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The last added films are listed at the bottom of the page

The Magic of Silent Films

Classic, historical movies from the Silent Film Era, and also historical Newsreels and various curiosities, are part of our small anthology. Almost everything here has been acquired in top video quality.


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We do provide duplicates of the multimedial files of the Collection on a customized DVD-ROM. (1)

Almost all the digital copies of the films are good quality Hi-Res editable videos.
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European Movies


1896Lumiere-LoïeFuller-Danse-Serpentine.mpeg

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Danse Serpentine (France 1896)

Dance performance,1896 (performer: Loïe Fuller). Hand coloured film.


1896Lumiere-Lyon-Bains-sur-la-Saône.mpeg
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Run Time: 00:00:45
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Bains sur la Saône (France 1896)

From Wikipedia: Film reel shot by an anonymous Lumière operator in Lyon, 1897.


1902VoyageDansLaLune.avi
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Run Time: 00:14:00
Audio/Visual: silent/musical score/Narrated in English, B&W
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Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) (France 1902)
Director: George Méliès,
Producer: George Méliès, Paris.

From Wikipedia: One of the earliest known science fiction films. A segment near the end was animated, making this one of the first animated films, too.
After finishing work on the film, George Méliès intended to release it in America and thereby make lots of money. Unfortunately, Thomas A. Edison's film technicians had already secretly made copies of the film, which was showed across the USA within weeks. Méliès never made any money from the film's American showings, and went broke several years later (while Edison made a fortune on the film).


1903 AliceInWonderland.mp4
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Alice in Wonderland (GB 1903)
Directed by: Cecil M. Hepworth and Percy Stow
Produced by: Hepworth Manifacturing Co.
Distributed by: American Mutoscope & Biograph

From Wikipedia: This 1903 short is the first version ever put on celluloid of the Lewis Carroll classic. Seen today, it's of great historic value, and it's amazing that it still exists, given that many silent films were lost forever. The surviving print is in a pretty bad shape, with many big white spots and missing frames, but no one should be surprised. Anyway, it's watchable enough.
The film, which, at a running time of 10 or 12 minutes in a common silent movie projector, was the longest ever produced in UK to the day (the standard being 3 or 4 minutes, and so, some distributors bought and showed just some parts of this Alice, not the full footage), is more an illustration of Carroll's book than an adaptation. That is, the director assumes you know the story, and so the movie is more like filmed drawings from the book than a filmed story. All the best-known passages are here: the White Rabbit, Alice shrinking and growing up to pass through the door (very primitive but strangely effective FX), the garden, the oversized Alice inside the Rabbit's house, the Ugly Duchess, the baby-pig, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter's tea party (with a March Hare that looks amazingly like "Frank" from Donnie Darko!), and the Queen of Hearts procession. You won't find Carroll's witty satire here (as you won't find it either in most of the posterior versions), but it's actually a cute set of vignettes and illustrations from the book.



1908RlHotelElectrico.avi
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Run Time: 00:09:31
Audio/Visual: silent with music score, B&W
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El Hotel Electrico (France, 1908)
Directed by: Segundo de Chòmon
Produced by:
Pathé Frères

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


1915LesVampires-Ep1.mp4
1915LesVampires-Ep2.mp4
1915LesVampires-Ep3.mp4
1915LesVampires-Ep4.mp4
1915LesVampires-Ep5.mp4
1915LesVampires-Ep6.mp4

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Total Run Time: 03:06:00
Audio/Visual: silent with music score, colored
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Les Vampires - episodes:
1-The Sewered Head (France 1915)

2-La Bague Qui Tue
3-Le Cryptogramme Rouge
4-Le Spectre
5-Dead Man's Escape
6-The Mysterious Saga
Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Produced and Distributed by: Societè des Etabilissement L. Gaumont.

From Wikipedia: Released as separate films, lensed in an eerily abandoned Paris in 1915, Louis Feuillade's stark chapterplay LES VAMPIRES is a grim and powerful work which is worlds apart from the later glitz and polish of the golden age serials produced by the American studios.
It should be noted that serials were nothing new at this point in time. Formative efforts such as THE PERILS OF PAULINE had already established the appeal of these generally inexpensive actioners, with their bizarre twists and inventive death traps.
The emphasis was generally on a resourceful protagonist pitted against an equally inventive and determined fiend -- frequently an unsuspected heir or lawyer out to obtain an undeserved inheritance.
LES VAMPIRES did this formula one better, making the menace a vast and largely unsuspected criminal empire which is devouring Paris from inside. With members taken from all classes, the dark society is able to plunder, blackmail and murder without dear of action from the authorities. This continues until their removal of a government investigator brings ambitious reporter Philippe Guerande (Edouard Mathe) into things.
Sent to the country to search for details on the official's murder, Philippe plans to combine business and pleasure by meeting Dr. Lox, an old family friend who has a chateau in the area.
Arriving at Lox's estate at the same time as an American heiress who means to purchase the property, the reporter is promptly framed for theft by the hooded agents of the gang, who are secreted in the ancient building.
Locating the dead investigator's head, Philippe manages to turn suspicion on Lox. Murdering the heiress and making his escape across the rooftops, the "doctor" is revealed as the Grand Vampire the (evident) leader of the criminal society.
Philippe falls into the Vampires' hands but is rescued by Oscar Cloud Mazamette (Marcel Levesque) -- a clerk and minor member of the gang whom he had helped earlier. Philippe and Mazamette combine to try to expose the society's operations and bring the gang to a deserved end.
A series of adventures follow, with the Grand Vampire (Fernand Herrmann) and exotic dancer/criminal Irma Vep (Musidora) providing much of the opposition. In a surprise development, it is revealed that the Grand Vampire is not the gang's ultimate leader. When it is convenient, his superior eliminates him. He, in turn, commits suicide when he is imprisoned by the police.
Satanas, the criminal mastermind behind the group's poisons and explosives steps in and assumes co-command with Irma Vep. This occurs too late, however, as Philippe is closing in on the gang's chief meeting place.
After a series of close calls, the reporter and the reformed Mazamette succeed in destroying the Vampires' leadership and bringing the rank and file members to justice.
Not enough emphasis can be placed on the serial's grim and stark look, which almost functions as a characters of its own. This is a Paris where the gang's activities have seemingly terrified the people to the degree that they refuse to venture out unless it is absolutely unavoidable.
Production took place during WW I, when the streets were largely abandoned, and this strange desolation combines with the scurrying of the few characters to present a powerful emphasis that goes beyond the actual turns and twists of the plotline. The result is compelling, entertaining, and more than a bit weird in spots. Tinted scenes add to the welcome air of unreality.



1920RobberyUnderArms.mp4
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Run Time: 00:51:31
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Robbery Under Arms (Australia, 1920)
Directed by: Kennet Brampton
Produced by: Pacific Photo Plays

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


1922Haxan.avi
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Run Time: 01:44:52
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English Subtitles

Häxan (AKA Häxan: Witchcraft Trough the Ages) (Sweden 1922)
Director: Benjamin Christensen

Production Company: Swensk Filmindustri (SF)

All the infos related to this movie are available here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013257/


1924BalletMecanique.mp4
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Run Time: 00:10:24
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W
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Ballet Mecanique (France 1924)
Directed and produced by: Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy

From Wikipedia: I would not recommend this film to anyone not interested in the cubist painter Leger, or in the Dada and surrealist films of the 1920s. Fascinating for its primitive use of montage and eye-line match, the film is just an experiment with different rhythms and images. In the end, the film's value lies in its historical and fine art historical importance. Integral version.


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Run Time: 01:13:00
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Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) (USSR 1925)
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov

Producer: Jacob Bliokh
Production Company: Goskino

From Wikipedia: Considered one of the most important films in the History of Silent Pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist.
The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising.


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Run Time: 01:05:33
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Maciste in Hell (Maciste all'Inferno) (Italy 1925)
Director: Guido Brignone

From Wikipedia: Maciste in Hell is a surreal and visually dazzling masterpiece. Fellini called it "one of the 10 best films ever made" and convinced him as a kid to enter the film business.
After saving a child from a Faust-like character big macho goodhearted Maciste goes to hell and fight hordes of vicious demonic creatures. It's packed with violence, humor, nudity etc. Two scenes blew me away; at one point Maciste decapitates a demon but by some impressive reverse FX the creature picks up his battered head and put it back on his shoulders, in hell there's a giant Godzilla-sized satan who eat humans like peanuts!?! The set design is incredibly impressive, the use of color tinting is pure perfection, and the devil costumes are so detailed I've never seen anything like it. The Danish Film Institute had hired a classical piano player for this ultra rare showing, and he knew what he was doin' to create the different moods of this epic.
Brignone's classic was just one of a dozen Maciste film made in Italy in the 1910s/20s, later Freda did a remake and Mario Bava was very inspired by this film to make his "Hercules In The Haunted World".



1929UnChienAndalou.mov
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Run Time: 00:15:34
Audio/Visual: silent/musical score/B&W
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Un Chien Andalou (France 1929)
Director and Producer: Louis Bunuel and Salvador Dalì.

From Wikipedia: "Un Chien Andalou" consists of fiftteen minutes of bizarre and surreal images that may or may not mean anything. A straight razor seems to be placed by a woman's eye, a small cloud formation obscures the moon, a cow's eye is slit open, a woman pokes at a severed hand in the street with his cane, a man drags two grand pianos containing dead and rotting donkeys and live priests, and a man's hand has a hole in the palm from which ants emerge.


1929TheManWithAMovieCamera.mpeg
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Run Time: 01:08:00

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Chelovec s Kinoapparaton (The Man With a Movie Camera) (USSR 1929)
Director: Dziga Vertov
Production Company: VUFKU (The Ukrainan Photo and Cinema Administration)

From Wikipedia: Dziga Vertov's "Man With a Movie Camera" is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy. Film pioneer Dziga Vertov uses all the cinematic tecniques avilable at the time: dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames.


German Expressionism and experimental Cinema


1921richter-rythm21.ram
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Rithmus 21(Rythm 21) (1921)
Director and Producer: Hans Richter

Experimental Dada short.



1921Ruttmann_Opus-Lichtspiel_Opus1-2-3-4.Avi
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Opus-Lichtspiel - Opus 1 / Opus 2 / Opus 3 / Opus 4 (1921)
Director and Producer: Walther Ruttmann

Four experimental Dada shorts.



1923richter-rythm23.ram
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Rithmus 23 (Rythm 23) (1923)
Director and Producer: Hans Richter

Experimental Dada short.



