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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

 

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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   Mae Marsh and Robert Harron

 

Directed by               Lloyd Ingraham
Produced by             The Fine Arts Film Company
Scenario by               Granville Warwick (D.W. Griffith)          
Based on                    a screen story by Granville Warwick (D.W. Griffith)
Starring                     Mae Marsh, Robert Harron
Distributed by           Triangle Film Corporation
Release date               March 26, 1916
Running time             64 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


"Hoodoo Ann" is a comedy-drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Robert Harron.

 

Ann (Mae Marsh) is a young girl living in an orphanage who was left there one Friday, the thirteenth.  Whether for this reason, or not, she is shunned by the other girls and disliked by the administrators. She is told during a palm reading that a curse will hang over her until she is married.

In the same town lives Jimmie (Robert Harron ), a young aspiring artist.  He gets no encouragement from his father, who one day tells him "If you think you are an artist, paint the fence."

Things change for the better for Ann when one night a fire breaks out in the orphanage and she saves the favorite girl by carrying her out of the burning building to safety.  Jimmie witnesses the fire and takes a good look at Ann.  Everybody sees her as a heroine and she is adopted by a kindly childless elderly couple.

Ann and Jimmie start a romance. One day he takes her to a "movin' pitcher", where she is very impressed by the action in a Western film.  After returning home she does some role playing and accidentally fires a shot with a gun that was not supposed to be loaded.  She traces the bullet through a hole in the wall and into the neighbor's house.  She then peeks inside and sees the elderly neighbor lying on the floor.  

Ann is horrified for accidentally killing her neighbor.  When Jimmie proposes marriage she tell him that she must not give him the reasons why, but she cannot marry him. She believes that a curse will hang over her all her life.

The film enjoys a nice rating in IMDB.

 

Hoodoo Ann (1916) on IMDb

 

 

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   Robert Harron

 

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