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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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    Florence La Badie

 

Directed by                    Lucius Henderson
Produced by                  Thanhouser Company
Written by                     Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Starring                         James Cruze, Florence La Badie
Release date                   January 16, 1912
Running time                 12 minutes (One-Reel film)
Country                          United States
Language                        Silent film

 

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a short horror film, based on the story of Robert Louis Stevenson. It is included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Florence La Badie.

The white-haired Dr. Jekyll is curious to experiment with a drug that can separate man into two beings - one representing good and the other evil.  He drinks the concoction and converts into a black-haired beast of a man with talons and fangs. He is immediately horrified, takes the antidote and becomes his normal self again.

Curiosity is stronger, however, and he keeps making the conversion periodically.  The evil alter ego becomes known as Mr. Hyde, but of course nobody suspects that he and the doctor are the same person.  Mr. Hyde does all kinds of bad things with impunity until one day he attacks his girlfriend, played by Florence La Badie. 

The evil half of the doctor is thus exposed and he is unable to resume his "normal" personality as all the antidote is gone.   In the end Dr. Jekyll gets more than he bargained for with his ill-fated experiment.

 

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:
www.thanhouser.org

 

 

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