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

The film enjoys a very strong 7.8 user rating in IMDB.

"The Adventures of Dollie" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Arthur V. Johnson, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

This is the very first film directed by D.W. Griffith, who later became known as "The father of film".  We are lucky that this film survives and we can see his very beginnings as a master filmmaker.  In this film he already shows a flare for the dramatic, something he perfected in his more than 500 works.

"The Frozen North" is a short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

Here is what you should know in order to enjoy this film to the fullest:

- this is the only film of Buster Keaton, where he plays a bad guy, so we don't sympathize with him as usual

- this is as much a comedy, as it is a surrealistic parody: Buster Keaton takes digs at two of his contemporary directors (more about this at Silent Hall of Fame)

- a few minutes of the footage are missing, which does not help to follow the continuity, if any

"The Female of the Species" (A Psychological Tragedy) is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith.  This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The last four survivors from an abandoned mining village make a desperate trip to safety across the desert.  When the only man (Charles West) dies, his wife (Claire McDowell), aided by her younger sister (Mary Pickford), plans revenge against the other woman (Dorothy Bernard) for allegedly having had an affair with her husband.

"The Floorwalker" 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.

"Ingeborg Holm" is a heartbreaking social drama, featuring director Victor Seastrom, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. This is a very mature film from the early years of movie making.

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.

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

"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?

"Cinderella" (1911) is a short fantasy film, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.  It features Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

Directed by                    George Nichols
Produced by                  Thanhouser Company
Written by                     Charles Perrault
Starring                         Florence La Badie
Release date                   December 22, 1912
Running time                 15 minutes
Country                          United States
Language                        Silent film

"In the Park" is one of Charlie Chaplin's Essanay 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 Vagabond" is one of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual short comedies featuring Edna Purviance, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

The film is different from the other Chaplin comedies from that period in that it has many dramatic moments and is a clear harbinger of his later comedy-drama works.

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

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