My Foreign Film Collection

This is a list the foreign films that I have on DVD/DVD-R
I have added some information on some films that explains which print or version I have.
I will be adding more info as time goes by.
Please recommend any foreign films/directors that you think I may like. ----Gary (Fluffhead34)
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1.
Judex (1916)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom. (300 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
2.
Genuine (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
3.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dr. Caligari's somnambulist, Cesare, and his deadly predictions. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
“ (Dvd-Video) ” - fluffhead34
 
4.
The Golem (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (91 mins.)
“ (Dvd-Video) ” - fluffhead34
 
5.
The Parson's Widow (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him... (71 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
“ [Prastankan]
Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
71min. ” - fluffhead34
 
6.
Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor. (167 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
“ [Blade af Satan's Bog]
Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Written by Edgar Hoyer (scenario)
Marie Corelli (Novel:"Satan's Sorger")
Music: Philip Carli (piano)
Denmark 121min. (1.33:1) 2004 Alternate Version
Film Preservation Association Inc ” - fluffhead34
 
7.
Destiny (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ [Der mude Tod]
Directed by Fritz Lang
Written by Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou
Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
2.0 Stereo [Original Aspect Ratio-1.33:1] 99min.
Germany (DVD-VIDEO)
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT 2000 ” - fluffhead34
 
8.
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year... (93 mins.)
“ [Korkarlen]
Directed/Produced & Starring:Victor Sjostrom
Restored by Swedish Film Institute from original tinted print
2004 TV Version/ 107min. 16fps
Music composed & arranged by Matti Bye; rec. on 3-23-98
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
9.
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable. (62 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
“ Written & Directed by Max Linder
62min. [2003 alternate version]
USA-France/English (silent) [1.33:1] ” - fluffhead34
 
10.
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
“ Written & Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Music: Gillian Anderson with Czech Film Orchestra
Recreation of classical music from 1922 Danish premiere
Denmark+Sweden/Swedish Intertitles [w/English subtitles]
Black and White [tinted]
(2001 Restoration) 106min. (1.33:1)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
11.
Phantom (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again. (125 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Directed by F.W. Murnau
Music: Robert Israel
TCM Presents 2005 Digital Restoration
Black and White [tinted] (Also have 2003 Alternate Ed. not-tinted)
Germany/German (1.33:1) 117min. [TCM Print]
Flicker Alley Digital Edition ” - fluffhead34
 
12.
The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries. (100 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
13.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ [NOSFERATU: A Symphony of Horrors]
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Music: James Bernard/Leader Vladimir Pilar
City of Prague Philharmonic
Germany/German [w/English intertitles] 20 fps
2007 Restored for Channel Four-PHOTOPLAY PRODUCTIONS ” - fluffhead34
 
14.
J'accuse! (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ [J'accuse!]
Written & Directed by Abel Gance
Turner Classic Movies
Music: Robert Israel
166min. France (1.33:1) 2008 Lobster Films (Paris)
Flicker Alley Digital Edition [DVD-R] ” - fluffhead34
 
15.
The Wheel (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from... (273 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ Written & Directed by Abel Gance
Turner Classic Movies
Music: Robert Israel
273 min. (2 parts) France (1.33:1)
Black and White [tinted]
2008 Film Preservation Associates Inc.
Flicker Alley Digital Edition/Blackhawk Films Collection ” - fluffhead34
 
16.
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
17.
Michael (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Triangle story: painter, his young male model, unscrupulous princess. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl-Th. Dreyer
“ Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer & Thea von Harbou (adaptation)
Herman Bang {Novel "Mikael"}
Music: Neal Kurz [compiled and performed by]
Restored by F.W. Murnau-Stiftung
Black & White [tinted]
2004 KINO International Corp. ” - fluffhead34
 
18.
Master of the House (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude. (107 mins.)
 
19.
Crainquebille (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system. (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
20.
Faust (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ 2 Disc Bonus Set
(Dvd-Video)
Kino Int. Video ” - fluffhead34
 
21.
Faces of Children (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage... (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
22.
The Living Dead Man (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a terrible mother-in-law... (170 mins.)
 
23.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
“ [Bronenosets Potyomkin]
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein; Nina Agadzhanova (script)
U.S.S.R. ” - fluffhead34
 
24.
Edmund Kean: Prince Among Lovers (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When a famous Shakespearean actor falls in love with a woman above his station, his professional and personal life begin to crumble. (136 mins.)
 
