Silent Movie Stars Lose Their Tempers

They’ve had enough and they’re not going to take it anymore!

Flipping tables isn’t a metaphor to William S. Hart in The Return of Draw Egan. Robert McKim was gone too far, as veteran villain Robert McKim is wont to do.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Rosemary Theby gives Elinor Fair what for in the 1920 version of Kismet, which is a surprisingly good movie, by the way.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

A baby John Gilbert sans ‘stache is just having a rotten day in The Busher, a baseball picture with Charles Ray and a becurled Colleen Moore.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Mabel Normand has had enough in Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition, a little comedy filmed on location.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Clara Bow isn’t taking any more from Clive Brook in Hula, a Hawaiian rom-com.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

***

Like what you’re reading? Please consider sponsoring me on Patreon. All patrons will get early previews of upcoming features, exclusive polls and other goodies.

7 Replies to “Silent Movie Stars Lose Their Tempers”

  1. I’ve seen (and enjoyed) all these films, except ‘Kismet’ – didn’t know there had been a silent version. Going to read your review of it now….

  2. Baby John Gilbert? I could have sworn that was Hugh Grant. I thought you were playing the ole switcher-oo game and testing our silent star knowledge.

  3. One of my favorite gifs of Mabel Normand! Mabel and Roscoe’s comic bickering are such a delight in this movie.

    I’ve often thought that Mabel’s hats are one of the funniest clothing accessories in any films, silent or talkie. Always at least one exaggerated feature to them (that large round disc jutting out on the side in this case). Love that when the straw fringe of the grass hut catches her chapeau she shoves it even further off to the side and over her ear, almost toppling it and adding to the laugh. Mabel Forever!

Comments open for 90 days. Comment policy is found in the sidebar menu.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.