The Silent Lie
The Silent Lie is a 1917 silent drama film and released by Fox Film Corporation, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Walsh's then-wife Miriam Cooper. The film was reissued as Camille of the Yukon in 1920, is now considered a lost film. Miriam Cooper as Lady Lou Ralph Lewis as Hatfield Charles Clary as Conahan Monroe Salisbury as The Stranger Henry A. Barrows as The Priest Howard Davies as The Fur Dealer William Eagle Shirt as Indian List of lost films 1937 Fox vault fire The Silent Lie on IMDb The Silent Lie at SilentEra The Silent Lie at AllMovie lobby poster
The Wanderer (1925 film)
The Wanderer is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Greta Nissen, Wallace Beery, Tyrone Power, Sr. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures. Greta Nissen as Tisha William Collier, Jr. as Jether Ernest Torrence as Tola Wallace Beery as Pharis Tyrone Power, Sr. as Jesse Kathryn Carver as Naomi Kathlyn Williams as Huldah George Regas as Gaal Holmes Herbert as Prophet Snitz Edwards as Jeweler Lillian Butterfield as Girl at Baccanal Sôjin Kamiyama as Sadyk the Jeweler Melva Lockhart as Girl at Baccanal Myrna Loy as Girl at Baccanal Helen Virgil as Girl at Baccanal An incomplete print of the film survives. The Wanderer on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Lobby poster Lobby poster
The Lucky Lady
The Lucky Lady is a silent film romance produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Greta Nissen, Lionel Barrymore, William Collier, Jr. and Marc McDermott. Walsh and Barrymore and their families knew each other going back to their adolescence in the Victorian era of the 1880s and 1890s Contrary to some sources, this film is not a lost film. A print survives in the Library of Congress. Greta Nissen - Antoinette Lionel Barrymore - Count Ferranzo William Collier, Jr. - Clarke Marc McDermott - Franz Garletz Carrie Daumery - Duchess Lionel Barrymore filmography The Lucky Lady at IMDb.com The Lucky Lady allmovie.com lantern slide coming attractions advertisement
Kindred of the Dust
Kindred of the Dust is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring his wife Miriam Cooper. It was based upon the novel of the same name by Peter B. Kyne; the film was the last independent picture for Walsh's production company, the last film he and Cooper would make together. Today it is one of Walsh's earliest surviving features, is one of only two non-D. W. Griffith features of Cooper's; as described in a film magazine, upon discovering that her husband is a bigamist with a son, Nan goes back with her infant son to her father. She of course is ostracized by the local church people; when Donald McKaye returns from college, he is the first to give her understanding. Young McKaye loves Nan and wants to marry her, but his father, The Laird of Tyee, has other more ambitious plans for his son and his mother and sisters resent the idea of the mother of a nameless child becoming the wife of the McKaye heir. Nan is ready to give him up, when Donald yields to his father's wishes and goes to a mountain hut to think it over, she slips away.
Donald is taken to a hospital. After resorting to everything else, the mother swallows her pride and sends for Nan, for whom Donald calls constantly, her presence restores him. The family gives her a cold "thank you", he is disinherited. The old Laird refuses to soften when, after the man falls into the river from a motor boat headed for the logging camp when a huge log comes down the chute and hits it, the son plunging into the river and saves the father's life. Reconciliation comes after a son is born to Donald and Nan. Miriam Cooper as Nan of the Sawdust Pile Ralph Graves as Donald McKaye Lionel Belmore as The Laird of Tyee Eugenie Besserer as Mrs. McKaye Maryland Morne as Jane McKaye Elizabeth Waters as Elizabeth McKaye William J. Ferguson as Mr. Daney Caroline Rankin as Mrs. Daney Patrick Rooney as Dirty' Dann OLeary John Herdman as Caleb Brent Bruce Guerin as Little Donald During filming Cooper accidentally gazed into a stage light causing her permanent eye damage that lasted until the end of her life.
