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498

3 Bad Men 1926

92
Silent
USA

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

499

Cabiria 1914

148
Silent
Italy

During the Punic Wars in the third century B.C. the little girl Cabiria, and her nurse Croessa, are abducted during the confusion caused by an eruption of Mount Etna. Cabiria is sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in the temple of Moloch. Fulvio Axilla, a Roman spy, and his slave, Maciste, rescue her and she ends up in the care of Queen Sophonisba. Ten years later, after many wars and alliances, Carthage falls to the Romans and Cabiria returns home with Fulvio.

500

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 1922

91
Silent
Sweden

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

501

La Vague 1891

1
Silent
France

This early cinematic experiment was shot by French scientist Étienne-Jules Marey and was recorded on the bay of Naples. It lasts for only a few seconds and is one of the earliest motion pictures ever made.

502

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.

503

Pauvre Pierrot 1892

4
Silent
France

Charles-Émile Reynaud was the inventor of the Praxinoscope - a radical development of established animation toys such as the Zoetrope. He was also the first to use film perforations, that made it possible to display a much longer sequence of images. His short animated films visual beauty and novelty makes him an extremely unique and important figure in the history of cinema.

504

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.

505

Roundhay Garden Scene 1888

1
Silent
France

This short silent celluloid film is believed to be the oldest surviving motion picture in history, as noted by the Guinness Book of Records. It was shot by French inventor Louise Le Prince on October 14, 1888. The film lasts for less than 2 seconds.

506

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.

507

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.

508

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.

509

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.

510

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.

511

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.

512

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.

513

The Phantom of the Opera 1925

93
Silent
USA

At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal? What's his secret?

514

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.

515

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.

516

A Corner in Wheat 1909

14
Silent
USA

A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film continues to contrast the ironic differences between the lives of those who work to grow the wheat and the life of the man who dabbles in its sale for profit.

517

A Page of Madness 1926

59
Silent
Japan

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

518

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.

519

A Straightforward Boy 1929

38
Silent
Japan

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

520

A Trip to the Moon 1902

13
Silent
France

A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. This early, remarkable film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite.

521

The Andalusian Dog 1929

16
Silent
France

A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano.

522

Anémic cinéma 1926

7
Silent
France

A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as it rotates. The messages, in French, feature puns and whimsical rhymes and alliteration. The final message comments on the spiral motif itself.

523

Arsenal 1929

90
Silent
Soviet Union

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last as a disenchanted.

524

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?

525

At Land 1944

15
Silent
USA

Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.

526

Attack on a China Mission 1900

4
Silent
UK

The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and paddles. He's over-matched. What will become of the mission, its defenders, and its occupants?

527

Autour d'une cabine 1894

2
Silent
France

Autour d'une cabine (Around A Cab) was made in 1894 by Émile Reynaud. It consists of 636 images, each one of them individually hand painted. The film was screened using Émile Reynaud invention of the Théâtre Optique, a method similar to modern cinema projectors.

528

Ballet Mécanique 1924

19
Silent
France

A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, kitchen objects in concentric circles or rows - pots, pan lids, and funnels, cars passing overhead, a spinning carnival ride. Over and over, a heavy-set woman climbs stairs carrying a large bag on her shoulder. An Art Deco cartoon figure appears, dancing. This is a world in motion, dominated by mechanical and repetitive images, with a few moments of solitude in a garden.

529

Battleship Potemkin 1925

75
Silent
Soviet Union

Based on actual events that occurred at the port of Odessa in 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny after yet again being served rotten food. At the time, there was growing opposition to Imperialist rule and a mini revolution was soon underway. The revolt was harshly put down by government troops with the shooting of civilians - including women and children - on the Odessa Steps.

530

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.

531

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.

532

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City 1927

65
Silent
Germany

A train speeds through the country on its way to Berlin, then gradually slows down as it pulls into the station. It is very early in the morning, about 5:00 AM, and the great city is mostly quiet. But before long there are some signs of activity, and a few early risers are to be seen on the streets. Soon the new day is well underway - it's just a typical day in Berlin, but a day full of life and energy.

533

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.

