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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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   Patsy Ruth Miller and Alla Nazimova

 

Directed by                     Ray C. Smallwood
Produced by                   The Nazimova Productions, Incorporated
Written by                      June Mathis
Based on                         the novel The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas
Starring                          Alla Nazimova, Rudolph Valentino, Patsy Ruth Miller, Rex Cherryman, Arthur Hoyt
Set design                        Natasha Rambova
Cinematography            R.J. Bergquist
Distributed by                Metro Pictures Corporation
Release date                    September 26, 1921
Running time                  70 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                         Silent film, English intertitles

 

"Camille" (1921) is a drama, included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Patsy Ruth Miller.

This is just the second film of Patsy Ruth Miller and the one in which she played her first credited role.  She was 17.  Two years later she would achieve fame starring in the role of Esmeralda in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", where she partnered with Lon Chaney and Norman Kerry.  Thus, in "Camille" (1921) we can see the beginning of Patsy Ruth Miller's rise to stardom.  The film is also notable for its rich decors and costumes.

 

Alla Nazimova plays a courtesan, who shows a flamboyant image to the world, but in private is a sick and vulnerable woman. Then one day she in introduced to a young man (Rudolph Valentino), who falls for her charms.

With the new romance Alla Nazimova tries to start a different life and leave her troubled past behind.  The two lovers have a brief period of bliss, which is interrupted when Rudolph's father pays a visit to Nazimova.  He demands that she give Rudolph up for the sake of his future. 

Will Alla Nazimova fight for her only chance to have love and happiness, or will she yield to Rudolph's father and return to her old ways?

 

 

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   Patsy Ruth Miller

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