Producer(s)William LeBaron (associate)
Top GenresDrama, Silent Films
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Stark Love (1927) was a Drama - Silent Films Film produced by William LeBaron.

Stark Love was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

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The film was shot, whenever possible, using natural light, even at night, which was practically unheard-of at the time. None of the cast ever wore make-up, which was also a rarity.
Karl Brown stated years later that he regretted not waiting to make the film for a few more years. By then, he reasoned, sound and color film technology would have advanced enough for him the preserve the landscape of the shooting environment, and record the voices of the local people, who spoke Elizabethan English
Filmed entirely with a non-professional cast. The two leads, Forrest James and Helen Mundy, were from Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee, respectively, but the rest were authentic mountain people from Virginia. Despite their involvement as actors, these people had no interest in films, and never saw the movie after it was finished.
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Stark Love

Released 1927
Inducted 2009

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Also released in 1927

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