Theme Month! January 2020: Romance with Varying Degrees of Comedy

We’re in a new year, a new decade and I am actually back in the land of the living and feeling enthusiastic. I had planned to do reader requests in January but I moved it back to February in favor of something a bit festive.

(Please! No “actually, the new decade doesn’t start until 2021” nonsense.)

I am a huge fan of the rom-com, which works out nicely because the silent era was positively packed with romantic comedies, marital comedies, farces and wacky love stories. I have some exciting titles with big star names all picked out and for those of you starting on a 1920s centennial watch, they’re all 1920s movies.

In the meantime, here are some silent rom-com reviews I have already published. It’s not all of them because, like I said, I love the genre and the silent era has an almost endless supply. I hope you find something you love too!

Three Million Dollars (1911)

The Wishing Ring (1914)

A Pair of Silk Stockings (1918)

The Doll (1919)

Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)

The Oyster Princess (1919)

Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Her Night of Romance (1924)

Her Sister from Paris (1925)

Oh Doctor! (1925)

A Woman of the World (1925)

Ella Cinders (1926)

Eve’s Leaves (1926)

Skinner’s Dress Suit (1926)

Getting Gertie’s Garter (1927)

The Girl with the Hat Box (1927)

IT (1927)

My Best Girl (1927)

Feel My Pulse (1928)

The House on Trubnaya (1928)

The Patsy (1928)

That Certain Thing (1928)


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    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Not really an argument, just some pendants who want to feel smart. Pretty much everyone else thinks that we can skip Year Zero and call 2020 the first year of the 2020s.

  1. Keith S.

    The Twenties start here, in my opinion, Fritzi: it’s two thousand and twenty, twenty-twenty, if you like. It’s there in the name.

      1. Jeff Molnar

        Happy 2020, everyone!! Have already viewed What Price Glory ’26, Dante’s Inferno ’24, Glorious Betsy ’28 and now on chapter 3 of 15 of the Boris Karloff 1920 serial the Hope Diamond Mystery!!! More on order including Chang ’27 happy viewing, good people!! 📽️

  2. Shari Polikoff

    I’m glad you’re ‘back in the land of the living.’ While you’re gearing us up for the new year (and, yes, new decade!) can you also furnish some updates and/or photos of your pets?

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