Step back in time to the golden age of silent films with this three-volume set. Dale Reed presents six films, providing a historical context for each. All six films feature new soundtracks created with the sound of the silent film era in mind. Films include DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, MASK OF ZORRO, BLOOD AND SAND, THE GENERAL, and POLYANNA.
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Watch the genius of Lon Chaney in the Hunchback Of Notre Dame, made for Universal in 1923, which remains today the most famous version of the classic Victor Hugo tale. Take in the expertise of John Barrymore in the 1920 Paramount release of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. John Barrymore played as the respected London physician who experiments with a drug succeeding in separating the good and evil personalities in his soul. Watch how much Barrymore enjoyed himself in this jewel by the astounding zest with which he throws himself into the more gruesome moments. This version still remains the one to beat!
Experience the daring tale of a Civil War raid of a rebel train in Buster Keaton's 1927 film The General. Enjoy the comic genius of Keaton as he uses his famous stunts to create a magnificent chase scene that lasted for seven of the original eight reels of film. Follow the innocence of "America's Sweetheart," Mary Pickford, in the 1920 children's classic tale, Pollyanna, as written by Eleanor H. Porter in 1913. As in many of Pickford's films, she plays the part of a plucky, innocent young girl, rich in spirit for whom a happy ending awaits.:
Relive the silent film days while enjoying An Armchair Theater Production of The Golden Age of Silent Films. You host, Dale Reed, introduces each of these six timeless classics with a memorable and entertaining history of each film and their stars. As you watch each film enjoy an original music score written and recorded to help bring back the authentic feeling of an old time nickelodeon showing.
Observe Douglas Fairbanks as the masked crusader in the 1920 classic version of The Mask Of Zorro in our first volume of this series. Watch as Rudolph Valentino stars as The Toreador in the 1922 production of Blood and Sand.
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