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The Miracle Man (1919 Film)
The Miracle Man is a 1919 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney and based on a 1914 play by George M. Cohan, which in turn is based on the novel of the same title by Frank L. Packard. The film was released by Paramount Pictures, directed, produced, and written by George Loane Tucker, and also stars Thomas Meighan
Thomas Meighan
and Betty Compson. The film made overnight successes of the three stars, most notably putting Chaney on the map as a character actor. Paramount remade the film in 1932 also titled The Miracle Man with Hobart Bosworth, Chester Morris, John Wray, and Sylvia Sidney
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George Loane Tucker
George Loane Tucker
George Loane Tucker
(June 12, 1872[1] – June 20, 1921) was an American actor, silent film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor.Contents1 Career 2 Death 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Tucker was born George S. Loane in Chicago
Chicago
to George Loane and stage actress Ethel Tucker.[2][3] After graduating from the University of Chicago, he got a job as a railroad clerk. He was chief clerk for the Maintenance of Way. Tucker was later the youngest man to be promoted to Contracting Freight Agent. After his first wife died while giving birth to the couple's son, Tucker quit his job. On the advice of friends, he began acting in stage productions.[2] By the mid-1910s, films were becoming a more popular draw for audiences which led Tucker to film acting and scenario writing. In 1911, he wrote a script for the short drama film Their First Misunderstanding
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Broken Blossoms
Broken Blossoms
Broken Blossoms
or The Yellow Man and the Girl, often referred to simply as Broken Blossoms, is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by D.W. Griffith. It was distributed by United Artists
United Artists
and premiered on May 13, 1919. It stars Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, and Donald Crisp, and tells the story of young girl, Lucy Burrows, who is abused by her alcoholic prizefighting father, Battling Burrows, and meets Cheng Huan, a kind-hearted Chinese man who falls in love with her. It was the second film released by United Artists
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F. A. Turner
F. A. Turner
F. A. Turner
(October 12, 1858 – February 13, 1923) was an American actor of the silent era.[1] He appeared in 68 films between 1914 and 1922. He was born in New York City
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Lucille Hutton
Lucille Hutton (1899 – 1970) was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 56 films between 1916 and 1931. She was born in Indiana. Selected filmography[edit] Listen Lena (1927) Dick Turpin (1925) Wine of Youth
Wine of Youth
(1924) East Side - West Side (1923) The Village Blacksmith (1922) Ladies Must Live (1921) The Miracle Man (1919) The Last Outlaw (1919)External links[edit] Lucille Hutton on IMDbThis article about a United States film actor or actress born in the 1890s is a stub
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T. D. Crittenden
T. D. Crittenden
T. D. Crittenden
(September 27, 1878 – February 17, 1938) was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 69 films between 1912 and 1924. He was born in Oakland, California
Oakland, California
and died in Los Angeles, California. Selected filmography[edit] When the Gods Played a Badger Game (1915) All for Peggy
All for Peggy
(1915) The Trust (1915) Lord John's Journal (1915) Lord John in New York (1915) The Mark of Cain (1916) The Fighting Gringo (1917) The Honor of an Outlaw (1917) The Gray Ghost (1917) The Miracle Man (1919) The Hoodlum (1919) A Tale of Two Worlds
A Tale of Two Worlds
(1921) The Hottentot (1922)External links[edit] T. D. Crittenden
T. D. Crittenden
on IMDb T. D. Crittenden
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Ruby Lafayette
Ruby Lafayette
Ruby Lafayette
(July 22, 1844, Augusta, Kentucky
Augusta, Kentucky
– April 3, 1935, Bell, California) was an American film actress, known for Sue of the South (1919), Big Bob (1921) and The Man Trap (1917). She was married to John T. Curran. Filmography[edit] If I Had a Million
If I Had a Million
- Idylwood Resident (uncredited) 1932 Not So Dumb
Not So Dumb
- Grandma (uncredited) 1928 Marriage by Contract - Grandma - 1926 Butterflies in the Rain - Mrs. Humphries - 1925 The Wedding Song - Mother - 1925 The Coming of Amos - Nadia's Nurse - 1925 Tomorrow's Love - Grandmother - 1925 Idle Tongues
Idle Tongues
- Miss Pepper - 1924 The Phantom Horseman - Maxwell's Mother - 1923 The Day of Faith
The Day of Faith
- Granny Maynard - 1923 Hollywood - Grandmother Whitaker - 1922 The Power of a Lie - Mrs
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Frankie Lee
Frankie Lee
Frankie Lee
(December 31, 1911 – July 29, 1970), was an American child actor. He appeared in 56 films between 1916 and 1925
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Traffic In Souls
Traffic in Souls
Traffic in Souls
(also released as While New York Sleeps) is a 1913 American silent crime drama film focusing on forced prostitution (white slavery) in the United States. Directed by George Loane Tucker and starring Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, William H. Turner, and Matt Moore, Traffic in Souls
