Silent Movie People Get the Message

Secret and not-so-secret messages are an important storytelling ingredient and silent movies delivered them with rare flair.

We’ll start off on the sleazy end of the spectrum with The Inside of the White Slave Traffic. Showing one’s calves in public? Oh my!

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Available on DVD and Bluray.

Bernhard Goetzke disposes of his letter in The Indian Tomb. This is an example of effective simplicity, letting the fragments flutter away in the breeze.

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Available on DVD.

Nicolas Koline’s smooth game of keepaway is a small but satisfying moment in The House of Mystery.

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Available on DVD.

Eve Southern prefers to deliver her messages in person, as we can see in Souls for Sale.

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Available on DVD.

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