1928Richter_Ghosts-before-breakfast.m2v
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Run Time: 00:06:31
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W
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Vormittagsspuk (Ghots Before Breakfast) (1928)
Director and Producer: Hans Richter
Cast: Paul Hindemith
Scenario by Werner Graeff.
Cinematography by Reimar Kuntze.
Original music score by Paul Hindemith.
Released 14 July 1928.
Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

From Wikipedia: "Ghosts Before Breakfast" ("Vormittagespuk") is Richter's witty, cinegenic mini-classic on the universal theme of the object's revolt and an excellent introduction to avant-garde film for all audiences.
The Nazis counted him among the degenerate artists and in 1941 he emigrated to the United States and became an American citizen several years later.
The Nazis destroyed Hans Richter's "Vormittagsspuk" because they found it dangerously subversive.



1926Richter_Filmstudie.avi
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Film Studie (Film Study) (1926)
Director and Producer: Hans Richter

From Wikipedia: 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.


1927BerlinSoaBC.avi
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Run Time: 01:05:00

Audio/Visual: Silent/B&W
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Berlin, die Symphonie der Großstadt (Berlin, Symphony of a Big City) (1927)
Director and Producer: Walter Ruttmann
Production Companies:
Deutsche Vereinsfilm AG - Les Productions Fox Europa

From Wikipedia: The Walter Ruttman's movie "Berlin, die Symphonie der Großstadt" (Berlin, Symphony of a Big City) (1927). A rhythmic, documentary-look at the city's industry and daily life.
Classic and splendid film that is still fascinating to watch. Walter Ruttmann did not make a documentary about Berlin, although 75 after date it certainly can be considered a document about a Berlin that is no more, he composed a film that tries to catch the essence of the atmosphere of a big city. The film is a good example of the art style Neue Sachlichkeit (functionalism): it is a cross-section of Berlin's life in which every element is equally important, shown without comment and in its totality it is the expression of the joy of Berlin's life. It is not a film about the life of Berliners, it is Berlin seen as a living mechanism.
The subtitle referring to Großstadt (big city) is the key, it could have been any other city. The idea as such is not the makers' prerogative. Elsewhere the fascination with the hustle and bustle of the big city was also present as was the idea to catch this on this film and in music: e.g. Cavalcanti in France made a film about Paris and the US Ferde Grofé composed his musical suite Metropolis (1927) with New York in his mind. The irony of all these endeavours is that the film or music is abstract, but that the result is a romanticizing view.
Ruttmann made several abstract film and he refers to them in the beginning with abstract horizontal lines dissolving to rail way tracks. In my view the rest of the film is also abstract. Although we see real people and situations the brilliant editing constantly keeps the film abstract: the situation and the people in a shot are not important, important is the juxtaposition to other shots: is the composition varied enough?. Thus we see a filmic composition (in stead of a musical one) and the subtitle Symphony is just. As with every composition the theme has to be modulated to keep it interesting and it is here where the weakness of the film is. The building up from the start and elaboration up to the beginning of the afternoon is splendid, precise and exiting; but from that point it bogs down for a while: we see another shop, another street etc. without adding much to what already was. It may be that Ruttmann was aware of this, note how quickly he finishes the afternoon to continue with the night-life and then immediately all the excitement and filmic fun is back.
In an 1939 interview cameraman Karl Freund said that everything possible was filmed using only candid cameras. I have my doubts. Let's take for example the sequence of the drowning lady: how could he make an extreme close-up with a hidden camera in such a brilliant angle? (By the way: if she really tried to commit suicide, was Freund himself not only one of the gaping bystanders without doing anything to save her?) How could he foresee the right angle to film the prostitute picking up her client near the cornered shop window? Not that it matters for the quality of the film, but it proofs the old adagium: filming is deceiving.

Click HERE to watch an excerpt from this film on GoogleVideo


American Movies


1902UncleJoshAtTheMovingPict.mpg
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Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902)
Produced by: Thomas A. Edison

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


1903TheGreatTrainRobbery.mpg
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The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Produced by: Thomas A. Edison

From Wikipedia: Arguably the first motion picture to employ the milieu of what would quickly become known as the Western genre, Edwin S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery was a smashing success with audiences (dozens of film history texts report with glee how viewers shrieked with fear and delight when a tightly-framed gunslinger pointed and fired directly at the camera) and made remarkable strides toward the establishment of longer, more narratively developed films. Porter's cutting was also among the most sophisticated to date, as multiple locations and events were suffused with a previously unseen urgency. Based on actual events, The Great Train Robbery ignited the imaginations of the scores who saw it, making the movie one of the earliest examples of sensationalized, fictionalized screen adaptations taken from historical precedent.


1903MoveOn-Edison.mpg
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Move On (1903)
Produced by: Thomas A. Edison

Street scenes filmed in October 27, 1903 at the market in Little Italy, New York.


1904ConeyIslandChildren.mpg
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Children in the Surf, Coney Island (1904)
Produced by: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.

Scenes of little children filmed ion August 12, 1904 on the beach at Coney Island.


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Princess Nicotine (1909)
Production Company: Vitagraph Company
Preserved by the Library of Congress.

From Wikipedia: Beautifully preserved short that shows the influence on American filmmakers by George Méliès, the pioneer of trick photography and special effects.
This short is very much in the Melies tradition. It starts with a man in a parlour smoking a pipe. We then cut to an iris shot with oversized props of two mischievious tobacco fairies, one of whom is being stuffed into a pipe. The two humorously battle, playing pranks on one another. About halfway through the short, the background disappears, but this is to allow for some of the real highlights of this film. Halfway through the film, we seen a fabulous stop motion animation sequence where a flower becomes a cigar, an fine early example of the art. (The first animated film only came out three years before this one reeler in 1906.) After the man returns to smoke the cigar, we are treated to a complicated inset shot, with the fairy first setting fire to some matches, and then the man retaliating with a spritzer bottle. Any time we see the fairy close, it is through an iris, but in this case, when we see the man, we also see the fairy on the table dodging the water. This effect is executed beautifully and looks believable over 100 years later.



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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

Run Time: 00:13:03
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Directed by: Otis Turner
Produced by: Selig Poliscope Co.


From Wikipedia: Many of the costumes and much of the make-up in this film resemble those used in the 1902 Broadway musical "The Wizard of Oz". It's important to point out that you can't compare this movie at all to the 1939 classic--and for so many reasons. Film was just in its infancy in 1910 and full-length movies meant about 10-20 minutes. Sets and costumes were simple and often looked like they were taken right off the stage of a high school play. And, writing and acting as we know of them today, just wasn't invented yet. So I cut the early films a lot of slack and praise movies that actually had decent production values and provided some entertainment into the 21st century--most early films fail on both these counts.
The movie isn't really based on the books but on a stage musical and this at times is pretty obvious--especially when the characters start dancing for no apparent reason at all! But, aside from this odd way of telling the story, it's an adorable and interesting film--particularly as it has people in animal costumes throughout (not just the lion). It just seems very cute and makes watching this historical picture a lot easier! By the way, despite the good production values, this film is not as good as some of the full-length films by the Frenchman, Georges Méliès. His 1902 LE VOYAGE DAN LE LUNE has even better sets and tells a more coherent and watchable story.



1910Frankenstein.mp4
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Frankenstein (1910)

Run Time: 00:12:41
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W
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Director unknown
Produced by: Thomas Edison.


First cinematographic version of Shelley's masterpiece. A rare copy of this movie that was for decades completely unavailable to the public.


1913The-Speed-Kings.mpg
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The Speed Kings (USA, 1913)
Directed by: Wilfred Lucas
Produced by: Keystone Film Company


Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


1913Fatty_Joins_the_Force.mpg

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Fatty Joins the Force (USA, 1913)
Directed by: George Nichols
Produced by: Keystone Film Company


Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


1913TheBangvillePolice.mpg

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The Bangville Police (USA, 1913)
Directed by: Henry Lehrman
Produced by: Keystone Film Company


Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


1914FattysMagicPants.mpg

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Fatty's Magic Pants (USA, 1914)
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Produced by: Keystone Film Company


Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


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The Kid Auto Races in Venice (1914)
Director: Henry Lehrman
Producer: Mack Sennet
Production Company: Keystone Film Company

From Wikipedia: Charlie the Tramp comes to a kid auto race, which a director just happens to be filming. Charlie constantly gets in the way, annoying the director, cameraman, and public.
This film marks the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin's famous Tramp character.



1914_02_02Chaplin-MakingALiving.mpg
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Making a Living (1914)

Run Time: 00:08:51
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From Wikipedia: An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter.


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The Fatal Mallet (1914)

Run Time: 00:09:47
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From Wikipedia: Three man will fight for the love of a charming girl.


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Mabel's Busy Day (1914)

Run Time: 00:09:23
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From Wikipedia: A hotdog girl gives one to a policeman who then allows her into a race track...


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The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914)

Run Time: 00:11:36
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From Wikipedia: The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same title.


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The Rival Mashers (1914)

Run Time: 00:12:05
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From Wikipedia: Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady.


1914_10_29Chaplin-MabelAtRaces.mpg
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Mabel at Races (1914)


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From Wikipedia: Charlie, competing with his rival's race car, offers Mabel a ride on his motorcycle...


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His Prehistoric Past (1914)

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From Wikipedia: Charlie dreams he is in the stone age.


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By the Sun Rays (1914)

Run Time: 00:11:23
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Produced and Directed by Tod Browning

From Wikipedia: Mine boss Seymour Hastings (John Davis) suspects an inside accomplice when gold shipments keep getting stolen, so he sends east for help and is sent detective Murdock MacQuarrie (John Murdock). The detective sets out before the next shipment with a posse and finds that mine clerk Lon Chaney (Frank Lawler) is using a mirror to signal the bandits that shipments have left the mine.


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A Helpful Sisterhood (1914)
Produced by Vitagraph Co.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004065/


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Hearts in Exile (1915)
Produced by World Film Corporation

From Wikipedia: The film set in Russia, where a newly married woman's husband is sent to Siberia along wit one of her former suitors. She attempts to rescue her husband only to find that the former suitor has assumed his identity.


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Untitled (Presidents) (USA, 1915 circa)
Produced by: unknown


Untitled footage about the Presidents of the USA.


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His New Job (1915)

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From Wikipedia: Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter...


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The Tramp (1915)

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From Wikipedia: Charlie finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.


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A Woman (1915)

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From Wikipedia: Mother, father and daughter go to the park. Charlie is the daughter!


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The Bank (1915)

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Charlie works in a Bank.
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Shanghaied (1915)

Run Time: 00:26:09
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From Wikipedia: A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money.


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A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Run Time: 00:37:09
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From Wikipedia: A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.


