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1.
Frankenstein (1910 Short Film)
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster... (16 mins.)
 
2.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912 Short Film)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (12 mins.)
 
3.
Dr. Goudron's System (1913 Short Film)
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Adapted from a one-act Grand Guignol play based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether'... (15 mins.)
 
4.
The Spider's Web (1912 Short Film)
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Graham Lawlor, a banker and financier, is persuaded to invest in the Silver Shield Mines and become president of the company...
 
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913 Short Film)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (26 mins.)
Director: Herbert Brenon
 
6.
The Student of Prague (1913)
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A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal... (85 mins.)
 
7.
The Skull (1913 Short Film)
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Just as the bead clerk and his assistants are closing up the jewelry store for the day, a package containing...
 
8.
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)
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Objected to date his sweetheart by his uncle, a young man turns his thoughts to murder. (78 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
9.
The Golem (1915)
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In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th... (60 mins.)
 
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Blind Justice (1916)
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A criminal escapes from prison, however a betrayal leads to his second arrest. (100 mins.)
 
12.
The Kiss of a Vampire (1916)
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13.
Alraune (1919)
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A mad scientist "creates" a beautiful but demonic woman, the result of a forced sexual union between a woman and a mandrake root, a plant said to have magical powers due to its uncanny resemblance to the human body. (80 mins.)
 
14.
The Beetle (1919)
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A beetle is possessed by the soul of an ancient Egyptian princess, who is determined to get her revenge on a member of the British Parliament.
 
15.
Eerie Tales (1919)
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A demon, a reaper, and a supernatural prostitute read gothic short stories and act them out. (112 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
16.
Dorian Grays Portræt (1910 Short Film)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
Director: Axel Strøm
 
17.
Little Snow White (1910)
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The classic story about the jealous and evil queen who tries to kill the beautiful maiden by giving her a poisoned apple. Snow White falls into a deep sleep and can only be awakened by a kiss from a prince.
 
19.
The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne. (55 mins.)
 
20.
Cleopatra (1917)
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony. (125 mins.)
 
21.
The Flying Circus (1912)
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The Flying Circus was the largest traveling artist band in the country, and among its favorite artists were the rope-dancer... (46 mins.)
Director: Alfred Lind
 
22.
What Happened to Mary (1912 Short Film)
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The forerunner of all serials, What Happened to Mary was a series of twelve monthly one reel episodes...
Director: Charles Brabin
 
23.
Satana (1912)
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A four chapter film including Satan vs the Creator, Satan vs the Saviour, The Green Demon/Satan during the Dark Ages and The Red Demon/Satan in modern times.
Director: Luigi Maggi
 
24.
La pierre philosophe (1912)
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Director: Abel Gance
 
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Le mystère des roches de Kador (1912)
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The action takes place in Brittany .Fernand De Keranic wants to latch on to his niece and ward Suzanne's... (45 mins.)
Director: Léonce Perret
 
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Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas. (54 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
27.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei. (88 mins.)
 
28.
Spartacus (1913)
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(88 mins.)
 
29.
Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)
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After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice? (90 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
30.
Monte Cristo (1912 Short Film)
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Part One. The first reel opens with the departure of the ship Pharaon from Marseilles, with Dantes and Danglars...
Director: Colin Campbell
 
31.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1913)
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A French sailor, imprisoned for years on false charges of conpiring against the king, escapes and exacts revenge on his accusers. (69 mins.)
 
32.
Captive Souls (1914)
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(99 mins.)
 
33.
The Scarlet Letter (1913 Short Film)
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The opening, with Hester condemned to wear the blazing scarlet A, is back in England. It shows Hester in the garden of her home...
Director: David Miles
 
34.
The Pit and the Pendulum (1913 Short Film)
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Director: Alice Guy
 
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Hurricane in Galveston (1913)
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Director: King Vidor
 
36.
Cinderella (1914)
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Though mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother. (52 mins.)
Director: James Kirkwood
 
37.
Cabiria (1914)
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna... (148 mins.)
 
38.
The Wrath of the Gods (1914)
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An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her. (56 mins.)
Director: Reginald Barker
 
39.
Fantômas: Fantômas versus Fantômas (1914)
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As inspector Juve seems to be unable to put Fantômas behind bars the Press comes up with the idea Juve must be Fantômas himself... (59 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
40.
The Gangsters of New York (1914 Short Film)
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Biff Dugan, the eldest son of a poor family living in a tenement on the squalid East Side of New York... (44 mins.)
Director: James Kirkwood
 
41.
Der Hund von Baskerville (1914)
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In this early version the classic "Hound of the Baskervilles" mystery is faithfully adapted, although Watson's character is absent. Holmes' foe is called Stapleton and he menaces Holmes' client Lord Henry and his fiancée, Laura Lyons. (65 mins.)
Director: Rudolf Meinert
 
42.
The Goat (1914 Short Film)
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43.
Behind the Scenes (1914)
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Young Dolly Lane has committed herself to becoming a star on the stage, but when she meets handsome and wealthy farmer Steve Hunter... (75 mins.)
Director: James Kirkwood
 
44.
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1914)
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A crooked lawyer schemes to dispossess the heir to a baronetcy. (50 mins.)
 
