The School For Scandal (1923)

The School For Scandal (1923)
The School For Scandal (1923) A surprising British feature film released in 1923 was Bertram Phillips’ The School For Scandal starring Queenie Thomas based on a well-known British stage play by Richard Sheridan. Queenie Thomas in The School for Scandal (1923) When it was announced that Bertram Phillips was to film an adaptation of Richard […]

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The Million Dollar Dollies (1918)

The Million Dollar Dollies (1918)
The Million Dollar Dollies (1918) Produced by Emerald Pictures and distributed by Metro, The Million Dollar Dollies, was the first and only film that the Dolly Sisters appeared in together. It was released in early 1918 in the USA but did not surface in the UK until 1920.

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Paddy the Next Best Thing (1923)

Paddy the Next Best Thing (1923) Herbert’s Wilcox’s second film with Mae Marsh, following The Flames of Passion, was Paddy the Next Best Thing, a romantic drama about a young tomboy and her growing love for a rich landowner set in Ireland and London, once again directed by Graham Cutts.

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The Flames of Passion (1922)

The Flames of Passion (1922)
Flames of Passion (1922) One of the earliest ground breaking British silent films from Herbert Wilcox and Graham Cutts was The Flames of Passion starring the American actress Mae Marsh and a solid British cast.

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The White Shadow (1924)

The White Shadow (1924)
The White Shadow (1924) Part of a two-picture deal starring the American actress Betty Compson, The White Shadow (1924) was the second picture from British director Graham Cutts, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Woman to Woman (1923).

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The White Shadow found

The White Shadow, a British Silent film from 1924 found in part It would appear that several reels of the 1924 silent movie The White Shadow, starring Betty Compson have been found in New Zealand.

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Two Lancashire Lasses in London (1917)

Two Lancashire Lasses in London (1917)
Two Lancashire Lasses in London (1917) Two Lancashire Lasses in London was a typical British feature film made during the First World War. The film is lost, at the time of its release it was overshadowed by big American releases and yet a press book has survived that gives us a glimpse of what it […]

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Betty Blythe and She (1926)

Clothes, Legs and ‘I’m no Beauty’ – Betty Blythe gets her finger burned The 1926 adaptation of the Rider Haggard novel She by G.B Samuelson starring the American actress Betty Blythe proved to be a fiasco, ended up in court and, as a result of the ensuing press coverage, provides us with a fascinating insight […]

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Dolly Tree costume design at MGM

The Evolution of a Screen Gown by Dolly Tree at MGM in the 1930s In the 1930s MGM was regarded as Hollywood’s premier film production company and renowned for the excellence of its costumes and gowns from its two designers Adrian and Dolly Tree and an array of costume makers. How did this incredible team […]

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Woman to Woman (1923)

Woman to Woman (1923) Graham Cutts’ Woman to Woman (1923) has been regarded as the most ground breaking British film to be released in the 1920s and although the film is lost and cannot be viewed, from the available commentary, reviews and remaining stills it was obviously a lavish and sophisticated production. It was a […]

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