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The Hazards of Helen - A Railroader's Bravery-Episode 26
Wild Engine (1915)
Directed by: J. D. McGowan
Production Company: Kalem Company

From Wikipedia: This episode of the long running serial is a primer which people like Nat Levine, Barney Serecky, Spenser Gordon Bennett, William Whitney, among others, honed into a fine art in the early sound era. Though silent this has everything going for it. Location footage in and around trains, rails, rail-yards. Sexist male attitudes. Honest train chasing thrills, well staged. A dauntless, attractive heroine to the rescue, even a happy ending. Extremely well done, especially being 90 years old and before all the technical inventions in film since then.


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Love Speed and Thrills (1915)
Producer: Keystone

Complete Film. Keystone Cops comedy short.


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The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Director: D.W. Griffith
Producer: D.W. Griffith, David Shepard

From Wikipedia: The Birth of a Nation gives interesting insight into the nature of American cultural conflicts near the start of the XXth Century.
The fact that it most likely propagated racial hatred and led to increased enrollment in the Ku Klux Klan disturbingly reveals the power effective filmmaking can wield over a wide audience.
This fact was not only picked up on by Lenin, Eisenstein, and the Soviet realists but by the American government during World War I who sent speakers to movie theaters to ensure their propaganda would reach a large audience.
Cinema needed someone like Griffith, a skilled filmmaker and innovator as well as a spokesman for the medium.
He worked to give it importance and influence with inspiring quotes such as, "We’ve gone beyond Babel, beyond words. We’ve found a universal language—a power that can make men brothers and end wars forever."
Birth of a Nation was not only an artistic success but an unqualified economic one as well, proving that movies of substantial length and quality would bring in audiences.
This is, quite infameously, one of the most virulently racist movies ever made, complete with "Aunt Jemima", happy slaves dancing for their masters, and an evil, scheming figure named Gus that wants to rape a beautiful young white girl. In fact, few if any of the nastiest old stereotypes of African-Americans are missed here.



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A Night in the Show (1915)
Director: Charles Chaplin
Production Company: Keystone Film Company

From Wikipedia: Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.


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Mabel, Fatty and the Law (AKA Fatty's Spooning Days) (1915)
Director: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Production Company: Keystone Film Company

From Wikipedia: After failing out, Mabel and her husband decide to go to the park to make up. While they are there they meet a couple in a similar situation.
This 1915 Keystone comedy stars Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.



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The Floorwalker (1916)

Run Time: 00:19:18
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From Wikipedia: After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the office floor. There he runs into the store...


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Police (1916)

Run Time: 00:14:39
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From Wikipedia: Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house...


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The Fireman (1916)

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From Wikipedia: Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong...


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The Pawnshop (1916)

Run Time: 00:20:20
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From Wikipedia: Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and himself!


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20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
Director: Stuart Paton
Producer: Carl Laemmle, Stuart Paton
Production Company: Universal Film Manifacturing Company

From Wikipedia: The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was not known in the silent era as premier producer of motion pictures. Yet, in 1916 they produced a film that could not be made effectively without expensive special effects and special photography.
The novel had previously been made as short film in 1907 by
George Méliès. Marshalling the expertise underwater experts Ernest and George Williamson, Universal financed the extensive production which would require location photography, large sets, exotic costumes, sailing ships, and a full-size navigable mock-up of the surfaced submarine Nautilus.


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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Troughout the Ages (1916)
Produced by Triangle Film Corporation
Directed By David Griffith

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006864/


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The Mistery of the Leaping Fish (1916)
Produced by Keystone Film Co.
Directed by Christy Cabanne and John Emerson

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A Natural Born Gambler (1916)
Directed by: Bert Williams

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


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Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)
Directed by: Dale Henderson and Mack Sennet
Produced by:
Keystone Film Company - Three-Stone Pictures Inc.

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.



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Detroit News Newsreel (1917)
Producer: Detroit News


Events in and around Detroit shot for local news cameras. Some interesting epoca motorcycles sequences.


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Fox Newsreel (1918)
Producer: Fox News

Great stunts on automobiles, skates, motorcycles, skis, airplanes, and windmills.


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America Goes Over (1918)
Government-produced historical record of major World War I battles.
Producer: U.S. Army, Signal Corps


From Wikipedia: Signal Corps film of World War I. One of the early controlled efforts to produce a government newsreel.
Part IV and V). This excellent film ends with the retreating of the enemy still further, with much battle coverage. More dog fights are seen, and more heay artillery. What's interesting is that along with the Allied victories, the film never shies away with the observation that with victory, it sometimes comes with a price. Scenes of death on the warfield are shown throughout Parts 2-5, but none to gruesome (thank goodness!) Also throughout the films is the emergence of pets of soldiers in the warfield, A practice of which I'm not sure if they're continuing. In part IV, a tiger is even shown, tied up and is described as a 'mascot' for the men. Part IV also shows the non-war lighter side, as productions are shown with some very convincing drag done by the soldiers, gambling and ither horseplay.
All in all, these series of films are crucial of observation of the history of war, and presents a well balanced overview of the first big war, World War I. Some interesting WWl military vehicles sequences.


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America Goes Over (1918)
Government-produced historical record of major World War I battles.
Producer: U.S. Army, Signal Corps


Signal Corps film of World War I. The battle of Chateau Thierry and the Marne operation.
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The Bond (1918)

Run Time: 00:10:52
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Made near the end of WW l to promote the sale of the Liberty Bonds.


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Shoulder Arms (1918)

Run Time: 00:42:26
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From Wikipedia: Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.


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Out West (1918)
Directed by: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

Produced by: Comique Film Company

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


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Producer: Unknown

San Francisco. Victory Day celebrations.


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A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)
Produced by Rolin Films
Directed By Hal Roach

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A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
Produced by Rolin Films
Directed By Hal Roach

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Broken Blossoms (1919)
Produced by Paramount Pictures
Directed By D. W. Griffith

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A Day's Pleasure (1919)

Run Time: 00:20:22
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From Wikipedia: Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford but gets in trouble in traffic!


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Breath Takers (1920 circa)
Producer unknown

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Rodeo, cars, aerplanes crazy stunts.



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Heading Home (1920)
Director: Lawrence C. Windom
Production Company: Kessel & Baumann


From Wikipedia: The "true story" of baseball great Babe Ruth; Ruth plays himself.


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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Director: John S.Robertson
Producer: Adolph Zukor
Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount



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The Scarecrow (1920)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Joseph M. Schenck Productions

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One Week (1920)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Comique Film Corporation

From Wikipedia: "One Week" was Buster Keaton's first independent film. Joseph Schneck produced the film, having done work on the Fatty and Keaton shorts. The team of Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline directed and did script work as would follow in most of Keaton's other shorts. 'One Week' is definitive of Buster Keaton's style. It is purely gag over narrative. Keaton's performance is more important than the story, and that was pretty much how all his later movies worked. Keaton also enjoyed capturing the world around him as it happened. His stunts in this movie did not rely on editing. The house really did turn, the train sequence was real. This was a good beginning to what followed.


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Convict 13 (1920)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Metro Picture Corporation

From Wikipedia: This is Buster Keaton's second two-reels comedy. He is golfing (though not very well) with a group of socialites. He knocks himself out and while unconscious, an escapee from nearby prison exchanges his uniform with Buster's clothes. When Buster comes to, he find himself on the lam from dozens of prison guards. Buster evades them, until he dashes right into the prison. There he runs into one of his golfing friends (Sybil Seely), who is the warden's daughter. The girl finds his prison garb a hilarious joke until her father mentions that Buster (according to the number on his sleeve) is to be hanged that day. With the help of an elastic band, the girl saves him from his fate, but then Buster has to overcome a prison riot and a huge, brutish fellow convict (Joe Roberts). He is succesful, and for his trouble, is awarded the job of assistant warden.


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The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
Director: Clarence Brown and Maurice Tourneur
Producer: Maurice Tourneur
Production Company: Maurice Tourneur Productions


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The Boat (1921)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: First National Attraction

From Wikipedia: Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door.
When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses.
At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him.
The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat.
This funny short has some good subtile gags plus the usual slapstick and gadgets.
A clear example about how the role of the automobile was becoming important in the silent movies scripts.


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The Goat (1921)
Director: Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Metro Pictures Corporation

From Wikipedia: Buster, mistaken for a killer called Dead Shot Dan, is chased all over town by the Chief of police. When he meets his girl friend, she takes him home for dinner with the folks. Guess who her dad is. As usual, this Keaton effort is filled with marvelous examples of his physical prowess. Joe Roberts (as the police chief], an actor often used in Keaton's pictures, is a huge man and a wonderful foil and counterpoint to the lithe, athletic Keaton. They pair off very well together. With: Virginia Fox as the Chief's daughter, Malcolm St. Clair as Dead Shot Dan, Edward F. Cline, and Jean C. Havez. Notes: Written by Keaton and St. Clair. Cinematography by Elgin Lessley.


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The Playhouse (1921)
Director: Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: First National Attraction

From Wikipedia: The opening scene, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous.
In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures).
He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience.


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The Kid (1921)
Director: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin

From Wikipedia: The Kid was Charlie Chaplin's first full-length movie. It, more than anything else to that date, made Chaplin a living legend. It took over a year to produce, and was an incredible success for Chaplin.


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Manhatta (1921)
Director: Paul Strand
Producer: Unknown
Production Company: Unknown

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Never Weaken (1921)
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Producer: Hal Roach
Production Company: Hal Roach Studios Inc.

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My Wife's Relations (1922)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Buster Keaton Productions

From Wikipedia: When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married.
She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers.



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Cops (1922)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: First National Attraction

From Wikipedia: A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force!


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The Blacksmith (1922)
Director: Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair
Producer: Raymond Rohauer and Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: First National Attraction

From Wikipedia: Blacksmiths' assistant inadvertent clowning around in the shop, gets into fight with the smithy who is then arrested and placed in jail.
In the meantime, the assistant tries to help several customers with devastating comedic consequences.


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The Paleface (1922)
Director: Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Buster Keaton Productions

From Wikipedia: Buster Keaton stars in this comedy as the captive of hostile Indians.
His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire.
Keaton moves with the stake as the Indians try frantically to place the firewood around him.
When he survives the flames due to his fire-resistant clothes, Keaton is made a member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface.
He then foils the scheme of unsavory oil speculators to steal the land from his Indian companion.


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Daydreams (1922)
Director: Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: First National Attraction

From Wikipedia: Buster Keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see Keaton make something of himself first.
"I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself," Buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned.
So Keaton heads off for the big city and tries his hand at a number of different jobs.
But his letters to his girl suggest more noble and enterprising careers than those he's actually attempting.
Her imaginings provide the basis for the title, while his actual efforts provide the humor.


