The Miracle Man (1932): Remaking a Silent Classic

Considered by contemporary critics as one of the greatest films ever made, George Loane Tucker’s 1919 film The Miracle Man has no surviving copies. I do some digging into the film’s two minutes of surviving footage and dissect the 1932 sound remake to decide to better understand the appeal of this lost silent classic.

My Favorite Silent Harold Lloyd Pictures

Considered by contemporary critics as one of the greatest films ever made, George Loane Tucker’s 1919 film The Miracle Man has no surviving copies. I do some digging into the film’s two minutes of surviving footage and dissect the 1932 sound remake to decide to better understand the appeal of this lost silent classic.

Utahns in Classic Film

From talented auteurs like Frank Borzage to radiant stars like John Gilbert and Loretta Young, Utah has provided Hollywood with some of its top talent. I take a look at ten of the most popular and well-known actors, directors, and other behind-the-camera talent and recommend films that are easily accessible to view their work.

Lois Weber’s Hypocrites (1915)

Lois Weber started steadily gaining name recognition through directing short films like Suspense in the early 1910s. As the film industry moved towards making feature films, Weber established herself as one of the best directors in Hollywood alongside filmmakers like Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. In this review, I look at Weber’s severely overlooked 1915 film Hypocrites.

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