silent_films

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American silent epic adventure-drama film directed by Fred Niblo and written by June Mathis based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace. Starring Ramon Novarro as the title character, the film is the first feature-length adaptation of the novel and second overall, following the 1907 short.

In 1997, Ben-Hur was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

The Big Parade is a 1925 American silent war drama film directed by King Vidor, starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Tom O'Brien, and Karl Dane. Written by World War I veteran, Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.

Hot Water is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor and starring Harold Lloyd.

Directed by Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, it features three episodes in the life of Hubby (Lloyd) as he struggles with domestic life with Wifey (Jobyna Ralston) and his in-laws.

"Lightning Bryce" is a Western cliffhanger serial featuring Jack Hoxie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

This is episode 8, entitled "The Yawning Abyss".  There is action, intrigue, and even a "Mystery Woman".  Stay tuned, 7 more episodes are coming.

"Ramona", A Story of the White Man’s Injustice to the Indian, is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith, featuring Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Robert Harron also gets credit, but it is difficult to spot him.

Mary Pickford plays a Hispanic girl who falls in love with an Indian.  Undeterred by the vehement objections of her mother, she elopes with her man.  Then when white settlers drive the Indians from their homes the young family meets a tragic end.

"Lightning Bryce" is a Western cliffhanger serial featuring Jack Hoxie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

This is episode 6, entitled "Robes of Destruction".  There is action, intrigue, and even a "Mystery Woman".  Stay tuned, 9 more episodes are coming.

"Lightning Bryce" is a Western cliffhanger serial featuring Jack Hoxie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

This is episode 7, entitled "Bared Fangs".  There is action, intrigue, and even a "Mystery Woman".  Stay tuned, 8 more episodes are coming.

"Trial Marriages" is a short comedy featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

Directed by                       unknown
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             unknown
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      January 17, 1907
Country                             United States
Running time                    12 m.

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