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    Until now there has never been an organization with the purpose to place a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for movie personalities from a century ago.  Silent Hall of Fame is this historic organization.  Silent Hall of Fame is the only organization of its kind.  We will make history and we invite you to become a part of history by sponsoring a silent movie star for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  All contributions are tax deductible.

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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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   Robert Harron

 

Directed by               D. W. Griffith
Produced by             D. W. Griffith
Scenario by               Marian Fremont          
Based on                    a screen story by Marian Fremont
Starring                     Lillian Gish, Robert Harron
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer
Editing by                  James Smith
Distributed by           Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Release date               June 1, 1919
Running time             86 min
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles

 

The film "True Heart Susie" (1919) is a drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

 

Susie (Lillian Gish) is a plain schoolgirl secretly in love with her handsome neighbor Bill (Robert Harron).  She follows him around and he enjoys her company, but can't find the courage to kiss her.  When Susie finds out that Bill wants to go to college, she sacrifices the dearest thing she and her aunt have - their cow - to gather the money for his education.

Bill is thrilled when he receives a letter from an unknown benefactor, telling him that his tuition is paid.  His letters from college give Susie a lot of hope, as it appears that Bill likes most the people from his hometown.  Her hopes get a boost when upon his return Bill takes her out and buys her ice-cream.  Her hopes are further cemented when, looking at a couple of city girls, Bill makes a comment that men like to flirt with such girls, but they marry the simple ones. 

One day, however, Bill meets one such painted and powdered city girl and falls for her charms, without knowing that she just wants to marry someone and talking to her aunt calls him contemptuously "a country punk".  Bettina (Clarine Seymour) proves irresistible and Bill marries her, leaving Susie heartbroken. 

Bill's marriage is not a happy one, however, and soon dramatic events occur that turn his world upside down and make him take a hard look at Susie, this simple neighborhood girl that has waited for his kiss all life long.

The film enjoys a nice rating in IMDB.

 

True Heart Susie (1919) on IMDb

  

 


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    Robert Harron and Lillian Gish

 

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