rororo Filmlexikon

German edition of "The Oxford Companion to Film", published 1978
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1.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
2.
The Great Train Robbery (1903 Short Film)
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels. (11 mins.)
 
3.
Queen Elizabeth (1912 Short Film)
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Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. (44 mins.)
 
4.
Quo Vadis? (1913)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Enrico Guazzoni
 
5.
Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas. (54 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Gertie the Dinosaur (1914 Short Film)
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The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur. (12 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
8.
Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914 Short Film)
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race. (11 mins.)
Director: Henry Lehrman
 
9.
Cabiria (1914)
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna... (148 mins.)
 
11.
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
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A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage. (82 mins.)
Director: Mack Sennett
 
12.
The Golem (1915)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th... (60 mins.)
 
13.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. (165 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
14.
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. (421 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
15.
The Tramp (1915 Short Film)
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The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. (26 mins.)
 
16.
Work (1915 Short Film)
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Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder... (31 mins.)
 
17.
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history. (163 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
18.
Civilization (1915)
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Christ takes on the form of a pacifist count to end a senseless war. (78 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
25.
Judex (1916)
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A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom. (300 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
26.
One A.M. (1916 Short Film)
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A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night. (24 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
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
 
29.
A Dog's Life (1918 Short Film)
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The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city. (33 mins.)
 
30.
Hearts of the World (1918)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War. (117 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
31.
Shoulder Arms (1918)
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Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines. (45 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
32.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
33.
Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)
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Three Scottish officers, including Sir Archi, murder Sir Arne and his household for a coffin filled with gold... (122 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
34.
J'accuse! (1919)
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
35.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
36.
Way Down East (1920)
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A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock. (145 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
Erotikon (1920)
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EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist... (106 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
39.
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
 
40.
The Kid (1921)
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
41.
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life. (93 mins.)
 
42.
Missing Husbands (1921)
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Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis. (136 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
43.
The Boat (1921 Short Film)
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Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another. (23 mins.)
 
44.
Miss Lulu Bett (1921)
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A once-timid young woman gains newfound confidence after a failed marriage, much to the chagrin of her miserable family. (71 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
Tol'able David (1921)
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When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
47.
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
 
48.
From Morn to Midnight (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Cashier in a bank in a small German town is alerted to the power of money by the visit of a rich Italian lady... (65 mins.)
 
49.
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. (242 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
50.
Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
 
51.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
52.
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.)
 
53.
Foolish Wives (1922)
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A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat. (117 mins.)
 
54.
Robin Hood (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John. (143 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
55.
Our Hospitality (1923)
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A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family. (65 mins.)
 
56.
The Wheel (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from... (273 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
57.
The Pilgrim (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church. (47 mins.)
 
58.
The Covered Wagon (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon... (98 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
59.
Safety Last! (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. (70 mins.)
 
60.
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort. (78 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
61.
New Year's Eve (1924)
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(66 mins.)
Director: Lupu Pick
 
62.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. (155 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
63.
Greed (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved. (140 mins.)
 
64.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
65.
The Last Laugh (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
66.
America (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War. (141 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
67.
Entr'acte (1924 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear. (22 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
68.
The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because he is an alcoholic and his preaches are far too daring... (183 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
69.
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
70.
The Iron Horse (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway. (150 mins.)
 
71.
Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A family of Polish refugees tries to survive in post-World War I Germany. For a while it seems that they are making it, but soon the economic and political deterioration in the country begins to take their toll. (115 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
72.
The Navigator (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship. (59 mins.)
 
73.
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... (97 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
74.
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party... (129 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
75.
Waxworks (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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.)
 
76.
Strike (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
77.
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.)
 
78.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
79.
The Gold Rush (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
80.
The Big Parade (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
81.
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
 
82.
The Joyless Street (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
83.
The Merry Widow (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
 
84.
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.)
 
85.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A handsome prince rides a flying horse to far-away lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. (81 mins.)
Director: Lotte Reiniger
 
86.
Hands Up! (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A southern spy during the Civil War, he must try to capture a shipment of gold. His task is complicated by the two sisters... (60 mins.)
 
87.
Mother (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution (89 mins.)
 
88.
Moana (1926 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s. (77 mins.)
 
89.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
90.
The Strong Man (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown"... (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
91.
The Man Who Cheated Life (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
92.
The General (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
 
93.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
 
94.
Sunrise (1927)
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An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
95.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
96.
Napoleon (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career. (240 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
97.
The Kid Brother (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town. (82 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe
 
98.
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night. (65 mins.)
 
99.
Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village. (69 mins.)
Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah
 
100.
The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader... (85 mins.)