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The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Douglas Fairbanks has been high on my list to watch more of for a long time so last week I purchased The Mask of Zorro and tonight I watched it and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The star-studded cast alongside Douglas all played their part in such a magnificent film. I have to admit, I was …

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The Danger Girl (1916)

I have been meaning to watch Gloria Swanson’s silent works for a while now and I came across The Danger Girl on YouTube and thought why not start with this one? And so I did and I wasn’t disappointed! Gloria’s character (The Danger Girl/Reggie’s madcap sister) will do anything to keep a “dangerous” vamp (Helen …

Should Tall Men Marry? (1928)

I wanted to check out Stan Laurel’s solo work prior to becoming one half of the legendary Laurel and Hardy act so I chose the final solo film he did. In a star-studded line up featuring Laurel, Martha Sleeper, James Finlayson and Stuart Holmes, I found myself crying with laughter when Laurel’s character Texas Tommy …

A Train of Incidents (1914)

Another newcomer to my ever growing film reviews is one that stars the rarely spoken about John Bunny who was a coveted silent film star in his day. This short also stars Flora Finch and Charles Bryant and whilst they both excel in their roles, it’s definitely John Bunny and his character (Bunny) who steals …

The Astronomer’s Dream (1898)

As a fan of Georges Melies, I wanted to watch another of his silent shorts so I came across The Astronomer’s Dream which starred Melies himself and his future wife Jehanne D’Alcy. I was again pleasantly surprised by the visual effects of the short and though the storyline is a little up and down, I …

Run, Girl, Run (1928)

Another day, another film review and what better way to open my Carole Lombard film account than with a silent short starring herself, Daphne Pollard and Lionel Belmore! From the very off, you can see that Daphne’s character (Coach Minnie Marmon) is just hilarious, constantly falling over and failing to get her team to concentrate, …