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Season: 1
Year: 1980


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pioneers

8 January 1980
Contrary to popular belief the silent film in general had reached a high state of sophistication by the late 1920s.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Himself (archive footage)
Karl Brown ... Himself
Gaylord Carter ... Himself

Jackie Coogan ... Himself

Dolores Costello ... Herself

George Cukor ... Himself

Viola Dana ... Herself

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
A. Arnold Gillespie ... Himself

Dorothy Gish ... Actress in 'Julia of Bethulia' (archive footage)

Lillian Gish ... Herself (also archive footage)
Chauncey Haines ... Himself

Byron Haskin ... Himself
Anita Loos ... Herself

Hal Roach ... Himself
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself

Blanche Sweet ... Herself
King Vidor ... Himself

Gary Cooper ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dolores del Rio ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

D.W. Griffith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gloria Swanson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lois Weber ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: In the Beginning

15 January 1980
Some of the less affluent studios escape bad weather and legal entanglements in New Jersey and make Hollywood the world film capitol.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Viola Dana ... Herself

Agnes de Mille ... Herself
Allan Dwan ... Himself

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself

Lillian Gish ... Herself

Byron Haskin ... Himself
William Hornbeck ... Himself

Leatrice Joy ... Herself
Henry King ... Himself
Anita Loos ... Herself

Colleen Moore ... Herself
Louis Mountbatten ... Himself (as Lord Mountbatten)
Harvey Parry ... Himself

Hal Roach ... Himself
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Douglas Fairbanks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jack Pickford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mary Pickford ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mack Sennett ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Single Beds and Double Standards

22 January 1980
Mounting scandals including drug addiction and murder force the studios to appoint Will Hays as a morals czar to oversee production.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Cedric Belfrage ... Himself
Karl Brown ... Himself

Viola Dana ... Herself
Allan Dwan ... Himself

Byron Haskin ... Himself
Henry Hathaway ... Himself
Henry King ... Himself
Anita Loos ... Herself

Ben Lyon ... Himself
Samuel Marx ... Himself (as Sam Marx)

Colleen Moore ... Herself
Albert S. Rogell ... Himself (as Al Rogell)
Bob Rose ... Himself
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself

Gloria Swanson ... Herself
King Vidor ... Himself

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marion Davies ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Greta Garbo ... Actress 'Woman of Affairs' (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Gilbert ... Actor 'Woman of Affairs' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Samuel Goldwyn ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Warren G. Harding ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Will Hays ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alice Joyce ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Buster Keaton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mabel Normand ... Actress 'Mabel and Fatty adrift' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Virginia Rappe ... Actress 'Isle of Love' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Wallace Reid ... Actor 'Affairs of Anatole' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adele Rowland ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alma Rubens ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Conway Tearle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adolph Zukor ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Hollywood Goes to War

29 January 1980
Hollywood and its stars support the War effort with propaganda and patriotic films and war bond tours.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Karl Brown ... Himself

Agnes de Mille ... Herself

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
Valerie Germonprez ... Herself (as Valerie von Stroheim)

Lillian Gish ... Herself
Jesse Lasky Jr. ... Himself (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.)
Anita Loos ... Herself
Lewis Milestone ... Himself

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Himself (as Charles Buddy Rogers)

Blanche Sweet ... Herself
King Vidor ... Himself
Raoul Walsh ... Himself (archive footage)

William A. Wellman ... Himself (archive footage)

Lew Ayres ... Actor 'All Quiet on Western Front' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Douglas Fairbanks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

D.W. Griffith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sessue Hayakawa ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Lauder ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Lloyd George ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mary Pickford ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Erich von Stroheim ... Actor ' Heart of Humanity' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Woodrow Wilson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Hazard of the Game

5 February 1980
A tribute to the death-defying and sometimes deadly art of the silent movie stuntman is featured in this episode.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Yakima Canutt ... Himself

Viola Dana ... Herself

Mildred Davis ... Actress 'Safety Last'

Marceline Day ... Actress 'Beloved Rogue'

Agnes de Mille ... Herself
Allan Dwan ... Himself

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself

Byron Haskin ... Himself

Leatrice Joy ... Herself
Paul Malvern ... Himself

Colleen Moore ... Herself
Odille Osborne ... Herself (as Mrs. Buck Jones)
Harvey Parry ... Himself
Albert S. Rogell ... Himself (as Al Rogell)
Bob Rose ... Himself
Mack Swain ... Actor 'Beloved Rogue'
Monty Banks ... Actor in 'Play Safe' (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Barrymore ... Actor 'The Beloved Rogue' (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Cagney ... Actor 'Lady Killer' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Douglas Fairbanks ... Actor 'Robin Hood' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harold Lloyd ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ormer Locklear ... Actor 'The Skywayman' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Red Thompson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Fred Thomson ... Actor 'Thundering Hoofs' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: Swanson and Valentino

