MY FAVORITE 100 MOVIES FROM THE TWENTIES

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1.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
2.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
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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. (49 mins.)
 
3.
Genuine (1920)
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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
 
4.
The Golem (1920)
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Der Januskopf (1920)
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In this uncredited and apparently lost version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr... (107 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
6.
The Penalty (1920)
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs. (90 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
7.
Destiny (1921)
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
8.
The Haunted Castle (1921)
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.... (75 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
9.
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life. (93 mins.)
 
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A Blind Bargain (1922)
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Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment. (57 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
12.
The Headless Horseman (1922)
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The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who is coming from New York... (68 mins.)
 
13.
Nosferatu (1922)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
14.
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
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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
 
15.
Waxworks (1924)
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The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer... (65 mins.)
 
16.
Maciste in Hell (1925)
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality. (95 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
17.
The Monster (1925)
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium. (86 mins.)
Director: Roland West
 
18.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
19.
Wolfblood (1925)
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After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf. (68 mins.)
 
20.
The Bat (1926)
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A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer. (86 mins.)
 
21.
Faust (1926)
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
22.
The Magician (1926)
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A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pick out the right girl. (83 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
23.
The Man Who Cheated Life (1926)
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For Balduin, going out to beer parties with his fellow students and fighting out disputes at the tip of the sword have lost their charms... (110 mins.)
Director: Henrik Galeen
 
24.
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
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Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
25.
London After Midnight (1927)
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires? (69 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
26.
Metropolis (1927)
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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
 
28.
The Unknown (1927)
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost. (63 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
29.
A Daughter of Destiny (1928)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Henrik Galeen
 
31.
The Ape (1928)
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A supposedly tame ape suddenly goes on a rampage in a small town. Based on a true story.
Director: Beverly C. Rule
 
32.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
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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
 
33.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 Short Film)
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A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher... (13 mins.)
 
34.
Downstream (1929)
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A detective poses as a chauffeur to woo a girl who buys a taxi.
Director: Joseph Glavany
 
35.
The Haunted House (1921 Short Film)
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A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout. (21 mins.)
 
36.
The Skeleton Dance (1929 Short Film)
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit. (6 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
37.
The Mark of Zorro (1920)
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A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
38.
Fantomas (1920)
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Fantomas, a master criminal, offers to give up his life of crime if the authorities promise not to prosecute him for his past crimes...
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
39.
The Son of Tarzan (1920)
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The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich... (248 mins.)
 
40.
Satanas (1920)
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A three-part historical film, with episode one taking place in ancient Egypt, the second is based on the Hugo novel, and the third episode takes place during the 1917 Russian revolution. (60 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
41.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
42.
Destiny (1921)
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
43.
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life. (93 mins.)
 
44.
Labyrinth of Horror (1921)
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Edward Stephenson, the son of a great industrialist, is due to marry the daughter of another prominent business leader...
Director: Mihaly Kertesz
 
45.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
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Robin Hood (1922)
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A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John. (143 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
48.
Monte Cristo (1922)
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A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune... (100 mins.)
Director: Emmett J. Flynn
 
49.
Sodom und Gomorrha (1922)
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When the old multimillionaire Jackson Harber wants to marry the young model Mary, she hesitates, but... (150 mins.)
 
50.
The Headless Horseman (1922)
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The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who is coming from New York... (68 mins.)
 
51.
The Man from Beyond (1922)
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A man who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love. (74 mins.)
Director: Burton L. King
 
52.
Lucrezia Borgia (1922)
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Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, has three adult children: Juan, who is virtuous and has a sweetheart who is a woman of the people... (75 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
53.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. (133 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
54.
Dracula's Death (1921)
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A girl has frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Drakula and she can not be sure whether they were a nightmare or real. (65 mins.)
Director: Károly Lajthay
 
55.
While Paris Sleeps (1923)
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A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares nothing for him.When she is attracted to an American... (60 mins.)
 
56.
Wilhelm Tell (1923)
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(85 mins.)
 
57.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
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A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. (155 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
58.
A Sainted Devil (1924)
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A nobleman seeks to rescue his bride, who has been kidnapped by his former lover and a bandit. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Henabery
 
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60.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1923)
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Cyrano de Begerac is joyous, witty, a poet, a leader and filled with plenty of charisma and bravado in 17th Century France... (113 mins.)
Director: Augusto Genina
 
61.
The Dark Angel (1925)
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(80 mins.)
 
62.
Wolfblood (1925)
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After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf. (68 mins.)
 
