Best Drama Movies of 1923


A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

6.9/10 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

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Three Ages

Three Ages

7.0/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

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 : Salomé


6.6/10 IMDB

Based on Oscar Wilde's play, the films tells the story of how Salomé agrees to dance for King Herod in return for the head of John the Baptist.

Starring: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione, Earl Schenck, Arthur Jasmine, Frederick Peters, Louis Dumar ..
Directed by: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova
Release date: 1923-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Scaramouche


7.2/10 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 Sister

The White Sister

6.9/10 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 : Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman

7.0/10 IMDB

David Compton leaves his expecting French girl-friend Louise Boucher, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, for the war where he looses his memory. Building a new life from scratch after the war, he gets married in London. Louise, now a mother, thinks him dead. She becomes a famous dancer under the name Deloryse but falls gravely ill. One night, as David is in the audience of her show, he recovers his memory. When she learns that David is married to another woman, Louise turns her son in the care of David's new wife and accepting a dancing job at a party, she dies there of exhaustion and sorrow.

Starring: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Josephine Earle, Marie Ault, Myrtle Peter, A. Harding Steerman, Victor McLaglen ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1923-01-02
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The White Rose

The White Rose

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

Souls for Sale

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

Penrod and Sam

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 : The Grub Stake

The Grub Stake

7.1/10 IMDB

A young woman is lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine. She takes her ailing father with her, only to discover when she gets there that the gambler was lying to her and actually planned to sell her to a dance hall. She gathers her father and an old miner she has met, takes a dogsled and supplies from the gambler and the three of them head for the wilderness to look for a lost gold claim the old miner has been looking for.

Starring: Nell Shipman, Hugh Thompson, Alfred Allen, Lillian Leighton, George Berrell, Walt Whitman, Cecil Van Auker, Ah Wing ..
Directed by: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle
Release date: 1923-02-18
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Gossette


7.3/10 IMDB

In Gossette (1923), Dulac experimented with and designed a number of special lenses and prisms to produce a variety of effects and multiply the expressive means which translate the characters' visions and mental states. She also reversed class and gender roles, as she made the female character Gossette come to the aid of Phillipe de Savières, falsely accused of murder, in order to save his name.

Starring: Régine Bouet, Maurice Schutz, Jean-David Évremond, Monique Chrysès, Jean d'Yd, Madeleine Guitty, Mario Nasthasio ..
Directed by: Germaine Dulac
Release date: 1923-12-21
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

6.4/10 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

Le Gamin de Paris

6.7/10 IMDB

Two war orphans, Joseph, apprentice printer, and Lisette, typist, live with their grandmother in Belleville. Lisette loves his next door neighbor, the painter Amedee, but this one does not offer him a union. Joseph Amedee learning is the son of a general, advocates for Lisette and everything ends in marriage.

Starring: René Poyen, Berthe Jalabert, Jean Devalde, Bouboule, Henri-Amédée Charpentier, Renée van Delly, Adolphe Candé, Sandra Milovanoff ..
Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1923-12-07
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Soul of the Beast

Soul of the Beast

6.7/10 IMDB

This northwoods comedy-drama, by way of a circus drama, was directed by John Griffith Wray for Thomas H. Ince, and stars Madge Bellamy.

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Cullen Landis, Noah Beery, Vola Vale, Bert Sprotte, Harry L. Rattenberry, Carrie Clark Ward, Lincoln Stedman, Larry Steers, Vernon Dent ..
Directed by: John Griffith Wray
Release date: 1923-05-06
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Circus Days

Circus Days

6.5/10 IMDB

10-year-old Toby runs away from his abusive uncle to join the Big Top.