534

Blind Husbands 1919

92
Silent
USA

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.

535

Blood and Sand 1922

80
Silent
USA

Juan is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother's wishes he pursues a career as toreador. He rapidly gains national prominence, and takes his childhood sweetheart Carmen as his bride. He meets the Marquis' daughter Dona Sol, and finds himself in the awkward position of being in love with two women, which threatens the stability of his family and his position in society. He finds interesting parallels in the life of the infamous bandit Plumitas when they eventually meet by chance.

536

Body and Soul 1925

102
Silent
USA

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin.

537

Broken Blossoms 1919

90
Silent
USA

Young Lucy Battling lives under her father's iron rule. Out one day, she falls in love with Cheng Huan, newly arrived in London from China. This does not please her father, who attempts to break the bond by brute force.

538

College 1927

66
Silent
USA

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

539

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.

540

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...

541

Dante's Inferno 1911

68
Silent
Italy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

542

Destiny 1921

105
Silent
Germany

When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

543

Different from the Others 1919

50
Silent
Germany

Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

544

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920

49
Silent
USA

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

545

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend 1906

7
Silent
USA

Adapted from Winsor McCay's films and comics of the period, this film follows the established theme: the "Rarebit Fiend" gorges himself on rarebit and thus suffers spectacular hallucinatory dreams.

546

Earth 1930

75
Silent
Soviet Union

Dovzhenko’s Earth is the third part of his “War Trilogy” (alongside Zvenigora and Arsenal). This film poem describes the collective experiences of the Ukranian proles’ lives, exploring life, death and the poetic possibilities of cinema itself. It has been an important influence on film directors such as Andrei Tarkovsky and is considered to be one of the greatest silent films ever made.

547

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.

548

Emak-Bakia 1927

18
Silent
France

Emak-Bakia shows elements of fluid mechanical motion in parts, rotating artifacts showing Ray's ideas of everyday objects being extended and rendered useless.

549

Entr’acte 1924

22
Silent
France

An absolute surrealistic movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a surrelistic chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin disapear.

550

Fantasmagorie 1908

2
Silent
France

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

551

Faust 1926

116
Silent
Germany

The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

552

Filmstudie 1926

7
Silent
Germany

Entertaining Dadaist experimental short, similar to Man Ray's work, full of shifting geometric shapes, stock footage of seagulls, flying eyeballs, and glaring floating heads.

553

Foolish Wives 1922

117
Silent
USA

Count Karanzim, a Don Juan is with his cousins in Monte Carlo, living from faked money and the money he gets from rich ladies, who are attracted by his charmes and his title or his militaristic and aristocratic behaviour. He tries to have success with Mrs Hughes, the wife of the new US ambassador.

554

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.

555

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.

556

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.

557

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.

558

Hell’s Hinges 1916

64
Silent
USA

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy to run the minister out of town. But Blaze finds something in Faith Henley that turns him around, and soon Silk Miller and his compadres have Blaze to deal with.

559

Histoire d'un crime 1901

5
Silent
France

The cell of a man condemned to death. He's sleeping and dreaming about the past that brought him to prison: a frantic pace of living, bad friendships, alcoholism, the murder of a bank-employer. At the end he dreams of climbing up scaffolding, and he suddenly wakes up...

560

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.

561

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923

133
Silent
USA

In fifteenth century Paris, Jehan, the evil brother of the archdeacon, plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt, which eventually leads to the peasants storming the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Meanwhile, Jehan's slave, a freakish hunchback named Quasimodo, falls in love with the young gypsy queen, Esmeralda, who in turn is in love with Phoebus, a gentleman soldier and a rogue with the ladies. Phoebus's gallant side is awakened by the beautiful peasant girl, and he soon returns her love. Unknown to him, his love is dangerous, because Jehan lusts for Esmeralda and is willing to kill the handsome soldier to possess her. But the hunchback will tolerate no harm coming to her, not even if it comes from his own master.

562

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 1916

163
Silent
USA

Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved.

563

Joan the Woman 1916

138
Silent
USA

A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.

564

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.

565

La coquille et le clergyman 1928

41
Silent
France

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

566

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.

