HORROR LIBRARY: PART I (1895-1919)

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1.
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. (399 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
Eerie Tales (1919)
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After the old-books shop closes, portraits of the Strumpet, Death, and the Devil come to life and amuse... (112 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
6.
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
 
7.
Der Totentanz (1919)
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In this apparently lost film, a beautiful dancer's sexual allure is used by an evil cripple to entice men to their deaths... (84 mins.)
Director: Otto Rippert
 
8.
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
 
9.
Wahnsinn (1919)
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A banker, after a prophetic meeting with a Gypsy fortune teller, becomes delusional as he searches for... (70 mins.)
Director: Conrad Veidt
 
10.
Creaking Stairs (1919)
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Dearie Lane loves Fred Millard, but she turns down his offer of marriage because she was once involved with the disreputable Mark Winfield...
Director: Rupert Julian
 
11.
Lilith and Ly (1919)
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In this apparently lost film an inventor uses a strange jewel to bring to life a statue of Lilith, and falls in love with her...
Director: Erich Kober
 
12.
Der Herr der Liebe (1919)
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Director: Fritz Lang
 
13.
The Trail of the Octopus (1919)
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Carter Holmes, master criminologist, must help the oft-kidnapped Ruth Stanhope to find the 9 daggers that will unlock the secret of the cursed Devil's Trademark! (300 mins.)
Director: Duke Worne
 
14.
The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)
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A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient Egyptian temple. She is rescued and flees to England, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her. (63 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
15.
The Craving (1918)
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(50 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
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Beans (1918)
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19.
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918 Short Film)
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In a dream Uncle Jack looks through a magic telescope owned by the ghost of a hermit and sees what life was like millions of years ago, including a battle between prehistoric monsters. (16 mins.)
 
20.
A Trip to Mars (1918)
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A group of the researchers from the Earth in a spaceship traveling to Mars, where, to big surprise, finds a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization. (97 mins.)
Director: Holger-Madsen
 
21.
The Hun Within (1918)
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A German-American father, loyal to his new U.S. home, finds himself on opposite sides with his son in the wartime conflict between Germany and America... (50 mins.)
Director: Chet Withey
 
23.
The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917)
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As a practical joke, an actor impersonates the screen monster he made famous. Complications ensue.
 
24.
Black Orchids (1917)
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Frivolous young Marie de Severac is frightened into following a more virtuous path, when her father relates a story in which an equally frivolous woman is entombed alive. (50 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
25.
The Enchanted Kiss (1917 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: David Smith
 
26.
Avarice (1917 Short Film)
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Death reviews the life of a mean, miserly old woman.
 
27.
Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (1917)
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A variation of the famous Oscar Wilde tale in which Dorian Gray's soul is manifested in a painting instead of his own body. (80 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
28.
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)
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A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet...
Director: Hugh Ford
 
29.
The Lost Express (1917)
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A train that is carrying the formula for a valuable form of granulated gasoline disappears before it reaches its destination...
Director: J.P. McGowan
 
30.
Snow White (1916)
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"Mirror, mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all?" The Wicked Queen knows that the looking glass will always answer... (116 mins.)
Director: Charles Weston
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Queen of Spades (1916)
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While hosting a game of cards one night, Narumov tells his friends a story about his grandmother, a Countess... (63 mins.)
 
33.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1916)
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A rake remains young while his portrait grows old.
Director: Fred W. Durrant
 
34.
The Silent Stranger (1916 Short Film)
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Director: King Baggot
 
35.
The Kiss of a Vampire (1916)
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36.
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
 
37.
The Devil's Double (1916 Short Film)
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Painter Van Dyke Tarleton is consumed by his desire to complete his masterwork, a portrait of Lucifer... (5 mins.)
Director: William S. Hart
 
38.
Life Without Soul (1915)
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A young man gives life to a statue with disastrous results. (70 mins.)
 
39.
Zhenshchina vampir (1915)
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40.
From the River's Depths (1915 Short Film)
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A murder victim's spirit takes revenge on the man who killed him.
 
41.
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
 
42.
The Vivisectionist (1915 Short Film)
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Director: James W. Horne
 
43.
The Gray Horror (1915 Short Film)
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44.
The Basilisk (1914 Short Film)
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A mesmerist, obsessed with putting a beautiful woman under his power, hypnotizes her to try to force her to kill her fiance... (28 mins.)
 
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46.
The Man with Wax Faces (1914 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
 
47.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1914 Short Film)
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48.
Ein seltsamer Fall (1914 Short Film)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Max Mack
 
50.
Nocní des (1914 Short Film)
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The name day of Mr. Fiala: The husband catches his wife with his friend. In the ensuing argument the husband is insulted and attacked...
Director: Jan A. Palous
 
51.
The Fakir's Spell (1914 Short Film)
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In India, a girl's British lover, changed into a gorilla by her father, is captured by a circus.
Director: Frank Newman
 
52.
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
 
53.
The Werewolf (1913 Short Film)
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An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance. (18 mins.)
Director: Henry McRae
 
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55.
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.)
 
56.
The Bells (1913 Short Film)
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A murderer is haunted by the spirit of his victim. (30 mins.)
Director: Oscar Apfel
 
57.
L'effroi (1913 Short Film)
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58.
Le cottage hanté (1913 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
 
59.
The Vampire (1913 Short Film)
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In India, an explorer shoots the vampire woman who killed his friend. She becomes a snake and kills him.
 
60.
Conscience (1912 Short Film)
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Against her brother's better judgment, Eleanor is convinced by her lover, Eric to elope with him to New York... (10 mins.)
 
