American Primitive Compilation
A collection of early and influencial films, including: 'The Great Train Robbery' with Bronco Billy Anderson (1903), 'Life of an American Cowboy' (1903), 'Dream of a Rarebit Fiend' (1906), 'Life of an American Fireman' (1906) and 'Rescued from the Eagle's Nest' with D. W. Griffith (1908).
Anna Christie (1923)
Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill (he said it was the only film adaptaion of his work that he actually liked), this picture tells the tragic tale of a young girl who turns to prostitution after being sent away by her father.
April Fool (1926)
Starring Alexander Carr, Duane Thompson, Mary Alden, Snitz Edwards and Baby Peggy. This is the comic tale of an umbrella magnate who gives up his fortune so that his lovely daughter can settle down with the man she loves. Directed by Nat Ross.
Russian with English titles.
Avant Garde Short Subjects from France
'La Souriante Madam Beudent' (1922), 'Anemic Cinema' (1926), 'Charleston' (1927), 'Emak Bakia' (1927), L'etoile De Mer' (1928) and 'La Fole Du Dr. Tube' (1914).
Babes in the Woods (1917)
Adapted from the 'Hansel and Gretel' fairy tale. Starring Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe and Carmen De Rue.
Silent German film.
Back Trails (1924)
Western action with Al Hoxie.
The Balloonatic (1923) / One Week (1920)
Two Buster Keaton comedies on one tape.
The Bargain (1914)
Starring William S. Hart and Clara Williams.
The Bat (1925)
Roland West's first version of the classic stage play about a mysterious intruder on the loose in a spooky old house.
The Battling Fool (1924)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Eva Novak, Fred J. Butler and Laura Winston. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke.
The Battling Orioles (1924)
Starring Glenn Tryon, Blanche Mehaffey, John T. Price and Noah Young.
Beau Brummel (1924)
Starring John Barrymore.
Beau Geste (1926)
Starring Ronald Colman.
Bed and Sofa (1926)
This socially conscious Soviet film has been called 'the Potemkin of romantic comedies.' Directed by Abram Room. Russian with English titles.
The Bellhop (1921)
Starring Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy. Also on this tape: The Noon Whistle (1923) starring Stan Laurel.
The Bells (1926)
This thriller features a pre-stardom Boris Karloff as a mysterious hypnotist. Also with Lionel Barrymore.
The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Lavish costume drama with John Barrymore as Francois Villon battling the Burgundians. Conrad Veidt's first American film. Photographed by William Cameron Menzies.
Betsy Ross (1917)
The story of America's favorite seamstress - featuring Alice Brady, John Bowers, Lillian Cook and Eugenie Woodward.
Birth of a Nation (1915)
Complete version of D.W. Griffith's famous Civil War epic. With Dorothy Gish, Lilian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Henry B. Walthall, Donald Crisp, Roald Walsh, Elmo Lincoln, Bessie Love, Erich von Stroheim and many others.
The Black Pirate (1926)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Blind Husbands (1919)
German drama starring Erich von Strohein (who also directed) as a contemptable womanizing cad.
Blonde for a Night (1928)
Starring Marie Provost, Harrison Ford and Franklin Pangborn.
Blood of a Poet (1930)
Directed by Jean Cocteau.
The Blot (1921)
Lois Weber's film about a professor and a shoe manufacturer and the diffences in their families economic stations. Starring Phillip Hubbard, Margaret McWade, Claire Windsor, Louis Calhern and Marie Walcamp.
Blue Blazes Rawden (1918)
Western thrills with William S. Hart and Jack Hoxie.
Body and Soul (1927)
Starring Paul Robeson.
A western production produced by Cecil B. DeMille, directed by Alan Hale and starring Rod LaRocque, Lillian Rich, Robert Edeson, Tyrone Power and Jean Acker.
Broken Blossoms (1919)
Starring Lillian Gish.
The Broken Hearts of Broadway (1923)
Starring Colleen Moore, Johnnie Walker, Alice Lake and Tully Marshall.
A Burlesque of Carmen (1915)
Charlie Chaplin and Ben Turpin satirize the famous opera.
Buster Keaton - The Golden Years
The comic legend stars in three classic short films: 'The Blacksmith,' 'Daydreams' and 'The Paleface.'
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1921)
Legendary surreal production featuring Conrad Veidt as the somnambulist slave of the mysterious Dr. Caligari (Werner Kraus). Required viewing for all film scholars.
Captain Swagger (1928)
Starring Rod LaRoque, Sue Carol and Richard Tucker.
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
This film has every element of the classic 'haunted house' genre it pioneered, including the reading of the millionaire's will, strange disappearances, secret rooms, etc. - all mixed with a generous dose of comic relief. With Laura La Plante and Tully Marshall. It was remade in 1931 (as 'The Cat Creeps') and in 1939 with Bob Hope.
Charlie Chaplin Carnival (1916)
Includes 'Vagabond,' 'Fireman,' 'The Count' and 'Behind the Screen.'
The Cheerful Fraud (1927)
Starring Reginald Denny, Gertrude Olmstead and Emily Fitzroy. Directed by William A. Seiter.
Child of the Prairie (1918)
Classic western film featuring Tom Mix.
Symbolic anti-war film where the body of a submarine commander is entered by the spirit of Jesus Christ. Produced by Thomas Ince and starring J. Barney Sherry, Enid Markey and Howard Hickman.
The Clodhopper (1917)
Starring Charles Ray and Margery Wilson.
The Coast Patrol (1925)
Silent thrills with Kenneth McDonald, Claire De Lorez, Fay Wray and Spottiswoode Aitken.
Starring Rudolph Valentino.
