I was pleasantly surprised by my first (and quite probably last) foray into silent films. Some weren’t my cup of tea at all but a few of them really resonated with me. The Last Command was phenomenal. Emil Jennings thoroughly deserved his Oscar and it’s a real shame there’s no existing copies of his other winning film, The Way of All Flesh.
Sadie Thompson, Speedy, and Two Arabian Knights were also a class above anything involving prostitutes. There was a couple I’d watch again and a couple I’d happily forget all about. Either way, watching that many silent films was an experience, one I’d be quite happy to repeat.
It’s unthinkable to me that such a thing as a ‘lost film’ exists. Or rather, doesn’t exist. Hopefully there won’t be too many more.
Favourite – The Last Command
Least Favourite – The Patent Leather Kid