61.
The Mask of Horror (1912 Short Film)
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A mad sculptor, searching for the perfect realization of "the mask of horror", places himself in front...
Director: Abel Gance
 
62.
Three Tales of Terror (1912)
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(50 mins.)
 
63.
The Vengeance of Egypt (1912)
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A stolen mummy's ring brings death to all who acquire it until it is returned to its owner.
 
64.
Der Schatten des Meeres (1912 Short Film)
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In the form of a shadow, Death emerges from the sea and convinces an unhappy woman to commit suicide by returning to the sea with him. (40 mins.)
Director: Curt A. Stark
 
65.
Freezing Auntie (1912 Short Film)
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An injection that can freeze cattle solid for later thawing is prepared by a woman's husband and nephew to be used on her... (6 mins.)
 
66.
The Conquest of the Pole (1912 Short Film)
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Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor... (33 mins.)
 
67.
An Unseen Enemy (1912 Short Film)
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
68.
Ghosts (1912 Short Film)
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69.
The House of the Devil (1896 Short Film)
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters. (3 mins.)
 
70.
The Devil's Laboratory (1897 Short Film)
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"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer...
 
71.
The Hallucinated Alchemist (1897 Short Film)
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Strange things come to life as the fumes from an experiment cause an alchemist to have amazing visions. (2 mins.)
 
72.
The Cavalier's Dream (1898 Short Film)
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"He sits asleep at a bare table; old witch enters, raps three times, then disappears; cavalier sees table spread for a sumptuous repast... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
73.
Photographing a Ghost (1898 Short Film)
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Photographer tries to take a picture of a ghost, but it won't keep still and then vanishes.
 
74.
Cleopatra's Tomb (1899 Short Film)
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A man digging inside an Egyptian tomb chops up a mummy, then resurrects the woman inside it.
 
75.
The Sign of the Cross (1899 Short Film)
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair. (3 mins.)
 
76.
The Haunted House (1899 Short Film)
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Silas Hayseed arrives in town and proceeds to put up a hotel noted for its 'tables,' which are all made of hard wood...
 
77.
The Miser's Doom (1899 Short Film)
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A miser dies of shock when the ghost of a poor woman appears.
Director: Walter R. Booth
 
78.
A Midnight Episode (1899 Short Film)
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A sleeping apartment of a friend who retires for the night. The rays of the moon are shining upon the bed through the window... (1 mins.)
 
79.
Summoning the Spirits (1899 Short Film)
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things. (1 mins.)
 
80.
The Devil's Castle (1897 Short Film)
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to... (1 mins.)
“ In colour!! ” - dr-mutallimov
 
81.
Haggard's She: The Pillar of Fire (1899 Short Film)
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A devil conjures up a dancing woman from a mystical flame. (1 mins.)
“ One of the zillion movies made in those days to show a serpentine dance. But this one is led by the Devil!

And this one too is in colour!! ” - dr-mutallimov
 
82.
Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898 Short Film)
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One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place... (1 mins.)
“ When I was four, I got an extremely nasty nightmare, after watching 'Way Out West" - A Laurel and Hardy film - because of a scene where Stanley almost pulled Oliver's head off, because it was stuck in a cellar door. I bet there must have been people who experienced likewise when they watched Méliès juggling with his own severed head. ” - dr-mutallimov
 
83.
A Trip to the Moon (1898 Short Film)
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon. (3 mins.)
 
84.
The Magician (1898 Short Film)
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In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box... (1 mins.)
 
85.
A Nightmare (1896 Short Film)
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A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel... (1 mins.)
“ Although this movie actually is about a guy having a nightmare, the most 'disturbing' fact is that at the end of the film he has some unintended embarrassing trouble with the fly of his pajama's. I tried to find information about it (I really did) but apparently nobody seems to have noticed it or thought it was worth mentioning. ” - dr-mutallimov
 
86.
The Haunted Castle (1897 Short Film)
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A King (played by Georges Méliès) shows up at his new castle where he is haunted. (1 mins.)
 
87.
The Cave of the Demons (1898 Short Film)
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A young woman stumbles across a cave that is populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there under mysterious circumstances.
 
88.
Esmeralda (1905 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
 
89.
The Hunchback (1909 Short Film)
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Cursed with the deformity of a crooked spine and made the butt of the village jesters, the hunchback...
Director: Van Dyke Brooke
 
90.
Love of a Hunchback (1909 Short Film)
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A hunchback saves his beloved from a Baron, and dies.
 
91.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1911 Short Film)
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Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy street dancer, arouses the desire of men, especially of Claude Frollo, the archdeacon of Notre Dame... (36 mins.)
 
92.
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895 Short Film)
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This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. (1 mins.)
Director: Alfred Clark
 
93.
The Black Imp (1905 Short Film)
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room. (4 mins.)
 
94.
The Sealed Room (1909 Short Film)
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A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover. (11 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
95.
A Terrible Night (1896 Short Film)
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A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion. (1 mins.)
 
96.
The Bewitched Inn (1897 Short Film)
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A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted... (2 mins.)
 
97.
The Monster (1903 Short Film)
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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx... (2 mins.)
 
98.
The Doctor's Experiment (1908 Short Film)
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Patients behave like apes after being given monkey-gland injections. (8 mins.)
 
99.
Dante's Inferno (1911)
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream. (68 mins.)
 
100.
Mortmain (1915)
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Mortmain is an accomplished musician and rare art collector. He is greatly impressed when his friend...