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161

I'm from Arkansas 1944

70
Talky
USA

I'm from Arkansas is an extremely entertaining movie, filled with great old-time country music. The small, sleepy town of Pitchfork, Arkansas makes national headlines when Esmeralda the sow gives birth to 18 piglets. Soon Pitchfork is flooded with visitors.

162

Laughing Gas 1914

16
Silent
USA

Another short Keystone film, one of the first movies Charlie Chaplin directed himself. It is an entertaining slapstick comedy with a lot of slapping, hitting and falling. Charlie plays a dental assistant that pretends to be a dentist.

163

Recreation 1914

7
Silent
USA

Charlie Chaplin - "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl." In this short silent comedy, the Tramp is contemplating suicide, until a beautiful girl passes by and he changes his mind.

164

Shanghaied 1915

27
Silent
USA

Another great slapstick comedy made by Essanay Studios. directed, written and edited by Charlie Chaplin. A shipowner intends to scuttle his own ship and its contents in order to get some insurance money. The Tramp, totally unaware of its malicious plans, falls in love with his daughter (Edna Purviance) and gets mixed up in recruiting sailors for the ship.

165

The Charlie Chaplin Festival 1941

96
Silent
USA

A collection of four of the best Chaplin's shorts - The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant. All from 1917, directed and written by Chaplin himself.

166

The Cure 1917

1917
Silent
USA

The Cure is one of the 12 films Chaplin made with Mutual Films Company and one of his best and funniest shorts. Charlie plays an alcoholic - a role he perfected during his theater days in England. He checks into a health spa to dry out, but takes a suitcase full of alcohol with him and soon gets extremely drunk and throw the place into chaos.

167

The Face on the Bar Room Floor 1914

14
Silent
USA

A Keystone Studios Chaplin short film, Based on Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same name. Charlie plays a painter that lost the woman he loves to a rich man. Afterward, he drinks more and more at the bar and draws her portrait on the barroom floor.

168

The Fireman 1916

24
Silent
USA

The Fireman is Chaplin's second film for the Mutual Film Corporation, and a typical silent occupation comedy. Charlie is a no-good fireman, abused by his chief (Eric Campbell). Edna Purviance is a local rich man's daughter whose father plots to have his house burn down in order to put his hand on the insurance money. However, when her father sets up the fire he doesn't realize that his daughter is still in her room. Now Charlie must save the girl.

169

The Floorwalker 1914

29
Silent
USA

The floorwalker is Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film. Chaplin stars in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates havoc in a department store and becomes accidentally entangled in a scheme of the store manager and the store's floorwalker.

170

The Masquerader 1914

9
Silent
USA

Another Keystone short comedy, directed and written by Chaplin. In this film, we get a rare chance to see Charlie as himself, as the Tramp and as Senorita Chapelino - a female impersonator. Chaplin plays an actor in a film studio, who gets fired on his first day. However, he doesn't give up and returns the next day as the beautiful Senorita Chapelino.

171

The Vagabond 1916

34
Silent
USA

The Vagabond is the third film Chaplin made for Mutual Company and although not the funniest, certainly one of the most serious and interesting. Chaplin tells a melodramatic story with elements of melancholy, similar to those we can find in his later feature films. The Tramp is an impoverished street violinist who rescues a girl (Edna Purviance) from a band of gypsies.

172

Tillie's Punctured Romance 1914

82
Silent
USA

Tillie's Punctured Romance is the first feature-length slapstick comedy produced by the Keystone Film Company, and the last film Chaplin neither wrote nor directed. Directed by Mack Sennett and starring some of the most famous actors of this time such as Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler and the Keystone Cops. Chaplin plays a con artist who talks an innocent country girl Tillie into running off to the city with him and with her father's savings. There he abandons Tillie and runs off with her money and his beautiful ex-girlfriend Mabel.

173

A Bucket of Blood 1959

66
Talky
USA

Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing...