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The Electric House (1922)
Director: Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Buster Keaton Productions

From Wikipedia: The Electric House starts with Buster's graduation ceremony as the first of his comic misfortunes, including a mix-up of diplomas so Buster receives a diploma in electrical engineering.
This leads to a job opportunity: electrifying the family house of the girl he's sweet on.
A great chance, so Buster studies hard and soon installs a useful and impressive set of electric appliances.


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Run Time: 00:26:00
Audio/Visual: silent/musical score, B&W
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Mud and Sand (1922)
Music added.
Director: Gilbert Pratt
Producer: Gilbert M. Anderson
Production Company: Metro Picture Corporation

From Wikipedia: "Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic "Blood and Sand".
Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.
Before he was paired with Oliver Hardy in the late 1920s, Stan Laurel did solo shorts like this one, much in the style of Fatty Arbuckle or Buster Keaton. These days, Laurel's solo work is often forgotten or overlooked, but this movie is a true masterpiece.
As a parody of the Valentino silent "Blood and Sand," it follows humorous rise to fame of a small time matador from Spain. The gags (and surprisingly, the puns) in this film remain timeless, and you can see echos of these gags in Bugs Bunny, Monty Python or Woody Allen, and that make this film far ahead of its time in terms of comedy. Like many of the comedians of his era, Laurel is an incredible acrobat and performs the physically demanding stunts wonderfully. While not as daring as Harold Lloyd or Buster Keaton (for example, there are a couple of cases where a dummy stands in briefly for Laurel), the timing and expressions are played to the hilt.



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Run Time: 02:13:00
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Robin Hood (AKA Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood) (1922)
Director: Allan Dwan
Producer: Douglas Fairbanks

From Wikipedia: Amid big-budget medieval pageantry, King Richard goes on the Crusades leaving his brother Prince John as regent, who promptly emerges as a cruel, grasping, treacherous tyrant. Apprised of England's peril by message from his lady-love Marian, the dashing Earl of Huntingdon endangers his life and honor by returning to oppose John, but finds himself and his friends outlawed, and Marian apparently dead. Enter Robin Hood, acrobatic champion of the oppressed, laboring to set things right through swash buckling feats and cliffhanging perils!


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Dogs of War (1923)
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Producer: Hal Roach
Production Company: Pathè Exchange Inc.

From Wikipedia: Two groups of children are staging a mock trench battle in a tomato patch. When the battle ends, one girl's mother comes to take her to her job at the nearby motion picture studio. The other children decide that it might be fun to work there, too, and they sneak into the unsuspecting studio.


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Run time: 00:22:00
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The Balloonatic (AKA Balloonatics) (1923)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Buster Keaton Productions

From Wikipedia: Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills.
The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.


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Run time: 00:22:23
Audio/Visual: silent with music score, Color (Painted)
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The Love Nest (1923)
Director: Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: Buster Keaton Productions

From Wikipedia: When Keaton is rejected by his girl friend, he sets out in a small boat seeking forgetfulness. His troubles increase, however, when he takes refuge on a whaling ship. He quickly incurs the wrath of the despotic ship's captain. Making his escape, Buster next encounters a large flotation device which he does not recognize as a target for nautical maneuvers. It is blown to smithereens and Buster wakes up from a dream. We realize the whole story has been a dream. And Buster, to his consternation, discovers his own small boat has never left the dock.


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Run time: 00:44:00
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W
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Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Director: Buster Keaton
Production Company: Buster Keaton Productions Inc.

From Wikipedia: A projectionist is studying to be a detective and is in love with a young lady. When he proposes her, his rival steals the chain watch of her father and incriminates him. The disappointed young projectionist returns to his job and while projecting the film, he dreams on being the detective of the story. Meanwhile, the girl finds the truth and acquits the guilty of the projectionist to her father.


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Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W
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OUR GANG - Sundown Limited (1924)
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Production Company: Hal Roach Studios

Infos about this movie are available on its
IMDB page.


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Run Time: 00:11:07
Audio/Visual: silent/B&W
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Kinograms Newsreel (1924)

Producer: Kinograms

Typical newsreel of the silent film era.


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Run Time: 01:43:28
Audio/Visual: silent with music score, B&W
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Greed (1924)
Directed by: Erich Von Stroheim
Produced by: Metro Goldwin Mayer

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


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Run Time: 00:30:03
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W
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West of Hot Dog (1924)
Director: Scott Pembroke & Joe Ricci
Producer: Joe Rock
Production Company: Standard Cinema Corporation

From Wikipedia: Western starring Stan Laurel before he teamed up with Oliver Hardy.


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The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Director: Raoul Walsh
Producer: Douglas Fairbanks

From Wikipedia: 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...


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1924 Tribune-American Dream Picture (1924)
Sponsor: Oakland Tribune-American
Producer: Oakland Tribune-American


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Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride (1925)
Director: Scott Pembroke & Joe Rock
Producer: Joe Rock
Production Company: Standard Cinema Corporation

From Wikipedia: Entertaining parody feature. It is also of interest as one of Stan Laurel's more substantial earlier roles. Although it would probably work all right as a spoof of the basic story, it is particularly designed as a parody of the John Barrymore version of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (also available in this Collection), so if you see or have seen that particular version, there are many more amusing details and parallels that you can spot.
Laurel's character, like the original Dr. Jekyll, has an alter ego, but here it is merely a mischievous one. It's funny to see the light-hearted parallels to the much more serious scenes in the original story, and while the movie is rather unrefined overall, most of it is amusing.
Laurel's approach to the role reflects not so much his own style as a deliberate exaggeration of Barrymore's vigorous performance. Since Laurel also gets to play both the upright doctor and the disreputable alter ego, the role gives him quite a bit to work with. Laurel did a solid job in this kind of parody feature, and it's interesting to watch him perform with an approach that's different from the style that's so familiar from all the great Laurel & Hardy features.



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Kinograms Newsreel (1925)
Producer: Kinograms

Typical newsreel of the silent film era.



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The Circus (1928)
Director: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin
Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

All the infos related to this movie are available here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/


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Lost World (1925)

Run Time: 01:08:05
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W sepia-colored
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Directed by: Henry Q. Hoyt
Produced by: First National Pictures


From Wikipedia: Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery) leads a group of British explorers to South America, to prove to the civilized world that there exists a land of living prehistoric creatures. What the explorers find is exactly that ... a rugged Amazon plateau inhabited by all kinds of dinosaurs. It's a wonderful film concept befitting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventure novel. The dinosaurs were brought to cinematic life via stop-motion animation, the first time that the then new technique had been applied, on such a grand cinematic scale. The special effects were impressive for their time. For its visuals alone, "The Lost World" is an important film.


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Run time: 01:12:00
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score and original Charles Chaplin's voice commentary, B&W
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TheGoldRush (1925) (1942 re-issue))
Director: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin

From Wikipedia: A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.


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Run Time: 01:46:00
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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Director: Rupert Julian, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick
Producer: Carl Laemmle

Production Company: Universal Pictures

From Wikipedia: 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.

Highly suggested for any fan of the Silent Era, and horror film history in general.


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His First Flame (1926)
Director: Harry Edwards
Producer: Mack Sennett
Production Company: Mack Sennett Comedies

From Wikipedia: This movie has the right ingredients----Mack Sennet as Supervisor (of his production company), Frank Capra as writer. Harry Langdon as the comedian and even one of the great film editors. If you like silent film comedy, then you will enjoy this film. This is probably the only surviving copy. Most of the Sennet negatives were lost after the Studio bankruptcy in 1932.


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Run Time: 01:34:00
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The Black Pirate (1926)
Director: Albert Parker
Producer: Douglas Fairbanks

From Wikipedia: 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.


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Emak Bakia (1926)
Directed by: Man Ray
Produced by: Man Ray

Infos about this movie are available on its IMDB page.


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College (1927)

Director: James W. Home

Producer: Buster Keaton and Joseph M. Schenck


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Kinograms Newsreel (1927)
Aviators in Oakland for the Dole Race to Hawaii.
Producer: Kinograms


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The General (1927)
Originally colorized version. Original music added.
Titles missing.

Director: Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman

Producer: Buster Keaton and Joseph M. Schenck

From Wikipedia: Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer.
The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates.
But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates.
The General based on a real incident during the American Civil War, when a posse of northern soldiers hijacked a confederate train and a lone southern engineer found himself fighting the lot of them alone.


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Run time: 00:12:37
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RobinsonCrusoe - Reel 1 (1927)

Director and Producer: M. A. Weterell


From Wikipedia: This pioneering screen version of Daniel Defoe's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was produced by Rex Films, a division of Universal Pictures. Sporting a genuine beard and dressed in form-fitting rags, Robert Leonard starred as legendary castaway Robinson Crusoe. Somehow, the adaptors were able to squeeze Defoe's long and quite complex novel into a mere three reels (about 45 minutes' running time). Evidently, the character of Friday was played for comedy relief, while the bloody mutiny on board Captain Hardy's ship was unusually savage and brutal (though the weapons were clearly wooden props). Judging from the evidence of existing stills, portions of Robinson Crusoe were filmed on Catalina Island. Reel 1.


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Run time: 00:11:50
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W (Colorized)
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RobinsonCrusoe - Reel 2 (1927)

Director and Producer: M. A. Weterell


From Wikipedia: This pioneering screen version of Daniel Defoe's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was produced by Rex Films, a division of Universal Pictures. Sporting a genuine beard and dressed in form-fitting rags, Robert Leonard starred as legendary castaway Robinson Crusoe. Somehow, the adaptors were able to squeeze Defoe's long and quite complex novel into a mere three reels (about 45 minutes' running time). Evidently, the character of Friday was played for comedy relief, while the bloody mutiny on board Captain Hardy's ship was unusually savage and brutal (though the weapons were clearly wooden props). Judging from the evidence of existing stills, portions of Robinson Crusoe were filmed on Catalina Island. Reel 2.


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Run time: 00:21:27
Audio/Visual: silent with musical score, B&W (Colorized)
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RobinsonCrusoe - Reel 3 (1927)

Director and Producer: M. A. Weterell


From Wikipedia: This pioneering screen version of Daniel Defoe's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was produced by Rex Films, a division of Universal Pictures. Sporting a genuine beard and dressed in form-fitting rags, Robert Leonard starred as legendary castaway Robinson Crusoe. Somehow, the adaptors were able to squeeze Defoe's long and quite complex novel into a mere three reels (about 45 minutes' running time). Evidently, the character of Friday was played for comedy relief, while the bloody mutiny on board Captain Hardy's ship was unusually savage and brutal (though the weapons were clearly wooden props). Judging from the evidence of existing stills, portions of Robinson Crusoe were filmed on Catalina Island. Reel 3.


