Jewelry store scenes

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Jewelry store scenes

PostWed May 17, 2017 3:42 pm

Hello all-
I'm creating a mini silent movie for a jewelry store. Can anyone tell me of any silent films that feature jewelry stores, watch repair, etc? Needs to be a silent film. Also needs to be public domain but I can check that.

Much appreciated!
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostThu May 18, 2017 3:56 am

The first film that comes to mind is ASPHALT (1929), although I'm not sure if it's a jewelry store that Betty Amann's character is in or some other kind of appraisal business.
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostThu May 18, 2017 7:43 am

There are scenes regarding jewelry in both versions of THE UNHOLY THREE.

For watch repair, Chaplin's THE PAWNSHOP comes to mind.
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostThu May 18, 2017 8:12 am

You'll find some powerful jewelry store scenes in von Sternberg's Underworld (1927).


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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostThu May 18, 2017 11:22 am

Also THE RED KIMONA (1925), where the villain gets what's coming to him...
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostThu May 18, 2017 4:02 pm

The Norma Talmadge Vitagraph short Solitaires has a jewelry store scene that drives the plot. I think that's on YouTube from the EYE.

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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostThu May 18, 2017 9:37 pm

Hey, probably the most iconic silent film..... Safely Last.

The scene after Harold gets his pay & goes to buy the lavaliere fir Mildred....though he keeps imagining his lunch slipping away for the price of it. He then sends it to her with a note saying the accompaning chain was not right ( truth being he didn't have any more money for the chain).

Harold should be still recognizable today.Just get permission to use the clip if it will premiere before Jan 2019 (which is when I believe the 1923 films go pd).
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostFri May 19, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm mot sure if they actually show it, but there is a jewel robbery in THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (1933)
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostSat May 20, 2017 2:15 pm

I'ĺl second ASPHALT and I think the cleptomaniac scene at the end of HÄXAN is also set in one.
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Re: Jewelry store scenes

PostSat May 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Keaton's "Seven Chances" has him stopping at a store selling watches and clocks to get the correct time. The proprietor checks his own watch, and finding it stopped, begins repairing it.

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