174

À propos de Nice 1930

22
Silent
France

This first of Jean Vigo's films takes up the then current "city" film genre and uses it as a critique of the idle rich and as a call to the working man to overturn this society. The contrast of these two "worlds" is followed by an exuberant street carnivale, where social conventions are cast aside and common people give in to their passions.

175

A Straightforward Boy 1929

38
Silent
Japan

A kidnapped boy proves to be more than his abductor can handle.

176

Africa Screams 1949

79
Talky
USA

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

177

As Seen through a Telescope 1900

1
Silent
UK

An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance away. Her husband catches the gent looking. What will the two men now do?

178

At War with the Army 1950

93
Talky
USA

Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

179

Battling Butler 1926

77
Silent
USA

Alfred's father wants him to make of a man of himself so sends him off on a hunting and fishing trip. He doesn't catch or shoot anything, but he does fall in love with a mountain girl. When her father and brothers laugh at this they are informed that he is Alfred "Battling" Butler, the championship fighter. From there on the masquerade must be maintained.

180

Behind the Screen 1916

29
Silent
USA

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

181

Between Showers 1914

15
Silent
USA

Between Showers is Chaplin's fourth short film and an important stage in the evolution of the tramp. Charlie and a rival tramp compete over the heart of a young lady. Both of them try to help her cross the street and fight over an umbrella that the rival stole earlier from a policeman.

182

Bubbling Over 1934

20
Talky
USA

A wonderful all-black short comedy-musical directed by Van Buren. Featuring Ethel Waters with songs such as"Taking Your Time" and "Darkies Don't Dream".

183

Charade 1963

113
Talky
USA

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

184

College 1927

66
Silent
USA

To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

185

Cops 1922

18
Silent
USA

Through a series of mistaken identities Buster winds up with a load of furniture in the middle of parade of policemen. An anarchist's bomb lands in his carriage. After lighting his cigarette with it, he tosses it into the ranks of police. When it explodes the police chase him all over town.

186

Daisy Doodad’s Dial 1914

9
Silent
UK

Daisy and her husband both go in for a face-pulling contest, but when the big day comes she is unable to attend the competition, and her husband wins instead. When the next opportunity comes around, she is determined to win -- but gets a little over-enthusiastic on the way to the contest and finds herself in trouble! She is most ungrateful for her rescue; fate, however, catches up with her that night...

187

Easy Street 1917

23
Silent
USA

A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

188

Eegah 1962

90
Talky
USA

While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California.

189

Father's Little Dividend 1951

82
Talky
USA

In this sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad.

190

For Heaven’s Sake 1926

58
Silent
USA

The Uptown Boy, J. Harold Manners (Lloyd) is a millionaire playboy who falls for the Downtown Girl, Hope (Ralston) who works in Brother Paul's (Weigel) mission. In order to build up attendance, and win Hope's attention, Harold runs through town causing trouble, and winds up with a crowd chasing him right into the mission. He eventually wins the girl and they marry, but not without some interference from his high-brow friends.

191

Gertie the Dinosaur 1914

12
Silent
USA

Winsor Z. McCay bets another cartoonist that he can animate a dinosaur. So he draws a big friendly herbivore called Gertie. Then he get into his own picture. Gertie walks through the picture, eats a tree, meets her creator, and takes him carefully on her back for a ride.

192

Girl Shy 1924

80
Silent
USA

Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love," chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.

193

Go West 1925

68
Silent
USA

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

194

His Girl Friday 1940

92
Talky
USA

Walter Burns, the editor of a major Chicago newspaper, is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife, Hildy Johnson, to insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin, but not without a fight! The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hartwell. The comedy snowballs as William's friend, Molly Malloy, the crooked Mayor, and Bruce's mother all get tied up in Walter's web.

195

Humorous Phases of Funny Faces 1906

3
Silent
USA

Considered the first truly animated movie (or at least the first verifiable, surviving animation), this film is based on the lightning-sketch, a popular vaudeville act. The artist (Blackton) draws a series of faces on a blackboard, which then seem to take on a life of their own.

