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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

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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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   Nell Shipman


Directed by                Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle
Produced by              Nell Shipman Productions Inc.
Written by                  Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle
Starring                      Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle
Cinematography        Joseph B. Walker
Release date                October, 1920
Running time              57 minutes
Country                       US
Language                     Silent film


We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Nell Shipman.


"Something New" is a suspenseful Western drama, in which horseback bandits chase a car on a rugged terrain in Mexico. 

Nell Shipman plays the role of a woman writer craving real, red and raw atmosphere.  For this she moves down south across the border, but gets a lot more than she bargained for.  Nell Shipman gets kidnapped by bandits and her only hope is Bert Van Tuyle, playing an American engineer, whom she just met.  His only hope to find her without a horse in a country without roads is his little car Maxwell. 

Bert does manage to find Nell Shipman. They break away and try to escape driving into the night, with the bandit gang giving chase.  Maxwell holds up amazingly well being run up and down the inhospitable wilderness.  The forces are uneven, however, and the bandits close in.  Could there be one last chance for survival?



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   Nell Shipman

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