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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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   Richard Barthelmess

 

Directed by                     Henry King
Produced by                   Inspiration Pictures
Scenario by                    Edmund Goulding and Henry King
Based on                         the short story “Tol’able David” by Joseph Hergesheimer
Starring                          Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Ernest Torrence, Forrest Robinson, Marion Abbott, Edmund Gurney, Warner Richmond
Cinematography            Henry Cronjager
Distributed by                First National Exhibitors’ Circuit
Release date                    December 31, 1921
Running time                  93 minutes
Country                           United States
Language                        Silent film, English intertitles

 

This movie is part of our series "Other Favorite Films". This category includes films that do not feature a particular star from our site, but which in our view represent a major contribution of a silent movie to the Arts and Culture of the world.

 

"Tol'able David" is a rousing drama of small-town America, in which Richard Barthelmess plays one of his most memorable roles.

David (Richard Barthelmess) is a young fellow, who is constantly reminded that he is not mature enough for a grown-man's job.  Then dramatic events occur and he has the opportunity to prove himself when he is pushed to the limit in circumstances, which very few "real men" can handle.

 

"Tol'able David" was added to the National Film Registry in 2007 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The film is ranked number 48 in the list of The Top 100 Silent Era Films of the influential website Silent Era.

It has an outstanding rating in IMDB.

Tol'able David (1921) on IMDb

 

 

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   Richard Barthelmess and Gladys Hulette

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