|Directed by||Louis J. Gasnier|
|Written by|| Melville Baker |
Richard H. Digges Jr.
|Starring|| Evelyn Brent |
|Music by||Karl Hajos|
|Edited by||Frances Marsh|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Darkened Rooms is a 1929 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and starring Evelyn Brent.It was an early talking picture. This film is preserved at the Library of Congress. The film tried to cash in on the interest in spiritualism caused by the then-popular Harry Houdini, but critics felt the film couldn't quite decide whether it was debunking the supernatural, or embracing it.
A down-on-his-luck photographer named Emory Jago teams up with a phony fortune teller named Ellen in a scheme to cheat naive people out of their cash with phony predictions. But as time goes on, Jago begins to believe that Ellen really does possess supernatural powers.
Critic Troy Howarth writes "Like many early talkies, Darkened Rooms suffers from primitive staging and technique, though studio technicians managed some spooky sound effects for the seance sequences....Reviews of the day praised leading lady Evelyn Brent."
Evelyn Brent was an American film and stage actress.
The Hole in the Wall is a 1929 mystery drama film directed by Robert Florey, and starring Claudette Colbert and Edward G. Robinson. This early talking picture marks the first appearance of Edward G. Robinson as a gangster, and "can be viewed as a dry run for his eventual success ". It was also one of Claudette Colbert's first appearances in motion pictures.
Mountain Justice is a 1937 film directed by Michael Curtiz. It was produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. It is loosely based on the story of Edith Maxwell, who was convicted in 1935 of murdering her coal miner father in Pound, Virginia.
The Terror is a 1928 early American, pre-Code, horror film written by Harvey Gates and directed by Roy Del Ruth, based on the 1927 play of the same name by Edgar Wallace. It was the second "all-talking" motion picture released by Warner Bros.. The film was also the first all-talking horror film, made using the Vitaphone sound-on-disc system.
The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1923 American silent mystery film directed by Edward Dillon, written by Arthur Hoerl and featuring Wallace Beery. It is based on the 1920 novel of the same name by Harold McGrath which was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post. The film was released by Tru-art Film Company in November 1923. The name of the villain in the story was originally called Boris Karlov, but when the actor Boris Karloff rose to prominence circa 1923, the character's name was changed to Gregor Karlov to avoid confusion. It was changed back to Boris again in the 1931 remake of the film which starred Warner Oland as the villain.
The Showdown is a 1928 silent American drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Evelyn Brent. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress. In 2013 the Library of Congress print was shown at Capitolfest at Rome, New York.
Madonna of the Streets is a 1930 American Pre-Code drama film directed by John S. Robertson and starring Evelyn Brent. The film is a sound remake of the 1924 silent film Madonna of the Streets starring Alla Nazimova. A copy of the film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.
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Salvation Nell is a 1921 American silent drama film produced by Whitman Bennett and distributed by Associated First National Pictures, later First National Pictures. It was directed by Kenneth Webb and stars Pauline Starke. The film is based on a successful 1908 Broadway play by Edward Sheldon that starred Minnie Maddern Fiske.
Easy Money is a 1925 silent film directed by Albert S. Rogell and starring Cullen Landis and Mildred Harris.
Heart to Heart is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by William Beaudine and produced and distributed by the First National company. The film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection, Packard Campus
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Big Business Girl is a 1931 pre-Code First National sound comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Loretta Young, then eighteen years old. It was released theatrically through First National's parent company Warner Bros.
The Witching Hour is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor and written by Julia Crawford Ivers, adapting the 1907 stage play by Augustus E. Thomas. The film stars Elliott Dexter, Winter Hall, Ruth Renick, Robert Cain, A. Edward Sutherland, Mary Alden, and F. A. Turner. The film was released on April 10, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.
Texas Gun Fighter is a 1932 western film directed by Phil Rosen and starring Ken Maynard. It was produced and distributed by the soon to be defunct Tiffany Pictures.
Corporal Kate is a 1926 silent film comedy romance directed by Paul Sloane and starring Vera Reynolds and Julia Faye. The film was produced by C. Gardner Sullivan, with production at De Mille Pictures Corp., and released by Producers Distributing Corporation.
Phil for Short is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Oscar Apfel and starring Evelyn Greeley. It was produced and distributed by World Film Company.
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