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Fox Newsreel (1927)

Aviation's hero Charles A. Lindberg. The first man to fly non-stop from USA to Europe.


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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Director: Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Production Company: United Artists

From Wikipedia: Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.


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The Cameraman (1928)
Director: Buster Keaton
Producer: Buster Keaton
Production Company: Metro-Goldwin-Mayer (MGM)

From Wikipedia: Keaton's "The Cameraman" is one of his very finest. The first picture he made after his newly inked contract with MGM, this is generally considered to be his last masterpiece. It is reminiscent of some of his early slapstick works: there's a pure anarchistic glee throughout that finally explodes in an incredible scene involving a monkey, a movie camera, and Keaton amidst a full-fledged Chinese gang war (!) that must surely go down as one of the most ambitious gags anyone has ever attempted. But the whole film is great fun and would make a wonderful double bill with "Steamboat Bill, Jr." though the MGM print of "The Cameraman" is far inferior to the United Artists' print of "Steamboat Bill, Jr." (or most other existing Keaton films for that matter). Regardless, a mediocre print is better than none at all and this movie deserves to be seen because it shows clearly all the Keaton's genius.


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Run time: 00:14:43
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Exercise Film - A Lesson in Health Hygiene (1928)
Producer: unknown

Overview about excercise, relay games, swimming styles Boy-Scouts activities and more!


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Run time: 00:10:45
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Making a Skyscraper - Empire State Bldg. (1930)
Producer: unknown

The use of steel in the making of the Empire State Building.


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168 titles of new available Silent Films added on April-16-2009:

1899 Cendrillion - Melies

1899 JeanneDarc - Melies
1899 The Conjuror - Melies
Early1900 Above the Clouds in Rainier National Park 12-17
Early1900 Ancient Rome in Africa 12-29
Early1900 Betsy Ross 01-03-24
Early1900 Biggest Bears on Earth 12-58
Early1900 China's Children 17-04
Early1900 Christopher Columbus 14-11
Early1900 First Americans Past and Present 08-46
Early1900 Her Fractured Voice 15-06
Early1900 How Money Is Made 11-28
Early1900 Making Friends with Chipmunks 11-52
Early1900 Maple Sugar13-21
Early1900 Miami the Magic City 10-46
Early1900 Nathaniel Hawthorne 13-07
Early1900 Niagara's Summer Sorcery 13-21
Early1900 Perils of the Beach 14-42
Early1900 Reproductive System and Human Development 13-02
Early1900 Song Birds as Neighbors 13-17
Early1900 Song of the Voodoo 08-07
Early1900 Story of Coal 10-27
Early1900 The Four Seasons - Spring 12-57
Early1900 The Moonshiner 15-06
Early1900 Tides and the Moon 05-33
Early1900 Trader Keeps Moving 16-46
Early1900 Trip by Boat - The Grand Canyon 25-28
Early1900 Trip to the Planets 16-34
Early1900 Wheat's Worth 12-44
Early1900 Whiskey Rebellion 13-35
1903 The Infernal Cake - Melies
1903 The Melomaniac - Melies
1904 The Untamable Whiskers - Melies
1906 A Gambler's Choice (1945 restoration) 13-47
1907 La Colle Universelle - Melies
1909 Der Luftkrieg Der Zukunft (PARTIAL) 06-42
1910-1924 Frank B. Gilbreth's Original Films - Part 1
1910-1924 Frank B. Gilbreth's Original Films - Part 2
1912 The Mender of Nets (Griffith's Short with Mary Pickford)
1912 Parade Celebrating The Chinese Republic 02-21
1912 The Truth About the North Pole 16-44
1912 Through the Canal Bottom 07-28
1913 California State Fair Highlights
1914 His Majesty the Scarecrow of Oz 59-00
1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz 01-01-00
1914 Cinderella - Mary Pickford - Part 1
1914 Cinderella - Mary Pickford - Part 2
1914 Completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad - Part 1 13-57
1914 Completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad - Part 2 15-13
1914 Opium Destruction - SanFrancisco 02-14
1914 Panama by Air 11-56
1914 Redwood Empire Special 14-31
1915 Panama EXPO-1
1915 PanamaEXPO-2
1915 PanamaEXPO-3
1915 Panama Pacific Internastional Expo - Part 1 08-12
1915 Panama Pacific Internastional Expo - Part 2 05-05
1915 Panama Pacific Internastional Expo - Part 3 (COLOR) 08-26
1915 Panama Expo 01
1915 The Story of Jewel City 09-03
1916 WW1 Cartoon - So They Tell Me 05-02
1916 The Heart of a Hero 12-37
1917 Detroit News Newsreel
1917 Kay Stinson - Aviator 03-08
1917 Modes of the Moment 03-33
1917 Mount Tamalpais Gravity Railroad 01-58
1917 Troubles of as Merchant - Part 1 17-10
1917 Troubles of as Merchant - Part 2 16-18
1917 United Railsoads Employees Strike 01-11
1918 San Francisco Celebrates Victory-Day
1918 Circa Back to the Farm 25-00
1918 Circa Feeding the World Farming 15-37
1918 Oakland-Oaks Baseball Seasons Opening and AutoParade 02-19
1918 St. Mihiel Drive (WW1) 08-21
1919 Amateur Film - Ice Harvest Pocono Manor 09-56
1919 Circa Looking Back Through the Ages 25-12
1920 Circa Citizenship at School - School Discipline 11-20
1920 Circa Hair-Raising Moments 04-07
1920 Circa-luzon_lingerie-09-58.mov
1920 Cornwall, NY - Memorial-Day Celebration 15-01
1920ies Flight into Egypt (RELIGION) 08-17
1920ies Health-o-Grams 10-07
1920ies Amateur - Old West 14-25
1920ies Amateur - NewYersey A
1920ies Amateur - NewYersey B
1920ies Amateur - NewYersey C
1920ies Books - From Manuscript to Classroom 13-29
1920ies Cougar Hunt 13-54
1920ies Crossroads of the Pacific
1920ies Day of Decision (RELIGION) 10-11
1920ies Development of a Salamander 14-29
1920ies Eastman - Safety at Sea 17-21
1920ies Educated Feet for a Correct Posture 16-37
1920ies Electromagnetism
1920ies Falling Forest Giants 12-36
1920ies Farmer Miller - Part 1 11-07
1920ies Farmer Miller - Part 2 15-44
1920ies General Personal Hygiene 15-25
1920ies A Growth Study - Johnny and Jimmy
1920ies Heavenly Bodies 10-08
1920ies How to ead a Map 16-43
1920ies Sand on the Slippery Sidewalks of Sales
1920ies Seeing the World - Part 1 16-29
1920ies Seeing the World - Part 2
1920ies Seeing the World - Part 3 16-44
1920ies Seeing the World - Part 4 16-06
1920ies Seeing London 13-06
1920ies Social Problems in Rats
1920ies Star of Bethlehem (RELIGION) 08-17
1920ies FDNY - Chiefs and Officers
1920ies Story of my Life by Mr. Shoe
1920ies Study of Negro Artists 14-50
1920ies The Home Electrical
1920ies San Francisc Scenes 11-43
1920ies Flappers 05-11
1920 Shadow of Nazareth (RELIGION-PARTIAL) 13-02
1920 The Island of Yesterday - Sumatra 09-44
1921 Orphans of the Storm - Griffith 02-23-00
1921 The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse - RudiValentino
1921 Amateur - Ice Harvest Camp Minisi 15-01
1921 Evening at Home Service 08-59
1923 Buster Keaton - Three Ages
1923 The Berkeley Fire 02-23
1924 California Cotton Mills 06-57
1924 Kinograms Newsreel
1925 Chinese Lion Dance in Marysville, California-09-48
1925 Clothes Make the Pirate TRAILER
1925 Kinograms Newsreel
1925 Little Annie Rooney TRAILER
1926 All the King's Horses 10-59
1926 (ANIMATION) - Long Live the Bull 14-33
1926 (ANIMATION) - The Penwiper 03-57
1926 Green Pastures-05-22
1927 For the Term of his Natural Life (AUSTRALIA) 01-33-00
1927 2 Pay Days 13-43
1927 Circa - Martinez California Scenes 14-32
1927 A Film Lesson - Development of Communications 13-04
1927 Double Trouble - Snub Pollard
1927 How to Use the Dial Phone 07-07
1927 Lindbergh's Fly and Return 07-04
1927 Redwood Estates Promo 10-23
1927 The Reno Flood 02-35
1927 Romance of a Lemon 09-09
1927 Artificial Respiration
1927 FDNY - Chief Kenion's Ride
1928 The Campus Vamp - Carole Lombard (Short)
1928 A Day at the River 08-51
1928 General Healt Habits 13-57
1928 History of Communication 19-28
1928 Junior Chamber of Commerce 12-22
1928 Oakland, Ca - Real Estate Promo 15-35
1928 Pathe Presents Al Smith Vs. Joe Robinson
1928 People Who Live on a Great Plain 16-25
1928 Success in Business 11-16
1928 Teeth - A Film Lesson in Health Hygiene 10-46
1928 Thrills - A Potpourri of Desperate Moments from Real Life 05-17
1929 Conductor 1492 - Part 1 13-28
1929 Conductor 1492 - Part 2 15-03
1929 Conductor 1492 - Part 3 12-01
1929 Norman Goddard and his Glider 06-21
1930 Circa - Road to Health and Happiness 17-12
1930ies Dial Comes to Town
1930ies Made in the USA
1930ies San Francisco - Market Street and Ferryboats
1930ies Fire Dept. Demonstrations
1931 I Am the Way (RELIGION) 14-31
1931 In the Dough
1931 Younger Years 09-02
1932 Iceless Arctic 10-14
1933 Century of Progress Exposition with Burton Holmes 13-14

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71 titles of new available Silent Films added on May-19-2009:

