Signora Senza Camelie (Lady without Camelias or Camille without Camelias) was the third feature-length directorial effort by Michelangelo Antonioni. It is possible that the director invested a great deal of himself in the story's central character, a film producer played by Gino Cervi. Turning shopgirl Clara Manni (Lucia Bose) into a major movie star, Ercole "Ercolino" (Cervi) caps this Svengalilike action by marrying the girl. Her head in the clouds, Clara demands that her husband star her in an "artistic" production, rather than the sexy vehicles in which she's previously appeared. When the film bombs, so does the marriage. The film ends with a backhanded paean to "public taste," a commodity Antonioni seldom bothered himself with in his future films.
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni Cast: Lucia Bose, Andrea Cecchi, Gino Cervi, Ivan Desny
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"One of the great lost films of the late 1960s, from Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, DEEP END captures the sense of impending dread and spiritual breakdown at the end of the decade like no other movie. John Moulder-Brown stars as a teenage psychopath working in a public bathhouse who becomes obsessed with doe-eyed Jane Asher, with shocking results. Terrific score by Krautrock greats Can and British songwriter Cat Stevens."
john moulder-brown, jane asher
DIRECTED BY : Jerzy Skolimowski
Synopsis: This 1946 film is the definitive version of the classic Charles Dickens story of Pip, an orphaned British boy who is befriended by a mysterious benefactor who enables him to become a gentleman of... This 1946 film is the definitive version of the classic Charles Dickens story of Pip, an orphaned British boy who is befriended by a mysterious benefactor who enables him to become a gentleman of means. Director Lean deftly represents Dickens' disdain for the iniquities of Victorian society. This sentiment rang particularly true when the film was released the year after the war in Britain, when Britain had just elected a labor government. In a style resembling horror films, starting with a straight narration of Dickens's first two pages, through the scenes of Miss Havisham's decaying petrified and cobwebbed house, we are caught in a narrative that is both heart wrenching and socially relevant. Lean's achievement is in setting once-in-a-lifetime performances in a vibrant narrative that maintains rich detail but never bogs down. Considered by many to be among the greatest films ever made.
Starring: John Mills, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons
Starring: John Mills, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie, Anthony Wager, Ivor Barnard, Freda Jackson, Torin Thatcher, Hay Petrie, George "Gabby" Hayes, O. B. Clarence
Director: David Lean
Synopsis: Set in Czarist Russia, "Knight Without Armour" is the lush tale of a young journalist who plots to assassinate a high government minister, but instead falls in love with the official's daughter.
Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas
Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas
Director: Jacques Feyder
In 1962 after more than 130 years of French colonial rule, Algeria became independent. Gillo Pontecorvo's `Algiers' shows the decade leading to that liberation in a powerful story about Muslims asserting their rights through violence, hiding, and plotting in the Kasbah, a demiworld of narrow, winding, seemingly endless alleys that are the only protection the rebels have from the eyes of the French. The re-release of the 1965 black and white film is a convincing story of a people who do not want to be occupied and will give their lives so their families can one day be free.
A young reporter's grandfather wins a sweepstakes, but it turns out that his ticket is phony. The reporter finds out that the police are looking for the criminal ring responsible for the phony-sweepstakes racket, so he and his young brother set out to track down the gang responsible and expose them.
Director: S. Roy Luby
Stars: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Phyllis Fraser
A young, newly-appointed rookie state trooper, John Shields, is celebrating with his sister Jane, his younger brother Freddie and Tom Marlin, Jane's fiancé and also a trooper, when they hear over the radio that two bandits have just killed a lawyer and his watchman. John and Tom set out in their patrol cars in hopes of capturing the killers, followed by Freddie who hopes some day to qualify as a trooper. Freddie encounters the two two bandits, Spike Doland and Butch and manages to get away with the bag of gold they had stolen. While chasing Freddie they are recognized by John who they kill when he tries to arrest them. Freddie then takes matters into his own hands in seeking to capture the killers of his brother.
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Stars: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Charlotte Henry
Directed by Enrico Guazzoni
Cast: Antonio Novelli ... Marcantonio Gianna Terribili-Gonzales ... Cleopatra Ida Carloni Talli ... La strega Bruto Castellani Matilde Di Marzio ... La schiava Agar Ruffo Geri ... Il capo dei congiurati Elsa Lenard ... Ottavia Ignazio Lupi ... Ottaviano Giuseppe Piemontesi
One of the rare early historical dramas imported by George Kleine starring Antonio Novelli.
Based loosely on Shakespeare's play, Plutarch's "Life of Antony", and Pietro Cossa's dramatic poem, "Cleopatra", this movie was spectacular for its time. It offers location shots made in Italy and Egypt, large crowd scenes and lots of emotional drama. The epic love story with impressive sets and crowd scenes.
Four rare Sherlock Holmes films from 1912 and 1921. Music Scored and Tinted
THE COPPER BEECHES (1912) with Georges Treville
THE DYING DETECTIVE (1921) with Eille Norwood
THE DEVIL'S FOOT (1921) with Eille Norwood
THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP (1921) with Eille Norwood
Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki
Cast: Pola Negri ... Sappho Johannes Riemann ... Richard de la Croix Alfred Abel ... Georg de la Croix Albert Steinrück ... Andreas Helga Molander ... Maria Garden, Roichards Braut Otto Treptow ... Teddy Elsa Wagner ... Richards Mutter Ellinor Gynt ... Tänzerin
Directed by Leopold Jessner and Paul Leni
Cast: Henny Porten ... Das Dienstmädchen William Dieterle ... Der Postbote (as Wilhelm Dieterle) Fritz Kortner ... Der Handwerker Eugene Dieterle
Music scores by Jack Hardy
Berlin, Germany, 1921. The new Weimar Republic was in the midst of a powerful creative renaissance that still affects the arts as we know them today. Then and now, the most celebrated medium of Weimar Germany’s artistic revolution was its movies, and some of Germany’s most loved and celebrated actresses were at the height of their popularity. Some of those names include Asta Nielsen, Lil Dagover, and the two ladies featured in these two German films from 1921: Pola Negri and Henny Porten.
