Silent movie stars are NOT fine, thank you very much.

I am definitely one of those “Summertime Blues” kind of people and find it difficult to keep my usual cheery disposition (ha ha) when the sun is shining. Fortunately, I am not alone in this. Here are some silent film stars who are not their normal, chipper selves.

We all have a point where it’s just too much and nothing matters. Carrie Daumery has reached that point in The Last Warning. It’s it. It’s over. Leave her alone.

Read my review of the film here.

The film is available on DVD from Grapevine.

Bessie Love is out of work in Rubber Tires, a disaster as she was the only member of her family with a job. Not much can get Bessie down but this takes the cake.

Read my review here.

Rubber Tires was released on DVD by Grapevine.

Marion Davies is actually doing pretty well in The Patsy but she’s faking a breakdown to evade her overbearing mother and sister. We’ve all been there.

Read my review here.

The Patsy is available on DVD from Warner Archive.

Run away with your chauffeur, they said. It will be romantic, they said. Well, Leatrice Joy soon discovers that her former driver/current hubby has terrible taste in neckties. Eeeek!

Read my review of Saturday Night here.

Available on DVD from Alpha only, I’m afraid.

Disappointment on the other end of the spectrum when dancehall entertainer Dorothy Dalton finds out that her groom is really a king and then he’s whisked away by his advisors. Her response is not entirely diplomatic.

Read my review of The Vagabond Prince here.

The film is available on DVD from (but it looks like it’s temporarily out of stock).


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2 Replies to “Silent movie stars are NOT fine, thank you very much.”

  1. There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues, but you sure help, Fritzi. Thanks !!!

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