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Silent Feature Films at the Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles P-R

Titles P-R

Pandora's Box
"Follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone with whom she comes in contact."

Parisian Love
"Marie, a dancer in a seedy district of Paris, attempts to seduce the wealthy man who stole her lover in an elaborate scheme of revenge."

La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc = The Passion of Joan of Arc
"Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution."

The Penalty
"An incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a boy who grows up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself."

Peter Pan
"Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. On this island of dreams and magic, they struggle to rescue the Lost Boys from Captain Hook and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinkerbell, a man-eating crocodile, and a band of valiant Indians."

The Phantom Carriage
"As the clock approaches midnight on New Year's Eve, an abusive alcoholic looks for redemption or he is doomed to take the reins of Death's carriage for the entire next year, gathering the souls of sinners."

Phantom of the Opera
"A disfigured man in a mask abducts the prima donna of the Paris Opera House to his lair in the sewers below"--Halliwell's Film and Video Guide

Queen Kelly
"A gothic romance in which a convent girl is seduced by a prince and inherits a brothel in Africa before he finds her again."

Red Kimona
"A vulnerable young woman, whose blind trust in a man leads her into a New Orleans bordello, endures the hardships of that life, but is eventually driven to murdering her lover. A sympathetic jury acquits her and after a period of hardship she ultimately finds happiness."

La revue des revues: A Comedy in 8 Parts
"Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious by innocent would-be young dancer, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella."

Robin Hood
"A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, Robin Hood is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. Robin Hood recreates 'the chivalry of England in all its glory' as it unveils the conflicts and betrayals that threaten to destroy the kingdom of Richard the Lion-Hearted . As the Earl of Huntington, Fairbanks epitomizes the valiant, loyal knight immortalized in Arthurian legend, gently wooing the virtuous lady Marian. When King Richard, Huntington and a band of warriors embark on a crusade to Palestine, Richard's conniving brother John assumes the throne and turns the once-idyllic empire into a Dante-esque sty of corruption. In the darkest hour, Huntington shirks off his noble demeanor and is transformed into Robin Hood, a hyper-animated avenger who, just a few leaps ahead of his merry men, breathlessly storms the battlements in pursuit of Prince John, the High Sheriff of Nottingham (William Lowery) and all who stand in the way of justice."

La roue = The Wheel
"Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, and cinematic devices."