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Barbara Tennant, Russell Simpson, Claire McDowell, Cesare Gravina, Peaches Jackson, Sam De Grasse, DeWitt Jennings, Nellie Lane, William Barlow ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1923-07-30
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Toll of the Sea

The Toll of the Sea

6.6/10 IMDB

While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship. The plot is a variation of the Madame Butterfly story, set in China instead of Japan. The Toll of the Sea was one of the first and most successful Technicolor feature films.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley, Priscilla Moran, Etta Lee, The Fong Ming Young Associates ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1923-01-22
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Drifting


6.8/10 IMDB

In Shanghai, an American girl who helps runs an opium ring meets an American agent disguised as a mining engineer. The two fall in love, and she has to determine where her loyalties lie.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Matt Moore, Wallace Beery, Anna May Wong, J. Farrell MacDonald, Rose Dione, Edna Tichenor, William V. Mong, Bruce Guerin, Marie De Albert ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1923-08-26
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Ashes of Vengeance

Ashes of Vengeance

6.5/10 IMDB

This historical piece, set in the Huguenot days of France, is Norma Talmadge's 37th feature film and the longest to date at two hours. The plot involves a man forced into servitude who falls in love with the sister of his persecutor. It was Ms. Talmadge's fourth involvement with director, Frank Lloyd and the cast included future star, Wallace Beery.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Wallace Beery, Josephine Crowell, Betty Francisco, Claire McDowell, Courtenay Foote, Howard Truesdale, Jeanne Carpenter, Forrest Robinson ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1923-08-06
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Anna Christie

Anna Christie

6.7/10 IMDB

A troubled young woman comes to live with her estranged father on the New York waterfront. A tough sailor falls in love with her, sparking conflict between her father and her suitor. What neither knows is that she has a secret that could cause her to lose both of them.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, William Russell, George F. Marion, Eugenie Besserer, Ralph Yearsley, Chester Conklin, George Siegmann ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince, John Griffith Wray
Release date: 1923-11-24
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Zaza


6.5/10 IMDB

Zaza is an actress and the favorite at an open-air theater in a small French town. When diplomat Bernard Dufresne comes to the village, he stays away for fear he will fall for her. But during one performance, while Zaza is singing on a swing, her rival cuts the rope and she falls. Zaza is badly injured and she makes Dufresne's acquaintance. A romance quickly springs up and he installs her in a villa. Their happiness is marred, however, when his wife appears.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, H.B. Warner, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Lucille La Verne, Mary Thurman, Yvonne Hughes, Riley Hatch, L. Rogers Lytton, Ivan Linow, Florence Fair ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1923-10-21


6.5/10 IMDB

A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with the daughter of a circus puppeteer, even though he is already married to the daughter of his country's war minister.

Starring: Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin, Cesare Gravina, Edith Yorke, George Hackathorne, George Siegmann, Dale Fuller, Lillian Sylvester, Spottiswoode Aitken, Dorothy Wallace ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim, Rupert Julian
Release date: 1923-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Go West

Go West

6.4/10 IMDB

Western Movies with monkeys in the roles. The son of mom and dad Monkey gets home too late after a wet night. The father, tired of this behavior has enough and throws his son out of the house.

Directed by: Len Powers
Release date: 1923-11-25
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The West~Bound Limited

The West~Bound Limited

5.9/10 IMDB

The plot, old-hat though it is, does provide an opportunity for that wonderfully seedy villain, David Dirby, to do his dirty work and more importantly, to tie all the thrillingly on-the-spot railroad footage together. Railroad buffs will enjoy all the atmospheric detail director Johnson has obtained by filming in real freight yards and inside and alongside real steam engines and rolling stock.

Starring: Ralph Lewis, Claire McDowell, Ella Hall, John Harron, Taylor Graves, Wedgwood Nowell, David Kirby, Richard Morris, Jane Morgan ..
Directed by: Emory Johnson
Release date: 1923-04-14
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Nth Commandment

The Nth Commandment

7.3/10 IMDB

A department store clerk decides to marry a withdrawing colleague with tuberculosis, over another dashing, ambitious suitor, leads to a life of hardship and struggle. Though The Nth Commandment survives incomplete, enough exists of director Frank Borzage’s last film while under contract with William Randolph Hearst’s Cosmopolitan Pictures for scholar Hervé Dumont to declare “it the first truly Borzagian work.”