Starring Buster Keaton as a bookworm who loses his gal (Ann Cornwall) to rival Harold Goodwin - the campus sports hero. Keaton then sets out to become an even greater athlete, but fails miserably (and hilarously) at every sport he tries.
German film starring heavyweight boxing champ Max Schmeling.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1913)
Starring James O'Neill and Nance O'Neill.
The County Fair (1920)
Starring David Butler, Edythe Chapman, Wesley Barry and Helen Jerome Eddy.
The Cradle of Courage (1920)
Starring William S. Hart in a rare non-western role. Also with Ann Little, Thomas Santschi and Gertrude Claire. Directed by Lambert Hillyer.
The Crazy Ray / Cranque Bill (1923)
Two silent shorts from France.
The Cricket on the Hearth (1923)
Lorimer Johnston's adaptation of the Charles Dickens Christmas story. Starring Josef Swickward, Fritzi Ridgeway, Paul Gerson and Virginia Brown Faire.
Custer's Last Fight (1925)
Produced by Thomas H. Ince.
Dancing Mothers (1926)
Starring Clara Bow.
German film directed by D. Buchowski and starring Emil Jannings. English title cards.
Starring Orin Johnson, Dorothy Dalton, Louise Glaum and Rhea Mitchell.
Desert of the Lost (1927)
Western action with Wally Wales.
Destiny (1921) Weary Death
A coach carrying two lovers stops to pick up a stranger who turns out to be Death himself. He takes up residence in a huge hall filled with candles of various lengths - each representing a human life. Fritz Lang's ethereal film stars Bernhard Goetzke.
Dick Turpin (1925)
Western adventure with Tom Mix, Alan Hale and Fred Kohler.
Don Juan (1926)
Starring John Barrymore.
Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925)
Non-stop action as Douglas Fairbanks plays both Zorro and son Don Cesar. Accused of murder, Fairbanks fakes his own death in an attempt to smoke out the true killer. Also starring Mary Astor, Donald Crisp and Jean Hersholt.
Don't Shove (1919) / Two-Gun Gussie (1918)
Two Harold Lloyd comedies on one tape.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1923)
This seafaring epic was Clara Bow's debut picture. Also with William Walcott, William Cavanaugh and Elizabeth Foley. Directed by Elmer Clifton.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913)
Starring King Baggot.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Starring John Barrymore.
Dr. Mabuse, Gambler (1922)
Fritz Lang's masterwork follows the infamous criminal brain as he toys with people's fate. With Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Dr. Mabuse, Gambler (1922)
D. W. Griffith VOLUME 1
A collection of short films by the master director.
'Her Terrible Ordeal' (1910), 'The Battle' (1911), 'His Trust and His Trust Fulfilled' (1911) and 'The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913).
D. W. Griffith VOLUME 2
'The Unseen Enemy' (1910), 'The Lonedale Operator' with Blanche Sweet (1911), 'The Switchtower' with Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore and Harry Carey (1912), 'The Musketeers of Pig Alley' with Lillian Gish (1912), 'Man's Genesis' with Mae Marsh and 'The Little Tease' (1918).
D. W. Griffith VOLUME 3
Includes 'Tunnel Workers (1906) and 'Daddy (1909).
D. W. Griffith VOLUME 4
Includes 'The Transformation of Mike' with Blanche Sweet (1912), 'Enoch Arden' with Linda Arvidson (1913) and 'What Should We Do with Our Old?'
The Eagle (1925)
Starring Rudolph Valentino.
Easy Virtue (1927)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on a Noel Coward drama.
Ella Cinders (1926)
Starring Coleen Moore.
The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
From the Soviet Union. This tape also includes the 1925 Russian short Chess Fever.
Entr'acte a Propos de Nice / Un Chien Andalou
The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)
Die Augen Der Mumie Ma
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
Eyes Right (1926)
Starring Francis X. Bushman and Dora Dean.
The Fatal Passions of Dr. Mabuse
Directed by Fritz Lang.
Fatty and Mable
A series of comedies starring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
Classic tale of a man who sells his soul. Emil Jannings plays the devil in this, F.W. Murnau's last German film before coming to America.
Fearless Rider (1928)
Western action with Fred Humes, Barbara Worth, Ben Corbett and Pee Wee Holmes. Directed by Edgar Lewis.
Starring Harold Lloyd.
The Fighting Stallion (1926)
Western thrills with Yakima Canutt. Directed by Ben F. Wilson.
$50,000 Reward (1924)
Western star Ken Maynard's first starring role.
Final Extra (1927)
Starring Grant Withers, Marguerite De La Motte, John Miljan and Frank Beal.
Flesh and Blood (1922)
Lon Chaney plays a lawyer who's been unjustly imprisoned for years. He escapes, only to find that his wife is dead. When he visits his daughter in disguise, he learns that she's in love with the son of his sworn enemy. Also with Noah Beery and Edith Roberts.
Flirting with Fate (1916)
Specify Douglas Fairbanks version.
The Flying Scotsman (1929)
Starring Moore Marriott and Raymond (Ray) Milland (produced as a silent - with partial soundtrack added later).
Foolish Wives (1920)
Starring Erich von Stroheim.
A Fool There Was (1914)
Theda Bara's debut, playing a sexual vampire so memorable that it added the word 'Vamp' to America's vocabulary. Also with Edward Jose, Runa Hodges, Clifford Bruce, Victor Benoit, May Allison and Mabel Fremier. Directed by Frank Powell. Partly based on Rudyard Kipling's poem 'The Vampire.'
Fortune's Fool (1921)
From Germany and starring Emil Jannings.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Rudolph Valentino stars in this classic adventure film about brothers who end up on opposing sides during WWI. Watch for his famous tango scene - one of the few light moments in this famous production. Also with Alice Terry and Alan Hale.
