|The Fall of a Saint|
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|Directed by||W.P. Kellino|
|Written by||Eric Clement Scott (novel)|
|Starring|| Josephine Earle |
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Fall of a Saint is a 1920 British silent crime film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Josephine Earle, Gerald Lawrence, and Dallas Anderson. It was based on a novel by Eric Clement Scott, and made at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.
Empress Joséphine or Joséphine de Beauharnais was the first wife of Napoleon and the first empress of the French after he proclaimed himself emperor.
Josephine Baker was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.
Women in Love (1920) is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow (1915), and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula Brangwen and Rupert Birkin, an alienated intellectual who articulates many opinions associated with the author. The emotional relationships thus established are given further depth and tension by an intense psychological and physical attraction between Gerald and Rupert. The novel ranges over the whole of British society before the time of the First World War and eventually concludes in the snows of the Tyrolean Alps. Ursula's character draws on Lawrence's wife Frieda and Gudrun's on Katherine Mansfield, while Rupert Birkin's has elements of Lawrence himself, and Gerald Crich is partly based on Mansfield's husband, John Middleton Murry.
Der lila Domino is an operetta in three acts by Charles Cuvillier. The original German libretto is by Emmerich von Gatti and Bela Jenbach, about a gambling count who falls in love at a masquerade ball with a noblewoman wearing a lilac domino mask.
Derby Day is a 1952 British drama film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Googie Withers, John McCallum, Peter Graves, Suzanne Cloutier and Gordon Harker. An ensemble piece, it portrays several characters on their way to the Derby Day races at Epsom Downs Racecourse. It was an attempt to revive the success that Neagle and Wilding had previously had opposite each other, but it failed in this regard. In an effort to promote the film Wilcox arranged for Neagle to launch the film at the 1952 Epsom Derby. In the United States it was released as Four against Fate.
The SCAD Museum of Art was founded in 2002 as part of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, and originally was known as the Earle W. Newton Center for British American Studies.
The 1900 Newfoundland general election was held on 8 November 1900 to elect members of the 19th General Assembly of Newfoundland in the self-governing British colony. The Liberal Party led by Robert Bond formed the government. The unpopular railway policy of the Conservatives contributed to their defeat at the polls. The Tory government of James Spearman Winter was defeated largely due to its railway policy and his conservative party fell into disarray.
Mimi is a 1935 British romance film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gertrude Lawrence and Diana Napier. Set in nineteenth century Paris, the screenplay concerns a composer who becomes inspired by a young woman he encounters. The film is based on the 1851 novel La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger.
A Light Woman is a 1928 British silent romance film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Benita Hume, C.M. Hallard and Gerald Ames. It is also known by the alternative title Dolores. The screenplay concerns a flighty young woman who learns the error of her ways through a series of love affairs.
Walls of Prejudice is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Charles Calvert and starring Josephine Earle, Dallas Anderson and Humberston Wright. It was based on a play by Alexander Grossman.
The Fordington Twins is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Dallas Anderson, Mary Brough and Nita Russell. It is based on a novel by Edgar Newton Bungay. Two young brothers who live over a fishmongers in Bethnal Green inherit a large sum of money and a country estate, but are almost cheated out of it by a swindler.
The Knockout is a 1923 British silent sports film directed by Alexander Butler and starring Lillian Hall-Davis, Rex Davis and Josephine Earle.
The Grand Babylon Hotel is a 1916 British silent thriller film directed by Frank Wilson and starring Fred Wright, Marguerite Blanche and Gerald Lawrence. It is an adaptation of the 1902 novel of the same title by Arnold Bennett.
Innocent is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Madge Stuart, Basil Rathbone and Edward O'Neill. The film marked the screen debut of Rathbone, with his casting as a villainous figure pointing towards the sort of roles he would play in later British and Hollywood films. The film was made by Stoll Pictures, Britain's leading film company of the era, at Cricklewood Studios.
Edwin Gerald Jones Biss (1876–1922) was an English motoring journalist and author of short stories. His stories were often serialised in journals and newspapers.
The Last Waltz is a 1936 British musical film directed by Leo Mittler, and starring Jarmila Novotna, Harry Welchman, and Gerald Barry. Barry also provided some assistance with the direction. It was made at the Billancourt Studios in Paris as the English-language version of the French film La dernière valse. It was part of a trend of operetta films during the middle of the decade, and was based on the 1920 operetta The Last Waltz by Oscar Strauss.
The Last Waltz is a 1936 French-British operetta film directed by Leo Mittler, and starring Jean Martinelli, Jarmila Novotna, and Armand Bernard. It was based on the 1920 operetta The Last Waltz by Oscar Straus.
Raise the Roof is a 1930 British musical film directed by Walter Summers and starring Betty Balfour, Maurice Evans, and Jack Raine. It was made at Elstree Studios.
Branded is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by E. H. Calvert and starring Josephine Earle, Dallas Anderson and Nora Swinburne.
The Case for the Crown is a 1934 British crime film directed by George A. Cooper and starring Miles Mander, Meriel Forbes and Whitmore Humphries. It was made at Elstree Studios as a quota quickie for release by Paramount Pictures.
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