12 February 1980
Two great careers are profiled: ambitious and beautiful Gloria Swanson and the tragic Latin lover, Rudolph Valentino.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Agnes Ayres ... Actress 'The Sheik' (archive footage)

Vilma Bánky ... Actress 'Son of the Sheik' (archive footage)

Viola Dana ... Herself

Agnes de Mille ... Herself
Allan Dwan ... Himself

Douglas Fairbanks ... Himself (archive footage)

Rex Ingram ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Ivano ... Himself
Marcus Leow ... Himself (archive footage)

Ben Lyon ... Himself

Colleen Moore ... Herself

Mary Pickford ... Herself (archive footage)

Natacha Rambova ... Herself (archive footage)
Joseoh Schenck ... Himself (archive footage)
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself

Gloria Swanson ... Herself

Alice Terry ... Actress 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' (archive footage)
Albert Valentino ... Himself (as Alberto Valentino)

Rudolph Valentino ... (archive footage)

Bobby Vernon ... Actor 'Teddy at the Throttle' (archive footage)

Lois Wilson ... Herself

Clara Kimball Young ... Actress 'The Eyes of Youth' (archive footage)
Adolph Zukor ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 7: Autocrats

19 February 1980
Autocratic directors like the martinet Cecil B. DeMille and the idiosyncratic Eric Von Stroheim are highlighted in this episode.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Karl Brown ... Himself

Agnes de Mille ... Herself
Valerie Germonprez ... Herself (as Mrs. Valerie von Stroheim)
A. Arnold Gillespie ... Himself

Byron Haskin ... Himself
Henry Hathaway ... Himself
Paul Ivano ... Himself

Leatrice Joy ... Herself
Henry King ... Himself
Paul Kohner ... Himself
Anita Loos ... Herself
Albert S. Rogell ... Himself (as Al Rogell)
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself

Gloria Swanson ... Herself
Grant Whytock ... Himself
Monta Bell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dimitri Buchowetzki ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Cecil B. DeMille ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Miss DuPont ... Actress 'Foolish Wives' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gibson Gowland ... McTeague (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jean Hersholt ... Actor 'Greed' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rupert Hughes ... Actor ' Heart of Humanity' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jacqueline Logan ... Actress 'King of Kings' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Zasu Pitts ... Actress 'Greed' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Josef von Sternberg ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Erich von Stroheim ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Fay Wray ... Actress 'The Merry Widow' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Comedy: A Serious Business

26 February 1980
The art of silent comedy is highlighted with a focus on the work of the four great clowns of the era: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Frank Capra ... Himself

Jackie Coogan ... Himself
Georgie Harris ... Himself
William Hornbeck ... Himself

Buster Keaton ... Himself (archive footage)

Harold Lloyd ... Himself (archive footage)

Marion Mack ... Herself
Harvey Parry ... Himself

Hal Roach ... Himself

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harry Langdon ... Actor 'The Strong Man' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Max Linder ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mack Sennett ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ben Turpin ... Actor in Comedy Short (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Out West

4 March 1980
The development of the uniquely American film genre, the Western, is shown from its inception with archival footage and interviews with surviving artists.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Karl Brown ... Himself

Yakima Canutt ... Himself
Olive Carey ... Herself

Iron Eyes Cody ... Himself
R.L. Hough ... Himself (as Lefty Hough)
Al Hoxie ... Himself
Henry King ... Himself
Jesse Lasky Jr. ... Himself (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr)

Tim McCoy ... Himself (as Colonel Tim McCoy)

Colleen Moore ... Herself
Harvey Parry ... Himself

Blanche Sweet ... Herself

John Wayne ... Ethan Edwards (archive footage)

Lois Wilson ... Herself
Art Acord ... Actor (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harry Carey ... Actor 'Straight Shooting' (archive footage) (uncredited)
William F. Cody ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

William S. Hart ... Actor 'Tumbleweeds' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Al J. Jennings ... Actor 'Lady of the Dugout' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Mix ... Actor' K & A Train Robbery' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: The Man with the Megaphone

11 March 1980


James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Eleanor Boardman ... Herself

