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Moving Pictures: For Modern Audiences

In a poll that I conducted with 20 of my “middle-aged” friends, I found that about half had seen fewer than five silent films in their lifetime, and one had … Continue reading

04/20/2017 · 4 Comments

Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

US 85m, Colour/B&W Director: Kevin Brownlow; Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Forrest J. Ackerman, Michael F. Blake, Teresa Blake, Ray Bradbury, Ron Chaney, Arthur Gardner, Mary Hunt, Sara Karloff, Patsy Ruth Miller, … Continue reading

04/16/2017 · Leave a comment

Mr. Wu (1927)

US 90m, B&W, Silent Director: William Nigh; Cast: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Anna May Wong, Holmes Herbert, Ralph Forbes, Gertrude Olmstead Mr. Wu is a remake of a … Continue reading

04/16/2017 · Leave a comment

Nomads of the North (1920)

US 109m, B&W, Silent Director: David Hartford; Cast: Betty Blythe, Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Melbourne MacDowell Nomads of the North is a melodrama about Nanette, a young woman who is … Continue reading

04/13/2017 · Leave a comment

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

US/China/Australia/Canada Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts; Cast: John C. Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson Kong is a dark comedic reboot of the King Kong franchise which does … Continue reading

04/12/2017 · 2 Comments

Tell It to the Marines (1926)

US 103m, B&W, Silent Director: George W. Hill; Cast: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman Tell It to the Marines is the story of a hard-boiled drill Sergeant who makes … Continue reading

04/10/2017 · 2 Comments

Where East Is East (1929)

US 65m, B&W, Silent Director: Tod Browning; Cast: Lon Chaney, Lupe Vélez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes As a battle-scarred hunter of wild animals for circuses and zoos, Tiger Haynes (Chaney) is … Continue reading

04/09/2017 · 2 Comments