The Silent Command is a story of the United States Navy, revolving around experiences of a naval captain, warships, merchantmen, sea storms, a spectacular wreck, and an enemy effort to blow... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

White Zombie (1932)
Certificate: Passed Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Director: Victor Halperin
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin
The Raven (1935)
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Marines Flagg and Quirt fought together in WWI and Panama. After some time in New York they go to Sweden and compete for the love of Else. Next they go to Nicaragua and help earthquake ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Greta Nissen
The Black Cat (1934)
Adventure | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners
Ninotchka (1939)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire
Dracula (1931)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alma Tell ...
Mrs. Richard Decatur
...
Peg Williams, the vamp
Betty Jewel ...
Dolores
Florence Martin ...
Peg's Maid
...
Hisston
Carl Harbaugh ...
Menchen
Martin Faust ...
Cordoba
Gordon McEdward ...
Girdley
Byron Douglas ...
Adm. Nevins
Theodore Babcock ...
Adm. Meade
George Lessey ...
Mr. Collins
Warren Cook ...
Ambassador Mendizabal
Henry Armetta ...
Pedro
Rogers Keene ...
Jack Decatur
Edit

Storyline

The Silent Command is a story of the United States Navy, revolving around experiences of a naval captain, warships, merchantmen, sea storms, a spectacular wreck, and an enemy effort to blow up the Panama Canal. Written by rosebud6

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 August 1923 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Hochverrat von Panama  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut of Henry Armetta. See more »

Connections

Featured in Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Film
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Silent Command, The (1923)

*** (out of 4)

A Naval officer (Edmond Lowe) must stop a terrorist (Bela Lugosi) from blowing up the Panama Canal, which would cut the U.S. Navy in half. Directed by J. Gordon Edwards, this is a pretty good little thriller with a terrific start and nice ending, both of which pack some nice suspense. The middle drags a little bit as Lugosi pays a blonde to try and seduce the Naval officer into giving away his secrets. Lowe is very good in his role but it's Lugosi who really steals the picture with his wonderful performance. This is certainly the best I've seen from his silent pictures, which I believe this was the last remaining one for me to see. I think the rest are lost.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Silent Command (1923) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?