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Cast: Aleksandr Antonov ... Grigory Vakulinchuk Vladimir Barsky ... Commander Golikov Grigori Aleksandrov ... Chief Officer Giliarovsky Ivan Bobrov ... Young Sailor Mikhail Gomorov ... Militant Sailor Aleksandr Levshin ... Petty Officer N. Poltavtseva ... Woman With Pince-nez Konstantin Feldman ... Student Agitator Prokopenko ... Mother Carrying Wounded Boy A. Glauberman ... Wounded Boy Beatrice Vitoldi ... Woman With Baby Carriage
Sergei Eisenstein's acclaimed propaganda film well known for its evocative imagery and its pioneering use of montage. A dramatized telling of the 1905 mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin where the sailors rebel against their cruel Tsarist officers and become celebrated by the common people of Odessa.
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Cast: Eugen Klöpfer ... Peter Rog Vladimir Gajdarov ... Johannes Rog Werner Krauss ... Der alte Rog / Old Rog Eduard von Winterstein ... Graf Rudenburg / Count Rudenburg Stella Arbenina ... Helga, Rudenburgs zweite Frau / Helga, Rudenburg's 2nd wife Lya De Putti ... Gerda, Rudenburgs Tochter / Gerda, Rudenburg's daughter Alfred Abel ... Ludwig von Lellewel Grete Diercks ... Maria Elsa Wagner ... Magda Emilia Unda ... Alte Magd / Old maid Leonie Taliansky ... Gerdas Zofe / Gerda's maid
A story of greed and death. When their father dies Peter stays on the farm but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a life and finds a job as Secretary to old Count Rudenberg, where his ambition leads him to charm Gerda, the Count's daughter. But when he discovers that Rudenberg's second wife Helga will soon inherit a field with a hidden treasure he changes his allegiance.
Orchestra Score by Lou McMahon
Directed by Lev Kuleshov
Cast: Aleksandra Khokhlova .... Edith Sergei Komarov .... Hans Nelson Vladimir Fogel .... Michael Dennin Pyotr Galadzhev .... Harky Porfiri Podobed .... Dutchy
A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two of the others. The two survivors, a husband and wife, subdue the killer but are then faced with an agonizing dilemma. With no chance of turning him over to the authorities for many weeks, they must decide whether to exact justice themselves or to risk trying to keep him restrained until they can return to civilization.
Director: Robert Wiene
Cast: Werner Krauss ... Dr. Caligari Conrad Veidt ... Cesare Friedrich Feher ... Francis Lil Dagover ... Jane Olsen Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Alan Rudolf Lettinger ... Dr. Olsen
This very influential horror film is utterly enthralling to watch with its heavily stylized sets, grim makeup, and captivating direction. From an tinted print with the original German intertitles, includes English subtitles
A young man recalls the horrible and mysterious happenings that he and his young fiancée endured when a strange man comes to exhibits his haunting somnambulist at the annual fair and a series of murders plague the peaceful town soon afterward.
With a music score by Jack Hardy
Director: Giuseppe de Liguoro
Cast: Alfonso Cassini Giulia Cassini-Rizzotto Signora Comastre Anita Dionisy Rodope Furlan Oreste Grandi Matilde Granillo Lia Monesi-Passaro Emilia Pozzi-Ricci Orlando Ricci Alessandro Rocca Adrienne Tourniaire
This Italian drama tells the story of Christ. Transferred from a hand painted print for a completely unique and beautiful viewing experience. In 1928, the over 200,000 frames were hand painted by nuns in a French convent.
With a music score by David Knudtson
Directed by Giulio Antamoro
Cast: Alberto Pasquali Amleto Novelli Leda Gys Augusto Mastripietri Amalia Cataneo with Maria Caserini, Aurelia Cattaneo, Lina De Chiesa, Ignazio Lupi, Augusto Poggioli, Ermanno Roveri & Renato Visca
The early Italian epic with amazing production values that rivals any Griffith project of the time. Filmed on location in the holy land.
irector: Arthur von Gerlach
Cast: Arthur Kraußneck ... The Old Squire Paul Hartmann ... Sir Harry Lil Dagover ... Babbie/Barbara Rudolf Forster ... Sir Derrick Gertrude Welcker ... Countess of Orlamonde Rudolf Rittner ... Old Hubert Gertrud Arnold ... Old Mattie Hans Peter ... Sir Rolf Christian Bummerstaedt ... Christopher
This German silent, starring Paul Hartmann, Arthur Kraußneck and Lil Dagover stands out with great locations, wonderful props and costumes!
The aging Lord of the Moors has planned for his favored younger son Harry to take over as Lord when he passes, yet when Sir Harry falls in love with Babbie, the daughter of a lowly serf his father tells him if he dares to marry below his station he will lose his inheritance! His brother Sir Derrick is only too happy to see Harry removed as an obstacle to him inheriting his father's lands and title. Harry however won't give up on either his love or his inheritance and his determination to fight his brother promises foretells dark tragedy.
100 minutes with a piano score by David Drazin
This collection includes eighteen re-discovered films many from the famous Pathé Studio from 1903 to 1910, twelve with beautiful and original stencil colors. Digitally transferred from original 35mm for historical preservation they can now be enjoyed again more then a century after their release! Includes authentic period music added from original player rolls for the era and a program insert with details on these rare films.
