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In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky Read More »
Leo and Ulrich are life long friends. Home, on leave from their military training, Leo sees the beautiful Felicitas at the railroad station. Read More »
Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. Read More »
In the court of French king Louis XIII, a courtier named Bardelys carries with him a grand reputation as an irresistible ladies’ man. Read More »
At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Read More »
Prince Danilo falls in love with dancer Sally O’Hara. His uncle, King Nikita I of Monteblanco forbids the marriage because she is a commoner. Read More »
Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man’s daughter. Read More »
Queen Christina (1933) Rouben Mamoulian, Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Queen Christina of Sweden is a dominant European ruler in the 17th century, and has never thought of romance. Read More »
Conrad Nagel, representing the Hollywood movie community, and Jack Benny, representing the Broadway stage community, act as the interlocutors of a musical comedy revue. Read More »
Jerry Seevers returns from World War I service broken in health and his doctor tells him he has only six months to live. Read More »
He Who Gets Slapped (1924) Victor Sjöström, Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Story of an inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns. He falls in love with another circus performer, and those who betrayed him enter his life yet again.
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years before, to keep him out of the rackets. But now that he is dying, he wants to split the business between Giacomo (Jack) and Frank, his other son. The business includes running booze down from Canada.
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The Phantom of Paris (1931) John S. Robertson, John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Drama, Thriller
Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him. Max has killed Bourrelier before he was removed from the will so that he will be rich when he marries Cecile. Together with Vera, they put the blame on Bibi, who is a romantic rival to Max, and he is sentenced to death. But Bibi escapes before his execution and hides in Herman’s secret cellar. When he learns that Max is dying, Bibi goes to his house for his confession, but Max dies before it is told to anyone else. So Bibi, has just one chance, and he goes to Dr. Gorin who will make him look like Max so that he can clear his name and put the blame where it belongs – on Max, even in death.
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This notorious studio adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1900 novel The Live Corpse stars John Gilbert as the ill-fated Fedya. After he’s mistaken as dead, his wife Lisa (Eleanor Boardman) and his best friend Victor (Conrad Nagel) decide to marry. However, it turns out that Fedya is still alive, which leads to a bigamy trial for Lisa and, eventually, Fedya’s suicide.
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