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Lady Windermere’s Fan *** (1925, May McAvoy, Ronald Colman, Irene Rich, Bert Lytell) – Classic Movie Review 6059

May McAvoy stars as Lady Windermere and Ronald Colman stars as Lord Darlington in Ernst Lubitsch’s 1925 silent version of Oscar Wilde’s classic 1892 play Lady Windermere’s Fan, which is happily available now on DVD. A non-speaking Oscar Wilde film […]

Oct, 05

Sherlock Holmes [Moriarty] **** (1922, John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz) – Classic Movie Review 5815

Director Albert Parker’s classic 1922 American silent mystery thriller stars John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes, Roland Young as Dr John Watson, Gustav von Seyffertitz as Professor Moriarty, Carol Dempster as Alice Faulkner and Louis Wolheim as Moriarty’s henchman Craigin. It marks the screen debuts of William Powell […]

Jul, 27

A Woman of Affairs **** (1928, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, John Gilbert, Johnny Mack Brown, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr) – Classic Movie Review 5329

Director Clarence Brown’s diverting and enduring 1928 silent movie stars a vivacious Greta Garbo as Diana Merrick, a reckless English socialite with a bad reputation founded on her silence about her husband (Johnny Mack Brown), […]

Apr, 20

Orphans of the Storm ***** (1921, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Lucille La Verne) – Classic Movie Review 5218

Writer-producer-director D W Griffith’s 1921 historical romantic drama, based on the 1874 French play Les Deux Orphelines by Adolphe d’Ennery and Eugène Cormon, is the last of his really great silent epic films and provides a dramatically and […]

Mar, 29

Don Q, Son of Zorro **** (1925, Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp, Jack McDonald, Jean Hersholt, Warner Oland) – Classic Movie Review 5063

Director Donald Crisp’s fondly regarded 1925 silent semi-classic adventure movie is a notable showcase for Douglas Fairbanks Sr near the peak of his form. Following up his 1920 hit The Mark of Zorro, Fairbanks Sr […]

Feb, 25

Don Juan **** (1926, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor, Myrna Loy, Phyllis Haver) – Classic Movie Review 5062

‘The Scientific Marvel VITAPHONE Presentation FAMED OPERATIC AND MUSICAL ARTISTS…and JOHN BARRYMORE in DON JUAN. ‘ Director Alan Crosland’s 1926 classic stars John Barrymore, whose thrilling silent swashbuckler was the first film to be released […]

Feb, 25

Battleship Potemkin [Bronenosets Potyomkin] ***** (1925, Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov) – Classic Movie Review 4919

Co-writer/director Sergei M Eisenstein’s 1925 Soviet silent movie classic recreates the successful sailors’ revolt against their officers aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in Odessa harbour in 1905 when faced with eating maggot-ridden food. Eisenstein’s dramatised […]

Jan, 22


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