Silent Movie Stars Go Bye-Bye

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye… These silent stars are departing from our company and some of them seem pretty pleased with the notion. (Let’s face it, we all need a few great “bye bye” GIFs in our online arsenal.)

Georgia Hale’s like, “Mm-hmm, yeah, I’ll somehow live without you. Toodles!” in The Gold Rush.

Read my review here, in which I discuss the differences between the 1925 original and the Chaplin-helmed sound re-release with narration.

It’s available on DVD and Bluray from the Criterion Collection.

In Seven Years Bad Luck, Max Linder cannot deal with it, cannot process it, and is leaving this very instant. As you can imagine, this one has been getting quite a workout on Twitter.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD in Image’s out of print Laugh with Max Linder DVD (with a score by Robert Israel) and as part of Kino’s The Max Linder Collection (with a score by Maude Nelissen).

A rather merry farewell from Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle, his Russian Robin Hood picture in which he is pursued by a czarina who will not take no for an answer.

Read my review here.

Released on DVD by Image but out of print. Caveat emptor on the bargain discs.

“Uh huh, uh huh, bye, uh huh.” Theda Bara’s vamp character in A Fool There Was is called “the woman who didn’t care” and she certainly does not care about this guy leaving. Nor should she.

Read my review here.

Released on DVD by Kino.

The athletic Kathryn Boyd is outta there in The Flying Ace, an aviation-themed payroll robbery mystery.

Read my review here.

Released on DVD and Bluray as part of the Pioneers of African-American Cinema box set.


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