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.
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 sabotage and Helen is the only one who can save the day.
Click to enlarge:
Winning the Franchise
Helen Gibson in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Leo Maloney is an engineer in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson talks to a company executive in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson and Leo Maloney in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson talks to an engineer in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson and Leo Maloney
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.
Click on a button below to sponsor a silent movie star with your tax-deductible contribution.
Please use this button for a one-time donation:
Please use the button below for a recurring donation
Please enter the dollar amount AND AFTER THAT click on the donate button.
Otherwise you may get a PayPal error message.