|All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 N/R, 140 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Raymond Griffith, Slim Summerville, Fred Zinnemann, Russell Gleason, Ben Alexander, Harold Goodwin, William Bakewell, Arnold Lucy, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis Jr., Walter Rogers, Richard Alexander
The horrors of war along the Western Front during World War I are experienced by a group of young German soldiers and are told in this powerful story about the futility of war. Paul Bauman (Lew Ayres) and his classmates arrive on the front lines ready for battle. Their sergeant, Katczinsky (Louis Wolheim), briefs them on how to survive, but that night one of them is shot, and they learn that they are low on supplies and food. Now, they face days and nights fighting from the trenches and realize that fighting for their country is not what they had once believed it would be. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Director.
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920 N/R, 63 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Thriller
Director: John S. Robertson
Cast: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles(1) Lane, Nita Naldi, Louis Wolheim, Cecil Clovelly, J. Malcolm Dunn, George Stevens
A London physician, Dr. Jekyll (John Barrymore), discovers a potion that changes him into the evil Mr. Hyde. Eventually, Mr. Hyde takes over and commits a murder. Dr. Jekyll manages to kill Mr. Hyde–and in the process himself–and brings an end to the horrid deeds of Mr. Hyde. A good rendition of the story that has been made many times.
|The Silver Horde 1930 N/R, 76 min.|
Director: George Archainbaud
Cast: Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur, Raymond Hatton, Joel McCrea, Blanche Sweet, Gavin Gordon, Purnell Pratt, William B. Davidson, Ivan Linow, Dennis O'Keefe, William H. O'Brien, Robert Homans, Dick Curtis
Boyd Emerson (Joel McCrea) and Freddie Marsh (Gavin Gordon) vie not only for the hand of wealthy Cherry Malotte (Evelyn Brent) but for her Alaskan salmon fishing business as well.
|Tempest 1928 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Sam Taylor, Lewis Milestone, Viktor Tourjansky
Cast: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Louis Wolheim, Boris de Fast, George Fawcett, Ullrich Haupt, Michael Visaroff, Wilhelm von Brincken, Michael Mark, Gregory Gaye, John Bleifer, Albert Conti
Set during the Russian Revolution, this is the story of a peasant, Ivan Markov (John Barrymore), who rises to the rank of Lieutenant in the final days of Czarist Russia. He is scorned by the "higher-class" officers and by Princess Tamara (Camilla Horn), a general's daughter. He is imprisoned and stripped of his rank after a trumped-up charge, and released during the Revolution. Ivan quickly rises in the ranks, and now the tables are turned as the Princess and her family's fate depends on Ivan's mercy.
|1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)|
2. Condemned (1929)
3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
4. The Silver Horde (1930)
5. Tempest (1928)
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