A Gary Lacher production from www.MoviePreservation.com
With an introduction by Mandy Lacher
The Red Spectre (1907 - Stencil Colored)
Medium Wanted as Son-in-Law (1909 - Stencil Colored)
The Abyss of Bonau (circa 1906 - Stencil Colored)
A New Way of Travelling (circa 1908 - Stencil Colored)
Bob's Electric Theatre (1906 - Stencil Colored)
Butterflys (1906 - Stencil Colored)
The Haunted Kitchen (1907 - Stencil Colored)
The Nobleman's Dog (1909 - Stencil Colored)
A Slave's Love (1906 - Stencil Colored)
Ann Boleyn (circa 1910 - Stencil Colored)
Hunting Marabout in Abyssinia (circa 1908 - Stencil Colored)
Troubles of a Grass Widower (1908 - B&W)
How French Perfumes are Made (circa 1907 - B&W)
The Acrobatic Fly (1910 - B&W)
Only A Faded Flower (circa 1907 - B&W)
Paula Peters and her Trained Animals (circa 1907 - B&W)
Artistic Rag Pickers (circa 1907 - B&W)
The Death of Christ (1903 - Stencil Colored)
Directed by Reinhold Schünzel
Cast: Max Schmeling ... Max, son of The Fruit Peddler Renate Müller ... Joan, the Fish Peddler's Daughter Olga Tschechowa ... Lilian also Frida Richard ... Max's Mother, a Fruit Peddler Rudolf Biebrach ... A Fish Peddler Kurt Gerron ... Benny Baker Max Machon ... 1st trainer Hugo Fischer-Köppe ... 2nd trainer Julius Falkenstein ... A bon-vivant Yvette Darnys Arturo Duarte Emil Heyse Heinrich Gotho Jose Santa ... Himself Harry Stein ... Himself Paul Noack ... Himself Fritz Rolauf ... Himself Hermann Herse ... Himself Egon Stief ... Himself Felix Friedemann ... Himself Erich Kohler ... Himself
The life and career of boxer Max Schmeling. This film was planned as a silent film, but dialogue was added when orders came to make it a "talkie." 55 Minutes
Director: Jacques Feyder
Cast: Maurice de Féraudy Félix Oudart Jean Forest Marguerite Carré Jeanne Cheirel René Worms Charles Mosnier Armand Numès
Jacques Feyder's touching drama of a simple soul stands out both for its realistic cinematic technique in the market scenes and the nightmarish fantasy scenes as the protagonist is overwhelmed by the legal system.
An aging Parisian peddler, who is happiest pushing his humble vegetable cart through the market serving his friends and customers, has his simple life upended after a chance encounter and misunderstanding with a surly policeman.
47 minutes with a music score by Bruce Roberts
Directed by José Buchs
Credited cast: Mariano Aguilar María Anaya - Luisito Armenta Medina Angelina Bretón - María Comendador Alfredo Corcuera - Ricardo Galache Antonio Gil Varela 'Varillas' José María Lado - Celso Lucio Ramón Meca - José Montenegro Manuel Montenegro.
Rare Spanish silent with English subtitles. Based on the novel by the same name.
100 minutes - Orchestra Scored
Directed by Carl Lamac
Cast: Anny Ondra ... Nina Laval / Anny de Lavais Carl Lamac ... Rudolf Bünzli / Rodolphe Romain Steffie Vida ... Baroness Edith von Stetten Theodor Pistek ... Baron Bihl / Tramp Mána Zenísková ... Marie Santová Václav Srb ... Tramp Albert Paulig ... Harry Pilka Wolfgang Zilzer ... Baron Hans von Stetten / Jean de Stetten Uli Tridenskaja ... Bünzli's Mother May Manja ... Maria Santo Friedel Seiler ... Fisher's Daughter
An unmarried showgirl takes a handsome companion with her on a vacation, to the distress of others.
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Cast: Len Bethel ... David Jamie Darling ... Daniel Peggotty Reginald Sheffield ... Young David Alma Taylor ... Dora Spenlow Kenneth Ware ... David
One of the first British films of feature length. Based on the Charles Dickens novel with all the familiar characters. The director made sure of using the real settings that Dickens describes in his story so that when David enters the city of Canterbury, we see the famous stone arch that welcomes the typical visitor to this day. For many years this was thought to be a lost film.
Directed by Arthur Wellin
Cast: Emil Mamelok .... Deerslayer Herta Heden .... Judith Hutter Bela Lugosi .... Chingachgook Gottfried Kraus .... Tom Hutter Edward Eyseneck .... Worley Margot Sokolowska .... Wah-ta-Wah Heddy Sve .... Cora Munro
Based on the classic novel by James Fenimore Cooper. A rare look at the early work of Bela Lugosi.
Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Cast: Stepan Shkurat - Semyon Svashenko Yuliya Solntseva - Yelena Maksimova Vasili's Fiancee - Nikolai Nademsky
Dovzhenko's "film poem" explores life, death, violence, and sex through his epic montage.
Dovzhenko's "film poem" style brings to life the collective experience of life for the Ukranian proles, examining natural cycles through his epic montage. He explores life, death, violence, sex, and other issues as they relate to the collective farms. An idealistic vision of the possibilities of Communism made just before Stalinism set in and the Kulack class was liquidated, "Earth" was viewed negatively by many Soviets because of its exploration of death and other dark issues that come with revolution.
Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin and Mikhail Doller
Cast: Vera Baranovskaya, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Ivan Chuvelyov, Aleksei Davor, Vladimir Fogel, Aleksandr Gromov, Nikolay Khmelyov, Sergei Komarov, V. Obolensky, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Max Tereshkovich, Viktor Tsoppi, M. Tsybulsky, Anna Zemtsova
Commissioned to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, The End of St. Petersburg became Vsevolod Pudovkin's most famous montage film.
A young peasant goes to St. Petersburg to find work, but finds himself first in trouble and then drafted into the army. After witnessing the horrors of war, he returns hardened and ready for revolution.
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Writing credits Hanns Kräly and Emil Rameau
Cast: Max Laurence .... Prince Hohenfels Harry Liedtke .... Albert Wendland, a Painter Emil Jannings .... Radu, an Arab Pola Negri .... Ma Margarete Kupfer
In Egypt, Ma (Pola Negri) is kept as a slave by Radu (Emil Jannings) before being rescued by love struck Albert Wendland (Harry Liedtke) and taken to Germany. But Radu, vengeful and jealous, pursues his once slave Ma to distance Germany.
