Dear Silent Hall of Fame Users:

    You have come to this website, because you like silent films and silent movie stars.  There are many places like this.  But unlike other sites, here at Silent Hall of Fame you can make a real difference.  You can help us show for the first time many films featuring your favorite silent stars that have not been seen in generations.  This will bring their names back into the public discourse.  But you can do much more than that: you can help your favorite silent stars receive belated recognition and glory.

    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.

   Please use this button for a one-time donation. Use the button on the right-hand side for a recurring donation.

 

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

Helen Gibson in Winning the Franchise 1920 3

   Helen Gibson

 

Directed by                     Robert Myles
Produced by                   Capital Film Company
Scenario                          Robert Myles
Based on                         a story by R. A. Dillion
Starring                          Helen Gibson, Leo Maloney, Roy Coulson
Cinematography            Carl Widen
Distributed by                Capital Film Company
Release date                    May 3, 1920
Running time                  26 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                         Silent film, English intertitles



This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

 

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

 

Let's all give our thanks to Larry Telles for making this film available to the public. Larry  authored a book on the life of Helen Gibson. You can buy a DVD with the film here.

In 1915-1917 Helen Gibson starred a serial by the name of "The Hazards of Helen".  She is considered the first professional stunt woman.  Very few of her films survive, so we are happy to be able to show you this rarity.

 

"Winning the Franchise" is a short action drama. Helen's father is the President of a railroad company competing for a very lucrative government contract.  A rival company organizes a sabotage and Helen is the only one who can save the day.

 

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Leo Maloney and Helen Gibson in Winning the Franchise 1920 6

   Helen Gibson and Leo Maloney

 

Attention please.

Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

Below is a short preview of the film.

 

 

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