Four Parts / Hasty Marriage / Southern Exposure
Three classic comedy shorts featuring Charlie Chase.
Free to Love (1925)
Starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Raymond McKee, Hallam Cooley. Directed by Frank O'Connor.
French Experimental Short Subjects
'Menilmontant' (1926 - directed by Dimitri Kirsanov), 'The Smiling Madam Beudet' (1922) and 'La Petit Lilie' (1928 - directed by Alberto Cavalcanti).
The Funniest Man in the World (1967)
Great compilation of scenes featuring Charlie Chaplin. Hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and also featuring Fatty Arbuckle, Chester Conklin, Marie Dressler, Douglas Fairbanks, Oliver Hardy, Mabel Normand, Mary Pickford, Edna Purviance, Ford Sterling, Mack Swain and Ben Turpin.
The Gaucho (1928)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks.
The General (1927)
Starring Buster Keaton.
The General Line (1929)
From the Soviet Union.
'Smiling Madame Beudet' and 'Seashell and the Clergyman' (France).
Getting Gertie's Garter (1927)
Starring Marie Provost, Charles Ray and Franklyn Pangborn.
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
Howard Hawks comedy about two sailors competing for a girl. Starring Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks and Sally Rand. Specify 1928 version.
Girl in the Pullman (1927)
Starring Marie Provost, Harrison Ford and Franklyn Pangborn.
Golden Age of Harold Lloyd
Featuring 'His Royal Shyness' and 'Haunted Spooks.'
The Gold Rush (1925)
Starring Charlie Chaplin.
The Golem (1920)
From Germany and starring Paul Wegener.
Goona, Goona (1932)
M. Andre Roosevelt's love story from the island of Bali. Starring a bevy of beautiful, topless island babes.
The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926)
Western action with
The Great Railway Robbery (1926)
a.k.a. Mistaken Orders
Starring Helen Holmes and Jack Perrin.
The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher (1912)
a.k.a. The Girl and Her Trust
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Also on this tape: The Switch Tower.
Guardians of the Wild (1928)
Western action with Rex, Starlight, Jack Perrin and Ethlyne Clair.
Gypsy Blood (1925)
Starring Pola Negri as Carmen - with Harry Liedtke, Magnus Stifer and Fritz Richard. Directed by Ernst Lubistch.
The Haunted Castle (1921)
From Germany and starring Werner Kraus.
Hawk of the Hills (1929)
Western action with Allene Ray, Walter Miller, Robert Chandler and Jack Ganghorn. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett.
The Headless Horseman (1922)
Starring Will Rogers.
Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)
Starring Tom Mix, George Fawcett, Bessie Eyton and Frank Campeau.
Heart of the Hills (1919)
Starring Mary Pickford.
Her Man o' War (1926)
Starring Jetta Goudal and William Boyd.
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)
From L. Frank Baum. Starring Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Fred Woodward, Mae Wells and Vivian Reed.
A History of Color in Silent Films
Starring Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arlette Marchal, Arnold Kent. Directed by Victor Fleming.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Lon Chaney stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who falls in love with a dancing girl (Patsy Ruth Miller) in medieval Paris. A big budget treatment of the Hugo classic.
In The Days of the Thundering Herd (1914)
Starring Tom Mix. Directed by Colin Campbell.
Directed by D.W. Griffith.
The Iron Mask (1929)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks and Belle Bennett. Fairbanks' final swashbuckler epic - the film contains sound sequences added to appease the studio. Directed by Allen Dwan.
The Iron Rider (1920)
Western action with Yakima Canutt.
The Island of Bliss (1913)
Directed by Arthur Kahane with production and sets by Max Reinhardt.
Is Life Worth Living? (1921)
Starring Eugene O'Brien, Winifred Westover, Arthur Houseman, George Lessey. Directed by Alan Crosland.
This fun feature became sweet-but-sexy Clara Bow's signature film. She plays a shop girl who romances the owner of the department store where she works. Watch for young Gary Cooper as a newspaper reporter.
Joyless Street (1925)
Starring Greta Garbo. Directed by G.W. Pabst.
Judith of Bethulia (1914)
Blanche Sweet, Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall star in this biblical epic. D.W. Griffith's final biograph production.
Just Off Broadway (1929)
Starring Donald Keith, Ann Christy, Larry Steers, De Sacia Mooers, Jack Tanner, Sid Saylor, Beryl Roberts and Albert Dresden. A young man quits school to haunt the Broadway nightclubs in search of the gangsters who killed his brother.
Just Tony (1922)
Classic western film featuring Tom Mix and his amazing horse, Tony.
Juve vs. Fantomas (1913)
Early French thriller.
Keystone Comedies Volume 1
Starring Fatty Arbuckle in 'Fatty's Faithful Fido,' Fatty's Tintype Tangle' and 'Fatty's New Role.'
Keystone Comedies Volume 2
Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand in 'Fatty and Mabel at San Diego Expo,' 'Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life' and 'Fatty's Wash Day.'
Keystone Comedies Volume 3
Starring Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and The Keystone Cops in 'Mabel Lost and Won,' 'Wished on Mabel' and 'Mabel, Fatty and the Law.'
Keystone Comedies Volume 4
'Mabel's Wilful Way,' 'Little Band of Gold' and 'Mabel and Fatty's Married Life.'
Keystone Comedies Volume 5
'Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers,' 'Courthouse Crooks' and Love, Loot and Crash.'
Keystone Comedies Volume 6
'Ambrose's Nasty Temper,' 'Ambrose's Sour Grapes' and 'When Abrose Dared Walrus' with Mack Swain.