Director: Enrico Guazzoni
Cast: Elena Sangro … Fabiola with Augusto Mastripietri, Amleto Novelli, Giulia Cassini-Rizzotto, Bruto Castellani, Giorgio Fini, Livio Pavanelli, Signora Poletti, Valeria Sanfilippo, Ljubomir Stanojevic & Signora Tirelli
This early Italian epic, adapted from the 1854 novel, is the tale of proud and haughty Fabiola who is a inspired by the humility and devotion of the Christians suffering cruelty and persecution at the hands of fellow Romans. Many moving stories of early saints and martyrs are intertwined in this loosely historical drama about the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
Directed by Gunnar Sommerfeldt
Cast: Amund Rydland ... Isak Karen Poulsen ... Inger Ragna Wettergreen ... Oline Gunnar Sommerfeldt ... Geissler, lensmannen ("The Sherrif") Inge Sommerfeldt ... Barbro Almar Bjoernefjell ... Elesius, en ung bonde ("a young farmer") Sigurd Berg Bruland ... Brede Olsen, en bondegutt ("a farm boy") Siljusson av Terna ... Os-Anders Sivert Eliassen ... Sivert Ernst Vaumund ... Aksel Strøm
Reputed to be the first feature produced in Norway and based on the wildly popular novel of 1917 for which the author, Knut Hamsun, was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1920. The saga of a brave pioneer who conquers the wilderness, builds a home, and eventually sees the area develop into a thriving community.
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Cast: Arnold Korff ... Schloßherr / Lord von Vogelschrey auf Vogeloed Lulu Kyser-Korff ... Centa von Vogelschrey, Lady of the Castle Lothar Mehnert ... Graf / Count Johann Oetsch Paul Bildt ... Baron / Baron Safferstätt Olga Tschechowa ... Baronin / Baroness Safferstätt Paul Hartmann ... Graf / Count Peter Paul Oetsch Hermann Vallentin ... Landgerichtsrat a.D. / Retired Local Judge Julius Falkenstein ... Der ängstliche Herr / Anxious man Georg Zawatzky ... Küchenjunge / apprentice cook Robert Leffler ... Majordomus / Major domo Victor Bluetner ... Pater / Catholic Priest Faramund Walter Kurt Kuhle ... Diener / Servant Loni Nest ... Kleines Mädchen / Little girl
At a weekend gathering in a castle, a man suspected of murdering his own brother shows up suddenly. His brother's widow also shows up with her new husband and resents the man's presence but for reasons other than what we assume. There are family secrets and our anti-hero is here to expose them and the real murderer.
Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Maren Pedersen ... Heksen / The Witch Clara Pontoppidan ... Nonne / Nun Elith Pio ... Heksedommer / Witch Judge (The Young Monk) Oscar Stribolt ... Graabroder / Doctor (The Fat Monk) Tora Teje ... En hysterisk kvinde / Modern Hysteric (The Kelptomaniac) John Andersen ... Chief Inquisitor Benjamin Christensen ... Djævlen / The Devil Poul Reumert ... Juveler / Jeweler Karen Winther ... Anna Kate Fabian ... Gammel jomfru / Old Maid Else Vermehren ... Nonne / Nun Astrid Holm ... Anna Johannes Andersen ... Heksedommer / Witch Judge Gerda Madsen ... Nonne / Nun Aage Hertel ... Heksedommer / Witch Judge Ib Schønberg ... Heksedommer / Witch Judge Emmy Schønfeld ... Marie, the Seamstress
A documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshow to dramatised events of alleged real-life events, right up to the early twentieth century.
Directed by Allen Holubar
Cast: Dorothy Phillips .... Nanette William Stowell .... John Patricia Robert Anderson .... Paul Patricia Walt Whitman .... Father Michael Margaret Mann .... Widow Patricia Erich von Stroheim .... Eric von Eberhard Lloyd Hughes .... Jules Patricia Frank Braidwood .... Maurice Patricia George Hackathorne .... Louis Patricia Pat O'Malley .... Clancy William Welsh .... Prussian Officer Lieutenant Smith .... Canadian Officer Joseph W. Girard .... Canadian Colonel (as Joseph Girard) Valerie Germonprez .... Undetermined Role Gloria Joy .... Undetermined Role
The story of a loving family separated during the Great War. Stroheim plays the brutal Prussian officer who tosses a screaming child from an upstairs window during the climactic rape scene.
Director: Joe May
Cast Lars Hanson ... Richard Dita Parlo ... Anna Gustav Fröhlich ... Karl with Theodor Loos & Philipp Manning
On the Eastern Frontier of Russia 1917 two German prisoners of war, Richard and Karl, live unguarded, serving as ferrymen in the vast wilderness where it is believed no escape is possible. As the war grinds on Richard is spurned on by his desire to be reunited with his love Anna and so decides to attempt escape across the Russian wilderness. Karl who has kept up his friends spirits for the last two years insists on joining him regardless of the peril. However they become separated in the Siberian desert and months later when the war is over Karl returns to Germany hoping to meet Richard but instead finds only Anna. Soon Karl realizes he has feelings for Anna, but little do they suspect Richard is on his way home at last.
Director: Carlos Aured
Cast: Paul Naschy ... Alaric / Hugo / Armand de Marnac Emma Cohen ... Elvira Víctor Alcázar ... Maurice / Andre Roland Helga Liné ... Mabille De Lancré Cristina Suriani ... Paula Betsabé Ruiz ... Sylvia Luis Ciges ... Alain 'Le Raté' - a thief Julio Peña ... Jean María José Cantudo ... Chantal Juan Cazalilla ... Gastone Ramón Centenero ... André Govar Montserrat Julió ... Dale Elsa Zabala ... Madame Irina
In Medieval France a warlock is executed, his severed head buried separately from body to prevent his evil from returning. Over 500 years later his evil tale is now a thing of legend but his strange power calls out to the descendants of those who dared execute him and when his severed head is discovered he may yet raise from his tomb to haunt the living again.
