Everyone likes to indulge in a dab of “what if…” now and again. In the silent era, there were big names and matched talents who simply never worked together so let’s daydream about them joining forces.
My dream pairing is, obviously, Ivan Mosjoukine with Pola Negri. They could handle comedy and drama and had similar physical abilities but even when they were in the same country at the same time, they were never paired. Such a loss!
I also would have liked to have seen a western with Harry Carey and William S. Hart (and add Texas Guinan to the mix!) or a sassy comedy with Gail Kane and Clarine Seymour.
One dream pairing that has come up often over the years is Greta Garbo and Rudolph Valentino but what are your ideas? Which stars should have worked together but never did?