The Constant Nymph is a 1928 British silent film drama, directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Ivor Novello and Mabel Poulton. Wikipedia
Sanger, an eccentric expatriate composer, dies in his house in the Austrian Alps, leaving his daughters penniless. The young composer Lewis Dodd, a longstanding friend of the family, falls in love with their cousin Florence when she comes to take the girls back to England. But little Tessa Sanger is in love with Lewis herself, and when she runs away from school and comes to live with Florence and her husband, their already-shaky marriage is further undermined…
Director: Adrian Brunel
Budget: 30,000 GBP
Production company: Gainsborough Pictures
Screenplay: Margaret Kennedy, Alma Reville
Stars: Ivor Novello, Mabel Poulton, Frances Doble
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Also Known As: The Red Dancer of Moscow
“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
short film produced in 1928 to promote the Folies Bergeres. The fireman on duty at the Folies reels out of the theatre, dazzled by all the naked women he’s seen. Everywhere he looks, people are transformed into nude showgirls; the band in a club, the patrons in a bar, even his fellow firemen at the fire station doing group exercises become naked women doing knee-bends. On the way there, he descends into a Metro station, where he finds Josephine Baker (not naked, but wearing a short skirt and bra) sweeping the platform. She does one of her gangling comic dances for his benefit…After a lengthy period of watching the dancers at the Folies Bergères, a fireman stops in for a drink. As he becomes intoxicated, his thoughts return to the dancers, and he begins to see images of nude dancers all around him. Whether he goes into the subway, rides on a streetcar, or returns to the fire station, he continues to see the same imaginary sights…STARRING JOSEPHINE BAKER
This film is a heritage item from Library and Archives Canada and is only available in English
This film shows the story of a misbehaving boy and his bad dream. The film begins by introducing David, a boy who has spent the day doing his favorite things: he is seen playing with a toy boat, enjoying flowers in the garden, walking along the fence throwing stones, and climbing on the big fallen oak tree. David peers inside the shattered trunk of the tree and wonders what is inside. While David is playing his Aunt Lucy arrives for a visit; when called, David takes a very long time returning home. In the mean time, Lucy and David’s mother talk about the young boy, in particular his temper when playing the piano. When David returns home, his mother takes him to wash his hands and change his clothes; David complains bitterly throughout. Before taking him in to his aunt, David’s mother asks Lucy not to give him the toy boat she has brought him, because of his poor behavior. Later that night, David takes a bath and apologizes to his mother. After he falls asleep, David’s dreaming body leaves his room and goes to the tree. Inside the trunk he finds a ladder leading down, which he descends a long way to the bottom.At the bottom of the trunk is a corridor with little gray doors along both sides and the letters “L.O.P.” hanging on the wall. David is seen passing down this hallway until a strange little man with a large hat and beard becons him through one of the doors. Inside, this man and an identical partner destroy a piano; David protests but they ignore him. Upset, David leaves the room and walks down the corridor, seeing the letters “L.O.P.” repeatedly and wondering what they mean. Exploring other doorways, David watches a boy destroying a cake and, later, sees his mother complaining to a group of women about how tired she is. The mysterious letters “L.O.P.” appear again and again, until they finally reveal their meaning: “Land of Punishment”. As David runs away from the letters he falls to the floor and cries for his mother. In the next shot, David is seen struggling in bed with his mother standing above him. After comforting David, his mother sends him to do his chores which David pledges he will complete.
Farmer turned WWI hero Leslie returns home hoping to reunite with his wife Rose, but it turns out her parents had the unconsummated marriage annulled so she could wed the rich Lon Henderson. Rose throws herself at Leslie, itching for an affair due to her husband’s penchant for infidelity, but he spurns her, marrying a young French immigrant named Catherine to get her off his back. When one of Lon’s lovers commits suicide after he has cast her aside, he pins it all on Les and has his KKK-inspired group take action against him… Written by cupcakes
Director: James Cruze
Production Co: The Caddo Company
Story by: Rex Beach
Screenplay: Walter Woods, Herman J. Mankiewicz
Stars: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renée Adorée
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Stunning colour fashion feature from 1928 – discovered by film archivist Murray Glass.
The image of the flapper had given way to much more sophisticated styles in women’s dresses and hats, including the famous cloche hat, made popular in recent years by Angelina Jolie.Features lovely examples if women’s beauty looks from the 1920s. Women featured are Corliss Palmer,Rachel Torres,Laura la Plante and Ruth Elder.
Music by Annette Hanshaw
A man rises to a day in which everything seems to go wrong. He handles it all in good humor, but does he have a breaking point?
Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: Wallace Lupino, Lucille Hutton, Monte Collins