, hooks up with Johnny Storm, a vaudeville performer, whose talents make the act a success. Dolly, thinking she is the reason, meets a handsome leading man and joins up with him but, before long, he discovers ‘she ain’t a trouper’ and she is soon performing with 4th-class acts in Tank Town America

Director: Monta Bell
Costume design: André-ani
Story by: Walter DeLeon
Screenplay: Lorna Moon, Joseph W. Farnham

Stars: Norma Shearer, Oscar Shaw, Tenen Holtz

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