63.
The Mystic (1925)
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An American criminal imports a gang of Hungarian gypsies to gain control over a fortune. The victim, Doris Merrick, is persuaded by fake medium Zara to hand over her jewels to Nash. (70 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
64.
The Phantom of the Moulin-Rouge (1925)
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A man goes to the lonely estate of the mysterious Dr. Renault, whose strange experiments release the man's spirit from his body. (90 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
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The Mountain Eagle (1926)
In the Kentucky hills a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit. (57 mins.)
 
67.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
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After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover. (115 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
68.
The Blackbird (1926)
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart. (86 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
69.
The House Without a Key (1926)
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A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother... (210 mins.)
 
70.
The Rat (1925)
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When bored courtesan Zelie de Chaumet begs her lover, the corrupt and powerful Stetz, to take her slumming...
Director: Graham Cutts
 
71.
Midnight Faces (1926)
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A young man inherits a mansion in a Florida swamp from an uncle he never knew he had. When he, his assistant... (55 mins.)
Director: Bennett Cohen
 
72.
The Informer (1929)
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In Ireland, an IRA man betrays a killer to the police, thinking he is his mistress's lover. (83 mins.)
Director: Arthur Robison
 
73.
Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)
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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
 
74.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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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
 
75.
The Devil's Circus (1926)
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The Devil's Circus is a 1926 silent drama film directed by Danish director Benjamin Christensen, based upon his screenplay... (70 mins.)
 
76.
Made for Love (1926)
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A young woman visits her boyfriend, an archaeologist, at the site in Egypt where he is digging up ancient artifacts... (72 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane
 
77.
Metropolis (1927)
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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
 
78.
Underworld (1927)
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend. (80 mins.)
 
79.
The Lodger (1927)
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
 
80.
The Wizard (1927)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Richard Rosson
 
81.
The Gorilla (1927)
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An ape is suspected of committing a series of murders. (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
82.
Red Lights (1923)
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The wealthy owner of a railroad is about to be reunited with his daughter, who was kidnapped in her childhood... (70 mins.)
 
83.
Tracked by the Police (1927)
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The Laguna Dam is to be built in Arizona,to supply water to desert-land unfit for cultivation or stock-raising. Rival companies bid for the building contract, which leads to violence and danger for Bob Owen and his dog Satan.
Director: Ray Enright
 
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The Valley of the Giants (1927)
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Bryce Cardigan struggles to protect his Redwood inheritance from a railroad-owner, who is also the guardian of the woman Bryce loves. (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Brabin
 
87.
Sparrows (1926)
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Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of. (84 mins.)
 
88.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
89.
Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (1928)
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This movie was adapted from a newspaper serial (Strange Tales of the Adventurer in the Wild Country)...
Director: Shichuan Zhang
 
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The Awakening (1928)
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The Awakening (1928) is a feature film directed by Victor Fleming. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
91.
The Night Flyer (1928)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
92.
Romance of the Underworld (1928)
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When a gangster's speakeasy is raided by the police, one of the people picked up is the gangster's pretty young girlfriend... (68 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
93.
The Masks of the Devil (1928)
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Baron Reiner, a charming though unscrupulous Viennese aristocrat, becomes infatuated with Virginia,... (80 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
94.
Ladies of the Mob (1928)
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A dead criminal's daughter falls in love with a small-time crook and tries to get him to reform before he winds up like her father. (70 mins.)
 
95.
The Terror (1928)
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Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.' (85 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
96.
Burning Daylight (1928)
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An Alaskan real estate tycoon who's visiting San Francisco loses his fortune to a group of investment sharks. (72 mins.)
Director: Charles Brabin
 
97.
Blackmail (1929)
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing. (85 mins.)
 
98.
The Locked Door (1929)
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On her first anniversary Ann Reagan finds that her sister-in-law is involved with a shady character from her own past, and determines to intervene. (74 mins.)
 
99.
The Thirteenth Chair (1929)
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Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel a true "bounder" Edward Wales is determined... (72 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
100.
Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)
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A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about... (60 mins.)