Directed by Arthur Robison
Writing credits: Benn W. Levy Liam O'Flaherty - play Rolf E. Vanloo
Cinematography by Werner Brandes & Theodor Sparkuhl
Cast: Lya De Putti ... Katie Fox Lars Hanson ... Gypo Nolan Warwick Ward ... Dan Gallagher Carl Harbord ... Francis McPhillip Dennis Wyndham ... Murphy Janice Adair ... Bessie Daisy Campbell ... Mrs. McPhillip Craighall Sherry ... Mulholland Ellen Pollock ... Prostitute Johnny Butt ... Publican Dorothy Green Ray Milland ... Sharpshooter (uncredited)
This rare 1929 version is almost identical to the John Ford remake of 1935. A hood in a fit of jealousy informs on a friend and ultimately causes his death. Presented with the original sound track of music, sound effects and part talking sequences.
Director: Victor Sjöström
Cast: Hilda Borgström ... Ingeborg Holm Aron Lindgren ... Sven Holm, Older Eric Holm Erik Lindholm ... Shop Assistant Georg Grönroos ... Workhouse Superintendant William Larsson ... Chief Constable Richard Lund ... Doctor Carl Barcklind ... House Doctor
Victor Sjöström directs this striking social drama based on the 1906 play by Nils Krok. About a wife and mother who, when her husband becomes ill and dies, is forced into the workhouse and must see her children given away to foster care. This film influenced a great debate in Sweden about social security and helped lead to changes in the laws governing such workhouses.
Directed by René Claire
Cast: Albert Préjean, Geymond Vital, Olga Tschechowa, Paul Ollivier, Alex Allin & Jim Gérald
René Clair's film adaptation of the play by Eugène Labiche and Marc-Michel. An outstanding satirical comedy full of charming visual elements!
A well-to-do bachelor encounters trouble on the day of his wedding when his horse eats the hat of a trysting married woman. Her lover then demands the bachelor replace the hat to hide the infidelity from her husband. Now the bachelor must manage the despairing woman, her angry lover and his own wedding party while trying to find a rare Italian Straw Hat!
Director: Tal Ordell
Cast: Robin 'Pop' Ordell ... Fatty Finn Charles Roberts ... Tiny King Ray Salmon ... Jimmy Kelly Frank Boyd ... Bruiser Murphy Edward Stevens ... Shooey Shugg Gwenda Hemus ... Betty Briggs Billy Ireland ... Seasy Leonard Durell ... Constable Claffey Stanley Funnelle ... Headlights Hogan Joyce Hazeldine ... Kitty Kelly Jimmy Taylor ... Horatio John Wart Eileen Alexander ... Madeline Twirt Tom Cannam ... Mr. Twirt David Lidstone ... Master Algie Snopps Evelyn Rawle ... Molly Kitty
Based on the cartoon comics of Fatty Finn and His gang , this rare Australian production is brought to life by plenty of talented child actors. Fatty Finn dreams of being a speed demon and agrees to face Bruiser Murphy in The Kid Stakes races and so bets his prized goat Hector on the outcome. Murphy isn't playing fair however and sends his cronies to make sure he wins no matter what. Lots of laughs and a genuine goat race!
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast: Helge Nissen ... Satan/The Grand Inquisitor/Erneste/Ivan Halvard Hoff ... Jesus (first sequence) Jacob Texiere ... Judas (first sequence) Hallander Helleman ... Don Gomez de Castro (second sequence) Ebon Strandin ... Isabel, Castro's daughter (second sequence) Johannes Meyer ... Don Fernandez (second sequence) Nalle Halden ... The Majordomo (second sequence) Tenna Kraft ... Marie Antoinette (third sequence) Viggo Wiehe ... Count de Chambord (third sequence) Emma Wiehe ... The Countess of Chambord (third sequence) Jeanne Tramcourt ... Lady Genevive de Chambord (third sequence) Hugo Bruun ... Count Manuel (third sequence) Elith Pio ... Joseph (third sequence) Emil Helsengreen ... The People's Commissar (third sequence) Viggo Lindstrøm ... Old Pitou (third sequence) Vilhelm Petersen ... Fouquier-Tinville (third sequence) Clara Pontoppidan ... Siri (fourth sequence) Carlo Wieth ... Paavo (fourth sequence) Karina Bell ... Naimi (fourth sequence) Carl Hillebrandt ... Rautamiemi (fourth sequence) Christian Nielsen ... Corporal Matti (fourth sequence) Erling Hanson ... John (first sequence) (uncredited) Wilhelm Jensen ... Carpenter (uncredited) Sven Scholander ... Michonnet (third sequence) (uncredited)
Satan is condemned to walk the earth tempting humanity throughout time.
Directed by René Claire
Cast: Dolly Davis ... Lucie Jean Börlin ... Jean Albert Préjean ... Albert Jim Gérald ... Auguste Paul Ollivier ... The bank director Maurice Schutz ... The fairy
"Le Voyage Imaginaire" is a really bizarre film that relates the complicated relationship between three bank clerks and their boss for the typist girl that works in the same office. Clair creates a dream world which plunges this group of people into a series of surrealistic and fantasy adventures that will delight and entertain. There are lady fortunetellers, fairies, classic story characters and even modern heroes such as "Charlot" not to mention the "Notre Dame" roofs and the museum "Grévin". That mixed dream world benefits from using all the special effects known at that time combined with simple backgrounds that are perfect for the formal aspect of the story. It all creates an unreal atmosphere, incredible and dumbfounding at times. Clair directed a very special film that is thought-provoking and fascinating.
Directed by M. A. Wetherell
Cast: M. A. Wetherell (Livingstone) Molly Rogers (Mary Moffatt) Henry Walton (H. M. Stanley) Reginald Fox (Gordon Bennett) Douglas Cator (Robert Moffatt) Simeon Stuart (Neil Livingstone) Blanche Graham (Queen Victoria) Douglas Peirce (Livingstone, as a child)
The story of Dr. David Livingstone and his work to stop slavery and to educate the people of Africa. Beautifully photographed on location.