45.
The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
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This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its...
Director: Howell Hansell
 
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'Round the World in 80 Days (1914)
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Director: Ralph Ince
 
48.
The Escape (1914)
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A dramatic comparison between the mating habits of animals and the way humans choose their own partners.
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
49.
A Good Little Devil (1914)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
52.
Les vampires (1915)
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. (421 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
53.
Alice in Wonderland (1915)
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Alice goes with her sister to a picnic and then she falls asleep and starts dreaming about a wonder land full of talking animals and walking playing cards. (52 mins.)
Director: W.W. Young
 
54.
The Picture of Dorian Grey (1915)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (22 mins.)
 
55.
A Fool There Was (1915)
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A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman. (67 mins.)
 
56.
Life Without Soul (1915)
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A young man gives life to a statue with disastrous results. (70 mins.)
 
57.
Der Hund von Baskerville, 4. Teil (1915)
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In this fourth Baskerville film, Lord Henry's tyrannical ancestor is seen to murder his wife and her faithful dog...
Director: Richard Oswald
 
58.
The Avenging Hand (1915 Short Film)
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The ghost of an Egyptian princess curses the archaeologist who stole her mummified hand.
Director: Charles Calvert
 
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The Raven (1915)
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Edgar Allan Poe, while at college, incurs many debts and is sent home in disgrace. He is ordered from the house by his father... (57 mins.)
 
61.
The Wolf Man (1915)
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Grinde is a junior partner of a pottery firm. An old chemist, Benjamin Lord, discovers a formula for...
Director: Paul Powell
 
62.
On the Night Stage (1915)
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A stagecoach robber falls in love with a saloon girl. However, she falls for a pastor, who converts her; she marries him... (62 mins.)
Director: Reginald Barker
 
63.
Ghosts (1915)
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(49 mins.)
 
64.
Rags (1915)
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(50 mins.)
Director: James Kirkwood
 
65.
The Mesmerist (1915 Short Film)
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A hypnotist forces his victims to steal.
Director: Percy Nash
 
66.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
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Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver... (105 mins.)
Director: Stuart Paton
 
67.
Snow White (1916)
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Snow White is a motherless princess, who arouses the jealousy and hatred of Mary Jane, her mother's former lady-in-waiting... (63 mins.)
 
68.
The End of the World (1916)
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A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world. (77 mins.)
Director: August Blom
 
69.
Mysteries of the Grand Hotel (1915)
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A series of 12 2-reel mystery thrillers, each story complete in itself. Episode titles: #1: The Strangler's Cord;...
Director: James W. Horne
 
70.
Homunculus, 1. Teil (1916)
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Part of the artificial-creature series encompassing Der Golem (1914 and 1920), Alraune (1918, 1928, 1930) and Metropolis (1926)... (69 mins.)
Director: Otto Rippert
 
71.
Friday the 13th (1916)
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When a judge is financially ruined by Peter Brownley, a Wall Street millionaire, his daughter seeks revenge by getting a job in the tycoon's office...
Director: Emile Chautard
 
72.
Friday the 13th (1911 Short Film)
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Mr. Gayton is given tickets for the theater. He hurries to his suburban home. In his hurry to adorn himself in sartorial habiliments...
 
73.
The Crimson Stain Mystery (1916)
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In attempting to develop a chemical which would make a person super-intelligent, Dr. Montrose fails...
Director: T. Hayes Hunter
 
74.
The Crimson Stain (1913 Short Film)
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A thrilling story of the East and West, with scores of sensational incidents; the great strike, the riot...
Director: Jay Hunt
 
75.
The Mysterious Mr. Tiller (1917)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1917)
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The story of Aladdin and the Princess Badr al-badr's adventures as told through child actors. (80 mins.)
 
78.
Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)
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Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death... (80 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
79.
The Haunted House (1917)
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Young Anne (Winifred Allen) who lives with her stern uncle, is considered strange by the gossips of...
Director: Albert Parker
 
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Vengeance Is Mine (1917)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Frank Crane
 
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The Brand of Satan (1917)
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A man discovers that he has two personalities--and one of them is a notorious strangler. (55 mins.)
 
84.
The Wages of Sin (1918)
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A fishergirl's father pushes a philandering artist over a cliff.
Director: Arrigo Bocchi
 
86.
The Craving (1918)
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(50 mins.)
 
87.
Little Red Riding Hood (1911 Short Film)
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The dear old grandma has come to Red Riding Hood's home, hearing a present for her grandchild which she has made herself...
 
89.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1918)
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A traveler comes into a town overrun with rats and vermin. He promises to free the place of the pests and names his price... (64 mins.)
Director: Paul Wegener
 
90.
Lightning Bryce (1919)
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Two prospectors, one the father of Skye "Lightning" Bryce and the other the father of Kate Arnold, find... (300 mins.)
Director: Paul Hurst
 
91.
The Haunted Bedroom (1919)
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Journalist Betsy Thorne travels from New York to Virginia to cover a story about the disappearance of Daniel Arnold at a supposedly haunted estate...
Director: Fred Niblo
 
92.
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1919)
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Mathilde Stangerson delays marrying Robert Darzac, as she wants to continue to aide her father, a scientist...
Director: Emile Chautard
 
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Barrabas (1919)
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The efforts of lawyer Jacques Varese and journalist Raoul de Nerac who attempt to expose and destroy the criminal organization led by a sadistic banker Rudolph Strelitz. (489 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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Samson (1919)
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Director: Muhsin Ertugrul
 
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The Trembling Hour (1919)
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(60 mins.)
Director: George Siegmann