567

La souriante Madame Beudet 1921

54
Silent
France

One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in which he puts an empty revolver to his head and threatens to shoot himself. One day, while the husband is away, she puts bullets in the revolver.

568

La Vie du Christ 1906

33
Silent
France

The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.

569

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.

570

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.

571

Le squelette joyeux 1898

1
Silent
France

A skeleton dances joyously, often collapsing into a heap of bones and quickly putting itself back together.

572

L'étoile de mer 1928

21
Silent
France

The film is based on a script by Robert Desnos and depicts a couple (Alice Prin and André de la Rivière) acting through scenes that are shot out of focus.

573

Madame DuBarry 1919

85
Silent
Germany

The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

574

Male and Female 1919

116
Silent
USA

Lord Brockelhurst, his unwilling betrothed Lady Mary, his butler Crichton and scullery maid Tweeny are on Lord Loam's yacht which is wrecked leaving them all to cope on a desert island. Class distinctions fall apart for the time being.

575

Man With the Movie Camera 1929

68
Silent
Soviet Union

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with a dazzling invention.

576

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.

577

Ménilmontant 1926

38
Silent
France

A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.

578

Meshes of the afternoon 1943

14
Silent
USA

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

579

Metropolis 1927

153
Silent
Germany

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

580

Michael 1924

86
Silent
Germany

Mikaël is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Then Mikaël takes up with the Princess Zamikoff, selling gifts from Zoret and even stealing from the master to pay for his carnal and luxurious life with her. He abandons Zoret, whose health begins to fail but who also discovers spirituality in his solitude.

581

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.

582

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.

583

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.

584

Mother 1926

89
Silent
Soviet Union

Russian director Vsevolod I. Pudovkin's "Mother" is the chronicle of an individual's transformation from political naivete to Marxist awareness set during the 1905 Russian Revolution. Pudovkin uses innovative montage techniques and camera angles to tell this bold story of national unrest through the eyes of a working class woman.

585

Mr Delaware and the Boxing Kangaroo 1895

1
Silent
Germany

Boxing Kangaroo (German:Das Boxende Känguruh) is an 1895 German short black-and-white silent documentary film, directed and produced by Max Skladanowsky, which features a Kangaroo boxing against a man against a white background at the Circus Busch. The film, which premiered at the first public projection of motion pictures in Germany on November 1, 1895, was filmed on 35 mm film and is 18 feet in length. The "groundbreaking production", was, according to WildFilmHistory, "a huge success", which, ""espite being intended for entertainment rather than as a scientific behaviour study", "revealed animal actions in a way that had never been seen before", and, "exposed the potential for future films concerning wildlife and natural history".

586

Nanook of the North 1922

78
Silent
USA / France

Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit), and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.

587

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.

588

Nosferatu 1922

94
Silent
Germany

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

589

October: Ten Days That Shook the World 1928

142
Silent
Soviet Union

October is a 1928 Soviet silent historical film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov. It is a celebratory dramatization of the 1917 October Revolution commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the event.

590

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.

591

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.

592

Orphans of the Storm 1921

150
Silent
USA

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

593

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.

594

Pandora’s Box 1929

133
Silent
Germany

G.W. Pabst's film that catapulted Louise Brooks to international acclaim and made her 'the' icon of the Jazz Age tells the tragic story of Lulu, the hedonistic dancer and prostitute. Based on the plays of F. Wedekind.

595

Passing Fancy 1933

100
Silent
Japan

After the death of his wife, a man struggles to raise his son in nearly overwhelming poverty. When the father meets a beautiful young woman, the son becomes jealous of his father's attentions, and conflict arises between them.

596

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.

597

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.

598

Rain 1929

14
Silent
Netherlands

Rain was one of the founding voices of avant-garde documentary, and perhaps the fullest realization of the filmic tradition of City Symphony.

599

Regeneration 1915

72
Silent
USA

Owen Conway, the leader of a Bowery gang and the bouncer at a low-dive. rescues Marie Rose Deering, a pretty school teacher and a social worker, from insult and assault at the hands of one his his gang. This chance meeting arouses what good is left in him and, under her tutelage, and who he calls "my little Mamie Rose," he becomes as a little child among the angels. But death robs him of the influence that has raised him from the dregs.

