Best Drama Movies of 1924

1.

He Who Gets Slapped

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Story of an inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns. He falls in love with another circus performer, and those who betrayed him enter his life yet again.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Tully Marshall, Marc McDermott, Ford Sterling, Edward Arnold, Ruth King, Ruth King, Paulette Duval ..
Directed by: Victor Sjöström
Release date: 1924-12-22
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : The Enchanted Cottage
2.

The Enchanted Cottage

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The Enchanted Cottage stars Richard Barthelmess as Oliver, a physically and emotionally wounded World War I veteran who comes home to a fiancée who promptly leaves him. Licking his wounds in solitude, he meets a young woman named Laura (May McAvoy). They fall in love and agree to marry, but unexpected and magical events occur inside The Enchanted Cottage where they have agreed to spend their wedding night.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Ida Waterman, Florence Short, Alfred Hickman, Marion Coakley, Holmes Herbert, Ethel Wright, Harry Allen ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1924-03-23
3.

Barbara Frietchie

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Two lovers in a small town in Maryland are torn apart by the Civil War--she is loyal to the south while he heads north to join the federal army, determined to protect the Union. Eventually his unit arrives in his hometown and he is reunited with his lover, but things aren't the way they used to be.

Starring: Florence Vidor, Edmund Lowe, Emmett King, Joseph Bennett, Charles Delaney, Louis Fitzroy, Gertrude Short, Mattie Peters, Mark Hamilton, Jim Blackwell ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1924-09-26
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : Wine of Youth
4.

Wine of Youth

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Based on a play be Rachel Crothers, WINE OF YOUTH is a solid drama about "the modern young generation" and how they think they know it all. It's also a play about love and marriage.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, William Haines, Gertrude Claire, Jean Arthur, Zasu Pitts, James Morrison, Johnnie Walker, Niles Welch, Creighton Hale, Ben Lyon ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1924-09-15
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : The White Shadow
5.

The White Shadow

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

The White Shadow is a British drama film directed by Graham Cutts based on the novel "Children of Chance" by Michael Morton. Alfred Hitchcock worked on it as assistant director and also handled the writing, editing, and art direction. The film was long thought to be lost. In August 2011, it was announced that the first three reels of the six-reel picture had been found in a garden shed and donated to the NFPF. The film cans were mislabled Two Sisters and Unidentified American Film and only later identified. The film was restored by Park Road Studios and is now in the New Zealand Film Archive.

Starring: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Henry Victor, A.B. Imeson, Olaf Hytten ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1924-05-05
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : Romola
6.

Romola

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

In Renaissance Florence, a Florentine trader meets a shipwrecked stranger, who introduces himself as Tito Melema, a young Italianate-Greek scholar. Tito becomes acquainted with several other Florentines, including Nello the barber and a young girl named Tessa. He is also introduced to a blind scholar named Bardo de' Bardi, and his daughter Romola. As Tito becomes settled in Florence, assisting Bardo with classical studies, he falls in love with Romola.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell, Ronald Colman, Charles Lane, Herbert Grimwood, Bonaventura Ibáñez, Frank Puglia, Amelia Summerville, Tina Ceccaci Renaldi ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1924-12-06
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : The Red Lily
7.

The Red Lily

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Jean and Marise, young lovers forced from their homes, flee to Paris. Irrevocably separated there, their lives deviate into the slums and hard labor of low-class French society. All the while, the two desperately search for one another.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Enid Bennett, Wallace Beery, Frank Currier, Mitchell Lewis, Rosita Marstini, Sidney Franklin, George Nichols, Emily Fitzroy, George Periolat ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1924-09-08
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : The Sea Hawk
8.

The Sea Hawk

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The adventures of Oliver Tressilian, who goes from English gentry to galley slave to captain of a Moorish fighting ship.

Starring: Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery, Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Marc McDermott, Wallace MacDonald, Bert Woodruff, Claire Du Brey, Lionel Belmore, Christina Montt ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1924-06-14
Best Drama Movies of 1924 : Manhandled
9.

Manhandled

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Comedy which concerns the struggles of an ambitious department store sales clerk who is caught up in New York high society.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman, Ian Keith, Arthur Housman, Paul McAllister, Frank Morgan, Pierre Collosse, Marie Shelton, Carrie Scott ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1924-07-21
10.

Roaring Rails

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A railroad engineer adopts a French orphan while he's fighting in the army in World War I, and takes him back to the US when the war ends. Later the boy needs an eye operation that the engineer can't afford, so he takes the rap for a murder he didn't commit in order to get his son the operation.

Starring: Harry Carey, Frankie Darro, Edith Roberts, Wallace MacDonald, Frank Hagney, Duke R. Lee ..
Directed by: Tom Forman
Release date: 1924-09-20

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