Greed (1924) Director: Erich von Stroheim Greed is often included on lists of the greatest films of the silent era, and was directed by the eccentric Austrian-American director, Erich von Stroheim. It is based on the 1899 novel called "McTeague" by Frank Norris. Stroheim, upon emigrating to America, claimed he was royalty - a count … Continue reading Greed

The Sheik

8/27/16 The Sheik (1921) Director: George Melford The Sheik is an entertaining film starring Rudy Valentino. It was his second great blockbuster, though it is popularly considered to be inferior to the sequel (one of the first Hollywood sequels) The Son of the Sheik (1926). The production company was the old Famous Players-Lasky and the distribution was conducted … Continue reading The Sheik

The Phantom Carriage

8/27/16 The Phantom Carriage (1921) Director: Victor Sjostrom The Phantom Carriage is a phenomenal and haunting Swedish silent film, and is popularly considered one of the seminal works of Swedish cinema. It was directed by and also starred Victor Sjostrom, of later repute for his roles in The Wind and, most notably, in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries. Bergman would later … Continue reading The Phantom Carriage