Sunrise (1927)

97EPISODE # 66:  Winner of Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress for Janet Gaynor, Sunrise is a spectacular cinematic experience. Director F. W. Murnau’s crowning achievement is often considered the greatest silent film ever made. It retains its power even …

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The Sheik (1921)


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82.5EPISODE #40: Rudolph Valentino stars in THE SHEIK, a silent epic from 1921 that made Valentino a superstar. In this episode of CMR, James and Lara are joined by film historian Karie Bible, who leads tours at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (www.CemeteryTour.com), …

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Notes from our discussion of THE GENERAL (1926)


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TheGeneralTitleScreenShot

Hear our Classic Movie Recall ep on THE GENERAL here.

The General is an engine.

Buster Keaton was influenced by Harold Lloyd.

The scene where the train falls was the most expensive scene in silent film history.

Buster’s real name was Joseph.

Buster’s nickname …

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Safety Last (1923)


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95EPISODE # 09:  This is Harold Lloyd’s comic masterpiece, and is the film that gave us the most iconic image of the silent era: Harold dangling from a clock on a skyscraper. Even today, SAFETY LAST(1923) is considered one of the greatest film comedies …

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City Lights (1931)


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100EPISODE # 03:  Charlie Chaplin, playing his iconic Tramp character, falls in love with a blind flower girl…and hilarity ensues? What happens when one person writes, stars, edits, and directs a movie? And is the ending of this film possibly the GREATEST ending ever? …

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