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Rare Gems on DVD

Our users have spoken, and we have listened. You want to see rare and hard to find films, and we have created for you the Silent Gems Collection, available on eBay. This DVD collection includes rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please click on this link to see the collection: Silent Gems Collection

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You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users as a reward for donation. For details click here.

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OUR DOCUMENTARY

    We are proud to present to all silent film lovers our multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Award of Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

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    Florence Lawrence

 

Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         G.W. Bitzer
Starring                             Frank  Powell, Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      8 July 1909
Country                             United States
Language                           Silent, English intertitles

 

WARNING:

This film depicts real human tragedy and may not be suitable for all audiences.  Viewer discretion is advised.

 

The short film "The Country Doctor" (1909) is included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actress Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

 

The films starts with the camera moving slowly to show the serene landscape of a small town.  Then we see the doctor enjoying a nice walk thought the fields covered with flowers with his wife and little daughter. 

The scene changes and now the doctor is trying to help his sick daughter.  Suddenly he is called to attend to another patient - the little girl of a neighboring poor family.  The doctor leaves in a hurry, telling his wife that he will be right back to check on his daughter.

Attending to the sick girl of the poor family takes longer than expected.  His maid keeps asking the doctor to return home, because his daughter's condition deteriorates. However, each time he wants to leave, the poor mother of the sick child implores him to stay.  He is torn between his duties as a doctor and his obligations as a father.

 

The film has a nice IMDB rating of 6.7, which is the highest of all films of that period.

 

 

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   Florence Lawrence

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