Best Drama Movies of 1923

1.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : The White Sister
2.

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
3.

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
4.

The White Rose

3.1
6.4/10 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
5.

Raskolnikow

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Student Raskolnikow, who has written an article about laws and crime, proposing the thesis, that un-ordinary people can commit crimes if their actions are necessary for the benifit of mankind, murders an old woman, who operates a crooked loaning house, as well as her sister, who made the mistake of visiting her at the wrong time. He is suspected of the crime, but somebody else confesses to the murder.

Starring: Gregori Chmara, Elisabeta Skulskaja, Alla Tarasova, Andrei Zhilinsky, Mikhail Tarkhanov, Mariya Germanova, Maria Kryshanovskaya, Maria Kryshanovskaya, Pavel Pavlov, Petr Sharov ..
Directed by: Robert Wiene
Release date: 1923-10-26
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Souls for Sale
6.

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 : Salomé
7.

Salomé

2.8
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 : Soul of the Beast
8.

Soul of the Beast

2.8
6.8/10 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 : Zaza
9.

Zaza

2.7
6.2/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1923 : Within the Law
10.

Within the Law

2.6
7.1/10 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

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