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Watching 1939: Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Video: Barbed Wire (1927) A Silent Movie Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Feb 14, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on February 14, 2014 in Video Review 2 Welcome to my second-ever video review! This time, I am sharing Barbed Wire, a beautiful silent drama starring Pola Negri. She’s a French farmer. He’s a German soldier. Her farm has been converted into a POW camp. Not the likeliest read more

Fun Size Review: Barbed Wire (1927)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 10, 2013

Restrained and mature vehicle for Pola Negri, a criminally underrated actress. She is a Frenchwoman whose farm is used to house German POW’s and she finds herself falling for one of them. Negri and Clive Brook both give sensitive performances as the rarest of movie creatures: star-crossed lo read more

Barbed Wire (1927) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 5, 2013

Pola Negri is a French farmer whose land is converted into a POW camp during WWI. Her hatred of Germans is slowly melted away by her discovery of common humanity… and by Clive Brook, a handsome prisoner. Pola Negri watches the Germans. By the time 1927 rolled around, Hollywood was taking a go read more

What gender were you again? Barbed Wire (1927) Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Feb 25, 2013

One of the early, happy scenes from Barbed Wire. Pola Negri is trying to name her calf but has to change her mind midway when she discovers that her boy is a girl. Cute scene. I love that saucy look Pola gets. Harkens back to her old Lubitsch days in Germany. read more