Starring: Colleen Moore, James Morrison, Eddie Phillips, Charlotte Merriam, George Cooper ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1923-03-18
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : White Tiger

White Tiger

6.1/10 IMDB

Three crooks pull off a magnificent crime. As they're forced to hide out together they slowly begin to distrust each other.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Matt Moore, Raymond Griffith, Wallace Beery, Alfred Allen, Emmett King, Lillian Langdon, Eric Mayne ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1923-12-17
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Black Oxen

Black Oxen

5.9/10 IMDB

A Manhattan playboy falls for a mysterious European woman, whom he notices is an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first he thinks it's just a coincidence, as the beautiful young woman he's romancing is much younger than the woman who vanished, who would be in her late 50s or early 60s by now. Soon, however, he begins to believe that maybe it's not such a coincidence after all.

Starring: Corinne Griffith, Clara Bow, Conway Tearle, Tom Ricketts, Tom Guise, Kate Lester, Alan Hale ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1923-12-29
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Shock

The Shock

6.5/10 IMDB

A gang of blackmailers sends a cripple to San Francisco to expose a banker they have been blackmailing. However, the cripple meets and falls in love with the banker's daughter.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Jack Mower, William Welsh, Henry A. Barrows, Christine Mayo, Harry De Vere, John Beck, Walter Long ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1923-06-10
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : A Clouded Name

A Clouded Name

5.5/10 IMDB

To avoid seeing Marjorie Dare, Jim Allen visits Stewart Leighton at the latter's country home. (Five years earlier Jim's engagement to Marjorie Dare was broken when her mother was killed and his father disappeared.) Through certain circumstance Marjorie also becomes Leighton's guest, and Jim moves out into the woods. There he meets Smiles, a little girl in the care of strange old Ben Tangleface. Leighton wishes to wed Marjorie for her money and is trying forcefully to persuade her to accept him when Jim comes to the rescue. But Ben, his memory stirred by the sight of Leighton, kills him. Explanations reveal Smiles to be Dorothy's sister and Ben, Jim's father. He was wounded while defending Marjorie's mother, whom Leighton killed.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Gladden James, Yvonne Logan, Richard Neill, Frederick Eckhart, Charles Miller, Richard Neill, Martha Langford, Marion Bradley ..
Directed by: Austin O. Huhn
Release date: 1923-02-19
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Little Church Around the Corner

Little Church Around the Corner

5.8/10 IMDB

A wealthy minister in a mining town is something of an advocate for the miners' safety, but he doesn't really get involved in the issue. He is soon snapped out of that attitude, however, when his daughter is trapped underground in a mine explosion, along with the mine's owner.

Starring: Claire Windsor, Kenneth Harlan, Hobart Bosworth, Pauline Starke, Alec B. Francis, Walter Long, Cyril Chadwick, Winter Hall, Margaret Seddon, George Cooper ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1923-03-09
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Within the Law

Within the Law

6.5/10 IMDB

When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always staying however within the letter of the law.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Lew Cody, Eileen Percy, Jack Mulhall, Joseph Kilgour, Arthur Stuart Hull, Helen Ferguson, Lincoln Plumer, Tom Ricketts, Ward Crane ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1923-04-28
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Where the North Begins

Where the North Begins

6.9/10 IMDB

Action adventure set in the wilds of Alaska

Starring: Claire Adams, Fred Huntley, Walter McGrail, Pat Hartigan, Myrtle Owen, Charles Stevens, Rin-Tin-Tin ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1923-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Silent Command

The Silent Command

6.0/10 IMDB

A distinguished young Naval officer from a celebrated military falls prey to a terrorist and his seductress accomplice bent on destroying the Panama Canal.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Alma Tell, Martha Mansfield, Bela Lugosi, Betty Jewel, Carl Harbaugh, Martin Faust ..
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
Release date: 1923-08-18

The Blue Lagoon

5.4/10 IMDB

The Blue Lagoon is a 1923 silent film adaptation of Henry De Vere Stacpoole's 1908 novel of the same name about children who come of age while stranded on a tropical island. This is the first telling of this often filmed story. This film was followed by remakes in 1949, 1980 and 2012.

