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    Until now there has never been an organization with the purpose to place a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for movie personalities from a century ago.  Silent Hall of Fame is this historic organization.  Silent Hall of Fame is the only organization of its kind.  We will make history and we invite you to become a part of history by sponsoring a silent movie star for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  All contributions are tax deductible.

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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

Important Update:

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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     Robert Harron

 

Directed by                         D.W. Griffith
Produced by                       Biograph Company
Cinematography                Billy Bitzer
Starring                              Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron
Distributed by                    The General Film Company
Release date                        October 31, 1912
Running time                     17 min.
Country                              United States
Language                            Silent, English intertitles

"The Musketeers of Pig Alley" is a short crime drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

"The Musketeers of Pig Alley" is the first gangster film in history.  It has some excellent acting by a very strong cast and a lot of suspense.  The film is also a predecessor of what would become known a quarter of a century later as "the film noir".

Lillian Gish plays The Little Lady, whose husband is a musician and has to leave town for work.  In his absence she has to rebuff the advances of a cocky character by the nickname of Snapper Kid (Elmer Booth), the gang leader of the Musketeers.

When her sick mother dies The Little Lady becomes grief-stricken.  One day she is visited by a friend who takes her to a dance party to raise her spirits.  The Little Lady is invited for a drink by some fellow, who puts a drug in her glass, but she is saved by Snapper Kid.  As it turns out, the other guy is the rival gang's leader.  The two bosses square off, but decide  to settle the dispute outside.

Suspense builds up as the two rival gangs chase each other around Pig Alley.  Will there be a winner, or will all perish or go to jail?

 

 

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Robert Harron in The Musketeers of Pig Alley 1912 director DW Griffith cinematographer Billy Bitzer 17

   Robert Harron

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