|The Heart Thief|
|Directed by||Nils Olaf Chrisander|
|Written by|| Sonya Levien |
|Based on||"A Rablólovag"|
by Lajos Bíró
|Starring|| Joseph Schildkraut |
Lya De Putti
Metropolitan Pictures Corporation of California
|Distributed by||Producers Distributing Corporation|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Heart Thief is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Nils Olaf Chrisander and starring Joseph Schildkraut, Lya De Putti, and Robert Edeson.
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.
Nils Olaf Chrisander was a Swedish actor and film director in the early part of the twentieth century.
Joseph Schildkraut was an Austrian-American actor. He won an Oscar for his performance as Captain Alfred Dreyfus in the film The Life of Emile Zola (1937), later he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Otto Frank in the film The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and a Primetime Emmy for his performance as Rabbi Gottlieb in a 1962 episode of the television series Sam Benedict.
Lya de Putti was a Hungarian film actress during the silent era. She was noted for her portrayals of vamp characters.
Robert Edeson was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era.
Charles K. Gerrard, also known as Charles Kavanagh, was an Irish-American motion-picture actor, and the elder brother of actor and film director Douglas Gerrard.
On the Waves of Happiness is a 1920 Romanian silent film directed by Dolly A. Szigethy and starring Lya De Putti, Maria Filotti and Ian Manolescu.
Soldiers of the Emperor is a 1918 Hungarian silent film directed by Béla Balogh and starring Lya De Putti, Sándor Virányi and Aladár Ihász.
Gypsy Blood is a 1920 German silent film directed by Karl Otto Krause and starring Lya De Putti, Carl Fenz and Paul Hansen. It is based on Georges Bizet's Carmen and should not be confused with the 1918 German silent Carmen.
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The Island of Tears is a 1923 German silent film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Lya De Putti, Paul Wegener and Lyda Salmonova.
You Are the Life is a 1921 German silent film directed by Franz Eckstein and starring Erna Morena, Uschi Elleot and Lya De Putti.
In the Name of the Kaisers is a 1925 German silent film directed by Robert Dinesen and starring Lya De Putti, Hermann Vallentin and Jenny Marba.
Comedians is a 1925 German silent film directed by Karl Grune and starring Lya De Putti, Eugen Klöpfer and Hermann Picha.
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Midnight Rose is a lost(*see below) 1928 American silent crime film directed by James Young and starring Lya De Putti, Kenneth Harlan and Henry Kolker.
Thamar, The Child of the Mountains is a 1924 German silent film directed by Robert Dinesen and starring Lya De Putti, Paul Otto and Anton Pointner.
Tenth Avenue, also known as Hell's Kitchen, is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by William C. deMille and starring Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi and Joseph Schildkraut.
The Heiress of the Count of Monte Cristo is a 1919 German silent film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Lya Mara, Werner Funck and Vilma von Mayburg.
Ivan Koschula is a 1914 German silent drama film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Rudolph Schildkraut, Ernst Ludwig and Hanni Weisse.
The Three Marys or The Three Marys and the Lord of Marana is a 1923 Austrian-German silent film directed by Reinhold Schünzel and starring Schünzel, Anita Berber and Lya De Putti.
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