Most Popular "Silent Film Star" Titles
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1. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
2. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
3. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy film-maker.
Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw
4. Ragtime (1981)
PG | 155 min | Drama
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
5. In a Lonely Place (1950)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...
6. Dinner at Eight (1933)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.
7. The Wild Party (1975)
R | 95 min | Drama, Comedy
An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
11. Show People (1928)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.
12. Hollywood Story (1951)
Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's ... See full summary »
13. Forever (1993)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
A director of rock videos moves into the house where William Desmond Taylor, a famous director during the silent era, was murdered. He finds some old reels of film, and as he plays the film... See full summary »
15. Ella Cinders (1926)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
16. Merton of the Movies (1947)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.
17. Chaplin's Goliath (1996)
54 min | Documentary, Biography
A film about the tall actor who was most famous for playing the quintessential villian for Charles Chaplin's Tramp character.
20. Houdini (1996)
61 min | Documentary, Biography
The film takes a look back at the life of the great Houdini, escape-artist and magician extraordinaire. It also looks into his trying to debunk spiritualists and his silent movie career. It... See full summary »
21. 4 Clowns (1970)
G | 97 min | Comedy
The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their ... See full summary »
22. Good Night Valentino (2003)
15 min | Drama, Short
Dramatization of an H.L. Mencken story. Rudolph Valentino comes to Menckin's hotel room to seek advice about how to deal with a newspaper editorial that claims Valentino's screen career has emasculated the American male.
23. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A semi-trifle with Adolphe Menjou as a department store floor walker who is persuaded by four husband-seeking salesgirls---two-bordering-on-three of which were well beyond the "girl" stage-... See full summary »
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Biography
In 1930, Billy Haines was America's number one box office star. Then he came out. When Louis B. Mayer ordered him to dump his lover, Jimmie Shields, Haines refused and started a second ... See full summary »
25. What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' (2002 Video)
36 min | Documentary, Short
Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half... See full summary »
9 min | Comedy, Documentary, Short
Frequent comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Attractions shown include the U.S. Battleship "... See full summary »
28. Le Petit Nuage (2012)
8 min | Short, Musical, Romance
LE PETIT NUAGE (The Little Cloud), where two people meet in a cafe and it's love at first sight. One glance and a flicker of attraction transforms into wistful love as we are delighted by ... See full summary »
Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, History
Screen Snapshots No.8 in 1945-46 series (production number 7858) is a review of the film comedy talents of previous eras and years.
32. Taxi Dancer (1998)
40 min | Short, Drama
Black and white silent film dealing with the death of Rudolph Valentino as perceived by a deaf elevator operator (liftboy) who's become fascinated with him.
Autocratic directors like the martinet Cecil B. DeMille and the idiosyncratic Eric Von Stroheim are highlighted in this episode.
Les dossiers de l'écran (1967–1989)
Boulevard du crépuscule
Gloria Swanson and old French film stars gather to watch Sunset Blvd. (1950) and talk about the silent era.
Hollywood (1980– )
Hazard of the Game
A tribute to the death-defying and sometimes deadly art of the silent movie stuntman is featured in this episode.
Hollywood (1980– )
In the Beginning
Some of the less affluent studios escape bad weather and legal entanglements in New Jersey and make Hollywood the world film capitol.
The development of the uniquely American film genre, the Western, is shown from its inception with archival footage and interviews with surviving artists.
Contrary to popular belief the silent film in general had reached a high state of sophistication by the late 1920s.