600

Rescued by Rover 1905

7
Silent
UK

A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

601

Rescued from an Eagle's Nest 1908

6
Silent
USA

A family is terrified when an eagle carries off its young child.

602

Robin Hood 1922

117
Silent
USA

A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

603

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.

604

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.

605

Serpent 1925

74
Silent
Japan

The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter.

606

Serpentine Dance 1895

1
Silent
USA

Annabelle Serpentine Dance is a short silent American film produced and distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company in 1895. It is one of several released by the studio the late 19th century. Each short film depicts the popular serpentine dance performed by Annabelle Moore. Many of the prints were distributed in color, which was hand-tinted.

607

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.

608

Snowball Fight 1897

1
Silent
France

Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of opportunity. He falls off his bicycle. He's not hurt, but he rides back the way he came, as the fight continues. Uh-oh. He forgot his cap in the snow.

609

Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory 1895

1
Silent
France

Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory in Lyon, also known as Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory and Exiting the Factory, is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière. It is often referred to as the first real motion picture ever made, although Louis Le Prince's 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene pre-dated it by seven years.

610

Sparrows 1926

84
Silent
USA

Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.

611

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.

612

Stella Maris 1918

84
Silent
USA

Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world, so that she has no idea of the cruel things that some people do. Unity Blake is a poor orphan all too familiar with the harsh realities of the real world. These two young women both fall in love with John, love which is complicated by the fact that he is still married to (though separated from) a bad wife.

613

Storm Over Asia 1928

82
Silent
Soviet Union

In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the occupying army. However he is captured when the army tries to requisition cattle from the herdsmen at the same time as the commandant meets with the reincarnated Grand Lama. After being shot, the army discovers an amulet that suggests he was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. They find him still alive, so the army restores his health and plans to use him as the head of a Mongolian puppet regime.

614

Strike 1925

82
Silent
Soviet Union

Laborers at a locomotive factory go on strike to protest harsh working conditions. Management rejects their demands and decides to break the strike by any means necessary.

615

Sunrise 1927

Silent
USA

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

616

Symphonie diagonale 1924

5
Silent
Germany

This short film is a visual rather than musical symphony. A cacophony of animated geometric figures appear in succession, much like a musical piece where idioms or themes emerge. All the figures have in common that they are oriented either approximately minus thirty degrees from the horizontal plane or approximately plus thirty degrees from the horizontal plane.

617

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas 1931

86
Silent
USA

In his final film, F.W. Murnau presents the tale of two young lovers on the idyllic island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific. Their life is shattered when the old warrior declares the girl to be the Chosen Maid and it is forbidden for any man to even look upon her. Refusing to accept a life apart, they run off to another island, one that is decadent and westernized. The boy works as a pearl diver but not quite understanding the concept of money, is soon in debt. When the old warrior tracks them down they again plan to run away but in a desperate attempt to pay off his debts, the boy dives for pearls in shark-infested waters. The boy is successful but fate seems determined to keep the two lovers apart.

618

Tartüff 1925

74
Silent
Germany

Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

619

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.

620

The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station 1896

1
Silent
France

This 50-second silent film shows the entry of a train pulled by a steam locomotive into a train station in the French coastal town of La Ciotat. Like most of the early Lumière films, L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat consists of a single, unedited view illustrating an aspect of everyday life. There is no apparent intentional camera movement, and the film consists of one continuous real-time shot.

621

The Assassination of the Duke of Guise 1908

15
Silent
France

Lasting longer than was then usual, about 15 minutes, the film more or less accurately depicts the events of the day in 1588 when King Henry III (played by co-director Le Bargy) summoned his powerful rival, Duke Henri de Guise, to his chambers at the Château de Blois and had him brutally murdered. The film has its share of lurid thrills, and the pacing is quick throughout, with better acting than most films of the time, and staged in a somewhat theatrical manner.

622

The Balloonatic 1923

22
Silent
USA

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

623

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.