Keystone Comedies Volume 7
'Ambrose's Lofty Perch,' 'Ambrose's Fury' and 'Willful Ambrose' with Mack Swain and Mae Busch.
Keystone Comedies Volume 8
'Gussie the Golfer,' 'Gussie's Day of Rest,' 'Gussie Tied to Trouble' and 'Gussie's Backward Way' with Sydney Chaplin, Phyllis Allen and The Keystone Cops.
The Kid (1921)
Classic tearjerker with Jackie Coogan and Charlie Chaplin.
King of Kings (1927)
Cecile B. DeMille's epic screen biography of Jesus Christ. Starring H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, William Boyd, James Mason, Sally Rand and many others.
King of the Wild Horses (1924)
Starring Rex the Wonder Horse, Edna Murphy, Leon Bary, Charles Parrott, Sidney DeGary, Pat Hartigan, Frank Butler and Sidney D'Albrook. A beautiful wild horse helps his new master in his search for a gang of rustlers.
Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
Second in director Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen trilogy (see also 'Siegfried'). Margarethe Schon stars as the hero's widow - who continues to fight for justice. Also with Theodor Loos (as King Gunther) and Hands Carl Muller.
Lash of the Law (1926)
Starring Bill Bailey.
The Last Laugh (1924)
A doorman (Emil Jannings) is demoted to washroom attendant when he can no longer do the physical labor his job entails. His humiliation is profound, but he struggles to once again gain the respect of those around him. An influential masterwork from director F.W. Murnau.
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett and Mable Normand.
Let'er Go Gallegher (1928)
Newsboy Junior Coughlin sees hood commit a crime, so he tips off his reporter pal (Harrison Ford), who becomes something of a celebrity because of the story. Ford's newfound boastful nature cause him to lose his girl, so he decides to redeem himself by capturing the hood. Also with Elinor Fair.
Lilac Time (1928)
An English airman (Gary Cooper) falls in love with a French farm girl (Colleen Moore) in this wartime romance.
A brutal father forces his daughter to marry an older man, even though she is in love with a handsome young doctor. Starring Helen Foster, Warner Baxter, Bess Flowers and Noah Beery. Directed by Mrs. Wallace Reid.
The Lodger (1929)
Alfred Hitchcock's first suspense film is this turn-of-the-century thriller about a murderer whose beautiful young victims all bear his calling card. With Marie Ault.
The Lost Express (1926)
Starring Henry Barrows, Eddie Barry, Martin Turner and Helen Holmes. Directed by J.P. McGowan.
The Lost World (1925)
Remarkable version of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic adventure story about the discovery of living dinosaurs in a remote jungle and their return to civilization. Great special effects by Willis O'Brien ('King Kong'), including a brontosaurus going berserk in London. With Bessie Love and Wallace Beery.
Love 'em and Leave 'em (1926)
Starring Louise Brooks, Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Osgood Perkins.
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)
Starring Mae Murray, John Sainpolis, Monte Blue and Robert McKim. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard.
The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)
From L. Frank Baum. Starring Violet MacMillan, Mildred Harris, Juanita Hansen and Fred Woodward.
Male and Female (1919)
Starring Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee and Raymond Hatton. Satire of the British class system adapted from Sir James M. Barrie's 'The Admirable Crichton'. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
The Man from Beyond (1922)
Starring Harry Houdini.
The Man from Painted Post (1916)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Man From Texas (1921)
Starring Tom Mix. Directed by Ben F. Wilson.
A department store clerk (Gloria Swanson) is stood up on her date. She goes to a party instead and becomes a smash hit. Also with Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman and Ian Keith. Directed by Alan Dwan.
Manhattan Cowboy (1928)
As punishment for stealing a cabdriver's coat, NYC playboy Bob Custer is sent to a western ranch to straighten out. Also with Lafe McKee, Mary Mayberry, Charles Whitaker, John Lowell Russell, Lynn Sanderson, Mack V. Wright, Cliff Lyons and Dorothy Vernon. Diretced by J.P. McGowan.
Manhattan Madness (1916)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks and Jewel Carmen.
The Man on the Box (1925)
Starring Sydney Chaplin and David Butler.
Man Ray Experimental Films (1923-29)
Starring Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Percy Marmont and Eugene Pallette. Directed by Victor Fleming.
Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
Classic Russian film.
The Manxman (1929)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Marked Money (1928)
Junior Coghlan stars as a young boy living with a colorful sea captain (Bert Woodruff). The captain's daughter and her aviator boyfriend spring into action when Coghlan's inheritance is threatened.
The Mark of Zorro (1920)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks.
The Marriage Circle (1924)
Starring Adolphe Menjou.
Mary Pickford Compilation
Featuring 'Her First Biscuits' (1909), 'Violin Maker of Cremona' (1909), '1776 or The Hessian Renegades' (1909 - D.W. Griffith), 'Lonely Villa' (1909- D.W. Griffith), 'Sweet Memories' (1911), 'In Old Mardid' (1911), 'Female of the Species' (1912 - D.W. Griffith), 'New York Hat' (1912) and '100% Canadian' (WWII).
Master of the House (1925)
Carl Dreyer uses comedy and drama to tell the story of a middle-class family dominated by their Patriarch. With Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm and Karin Nellmost.
Max Linder Short Subjects
Maya Deren Short Films
Producer Irving Thalberg replaced director Erich Von Stroheim during the production of this epic adventure tale, but it remains Von Stroheim's picture and reflects his cinematic genius. Starring Norman Kerry as the handsome aide to the emperor of Austria who falls in love with an organ grinder (Mary Philbin) despite his engagement to Dorothy Wallace - daughter of his superior.
