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Photoplay Productions

This British company was established by filmmakers Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. After Gill’s death, Patrick Stanbury became a prominent force in the company, which specializes in restorations of silent era films for theatrical, television, and home video presentations and documentaries on the silent era of cinema.

Photoplay Productions has produced presentation editions of these silent era films:
Ben-Hur (1925) Fred Niblo
The Birth of a Nation (1915) D.W. Griffith
The Blot (1921) Lois Weber
Broken Blossoms (1918) D.W. Griffith
The Cat and the Canary (1927) Paul Leni
The Crowd (1928) King Vidor
The Eagle (1925) Clarence Brown
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) Rex Ingram
The General (1926) Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
Girl Shy (1924) Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor
Greed (1924) Erich von Stroheim
Hot Water (1924) Sam Taylor and Fred Newmeyer
Intolerance (1916) D.W. Griffith
The Iron Mask (1929) Allan Dwan
It (1927) Clarence Badger
Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance
Nosferatu (1922) F.W. Murnau
Our Hospitality (1923) Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Rupert Julian
Safety Last (1923) Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor
Show People (1928) King Vidor
Speedy (1928) Ted Wilde
The Strong Man (1926) Frank Capra
Sunrise (1927) F.W. Murnau
La Terre (1921) André Antoine
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Raoul Walsh
The Wedding March (1928) Erich von Stroheim
The Wind (1928) Victor Sjöström
A Woman of Affairs (1928) Clarence Brown

In addition, Photoplay Productions has produced these documentaries on the silent era:
Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (1980) for Thames Television
Unknown Chaplin (1983) for Thames Television
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) for Thames Television
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)
D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1996)
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000) for Turner Classic Movies
DeMille: American Epic (2004) for Turner Classic Movies
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton at MGM (2004) for Turner Classic Movies

Website : Photoplay Productions

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