6 x Movie Collection: The White Sister (1923), Greed (1924), The Big Parade (1925), The Wind (1928), The Crowd (1928), Pandora's Box (1929) (6 x DVD)
6 x Movie Collection.
The White Sister (1923)
Director: Henry King.
Leading Role: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane.
After her father, Prince Chiaromonte (Charles Lane), dies in a freak accident, Angela Chiaromonte (Lillian Gish) finds out that her jealous half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola (Gail Kane), has invalidated her claim to an inheritance. When news arrives that the man they both love, Capt. Giovanni Severini (Ronald Colman), has died in battle on the Middle Eastern front, a penniless Angela enters the convent and resigns herself to a life of piety -- until a mysterious message changes everything.
Director: Erich von Stroheim.
Leading Role: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt.
When housewife Trina McTeague (ZaSu Pitts) wins the lottery, her comfortable life with her dentist husband, John (Gibson Gowland), is slowly destroyed, in part by her own increasing paranoia and in part by the machinations of a villainous friend, Marcus (Jean Hersholt). Director Erich von Stroheim shot the film, based on the Frank Norris novel "McTeague", on location in and around San Francisco, an extravagance unheard of in the 1920s. His original version, since lost, ran for nearly 10 hours.
The Big Parade (1925)
Director: King Vidor, George W. Hill.
Leading Role: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth.
Wealthy young idler Jim Apperson (John Gilbert) enlists during the early days of World War I, to the worry of his mother (Claire McDowell) and the pride of his father (Hobart Bosworth). Sent to the front lines in the French countryside, Jim bonds with his working-class bunkmates Slim (Karl Dane) and Bull (Tom O'Brien) and falls in love with young French farm girl Melisande (Renée Adorée), despite having a girlfriend (Claire Adams) back home. But the romance of war is soon shattered for good.
The Wind (1928)
Director: Victor Sjöström.
Leading Role: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love.
When Letty Mason (Lillian Gish), an emotionally fragile woman from Virginia, relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin (Edward Earle), she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife (Dorothy Cumming). Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors, including neighbor Lige Hightower (Lars Hanson), leave Letty increasingly disturbed, resulting in tragedy.
The Crowd (1928)
Director: King Vidor.
Leading Role: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach.
Young John Sims (James Murray) weathers the death of his father and travels to New York City in search of success. Instead, he becomes a low-level worker in an enormous office of a nameless corporation. After he meets a beautiful young woman (Eleanor Boardman), things seem to be looking up, but before long the newlyweds are sullen and bickering, and the arrival of their children leaves John feeling trapped in a dead-end existence. Then tragedy strikes, causing him to reassess his life.
Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) (1929)
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst.
Leading Role: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer.
In this acclaimed German silent film, Lulu (Louise Brooks) is a young woman so beautiful and alluring that few can resist her siren charms. The men drawn into her web include respectable newspaper publisher Dr. Ludwig Schön (Fritz Kortner), his musical producer son Alwa (Franz Lederer), circus performer Rodrigo Quast (Krafft-Raschig) and Lulu's seedy old friend, Schigolch (Carl Goetz). When Lulu's charms inevitably lead to tragedy, the downward spiral encompasses them all.
Contained in: Standard DVD Cases.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).