Most Popular Silent Film Star Movies and TV Shows
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1. In a Lonely Place (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.
4. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
Votes: 218,306 | Gross: $44.67M
5. Ragtime (1981)
PG | 155 min | Drama
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Votes: 8,059 | Gross: $21.02M
6. Merton of the Movies (1947)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.
7. Inserts (1975)
NC-17 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confines himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.
8. The Wild Party (1975)
R | 95 min | Drama, Comedy
An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
9. Rum Runners (1971)
Not Rated | 135 min | Adventure, Comedy
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ... See full summary »
14. Valentino (1951)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino makes it big in silent Hollywood, but he ends up struggling between his career and the woman he loves.
15. Ella Cinders (1926)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
17. It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While hospitalized young Billy meets his silent movie idol Tim Bart but then the talkies came, destroying Bart's career. Now Bart must convince his young friend he is still a star.
18. Hollywood Story (1951)
Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1929 unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.
19. Forever (1992)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
A director of rock videos moves into the house where William Desmond Taylor, a famous director during the silent era, was murdered. He finds some old reels of film, and as he plays the film... See full summary »
21. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A semi-trifle with Adolphe Menjou as a department store floor walker who is persuaded by four husband-seeking salesgirls---two-bordering-on-three of which were well beyond the "girl" stage-... See full summary »
24. What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' (2002 Video)
36 min | Documentary, Short
Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half... See full summary »
25. Chaplin's Goliath (1996)
54 min | Documentary, Biography
A film about Eric Campbell, the tall Scottish actor who was most famous for playing the quintessential villain for Charles Chaplin's Tramp character.
26. 4 Clowns (1970)
G | 97 min | Comedy
The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their ... See full summary »
27. Houdini (1996)
G | 61 min | Documentary, Biography
The film takes a look back at the life of the great Houdini, escape-artist and magician extraordinaire. It also looks into his trying to debunk spiritualists and his silent movie career. It... See full summary »
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Biography
Chronicles the life of openly gay 1930s film actor William Haines, who sacrificed his Hollywood fame when he refused to end his relationship with another man.
29. Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1998 Video)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography
The careers of D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin are chronicled culminating in the formation of United Artists and 1919.
30. Good Night Valentino (2003)
Not Rated | 15 min | Drama, Short
Dramatization of an H.L. Mencken story. Rudolph Valentino comes to Menckin's hotel room to seek advice about how to deal with a newspaper editorial that claims Valentino's screen career has emasculated the American male.
9 min | Comedy, Documentary, Short
Frequent comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Attractions shown include the U.S. Battleship "... See full summary »
35. Le Petit Nuage (2012)
8 min | Short, Musical, Romance
LE PETIT NUAGE (The Little Cloud), where two people meet in a cafe and it's love at first sight. One glance and a flicker of attraction transforms into wistful love as we are delighted by ... See full summary »
Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, History
Screen Snapshots No.8 in 1945-46 series (production number 7858) is a review of the film comedy talents of previous eras and years.
Autocratic directors like the martinet Cecil B. DeMille and the idiosyncratic Eric Von Stroheim are highlighted in this episode.
The Bullwinkle Show (1959–1963)
Banana Formula: Parts 1-2
TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family
Rocky and Bullwinkle "Banana Formula" Part 1 of 12, Fractured Fairy Tales "Potter's Luck", Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties "Matinee Idol", Rocky and Bullwinkle "Banana Formula" Part 2 of 12.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)
TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Fifth-dimensional fan boy Bat-Mite inadvertently gives Joker his limitless power while hoping to witness a hero-villain showdown.
Hollywood (1980– )
Hazard of the Game
A tribute to the death-defying and sometimes deadly art of the silent movie stuntman is featured in this episode.
Hollywood (1980– )
In the Beginning
52 min | Documentary, History
Some of the less affluent studios escape bad weather and legal entanglements in New Jersey and make Hollywood the world film capitol.
American Experience (1988– )
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Through interviews with film historians and biographers, and through archival footage, the rise and fall of the professional life of actress and businessperson Mary Pickford (1892-1979) - ... See full summary »
The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Once Upon a Time
TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Janitor Woodrow Mulligan gets a trip from 1890 to 1962 courtesy of his employer's time helmet.
The development of the uniquely American film genre, the Western, is shown from its inception with archival footage and interviews with surviving artists.
52 min | Documentary, History
Contrary to popular belief, the silent film in general had reached a high state of sophistication by the late 1920s.