Starring: Molly Adair, Arthur Pusey, Doreen Wonfor, Val Chard, Dick Cruikshanks ..
Directed by: Dick Cruikshanks
Release date: 1923-02-05
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Enemies of Women

Enemies of Women

4.6/10 IMDB

The dashing but arrogant Prince Michael Fedor Lubimoff has to flee Tsarist Russia after falling into disgrace and settles in Monte Carlo, where he resumes his life of debauchery while World War I ravages the fields of Europe… (Partially lost film; reels 3 and 9 of a total of 11 are missing.)

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Alma Rubens, Pedro de Cordoba, Gareth Hughes, Gladys Hulette, William H. Thompson, William Collier Jr., Paul Panzer, Mario Majeroni, Jeanne Brindeau ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1923-04-15
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Regeneration


4.7/10 IMDB

A ne're-do-well man, a beautiful girl, and her one-legged body-guard/family servant are the sole survivors---they think---of a ship wreck and make it to a uninhabited south-seas island. The influence of the girl brings about a reformation of the man in this version of Eden...until three sailors, also survivors, show up, and have designs on the girl. Then a pirates' treasure chest is discovered buried on the beach, and matters become even more tense...and violent.

Starring: Stella Mayo, M.C. Maxwell, Alfred Norcom, Charlie Gaines, R.L. Brown, Clarence Rucker, Steve Reynolds, Carey Brooks ..
Directed by: Richard E. Norman
Release date: 1923-11-24
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Mist in the Valley

Mist in the Valley

7.9/10 IMDB

An ex-nun weds an amnesia victim and is framed for killing her usurping uncle who posed as her father.

Starring: Alma Taylor, G.H. Mulcaster, James Carew, Esme Hubbard, John MacAndrews, Gwynne Herbert, Maud Cressall ..
Directed by: Cecil M. Hepworth
Release date: 1923-01-02
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Main Street

Main Street

7.6/10 IMDB

The arrival of pretty Carol Milford in the staid Midwestern town of Gopher Prairie really shakes up the locals.

Starring: Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Harry Myers, Noah Beery, Alan Hale, Louise Fazenda, Anne Schaefer ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1923-04-25
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Human Wreckage

Human Wreckage

7.3/10 IMDB

An attorney's wife is determined to fight the evils of addictive substances.

Starring: Dorothy Davenport, James Kirkwood, Bessie Love, George Hackathorne, Claire McDowell, Robert McKim, Harry Northrup, Victory Bateman, Eric Mayne, Otto Hoffman ..
Directed by: Dorothy Davenport, John Griffith Wray
Release date: 1923-06-17
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Boston Blackie

Boston Blackie

6.8/10 IMDB

Boston Blackie is a former prison inmate campaigning to outlaw Warden Benton's infamous "Water Cross" torture. Benton, however, is successful in his attempt to have Blackie arrested and returned to the prison, but his evil schemes are ultimately thwarted by Mary Carter, Blackie's girlfriend, who manages to alert the governor.

Starring: William Russell, Eva Novak, Frank Brownlee, Otto Matieson, W.C. Robinson, Fred Esmelton ..
Directed by: Scott R. Dunlap
Release date: 1923-05-06
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Love, Life and Laughter

Love, Life and Laughter

7.0/10 IMDB

Love, Life and Laughter tells the story of a pair of working class youngsters with big dreams – a cheery chorus girl and a serious writer. The film toys with our expectations, blurring the boundaries of reverie and reality; tragedy and comedy. Directed by George Pearson, the film was considered lost for many years until in March 2014 when a copy was discovered in an old Dutch cinema.

Starring: Betty Balfour, Harry Jonas, Frank Stanmore, Nancy Price, Sydney Fairbrother, Annie Esmond ..
Directed by: George Pearson
Release date: 1923-06-01

The Fog

7.2/10 IMDB

Silent World War I (WWI) romantic melodrama (based on the novel by William Dudley Pelly) .

