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      Rating Title | Year Author Quote
      The Ocean Waif (1916) Edward Weitzel Frederick Chapin's story contains a number of entertaining moments, but the material employed is somewhat familiar.
      Posted May 24, 2023
      Mickey (1918) Walter K. Hill Mickey is motion pictures epitomized -- and mighty good motion pictures as well... Mabel Normand in Mickey is all we have been led to expect -- and then some.
      Posted Mar 23, 2023
      The Black Pirate (1926) C.S. Sewell As for the stunts that are so dear to the heart of the Fairbanks’ fans -- they are here in abundance.
      Posted Mar 22, 2023
      The Hazards of Helen (1914) MPW Staff The thirteenth of The Hazards of Helen Railway Series, is an unusually thrilling episode, and presents several dangerous ventures, such as Helen dropping an apparently dangerous height from a bridge to the top of a moving freight train.
      Posted Mar 22, 2023
      The Devil Horse (1926) C.S. Sewell Yakima Canutt, a former rodeo champion, is excellently cast as Dave and introduces some skillful and daring horsemanship equaling anything of its kind that has yet been filmed.
      Posted Mar 21, 2023
      Lotus Blossom (1921) Jessie Robb [Lady Tsen Mei] gives a satisfactory performance. The acting of the members of the cast stamps them as artists. Technically, the production is authentic and visually attractive.
      Posted Mar 10, 2023
      Safety Last (1923) Stanley C. Warrick It is another testimonial that one touch of Harold makes the whole world grin, and in addition to grinning it will make the fans laugh, chuckle and chortle with glee.
      Posted Feb 22, 2023
      The Girl in the Rain (1920) Robert C. McElravy From the moment two girls and a young man appear at a country inn, evidently fearing pursuit, the challenging grip of the unusual is felt and the spectator begins the effort to unravel the plot.
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      My Four Years in Germany (1918) Edward Weitzel In My Four Years in Germany the screen presents a valuable historical document that recalls with clearness and unflagging interest the causes that prompted Germany to plunge the world into the present conflict.
      Posted Nov 16, 2022
      Peter Pan (1924) C.S. Sewell Peter Pan is a masterpiece from every standpoint and a credit to the industry.
      Posted Oct 20, 2022
      The Toll of the Sea (1922) C.S. Sewell Anna May Wong... gives a fine performance, bringing out the emotional points with delicacy and much feeling and holding your sympathy throughout.
      Posted Oct 18, 2022
      The Chalice of Courage (1915) Lynde Denig The picture is of the West from first to last; but in the quality of the story and the very fine production provided by Director Rollin S. Sturgeon, it is far removed from the subjects one may expect to find under the head of western.
      Posted Sep 07, 2022
      The Secret of the Swamp (1916) Edward Weitzel [Director Reynolds] has aimed to construct an entertaining photoplay peopled with easily recognized characters, and has paid no heed to the "deeper significance" and moral stress with which it is thought necessary to weight down so many screen dramas.
      Posted Sep 07, 2022
      The Greater Law (1917) Edward Weitzel The production is generally excellent and both stars create favorable impressions in their roles.
      Posted Sep 07, 2022
      The Girl of Lost Lake (1916) Lynde Denig The lake shimmering in the moonlight; dawns and sunsets seen through the trees -- we have all these in a varied background... Myrtle Gonzalez [puts] plenty of dash and spirit into her performance.
      Posted Sep 07, 2022
      The Show Down (1917) Edward Weitzel Many of the scenes on the island have great pictorial beauty and the work of a well selected cast brings out all the good points of the story, which was written by Lynn F. Reynolds and Waldemar Young.
      Posted Sep 06, 2022
      The Galley Slave (1915) Lynde Denig J. Gordon Edwards supplied a satisfactory production for a quite sensational melodrama developed along old-fashioned lines.
