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    The Sheik

    Rudolph Valentino found his definitive screen image in this 1921 rape romance, as a dashing desert vagabond who captures a tempestuous English girl. more...
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    The Penalty

    Lon Chaney's reputation for behind-the-scenes masochism derives in considerable part from this silent 1920 melodrama in which he plays a double amputee, a role that required him to shoot the entire movie with his calves strapped tightly behind his thighs. more...