Tag Archives: Silent Movie

The Goat 1921

Metro Pictures Corporation This 23 minute silent picture stars Buster Keaton who, through a twisted case of mistaken identity, finds himself on the run from the local constabulary. About 5 minutes into this short, we get our first train scene … Continue reading

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The Great K&A Train Robbery 1926

William Fox Pictures I first saw scenes from this movie long ago whilst watching a railroads-in-movies anthology on TV.  This silent gem had all its exterior shots “Photographed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado, U.S.A.” We never do find out … Continue reading

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Now Or Never 1921

Rolin Films/Associated Exhibitors, Inc. I am a big fan of Harold Lloyd’s early silent pictures and fortunately, most of them were preserved and are available on DVD.  I own the Harold Lloyd DVD Comedy Collection and discovered this “mostly on … Continue reading

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Thunder 1929

This long lost, silent picture has a family connection. Starring Lon Chaney (The Man of a Thousand Faces), it was filmed on the Chicago & North Western Railroad near Green Bay, Wisconsin.  My namesake Great-Grandfather, Lindsay “Len” Pruner was a C&NW trainmaster and … Continue reading

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