The film ended up being Walsh's final independent production and was the last time Cooper and Walsh worked together. The film was one of Cooper's last films as she retired in 1923; the film was released on February 27, 1922. Cooper felt it was mediocre but the film performed decently at the box office; the film still exists and was restored in 2004, is one of the few films from Walsh's early years to survive, is one of only two surviving films from Cooper's starring years. The film has been screened at a few film festivals since its restoration but has not been released for home video. Kindred of the Dust on IMDb Kindred of the Dust at the TCM Movie Database Synopsis at AllMovie Progressive Silent Film List: Kindred of the Dust at silentera.com
The Life of General Villa
The Life of General Villa is a silent biographical action–drama film starring Pancho Villa as himself, shot on location during a civil war. The film incorporated both staged scenes and authentic live footage from real battles during the Mexican Revolution, around which the plot of the film revolves; the film was produced by D. W. Griffith and featured future director Raoul Walsh as the younger version of Villa; the film is lost, with only unedited fragments and publicity stills known to exist. The making of the film and associated events were dramatized in the film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself with Antonio Banderas starring as Villa and Kyle Chandler playing Walsh. Pancho Villa's reason for starring in the movie was financial as he needed funds to fight the Mexican Revolution, he signed a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation where he received a $25,000 advance and was promised 50% of the profits from the film for agreeing to let the company shoot his battles in daylight, for re-enacting them if more footage was needed.
Raoul Walsh wrote extensively about the experience in his autobiography Each Man in His Time, describing Villa's charisma as well as noting that peasants would knock the teeth out of corpses with rocks in the wake of firing squads in order to harvest the gold fillings, captured on film and had the projectionists vomiting in the screening room back in Los Angeles. The following year, Walsh played John Wilkes Booth in Griffith's epic The Birth of a Nation and directed the first gangster movie, Regeneration, on location in the Bowery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Pancho Villa as himself Raoul Walsh as Villa as a young man Teddy Sampson as Villa's Sister Irene Hunt as Villa's Sister Walter Long as Federal Officer W. E. Lawrence as Federal Officer Juano Hernández as Revolutionary Soldier List of lost films The Life of General Villa on IMDb
Regeneration (1915 film)
Regeneration is a 1915 American silent biographical crime drama co-written and directed by Raoul Walsh. The film, the first full-length feature film directed by Walsh, stars Rockliffe Fellowes and Anna Q. Nilsson and was adapted for the screen by Carl Harbaugh and Walsh from the memoir My Mamie Rose, by Owen Frawley Kildare and the adapted play by Kildare and Walter C. Hackett. Cited as one of the first full-length gangster films, Regeneration tells the story of a poor orphan who rises to control the mob until he meets a woman for whom he wants to change; the story follows the life of Owen, a young Irish American boy, forced into a life of poverty after his mother dies. As a result, Owen is forced to live on the street turning to a life of crime. Owen is reformed, however, by the benevolent social worker Marie Deering. Featured is a fire aboard an excursion ferry, much like the General Slocum disaster of 1904. Rockliffe Fellowes – Owen Conway James A. Marcus – Jim Conway Anna Q. Nilsson – Marie'Mamie Rose' Deering Maggie Weston – Maggie Conway Willam Sheer – Skinny Carl Harbaugh – District Attorney Ames John McCann – Owen Conway Harry McCoy – Owen Conway Set in New York City, Regeneration was shot on location in New York City's Lower East Side and used real prostitutes and homeless people as extras.
It is the first produced by a forerunner of the 20th Century Fox. The film was released on September 13, 1915 to critical acclaim and was a box office hit, it was re-released to theaters on January 12, 1919. Regeneration was thought to be lost but was rediscovered in the 1970s. A copy of the film is preserved and held by the Museum of Modern Art Department of Film and the Film Preservation Associates. In 2000, Regeneration was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". In 2001, Regeneration was released on Region 1 DVD by Image Entertainment along with the 1915 film Young Romance in 2001; the same two-film set was released on manufactured-on-demand DVD by Image Entertainment in 2012. The film is in the public domain. Regeneration on IMDb synopsis at AllMovie glass slide for the 1919 rerelease version
Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian-American actor. He earned two Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his roles in Mrs. Miniver and Madame Curie. Pidgeon starred in many films such as How Green Was My Valley, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Advise & Consent, Funny Girl, Harry in Your Pocket, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1975. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Pidgeon was the son of Hannah, a housewife, Caleb Burpee Pidgeon, a haberdasher, his brother, was an editorial writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press. Pidgeon received his formal education in local schools and the University of New Brunswick, where he studied Law and Drama, his university education was interrupted by World War I when he volunteered with the 65th Battery, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. He never saw action, however, as he was injured in an accident when he was crushed between two gun carriages and spent seventeen months in a military hospital.