1896 Edison-Buffalo Dance
1896 Rip van_Winkle
1897 William McKinley Inauguration
1897 Edison Admiral Cigarette Ad
1897 Arrest In ChinaTown SF
Early1900 Animation - Gertie the Dinosaur
1900 The Magician - Edison
1901 Edison - The Martyred Presidents
1901 Edison - What Happened
1901 Edison - Czolgosz Electrocution
1903 Edison - Chicago vs. Michigan Football Game Part 1
1903 Edison - Chicago vs. Michigan Football Game Part 2
1903 Edison - Move On
1903 Edison - NYC Ghetto Fish Market
1904 Edison - Maniac Chase Part 1
1904 Edison - Maniac Chase Part 2
1904 The Dog Factory
1905 Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club
1908 Edison - The Night Before Christmas
1909 Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens
1909 Griffith - A Corner in Wheat
1910 White Fawns Devotion
1912 The invaders
1912 Falling Leaves
1913 Sorrows of Sarah -Russia- (Gore Sary)
1914 Chaplin - Between Showers
1914 By the Suns Rays - Tod Browning
1915 The Martyrs of the Alamo
1915 Love Loot and Crash - Mack Sennet
1917 Keaton-Arbuckle - The Butcher Boy
1914 Chaplin - Doug and Dynamite
1918 Just Rambling Along - Stan Laurel
1918 The Bell Boy - FATTY
1918 Tarzan of the Apes
1918 (Winsor McCay) The Sinking of Lusitania - 9m
1920 Robbery Under Arms
1920 Neighbors - B. Keaton
1920Ca Edison - Flash Cleaner Ad
1921 Femmine Folli (Foolish Wives)
1921 Symphonie Diagonale
1921 A Clever Dummy - Ben Turpin
1922 Anna Liisa -FINLAND- (Coloured)
1922 The Frozen North - B. Keaton
1923 Dnevnik Glumova -USSR- Eisenstein
1923 Orange and Lemons - Stan Laurel
1925 The Eagle - Rudi Valentino
1925 The Doughboy (Snub Pollard)
1926 Wandering Willies - Mack Sennet
1926 Officer 444 -Episode01-
1926 Passaic Textile Strike
1926 The Yokel (Snub Pollard)
1927 Buy an Electric Refrigerator
1927 The Beloved Rogue (Originally Colorized)
1927 Mississippi River Flood of 1927 (1936 Edition)
1927 MItt the Prince (Snub Pollard)
1927 Double Trouble (Snub Pollard)
1928 Arizona Days
1928 Fall of the House of Usher
1928 October -USSR- Eisenstein - Part 1
1928 October -USSR- Eisenstein - Part 2
1928 Sex Life of a Polyp
1928 Mat (LaMadre)
1928 Polizeibericht Überfall -Germany-
1929 -USSR- StaroyeI Novoye - Eisenstein
1929 The Rodeo - Max Sennet
1929 Thundering Thompson
1929 The Iron Mask - D. Fairbanks
1929 The Big Shot (Snub Pollard)
1930 The Bear Slayer -USSR-
1936 A Study of Educational Inequalities in South Carolina
1936 A Study of Educational Inequalities in South Carolina (Outtakes)

Films added on 12-22-2009:

1896-A Terrible Night (Melies-FRANCE)
1905-Unskillful Skater (Max Linder-FRANCE)
1910-Marvellous Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)
1927-Kid Stakes (USA)
1929-Stramilano (Corrado D'Errico-ITALY)


Films added on 04-18-2010:

EDISON - The Boxing Cats (1894 circa)
MELIES - (Hand coloured film) The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship (1905)
MELIES - Satan in Prison (1907)
MELIES - The King and the Jester
(1907)
MELIES - The Doctor's Secret (1909)
MELIES - (Hand coloured film) The Spider and the Butterfly (1909)
MELIES - (Coloured film) The Diabolical Church Window (1911)
Frankenstein (1910)
MAX LINDER - Max Takes Tonic (FRANCE 1911)
The Allied Athletic Meet at Joinville Le Pont, JULY 4-6 1919 (1919)
GRIFFITH - Broken Blossoms (1919)
The Conference in Versailles (1919)
Wolf Blood (1925)


Films added on 05-24-2010:

1904 MELIES - The Impossible Voyage - Hand Coloured
1904 MELIES - The Mermaid
1905 MELIES - The Untamable Whiskers
1905 MELIES - A Mesmerian Experiment - Hand Coloured
1905 MELIES - The Scheming Gamblers Paradise
1905 MELIES - The Wandering Jew
1906 MELIES - The Hilarious Posters
1906 MELIES - The Mysterious Retort
1907 MELIES - The Eclipse
1907 MELIES - Under the Sea
1908 Segundo de Chomón - Excursion to the Moon - Hand Coloured
1915 Alice in Wonderland (Best Quality Complete Version)
1928 Beggars of Life
1929 The Iron Mask (101 Minutes Version)


Films added on 11-01-2010:


1900 ca-The Man With The Head in the Cabinet
1902 Trip to the Moon
1903 Cecil Hepworth's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
1905 MELIES The Living Playing Cards
1906 Skyscrapers of New York
1906 The Story of the Kelly Gang
1908 Rarebit Fiend
1908 A Very Fine Lady
1909 Petite Rosse
1910 Frankenstein
1910 The House of the Closed Shutters
1911 ca The Burstup Homes Murder Case
1911 Officer Henderdon
1911 Robinet Aviatore
1911 The Miser's Heart
1912 Canned Harmony - Alice Guy Blache
1912 ca A Wedding Party
1912 Robinet Cycliste
1913 The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
1913 Robinet Boxeur
1914 Max et la Doctoresse (Max Linder)
1914 Max Joue le Drame (Max Linder)
1915 A Fool There Was
1915 Men's Styles
1917 Behind the Door (Excerpt)
1917 Coney Island
1919 Fatty-Keaton - Backstage
1919 Harakiri
1919 The Wedding March
1920 Das Wandernde Bild (Fritz Lang)
1921 Buster Keaton - The High Sign
1921 GoketsuJiraiya Jiraiya - The Hero
1921 The Haunted House
1922 The Trap
1923 The Shock
1924 Entr'acte (René Clair)


Films added on 01-14-2011:

1903 Infernal Cauldron
1905 Melies-The Black Imp
1906 Frolics of Satan
1908 Griffith-Those Awful Hats
1908 Edison-The Night Before Christmas
1908 Mon Pantalon Est Decousu
1909 Devilsh Tenant
1909 Griffith-Renunciation
1910 Max Ne Se Mariera Pas
1912 Griffith-Burglar's Dilemma
1912 Griffith-The Girl and Her Trust
1912 The New York Hat
1914 Max a Monaco
1916 The Danger Girl (Gloria Swanson)
1917 Mary and Gretel
1917 Max in a Taxi
1918 Winsor Mc Cay-The Sinking of Lusitania
1919 Griffith-Scarlet Street
1927 ReneClair-The Crazy Ray


Films added on 04-10-2011:

1904 Edison-The Dog Factory
1908 Mon Pantalon Est Decousu
1912 The Invaders
1924 One Wet Night (Alice Howell)
1922 The Saw Mill
1922 The Show
1924 Aelita (Yakov Protazanov)


Films added on 07-13-2011:

Niagara Falls - Hal Roach
From Wikipedia: man and a woman who just met are mistaken for newlyweds and are forced to stay together in a hotel's bridal suite.
Cast: Tom Brown; Slim Summerville; Marjorie Woodworth; Zasu Pitts.


Silks and Saddles - John K Wells
From Wikipedia: Australian silent film from 1921 about the lives of the people in the horse racing world. DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY John K Wells WRITTEN BY John Cosgrove and John K Wells CAST Agnes Vernon - Bobbie Morton (as Brownie Vernon) Robert MacKinnon - Richard Morton Jr John Cosgrove - Dennis O'Hara John Faulkner - Richard Morton Sr Tal Ordell - Phillip Droone Evelyn Johnson - Myra Fane Raymond Lawrence - Jeffrey Manners Gerald Harcourt - Toby Makin Tommy Denman - Dingo Kennaquhair

Harry Langdon in The capture of Cactus Cal (9,5mm Pathé) - Pathex

Edison Motion Pictures Collection Part One 1891-1898 - The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
It is a first part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1891-1898.

Edison Motion Pictures Collection Part Two 1899-1902 - The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
This is second part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1899-1902.

Edison Motion Pictures Collection Part Three 1903-1922 - The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
This is third (and also the last) part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1903-1922.

The Sea Lion - Hobart Boswortth 1921
From Wikipedia: Silent film starring and produced by Hobart Bosworth. This film was directed by Rowland V Lee and tells the story of a bitter sea captain angry with the world because his wife left him. The film also stars Emory Johnson and Bessie Love. Copied from 8mm so it is very grainy and murky. Here on the Internet Archive you can also see Hobart Bosworth.

Frankenstein - J Searle Dawley
From Wikipedia: The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910. From the Edison Kinetogram: Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else...

For The Term of His Natural Life - Norman Dawn
From Wikipedia: This is the greatest of all Australian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers.

Untitled 1927 Silverton, Oregon Nitrate Film - June D. Drake
From Wikipedia: Produced in November of 1927 by Silverton, OR photographer June Drake with the assistance of Albert Adams, owner of the local theatre known locally as "The Palace." The original Palace burned down and was re-built in the 1930s. This film depicts a number of different scenes of Silverton life in the 1920s. Starting off with a scene of Eugene Field Elementary, with staff and the administration of Silverton School District...

Alice in Wonderland - Cecil Hepworth
Cecil Hepworth's 1903 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Nitrate Film; 1903. Re-encoded in HD.

Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill
A Hal Roach comedy.

Outside The Law - Tod Browning
From Wikipedia: Outside the Law is a 1920 crime film directed by Tod Browning. Browning remade the film in 1930. Black Mike (Lon Chaney) is a despicable gangster who lures Molly (Priscilla Dean), the daughter of a San Francisco underworld leader, back to a life of crime. Mike frames Molly's father for murder and then plots to double-cross her as well. But Molly's hard heart is slowly melted by her gangster lover. The film ends with in a climactic shootout...

The Sheik - Jesse L Lasky
From Wikipedia: Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Re-encoded in HD.

The Iron Mask - Allan Dwan
From Wikipedia: King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Stars Douglas Fairbanks.

Snub Pollard in California or Bust (720x576) - Hal Roach
9,5mm Pathex Motion Picture Film.
Snub and his girlfriend are going on vacation. They rent a car and go for a ride. The take a lot of things with them and get a lot of trouble during the trip.

Stop Thief! (1280x1024
From Wikipedia: A thief who stole a wallet, is chased by the police in this short slapstick scene.
9,5mm Pathex Motion Picture Film.

Impressions of the Holy Land (1280x1024)
9,5mm Pathex Motion Picture Film (1926).

Charley Chase - Just a real good car (1280x1024) - Hal Roach
This is a 9,5 mm film from Pathé with the title: "Charley Chase - Just a real good car." A Hal Roach Comedy, 1924.

