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Dani1923

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Barrie in Masks and Faces silent film (1917)
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:30:32 PM »
A few days ago I discovered that Barrie was in a silent film called Masks and Faces. Itís on YouTube and he appears at the very beginning at :30 and you see him at various times until 3:30. He even has a line, but of course because itís a silent film you can only read it, at 1:15.

I didnít watch the whole movie so I donít know if he appears at any other point.

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Re: Barrie in Masks and Faces silent film (1917)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 06:22:45 PM »
A thousand thanks for this!  I had the intro copied onto 16mm back in 1976, along with whatever other JMB footage I could find in the National Film Archives (as well as Movietone, Pathe, etc) - primarily as a help to Ian Holm who was to play Barrie in the BBC-TV Lost Boys ... but I also took a 16mm projector down to Kent and showed it to Nico - he WEPT!  It was the first time he'd seen 'Uncle Jim' since he died in 1937 ... and this "Masks & Faces" film (made to raise loot for RADA) is the earliest film we have of JMB. It's also a repository of many others who were once household names to the theatre-going public  - many of whom I came to 'know' via Nico and the various productions of Barrie's plays (Gladys Cooper I actually knew as she was some sort of cousin, and I stayed with her in LA back in 1964 when I hitch-hiked to Tinseltown) ... but I never watched the whole movie before, so again thanks so very much for sharing your discovery!

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Re: Barrie in Masks and Faces silent film (1917)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 07:08:07 PM »
Youíre very welcome Andrew! Iím so glad that I randomly discovered it!