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11 must-see silent movies in honor of National Silent Movie Day

In honor of 2022’s National Silent Movie Day on September 29, check out these silent film classics that are considered must-see favorites by silent film fans. 

FAQ: National Silent Movie Day 2022

September 29, 2022 is National Silent Movie Day. But what exactly is it, when did it start and what is its purpose? A few frequently asked questions (and answers) around National Silent Movie Day 2022.

The spectacular fall scenery from 'All That Heaven Allows'

The best autumn leaves scenery in a classic movie? “All That Heaven Allows” from 1955.

An early ‘special effects’ movie in 1907

  Explosions, transformations, levitations … The 1907 short film “The Golden Beetle” showcased the special effects of early cinema to delighted audiences.

The first movie Batman in 1943

Holy Batman Day! Saturday, September 17 is National Batman Day with special events, movie theater screenings, giveaways and more. But before Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, George Clooney and yes, Adam West, there was … Lewis Wilson in 1943.

Clara Bow: The original 'It Girl' of Hollywood

The woman who epitomized the Roaring Twenties, Clara Bow made her big screen debut a hundred years ago in 1922. She quickly shot to fame as a leading lady and sex symbol.  She cemented her popularity with fans in 1927’s “It” (no, not the horror movie). The concept that someone has “it” – that certain something that draws others in – originated with the movie. Bow would popularize the concept in her portrayal of the plucky shop worker and forever be nicknamed “ the It Girl .” Below are a few scenes from the silent movie, which was known for its 1920s creative exclamations in the titles such as “Hot socks!” and “Sweet Santa Claus, give me him!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by (@reeloldmovies)

50 years ago in movies: ‘Godfather’ reigns supreme

“The Godfather” is now regarded by many as one of the greatest movies ever. When it was released in 1972, it was also a big box office hit in addition to critical darling.

Fay Wray of 'King Kong' born on this day

Early “scream queen” Fay Wray was born on this day, September 15, in 1907.  She is best remembered for her character Ann Darrow in 1933’s “King Kong” and her roles in horror films.

'Cleopatra': Seconds of lost history

Watch the only seconds of footage that survive from 1917’s “Cleopatra.”

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ actress dies at 97

The actress who played George Bailey’s sister-in-law in the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” died August 18, 2022.