196

Kid Auto Races At Venice 1914

11
Silent
USA

Kid Auto Races at Venice is Chaplin's Little Tramp first cinematic appearance and the second film Chaplin participated in. Less than a half a year before, Chaplin was an obscure British vaudeville actor, without the slightest idea about filmmaking. Those early movies have a tremendous historical value and can be seen as a portrait of young Hollywood and an extremely rare look at one of its biggest talents learning and perfecting his craft.

197

La lanterne magique 1903

3
Silent
France

In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls.

198

Lady Windermere’s Fan 1925

89
Silent
USA

A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

199

L'Arroseur arrosé 1895

1
Silent
France

L'Arroseur arrosé has the distinction of being the earliest known instance of film comedy, as well as the first use of film to portray a fictional story. A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why the water has stopped coming. The boy lifts his foot from the hose, whereby the water squirts up in the gardener's face. The gardener chases the boy, grips his ear, and slaps him in his buttocks. The boy runs away, and the gardener continues his watering.

200

Life with Father 1947

118
Talky
USA

In late nineteenth century New York a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching their wings, discovering girls and making money out of patent medicine selling. When it comes to light he has never been baptized and everyone starts insisting he must do so, it all starts to get a bit too much.

201

Love Affair 1939

88
Talky
USA

While in a cruise from Europe to New York to get married with his fiancée and heir of a great fortune in USA, the bachelor sportsman Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) meets the gorgeous former night-club singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne), who is returning to her supportive boy-friend, and they have a love affair and fall in love for each other. They schedule to reunite on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building six months later, on July 1st, to decide whether they should marry each other or not.

202

Made for Each Other 1939

92
Talky
USA

John and Jane get married after one day of acquaintance. John's mother disapproves of the marriage. The couple struggles to get through their first year of marriage, tormented by money problems and by sickness. Nevertheless, their love never falters.

203

Mary Jane's Mishap 1903

4
Silent
UK

Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

204

McLintock! 1963

127
Talky
USA

Cattle baron George Washington McLintock fights his wife, his daughter, and political land-grabbers, finally "taming" them all in this Western comedy with Taming of the Shrew overtones.

205

Meet John Doe 1941

122
Talky
USA

A down-on-his-luck homeless man is hired by a major newspaper to be the voice behind a fictional protest letter about society's ills and in the process a nationwide political movement is begun that culminates with the threat of a leap from the roof of City Hall on a cold Christmas Eve night.

206

Mickey 1918

93
Silent
USA

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

207

Mighty Like a Moose 1926

22
Silent
USA

Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great. They meet by accident and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous, both nervous about stepping out on their spouses, but happy to feel attractive for the first time. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out.

208

Miniature Theatre 1906

5
Silent
France

Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines.

209

My Man Godfrey 1936

94
Talky

In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'...who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past...

210

Neighbors 1920

18
Silent
USA

A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

211

Nothing Sacred 1937

77
Talky
USA

To redeem himself after a hoax, reporter Wallace Cook proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg. Hazel discovers she really doesn't have radium poisoning, but still accepts the big fling in New York that Cook offers her. At first, she has a great time, but complications arise when she and Wally fall in love, and an Austrian specialist discovers that Hazel is faking.

212

One A.M. 1916

22
Silent
USA

A one-man mime show. Charlie comes home drunk. Forgetting his key, he climbs in through the window, climbs back out with the key, and goes through the door. The rest are equilibrium gags, the central one being with his collapsible wall-bed.

213

One Week 1920

25
Silent
USA

Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week. It doesn't help that Buster's rival for Sybil switches the numbers on the crates containing the house parts.

214

Our Hospitality 1923

73
Silent
USA

In the Nineteenth Century, there is a feud between the McKay and Canfield families in the country of the United States of America. When John McKay is killed, his wife sends their one years old baby Willie to New York to be raised by her sister. Twenty years later, Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) returns to claim for his family state. Along the train travels, he meets a young lady and they fall in love for each other. However, she is the youngest Canfield and her family has not forgotten the quarrel against the McKays.