Director: Richard Oswald
Cast Liane Haid ... Lucrezia Borgia Conrad Veidt ... Cesare Borgia Albert Bassermann ... Papst Alexander VI Paul Wegener ... Micheletto Heinrich George ... Sebastiano Adolf E. Licho ... Lodowico William Dieterle ... Giovanni Sforza, Herr von Pesaro Lothar Müthel ... Juan Borgia Alfons Fryland ... Alfonso, Prinz von Arragon Kathe Oswald ... Naomi
An excellent Richard Oswald historical pageant film, boasting the services of Albert Bassermann Oaul Wegener, Alexander Granach, Heinrich George, Wilhelm Dieterle, Anita Berber, Conrad Veidt and Liane Haid in the title role.
Patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, has three children the virtuous Juan, the lovely Lucrezia and the wicked Cesare. Incited by his incestuous love for Lucrezia, Cesare has vowed to kill any suitor for her love. His loyal henchman carry out his dark desire and few are safe from his twisted passions and bloodlust.
Directed by Guido Brignone
Cast: Bartolomeo Pagano ... Maciste Franz Sala ... Barbariccia/Dottor Nox Elena Sangro ... Proserpina, Pluto's wife Lucia Zanussi ... Luciferina, Pluto's daughter Umberto Guarracino ... Pluto Domenico Serra ... Giorgio Pauline Polaire ... Graziella Mario Salo Andrea Miano ... (uncredited) Felice Minotti ... (uncredited)
Maciste is the most virtuous man on earth, which worries the devils to no end. So they send their best inducer up to earth to get him into trouble and they have a tough time managing it. Finally, they get Maciste down to hell but because he's so strong he fights all the devils single handedly. Great photography of the scenes in hell.
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast: Johannes Meyer ... John Astrid Holm ... Mary Karin Nellemose ... Kathleen Mathilde Nielsen ... "Nana" Clara Schønfeld ... The Mother-in-Law Johannes Nielsen ... Doctor Petrine Sonne ... Laundress Aage Hoffman ... Dick Byril Harvig ... Baby
Carl Theodor Dreyer's drama explores the home life of a family whose father has become a bitter tyrant. A danish classic.
John Allmen has become a tyrant in his own home constantly criticizing his wife Mary while being entirely unappreciative of how hard she works for the family. Old Nana, John's childhood Nanny, is outraged to see John behaving like a brute in his own home and conspires with Mary's mother to help Mary and teach John a lesson in the process.
Directed by E. A. Dupont
with Olga Tschechowa .... Parysia Eve Gray .... Margaret Jean Bradin .... Andre Georges Tréville .... Father Marcel Vibert .... Marquis Blanche Bernis .... Wardrobe Mistress Ellen Pollock .... Girl
E. A. Dupont’s last silent, a drama about forbidden love set against the backdrop of Parisian nightlife. With the theatre scenes shot in the historic Casino de Paris.
Parysia, the star of the Moulin Rouge nightclub, is much surprised by the appearance of her daughter, Margaret. Margaret has returned from school, grown and with the distinguished Abdre as her fiancé. Parysia discovers trouble ahead when she learns Andre's father doesn't approve of Margaret, but things take a turn when it seem Andre is in fact with falling in love with Parysia.
Director: Julien Duvivier
Cast: Félicien Tramel ... Mironton Brothers Régine Bouet ... Sylvanie Gaston Jacquet ... Sir William Dewitt Jimmy Gaillard ... Réginald with Andrée Reynis, Jean Diéner, François Viguier, Roger Piquard, Pierre Hot & Mme. Darska
Renowned and prolific French director Julien Duvivier delivers a comedic adventure farce that is both quite funny and technically astounding!
A carnival performer who is half of 'The Mironton Brothers' a supposed Siamese twin act, sees a chance to claim an inheritance by pretending to be a missing heir. The scheme makes him fabulously wealthy but also crosses a secretive cabal which has its own plans for the fortune. Harried by mysterious threats, the imposter flees but then sees an opportunity to use his identical partner from the old carnival act to suffer in his place. Lots of laughs and exciting close calls follow as the unsuspecting double is drawn into a struggle with the secret organization. The climax is a death-defying chase up through the skeleton of the Eiffel Tower.
Director: Herbert Wilcox
Cast: Dorothy Gish ... Nell Gwyn Randle Ayrton ... Charles II Juliette Compton ... Lady Castlemaine Sydney Fairbrother ... Mrs. Gwyn Donald Macardle ... Duke of Monmouth Johnny Butt ... Samuel Pepys Gibb McLaughlin ... Duke of York Judd Green ... Toby Clinker Edward Sorley ... Dickon Forrester Harvey ... Charles Hart Fred Rains ... Earl of Shaftesbury Rolf Leslie ... Evelyn Aubrey Fitzgerald ... Tom Killigrew Tom Coventry ... Innkeeper Booth Conway ... Messenger
A Character Study... of "Pretty Nell" Gwyn, the charming orange peddler who captured the heart of King Charles II and rose from rags to riches becoming a folk heroine. Dorthy Gish is delightful as Nell Gwyn whose charm and wit captivate the aged King Charles II (Randle Ayrton), propels her to a star in the King’s theatre and wins her influence that she uses to help the common people.
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Cast: Max Schreck - Alexander Gramach Gustav von Wangemheim - Greta Schroeder
F.W. Murnau's version of the 'Dracula' legend follows the familiar story of Count Orloc moving from his ruined castle to the city of Wisborg, after the visit of Jonathan Harker. Once there he becomes involved with Jonathan's fiancée Nina, who alone holds the power to destroy him. Max Schreck and Murnau were able to create an image of the vampire that remains in your mind long after seeing it.
Directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei M. Eisenstein
Cast: Layaschenko (Minister) Boris Livanov (Minister Terestsenko) Vasili Nikandrov (V.I. Lenin) Vladimir Popov (Kerensky) Eduard Tisse (German Soldier)
In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government. This classic is a startlingly filmed and remarkably staged piece of cinema.
Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki
Cast: Emil Jannings ... Othello Werner Krauss ... Iago Ica von Lenkeffy ... Desdemona Theodor Loos ... Cassio Ferdinand von Alten ... Rodrigo Friedrich Kühne ... Brabantio Magnus Stifter ... Montano Lya De Putti ... Emilia
Shakespeare's timeless tragedy is brought to the screen in this early German production.
Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring the dramatic greats Emil Jannings, as Othello, and Werner Krauss, as Iago.
Directed by Nicole Védrès
Nicole Védrès’ chronicle of Paris from 1900 to 1914 is brought to life through the use of original material, all authentic, secured from more then 700 films belonging to public and private collections. A few of the celebrities of the time shown are Enrico Caruso, Sarah Bernhardt, and Maurice Chevalier. A must-have for fans of early films!
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
with Pola Negri .... Madame Du Barry Emil Jannings .... Louis XV Harry Liedtke .... Armand De Foix Eduard von Winterstein .... Graf Jean Dubarry Reinhold Schünzel .... Minister Choiseul Else Berna .... Graefin Gramont Fred Immler .... Richelieu Gustav Czimeg .... Aiguillon Karl Platen .... Guillaume Dubarry
The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.
Directed by Victor Sjöström
Cast: Victor Sjöström ... David Holm Hilda Borgström ... Mrs. Holm Tore Svennberg ... Georges Astrid Holm ... Edit Concordia Selander ... Edit's Mother Lisa Lundholm ... Maria Tor Weijden ... Gustafsson Einar Axelsson ... David's Brother Olof Ås ... Driver Nils Ahrén ... Prison Chaplain Simon Lindstrand ... David's Companion Nils Elffors ... David's Companion Algot Gunnarsson ... Worker Hildur Lithman ... Worker's wife John Ekman ... Police constable
This disc includes the original Swedish edit: Körkarlen a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage and the Metro edit for America, released as The Stroke of Midnight. (each run 70 minutes) Based on Selma Lagerlof's rendition of a Swedish folktale, this moody, surrealistic drama takes it's title from Death's favorite mode of transport, which must be driven by the last sinner to die before year's end. Victor Sjöström both directed and stared in this film, fashioning a supernatural morality tale replete with atmospheric lighting and superimposition effects that were ahead of their time in 1920 and still chill today. He plays David Holm, a beliigerent drunkard who must contend with past misdeeds of pettiness and alcoholism as he gathers the souls of the dead. Will he roam the roads forever as a ghostly driver or achieve salvation beyond Death's spectre? This suspenseful, visually arresting classic was shot by masterful cinematographer Julius Jaenzon.
Director: Alexander Korda
Cast: Tibor Lubinszky ... Prince Edward / Tom Canty Albert Schreiber ... Henry VIII Adolf Weisse ... Lord Chancellor Franz Herterich ... John Canty Franz Everth ... Miles Herndon Wilhelm Schmidt ... Hugh Herndon Ditta Ninjan ... Lady Edith Lilly Lubin ... Isabel
Alexander Korda's early German adaptation of Mark Twain's historical fiction novel about two young boys who are born on the same day and identical in appearance but of very different origin: Edward the Prince of Wales son of Henry VIII and Tom Canty the son of an lowly pauper.
Director: Graham Cutts
Cast: Ivor Novello ... Pierre Boucheron Mae Marsh ... Odile Etrange Isabel Jeans ... Zelie de Chaumet Robert Scholtz ... Herman Stetz James Lindsay ... Detective Caillard Marie Ault ... Mere Colline Julie Suedo ... Mou Mou Hugh Brook ... Paul Esme Fitzgibbons ... Madeleine Sornay
Rich Paris dilettante Zelie de Chaumet is board with her lavish lifestyle so her consort, the powerful Herman Stetz, takes her from attending posh theatres to the underworld dance hall the White Coffin. There Zelie becomes enthralled with 'The Rat' a thief and well known figure in the Paris underworld. Meanwhile Stetz has his own dark plans for the Rat's girl, innocent Odile.
Directed by Graham Cutts
Cast: Ivor Novello ... Pierre 'The Rat' Boucheron Isabel Jeans ... Zelia de Chaumet Mabel Poulton ... Lisette Gordon Harker ... MorelI Marie Ault ... Mere Colline Bernard Nedell ... Henri Scotch Kelly ... Bill Harry Terry ... Alf Gladys Frazin
The rich, amoral Zelie is married to Pierre Boucheron, "The Rat" - but her interest in another man is an open secret. Forced to defend his honour, the Rat takes refuge in his old domain of the Paris underworld. But even here he has a rival - and when murder is afoot, the sinister Morel's ambition threatens to cost the Rat dear. Written by Igenlode Wordsmith.
Director: Giulio Antamoro
Cast: Carlo Pinzauti Ello Cosci Ruggero Barni Armando Casini Iris D'Alba Aldo Quinti Alberto Nepoti
This sonorized Italian film tells of the life of Saint Anthony of Padua, with many of his reputed miracles featured prominently.
Born Fernando, he was a precocious youth, concerned with the suffering of the poor. Grown into a contemplative young man he renounces the world to join first the Augustinian Order and then the Franciscans order (where he takes the name Anthony) in his dedicated service to the faith.
Directed by Domenico Gaido
Cast: Egidio Candiani Suzanne De Labroy Mario Guaita-Ausonia Cristina Ruspoli
One of the most famous of the early Italian epics which brought about the change from short subjects to feature films in America. Massive crowd scenes, spectacular sets that rival the sets from Intolerance and an interesting story all add up to fine entertainment from the cinema's early beginnings. The last reel is presented with multi tints and tones
Director: Maurice Tourneur
Cast Marlene Dietrich ... Ethel Marley Fritz Kortner ... Capt. Fernando Vela Robin Irvine ... William 'T.W.' Cheyne - a young American doctor Vladimir Sokoloff ... Grischa - the Cook Gaston Modot ... Morain - the escaped convict Boris de Fast ... The tattooed sailor Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Nick Max Maximilian ... Tom Butley Fritz Alberti ... The captain of the luxury liner Robert Garrison ... The landlord Heinrich Gotho ... A sailor
William Cheyne is a young American doctor traveling in Germany who helps an injured sailor return to his ship only to be doomed to a three month voyage to Brazil! Trapped between the misanthropic Captain Vela and his crew of fugitives and desperate men, his only friend is Grischa, the meek cook. Soon the new friends must come together to protect the pilot of a crashed airplane, the lovely heiress Ethel Marley, by hiding her from the captain and crew.
