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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                     Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser
Produced by                   Edwin Thanhouser
Starring                          William Garwood, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline
Distributed by                Mutual Film
Release date                    January 10, 1913
Running time                  15 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.

 

"The Evidence of the Film" (1913) is a short crime drama, significant for the fact that it depicts "film within the film" as a method of proving innocence and guilt.  

Florence La Badie is a worker in a film editing lab, and her little brother is a messenger boy, who delivers mail to and from a brokerage house.  One of the brokers receives a letter from a client demanding that he return to her right away her bonds in the amount of $20,000.  

The dishonest broker hatches a scheme to keep the money, and frames the little boy for allegedly stealing the bonds. The boy is taken to jail, and Florence La Badie is left heartbroken.

Luckily, a few days later during a routine editing work Florence La Badie discovers evidence exonerating her brother.  The forensic experts agree and the little messenger is set free.

 

In 2001 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

 

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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   Florence La Badie

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