215

Our Neighbor, Miss Yae 1934

76
Talky
Japan

Keitaro (Obinata Den) is a law student and Yaeko (Aizome Yumeko) is a high school girl. They are neighbors, and their friendship is starting to develop into something more romantic. Then, Yaeko's sister Kyouko (Okada Yoshiko) has a breakup with her husband and returns home. Kyouko is clearly interested in Keitaro and Yae becomes anxious.

216

People on Sunday 1930

74
Silent
Germany

The film follows the lives of a group of residents of Berlin on a summer's day during the interwar period, filmed over a succession of Sundays in the summer of 1929. The actors were amateurs whose day jobs were those that they portrayed in the film.

217

Police 1916

34
Silent
USA

Police is Chaplin's 14th film with Essanay Studios. It is one of his best Essanay's shorts, managing to tell a coherent story with strong elements of social commentary. Charlie is an ex-convict who finds life on the outside too hard to bear, can't find a decent job (or any job at all) and then decides to burglarize a house with another ex-convict.

218

Pygmalion 1938

96
Talky
UK

Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady.

219

Q Planes 1939

82
Talky
UK

Also known as Clouds Over Europe, This British spy film tells the story of a British secret service man who suspects that the disappearance of a number of experimental planes is more than just a coincidence.

220

Romance of a Fruit Peddler 1922

30
Silent
China

Cheng the fruit seller is in love with the daughter of his neighbor the doctor, but the good doctor won't let him marry her unless Chang finds him more patients. With some creative carpentering, Chang sets about augmenting the doctor's income.

221

Royal Wedding 1951

93
Talky
USA

Stage stars Tom and Ellen Bowen embark to open their show in England. Innocent-seeming Ellen is a female Don Juan and doesn't take dancing as seriously as brother Tom; on shipboard she meets her match, Lord John Brindale. Arrived in London, confirmed bachelor Tom auditions and is taken with cool dancer Anne Ashmond. Will romance break up the act?

222

Safety Last! 1923

70
Silent
USA

When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

223

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964

81
Talky
USA

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

224

Sherlock Junior 1924

45
Silent
USA

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

225

Sita Sings the Blues 2008

82
Talky
USA

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

226

So's Your Aunt Emma! 1942

62
Talky
USA

Aunt Emma is an old spinster, falsely accused of being the infamous murderer "Ma Parker". The movie is also known as "Meet the Mob".

227

Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928

70
Silent
USA

Following through on a promise to his mother, William Canning Jr. goes to River Junction to meet his father who has not seen him since he was a child. The younger Canning isn't quite what the elder was expecting but the old man has bigger problems. He's being put out of business by J.J. King, who not only owns the local hotel and bank, but has recently introduced a new paddle wheel steamer that puts Cannings older boat, the Stonewall Jackson, to shame. Bill Jr. and Kitty King take a liking to each other much to the dismay of both of their fathers. When a fierce storm hits River Junction, Bill Jr. is forced to save Kitty, her father and his father.

228

The Adventurer 1917

24
Silent
USA

Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him.

229

The Balloonatic 1923

22
Silent
USA

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

230

The Big Swallow 1901

1
Silent
UK

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

231

The Boat 1921

23
Silent
USA

Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another.

232

The Countryman and the Cinematograph 1901

1
Silent
UK

A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel is alternately baffled and terrified, in the latter case by the apparent approach of a steam train

233

The Electric House 1922

22
Silent
USA

Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home. He installs lots of fanciful gadgets. The one who should have received the degree gets even by rewiring all the gadgets to wreak havoc.

234

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks 1924

94
Silent
Soviet Union

The film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various mishaps, Mr. West discovers that the Soviets are actually quite remarkable people, and, by the end of the film, his opinion of them has changed to one of glowing admiration!

235

The Finishing Touch 1928

19
Silent
USA

The boys are contracted to build a house in one day. Upon completion, a bird lands on the chimney and the house collapses, bit by bit. When the owner demands his money back, mayhem ensues.

236

The Flying Deuces 1939

69
Talky
USA

Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins the Legion, taking Stanley with him. Their bumbling eventually gets them charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane, but crash after a wild ride.

