Greta Garbo

Friday, April 16, 2021

Scott Lord Silent Film: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921

Motion Picture News during 1921 readily boasted that more than seven different types of "exploitations" were used to advertise the film "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" starring Rudolph Valentino. Motion Picture Directing, published in 1922, showed a director Rex Ingram using a white, square canvass reflector to exploit sunlight during the filming of exterior scenes. The film was based on the novel writtenby Vincente Ibanez.
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Friday, April 9, 2021

Scott Lord Silent Film: Lon Chaney in The Penalty (Wallace Worsely, 1920)

After having directed he seven reel silent Film “The Penalty” In 1920, Wallace Worsely would direct Lon Chaney in “The Ace of Hearts” and “Voices of the City”,costarring Leatrice Joy during 1921.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Scott Lord Silent Film:The Conquering Power (Ingram, 1921)

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Silent Film Rudolph Valentino

Scott Lord Silent Film: Camille (Smallwood,1921) with Rudolph Valentino

Please include the films beneath as though in a festival or matinee.
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Scott Lord Silent Film: Rudolph Valentino in Cobra (Henabery, 1925)

Silent Film Rudolph Valentino

Scott Lord Silent Film: Rudolph Valentino in Son of the Sheik (Fitzmauri...

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Silent Film Rudolph Valentino

Scott Lord Silent Film: The Black Pirate (Parker, 1926)

Silent Film Douglas Fairbanks

Scott Lord Silent Film: American Aristocracy (Ingraham, Triangle Film, 1...

Motion Picture Review reviewed “An American Aristocracy” in 1916. “The exhibitor knows the value of Douglas Fairbanks...We sincerely believe that Mr. Fairbanks can put this picture over with any audience whatsoever. It mixes comedy and thrills superbly. However, in the matter of construction it is not up to the standard of the best of his former pictures. It starts off with such a bang and such a rattling selection of uproarious subtitles that it cannot keep up the pace and as a consequence the action slowly up for a while during the middle of the picture. In the end, however, the thrills start again and takes the picture through to a glorious finish.”
For those interested in the screenwriting behind the photo play, which for this film was penned by Anita Loos, below is a magazine short story version, or novelization, of the Doulas Fairbanks Film.

Douglas Fairbanks Silent Film

Scott Lord Film: Douglas Fairbanks in The Private Life of Don Juan (Kord...

Silent Film Douglas Fairbanks