By John T. Soister

Through the Silent period, while so much movies handled dramatic or comedic takes at the "boy meets woman, boy loses lady" subject, different movies dared to take on such themes as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the ugly. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and 7 Footprints to devil (1929) have been one of the strange and startling motion pictures containing tale parts that went a ways past the world of "highly unlikely." utilizing surviving documentation and their mixed services, the authors catalog and talk about those departures from the norm during this encyclopedic consultant to American horror, technology fiction and delusion within the years from 1913 via 1929.

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