Fritz Lang's engrossing sci-fi fantasy about a mechanized city of the future. When the lower class threatens to revolt, a scientist creates a stunning (female) robot in the image of one of their leaders. The terrific art design and many of the special effects have yet to be surpassed.
Starring Mabel Normand.
Starring Clara Kimball Young, J. Frank Glendon, Edward M. Kimball and Bertram Grassby. Directed by Harry Garson.
The Midnight Girl (1925)
This Lila Lee vehicle is most notable for the appearance of co-star Bela Lugosi as Nicholas Harmon, an 'immensely wealthy patron of music.'
Midnight Faces (1926)
Starring Francis X. Bushman, Jack Perrin, Kathryn McGuire and Edward Peil, Sr. Directed by Bennett Cohn.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)
From the famous Booth Tarkenton novel. The Duke of Chartes (Rudolph Valentino) escapes from France disguised as a barber, then infiltrates the British court as the suave Beaucaire. Also with Bebe Daniels and Lois Wilson.
Moran of the Lady Letty (1928)
High sea adventure with Rudolph Valentino. Walter Long and his gang of smugglers shanghai Rudy in San Francisco and make their way to Mexico. On the way they rescue beautiful Dorothy Dalton (who has disguised herself as a man) - the sole survivor of a shipwreck.
The story of a Russian family coping with the burdens of the 1905 revolt.
Mother Krausen's Journey Into Happiness (1929)
Directed by Piel Jutzi. German title cards.
My Boy (1922)
Heartwarming tale of a young immigrant (Jackie Googan) who escapes the authorities who want to deport him (his mother has died on the trip to America) and takes up with a grizzled sea captain (Claude Gillingwater).
My Four Years in Germany (1918)
Ambassador James W. Gerard's dramatized account of Germany's rise to beligerence in WWI. Starring Halbert Brown, William Dashiell, Ann Dearing and Louis Dean.
My Lady of Whims (1925)
Starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Carmelita Geraghty and Francis MacDonald. Directed by Dallas M. Fitzgerald.
The Narrow Trail (1917)
Starring William S. Hart.
The Navigator (1924)
Starring Buster Keaton.
Rancher's daughter Thelma Todd falls in love with gunslinger Gary Cooper in this Paramount western. Also with William Powell, Phillip Strange, Ernie S. Adams, Christian J. Frank, Ivan Christy and Guy Oliver.
Noah's Ark (1929)
Starring Dolores Costello, George O'Brien and Noah Beery.
The Noon Whistle (1923)
Starring Stan Laurel. Also on this tape: The Bellhop (1921) starring Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy.
Max Schreck plays the hideous vampire in F.W. Murnau's classic adaptation of 'Dracula.' Bram Stoker's widow fought against the distribution of this film for years. Unequaled despite the hundreds of vampire pictures produced since.
The Notorious Lady (1927)
After killing a man he believes was having an affair with his wife, Lewis Stone flees to the diamond mines of Africa. Later, the wife hears that Stone has died and ventures to Africa to learn the truth. On the way she falls in love with another man. Also with Barbara Bedford and Earle Metcalfe.
The Old Oregon Trail (1925)
Western thrills with Art Mix.
Oliver Twist (1922)
Starring Lon Chaney and Jackie Coogan.
The Ol' Swimmin' Hole (1921)
This romantic comedy stars Charles Ray, James Gordon and Laura LaPlante - but is most notable for its' attempt at narrative without benefit of title cards.
The Open Switch (1925)
Starring Helen Holmes and Jack Perrin. Directed by J.P. McGowan.
Orphans of the Storm (1922)
This historical drama was Lillian Gish's final film for D.W. Griffith, as well as her last with sister Dorothy. When a poor man takes his daughter to a church in hope of finding her a good home, he finds another abandoned girl and is so moved that he returns home with both children. Future radio personality Kenny Delmar ('Senator Glaghorn') appears as the young Chavalier de Vaudrey.
German production starring Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss and Leah Von Lenkeffy. Directed by Dimitri Buchowtzki.
Outside the Law (1921)
Lon Chaney plays two roles in this silent crime drama; a kindhearted Chinaman and the evil Black Mike Sylva, a criminal who's as bad as his name implies. Produced, written and directed by Tod Browning, with Priscilla Dean and Ralph Lewis. This was a 'lost' film until a print surfaced in Wisconsin about ten years ago.
The Oyster Princess (1919)
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. English title cards.
Pandora's Box (1928) Die Buesche Der Pandora a.k.a. Lulu
Smoldering account of an insatiable sex kitten (Louise Brooks in a classic portrayal) who values others only for what they offer her sexually. The shock ending still jolts viewers. Features many famous sequences, including the screen's first lesbian. Directed by G. W. Pabst.
The Parson's Widow (1920)
Starring Hildur Carlberg, Einar Rod, Greta Almroth andn Olav Aukrust. An early work from director by Carl Theodore Dryer ('Passion of Joan of Arc').
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Director Carl Theodor Dreyer's epic depiction of the life of Joan of Arc, the great French military leader who was tried for heresy and witchcraft. Renee Falconetti's performance (her only film appearance) has been called one of the greatest in the history of cinema.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
From L. Frank Baum. Starring Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell, Jessie May Walsh and Fred Woodward.
Peck's Bad Boy (1921)
Starring Jackie Coogan.
The Penalty (1920)
Starring Lon Chaney, Claire Adams and Ethel Gray Terry. Chaney plays a madman whose legs were amputated by mistake years before. In his bitterness, he sets out to gain revenge on all of society.
Perils of the Rail (1925)
Starring Helen Holmes and Edward Hearn.
Silent western starring Art Acord.