      Posted Jan 13, 2022
      The Miracle Man (1919) Edward Weitzel George Loane Tucker has evidently labored unsparingly upon every branch of production connected with The Miracle Man, and nowhere is his good judgment more manifest than in his selection of the cast.
      Posted Jan 11, 2022
      Far from the Madding Crowd (1915) Louis Reeves Harrison When it comes to modern directing, Trimble is years behind the times. He fails utterly to bring out the strong emotional revelations Miss Turner exhibited when she became our first veritable star.
      Posted Jan 10, 2022
      Salomy Jane (1914) Louis Reeves Harrison Many of the backgrounds are a delight to the eye, and not a few of them positively beautiful. This beauty of scene, aided by exceptionally fine photography, and a wise selection of types, constitute the screen story s chief values.
      Posted Sep 07, 2021
      The Adventures of Dollie (1908) MPW Staff One of the most remarkable cases of child-stealing is depicted in this Biograph picture.
      Posted Aug 19, 2021
      The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England (1914) Hanford C. Judson Slight in texture like all delicate things, it gives a truly first-love story in all its June rose-time perfume and vernal sweetness.
      Posted Jul 28, 2021
      In Old Kentucky (1909) MPW Staff The photography of the picture is, of course, of a high-class order, and altogether the film breathes a spirit of patriotism which will find an echo in every American mind at this great juncture in the history of the United States.
      Posted Jun 07, 2021
      Hiawatha (1909) MPW Staff Probably every person who has seen the new film has left the theater with a new sense of appreciation of the marvels and beauties of the motion picture in interpreting even the masterpieces of poetry and fiction.
      Posted Jun 07, 2021
      Dante's Inferno (1911) W. Stephen Bush I know of no higher commendation of the work than mention of the fact that the film-makers have been exceedingly faithful to the words of the poet. They have followed, in letter and in spirit, his conceptions.
      Posted Jun 04, 2021
      The Renunciation (1909) MPW Staff The staging is managed with fidelity and there is a snap to it which is irresistible, while the dramatic climaxes are all sufficiently interesting to hold the attention unabated.
      Posted Jun 03, 2021
      Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2016) MPW Staff The technical quality of the film is good and the action is excellent. The makeup of the character representing Poe is to be heartily recommended. The film should serve to draw attention to a character too little known and understood.
      Posted Jun 03, 2021
      A Lad From Old Ireland (1910) MPW Staff Its chief interest lies in the scenery. Probably most audiences will enjoy it, and of course the Irish lad will make the Irish portion of any audience hilarious.
      Posted Jun 03, 2021
      The Thieving Hand (1908) MPW Staff The Thieving Hand is a fine trick film, full of ingenuity and good quality. The closing scene spoils an otherwise perfect reproduction.
      Posted Jun 03, 2021
      From the Manger to the Cross (1912) Rev. W.H. Jackson As this is the world's greatest theme, it only follows that this is the greatest picture, and the Kalem Company must receive due commendation for...this wonderful film which places the highest and best uses of the moving picture in its most exalted place.
      Posted Jun 03, 2021
      From the Manger to the Cross (1912) W. Stephen Bush It is indeed a cinematographic gospel. Because of this sublime work it will be easier than it was before to "go forth and teach all nations."
      Posted Jun 03, 2021
      Upstairs (1919) Louis Reeves Harrison Mabel is vivacious in her own peculiar way, alive every moment in farcial situations.
      Posted Jun 02, 2021
      The Dream Girl (1916) Lynde Denig Because it is very well done, rather than because of any- extraordinary quality in the story, The Dream Girl belongs among the good, if not the best of the Lasky pictures.
      Posted Jun 02, 2021
      The Dragon Painter (1919) Margaret I. MacDonald The story is original in character, supplying a wealth of romanticism. Its screen development at times lacks sufficient incident to accelerate the action. The production is high class, clean of moral and beautiful in conception.