Charley Chase - Just a real good car (720x576) - Hal Roach
This is a 9,5 mm film from Pathé with the title: "Charley Chase - Just a real good car." A Hal Roach Comedy, 1924

The A-B-C of Aviation, Pathé Baby 9,5mm transfer (1928)

The Kid - Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin's The Kid in 1080p.

Kelly Scrap Book - Wallace Kelly
From Wikipedia: A reel of "odds and ends" from Wallace Kelly's film collection from the 1930s. The film consists primarily of family home movies, but also includes outtakes from "Our Day," scenes of the film "The Story of Astoria," shots of a marquee of the Marx Brothers in "Monkey Business" (1931) and clips of Kodacolor lenticular film (transferred as black & white). Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer...

David et Goliath - M.Andreani
9,5mm Pathex Motion Picture Film.

Une partie d'auto
9,5mm Baby Pathé movie with the french title: Une partie d'auto.
From Wikipedia: Very funny and a kind of slapstick shortmovie about a modified car. All text in this movie is in French and the first lines are: Un centre de gravité qui perd sa place. Les Bouchu Monsieur, madame et Bébé, vont faire une promenade en auto.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Rudolph Valentino

Cobra
Rudolph Valentino - Re-encoded in HD.

Tanks a Million - Hal Roach
From Wikipedia: The movie starts with William Tracy as Dodo Doubleday, proving his incredible memory on a radio talk show. He joins the army after memorizing the regulations, which gets him quickly promoted to sergeant. His youth and inexperience bothers the other NCO's, namely Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer), who spends the movie trying to get Doubleday in trouble.

The Pharmacist - Mack Sennett
From Wikipedia: A henpecked but stoic pharmacist (W.C. Fields) tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.

Max Linder in: Max and the Donkey (L'ane jaloux), 1912
From Wikipedia: Pathe comedy, written and directed by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, Joe Dawson and Paulette Lorsy Premiered in Vienna on May 3, 1912, released in France on July 5, 1912 "Joe is represented as being engaged to a pretty girl, who is accustomed to take a ride on her donkey every day. Max writes to the girl for an appointment. Joe decides to teach Max a lesson, and one morning plays the part of the donkey...

A Christmas Carol - J. Searle Dawley
From Wikipedia: Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Copper Beeches - Arthur Conan Doyle
From Wikipedia: Georges Treville appeared as Sherlock Holmes in a number of short features in 1912. His series of films was the first officially authorised series of Holmes Films, produced under the supervision of Conan Doyle himself. This is the 8th and final episode it is also the only episode that survives.

Max Linder in: The little vixen (Petite rosse), 1909
From Wikipedia: Pathe comedy by Camille de Morlhon with Max Linder and Arlette d'Umes. Released in the US on March 28, 1910 - UK title: A Tantalising Young Lady "Mr. Max Linder [is] an ardent suitor for the hand of a somewhat rampageous young lady. The gentle Max suffers sadly from her rough treatment, but at length he extracts the promise that she will marry him when he has learned to juggle with three balls. With his usual delightfully unquenchable enthusiasm, the impetuous youth rushes home and soon...

lick Sleuths - Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher
From Wikipedia: Mutt and Jeff play Sherlock Holmes style detectives on the trail of the mysterious "Phantom". Originally release in 1926, this film was hand coloured in the early 1930s and re-released.

The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? - Joseph Seidon
From Wikipedia: Sherlock Holmes parody made with marionettes.

A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism.

House of Darkness
From Wikipedia: The House of Darkness was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1913. Its theme is how music soothes the insane mind. It deals with an escaped mental patient who threatens a woman with a gun, but backs off when she plays the piano for him. It is sentimental as many of Griffith's films are but the acting is a bit subdued for the silent film of the period.


Films added on 11-29-2011:

The Devil in a Convent (1899)
The Devil in a convent was directed by Georges Melies and released in 1899. In it the Devil appears in a convent and after a short masquerade as a priest he proceeds to wreak havoc until he is finally defeated by the forces of good. You can find out more about The Devil in a Convent at A Passion for Horror

Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 1

Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 2

Assorted Silent Comedy Shorts 3

Le Voyage dans la lune - Georges Méliès
High-quality version of ''Le Voyage dans la lune''. It includes the celebration scene which many versions seem to omit.

Stella Maris 1918
From IMDB - 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...

Cabiria (1914) - Giovanni Pastrone
Silent (No soundtrack) From the Wikipedia entry for "Cabiria": Cabiria is a 1914 silent movie from the early years of Italy's movie industry, directed by Giovanni Pastrone (1883-1959). The movie is set in ancient Sicily and Carthage during the period of the Second Punic War (218-202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mt. Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes' etc.

Our Gang Silent The fourth Alarm 1926
Our Gang Silent The fourth Alarm 1926.

Our Gang Silent Dog Heaven
Our Gang Silent Dog Heaven.

The Conquering Power - Rex Ingram
From the Wikipedia entry for "The Conquering Power": "The Conquering Power is a silent film made in 1921, directed by Rex Ingram and starring Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, and Ralph Lewis. It was based on the novel Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac." Original text can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conquering_Power.

Tol'able David - Henry King
Silent (no soundtrack). From the Wikipedia entry for "Tol'able David": "Tol'able David is a 1921 American silent film based on the Joseph Hergesheimer short story. It was adapted to the screen by Edmund Goulding and directed by Henry King for Inspiration Pictures. A major box office success, the acclaimed film was voted a Photoplay Magazine 1921 "medal of honor" and is seen by critics and viewers as one of the classics of silent film...

Our Gang Silent Boys will be Joys
Our Gang Silent Boys will be Joys 1925: The gang has big plans to create an amusement park of their own, but when a surveyor shows up, he lets them know that the property has been sold to build a factory. The Rascals go to talk to the owner of the property and discover that he is a big kid himself. After listening to them, he walks out of a board meeting to help them set up their amusement park. His disgruntled board of directors follows with plans to vote him out of position, but they actually ...

Our Gang silent High Society 1924
Our Gang silent High society 1924: Plot: Mickey lives with his Uncle Pat, and they frequently have corned beef for dinner. The gang meanwhile steals fruit from the local merchant by using a funnel and a drainpipe. The police officer who catches them wants to teach them a lesson, and then goes to get corned beef dinner with Pat. Mickey is soon adopted by his Aunt Kate to make him into a little gentleman...

Our Gang Silent Young Sherlocks 1922
Our Gang Silent Young Sherlocks.

The Wizard Of Oz 1925 - Larry Semon
Larry Semon's 1925 film of The Wizard Of Oz. Features Oliver Hardy.

Silks and Saddles - John K Wells
Australian silent film from 1921 about the lives of the people in the horse racing world.
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY John K Wells
WRITTEN BY John Cosgrove and John K Wells
CAST Agnes Vernon - Bobbie Morton (as Brownie Vernon) Robert MacKinnon - Richard Morton Jr John Cosgrove - Dennis O'Hara John Faulkner - Richard Morton Sr Tal Ordell - Phillip Droone Evelyn Johnson - Myra Fane Raymond Lawrence - Jeffrey Manners Gerald Harcourt - Toby Makin Tommy Denman - Dingo Kennaquhair.


88 titles of new available Silent Films added on February-10-2012:
88 tiitoli di altri films muti disponibili, aggiunti il 10 Febbraio 2012:

La Roue - Abel Gance (1923)
Anita Garibaldi - Mario Caserini (1910)
Cabiria - Giovanni Pastrone (1914)
Cajus Julius Caesar - Enrico Guazzoni (1914)
Michael - Carl Theodor Dreyer (1924)
Cenere - Febo Mari, Arturo Ambrosio (1916)
Blind Husbands - Erich von Stroheim (1919)
Gli Ultimi Giorni di Pompei - Eleuterio Rodolfi, Mario Caserini (1913)
La revue des revues - Joe Francis (1927)
Underworld - Josef von Sternberg (1927)
The Last Command - Josef von Sternberg (1928)
L'Inferno - Giuseppe de Liguoro, Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan (1911)
La caduta di Troia - Giovanni Pastrone, Luigi Romano Borgnetto (1911)
La Guerra e il Sogno di Moni - Giovanni Pastrone, Segundo de Chomón (1916)
Lupu Pick - Scherben (1921)
Ma l'amor mio non muore - Mario Caserini (1913)
Maciste - Luigi Romano Borgnetto, Vincenzo Denizot (1915)
Herr Arnes Pengar - Mauritz Stiller (1919)
Erotikon - Mauritz Stiller (1920)
Polizeibericht Uberfall (1928)
Rapsodia Satanica - Nino Oxilia (1915)
Romeo e Giulietta - Ugo Falena (1912)
Stachka - Sergei M. Eisenstein (1924)
Kurutta ippêji - Teinosuke Kinugasa (1926)
Tigre Reale - Giovanni Pastrone (1916)
Konets Sankt-Peterburga - Vsevolod Pudovkin (1927)
Papirosnitsa ot Mosselproma - Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky (1924)

And this outstanding Collection of Segundo de Chomon's films:
Ah! La Barbe (1905)
Barcelone et son Parc (1911)
Barcelone, parc au cr‚puscule (1904)
Burgos (1911)
Cauchemar et Doux reves (1908)
Création de la Serpentine (1908)
Danse des Ouled-Naid (1902)
Electric Hotel (1908)
En Avant la Musique (1907)
Gérone, La Venise Espagnole (1912)
L'abeille et la Rose (1908)
L'Antique Tolede (Espagne) (1912)
L'antre de la sorciere (1906)
L'Araigne D'ór (1909)
L'aspirateur (1908)

L'Hotel Hante (1909)
L'insaisissable Pickpocket (1908)
L'Iris fantastique (1912)
L'Obsession de l'or (1906)
L'ape du spirite (1910)
L'étang Enchant‚ (1907)
La belle au bois dormant (1908)
La Boite a Cigars (1907)
La Fée des Roches Noires (1907)
La Fée printemps (1902)
La Grenouille (1908)
La leçon de Musique (1909)
La Légende du Fant“me (1908)
La maison Ensorcel‚e (1907)
La pied du Mouton (1907)
La Table Magique (1905)
Le bailleur (1907)
Le charmeur (1906)
Le Courant El‚ctrique (1906)
Le jugement de Paris (1902)
Le Miroir Magique (1908)
Le Petit Poucet (1909)
Le Reve des Marmitons (1908)
Le Roi des Dollars (1905)
Le Sculpteur Express (1907)
Le Sorcier Arabe (1906)
Le Spectre Rouge (1907)
Le theatre eletrique de Bob (1909)

