The greatest thing in life
Motion picture lobby card for "The greatest thing in life" shows Lillian Gish in underground bunker facing German officer; Kate Bruce standing in background with soldier.
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Caption: "Monsieur, there is no one here but we women".
D. W. Griffith presents.
The height of the silent movie era (the 1910s-1920s) was a period of artistic innovation. Silent film stars had to use their faces to express every emotion — a skill that was lost on most actors when talkies replaced silent movies. Several silent stars including Wallace Beery, Shearer, Laurel and Hardy, Greta Garbo, and Janet Gaynor made a successful transition to talkies.