25.
The Last Laugh (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Kino Int. Video
2 Disc Set
(German & English versions) ” - fluffhead34
 
26.
Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This is called the first Soviet science fiction film because of its "futuristic" sets on Mars, although most of it takes place in Moscow... (111 mins.)
 
27.
The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR. (250 mins.)
“ [Miss Mend-in 3 Parts]
Directed by Fyodor Otsep Written by Fyodor Otesep, Boris Barnet & V. Sakhnovsky
Soviet Union/Russian [w/English Intertitles]
250min. (3 pts.) TCM Print (1.33:1)
Music: Robert Israel
2009 Flicker Alley Edition ” - fluffhead34
 
28.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher... (63 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
29.
A Page of Madness (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife. (70 mins.)
“ [A Page of Madness]
Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa (adaptation) +
Minoru Inuzuka (adaptation) +
Yasunari Kawabata (adaptation & short story)
[1975 Sound Version] (59min.)(1.33:1) [B&W]
Japan (silent (w/added score) NO TITLE CARDS or Subtitles!
[Avante Garde film] ” - fluffhead34
 
30.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A handsome prince rides a flying horse to far-away lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. (81 mins.)
Director: Lotte Reiniger
 
31.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Directed by Fritz Lang/ Written Thea von Harbou (screenplay/Novel)
(2010 Restoration;"Complete Version")
Music: Benjamin Speed
Germany/German [w/English Intertitles] (1.33:1) 145min. (25fps)
Black and White [tinted]
KINO INTERNATIONAL ” - fluffhead34
 
32.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
“ [La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc]
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer & Joseph Delteil
Music: "Voices of Light"; Richard Einhorn
France/French Title Cards [w/English Subtitles] 82min. (1.33:1)
(1999 Restoration)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
33.
Spies (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ [Spione]
Directed by Fritz Lang/ Written by Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou
Music: Donald Sosin
Restored 2004/ 144min. (1.33:1)
Germany [English Subtitles]
KINO Video ” - fluffhead34
 
34.
Pandora's Box (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
“ [Die Buchse der Pandora]
Directed by G.W. Pabst
Written by Laislaus Vajda (scenario)
Frank Wedekind (plays:"Erdgeist" & "Die Buchse der Pandora")
Germany [English subtitles] 133min. (1.33:1)
2006 Restoration/Criterion Collection/JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
35.
A Throw of Dice (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With King Ranjit visiting him, King Sohat sees an opportunity to kill his young cousin and take over his kingdom... (74 mins.)
Director: F. Osten
“ [Prapancha Pash]
Directed by Franz Osten
Niranjan Pal (story) W.A. Burton (scenario)
U.K.-India-Germany/English Intertitles 74min. (filmed in India)
Score: Nitin Sawheney
2006 B.F.I. restoration ” - fluffhead34
 
36.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
“ [Chelovek s kino-apparatom]
Directed/Written by Dziga Vertov (scenario)
Soviet Union (1.33:1) 68min.
Music by The Alloy Orchestra (1995) stereo [2.0]
Produced for DVD by David Shepard
Presented by arr. with George Eastman House
1996 Film Preservation Associates, Inc.
Image Entertainment Inc./Blackhawk Films ” - fluffhead34
 
37.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
38.
The Blue Angel (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (124 mins.)
 
39.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France... (97 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
40.
Earth (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
41.
The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. (112 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
“ [Die 3 Groschen-Oper] also known as "The 3 Penny Opera"
Directed by G.W. Pabst
Written by Bertolt Brecht (text) Music Composed by Kurt Weill
Bela Balazs- Leo Lenia + Ladislaus Vajda (adaptation)
Germany/German (1.19:1) 112min. [B&W]
(2007 Restoration) ” - fluffhead34
 
42.
Le Million (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket. (81 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
43.
À Nous la Liberté (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner... (104 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
44.
M (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Directed by Fritz Lang
Written by Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou (script)
Egon Jacobson:article(uncredited)
Germany/German [w/English subtitles]
110min. (1.20:1)
[2 DVD Ed.; Disc 1 -The Film/Disc 2-The Supplements]
2004 Criterion Collection/JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
45.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade. (122 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ [Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse]
Directed by Fritz Lang
Written by Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou (Norbert Jaques-characters)
Germany/German [w/English subtitles]
122min. (1.19:1)
JANUS FILMS - Criterion Edition (restored in 2000) ” - fluffhead34
 
