The Film Adaptations of Hall Caine

Wednesday, 14 February 2018  |  Gareth

The Film Adaptations of Hall Caine featuring a total set of 6 silent cinema, show-stopping stamps inspired by the popular Edwardian tales of among the Isle of Man's many vibrant and illustrious characters.

First -Pola Negri (1894-1987). The undisputed quiet screen vamp made a significant effect in Barbed Wire (1927 ). Called 'the monarch of all melodramas', Negri swapped her normal glamorous attire for rags as a French, instead of Manx farm girl embeded in Normandy, France instead of the Isle of Man.

First - Anny Ondra (1903-1987). Alfred Hitchcock cast golden-haired Ondra as the heroine, pregnant by one male however married to another in The Manxman (1929 ). Besotted with her, Hitchcock cast her next in his very first 'talkie' Blackmail (1929 ). In spite of her elegant looks, her heavy accent was a barrier; for that reason her short minute in British cinema didn't last.

EU - Conrad Nagel (1897-1970). Nagel was called 'The Prince Consort' throughout the 1920s following a series of successful leading functions opposite Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels and Pola Negi, nevertheless by the arrival of sound his career was beginning to wane. He survived playing a series of supporting male roles and later became an establishing member of The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.

98p - Barbara La Marr (1896-1926). Exotic and dark with amazing beauty and high IQ led La Marr to renowned movie star status with a legion of fans. It was her wild personal life which maybe raised most interest; married 6 times, she enjoyed a wild love life which culminated in drug dependency and an early death by a believed overdose aged just 29.

RoW - Richard Dix (1894-1949). A stage star, Samuel Goldwyn plucked Dix for screen stardom as the graceful male lead in Not Guilty (1921 ). His well-demeaning nature earned him a strong reputation. When 'talkies' arrived he discovered himself cast aside. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 dealt him a 2nd major blow eliminating the majority of his fortune.

₤1.50 Norman Kerry (1894-1956). His handsome dark look made him an early matinee idol, starring opposite major stars of the day. As the lead in The Bondman, directed by Herbert Wilcox, his was Caine's favourite film efficiency. A real-life action hero, he joined the French Foreign Legion at the start of WWII, going back to the U.S. when France capitulated to Nazi Germany.

First -Pola Negri (1894-1987). The undisputed silent screen vamp made a significant effect in Barbed Wire (1927 ). Dubbed 'the king of all melodramas', Negri switched her typical attractive attire for rags as a French, rather than Manx farm woman set in Normandy, France rather of the Isle of Man.

Nagel was called 'The Prince Consort' during the 1920s following a series of effective leading roles opposite Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels and Pola Negi, however by the arrival of sound his career was beginning to subside.

 

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