237

The Freshman 1925

76
Silent
USA

Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular.

238

The General 1926

67
Silent
USA

The General is a silent comedy-adventure film, co-directed and starring Buster Keaton. It is one of Keaton’s classics and most admired films, made in the late days of the silent era. Union spies steal an engineman’s locomotive and he pursues it all by himself, right through enemy lines.

239

The Immigrant 1917

25
Silent
USA

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

240

The Little Princess 1939

93
Talky
USA

In Victorian England little Sara Crewe's widowed father is sent to the Boer War. When he is reported killed the evil head mistress at her boarding school turns Sara into a servant.

241

The Little Shop of Horrors 1960

72
Talky
USA

Classic black comedy about young schnook who develops a bloodthirsty plant and is forced to kill in order to feed it. The basis for the later hit stage musical.

242

The Living Playing Cards 1904

3
Silent
France

A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive. The king removes his costume, and there's something very familiar about him.

243

The Man Who Walked Alone 1945

70
Talky
USA

In this great comedy-drama B film, a young war hero returns home following a medical discharge. He manages a lift from a young woman on the run from her own wedding, after stealing her fiance's car.

244

The Navigator 1924

59
Silent
USA

Rollo decides to marry his sweetheart Betsy and sail to Honolulu. When she rejects him he decides to go alone but boards the wrong ship, the "Navigator" owned by Betsy's father. Unaware of this, Betsy boards the ship to look for her father. whom spies capture before cutting the ship loose. It drifts out to sea with the two socialites each unaware of there being anyone else on board.

245

The One-Man Band 1900

2
Silent
France

On an empty stage, a magician (Méliès) multiplies himself and his chair to form an instrumental band, which he conducts in a lively piece of music. He then returns to each of his identical copies, and a giant ornamental fan appears behind him. Jumping up, the magician disappears in a puff of smoke before returning to the stage for a final bow.

246

The Outlaw 1943

116
Talky
USA

Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.

247

The Playhouse 1921

23
Silent
USA

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

248

The Private Life of Henry VIII 1933

97
Talky
UK

This movie tells the story of King Henry VIII and the last five of his six wives. Set almost entirely within the royal castle, it begins just before the death of his second wife (Anne Boleyn) and ends just after his sixth wedding (to Catherine or Katherine Parr).

249

The Thirteenth Guest 1932

69
Talky
USA

This old pre-code movie, also known as Lady Beware in the UK, is a somehow better-then-expected low-budget comedy-mystery movie. Thirteen years ago, during a posh dinner party, the master of the manner has died mysteriously and left all of his estates to the 13th guest whose identity remains unknown. Thirteen years later, the guests are invited back to the mansion and become the target of a masked villain.

250

The Three Must-Get-Theres 1922

58
Silent
USA

The film follows the plot of the novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is also meant as a parody of the previously released 1921 film The Three Musketeers, starring Douglas Fairbanks.

251

The Threepenny Opera 1931

112
Talky
Germany

In London, rascal Mackie Messer is 'king of the thieves' and an irresistible pimp. When he meets Polly Peachum on the street, he invites her for a drink and they soon marry. When Polly's father Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum a.k.a. 'the king of the beggars' learns about the marriage of his daughter, he presses the chief of police Jackie "Tiger" Brown to arrest his friend Mackie.

252

Tokyo Chorus 1931

90
Silent
Japan

A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague.

253

Uncle Josh's Nightmare 1900

2
Silent
USA

Poor Uncle Josh is trying to get to sleep, but being constantly bedeviled by a fellow in red long underwear with horns. A short early trick editing film using a stationary camera much more valuable for its historical, rather than entertainment value.

254

What Did the Lady Forget? 1937

71
Talky
Japan

Komiya is an affluent, respected and good-natured professor of medicine at a Tokyo university. He has a wife, Tokiko , though they are without children. His niece from Osaka, Setsuko comes recently for a visit to Tokyo. A liberated young lady who smokes and drinks, Setsuko finds her aunt Tokiko's interference and control of her habits bossy and annoying.