|Class and No Class|
|Directed by||W.P. Kellino|
|Written by||E. Newton-Bungey (novel)|
|Starring|| Judd Green |
|Cinematography||A. St. Aubyn Brown|
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
|Language|| Silent |
Class and No Class is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Judd Green, Pauline Johnson and David Hawthorne. It was based on a novel by E. Newton-Bungey.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation.
Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.
Judd Green (1866–1932) was a British film actor of the silent era. He was sometimes credited as R. Judd Green. He was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1866 and made his first screen appearance in 1914.
Pauline Johnson was an English film actress. She was a leading lady of British films during the silent era.
David Hawthorne was a British stage and film actor. He played the leading man in a number of films during the silent era, but later switched to character roles. One of his more notable roles was that of Rob Roy MacGregor in the 1922 film Rob Roy.
Marie Ault was a British actress.
Dante's Inferno (1924) is a silent film released by Fox Film Corporation, and adapted from Inferno, part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy.
Sweeney Todd is a 1928 British silent crime film directed by Walter West and starring Moore Marriott, Judd Green and Iris Darbyshire. It was adapted from a famous Elephant & Castle play by George Dibdin-Pitt based on the legend of Sweeney Todd. It was filmed entirely on set at Islington Studios.
Widecombe Fair is a 1928 British silent comedy drama film directed by Norman Walker and starring William Freshman, Marguerite Allan, Moore Marriott and Judd Green. A farmer is able to save his farm when he digs up buried treasure. The film's plot was adapted from a novel by Eden Philpotts, loosely based on the popular folk song "Widecombe Fair".
The Autumn of Pride is a 1921 British silent romance film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Nora Swinburne, David Hawthorne and Mary Dibley. It was an adaptation of a novel by E. Newton Bungay.
The Mating of Marcus is a 1924 British silent romance film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring David Hawthorne, George Bellamy and Moore Marriott. It was based on a novel by Mabel Grundy.
A Smart Set is a 1919 British silent crime film directed by A. V. Bramble and starring Concordia Merrill, Arthur M. Cullin and Judd Green.
Rob Roy is a 1922 British silent historical film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring David Hawthorne, Gladys Jennings and Simeon Stuart. It depicts the life of the early 18th century outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor.
Wanted, a Boy is a 1924 British silent comedy film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Sydney Fairbrother, Lionelle Howard and Pauline Johnson. It was made by British & Colonial Kinematograph Company at the company's Walthamstow Studios.
The Hellcat is a 1928 British silent romance film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Mabel Poulton, Eric Bransby Williams and John F. Hamilton. It was based on a play by Florence Kilpatrick and made at the Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames.
What Next? is a 1928 British silent comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Forde, Pauline Johnson and Frank Stanmore. It was made at Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames. There is a copy held at the BFI archive.
Would You Believe It! is a 1929 British silent comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Forde, Pauline Johnson and Arthur Stratton. It was made at the Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames and released as a supporting feature. It was later re-released with added sound effects and music. A British inventor develops a new high-tech tank, and is pursues by foreign agents who wish to capture the design.
The Fortune of Christina McNab is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Nora Swinburne, David Hawthorne and Francis Lister. It was made at Lime Grove Studios, based on a novel by Sarah Broom Macnaughtan. It was one in a series of get-rich-quick comedies made by Kellino, of which this is amongst the best known.
A Soul's Awakening is a 1922 British silent drama film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring David Hawthorne, Flora le Breton and Ethel Oliver. It was made at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush. It is also known by the alternative title What Love Can Do.
A Sailor Tramp is a 1922 British silent adventure film directed by Floyd Martin Thornton and starring Victor McLaglen, Pauline Johnson and Hugh E. Wright. It was based on a novel by Bart Kennedy.
The Conspirators is a 1924 British silent crime film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Betty Faire, David Hawthorne and Moore Marriott.
Open Country is a 1922 British silent drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Dorinea Shirley, David Hawthorne and Bertram Burleigh. The film's sets were designed by the head of Stoll Pictures's art department Walter Murton.
The Lad is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Gordon Harker, Betty Stockfeld and Jane Carr. It was made at Twickenham Studios. The film is based on a novel by Edgar Wallace.
The Stirrup Cup Sensation is a 1924 British silent sports film directed by Walter West and starring Violet Hopson, Stewart Rome, and Cameron Carr.
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