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A United Artists Retrospective Scrapbook: 1922-1924

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Carnival, although not listed when I first checked, was handled by UA in 1921, but it was so popular it was rereleased in 1922.


George Arliss was a retiree who was not willing to give up on the idea of working in The Ruling Passion. A copy exists in Moscow.


Another lost film here: Nazimova in Ibsen's A Doll's House


Fair Lady was a romantic drama. It is not known if it still exists.


The Glorious Adventure, a romantic drama set at the time of the London fire, was one of the earliest films in color. It is said to still exist.


A Tailor-Made Man is a comedy that it is unknown if it still exists....


The Three Must-Get-Heres was a 37 minute short spoof of Fairbanks' The Three Musketeers. It still exists.


George Arliss starred in another film he would remake in the sound era, The Man Who Played God. A print survives in Moscow.


DW Griffith made One Exciting Night; its against type for him. It is still visible today.


A Woman's Woman is indeed lost, it seems.


Douglas Fairbanks had one of his most popular roles in the successful and expensive Robin Hood.


Mary Pickford appeared in a remake of an earlier film of hers, the drama Tess of the Storm Country. She received raves as many felt that it improved her range as an actress.


The Girl I Loved was a romantic drama lost to the ravages of time.


The Shriek of Araby (still around) was Mack Sennett's spoof of the Rudolph Valentino hit, The Shiek.


Mae Marsh and Ivor Novello starred in Griffith's romantic drama The White Rose. Only one blurry print (which can be seen online) still exists


Ernst Lubitsch directed Mary Pickford in the romance Rosita.


Garrison's Finish starred Jack Pickford, Mary's Brother


Mae Marsh starred in Paddy, The Next Best Thing


Mabel Normand made one of her final appearances as a hispanic peasant in Suzanna.


Wallace Beery became the famous king, Richard the Lion-Hearted


Nazimova was back playing the notorious Salome.


Although he was one of the founders of the company, due to a contract with First National, Charlie Chaplin didn't make his first film for UA until 1923. He surprised many by deciding to start with a drama that he only had a cameo in: A Woman of Paris.


DW Griffith took on the revolutionary war in America.


Fairbanks became The Thief of Baghdad.


Pickford received a costume film....


Meanwhile, the other Pickford was in the countryside.


Loving Lies was a romance.


Mae Marsh returned with A Woman's Secret


This was the only picture I could find for No More Women...



And Griffith made another 1924 film


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I agree about those lobby cards. This is some really great work by CinemaInternational. However, I have seen none of the films. I join others who wish this work could be displayed in its own dedicated thread. (I do NOT mean shoved into the Problems with Message Boards)

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11 hours ago, Thenryb said:

However, I have seen none of the films.

Prior to watching silent films on TCM on Sundays nights, some of these films I saw in the in 1980s. Movies Unlimited had a huge catalog of silents on VHS, and I bought one copy at least every other month. Also, I lived fairly near The Stanford Theater in Palo Alto, CA at the time, and they showed quite a few silent films as well (organ accompanist included.) They also had prints of a few of these wonderful lobby cards!

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18 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

it seems that one internet resource I was using did not contain all the films UA made due to them having several additional pocket companies in those early days. So I just went and added the others here, thanks to my trusty 1986 copyright book The United Artists Story.

Thanks for your accuracy.

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I've seen a few of these. Woman of Paris is one of Chaplin's weakest and not particularly interesting. Max Linder is a decent comedian of the time who is unfortunately overshadowed by the Vaudevillian "classics" and of course Lloyd, Keaton too. Robin Hood is one of Fairbanks' best but not as good as his Three Musketeers. Better yet is still Thief of Bagdad is his greatest. The sets, effects, acting, etc. are so intricate and high quality (including a flying carpet done with the use of an 80 foot crane). The Mongol Prince is also one of my favorite silent film villains. Also a film with a good ethical message at the end.




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