Category Archives: Silent Movie

Aelita,Queen Of Mars (1924)

Futuristic sets highlight what’s reported to be Russia’s first SF movie. Loss, a Chief Radio Engineer in Moscow, is obsessed with translating a message from space he thinks is from Mars. On Mars, Aelia is obsessed with Loss after seeing … Continue reading

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The Phantom Chariot (The Phantom Carriage) (1920)

One of the most famous and influential Swedish silent films. It’s a fight to the finish and beyond for a man’s soul. It’s New Year’s Eve. Sister Edit is dying. She tells her colleague Sister Maria that she must see … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman (1929)

The movie has its place in history. It’s half silent, half talkie and the debut of Ray Milland. It’s also a good one. The actual Flying Scotsman train was used. It was built in 1923 and made the run from … Continue reading

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Wolfblood-A Tale Of The Forest (1925)

Sometimes marketed as a horror film but it’s not. It’s a drama about a man who thinks he may be a wolf following a blood transfusion. There are a lot of title cards so it’s easy to follow. It’s just … Continue reading

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Warning Shadows (1923)

Very strange German silent about a Baron jealous of the attention his wife is getting from party guests. A traveling entertainer gives them all a glimpse of a possible future if they don’t knock it off. There’s a multiple use … Continue reading

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The Hands Of Orlac (1924)

Classic Austrian film mistakenly billed as horror and even SF in some circles. It’s a melodrama with Conrad Veidt giving a great performance as the doomed pianist Paul Orlac. Paul Orlac is giving his final concert before taking a break … Continue reading

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The Midnight Girl (1925)

A silent melodrama starring Bela Lugosi as a womanizing millionaire who is a patron of the opera. Nicholas Harmon’s (Bela Lugosi) lead soprano Nina┬áis getting past it. Her voice is cracking and Harmon’s partner wants her fired. Back at his … Continue reading

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