Silent Films

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1.
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way. (150 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
2.
A Tale of Two Cities (1917)
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Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves. (70 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
3.
City Lights (1931)
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
4.
The Chaplin Revue (1959)
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Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film... (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
5.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. (90 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
6.
The General (1926)
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
 
7.
Salomé (1922)
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Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance... (72 mins.)
Director: Charles Bryant
 
8.
The Ocean Waif (1916 Short Film)
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An abused woman finds love in the arms of a famous novelist. (40 mins.)
 
9.
'49-'17 (1917)
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A retired judge comes West to restore a ghost town. (61 mins.)
 
10.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
 
11.
Silent Clowns (2006 Mini-Series)
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A profile of some of the greatest stars of silent comedy. (60 mins.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
Blacksmith Scene (1893 Short Film)
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around. (1 mins.)
 
14.
The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903 Short Film)
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A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella. (1 mins.)
 
15.
Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909 Short Film)
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A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box... (5 mins.)
 
16.
The Confederate Ironclad (1912 Short Film)
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Lieutenant Yancey's southern sweetheart, Rose, is jealous of Elinor, a northern girl, who is visiting her aunt Mary de Lane... (16 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
The Original Movie. (1922 Short Film)
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A look at the filmmaking process in the prehistoric era, inside the Stonehenge Film Company. It seems some things haven't changed much... (8 mins.)
 
19.
Three American Beauties (1906 Documentary)
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Images of a rose, a young woman, and the American flag. (1 mins.)
 
20.
Tess of the Storm Country (1922)
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Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom... (137 mins.)
Director: John Robertson
 
21.
Children of Divorce (1927)
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A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue. (70 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
22.
Cologne (1939 Documentary)
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Structures, people and events are documented in Cologne, Minnesota, USA in 1939. (14 mins.)
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Westinghouse Works (1904 Documentary)
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Collection of 21 American short silent films. The films were taken from April 18, 1904 to May 16, 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and document various Westinghouse manufacturing plants. (68 mins.)
 
25.
Palace of Electricity (1900 Documentary)
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A panoramic shot, making a full circle, at the 1900 Paris Exposition. It begins and ends looking at the front of the Palace of Electricity...
Director: James H. White
 
26.
Captain Nissen Going Through Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls (1901 Documentary)
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Here we show Captain N. P. Nissen, formerly known as Captain Bowser, making a trip through the Whirlpool... (2 mins.)
 
27.
La cartomancienne (1932 Short Film)
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In a European seaside village, a maiden takes clean sheets down from the clothesline. Carrying her basket of linens home... (12 mins.)
Director: Jerome Hill
 
28.
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
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On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin. (86 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
29.
Portrait of a Young Man in Three Movements (1931 Documentary)
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Without sound, in three movements. Title cards declare that what a person likes and his manner of liking them reveals character... (54 mins.)
 
30.
Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
31.
The Thieving Hand (1908 Short Film)
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A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb. The man cannot control his new arm, which steals from passers-by. (5 mins.)
 
32.
The Impossible Convicts (1906 Short Film)
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Four prisoners, in convicts' stripes, march backwards down stairs and, under the watchful eyes of guards... (3 mins.)
Director: G.W. Bitzer
 
33.
When the Clouds Roll by (1919)
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Psychiatrist Dr. Ulrich Metz attempts to drive Daniel Brown to suicide. (85 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
34.
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
 
35.
The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928 Short Film)
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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only... (11 mins.)
 
36.
7th Heaven (1927)
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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
37.
Street Angel (1928)
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A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Suspense (1913 Short Film)
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An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door... (10 mins.)