The Phantom Flyer (1928)
Ariel adventure starring stunt pilot Al Wilson, Lillian Gilmore, Buck Conors and Billy 'Red' Jones. Directed by Bruce Mitchell.
Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Lon Chaney plays an embittered composer who roams the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. A silent classic that still provides plenty of chills. Remade many times without improvement, it is often cited as Chaney's best film.
Pioneers of the Cinema Volume 1
Pioneers of the Cinema Volume 2
Mary Pockford stars in the title role. When her missionary father dies, Pollyanna is sent to live with her embittered aunt (Katherine Griffith). The girl sets out to win the heart of the old woman in this inspirational production.
a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Russian with English titles.
Goldigger comedy starring William Boyd, Alan Hale, Jacqueline Logan, Jerry Drew, Joan Bennett and Carole Lombard.
Q Ships (1928)
A German submarine commander is torn between his honor and his duty to his nation.
Queen Kelly (1929)
Starring Gloria Swanson. Directed by Erich von Stroheim.
Queen of the Chorus (1928)
Starring Rex Lease, Virginia Browne Fair, Lloyd Whitlock and Betty Francisco. Directed by Charles J. Hunt.
Raggedy Rose (1926)
Starring Mabel Normand and James Finlayson.
Ranson's Folly (1926)
Richard Barthelmess wagers that by disguising himself as a well-known bandit he can hold up a stagecoach armed only with a pair a scissors. When a paymaster is killed later, Barthelmess is accused of the crime. Based on a novel by Richard Harding Davis.
The Raven (1915)
Adapted from the classic poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Starring Henry B. Walthal, Warda Howard, Ernest Maupain and Eleanor Thompson. Directed by Charles Brabin.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
Starring Mary Pickford and Eugene O'Brien.
The Red Kimona (1925)
Starring Tyrone Power and Mrs. Wallace Reid.
Red Raiders (1927)
Western action with Ken Maynard, Ann Drew, Paul Hurst and J.P. McGowan. Directed by Albert Rogell.
Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Rein Que Les Heurs (1926)
Experimental film from France.
Renoir Shorts (1927)
'The Little Match Girl' and 'The Charleston.'
The Return of Boston Blackie (1927)
Starring Corliss Palmer, Raymond Glenn, Rosemary Cooper and Colt Albertson. Directed by Harry O. Hoyt.
Return to Yesterday VOLUME ONE
Featuring Corrine Griffith and silent serials.
Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
Starring Tom Mix and Beatrice Burnham.
Riders of the Range (1924)
Starring Edmund Cobb and Helen Hayes.
Riding for Life (1925)
Western action with Bob Reeves.
The Ring (1927)
A young man falls for the pretty employee of a carnival frizefighter. They marry and he turns boxer himself, but the girl decides she prefers her boss and takes his side when the two are matched in the ring. Alfred Hitchcock's most acclaimed silent film (after 'The Lodger').
Rip Van Winkle (1914)
Thomas Jefferson stars in this charming adaptaion of Washington Irving's famous fantasy. Rip awakens from his nap to learn that he's slept for twenty years. Some material is based on a popular stage play written by Jefferson's father.
Road Agent (1926)
Starring Al Hoxie. Directed by J.P. McGowan.
The Roaring Road (1919)
Fine comedy starring Wallace Reid as a car salesman dreamign of racing a locomotive from L.A. to San Francisco. Also starring Ann Little and Theodore Roberts. Directed by James Cruze.
Robin Hood (1922)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks as the famous bandit, Wallace Beery as Richard the Lion-Hearted, Enid Bennett as Maid Marian, Sam DeGrasse as Prince John, William Lowrey as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Alan Hale as Little John. Directed by Allan Dwan.
Starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell, Charles Lane and Ronald Colman. Directed by Henry King.
Rubber Tires (1927)
Starring Bessie Love and Junior Coghlan. Directed by Alan Hale.
Rush Hour (1927)
Starring Marie Provost and Harrison Ford.
The Sacred Mountain / The White Flame
Directed by Leni Reifenstahl.
The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924)
Swedish film starring Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Gerda Lundeqvist and Otto Elg-Lundberg. Directed by Mauritz Stiller.
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis. Plenty of laughs and thrills in this, Lloyd's first feature.
Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
W.C Fields stars as a circus sharpie in this comedy - which was later remade as 'Poppy.' He takes on the chore of raising pretty young Carol Dempster after her mother is killed. The wacky plot is filled with crazy misunderstandings. Directed by D.W. Griffith.
Salome / Lot in Sodom / Feast of Ishtar
Those racy shorts plus the orgy scene from 'Intolerance.'
Sands of Sacrifice (1921)
Starring Neal Hart and Violet Palmer.
Saturday Night Kid (1929)
Early sound film featuring silent favorite Clara Bow. This romantic comedy was based on the popular Abbott and Weaver play 'Love 'Em and Leave'Em.' Co-starring with Miss Bow are Jean Arthur and Jean Harlow.
Scar of Shame (1927)
Debut production from the legendary Colored Players Film Company of Philadelphia. Ashamed of his wife and her background, a young socialite keeps her hidden from his family. Starring Harry Henderson, Norman John Stone, Ann Kennedy, William E. Pettus, Pearl MacCormick, Lawrence Chenault and Lucia Lynn Moses. All-Black cast.
Seven Chances (1925)
Starring Buster Keaton.
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)
Starring George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Corene Uzzell and Elda Furry (Hedda Hopper). Directed by Hugh Ford.
Seventh Heaven (1927)
Sewer worker Charles Farrell saves Janet Gaynor from the police and a romance blossoms.