624

The Birth of a Nation 1915

165
Silent
USA

D.W. Griffith's epic tale of the American civil war, told primarily from the perspective of the South. The story is nominally that of two families, one from the north, the other the south, and the challenges they face during the war. Heavily slanted in favor of the Confederates, who are noble and right, against the Yankees who are degenerate and without scruples.

625

The Black Pirate 1926

88
Silent
USA

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape.

626

The Blue Bird 1918

75
Silent
USA

Two peasant children are led by a fairy to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. The fairy gives them a cap with a diamond setting, and when they turn the diamond, the children become aware of and conversant with the souls of a Dog and Cat, as well as of Fire, Water, Bread, Light, and other presumably inanimate things.

627

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.

628

The Burning Soil 1922

110
Silent
Germany

The film follows the story of a struggle over a plot of petroleum-rich land.

629

The Cabbage Fairy 1896

1
Silent
France

La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy) is one of the earliest narrative fiction films ever made. It was probably made before the first Méliès fiction film, but after the Lumière brothers' L'Arroseur Arrosé. The confusion stems from the uncertainty in the dating of these three films. Many film historians have accepted that La Fée aux Choux was made in April 1896, just a month or two before Méliès made his first fiction film. L'Arroseur arrosé (generally considered the earliest fiction film) was screened in December 1895. "The Cabbage Fairy"is the first film directed by a female director. It presents a brief fantasy tale involving a strange fairy who can produce and deliver babies coming out of cabbages. Gently moving through the cabbages and using of lovely gestures, she takes one baby out of there, then makes more magic and delivers two more.

630

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920

78
Silent
Germany

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders.

631

The Cheat 1915

59
Silent
USA

A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

632

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

633

The Covered Wagon 1923

98
Silent
USA

Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and indian attack. To complicate matters further, a love triangle develops, as pretty Molly must chose between Sam, a brute, and Will, the dashing captain of the other caravan. Can Will overcome the skeleton in his closet and win Molly's heart?

634

The Diary of a Lost Girl 1929

104
Silent
Germany

Thymiane Henning, an innocent young girl, is raped by the clerk of her father's pharmacy. She becomes pregnant, is rejected by her family, and must fend for herself in a harsh, cruel world.

635

The Docks of New York 1928

76
Silent
USA

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

636

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.

637

The End of St. Petersburg 1927

85
Silent
Soviet Union

A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to fight in World War I. After three years, he returns ready for revolution.

638

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!

639

The Fall of the House of Usher 1928

13
Silent
USA

A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher, are living under a mysterious family curse: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. As the visitor's stay at the mansion continues, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.

640

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.

641

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921

132
Silent
USA

An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

642

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.

643

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.

644

The Goddess 1934

73
Silent
China

Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.

645

The Great Train Robbery 1903

11
Silent
USA

Among the earliest existing films in American cinema - notable as the first film that presented a narrative story to tell - it depicts a group of cowboy outlaws who hold up a train and rob the passengers. They are then pursued by a Sheriff's posse. Several scenes have color included - all hand tinted.

646

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.

647

The Impossible Voyage 1904

24
Silent
France

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

648

The Joyless Street 1925

125
Silent
Germany

The film follows the lives of two women from the same poor neighborhood, as they try to better themselves during the period of Austrian postwar hyperinflation. They are Marie, who becomes a prostitute, and Grete, who at the last moment, is saved from that fate.

649

The Last Command 1928

88
Silent
USA

A decorated, aristocratic Czarist General is reduced to penury after the collapse of Imperial Russia. An old adversary, now a successful director hires the general to re-enact the revolution which deposed him.

650

The Last Laugh 1924

77
Silent
Germany

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

651

The Last of the Mohicans 1920

73
Silent
USA

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye.

652

The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra 1928

11
Silent
USA

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead), after which he dies and goes on to Heaven where the number is removed.

653

The Life and Passion of Christ 1907

44
Silent
France

Life and Passion of the Christ is one of the earliest feature-length narrative films. The film, with sequences made in the stencil color process Pathéchrome, takes a straightforward approach to its subject matter. All scenes are introduced by an inter-title giving the traditional name of the event (the Annunciation, the Nativity, etc.) followed by the actors playing out the familiar stories from the Gospels. Other than the scene titles, there are no other inter-titles.

