|Directed by||George Loane Tucker|
|Written by|| Edward Knoblock (play) |
|Starring|| Norman McKinnel |
|Distributed by||Jury Films|
The Shulamite, also known as The Folly of Desire, a 1915 British silent drama film directed by George Loane Tucker and starring Norman McKinnel, Manora Thew and Gerald Ames. It is based on the 1906 play of the same name by Edward Knoblock.  Prints and/or fragments were found in the Dawson Film Find in 1978.
At the Villa Rose is a 1920 British silent detective film based on the 1910 novel At the Villa Rose by British politician and author A.E.W. Mason. The feature was directed by Maurice Elvey and stars Manora Thew and Langhorn Burton. A print of the film survives at the British Film Institute archives.
Gerald Ames was a British actor, film director and Olympic fencer. Ames was born in Blackheath, London in 1880 and first took up acting in 1905. He was a popular leading man in the post-First World War cinema, appearing in more than sixty films between his debut in 1914 and his retirement from the screen in 1928 in a career entirely encompassing the silent era. He was also a regular stage actor who took on many leading roles in the theatre.
Norman McKinnel was a Scottish stage and film actor and playwright, active from the 1890s until his death. He appeared in many stage roles in the UK and overseas as well as featuring in a number of films, the best known of which is Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 production Downhill. His surname was sometimes mistranscribed as McKinnell.
A Romance of Old Baghdad is a 1922 British silent drama film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Matheson Lang, Manora Thew and Roy Travers. It is an adaptation of the novel Miss Haroun al Rashid by Jessie Douglas Kerruish. In nineteenth century Mesopotamia a series of romantic entanglements ensue. The Hollywood actress Evelyn Brent was originally intended to star but did not ultimately appear in the finished film.
Manora Alice Thew was an English actress.
Smith is a 1917 British silent romance film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Elisabeth Risdon, Fred Groves and Manora Thew. It was based on the 1913 play Smith by Somerset Maugham.
Not Negotiable is a 1918 British silent crime film directed by Walter West and starring Julian Royce, Manora Thew and Gregory Scott.
The New Clown is a 1916 British silent comedy film directed by Fred Paul and starring James Welch, Manora Thew and Richard Lindsay. It was based on a play by H. M. Paull. The screenplay concerns an aristocrat who runs away to join the circus.
The Shulamite is an Edwardian drama, or melodrama, based on a novel of the same name. It played in London and New York in 1906 with Lena Ashwell in the lead role. It tells of a South African farmer's wife trapped in an unhappy marriage who falls in love with a visiting Englishman. In a dramatic scene the husband is killed. The death is made to seem an accident, but the lovers must part. Later the play was changed to give it a happy ending. The Shulamite was well received in London, but had limited success in the USA. It was made into a silent film The Shulamite in 1915, later renamed as The Folly of Desire, and in 1921 was made into the silent film Under the Lash with Gloria Swanson.
The Grit of a Jew is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Augustus Yorke, Manora Thew and Fred Groves.
Arsene Lupin is a 1916 British silent crime film directed by George Loane Tucker and starring Gerald Ames, Manora Thew and Kenelm Foss. It features the popular French master criminal Arsene Lupin, and is the first instance of the character in English-language media.
The Polar Star is a 1919 British silent mystery film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Peggy Patterson. The screenplay concerns a London soliciter who is killed in mysterious circumstances in Italy.
The Man and the Moment is a 1918 British silent drama film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Charles Vane. It is an adaptation of the 1914 novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn.
Splendid Folly is a 1919 British silent romance film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Evelyn Harding. The film is set in Naples and was shot on location in Italy, and at Catford Studios in London. It is based on a novel by Margaret Pedlar.
Everybody's Business is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Ralph Dewsbury and starring Norman McKinnel, Gerald du Maurier and Matheson Lang.
His Daughter's Dilemma is a 1916 British silent drama film directed by Ralph Dewsbury and starring Ben Webster, Manora Thew and Philip Hewland.
The Homemaker is a 1919 British silent romance film directed by George Dewhurst and starring Manora Thew, Basil Gill and Gwynne Herbert.
The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1915 British silent adventure film directed by George Loane Tucker and starring Henry Ainley, Jane Gail and Gerald Ames. Shot at Twickenham Studios, it is an adaptation of 1894 novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. A film based on the 1898 sequel Rupert of Hentzau was released shortly afterwards with the same director and cast.
Honour in Pawn is a 1916 British silent film which starred Helen Haye in her first film role.
The Voice from the Minaret is a play by the British writer Robert Hichens. It premiered at the Globe Theatre in London's West End in 1919, with a cast including Marie Lohr, Arthur Wontner, Henry Vibart, Norman McKinnel, George Hayes and Vane Featherston. In 1922 it was staged on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre with Lohr and Herbert Marshall heading the cast, and Edmund Gwenn receiving the best reviews.