Le troubadour (1906)
Le Voleur Invisible (1909)
Les Cent Trucs (1906)
Les Dés Magiques (1908)
Les Glasses Merveilleuses (1907)
Les Lunatiques (1908)
Les Oeufs de Paques (1907)
Les Ombres Chinoises (1908)
Les Papillons Japonais (1908)
Les Tulipes (1907)
Les Verres enchantés (1907)
Los heroes del sitio de Zaragoza (1905)
Louie Fuller (1902)
Marriage du roi d'Espagne (1906)
Metempsycose (1907)
Metamorphoses (1912)
Pickpocket ne Craint pas les entraves (1909)
Plongeur Fantastique (1905)
Reception de S.M. Alphonse XIII en Barcelone (1904)
Roses Magiques (1906)
Sculpteur Moderne (1908)
Souperstition Andalouse (1912)
Symphonie Bizarre (1909)
The Secret Suitcase -fragment- (1908)
Transformations Élastiques (1908)
Une Excursion Incoherante (1909)
Une nuit‚ pouvantable (1905)
Voyage au planete Jupiter (1909)


42 titles of new available Silent Films added on April-12-2012:

-01 Frank Borzage - Lazybones (1925)
-02 Frank Borzage - The River (1929)
-03 Germaine Dulac - La souriante Madame Beudet (1923)
-04 A Dash Throught the Clouds (1912)
-05 Anemic Cinema (1926)
-06 Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913)
-07 Buster Keaton - Battling Butler (1926)
-08 Carl Theodor Dreyer - Du skal aere din hustru (1925)
-09 D W Griffith's - The Sealed Room (1909)
-10 Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)
-11 Fatty and Mabel's Married Life (1915)
-12 Hello Mabel (1914)
-13 Mabel's Strategem (1912)
-14 Mabel Fatty and the Law (1915)
-15 Joe May - Asphalt (1929)
-16 Julien Duvivier - Maman Colibri (1929)
-17 Le Retour a la Raison (1923)
-18 Malombra - Carmine Gallone (1917)
-19 Mauritz Stiller - Herr Arnes Pengar (1919)
-20 Paul Fejos - Lonesome (1928)
-21 The Gusher (1913)
-22 The Unknown (1922)
-23 The Docks of New York (1928)
-24 The Last Command (1928)
-25 Underworld (1927)
-26 Yevgeni Bauer - Posle smerti / After Death (1915)
-27 Yevgeni Bauer - Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913)
-28 Yevgeni Bauer - Umirayushchii lebed/ The Dying Swan (1917)

New Films with Max Linder:
Max wants a divorce 1917
Note: Re-translated into English from a surviving print with French intertitles.
One exciting night (Une nuit agitee), 1912
Max speaks English (L'anglais tel que Max le parle), 1913
Max, the Heartbreaker (Max entre deux feux), 1917
Max takes a bath (Max prend un bain), 1910
Max and Dog Dick (Max et son chien Dick), 1912
Max is stuck up (Max ne se mariera pas), 1910
Max sets the fashion (Max lance la mode), 1912
Max Linder in: His first cigar (Le premier cigare d'un collegien), 1908
Max and his Mother-in-law (Max et sa belle-mere), 1914
Max Linder in: The Torn Trousers (Mon pantalon est decousu), 1908
Max Linder in: Romeo turns bandit (Romeo se fait bandit), 1909
Max Linder in: A Farm-house Romance (Idylle a la ferme), 1912


Silent Films added on January-29-2013:

The Scheming Gamblers Paradise (Melies,1906)
Baryshnya i khuligan (Yevgeni Slavinsky & Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1918)ì
Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone, 1914)
Die Spinnen (Fritz Lang, 1919-1920)
Hell's Hinges (Charles Swickard, 1916)
Himmelskibet (Holger-Madsen, 1918)
Intolerance (David W. Griffith, 1916)
L'inferno (Various Directors, 1911)
Quo Vadis? (Enrico Guazzoni, 1913)
Snow White (Searle Dawley, 1916)
Menilmontant (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1924-25)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (Fred Niblo, 1925)
Blade af Satans Bog (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1921)
Cirano di Bergerac (Augusto Genina, 1925)
Coeur Fidèle (Jean Epstein, 1923)
College (James W. Horne, 1927)
Das Indische Grabmal: Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Joe May, 1921)
Das Indische Grabmal: Die Sendung des Yoghi (Joe May, 1921)
Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (Paul Leni & Leo Birinsky, 1924)
Das Wandernde Bild (Fritz Lang, 1920)
Desert Nights (William Nigh, 1929)
Die Freudlose Gasse (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1925)
Die Sklavenkönigin (Michael Curtiz, 1924)
Anemic Cinema (Marcel Duchamp, 1926)
El Sexto Sentido (Nemesio M. Sobrevila & Eusebio Fernández Ardavín, 1929)
Eternal Love (Ernst Lubitsch, 1929)
Frau im Mond (Fritz Lang, 1929)
Foolish Wives (Erich von Stroheim, 1922)
"Return to Reason" (Man Ray 1923)
Go West (Buster Keaton, 1925)
He Who Gets Slapped (Victor Sjöström, 1924)
Herr Tartüff (F.W. Murnau, 1925)
Körkarlen (Victor Sjöström, 1922)
L'Atlantide (Jacques Feyder, 1921)
La revue des revues (Joe Francis, 1927)
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Herbert Brenon, 1928)
Moulin Rouge (Ewald André Dupont, 1928)
Napoléon (Abel Gance, 1927)
Noidan kirot (Teuvo Puro, 1927)
Polizeibericht Uberfall (Erno Metzner, 1928)
Oktyabr (Sergei M. Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov, 1928)
Orlacs Hände (Robert Wiene, 1924)
Orphans of the Storm (David W. Griffth, 1921)
Po Zakonu (Lev Kuleshov, 1926)
Robin Hood (Allan Dwan, 1922)
Sally of the Sawdust (David W. Griffith, 1925)
The Chechahcos (Lewis H. Moomaw, 1924)
The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928)
The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Wallace Worsley, 1923)
The Kid (Charles Chaplin, 1921)
The Last Warning (Paul Leni, 1929)
The Lost World (Harry O. Hoyt, 1925)
The Man Who Laughs (Paul Leni, 1928)
The Mark of Zorro (Fred Niblo, 1920)
The Monster (Roland West, 1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925)
The Racket (Lewis Milestone, 1928)
The Saphead (Herbert Blaché & Winchell Smith, 1920)
The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, 1923)
The Thief of Bagdad (Raoul Walsh, 1924)
The Wind (Victor Sjöström, 1928)
Three Ages (Buster Keaton & Eddie Cline, 1923)
The Cat and the Canary (Paul Leni, 1927)
The Viking (Roy William Neill, 1928)
Verdens undergang (August Blom, 1920)
Way Down East (David W. Griffith, 1920)
Welcome Danger (Clyde Bruckman & Malcolm St. Clair, 1929)
West of Zanzibar (Tod Browning, 1928)
Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1920)
Wunder der Schöpfung (Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)
Nani ga kanojo o sô saseta ka (Shigeyoshi Suzuki, 1930)
Tonka Sibenice (Karl Anton, 1930)
Zemlya (Aleksandr Dovzhenko, 1930)
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau & Robert J. Flaherty, 1931)
Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)

Silent Films added on May-10-2013:

A Girl in Every Port 1928
Mandrágora (Alraune) 1928
The Thief of Bagdad 1924
Queen Kelly 1929
The Battle of the Sexes 1928
The Lost World 1925
Seventh Heaven 1927
Menilmontant 1924-25 - Dimitri Kirsanoff

Better Movies
Our Gang Silent Comedy Series by Hal Roach

Mary, Queen of Tots
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

Ask Grandma
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

One Wild Ride
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

Circus Fever
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

The Love Bug
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series..

Official Officers
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

Dog Days
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

Shootin' Injuns
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

The Big Town
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.

Your Own Back Yard
Hal Roach's Our Gang silent comedy series.



Silent Films added on August-18-2013:

Le songe d'un garçon de café (1910) Émile Cohl,
The Last Warning (1929) Paul Leni
Fantomas (1913) Complete-Series - 5 Episodes
O Fauno das Montanhas (1926)
The strong man (1926) Harry Langdon
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) Harry Langdon
The Docks of New York (1928) Josef von Sternberg
The Last Command (1928)
Underworld (1927)
True Heart Susie (1919) D. W. Griffith
Drifters (1929) John Grierson
The Heart of Humanity (1918)
The Wrecker (1929)
Sherlock Jr. (1924) Buster Keaton - Restored Version
Entr'acte (1924) René Clair - Restored Version
Romola (1924) Henry King
The Original Movie (1922) Tony Sarg
L'inhumaine (1924) Marcel L'Herbier
Eldorado (1921) Marcel L'Herbier
Ballet mécanique (1924) Fernand Léger - Restored Version
Un chien andalou (1929) Luis Buñuel
Underground (1928)
His Regeneration (1915)
Noah's Ark (1928)
Cabiria (1914)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) - Restored Version
Der neue Schreibtisch (1913)
Rapsodia satanica (1920)
Eroticon (1929)
Devushka s korobkoy (1927)


The following new titles have been added on November 1st, 2013:
La secta de los Misteriosos (Alberto Marro, 1916)
La fille de l'eau (Jean Renoir, 1925)
Frank Capra - The Strong Man (1926)
Pauvre mère (1906)
Il fuoco (la favilla - la vampa - la cenere) (1916)
Mater Dolorosa (1917)
The Ace of Hearts (Wallace Worsley, 1921)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
La bohème (King Vidor, 1926)
Le miracle des loups (1924)
Die Unehelichen - Children of No Importance (1926)
Le Noël du poilu (1915)
In Old Arizona (1928)
The Penalty (1920)
Molière (1909)
Safety Last! (1923)
Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1927)
Show People (King Vidor, 1928)
Harry Edwards - Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
Le mystère des roches de Kador (Léonce Perret, 1912)
Terje Vigen (Victor Sjöström, 1917)
Die Börsenkönigin (Edmund Edel, 1918)
Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (Victor Sjöström, 1918)

Fantômas (Louis Feuillade, 1913-1914)
01. Fantomas: A l'ombre de la guillotine (1913)
02. Fantomas: Juve contre Fantomas (1913)
03. Fantomas: La mort qui tue (1913)
04. Fantomas contre Fantomas (1914)
05. Fantomas: Le faux magistrat (1914)

Les vampires (Louis Feuillade, 1915)
01. La cabeza cortada
02. El anillo que mata
03. El criptograma rojo
04. El espectro
05. La evasión del muerto
06. Los ojos que hipnotizan
07. Satanás
08. El maestro del trueno
09. El hombre de los venenos
10. Boda sangrienta




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