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American Silent Classics

A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS (Clarence Brown, 1929)
When her marriage to Neville Montague (John Gilbert) is stopped by his strict father, impetuous, aristocratic Diana Merrick (Greta Garbo) throws her bonnet over a few more windmills and marries a cha… Read more

A WOMAN OF PARIS (Charles Chaplin, 1923)
A Woman of Paris, the first serious drama by Charlie Chaplin, has not been available for general audiences since the late 1920s. The film was made in 1923, written and directed by Chaplin, and quickl… Read more

Blood and Sand (Fred Niblo, 1922)
Edited version. ... When Juan Gallardo takes up bull-fighting in his native Spanish town, his family overcome their initial disapproval when they discover the financial advantages. Juan marries Carme… Read more

CITY GIRL (Berthold Viertel, Marion Orth, 1930)
This was Murnau's last completed film. It is the story of a strictly brought up son of a farmer, who comes to the bustling city of Chicago to sell the wheat crop. Here, he meets and fails in love wit… Read more

FLESH AND THE DEVIL (Clarence Brown, 1927)
Felicitas, a married woman falls in love with Leo, her husband discovers the affair and challenges Leo, who kills him Leo is ordered to leave the country for a period, he leaves Felicitas in the care… Read more

THE CROWD (John W. A. Weaver, Harry Ben, King Vidor, 1928)
One of the great silent films, The Crowd, is about John, an ambitious young man who fails in love and marries only to find that family life and ambition don't mix. Cast with unknown players, the film… Read more

THE LAST COMMAND (Josef von Sternberg, 1928)
Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Paramount and CIC. ... General Dolgorucki is first seen as a quivering recluse, hiding in a rented room in Hollywood and struggling against old a… Read more

THE PATSY (King Vidor, 1928)
The Patsy is the screen version of the stage play of the same title by Barry Connors, and many titles take over, verbatim, the witty lines of the play 'The Patsy' of the story is a younger sister who… Read more

THE WIND (Victor Sjöström, 1928)
Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art New York, MGM and CIC ... A sensitive young girl from Virginia goes to live with her cousin (Orlamond) and his coarse insensitive wife (Cummings) on a lonel… Read more

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