Mary Philbin does double duty as sheltered heiress Stella Maris and downtrodden servant Unity Blake in this remake of Mary Pickford’s 1918 film. Philbin’s vanity-defying performance and Gladys Brockwell’s exquisitely vicious villain set this version apart.
4K restoration by Universal Pictures
Live music by Stephen Horne
Based at London’s BFI Southbank, Stephen Horne is considered one of the leading silent film accompanists working today and his music has met with acclaim worldwide. Principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes playing them simultaneously. He has recorded music for DVD releases and television broadcasts of silent films and regularly performs internationally.
Image credit: Pamela Gentile