SPARTACUS (1913) Directed by Giovanni Enrico Vidali
Cast: Luciano Albertini - Enrico Bracci Alberto Capozzi - Signor Fretti Maria Gandini - Mario Guaita-Ausonia Achille Majeroni - Luigi Mele Leo Ragusi - Cristina Ruspoli
A romanticized telling of the famous gladiator who led a slave revolt against his Roman masters. This early Italian feature uses great locations, wonderful costumes and a large numbers of extras to bring this epic to life.
Ben Hur (1907) Directed by Sidney Olcott & Frank Oakes Rose
Starring: Herman Rottger William S. Hart.
This film as the dubious distinction of being the first film to be sued for not obtaining the rights to film the story.
Director: Karl Grune
Cast: Anton Edthofer ... The Pimp Aud Egede-Nissen ... The Prostitute Leonhard Haskel ... The Provincial Lucie Höflich ... The Wife Eugen Klöpfer ... The Man Max Schreck ... The Blind
The USA release of Karl Grune's expressionistic film Die Straße (1923)
"There comes a moment in the life of nearly every man, be he good or bad, when appalled by the monotony and drabness of his daily life, his soul yearns for something different - he longs for the unknown, for the glamour and excitement he imagines to be the lot of other man; the man in the street."
A middle aged husband is lured from his drab home life and dutiful wife out to the promised glamour and adventures of the lively streets. He finds a wild and chaotic nightscape full of lurid thrills. However he is targeted by the nefarious nightlife when a prostitute and her pimp plan to rob him.
Director: Stellan Rye
Cast: Paul Wegener ... Balduin John Gottowt ... Scapinelli Grete Berger ... Komtesse Margit Lyda Salmonova ... Lyduschka Lothar Körner ... Graf von Schwarzenberg Fritz Weidemann ... Baron Waldis-Schwarzenberg
Baldwin, a poor yet notable student, becomes enamored with the lovely Komtesse Margit after a chance encounter. However being penniless he knows he has no chance with his lady love. That is until the mysterious Scapinelli offers him a fortune in gold if he signs a peculiar contract entitling the old man to take whatever he wishes from Balwdin's austere dorm. Baldwin happily signs not suspecting the true price he will pay in this dark bargain.
Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Cast: Emil Jannings ... Boss Huller Lya De Putti ... Bertha Warwick Ward ... Artinelli Georg John ... Sailor Kurt Gerron ... Harbourworker Paul Rehkopf ... Spectator at the Fair Alex Hyde and his Original New York Jazz Orchestra ... Himself
"Boss" and his wife Berta-Marie are partners in a new trapeze number. One day, the famous trapeze artist Artinelli takes note of them and engages them for his trapeze show in Berlin. Their salto mortale becomes an immediate sensation. Calculatedly and cold, Artinelli seduces Berta-Marie and destroys "Boss'" happiness. "Variete" was a sensation when it appeared, primarily for its beautifully detailed performances and terrific camerawork by Karl Freund. The trapeze sequences will leave you giddy. The montages of variety acts are witty and vibrant. Berlin nightlife in the '20s looks glamorous. This is the American release of the film.
Director: Arthur Robison
Cast: Fritz Kortner - The Count Ruth Weyher - the countess Gustav von Wangenheim - her lover Alexander Granach - shadowplayer Eugen Rex - the cavaliers Fredinand von Alten - the cavaliers Max Gulstorff - the cavaliers Fritz Rasp - servants Carl Platen - servants Lilli Herder - the maid
A dark exploration of jealousy and madness. A mysterious shadowplayer exploits the fears of a Count, troubled by his wife's flirtations with her male admirers. During the shadowplay the audience is drawn into shadowy visions of dark deeds and tragedy!
Directed by Jean Renoir
Cast: Pierre Champagne ... Justin Crepoix Charlotte Clasis ... Madame Maubien André Derain ... Patron du 'Bon Coin' Van Doren ... Young lover Madame Fockenberghe ... Madame Raynal Catherine Hessling ... Virginia Rosaert Pierre Lestringuez ... Jef Harold Levingston ... Georges Raynal Henriette Moret ... La Roussette Pierre Renoir ... Farmer Georges Térof ... Monsieur Raynal Maurice Touzé ... La Fuine
After the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a Gypsy camp.
Directed by Arnold Fanck - Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Cast: Gustav Diessl .... Dr. Johannes Krafft Leni Riefenstahl .... Maria Maioni Ernst Petersen .... Hans Brandt Ernst Udet .... Flieger Udet Mizzi Götzel .... Maria Krafft Otto Spring .... Christian Klucker
Nothing like it before, nothing like it again!
A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon, she gets killed and he, unconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains, meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape is the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed even with todays technology. Excellent!
Directed by Paul Czinner
Cast: Pola Negri ... Louise Warwick Ward ... Maxim Hans Rehmann ... John Cameron Carr ... Magistrate Margaret Rawlings ... Woman
A fallen woman tries to escape her sordid life.
Directed by Aleksander Dovzhenko
Cast: G. Astafyev as the leader of the Skyths Nikolai Nademsky as the Grandpa/General Les Podorozhnij as Pavlo I. Selyuk as Ataman Semyon as Timosh
A grandfather fills the head of his grandson with stories of a legendary Scythian treasure and the boy spends the rest of his life trying to find it. The overall epic story covers Ukrainian history from an ancient Viking invasion to the post-Revolutionary period.