Starring: Mildred Harris, Louise Fazenda, Louise Dresser, Peggy Prevost, Ann May, Ethel Wales, Cullen Landis, Ralph Lewis, David Butler, Frank Currier ..
Directed by: Paul Powell
Release date: 1923-01-18
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The First Degree

The First Degree

6.7/10 IMDB

Sam Bass receives a summons to testify before a grand jury, and not realizing that the matter concerns sheep-stealing he assumes it to concern the murder of his brother, Will.

Starring: Frank Mayo, Sylvia Breamer, Philo McCullough, George A. Williams, Harry Carter ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-01-30
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Long Live the King

Long Live the King

7.4/10 IMDB

A young crown prince, wishing to be just an ordinary boy, runs away with his friend. The king dies, and when the prince does not appear, the people begin to rise in revolution. When the crown prince finally hears the death knell for the late king he immediately attempts to return to the palace, however is abducted by revolutionaries and held captive. Will he be rescued in time to restore order?

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Rosemary Theby, Ruth Renick, Vera Lewis, Alan Hale, Allan Forrest, Walt Whitman, Robert Brower, Mary Carlisle, Ruth Handforth ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1923-11-26
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Mary of the Movies

Mary of the Movies

7.0/10 IMDB

Mary's kid brother needs an operation and, in order to pay for it, Mary goes to a Hollywood studio and applies for a job as an actress. Mary is given a job as a waitress in the commissary, and gets to meet 40 actors, actresses and directors, none of whom tip big enough to enable Mary to earn enough money to pay for an operation. Will Mary become an actress and make some big money?

Starring: Marion Mack, Florence Lee, Mary Kane, Anna May Wong, Zasu Pitts, Bessie Love, Harry Cornelli, John Geough, Raymond Cannon, Rosemary Cooper ..
Directed by: John McDermott
Release date: 1923-05-27
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Untameable

The Untameable

7.0/10 IMDB

The Most Shocking Film of 1923! Directed by Herbert Blache, The Untameable dramatizes the then-sensational subject of dual personality, with Gladys Walton in the dual role of Joy and her whip-toting, brutal, sadistic alter-ego Edna, and Etta Lee as her faithful Asian lesbian maid.

Starring: Gladys Walton, Malcolm McGregor, John St. Polis, Etta Lee ..
Directed by: Herbert Blaché
Release date: 1923-09-09

The Tango Cavalier

6.6/10 IMDB

Don Armingo, a member of the Secret Service, is inspired while dancing the tango to join a group of smugglers at the Mexican border. As he is about to make the arrest, they take flight, kidnapping Don's sweetheart. Following in his airplane, he circles above the getaway car and plucks the girl from the tonneau cover just as it speeds over an embankment.

Starring: George Larkin, Frank Whitson, Dorris Dare, Ollie Kirby, William Quinn, Mike Tellegen ..
Directed by: Charles R. Seeling
Release date: 1923-09-15
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Daddy


6.6/10 IMDB

Believing her husband to be unfaithful, Helene Savelli takes her son, Jackie, to the Holdens' farm and dies shortly afterward. The Holdens keep Jackie, but he eventually goes to the city when the elderly couple lose their farm and retire to the poorhouse. Jackie next is befriended by Cesare Gallo, a sidewalk musician who was also the teacher of Paul Savelli--now a famous violinist. A chance meeting with Savelli by Jackie reunites him with Gallo just before the old man dies. Savelli takes Jackie home with him, happily discovers the boy to be his son, and restores the farm to the Holdens.

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Josie Sedgwick, Cesare Gravina, Bert Woodruff, Anna Townsend, Willard Louis, George Kuwa ..
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper
Release date: 1923-03-25
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The Fiery Hand

The Fiery Hand

6.3/10 IMDB

In this exciting adventure based on the second Fu-Manchu novel, intrepid sleuths Nayland Smith and Petrie investigate a haunted house, but get more of a fright than they expected. Caught by the evil Dr Fu-Manchu, Nayland Smith faces a plague of ravenous Cantonese rats - a torture known as 'The Six Gates of Joyful Wisdom'. Will Petrie end his agony, with the razor-sharp ‘Friend’s Sword’?

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Pat Royale ..
Directed by: A.E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03

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