Best Picture 1925

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1.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
2.
Strike (1925)
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
3.
Poil de carotte (1925)
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François' mother, Mme Lepic, hates him and she nicknames him "Poil de Carotte" (Carrot hair). His father... (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
4.
The Big Parade (1925)
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
5.
Seven Chances (1925)
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day. (56 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
6.
Chess Fever (1925 Short Film)
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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game... (28 mins.)
 
7.
The Freshman (1925)
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. (76 mins.)
 
8.
Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)
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A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved. (120 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
9.
The Goose Woman (1925)
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A famous opera singer lost her voice when her son was born, and has drowned her sorrows in drink. When a murder is committed near her house... (80 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
10.
Paths to Paradise (1925)
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A con-woman has a nice business going in fleecing gullible tourists who want a genuine 'underworld' experience... (78 mins.)
 
11.
Whirlpool of Fate (1925)
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She... (71 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
12.
Faces of Children (1925)
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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
 
13.
Tartuffe (1925)
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Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance. (74 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
14.
Master of the House (1925)
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When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude. (111 mins.)
 
15.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
16.
At 3:25 (1924 Short Film)
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A scientist's invisible ray freezes Paris into immobility. (35 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
17.
Stage Struck (1925)
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A young woman dreams of becoming a great actress. When her boyfriend starts to flirt with an actual actress, she becomes jealous and decides to fight with her rival. (70 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
18.
Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)
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Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q. (111 mins.)
Director: Donald Crisp
 
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Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
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Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof... (104 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
21.
The Joyless Street (1925)
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered... (125 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
22.
His Wooden Wedding (1925 Short Film)
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A few moments before Charley is going to marry, a "friend", who is jealous, gives him an anonymous note... (20 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
23.
The Salvation Hunters (1925)
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A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days... (70 mins.)
 
24.
Go West (1925)
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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast. (68 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
25.
The Unholy Three (1925)
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies. (86 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
26.
Orochi (1925)
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The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter. (74 mins.)
 
27.
Lazybones (1925)
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Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town... (80 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
28.
The Merry Widow (1925)
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A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically. (137 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
In Youth, Beside the Lonely Sea (1925 Short Film)
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich's poem is dramatized in triptych. In the center panel, a young man muses on the seashore where mermaids beckon... (5 mins.)
 
31.
The Circle (1925)
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Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence and everything she could want in life . . ... (71 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
32.
Variety (1925)
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Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story... (72 mins.)
 
33.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
34.
The Lady (1925)
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A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father... (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
35.
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
 
36.
Parisian Love (1925)
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Street people Armand and Marie are madly in love, and she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel... (70 mins.)
Director: Gasnier
 
37.
The Rag Man (1925)
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Tim Kelly is an orphan who runs away after his orphanage burns down. Presumed to be killed in the fire... (68 mins.)
Director: Edward F. Cline
 
38.
The Eagle (1925)
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A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter. (73 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
39.
The Road to Yesterday (1925)
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A married couple discover their strained relationship is the result of unhappiness in their past lives. (107 mins.)
 
40.
Lady of the Night (1925)
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor. (70 mins.)
Director: Monta Bell
 
41.
La voix du rossignol (1925 Short Film)
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A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night.... (13 mins.)
Stars: Nina Star
 
42.
Les Misérables (1925)
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Jean Valjean is a good man who is nevertheless convicted and imprisoned for a minor offense. When he escapes... (359 mins.)
Director: Henri Fescourt
 
43.
The Red Kimona (1925)
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A small town girl finds escape from her cruel home life in the arms of a handsome stranger. Soon she finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans, desperately clinging to the belief that he really loves her. (77 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
44.
Lightnin' (1925)
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Lightnin' Bill Jones, a man partial to the bottle, does chores and odd jobs around the Calivada Hotel... (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
45.
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
 
46.
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
 
47.
The Lost World (1925)
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. (106 mins.)
Director: Harry O. Hoyt
 
48.
Little Annie Rooney (1925)
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The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a potentially dangerous street gang. (94 mins.)
 
49.
Cobra (1925)
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A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City. (70 mins.)
Director: Joseph Henabery
 
50.
The Unchastened Woman (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When she goes to tell her husband Hubert that she is expecting a child, Caroline Knollys finds him in the arms of another woman... (52 mins.)
Director: James Young
 
51.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925 Documentary)
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock. (71 mins.)
 
53.
Rebus Film Nr. 1 (1925 Short Film)
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An "extra" shown in two parts at the movie theater, before and after a feature: part one gives the clues to six words in a crossword puzzle... (15 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
54.
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
 
55.
Curses! (1925 Short Film)
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When Buttonshoe Bill steals some papers from Buckwheat Ben, and kidnaps Ben's daughter, Rodney Hemingway comes to the rescue. (18 mins.)
 
56.
The Plastic Age (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day... (73 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
57.
Dog Days (1925 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
 
58.
Mary, Queen of Tots (1925 Short Film)
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A couple makes dolls modeled on neighborhood kids. A gardener at a mansion buys four of them for Mary... (20 mins.)
 
