Owen Moore and Constance Bennett star as newlyweds who were only wedded due to the eccentric demands of an elderly sawmill owner. He’s an outdoorsy tough guy type and she’s a rich city girl whose all about flirtation and champagne. Will they find love?Continue reading “Married? (1926) A Silent Film Review”
Mary Pickford and her real-life Prince Not-So-Charming Owen Moore co-star in a very traditional take on the famous fairy tale. Definitely has its quirky charms (evil gnomes!) but mostly fails to make itself magical enough to stand out from the crowd.
Marion Davies is a wacky Dutch maiden who dreams of romance. Of course, everything goes wrong in the zaniest way possible, that’s a given. Owen Moore is on hand as the Irish tourist who wins our heroine’s heart but Karl Dane and Louise Fazenda easily steal the show as the film’s secondary couple.
Husband and wife acting duo Mary Pickford and Owen Moore share the screen in this short film about marriage, infidelity and tastes of one’s own medicine. This trifle is a rare example of Pickford’s work during her stint at IMP, a feisty independent studio that would become part of Universal a year after The Dream was made.
An abused waif, a handsome prince and a tiny glass slipper. I think pretty much everyone is familiar with this one. One of the most famous fairy tales of them all is given the Mary Pickford touch in this 1914 fantasy. Her Prince Charming is played by Owen Moore. In real life, he was anything but.
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Still in his second year of directing, D.W. Griffith delves into the American Revolution in this early Biograph adventure film. An American courier is trying to deliver an important message to General Washington. He seeks refuge with his family but is soon found out and shot. His family must try to deliver his message and save themselves from the licentious Hessians, who include… Mack Sennett?
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