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Silent Feature Films at the Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles T-U

Titles T-U

Tagebuch einer Verlorenen  = Diary of a Lost Girl
"A pharmacist's daughter seduced by her father's assistant has a child and is banished to a repressive reform school. Escaping, she makes her way penniless to a brothel where she lives for the moment."

"A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family."

"Markov, a peasant soldier, becomes an officer in the Imperial Russian Guard and falls in love with Princess Tamara, who scorns him and has him stripped of his rank and thrown in prison. Markov becomes an important Red official with the advent of the Revolution and saves Tamara from execution. Together, they escape from Russia."

The Temptress
"An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman."

Tess of the Storm Country
"When a rich man, Elias Graves, buys a waterfront stretch of land, the squatters who have always fished there fight back. Tess persuades the rich man's son, Frederick, that his father is wrong to evict the poor folk. After much conflict and comedy, they wind up engaged. Remake of Pickford's 1914 version of the same story."

The Thief of Bagdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy
"Ahmed the Thief lives by his wits and steals whatever he needs. He's happy with this life until the day he falls in love with a beautiful princess. He must make himself into a prince, not by pretending to be of royal blood, but by proving himself to be worthy of her hand. He crosses the Valley of Fire, battles monsters, swims the Midnight Sea and flies on a winged horse in search of a rare treasure for the princess."

3 Bad Men
"Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed."

Three's A Crowd
"...a slum-dweller invites a freezing woman, pregnant with another man's child, into his home."

Through the Back Door
"Mary Pickford stars as young Jeanne, a happy girl whose life changes dramatically when her widowed mother marries a disdainful New Yorker, who places her in the care of her Belgian nurse,"

A Throw of Dice: A Romance of India
"Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman."

Tonight Or Never
"An opera singer needs inspiration and she may find it in the arms of a handsome man."

Traffic in Souls
"A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it."

Uncle Tom's Cabin
"This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century."

 The Undesirable
"A silent film about a woman who is told by her father on his deathbed, that he is really her uncle and that her mother is in prison for killing her real father."

"'Nobody helps me -- I help them!' boasts open-handed gangster Bull Weed, handing over what will prove to be the best investment in his high-spending career: a thousand dollars that will put the literate 'Rolls Royce' of vagrants back on his feet. Living it up in the Twenties with the aid of cool but smouldering moll Feathers, the Bull lords it over the law and his rivals alike -- specifically big Buck Mulligan, whose floral-tributes business echoes that of a certain real-life Chicago gangster... Yet Feathers, prize possession and object of envy, proves his weak point; and in the end, Bull Weed will indeed come to need help from others, and more than he has ever needed it before. But can Rolls Royce and Feathers still give it to him? And will the Bull accept?" - Igenlode Wordsmith  

The Unholy 3
"Chaney plays a ventriloquist who teams with a strongman and a dwarf to embark on a life of crime."

The Unknown
"Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus---or so he appears. He is actually a burglar with his arms intact.."