Silent Melodrama Film
With a plot to appeal to the heightened emotions of the audience, and sometimes complemented with an exaggerated acting style well suited to the demands of silent cinema, melodrama came in many forms during the silent era. DW Griffith's films with Lillian Gish are prime examples, while the director FW Murnau used, and extended, the format in Sunrise to create a film that was named by Cahiers du Cinema in 1967 as 'the single greatest masterwork in the history of the cinema'.
Silent Melodrama Film Film Listing
E A Dupont, 1929
Seething with sexual and racial tension, this is a sumptuous showbiz melodrama starring Anna May ...
F.W. Murnau, 1927
A landmark of silent cinema and one of the finest films of any era. A woman from ...
Franz Osten, 1929
After Prince Sohan contrives a hunting accident for his rival, Prince Ranjit, so that he might in...
Evgenii Bauer, 1913-17
Bauer's pioneering work is celebrated in these three silent films showing his creative use of lig...