When Ben Bolted 1917

when ben bolted

Ben and his pal Paddy, a couple of drifting loafers and con-men, arrive in town via a “side-door Pullman” – a free ride in a boxcar. They set up a printing press, and start printing counterfeit money, get involved with a couple of swell-looking towns-girls (even when looked at crooked by Ben), and get highly inebriated. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Director: Robin Williamson

Production Co: Vogue Motion Picture Company
Stars: Ben Turpin, Paddy McGuire, Gypsy Abbott




The Whip 1917

the whip

The story of the training of a racehorse, the Whip, of the amnesiac nobleman who loves the horse, and of the villains who attempt to keep it from racing

Director: Maurice Tourneur
Screenplay: Charles E. Whittaker
Cinematography: Lucien Andriot
Adapted from: The Whip

Production Co: Paragon Films

Stars: Alma Hanlon, June Elvidge, Irving Cummings


The Woman God Forgot 1917

Also known as La olvidada de Dios

Spanish Language only

the woman god forgot


Synopsis by Hal Erickson

With the exception of Joan the Woman, which contained a “contemporary” subplot, The Woman God Forgot was Cecil B. DeMille’s first all-out historical spectacular. The story is set in Mexico during the reign of Emperor Montezuma (Raymond Hatton). Upon his arrival on Mexican soil, Spanish conquistador Cortez (Hobart Bosworth) sends Captain Alvarado (Wallace Reid) to the imperial palace with a demand for Montezuma’s surrender. The emperor immediately puts Alvarado in chains, but he is rescued by Montezuma’s daughter Tecza (Geraldine Farrar), who has fallen in love with the young Spaniard. This does not rest well with Tecza’s parent-appointed fiance Guatemoco (Theodore Kosloff), who prepares to sacrifice Alvarado to the Aztec gods. To save her sweetheart, Tecza leads Cortez’ army into battle against her own father. The price of her devotion to Alvarado is the total destruction of the Aztec empire, but rather than die herself (which would seem to be the logical denouement given the sequence of events), Tecza is permitted to live happily onward with her one true love. Though she was not exactly sylphlike, opera diva Geraldine Farrar wore her revealing costumes quite well, establishing a precedent for such later underdressed DeMille leading ladies as Gloria Swanson, Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr.

Read more at https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-woman-god-forgot-v117442#j3MRoUDyrkgovf9p.99

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Production company: Famous Players-Lasky
Cast: Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Ramon Novarro
Screenplay: Jeanie MacPherson, William C. deMille
Producers: Cecil B. DeMille, Jesse L. Lasky

The Great White Trail 1917


A husband, mistakenly believing his wife has cheated on him and that he is now the father of their newborn son, throws both her and her child out of the house. Frantic to the point of madness, she abandons her baby, and when she gains her sanity she flees to Alaska to start a new life. However, her husband finds out and follows her there.

Directors: Theodore Wharton, Leopold Wharton
Cast: Doris Kenyon, Bessie Wharton, Dick Bennard, MORE
Screenplay: Leopold Wharton, Gardner Hunting
Producers: Theodore Wharton, Leopold Wharton
Cinematography: Ray June, Levi Bacon

Stars: Doris Kenyon, Paul Gordon, Thomas Holding

King of Paris(Korol Parizha) 1917

The king ofparis

Korol Parizha (King of Paris) with Russian and English intertitles. This is Yevgeni Bauer’s last film and it can also be regarded as the end of the Silver Age in Russian cinema.

The astute Rascol Venkov convinces young cardsharp Roger Brémond to ally with him and together loot Parisian high society cheating in casinos.

Directors: Yevgeni Bauer, Olga Rakhmanova
Screenplay: Yevgeni Bauer
Story by: Georges Ohnet
Producer: Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Cast: Emma Bauer, Nikolai Radin, Vjacheslav Svoboda

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp 1917

Aladdin and his wonderful lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is a 1917 silent film fantasy directed by Chester and Sidney Franklin and produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. Wikipedia

The story of Aladdin and the Princess Badr al-badr’s adventures as told through child actors.


Director: Sidney Franklin
Screenplay: Bernard McConville
Producer: William Fox
Production company: Fox Film

Stars: Francis Carpenter, F.A. Turner, Virginia Lee Corbin


Cupid’s Rival 1917

cupids rival

A bumbling janitor in a fleabag hotel drives the residents crazy, and a poor artist believes that his girlfriend is having an affair with a wealthy artist living across the hall, and takes unorthodox measures to find out what’s going on.

Director:  Arvid E. Gillstrom

Production Co: King Bee Studios
Producer: Louis Burstein
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Billy West, Mary Ross