silent drama

"The Monastery of Sendomir" ("Secret of the Monastery" in IMDB) is a poignant drama, featuring director Victor Seastrom, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

Victor Seastrom was successful in his native Sweden before making a career in the USA in 1924-1930.  His Hollywood films are still copyrighted, this is why we show you a film from his previous years.

A powerful count suspects his young wife of infidelity. Will his quest for vengeance destroy everything he has and doom him to misery for the rest of his life?

"Back to God's Country" is a rousing drama of the Northern Frontier, packed with thrilling action and suspense, featuring Nell Shipman, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

Nell Shipman was an actress portraying strong female characters that liked the outdoors and adventures.  Her love for animals was extraordinary, as manifested in this film. 

Nell Shipman was a Canadian and "Back to God's Country" is considered the best and most successful of all Canadian silent movies.

"Tess of the Storm Country" is a moving drama, included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of director John S. Robertson, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The film grasps the viewer's attention from beginning until end.  A rich man has built a house on top of a hill and is going out of his way to get rid of his poor squatter neighbors living at the bottom. The rich man's son, however, is not only sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but also is attracted to a squatter girl by the name of Tess (Mary Pickford).

"Way Down East" is a poignant drama directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The film tells the story about a society that ostracizes women for having a child out of wedlock.  Anna meets a man, who, in order to get her affections, sets up a fake marriage with her.  Then after she becomes pregnant he betrays her.  Anna's baby dies and she is banned from the boarding house. 

"The Outlaw and His Wife", "You and I" in IMDB, is a Northern drama, featuring Victor Seastrom (Sjöström), a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

A stranger finds work in the ranch of a rich widow. He is a strong and hard worker, and is promoted to oversee the farm. The stranger and the widow fall in love. One day, however, he is recognized as a fugitive from justice living under an assumed name and must flee. The woman follows him and they live as outcasts in the mountains for many years. Chased by the law they have to run farther and deeper into inhospitable wilderness.


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