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"The Portrait of Lady Anne" is a nice short fantasy film, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

Florence La Badie plays the role of a beautiful, but very capricious young woman in two different time periods.  The film is notable for its very rich costumes and beautiful sets.  Florence La Badie was the leading actress of Thanhouser from 1911 until her untimely death in 1917 at the age of 29.

You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.

"The Hansom Cabman" is a nice Mack Sennett short comedy, directed by Harry Edwards and starring Harry Langdon and a charming 16 year young Marceline Day, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

"His Wonderful Chance" is a crime drama featuring Martha Mansfield, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The first thing we want to do is set the record straight about the name of the film.  All major movie sites, including IMDB and Silent Era, as well as Wikipedia, cite the title as "The Wonderful Chance", which is wrong.  As you can see from the film itself, the correct title is "His Wonderful Chance".

After serving a term in prison an ex con is determined to change his ways and go straight, but circumstances put this determination to severe test.

"The Country Doctor" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring actress Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. This film depicts real human tragedy and may not be suitable for all audiences.  Viewer discretion is advised.

You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.

"Father Gets in the Game" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of actress Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

An elderly gentleman gets snubbed by his family members when he wants to go out.  He decides to get a make-over, which leads to dramatic consequences.

"His New Mamma" is a nice Mack Sennett short comedy, directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Harry Langdon and Alice Day, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.

Silent Hall of Fame is the only place where we actively work to bring back from oblivion the names and legacy of formerly illustrious silent movie stars, which have made a major contribution to the industry and the world but do not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"The Miser's Heart" is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

"Rose O' Salem-Town" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith, featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

"Rose O' Salem Town"  deals with religious fanaticism and how it is sometimes used to settle personal accounts.

We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print.  Many early D.W. Griffith films are only available in a paper print format, and we are all very lucky that they have survived the trials of time for us to enjoy.

"The Song of the Shirt" is a short, but poignant social drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Arthur Johnson has a small part as a waiter, and Robert Harron appears as a stock boy.

A young seamstress desperately looks for work, trying to help her very sick sister.

"The Luck o' the Foolish" is a nice Mack Sennett short comedy, directed by Harry Edwards and starring Harry Langdon and a charming 16 year young Marceline Day, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

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