59.
Stella Dallas (1925)
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Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common... (110 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
60.
Furusato no uta (1925)
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(45 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
61.
Womanhandled (1925)
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Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper and red-hot mamas along the Great White Way, so he decides to head out west to his uncle's ranch in Wind River, Texas. But the gold-diggers and their relatives follow him. (70 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
62.
Body and Soul (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from... (102 mins.)
Director: Oscar Micheaux
 
63.
The Imaginary Voyage (1926)
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(80 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
64.
Prem Sanyas (1925)
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This adaptation of Arnold's 1861 Orientalist epic opens with documentary shots of tourists in Bombay watching street performers... (97 mins.)
 
65.
Tumbleweeds (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The... (78 mins.)
Director: King Baggott
 
66.
The Vanishing American (1925)
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History, as portrayed in this film, has been a succession of conquests of stronger races over weaker ones... (110 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
67.
She (1925)
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In Africa an explorer is the reincarnated lover of the 2,000-year-old White Queen. (98 mins.)
 
68.
Proud Flesh (1925)
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(70 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
69.
Hop to It! (1925 Short Film)
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Two nutty bellhops raise havoc at a posh hotel. (23 mins.)
Director: Ted Burnsten
 
70.
Wolfblood (1925)
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After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf. (68 mins.)
 
71.
Clash of the Wolves (1925)
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A fire in the mountains drive a wolf pack into the nearby desert where they terrorize the local residents... (74 mins.)
 
72.
The Chronicles of the Gray House (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Hinrich, the son of a feudal German landowner, falls in love with the beautiful daughter of one of his... (110 mins.)
 
73.
Alice's Egg Plant (1925 Short Film)
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Little Alice and Julius the cat operate an egg factory. The hens are a bit lazy, but Julius cracks the whip... (9 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
74.
The Pleasure Garden (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer... (75 mins.)
 
75.
El abuelo (1925)
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Director: José Buchs
 
76.
Luch smerti (1925)
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(125 mins.)
Director: Lev Kuleshov
 
77.
1925 Studio Tour (1925 Documentary)
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A tour of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio in 1925 is given to meet the people who make the movies there and see how movies are made. (32 mins.)
 
78.
The Iron Mule (1925 Short Film)
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In 1830, a train known as the Iron Mule is loaded with passengers, and starts off on its trip. Along the way... (13 mins.)
 
79.
Pretty Ladies (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Maggie, a headlining comedienne with the Follies, takes a fall off the stage into the orchestra pit and lands on the drum of musician Al Cassidy... (74 mins.)
Director: Monta Bell
 
80.
The Movies (1925 Short Film)
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Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton. (19 mins.)
 
81.
Official Officers (1925 Short Film)
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The kids in the tenements have no place to play except in streets where traffic is a hazard. Mickey... (20 mins.)
 
82.
Should Sailors Marry? (1925 Short Film)
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A Wrestler and his ex-Wife (Noah Young and Fay Holderness) try to con a recently-discharged Sailor (Clyde Cook) out of 4 years' pay... (22 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
83.
The Perfect Clown (1925)
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A clerk is given $10,000 to deposit at the bank, but the bank is closed for the night so he tries to get to the bank president's house with the money. (55 mins.)
Director: Fred Newmeyer
 
84.
Santa Claus (1925 Short Film)
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Two children sneak out of their bedroom on the night of December 24, so that they can ask 'Santa Claus' where he lives and what he does the rest of the year. (29 mins.)
 
85.
Opus IV (1925 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Ruttmann
 
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87.
Stick Around (1925 Short Film)
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Two paperhangers are employed by a sanitarium to hang up some posters. Chaos Ensures. (24 mins.)
Director: Ward Hayes
 
88.
Navy Blue Days (1925 Short Film)
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Stationed in a Latin American country, sailor Stan is lonely and wants company. He tries to get his... (20 mins.)
 
89.
Felix Gets the Can (1925 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Felix the Cat is fishing, but has not caught anything. He goes into a restaurant and tries to steal a fish... (10 mins.)
Director: Otto Messmer
 
90.
Felix All Puzzled (1925 Short Film)
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Felix is hungry, but his owner won't feed him until he's finished his crossword puzzle! Only one word left... (3 mins.)
Director: Otto Messmer
 
91.
Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925 Short Film)
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster. (21 mins.)
 
92.
Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925 Short Film)
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An eccentric inventor has thought of a way that automobiles can run on radio waves, without gasoline... (20 mins.)
Director: Del Lord
 
93.
Alice in the Jungle (1925 Short Film)
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Alice and Julius the cat are riding an elephant through the jungle. Julius falls and is nearly eaten by crocodiles but manages to escape nevertheless... (7 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
94.
Alice the Toreador (1925 Short Film)
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Alice and Julius are going to stage a bullfight. Their bull is a broken-down old cow. They fix it up with some rollerskates... (11 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
95.
Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925 Short Film)
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Nanette sends a letter to her family telling of her new husband, Hillory. When Hillory arrives to meet the family... (9 mins.)
 
96.
Alice's Tin Pony (1925 Short Film)
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Alice and Julius are driving a train, which is carrying a large payroll. Pete the Bear and his gang find out about it and devise a plan to rob the train. (6 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
Stars: Margie Gay
 
97.
The Wizard of Oz (1925)
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands. (81 mins.)
Director: Larry Semon
 
98.
Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925 Short Film)
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Gus Visser performs part of his vaudeville act, appearing on the stage holding a white duck. Gus sings the song, "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", and soon the duck begins to accompany him by quacking. (2 mins.)
Stars: Gus Visser