      Posted May 18, 2021
      A Corner in Wheat (1909) MPW Staff The picture is worked out with all the skill and attention to details which characterize the Biograph work and deserves a long run. The company is to be congratulated upon producing such a graphic and satisfactory film.
      Posted May 13, 2021
      49-17 (1917) Robert C. McElravy There is not much dramatic strength in the first four reels, but the plot Is fresh and not so obvious as sometimes happens, and there is sufficient drama in the last reel to provide a strong finish.
      Posted May 11, 2021
      Traffic in Souls (1913) George Blaisdell On the dramatic side Traffic in Souls has unusual power. There are many stirring situations -- of heart interest and of suspense. The action unfolds smoothly, coherently, and always interestingly.
      Posted May 11, 2021
      For the Freedom of the World (1917) Margaret I. MacDonald One of the features of the picture is the night photography... The battle scenes photographed in the darkness, with only the light from bursting shells by which to distinguish objects moving on the horizon, are very effective.
      Posted Mar 12, 2021
      A Fool There Was (1915) Margaret I. MacDonald The "Vampire" has been given an inimitable interpretation by Theda Bara... There is also noticeable, beside the fine photographic results achieved, a marvelous attention to the smallest human detail.
      Posted Mar 10, 2021
      Romeo and Juliet (1916) Hanford C. Judson If it doesn't reach those heights of beauty that give to the critic who has seen great presentations of the richly magnificent play, it Is beautiful enough to inspire many and give delight to them.
      Posted Mar 05, 2021
      The Skywayman (1920) Robert C. McElravy [Locklear] drops from an aeroplane to the top of a swiftly moving passenger train, then reverses the stunt, climbing back to the plane by means of a rope ladder. The feat is accomplished in a way that thrills the spectator to the core.
      Posted Mar 04, 2021
      Should a Mother Tell? (1915) Edward Weitzel Edwards has transferred the scenario to the screen with the easy command of a technical expert who has been given a free hand and a large expense account. His work is uniformly without fault. Betty Nansen, as Marie Baudin, could not be improved upon.
      Posted Mar 03, 2021
      The Miracle (1912) Edward Weitzel The accessories to the pictures were splendid music composed by Engelbert Humperdinck and good singing. Nevertheless the pictures were the substance of the entertainment and the pictures were magnificent.
      Posted Feb 26, 2021
      The Jazz Singer (1927) MPW Staff Entertainment all the way through, the sort of box-office combination of tears and smiles that always will be sure-fire, The Jazz Singer is nothing short of a magnificent triumph for Warner Brothers, for the Vitaphone, [and] for Al Jolson.
      Posted Feb 25, 2021
      Wings (1927) Epes W. Sargent Since the proof of a picture lies in the selling, the outstanding fact about Wings, Paramount's latest bid for roadshow fame, is that it is worth two dollars of any man's money for the sake of the thrills it provides.
      Posted Feb 09, 2021
      Brewster's Millions (1914) Louis Reeves Harrison With an amusing plot, plenty of adventure, admirable characterization so far as the central figures are concerned, and charm of treatment, Brewster's Millions seems to be a successful contribution to Lasky quality of production.
      Posted Feb 05, 2021
      Merton of the Movies (1924) C.S. Sewell While the acting, comedy and pathos are effective, somehow the picture did not give us the "kick" we expected.
      Posted Feb 05, 2021
      The Bar Sinister (1917) Edward Weitzel Mr. Lewis has transferred the scenario to the screen with a fine appreciation of its artistic possibilities and the result is well-nigh flawless.
      Posted Jan 25, 2021
      Maudite soit la guerre (1914) W. Stephen Bush War being notoriously picturesque and spectacular, the element of color is vital and a portrayal of battles and military adventures in striking colors is an extraordinary attraction at all times.
      Posted Dec 23, 2020
      Shoes (1916) Margaret I. MacDonald The production rings true, and at no moment do the players appear to be acting.
      Posted Dec 17, 2020
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