The Final Round of the Silent Swashbuckler Tournament: Grit and Realism vs. Style and Flair

The final round is here and only two silent swashbucklers remain. The final four, Scaramouche, The Thief of Bagdad, The Mark of Zorro and The Sea Hawk, are all amazing cinematic accomplishments and beloved entertainment but two were knocked out of the running.

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Poll: Which Silent Films Deserve to Remain?

Silent Film Twitter was recently in a tizzy (I was as tizzed as anyone) about an article that suggested most of the best silent films survive so why shed tears for lost films? This is, of course, all kinds of weird (I would have thought the recovery of lost films would be the least controversial topic for this prickly fandom) but it did give me an idea for an absolutely evil and ruthless poll.

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