46.
Comradeship (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion. (93 mins.)
 
47.
Marius (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M... (130 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Korda
“ Directed by Alexander Korda
Written by Marcel Pagnol (play; screenplay)
(1st in "Fanny" Trilogy)
France/French (1.20:1) 120min. [TCM Print] B&W ” - fluffhead34
 
48.
Tokyo Chorus (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague. (90 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ [Tokyo no korasu]
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Written by Komatsu Kitamura (adaptation & story)
Kogo Noda (adaptation & story) & (screenplay)
Japan (silent)w/English subtitles 90min. (1.37:1)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
49.
I Was Born, But... (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Their father is an office... (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ [Otona no miru ehan - Umarete wa mita keredo]
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu (story)
Written by Akira Fushimi (scenario) & Geibei Ibushiya (adaptation)
Japan (silent) w/English subtitles 90min. (1.37:1)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
50.
Dekigokoro (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live. (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ [Dekigokoro]
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu (idea)
Written by Tadao Ikeda (adaptation)
Japan (silent) w/English subtitles 100min. (1.37:1)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
51.
A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son. (86 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ [Ukikusa monogatari]
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu (story) &
also written by Tadao Ikeda (story)
Japan (silent) w/English subtitles 86min.[24fps] (1.37:1)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
52.
The Goddess (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China. (85 mins.)
Director: Yonggang Wu
 
53.
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
54.
Fanny (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Marius has left, signed up for a five year hitch on a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. In his few letters to his father César... (140 mins.)
Director: Marc Allégret
 
55.
Vampyr (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. (83 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
56.
Ecstasy (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
“ [Ekstase]
Directed by Gustav Machaty
Screenplay by Gustav Machaty & Frantisek Horky
Jacques A. Koerpel (writer)
Robert Horky (book)
Czechoslovakia/Austria in German w/English subtitles
87min. (1986 alternate edition) [1.37:1]

{first "non-porn" film to show female nutity and sex scene, (faked);
was Hedy Lamarr's first film (then known as Hedy Kiesler);
was seized by U.S. customs and destroyed; a highly edited version
was passed by customs in 1936 though the Production Code office refused to give it a "Seal of Approval". The 1986 edition is "as close"
to the original print as possible; no other prints are known of}-trivia ” - fluffhead34
 
57.
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
58.
L'Atalante (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
59.
Les Misérables (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense. (281 mins.)
Director: Raymond Bernard
“ Directed by Raymond Bernard
Written by Raymond Bernard & Andre Lang
adapted from Victor Hugo's Novel
(281min.-divided into three parts)
France/French (1.33:1) B&W
[Restored in 2007 for Eclipse from Criterion] ” - fluffhead34
 
60.
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
61.
César (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest... (168 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
“ Written and Directed by Marcel Pagnol
(3rd in "Fanny" Trilogy)
France/French (1.37:1) 133min. [TCM Print] B&W ” - fluffhead34
 
62.
Lady Killer (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women... (94 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
63.
A Day in the Country (1936 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. (40 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ [A Day in the Country]
written and directed by Jean Renoir
Guy de Maupassant (short story)
40min. (1.37:1) [B&W]
France/French w/English subtitles
JANUS FILMS
*{Unfinished film by Renoir; it seems no one is sure how long it was intended to be though it seems probable as one half of two short stories by Guy de Maupassant. Finished or not, it is an absolutely beautiful film on it's own!} ” - fluffhead34
 
64.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
65.
Pépé le Moko (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
66.
La Bête Humaine (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
67.
Heartbeat (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Meeting a movie team on location near his house, a young man saw a lots of encouragment for his dreaming... (160 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
“ [Le Schpoutz]
Written and Directed by Marcel Pagnol (adaptation)
France/French (1.37:1) 130min. [TCM Print] B&W
(Restoration) ” - fluffhead34
 
68.
Port of Shadows (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
69.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
70.
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing. (93 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
71.
There Was a Father (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects. (94 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ [Chichi ariki]
Written and Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Written by Tadao Ikeda & Takao Yanai
Japan/Japanese [English subtitles]
94min. (1.37:1) Black & White ” - fluffhead34
 
