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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

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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.

 2 Out Yonder 191915 That Model from Paris 192621 For Better  for Worse 191924 The Woman God Forgot 19173 Dorothy 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.

 Accolade Global Film Competition AwardSan Jose International Short Film FestivalCalifornia Film Awards smallSan Francisco Film AwardsInternational Independent Film Awards

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    Marceline Day

 

Directed by                      Harry Edwards
Produced by                    Mack Sennett Comedies
Starring                           Harry Langdon, Marceline Day, Andy Clyde, Charlotte Mineau, Madeline Hurlock
Cinematography             Vernon Walker and Lee Davis
Distributed by                 Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Release date                     October 12, 1924
Running time                   19 minutes
Country                            United States
Language                          Silent film, English intertitles

 

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

 

"The Hansom Cabman" is a nice Mack Sennett short comedy starring Harry Langdon and a charming 16 year young Marceline Day.

Harry wakes up with a bad hangover from the night before.  It turns out that today he supposed to get married, but when his fiancée Marceline Day calls him on the phone,  he can't pull himself together and goes back to bed.  He is in for a rude awakening, however, as an unfamiliar woman shows up in his bedroom and declares that she is his wife.  His butler confirms that they got married the night before.

Marceline Day has a bad feeling about the situation and she brings her mother to deal with Harry.  He really can't remember anything about last night.  Then he and his would-be wife have a little scuffle, she cries "wife beater" and Harry gets arrested and put in jail.

By a trick of circumstance the judge that presides on the bail hearing is Marceline Day's father.  He, of course, is in no mood to release the suspect, and Harry goes back to jail.  Mysteriously he is able to escape and goes undercover as a cab driver.

In the meantime the would-be wife confesses that the alleged matrimony of the night before never happened and was a scheme arranged by the butler.  Marceline Day is relieved, her father makes a call to have Harry released from jail, but he is nowhere to be found.

The film enjoys a very "hansom" rating in IMDB.

 

 The Hansom Cabman (1924) on IMDb  

 

 

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