Viola Dana ... Herself - Interviewee
Allan Dwan ... Himself - Interviewee

Janet Gaynor ... Herself

Byron Haskin ... Himself - Interviewee
R.L. Hough ... Himself - Interviewee (as Lefty Hough)
Henry King ... Himself - Interviewee

Bessie Love ... Herself - Interviewee

Colleen Moore ... Herself - Interviewee
Harvey Parry ... Himself - Interviewee

Mary Pickford ... (archive footage)

'Snub' Pollard ... (archive footage)
Harold D. Schuster ... Himself - Interviewee
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself - Interviewee

Blanche Sweet ... Herself - Interviewee

Alice Terry ... (archive footage)

Ben Turpin ... (archive footage)
King Vidor ... Himself - Interviewee
Grant Whytock ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 1, Episode 11: Trick of the Light

18 March 1980
The development of cinematography from its primitive beginnings through emergence as a serious art form in the late 1920s. Film clips and interviews with veterans of the period like Karl Brown and George Folsey are highlighted.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Karl Brown ... Himself

Viola Dana ... Herself
Allan Dwan ... Himself
George J. Folsey ... Himself (as George Folsey)
Lee Garmes ... Himself
A. Arnold Gillespie ... Himself

Lillian Gish ... Herself

Byron Haskin ... Himself
Henry Hathaway ... Himself

Leatrice Joy ... Herself

Bessie Love ... Herself

Colleen Moore ... Herself

Gloria Swanson ... Herself (also archive footage)

Alice Terry ... Actress 'Scaramouche' (archive footage)
Grant Whytock ... Himself

William Wyler ... Himself

Richard Barthelmess ... David Bartlett (archive footage) (uncredited)

Francis X. Bushman ... Actor 'Ben-Hur' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lon Chaney ... Actor 'Hunchback of notre dame' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Greta Garbo ... Actress 'Mysterios Lady' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sessue Hayakawa ... Actor 'The Cheat' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Conrad Nagel ... Actor ' MysteriousLady' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ramon Novarro ... Actor 'Ben-Hur' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fred Ott ... Actor 'Record of a Sneezeneeze' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mary Pickford ... Actress 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' (archive footage) (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Actor (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lewis Stone ... Actor 'Scaramouche' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fannie Ward ... Actress 'The Cheat' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: Star Treatment

25 March 1980
The glorious, tragic, and truncated careers of American silent stars like John Gilbert, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, and Greta Garbo are highlighted.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Cedric Belfrage ... Himself

Eleanor Boardman ... Herself

Louise Brooks ... Herself
Clarence Brown ... Himself - 1969 interview (archive footage)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
Leatrice Joy Gilbert ... Herself (as Leatrice Gilbert Fountain)

Leatrice Joy ... Herself
Samuel Marx ... Himself (as Sam Marx)

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Himself
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Herself
King Vidor ... Himself

Lionel Barrymore ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rex Bell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clara Bow ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ricardo Cortez ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeanne Eagels ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Greta Garbo ... Actress 'Love' (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Gilbert ... Actor 'The Big Parade' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Louis B. Mayer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mae Murray ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Norma Shearer ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mauritz Stiller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Irving Thalberg ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: End of an Era

1 April 1980
Hollywood's conversion to sound film is illustrated.

James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Irving Asher ... Himself - Interviewee

Mary Astor ... Herself

John Barrymore ... (archive footage)
Cedric Belfrage ... Himself -Interviewee
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ... Herself (archive footage)

Frank Capra ... Himself
Theodore Case ... Himself (archive footage)
Calvin Coolidge ... Himself (archive footage)

Gary Cooper ... (archive footage)

George Cukor ... Himself

Viola Dana ... Heraself - Interviewee
Allan Dwan ... Himself - Interviewee

Douglas Fairbanks ... (archive footage)

Greta Garbo ... (archive footage)

Janet Gaynor ... Herself

Lillian Gish ... Herself

D.W. Griffith ... Himself (archive footage)
Chauncey Haines ... Himself - Interviewee

Byron Haskin ... Himself - Interviewee
Will H. Hays ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurence Irving ... Himself - Interviewee

Al Jolson ... (archive footage)
Henry King ... Himself - Interviewee
Paul Kohner ... Herself - Interviewee

Bessie Love ... Herself - Interviewee

Ben Lyon ... Himself - Interviewee

Adolphe Menjou ... (archive footage)

Colleen Moore ... Herself - Interviewee
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert S. Rogell ... Himself - Interviewee (as Al Rogell)

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Himself - Interviewee

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