The Blue Bird (1918)

(Blue bird from Jimmy Joe)

(Bird by Jimmy Joe)

Film fantasy in the early 20th century was every bit as beautiful and strange as it is today. 

This second film adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck’s 1908 play, was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2004.


Well, Wikipedia calls it the first family film ever, while Turner Classic Movies notes it is a “key silent film because of its technical wizardry, unusually strong stylization, and influence on other important films.”

It’s also one of the most beautiful films ever made.

Categories: Saturday Silents, Silent movies

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