Theme Month! July 2020: A Month of Confusion

This month is going to consist of a series of practical jokes. You see, there are many silent films that share titles with famous talkies but have absolutely nothing else in common.

For example, IT (1927) doesn’t have a single killer clown in sight, though Clara Bow does slay as the leading lady.

George Bancroft and not Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the lost film The Wolf of Wall Street (1929).

And The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917) had nothing at all to do with scary babysitters. (This film is also lost.)

And don’t be surprised if a certain Mr. Harrison Ford (not that one) shows up this month too!

I hope you’ll have fun with this and maybe you’ll even get some ideas for tricking unsuspecting friends and family into watching a silent movies.

“I had no idea you wanted the Stephen King movie! But since we’re already here…”


Like what you’re reading? Please consider sponsoring me on Patreon. All patrons will get early previews of upcoming features, exclusive polls and other goodies.

Disclosure: Some links included in this post may be affiliate links to products sold by Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


  1. Shari Polikoff

    Sounds like fun! I’ve always yearned to see the silent and early talkie films with the same title as the totally unrelated Sidney Poirier film ‘Lilies of the Field.’ Of course, the silent is a lost film, like most of Corinne Griffith’s work.

Leave a Reply (Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately.)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.