It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »
Romance in the Dark is a 1938 film directed by H. C. Potter and starring Gladys Swarthout, John Boles, John Barrymore, and Claire Dodd. It is one of five movies produced by Paramount in the... See full summary »
Disillusioned in marriage, Jacques Leroi attempts an airship flight across the Pacific Ocean, but crashes and washes ashore on an island populated by a peaceful tribe of completely happy ... See full summary »
Anna Q. Nilsson
An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a ... See full summary »
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Ernest B. Schoedsack
the star's first dramatic role in motion pictures: a lost film
Up until 'Test of Honor', John Barrymore basically played light-hearted comedies or adventures in his earliest motion picture roles. Titles like 'The Incorrigible Dukane', 'Man From Mexico', the well made 'Raffles the Amateur Cracksman' amongst others fill out Barrymore's first six years in motion pictures. Test of Honor is sadly a lost film meaning no prints or negatives are known to exist. But newspaper revues of the time, namely the New York Times, still exist to show that this film and Barrymore's performance was widely praised upon release. The synopsis of this film is quite similar to Barrymore's 1916 Broadway stage role in 'Justice' in which a man is tried in court and subjected to the rigors of the penal system. 'Justice' was a play by John Galsworthy yet it's story could've influenced parts of 'Test of Honor' which in itself was an original story. Perhaps Barrymore himself had a large part in the construct of many of the film's scenes as he would do in many of his later silents. John S Robertson is the director as he would also collaborate with Barrymore the following year on the famous Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde(1920).
*Noted as being the actor's first great dramatic motion picture success prior to playing Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde the following year.
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