That Girl Montana (Silent)
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: July 5, 2021
- Originally Released: 1921
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Blanche Sweet & Mahlon Hamilton|
|Directed by||Robert Thornby|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Based on a 1901 novel by Marah Ellis Ryan, That Girl Montana is one of the few extant features starring silent leading lady Blanche Sweet (1896-1986). Ms. Sweet (her real name) was best known for her work with pioneering director D.W. Griffith, ranging from one-reelers like The Lonedale Operator (1911) and A Temporary Truce (1912) to later features like The Avenging Conscience and Judith of Bethulia (both 1914). Blanche was far from the frail, childlike actresses like Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh that Griffith later favored. "Husky and well-built, she had a determined look about her," said Joe Franklin, "(Griffith) frequently cast her as hardy frontier women." Perhaps that's why she was chosen to star in this adaptation of Ryan's Western melodrama, produced by the independent Jesse D. Hampton studio.
BONUS: Lazy Lem (1920): Milburn Morante plays a naive Western yokel who heads to Hollywood to try to sell some screenplays in this rare comedy two-reeler.