Royals and their doings were common subjects for silent films but sometimes being king or queen wasn’t quite what you might expect.
There’s miscasting and then there’s William S. Hart in The Captive God. Hart would periodically hang up his ten-gallon hat and try something else but this is surely the oddest something else of his career.
Viola Dana is just as cute as can be in That Certain Thing, a Frank Capra film about a young pair of entrepreneurs in the box lunch business. Queen indeed.
John Barrymore receives a rather odd honor at the start of The Beloved Rogue, a delicious slice of hamminess that also features Conrad Veidt in his American debut.
Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think people called Fluff and Bud are exactly cut out for the whole ruling thing. This is from the bonkers production The Magic Cloak of Oz.
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