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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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Jack Hoxie and Helen Holmes in The Car of Death 1914 00 

   Jack Hoxie and Helen Holmes

Directed by                J.P. McGowan
Scenario                     Edward T. Matlack
Starring                      Helen Holmes, Jack Hoxie
Release date               August 29, 1914
Running time             12 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles

 

This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

 


"The Car of Death" is a short action film, included in our program to illustrate the contributions of our stars Helen Holmes and Jack Hoxie.

In this film Helen Holmes was clearly rehearsing for the role that brought to her fame and recognition in a serial that started getting released two months later.  She became the audacious star of "The Hazards of Helen", acting as the heroine of numerous railroad adventures.

Jack Hoxie plays a lineman and gets credit with the name Hart Hoxie, which he used in the first decade of his acting career. He would change it five years later when he was on his way to becoming a leading luminary of Westerns. "The Car of Death" is the earliest surviving film with Jack Hoxie that we have, so we can see the beginning of his illustrious career.

Jack Hoxie and Helen Holmes partnered again in two Westerns, which probably don't survive - "Fighting Fury" (1924) and "The Sign of the Cactus" (1925). If you have any information about these films, please let us know.

 

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Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

 

Below is a short preview of the film.

 

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