654

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.

655

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927

Silent
UK

A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger.

656

The Lost World 1925

106
Silent
USA

This silent adventure movie is the first cinematic adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World”. Challenger, an explorer professor claims that dinosaurs exist far away in the Amazon. A group of researchers and reporters is gathered to find out whether the legend is true and indeed, they discover a long lost world.

657

The Man Who Laughs 1928

110
Silent
USA

When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

658

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.

659

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.

660

The Outlaw and His Wife 1918

136
Silent
Sweden

A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they flee and become two of the many outlaws of Iceland's mountains.

661

The Penalty 1920

90
Silent
USA

Blizzard, deranged from a childhood operation in which both his legs were perhaps needlessly amputated after an accident, becomes a vicious criminal, and eventually mob leader of the San Francisco underworld. Out for revenge against the surgeon who performed his operation, he undergoes brain surgery which has a chance of altering his anti-social behavior.

662

The Playhouse 1921

23
Silent
USA

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

663

The Private Life of a Cat 1947

22
Silent
USA

Two cats have a litter of 5 kittens and then nurse, teach and play with them.

664

The Return to Reason 1923

3
Silent
France

Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating egg crate. One of the first Dadaist films.

665

The Sheik 1921

86
Silent
USA

Sheik Ahmed (Valentino) desperately desires fiesty British socialite Diana (Ayres), so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious desert tent-palace. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Only after being kidnapped by desert bandits does Diana realize how much she has grown to love Ahmed, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time.

666

The Thief of Bagdad 1924

155
Silent
USA

A thief falls in love with the Caliph of Bagdad's daughter. The Caliph will give her hand to the suitor that brings back the rarest treasure after seven moons. The thief sets off on a magical journey while, unbeknownst to him, another suitor, the Prince of the Mongols, is not playing by the rules...

667

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.

668

The Toll of the Sea 1922

54
Silent
USA

When young Lotus Flower sees an unconscious man floating in the water near the seashore, she quickly gets help for him. The man is Allen Carver, an American visiting China. Soon the two have fallen in love, and Carver promises to take her with him when he returns home. But Carver's friends discourage him from doing this, and he returns to the USA alone. By the time the two of them meet again, much has changed, and their reunion proves very trying for them both.

669

The Vanishing Lady 1896

1
Silent
France

A magician walks onto a stage and brings out his assistant. He spreads a newspaper on the floor (thus demonstrating that no trap door is hidden there) and places a chair on top of it. He has his assistant sit in the chair, and spreads a blanket over her. When he removes the blanket, she has disappeared. He then waves his arms in the air and conjures up a skeleton. He places the blanket over the skeleton and removes it to reveal his assistant, alive and well.

670

Tokyo Chorus 1931

90
Silent
Japan

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

671

Tokyo March 1929

29
Silent
Japan

A classic melodramatic love tragedy addressing social inequality in feudal Japan, depicted in Kenji Mizoguchi's typical style. The nostalgic scenes of 1920s Tokyo provides a valuable visual experience set against the background of the title song, "Tokyo March."

672

True Heart Susie 1919

61
Silent
USA

Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his knowledge. Eventually he rises to a position of success and sophistication, and Susie realizes that she has through her own efforts raised him to a level where he is inaccessible to her.

673

Tumbleweeds 1925

78
Silent
USA

Set in Caldwell, Kansas on the Kansas-Oklahoma border, the movie features cowboy Don Carver (Hart) as a "tumbleweed" (i.e., a drifter) who decides to settle down after falling in love with Molly Lassiter (Barbara Bedford). Carver decides to get in on the Cherokee Strip land rush but when he's arrested and parted from his new love, he's in danger of missing the big race.

674

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.

675

Underworld 1927

80
Silent
USA

Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

676

Waxworks 1924

65
Silent
Germany

A poet is hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the fantastic stories and fall in love for each other.

677

Way Down East 1920

145
Silent
USA

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

678

Within Our Gates 1920

79
Silent
USA

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.