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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.

 Out Yonder 1919The Woman God Forgot 1917That Model from Paris 1926For Better for Worse 1919Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall 1924



    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 La Badie


Directed by                     Lucius J. Henderson
Produced by                   Thanhouser Film Corporation
Starring                          James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marguerite Snow, William Russell
Distributed by                Mutual Film
Release date                    July 15, 1913
Running time                  40 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                         Silent film, English intertitles

We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Florence La Badie.

"Tannhauser" ("Tannhäuser" in German) is a short fantasy drama made by Thanhouser Company.  Because the film title and the company that produced it look almost the same, let's clear a possible confusion. 

The film is based on "Tannhäuser", an opera by the German composer Richard Wagner; Tannhäuser is the name of the main male character of this opera.

Thanhouser Company was created by Edwin Thanhouser in 1910.  It produced 1030 silent films (per IMDB).

Tannhäuser (James Cruze) and Princess Elisabeth (Marguerite Snow) fall in love, but she is engaged to Wolfram (William Russell).  Then Tannhäuser is enchanted by the pagan goddess Venus (Florence La Badie). 

Most of the film consists of extended religious episodes, which may or may not appeal to contemporary audiences. For this reason we offer you two versions: the first one is the whole film and the second one includes only the episodes with Florence La Badie. Those viewers who are interested in the full version are advised to read the plot synopsis on the Wikipedia page of the opera here.


A special acknowledgement

Let's all give our thanks to Ned Thanhouser for the outstanding work he has done for the past 25+ years in archives around the globe to acquire and publish on DVD and online Thanhouser films starring Florence La Badie. 

You can learn about Ned Thanhouser's new documentary and watch free online full length videos of surviving Thanhouser films featuring other stars here: 


You can watch the whole film here:




You can watch a shorter version that includes the episodes with Florence La Badie here:



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   Florence La Badie

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