72.
Ossessione (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband. (140 mins.)
“ [Obssession]
Directed by Lucino Visconti (scenario & dialogue)
Mario Alicata (scenario & dialogue)
Giusseppe De Santis (scenario & dialogue)
Gianni Puccini (scenario & dialogue)
James M. Cain (Novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice"; uncredited)
*trivia: based on Cain's Novel but was unauthorized, James M. Cain's
publishers kept this film off American screens until 1976.
---was Visconti's first Directing of a film.
Italy/Italian w/English subtitles-134min. (Int. Media Print) ” - fluffhead34
 
73.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting. (110 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
 
74.
Titanic (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912. (85 mins.)
Director: Herbert Selpin
 
75.
Day of Wrath (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark. (97 mins.)
“ [Vredens dag]
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Denmark/Danish w/English subtitles
97min. (1.37:1) [B&W]
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
76.
Carnival of Sinners (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand... (78 mins.)
 
77.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
78.
Children of Paradise (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (190 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
79.
Rome, Open City (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
“ [Roma, citta aperta]
Directed by Roberto Rossellini (writing; uncredited) &
Sergio Amedei (writing) (story; uncredited) &
Alberto Consiglio (story; uncredited) &
Federico Fellini (writing)
Italy/Italian-German w/English subtilitles
JANUS FILMS [2009 restoration]
*1st in Rossellini's "War Trilogy" ” - fluffhead34
 
80.
Paisan (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (125 mins.)
“ [Paisa]
Directed by Roberto Rosselini
Sergio Amedei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero,
Alfred Hayes & Vasco Pratolini (story)
Sergio Amedei, Federico Fellini & Roberto Rossellini (screenplay & dialogue) & Rod Geiger (screenplay collaberation)
Italy/Italian-English-German-Sicilian w/English subtitles
120min. (1.37:1)
JANUS FILMS
*2nd in Rossellini's "War Trilogy" ” - fluffhead34
 
81.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
“ [Germania anno zero]
Directed by Roberto Rossellini (story & screenplay)
Writing credits:
Max Kolpe (screenplay & dialogue)
Sergio Amedei (Italian version) & Carlo Lizzani (uncredited)
Italy/German-English-French w/English subtitles
71min. (TCM Print) (1.37:1)
JANUS FILMS
*3rd and final installment in Rossellini's "War Trilogy" ” - fluffhead34
 
82.
L'amore (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Saint Joseph. (69 mins.)
 
83.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ [La Belle et la Bete]
Directed and Written by Jean Cocteau (Rene Clement: Co-Director)
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (Story)
France/French (1.33:1) 93min. [B&W]
(2002 Restoration)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
84.
The Children Are Watching Us (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives. (84 mins.)
 
85.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
86.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
87.
Jour de Fete (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois... (70 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
88.
Bitter Rice (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
 
89.
Stromboli (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it. (107 mins.)
“ Directed by Roberto Rossellini (screenplay & story) &
Art Cohn & Sergio Amedei & Gian Paolo Callegari & Renzo Cesana
(screenplay) & {Father} Felix Morlion (screenplay collaberation)
Italy+USA/Italian-English+Spanish
107min. (1.37:1) B&W
[Original Full-length version]
*Filmed almost entirely on the volcanic island of Stromboli, part of the Aeolian Islands, Messina, Sicily, Italy* ” - fluffhead34
 
90.
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting... (85 mins.)
“ [Francesco, giullare di Dio]
Directed by Roberto Rossellini (screenplay & story) &
Federico Fellini (screenplay) & Antonio Lisandrini (screenplay) &
Felix Morlion (screenplay) & Brunello Rondi (uncredited)
Italy/Italian w/English subtitles
75min. (1.37:1) B&W
(Restoration)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
91.
Orpheus (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ [Orphee]
Directed and Written by Jean Cocteau
France/French (1.33:1) 95min. [B&W]
(2000 Restoration)
JANUS FILMS ” - fluffhead34
 
92.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
93.
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. (59 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
94.
Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents. (83 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
95.
No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
96.
One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen... (108 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
97.
Drunken Angel (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond. (98 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
98.
Stray Dog (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. (122 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
99.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
100.
Scandal (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer. (104 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa