Best Drama Movies of 1923

1.

Three Ages

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a man vies with a villain for the girl. In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a ouija board, and a round of golf with stones. In ancient Rome, the men display their brawn through a chariot race, using dogs instead of horses. In contemporary times, the man finds himself overcome by modernity, including a very fragile car.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts, Lillian Lawrence, Blanche Payson, Kewpie Morgan, George Davis, Louise Emmons, Lionel Belmore ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1923-09-24
2.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Winifred Bryson, Nigel De Brulier, Brandon Hurst, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Harry von Meter ..
Directed by: Wallace Worsley
Release date: 1923-09-06
3.

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean, she decides to leave for Paris on her own. After spending a year in the city as a mistress of the wealthy Pierre Revel, she is reunited with Jean by chance. This leaves her with the choice between a glamorous life in Paris, and the true love she left behind.

Starring: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller, Lydia Knott, Charles K. French, Adolphe Menjou, Betty Morrissey, Malvina Polo, Bess Flowers, Charlie Chaplin ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1923-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Ten Commandments
4.

The Ten Commandments

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy of the commandments in modern life through a story set in San Francisco. Two brothers, rivals for the love of Mary, also come into conflict when John discovers Dan used shoddy materials to construct a cathedral.

Starring: Theodore Roberts, Charles De Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye, Pat Moore, James Neil, Lawson Butt, Clarence Burton, Noble Johnson, Edythe Chapman ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1923-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The White Sister
5.

The White Sister

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Angela Chiaromonte is the daughter of a wealthy Italian prince who is killed in a fall from his horse. Though Angela stands to inherit half of a large estate, her older half-sister burns the will and thus inherits everything herself, throwing Angela into poverty. Fortunately, Angela is engaged to marry dashing Captain Giovanni Severi - but he soon is captured by Arabs while on an expedition to Africa. Believing him dead, Angela, dedicating her life to his memory, becomes a nun, unaware that her lover has escaped his captors and is returning to Italy. The dramatic climax takes place against a backdrop of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane, J. Barney Sherry, Charles Lane, Juliette La Violette, Gustavo Serena, Alfredo Bertone, Roman Ibanez, Alfredo Martinelli ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1923-09-05
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Scaramouche
6.

Scaramouche

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

A law student becomes an outlaw French revolutionary when he decides to avenge the unjust killing of his friend. To get close to the aristocrat who has killed his friend, the student adopts the identity of Scaramouche the clown.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Ingraham, Julia Swayne Gordon, William Humphrey, Otto Matieson, George Siegmann, Bowditch M. Turner, James A. Marcus ..
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Release date: 1923-09-15
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The White Rose
7.

The White Rose

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He winds up in New Orleans and finds himself attracted to a poor, unsophisticated orphan girl, Bessie. One thing leads to another, and before long Bessie finds that she is pregnant with Joseph's child.

Starring: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello, Neil Hamilton, Lucille La Verne, Porter Strong, Jane Thomas, Kate Bruce, Erville Alderson, Herbert Sutch ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1923-05-21
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Souls for Sale
8.

Souls for Sale

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch, Barbara La Marr, Lew Cody, Forrest Robinson, Edith Yorke, Snitz Edwards, William Haines ..
Directed by: Rupert Hughes
Release date: 1923-04-22
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Penrod and Sam
9.

Penrod and Sam

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Ben Alexander, Joe Butterworth, Buddy Messinger, Newton Hall, Gertrude Messinger, Joe McGray, Eugene Jackson, Rockliffe Fellowes, Gladys Brockwell, Mary Philbin ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1923-06-18
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Adam's Rib
10.

Adam's Rib

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.

Starring: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Anna Q. Nilsson, Pauline Garon, Julia Faye, Clarence Geldart, Robert Brower, Forrest Robinson, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1923-09-24

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