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"The Grub-Stake" is a Klondike drama with a powerful climax, 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 again in this film.  Nell Shipman was a Canadian. We also show her films "Back to God's Country" and "Something New".

"The Curtain Pole" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence, Arthur Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

A house party is interrupted when a curtain pole breaks.  The lady of the house (Florence Lawrence) wants to take care of the problem but one of the guests (Mack Sennett) volunteers to run to the hardware store and get a replacement.  On his way back he causes mayhem on every step of the way. Arthur Johnson plays several small roles, among which are a vegetable vendor and a party guest.

"The Evidence of the Film" is a short crime film, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

The film is significant for the fact that it depicts "film within the film" as a method of proving innocence and guilt. Florence La Badie was the leading actress of Thanhouser from 1911 until her untimely death in 1917 at the age of 29. 

In 2001 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

"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.

"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.

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