|The Wonderful Thing|
|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Screenplay by|| Clara Beranger |
|Starring|| Norma Talmadge |
|Cinematography||J. Roy Hunt|
Norma Talmadge Film Corporation
|Distributed by||Associated First National Pictures|
The Wonderful Thing is a 1921 American drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and written by Clara Beranger and Herbert Brenon. It is based on the 1920 play The Wonderful Thing by Lillian Trimble Bradley and Forrest Halsey. The film stars Norma Talmadge, Harrison Ford, Julia Hoyt, Howard Truesdale, Robert Agnew and Ethel Fleming. The film was released on November 7, 1921, by Associated First National Pictures.
In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction intended to be more serious than humorous in tone. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", "teen drama" or "comedy-drama". These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods.
Herbert Brenon born Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon was an Irish film director, actor and screenwriter during the era of silent movies through the 1930s.
Clara Beranger was an American screenwriter of the silent film era and a member of the original faculty of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
This article needs a plot summary. (February 2019)
Norma Marie Talmadge was an American actress and film producer of the silent era. A major box-office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in the early 1920s, when she ranked among the most popular idols of the American screen.
Harrison Edward Ford was an American stage and film actor. He was a leading Broadway theatre performer and a star of the silent film era.
Julia Hoyt was an American actress on stage and in silent films.
The Dove is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Roland West based on a 1925 Broadway play by Willard Mack and starring Norma Talmadge, Noah Beery, and Gilbert Roland.
Ethel Waters was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, swing, and pop music on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters notable recordings include "Dinah", "Stormy Weather", "Taking a Chance on Love", "Heat Wave", "Supper Time", "Am I Blue?", "Cabin in the Sky", "I'm Coming Virginia", and her version of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was the first African-American to star on her own television show and the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
The following is an overview of 1923 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.
Secrets is a 1933 American pre-Code Western film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Mary Pickford in her last film role. The film is a remake of Secrets (1924), a silent film starring Norma Talmadge, which was based on a 1922 play of the same name.
Eugene O'Brien was an American silent film star and stage actor.
The Sign on the Door is a 1921 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and Lew Cody. The film was directed and written by Herbert Brenon, and based upon the play of the same name by Channing Pollock. A copy of this film is in the Library of Congress film archive.
Smilin' Through is a 1922 American silent drama film based on the 1919 play of the same name, written by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. The film starred Norma Talmadge, Harrison Ford, and Wyndham Standing. It was co-written and directed by Sidney Franklin, who also directed the more famous 1932 remake at MGM. The film was produced by Talmadge and her husband Joseph M. Schenck for her company, the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation. It was released by First National Pictures. Popular character actor Gene Lockhart made his screen debut in this film.
Enchantment is a 1921 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Robert G. Vignola and starred Marion Davies. A print of the film exists in the Library of Congress.
The Song and Dance Man is a 1926 American silent film comedy-drama produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount Pictures. It is based on a play by George M. Cohan and was directed by Herbert Brenon. A copy of the film is housed in the Library of Congress collection. It is missing reels 1 and 2, but reels 3–7 of the seven-reel film survive.
The Battle Cry of Peace is a 1915 American silent war drama film directed by Wilfrid North and J. Stuart Blackton, one of the founders of Vitagraph Company of America who also wrote the scenario. The film is based on the book Defenseless America, by Hudson Maxim, and was distributed by V-L-S-E, Incorporated. The film stars Charles Richman, L. Rogers Lytton, and James W. Morrison.
The Primitive Lover is a 1922 silent drama film produced by and starring Constance Talmadge and distributed by Associated First National. Sidney A. Franklin served as the director of the movie and Frances Marion wrote the scenario based on a play, The Divorcee, by Edgar Selwyn. This film survives and has been released on DVD.
The Passion Flower is a 1921 American drama film starring Norma Talmadge, Courtenay Foote and Eulalie Jensen, and directed by Herbert Brenon. It is based on the 1913 Spanish play The Unloved Woman by Jacinto Benavente. The forbidden love of a man for his stepdaughter leads to tragedy and murder.
Wealth is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor, written by Cosmo Hamilton and Julia Crawford Ivers, and starring Ethel Clayton, Herbert Rawlinson, J.M. Dumont, Larry Steers, George Periolat, and Claire McDowell. It was released on August 21, 1921, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives, and it may be a lost film.
Love's Redemption is a 1921 American silent adventure drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Norma Talmadge, Harrison Ford, and Montagu Love. The film is presumed to be lost.
The Custard Cup is a 1923 American drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and written by G. Marion Burton and Ralph Spence. It is based on the 1921 novel The Custard Cup by Florence Bingham Livingston. The film stars Mary Carr, Myrta Bonillas, Miriam Battista, Jerry Devine, Ernest McKay and Peggy Shaw. The film was released on January 1, 1923, by Fox Film Corporation.
A Lady's Name is a 1918 American silent drama-comedy film directed by Walter Edwards. The film stars Constance Talmadge, Harrison Ford and Emory Johnson. The film was released on December 10, 1918, by Select Pictures.