Best films, 1917

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1.
Umirayushchii lebed (1917)
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A grief-stricken ballerina becomes the obsession of an increasingly unhinged artist. (49 mins.)
Director: Yevgeni Bauer
 
2.
Satan's Rhapsody (1917 Short Film)
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A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her. (55 mins.)
Director: Nino Oxilia
 
3.
A Man There Was (1917)
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Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later... (48 mins.)
 
4.
The Immigrant (1917 Short Film)
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Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America. (30 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
5.
Easy Street (1917 Short Film)
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A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street. (24 mins.)
 
6.
Coney Island (1917 Short Film)
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Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound. (25 mins.)
 
7.
The Merry Jail (1917)
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A neglected wife disguises herself in order to lure her wastrel husband into a compromising position. (48 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
8.
The Little American (1917)
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand. (80 mins.)
 
9.
The Butcher Boy (1917 Short Film)
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Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses. (30 mins.)
 
10.
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)
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A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw. (70 mins.)
 
11.
The Rough House (1917 Short Film)
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Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop. (22 mins.)
 
12.
His Wedding Night (1917 Short Film)
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In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al. (19 mins.)