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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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Harry Carey and Claire McDowell in The Wanderer 1913 cinematographer Billy Bitzer 00

    Harry Carey and Claire McDowell

Directed by                       unknown (see NOTE below)
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             Harry Carey, Claire McDowell, Charles Hill Mailes
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                       May, 1913
Country                             United States
Running time                    10 m.


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 Wanderer" is a short drama.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

A man apparently loses all interest in life and starts wandering around. His useless existence is interrupted for one day, when a woman gives him food and he finds a way to repay her.



All film sites cite a film "The Wanderer" (1913) directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Henry B. Walthall as the Wanderer, who also plays a flute. As you can see, in our film there is no flute and Henry B. Walthall does not act.

The film that we show matches the description of "Olaf - An Atom" (1913) directed by Anthony O’Sullivan, also a Biograph Company production, and starring Harry Carey. 

The opening titles show "The Wanderer" and we will leave it as it is.


A film "The Wanderer" (1913) directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Henry B. Walthall has emerged. Thus, even if the film described here bears the title "The Wanderer", we believe that this is a mistake, and in reality this is "Olaf - An Atom" (1913) directed by Anthony O’Sullivan.


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Below is a short preview of the film.


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