fine old movies

"The Immigrant" is one of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual short comedies, featuring Edna Purviance, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The film was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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

"One Week" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

This is the first film released by Buster Keaton after he started  his own career following his apprenticeship with Roscoe Arbuckle.  And what a beginning it was!  The film enjoys an outstanding 8.2 rating in IMDB.  "One Week" was added to the National Film Registry in 2008 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

"Hard Luck" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

"The Pawnshop" is 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.

"Neighbors" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

This film is one more demonstration of Buster Keaton's extraordinary physical abilities and enjoys a very strong 7.8 rating in IMDB.

"The Scarecrow" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

 The film is full of hilarious moments and a lot of fast action. It enjoys an outstanding 8.0 rating in IMDB.

"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).

"The Gold Rush" is a classic silent comedy.  It is the film that Charlie Chaplin wanted to be remembered by.  The world agrees with him that this movie is a masterpiece.

"The Gold Rush" was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 1992.

The film enjoys extraordinary popularity and has an outstanding rating 8.3 in IMDB.

"Cops" is a Joseph M. Schenck short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

The film is full of hilarious moments and demonstrates Buster Keaton's extraordinary athletic abilities. It enjoys a very strong 7.8 rating on IMDB.  "Cops" was added to the National Film Registry in 1997 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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