Tag Archives: 1920s

John Ford – Kentucky Pride (1925)

Kentucky Pride is a 1925 American silent drama film from Fox Film about the life of a horse breeder and racer, directed by John Ford and starring Henry B. Walthall (who had previously played the Little Colonel in D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation). It is among Ford’s lesser-known works, but has been praised for sweetness and charm and its beautiful depiction of the life of horses and the relationship between the protagonist and his daughter. Several well-known thoroughbred racehorses appear in the film, including the legendary Man o’ War. Read More »

Henri Fescourt – Les misérables [Complete Version] (1925)

Jean Valjean is a forced man who after nineteen years is released. At that time he will have to fight against society’s contempt and his fate will go through various phases, from opulence to the relentless pursuit of justice, always with the shadow of his fierce enemy, the policeman Javert, who will persecute him for more than thirty years. Read More »

Marcel L’Herbier – Prométhée… banquier AKA Prometheus… Banker (1921)

Prométhée… banquier (1921)

Mr. Prévoyan, a wealthy banker, is a man who is lucky. If everything he touches turns to gold, the medal on his reverse. Indeed, riveted to his desk by his business, he did not notice that an idyll had formed between the beautiful Gaby, object of his affection, and his own secretary, Toudieu. Read More »

Man Ray – L’étoile de mer AKA The Starfish (1928)

L’étoile de mer (1928)

Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, “Adieu.” Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in a jar, city scenes, newspapers, tugboats. More images: starfish, the girl. “How beautiful she is.” Repeatedly. He advances up the stair, knife in hand, starfish on the step. Three people stand on a road, out of focus. “How beautiful she was.” “How beautiful she is.” “Beautiful.” Read More »

Jean Renoir – Nana [+ Commentary] (1926)

Nana (1926)

When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men. Read More »

unknown – The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam (1928)

The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam (1928)
A documentary on the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Read More »

Wilhelm Prager – De olympische spelen AKA The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928 (1928)

Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 is the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee. The documentaries collected here cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”: Jesse Owens shattering world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean-Claude Killy dominating the Grenoble slopes in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the Games’ first women’s marathon in Los Angeles in 1984. Read More »