May 14, 2009

55. Orphans of The Storm (1921)

So many beautiful and talented actors.
I fell for Joseph Schildkraut.

Joseph Schildkraut (25) as Chevalier de Vaudrey

Leslie King played Jacques-Forget-Not and brought to mind some modern actors like Hugo Weaving

the beauitful Gish sisters, Lillian (28) as Henriette Girard and Dorothy (23) as Louise Girard

Monte Blue (34) as Danton. He was magnificent. Such passion !

Chevalier visits a decadent party

man, Frank Puglia (29) was adorable as Pierre Frochard

the most amazing ring I've ever seen

I wish love was like this

Sheldon Lewis played Jacques Frochard


Rating 9,5/10


Watch it on Youtube


  1. Anonymous1/6/09

    Thank you for such beautiful images from one of my favorite all-time movies. Like you, I'm madly in love with Joseph Schildkraut! :) However, I love all his scenes with Lillian. They make a beautiful couple. Excellent movie all around!

  2. Thank you for such kind words, I'm glad to find a fellow fan of Joseph !

    I recently won a good publicity photo of Mr Schildkraut from an online auction, I'll be posting a scan of it soon.

  3. Anonymous2/6/09

    Can't wait to see it! :)

  4. I just took a photograph of the card, you can now see it at the very top of the "My Silent Film Star Cards" entry (The one that is dated May 22).

  5. Anonymous2/6/09

    Thanks! The one of him with his head down looking directly into the camera is HOT!

  6. Ooh, I agree !

    I met a guy who had a huge pile of silent film star postcards earlier this year and back then I didn't know much about who's who so I just bought all the ones with interesting looking actors, that specific Joseph card was one of those.

    He had the coolest eyes I've ever seen.

  7. Anonymous6/6/09

    Hello again. Yes, he was such a great leading man and character actor.
    Of all his silent films, I've only seen "Orphans", but I've seen some of his talkies and loved him in those as well.
    Keep up the good work with this diary. I'll be checking in from time to time. :)

  8. Anna Maria23/6/09

    Hello again! Just wondering how you are doing. Anymore pictures of our beloved Joseph (or Pepi) as he was nicknamed? Anyway, keep posting those beautiful pix of beautiful people from the days when true beauty (not sex) was still emphasized. Take care!

  9. Hi Anna Maria !

    I'm quite alright, thank you for asking. I've been doing a lot of work lately so sadly that has left very little time for watching films.

    I got a hold of Cecil B. DeMille's "King of Kings" (1927) today and it features our dear Pepi as Judas. I think I'll watch it tomorrow, can't wait. I'll be posting screen captures of it.

    Thank you for writing, it feels good to know someone likes this little blog and the silent stars that it's dedicated to. Take care !

  10. Anna Maria24/6/09

    Thanks and my pleasure! Enjoy the film!


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