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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is a historical drama based on Victor Hugo's novel  featuring Patsy Ruth Miller, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

It is the film, in which Patsy Ruth Miller played her most famous and critically acclaimed role.  Lon Chaney is powerful as ever, and with this film achieved a true star status.  Norman Kerry, Ernest Torrence and the supporting cast deliver fine performances as well.

"Money Mad" is a short crime 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 bank teller.

The film is included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of Helen Holmes, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

"The Voice Of Conscience" is a short drama produced by Thanhouser featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

Because almost all movie sites, including IMDB and Silent Era, have the roles of the actresses mixed up, we must set the record straight.  The orphan girl is played by Jean Darnell, not by Florence La Badie.  Florence La Badie plays the visiting girl.

"Broken Blossoms" is a poignant drama made for mature audiences, directed by D. W. Griffith.  This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

Cheng (Richard Barthelmess) leaves his native China to spread the peaceful teachings of Buddha.  In London, working as a store keeper, he is soon crushed by life's realities, from which he escapes temporarily using opium.  

"My Wife's Relations" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

"The Woman in White" is a drama, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

Florence La Badie died just three months after the film's release as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.  She was 29. She was the leading actress of Thanhouser from 1911 until her untimely death in 1917.

Florence La Badie plays two roles in the film - one is Ann, a sick girl who escapes from an insane asylum, and the other is Laura, the heiress of a large estate nearby. The two girls look very much alike.

"The Cure" is another one of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual short comedies, featuring Edna Purviance, 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 Little Darling" is a very short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of actor Arthur Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

A bunch of bachelors in a boarding house receive the news that a little girl will pay a visit.  However, after all buy toys, they get a big surprise.

"Petticoat Camp" (1912) is a light comedy, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

A few married couples camp together, with the boys having all the fun and the girls doing all the work.  The latter decide to get a better deal and eventually bring the boys to their knees.

Produced by     Thanhouser Company
Starring     Florence La Badie, William Garwood
Distributed by     Film Supply Company
Release dates     November 3, 1912
Country     United States
Language     Silent film, English intertitles

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