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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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Victor Seastrom in A Man There Was 1917 05

   Victor Seastrom


Directed by                     Victor Sjöström (Seastrom)
Produced by                   Charles Magnusson
Scenario                         Victor Seastrom
Based on                         the poem by Henrik Ibsen
Starring                          Victor Seastrom, August Falck, Bergliot Husberg, Edith Erastoff
Cinematography            J. Julius
Distributed by                Radiosoul Films (US)
Release date                    April 25, 1920 (US)
Running time                  58 minutes
Country                           Sweden
Language                         Silent film


"A Man There Was" is a Northern historical drama.  This film illustrates the work of our star director Victor Sjöström (Seastrom).

Victor Seastrom is both the leading star of the film and its director.  He was successful in his native Sweden before making a career in the USA in 1924-1930.  His Hollywood films are still copyrighted, this is why we show you films from his previous years.


A sailor tries to bring food to his starving family by breaking through a naval blockade, but is captured. The enemy captain ignores his pleas and he is put in jail for years. Upon his return he is heartbroken to learn that his family did not survive. Then when a ship is wrecked during a storm the sailor rushes to help, but is astonished to find that same former captain fighting for his life.  The sailor now has a chance for revenge.



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