Class and No Class

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Class and No Class
Directed by W.P. Kellino
Written by E. Newton-Bungey (novel)
Starring Judd Green
Pauline Johnson
David Hawthorne
Marie Ault
Cinematography A. St. Aubyn Brown
Production
company
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
December 1921
Running time
6,207 feet [1]
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent
English intertitles

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.

Silent film film with no synchronized recorded dialogue

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.

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Cast

Pauline Johnson was an English film actress. She was a leading lady of British films during the silent era.

David Hawthorne (actor) British stage and film actor

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.

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