Beauty's Worth is a 1922 American romantic comedy drama film starring Marion Davies as an unsophisticated Quaker who ventures to a seaside resort, meets a Bohemian artist, falls in love. As described in a film magazine, Prudence Cole, a young Quaker woman, has been raised by her two severe maiden aunts and Cynthia Whitney, she is permitted to visit the Garrisons, the mother and her grown son Henry, at an ultra fashionable resort, where her precise mannerisms make her the center of amused attention. Henry, whom she had hoped to marry, all but ignores her. Artist and thinker Cheyne Rovein senses the young woman's position and selects her for the leading role in elaborate charades which he stages, designing costumes and coaching her as to conduct. On this night she outshines her critics, wins the admiration of the men and the enmity of the women, the dallying Henry returns to pay her court; the following morning she promises to marry Cheyne. Marion Davies as Prudence Cole Forrest Stanley as Cheyne Rovein June Elvidge as Amy Tillson Truly Shattuck as Mrs. Garrison Lydia Yeamans Titus as Jane Hallam Cooley as Henry Garrison Antrim Short as Tommy Thomas Jefferson as Peter Martha Mattox as Aunt Elizabeth Whitney Aileen Manning as Aunt Cynthia Whitney Gordon Dooley as Doll Johnny Dooley as Soldier In her 13th film, Marion Davies re-teamed with Forrest Stanley for this romantic comedy/drama.
Location shooting was again at Point Lobos on the Monterey Peninsula. The centerpiece of the film is the stunning "tableaux vivants" in which Davies recreates her dancing doll routine from the 1916 edition of the "Ziegfeld Follies." The pageant was once again designed by Joseph Urban. The pageant scenes were tinted. A DVD of the film was released by Edward Lorusso with a music score by Ben Model in December 2016. Beauty's Worth on IMDb Beauty's Worth at the TCM Movie Database Beauty's Worth at silentera.com Synopsis at AllMovie
The Girl Who Came Back
The Girl Who Came Back is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and written by Beulah Marie Dix based upon the play by C. M. S. McLellan; the film stars Ethel Clayton, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Roberts, James Neill, Charles West, Marcia Manon. The film was released on September 8, 1918, by Paramount Pictures; as described in a film magazine, Lois Hartner, daughter of the thief Michael "Old Hartner", is saved from death in a shipwreck by George Bayard, a state senator and social reformer. Her father plans to rob the Bayard house of a valuable string of pearls. Lois is charged with the duty of obtaining the pearls, but during the operation George surprises her. Ralph Burton, scapegrace brother-in-law of George, takes the pearls while George is absent from the room, George believes Lois has taken them, she goes to the West. After Ralph confesses to the theft, George makes her his wife. Ethel Clayton as Lois Hartner Elliott Dexter as State Sen. George Bayard Theodore Roberts as Michael Hartner James Neill as Gov. Burton Charles West as Ralph Burton Marcia Manon as Dorothy Burton Jack Brammall as Doyle Jane Wolfe as Mrs. Walters John McKinnon as Bayard's Butler Pansy Perry as Burton's Maid This film is preserved in the Filmmuseum Nederland or EYE Institut, Netherlands.
Like many American films of the time, The Girl Who Came Back was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 2, of two scenes of young woman turning combination of safe where light plays on her hands; the Girl Who Came Back on IMDb Film stills at silenthollywood.com
Pedro de Cordoba
Pedro de Cordoba was an American actor. De Cordoba was born in New York City to parents who were Cuban in origin, he was a classically trained theatre actor who confessed he did not enjoy appearing in silent films nearly as much as he liked working on stage, but his career during the silent film era was extensive. His first film was Cecil B. DeMille's version of Carmen, he soon became a popular leading man in Hollywood, his Broadway career cast him with such stage actresses as Katharine Cornell. His resonant speaking voice made him suited to talking pictures, his film career continued, unlike many silent film stars, he enjoyed a career as a busy character actor in Hollywood, from the 1930s through to the end of his life. He was most cast as aristocratic, or clerical characters of Hispanic origin, as in The Keys of the Kingdom, because of his last name as well as his royal bearing. On rare occasions, he would be cast in the role of a villain, his "living skeleton" sideshow character hides fugitive Robert Cummings in his carnival wagon overnight in the Alfred Hitchcock film Saboteur.
He was a devout Catholic and was well read and knowledgeable about the Catholic faith, served for a time as president of the Catholic Actors Guild of America. The last film in which he appeared, a political drama set in an unnamed South American dictatorship, was released shortly after his death; the Little White Violet as Phillip Randall Jeanne of the Woods as Hugh Travers N. W. M. P. Carmen as Escamillo Temptation as Julian Maria Rosa as Ramon Just a Song at Twilight as Carlysle Turner Sapho as Flamant One Law for Both as Count de Fernac Barbary Sheep as Benchaalal Runaway Romany as Zinga A Daughter of the Old South as Pedro de Alvarez The New Moon as Prince Michail Koloyar The Dark Mirror as Mario The World and His Wife as Don Severo The Sin That Was His as Father Aubert The Inner Chamber as Dr. George Danilo The Young Diana as Dr. Dimitrius When Knighthood Was in Flower as Duke of Buckingham Enemies of Women as Atilio Castro Fires of Fate as Prince Ibrahim The Purple Highway as Joe Renard I Will Repay as Paul Deroulede The Desert Sheik as Prince Ibrahim The Bandolero as Dorando The New Commandment as Picard nytimes.com – New York Times > Movies > Pedro de Cordoba nytimes.com – News clippings Pedro de Cordoba on IMDb Pedro de Cordoba at the Internet Broadway Database left to right: Gladys Hulette, Lionel Barrymore, Pedro de Cordoba in Enemies of Women
Cabaret (1927 film)
Cabaret is a 1927 silent film crime-drama produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Robert G. Vignola, starring Gilda Gray; the film was considered a rival to Paramount's own Underworld released in 1927. Cabaret is now presumed to be a lost film. Gilda Gray - Gloria Trask Tom Moore - Detective Tom Westcott Chester Conklin - Jerry Trask Mona Palma - Blanche Howard Jack Egan - Andy Trask William Harrigan - Jack Costigan Charles Byer - Sam Roberts Anna Lavsa - Mrs. Trask Cabaret on IMDb Cabaret synopsis at AllMovie two lobby posters Cabaret.
Fifth Avenue (film)
Fifth Avenue is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and starring Marguerite De La Motte, Allan Forrest and Louise Dresser. Marguerite De La Motte as Barbara Pelham Allan Forrest as Neil Heffner Louise Dresser as Claudine Kemp William V. Mong as Peter Heffner Crauford Kent as Allan Trainor Lucille Lee Stewart as Natalie Van Loon Anna May Wong as Nan Lo Lillian Langdon as Mrs. Van Loon Josephine Norman as Greenwich Village Girl Sally Long as Greenwich Village Girl Flora Finch as Mrs. Pettygrew Munden, Kenneth White; the American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997. Fifth Avenue on IMDb