Traffic in Souls
is an early example of the narrative style in American films
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Universal Studios
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
(also referred to as Universal Studios or simply Universal) is an American film studio owned by Comcast
Comcast
through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.[2] The company was founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, and Jules Brulatour, and is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States, the world's fourth oldest after Gaumont, Pathé
Pathé
and Nordisk Film, and the oldest in terms of the overall film market[citation needed]
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William S. Hart
William Surrey Hart (December 6, 1864 – June 23, 1946) was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer.[1] He is remembered as a foremost western star of the silent era who "imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity."[2] During the late 1910s and early 1920s, he was one of the most consistently popular movie stars, frequently ranking high among male actors in popularity contests held by movie fan magazines.[3][4][5]Contents1 Biography 2 Dedications 3 Published books 4 Filmography 5 William S. Hart
William S. Hart
Ranch and Museum 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksBiography[edit] Hart was born in Newburgh, New York, to Nicholas Hart (c. 1834–1895) and Rosanna Hart (c. 1839–1909). William had two brothers, who died very young, and four sisters. His father was born in England, and his mother was born in Ireland
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Riddle Gawne
Riddle Gawne is a 1918 American silent Western film directed by William S. Hart and Lambert Hillyer and featuring Lon Chaney. Considered lost for decades, one of the five reels was found to have survived in a Russian archive, and is kept in the film archive of the Library of Congress.[1]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] As described in a film magazine,[2] Hame Bozzam (Chaney) ruled Bozzam City and the only one to dispute his claim was Jefferson "Riddle" Gawne (Hart). An open breach in hostilities occurred when Kathleen Harkness (MacDonald), daughter of Colonel Harkness (Tilton), arrived in the west. Protecting her from insult, Riddle shoots two of Bozzam's men. Unknown to the young woman, her father is a member of Bozzam's cattle rustlers, and Bozzam holds this over his head so that he can marry Kathleen. Riddle's reputation suffers at their hands, and Kathleen repudiates him
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Photoplay
Photoplay
Photoplay
was one of the first American film fan magazines. It was founded in 1911 in Chicago, the same year that J. Stuart Blackton founded Motion Picture Story, a magazine also directed at fans. For most of its run, Photoplay
Photoplay
was published by Macfadden Publications.Contents1 History 2 Popularity 3 The Photoplay
Photoplay
Magazine Medal3.1 Medal of Honor Winners: 1920–1939 3.2 Gold Medal Winners for film of the year: 1944–19684 Merger 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Photoplay
Photoplay
began as a short-fiction magazine concerned mostly with the plots and characters of films at the time and was used as a promotional tool for those films
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The Birth Of A Nation
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
(originally called The Clansman) is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed and co-produced by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted from the novel and play The Clansman, both by Thomas Dixon Jr., as well as Dixon's novel The Leopard's Spots. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay with Frank E. Woods, and co-produced the film with Harry Aitken. It was released on February 8, 1915. The film is three hours long[5] and was originally presented in two parts separated by an intermission; it was the first 12-reel film in the United States. The film chronicles the relationship of two families in the American Civil War
American Civil War
and Reconstruction Era
Reconstruction Era
over the course of several years: the pro-Union Northern Stonemans and the pro-Confederacy Southern Camerons
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Lon Chaney, Sr.
Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup.[1] Chaney was known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces".Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 The Man of a Thousand Faces 4 Death 5 Legacy 6 Honors 7 Filmography7.1 Short subjects 7.2 Feature films8 References8.1 Notes 8.2 Citations 8.3 Bibliography9 External linksEarly life[edit] Leonidas Frank Chaney was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Frank H. Chaney and Emma Alice Kennedy
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The Kid (1921 Film)
The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan[4] as his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin's first full-length film as a director (he had been a co-star in 1914's Tillie's Punctured Romance). It was a huge success, and was the second-highest-grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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