Alla Nazimova & Rudolph Valentino in Camille (1921)
Jacqueline Logan as Mary Magdalene tries to fight off the temptations of “Lust” (right) & “Greed” (left) and the other Seven Deadly Sins in The King of Kings (1927, dir. Cecile B. DeMille).
We’ve all been there, Mary.
In Youth, Beside the Lonely Sea (1925, dir. unknown).
This early short film features Thomas Aldrich’s poem dramatized in triptych (i.e. three films are shown on three screens simultaneously, which would have made it necessary to run three different projectors to exhibit it in a theater).
In the film, we follow an imaginative boy who has mystical visions of mermaids & fairies from his youth to old age. The lonely, drunken old man he’s become has lost his visions and capacity for poetry & illusion and he laments that only “full dark” lays ahead.
(This film is available on the excellent collection Unseen Cinema)