Following the war, he moved to Boston, where he worked as a bank runner, at the same time studying voice at the New England Conservatory of Music. Discontented with banking, Pidgeon moved to New York City, where he walked into the office of E. E. Clive, could prove it. After acting on stage for several years, he made his Broadway debut in 1925. Pidgeon made a number of silent films in the 1920s, he became a huge star with the arrival of talkies, thanks to his singing voice. He starred in extravagant early Technicolor musicals, including The Bride of the Regiment, Sweet Kitty Bellairs, Viennese Nights and Kiss Me Again, he became associated with musicals, when the public grew weary of them his career began to falter. In 1935 he took a break from Hollywood and did a stint on Broadway, appearing in the plays Something Gay, Night of January 16th, There's Wisdom in Women; when he returned to movies, he was relegated to playing secondary roles in films like Saratoga and The Girl of the Golden West. One of his better known roles was in The Dark Command, where he portrayed the villain opposite John Wayne, Claire Trevor, a young Roy Rogers.
It was not until he starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture How Green Was My Valley that his popularity returned. He starred opposite Greer Garson in Blossoms in the Dust, Mrs. Miniver and its sequel, The Miniver Story in 1950, he was nominated in 1944 for Madame Curie, again opposite Garson. His partnership with her continued throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s with Mrs. Parkington, Julia Misbehaves, That Forsyte Woman, Scandal at Scourie, he starred as Chip Collyer in the comedy Week-End at the Waldorf and as Colonel Michael S.'Hooky' Nicobar, given the difficult task of repatriating Russians in post-World War II Vienna in the drama film The Red Danube. Although he continued to make films, including The Bad and the Beautiful and Forbidden Planet, Pidgeon returned to work on Broadway in the mid-1950s after a 20-year absence, he was featured in Take Me Along with Jackie Gleason and received a Tony Award nomination for the musical play. In 1962, he portrayed General Augustus Perry in the episode "The Reunion" on CBS's Rawhide.
He continued making films, playing Admiral Harriman Nelson in 1961's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, James Haggin in Walt Disney's Big Red, the Senate Majority Leader in Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent. His role as Florenz Ziegfeld in Funny Girl was well received, he played Casey, James Coburn's sidekick, in Harry in Your Pocket. Pidgeon guest-starred in the episode "King of the Valley" of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater. Pidgeon played a prosperous rancher who quarrels with his banker over a $10,000 loan; when the banker dies of a heart attack on the job after a confrontation with King, it is discovered that the bank is missing $50,000. Leora Dana plays the banker's widow and the rancher's former paramour; the banker lost the funds with a bad investment, but the irate and uninformed townspeople are blaming King. His other television credits included Breaking Point, The F. B. I. Marcus Welby, M. D. and Gibbsville. In 1963 he guest-starred as corporate attorney Sherman Hatfield in the fourth of four special episodes of Perry Mason while Raymond Burr was recovering from surgery.
In 1965, he played the king in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CBS TV movie production of Cinderella, starring Lesley Ann Warren. Pidgeon was active in the Screen Actors Guild, served as president from 1952-57, he tried to stop the production of Salt of the Earth, made by a team, blacklisted during the Red Scare. Pidgeon retired from acting in 1977. Pidgeon became a United States citizen on December 24, 1943. Pidgeon died on September 25, 1984 in Santa Monica, two days after his 87th birthday following a series of strokes, he bequeathed his body to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine for the furtherance of medical science. He died eight days after his TV counterpart in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Walter Pidgeon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6414 Hollywood Blvd. Pidgeon married twice. In 1919, he wed the former Edna Muriel Pickles of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, who died in 1921 during the birth of their daughter named Edna. In 1931, Pi