Starring Lon Chaney as a dying Chinaman who converts to Christianity to help out a friend (Harrison Ford) who's threatened with blackmail.
British production starring Betty Blythe, Marjorie Statler and Henry George. Directed by Leander De Cordova. Specify 1925 version.
The Sheik (1921)
Starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres.
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Starring Buster Keaton.
Shifting Sands (1918)
Starring Gloria Swanson, Joe King, Harvey Clark and Leone Carton. Directed by Albert Parker.
A Ship Comes In (1928)
Starring Milton Holmes and Linda Landi. Directed by William K. Howard.
The Shock (1923)
An evil crime queen sends gunman Lon Chaney to a small town to expose a crooked banker. Lon falls for the man's daughter and goes straight - causing the femme fatale to swear her revenge on all parties concerned. Produced by Carl Laemmle for Universal.
Shooting Stars (1928)
Starring Annette Benson, Brian Aherne, Donald Calthrop and Wally Patch. Directed by A.V. Bramble and Anthony Asquith.
Shore Leave (1925)
Charming comedy with Richard Barthelmess as a sailor who falls for pretty young Dorothy Mackaill. She fixes up her father's old boat, leading Barthelmess to believe she's wealthy. The sailor refuses to marry into wealth, setting up a string of further misunderstandings.
Based on Das Nibelungen and other Norse legends, this ambitious film details adventures of the heroic Siegfried (Paul Richter) as he forges the magic sword, kills the evil king, and slays a dragon - bathing in its' blood so as to make himself invincible. Unfortunately, a leaf sticks to his shoulder, making that spot his 'Achiles Heel.' Directed by Fritz Lang.
Silent Movie Prevues
Great fun for fans of silent cinema! Rare clips from classic films! Here's a sample of the stars featured: Cowboy sensation Bob Steele (presented by Joseph P. Kennedy), Harold Lloyd, Francis X. Bushman, Alice Lake, Gaston Glass, Robert McKim, Noah Beery, Buster Keaton, Will Rogers, Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Alice Terry, Lon Chaney, Barbara Stanwyck, Eddie Quillan, Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Ramon Novarro, Dolores Costello, Myrna Loy, Ronald Colman, Doris Kenyon, Norma Talmadge, John Gilbert. Action, thrills, romance
The Sky Pilot (1921)
Directed by King Vidor, John Bowers and Colleen Moore.
Starring William Boyd and Alan Hale.
Smouldering Fires (1925)
Starring Laura LaPlante, Pauline Frederick, Malcolm McGregor and Tully Marshall. Directed by Clarence Brown.
The Snarl of Hate (1927)
Starring Johnnie Walker, Mildred June, Jack Richardson, Wheeler Oakman and Flash the Wonder Dog.
Sorrows of Satan (1926)
A poverty stricken writer (Ricardo Cortez) makes a pact with the Devil (Adolphe Menjou) and becomes the toast of the literary world - but at what cost!? Carol Dempster's last picture. Directed by D.W. Griffith.
South of Panama (1928)
Starring Carmelita Geraghty, Edouard Raquello, Lewis Sargent and Philo McCullough.
Starring Mary Pickford.
The Speed Kings (1913) / Love, Speed and Thrills (1915)
Spider Woman (1920) a.k.a. Sex
Starring Louise Glaum and Peggy Pearce.
The Spoilers (1914)
William Farnum, Thomas Santschi and Kathlyn Williams star in this seminal adventure yarn based on the famous story by Rex Beach. Audiences were thrilled by these exploits set in frontier Alaska's gold fields.
Spione - Members of an international spy ring use blackmail and murder to get their hands on government documents. In a memorable finale, the head villian kills himself on stage to avoid capture. With Rudolf Klein-Rogge and Gerda Marius. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Starring Buster Keaton.
Stella Maris (1918)
This double role has often been called Mary Pickford's greatest performance. She plays the title character - a crippled girl who has been raised as a princess so as to keep all unpleasantness away from her, and 'Unity Blake,' a homely and ultimately tragic figure.
Street of Forgotten Women (1920s)
This rare silent exploitation picture (which saw limited release in the 1920's) deals with the scourge of prostitution. 'I tell my story to warn other girls, to shed the white light of truth on the darkdens of vice, and every word, every scene of it is true.'
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Russian with English titles.
The Student of Prague (1913)
German film directed by Stellan Rye. With Paul Wegener and Fritz Weidmann. English titles.
Starring Jack Holt, Dorothy Reiver, Clarence Burton and Ralph Graves. Directed by Frank Capra.
The Swan (1925)
Starring Frances Howard, Adolphe Mejou, Ricardo Cortez and Ida Waterman. Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki.
Sweet Adeline (1925)
Starring Charles Ray as a young man bullied by his older brother, who's also competing with him for the affection of Gertrude Olmstead, the town belle.
Taming of the Shrew (1929)
Silent stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford are featured in this early talkie based on Shakespeare.
Tartuffe, the Hypocrite (1927)
Starring Emil Jannings as a scoundrel who gets an old man to sign over all his property. Directed by F.W. Murnau. German title cards only.
Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Elmo Lincoln stars in the screen's first treatment of the jungle legend. Also with Rex Ingram.
Taxi Boys Comedy Collection
Four silent shorts featuring Ben Blue and Billy Gilbert.
Tell It to the Marines (1926)
Lon Chaney stars (without make-up) as a tough sergeant with a heart of gold. Action, thrills and romance - co-starring William Haines, Eleanor Boardman and Warner Oland as a Chinese bandit.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
This lavish costume drama is a true masterwork. Directed by Raoul Walsh, lensed by William Cameron Menzies and starring Douglas Fairbanks at his athletic best (specify 1924 version).
