Der mude Tod/Destiny (1921). 4 out of 5 stars for Fritz Lang’s inventive silent drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Der mude Tod (1921), also known as Destiny, the expressionist silent drama by Fritz Lang. Starring Lil Dagover.

Silent

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Safety Last! (1923). Read this review to see how Harold Lloyd scaled the heights of movie immortality.

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Film review by Jason Day of the silent film comedy Safety Last! Starring Harold Lloyd, it concerns a young man working in a city department store who will stop at nothing to impress his girlfriend back home. Co-starring Mildred Davis.

Silent

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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Ben-Hur (1907). How does the great-Granddaddy of Ben-Hur’s compare to the others?

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Film review by Jason Day of Ben-Hur, the original, 1907 silver screen version of the story about boyhood friends who become enemies in ancient Rome.

Historical/Period/Epic

2stars - Fair/passes the time

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The Cheat (1915)

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Film review by Jason Day of the silent film thriller about a society woman manipulated into being unfaithful. starring Fannie Ward and Sessue Hayakawa, directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Paramount (Not rated).

SILENT

3stars-Good-worth-watching1

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Metropolis (1927)

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Review of the classic¬†silent film about a worker’s revolt in a society divided between the have’s and have not’s, starring Brigitte Helm and directed by Fritz Lang.

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Director: Fritz Lang. UFA. (U)

SILENT

 

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