It’s my 1,000th post!


It’s true! I have published one thousand silent film posts on Movies Silently. Mary Pickford and I couldn’t be happier about the situation. Owen Moore isn’t sure but I wouldn’t put any stock in what he has to say.

In any case, thanks so much for reading and here’s to the next thousand!

(This is from Mary Pickford’s 1911 short film, The Dream, in which she teaches her wayward spouse a lesson. Well, in his dreams anyway. You can read my review of the film here.)

Availability: The Dream was released on DVD as an accompaniment to Pickford’s feature, Amarilly of the Clothesline.

The Hessian Renegades (1909) A Silent Film Review

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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