The Three Ages (1923)
Buster Keaton's first feature film was this hilarious spoof of D.W. Griffith's 'Intolerance.' Also with Wallace Beery and Oliver Hardy.
The Three Musketeers (1921)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mable Normand, Mack Swain, Chester Conklin, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Chase and The Keystone Cops. This slapstick classic was the screen's first feature length comedy.
Tillie Wakes Up (1917)
Marie Dressler reprises her famous role in this light-hearted comedy. This installment is set at New York's fabled Coney Island amusement park and concerns a put upon wife who deciudes to have some fun with her neighbor's husband.
Tol'able David (1921)
Three sleazy fugitives insist on staying with relatives and soon make their lives a living and bloody hell. Starring Richard Barthelmess, Ernest Torrence (in a legendary performance as the villianous Luke Hatburn), Warner Richmond and Marion Abbott.
The Tong Man (1919)
Starring Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marc Robbins and Toyo Fujita. Directed by William Worthington.
The Torture of Silence (1917)
French film directed by Abel Gance and starring Mrs. Emmy Lyn.
Tracy the Outlaw (1928)
Western adventure with Jack Hoey and Doris Chadwick.
Traffic in Souls (1913)
Sex in cinema got its' start in this classic 'white slavery' picture. Starring Matt Moore, Jane Gail, Irene Wallace and Walter Long. With its' depiction of beautiful young women being inducted into the seedy world of prostitution, this film played to packed houses for years.
Transcontinental Limited (1926)
Starring Johnnie Walker, Eugenia Gilbert, Alec B. Francis and Edith Yorke. Directed by Nat Ross.
The Trap (1922)
When Alan Hale steals Lon Chaney's sweetheart, Lon frames him for a crime and takes Hale's son. Upon his release from prison, Hale comes looking for Chaney - who has devised a fiendish trap in order to keep the boy.
Trapped by the Mormons (1922)
Anti-Mormon film that depicts members of the religion as dangerous white-slavers. Starring Evelyn Brent, Oliver Sloane and Lewis Willoughby. Reissued under the title 'The Mormon Peril.'
The Treasure of Arne (1919)
Starring Mary Johnson. Directed by Maurice Stiller.
True Heart Susie (1919)
Starring Lillian Gish as a simple country girl taken in by a fast talking urbanite.
Classic western starring William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, J. Gordon Russell and Lucien Littlefield. This 1939 re-release includes the entire 1925 classic, plus musical sequences and a sound prologue by the aging Hart.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
This impressive adventure film also includes material from another Jules Verne classic - 'The Mysterious Island.' Directed by Stuart Paton and starring Matt Moore, Alan Holubar and June Gail.
Unchastened Woman (1923)
This romantic drama from tiny Chadwick Studios was vamp Theda Bara's unsuccessful 'comeback' picture - and her final feature. Directed by James Young.
Unseen Enemy (1925)
Western thrills with Al Hoxie.
Up in Mable's Room (1926)
Starring Marie Provost, Harrison Ford and Phyllis Haver.
Starring Emil Jannings as a trapeze artist who ends up on the wrong side of the law. Also with Maly Delschaft and Lya De Putti. Photographed by Karl Freund. This German film features English titles.
The Vanishing American (1925)
Starring Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery and Malcolm McGregor. Directed by George B. Seitz.
The Viking (1929)
Starring Pauline Stark and Donald Crisp.
Virtue's Revolt (1924)
Edith Thornton stars as a would-be actress in this backstage drama.
The Voice of Hollywood (1929-30)
Six early talkie shorts. Featuring Buster Keaton, Tom Mix, Lupe Velez, The Little Rascals, Bebe Daniels, Ken Maynard, Wheeler & Woolsey and more!
Walking Back (1928)
Young Richard Walling has his automobile priviledges taken away by his father, so he appropriates a vehicle to take lovely Sue Carol to a dance. Walling then manages to wreck the car and get caught up with a gang of auto thieves.
Way Down East (1920)
Starring Lillian Gish. Directed by D.W. Griffith.
West of Zanzibar (1928)
Lon Chaney plays a crippled jungle lord who makes it his twisted life's work to turn the daughter of an enemy into a prostitute. He pays a terrible price in exacting his revenge. Directed by Tod Browning. Also with Lionel Barrymore, Warner Baxter and Mary Nolan.
What Happened to Rosa (1921)
A simple shopgirl is convinced by a phoney mystic that she is a Castillian noblewoman! Starring Mabel Normand, Hugh Thompson and Tully Marshall.
What Price Glory (1926)
Starring Victor McLaglen and Dolores Del Rio.
The White Sister (1923)
Ispirational picture that made Ronald Colman a star. He plays an Italian army officer who is reported killed in the war. His broken hearted fiancee (Lillian Gish) becomes a nun and dedicates herself to the church - only to find that Colman was not killed after all.
White Tiger (1923)
Directed by Tod Browning. Starring Priscilla Dean, Matt Moore, Raymond Griffith and Wallace Beery.
Wild Horse Canyon
Starring Yakima Canutt.
Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) a.k.a. Haxan
Classic examination of the occult is still the last word on the subject. Contains early film nudity, strange rituals, torture and other assorted shocking sequences that still jolt viewers.
The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Starring Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy.
Woman in the Moon (1929) Frau im Mond
An international gold consortium finances the building of a three-stage rocket for a journey to the moon. On board are scientists, a beautiful astronomy student, a consortium representative and a young stowaway. Directed by Fritz Lang.
A Woman of Affairs (1928)
Starring Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lewis Stone and John Gilbert.
The Worldly Madonna (1922)
Starring Clara Kimball Young, William P. Carleton, Richard Tucker and George Hackathorne.