Incomplete or Partially Lost Films

by MightyBlood | created - 12 Feb 2014 | updated - 13 Feb 2014 | Public

Films not on IMDb: Daniel (1921) Walking Down Broadway (1932) Berdjoang (1942)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_incomplete_or_partially_lost_films

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1. Kit Carson (1903)

21 min | Short, Western

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Kit Carson is captured by Indians and tied to a tree in the Indian village. An Indian maiden helps him make his escape.

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

One of the earliest Westerns and an attempt to tell a story in multiple scenes made slightly prior to The Great Train Robbery. Released both as a coherent 21-minute film and in the form of single scenes designed for use in Mutoscopes. Some of the Mutoscope subjects have survived, but the full film has never been found.

2. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

4.6
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 19

First dramatic Sherlock Holmes adaptation on film and the screen debut of actor Maurice Costello. All that exists are short strips of scenes deposited for copyright purposes in the Library of Congress.

3. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 427

Only 17 minutes of this 70-minute feature survive; it is often considered to be the world’s first feature-length motion picture.

4. At a Quarter of Two (1911)

Short, Drama

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Dan Nolan is seated in his humble home, hungry and in the depths of despair. A mechanic, he has been without work for weeks on account of a strike. A fellow workman enters and tells him ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Mary Pickford, King Baggot

Fragments in the Library of Congress have been identified as being from this film.

5. Their First Misunderstanding (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Tom Owen and Mae Darcy have a very quiet wedding, wishing to avoid all notoriety for the present and intending to surprise their friends by the announcement later on. But their friends "got... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas H. Ince, George Loane Tucker | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Thomas H. Ince, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 13

A one-reel short. The majority of the film was recovered in 2006, but the first minute or so remains missing.

6. A Victim of the Mormons (1911)

Short, Drama

4.8
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A Mormon missionary seduces and kidnaps an attractive young woman, forcing her to accompany him to Utah to become one of his wives.

Director: August Blom | Stars: Valdemar Psilander, Clara Pontoppidan, Henry Seemann, Carlo Wieth

Votes: 11

Danish film that initiated a decade of anti-Mormon propaganda films in America. Only about half of the 60-minute feature has been found, a copy of which is preserved at the LDS archive in Salt Lake City.

7. With Our King and Queen Through India (1912)

126 min | Documentary

7.7
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This early color film records the Indian celebrations relating to the coronation of King George V.

Votes: 11

British documentary depicting celebrations in India for the coronation of George V. Originally released in color, but now only available in black & white; surviving print is about two hours, but the original cut may have been as long as six hours

8. The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913)

Adventure

7.8
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Director: Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, Horace B. Carpenter, Lafe McKee

Votes: 5

La Cineteca del Friuli film archive has the first of 13 episodes of the second American serial ever made. The EYE Film Institute Netherlands also has print fragments.

9. The Battle of the Sexes (1914)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mary Alden

Votes: 38

Griffith's second feature, and his first released for Reliance-Majestic. Only a two-minute fragment survives.

10. The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (1913)

28 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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A dramatization of the methods in which young women are abducted or otherwise procured for prostitution.

Director: Frank Beal | Stars: Edwin Carewe, Jean Thomas, Virginia Mann, Ninita Bristow

Votes: 53

Two reels of this four reel drama have survived.

11. Raja Harishchandra (1913)

40 min | Short

6.4
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The film opens with a Ravi Varma like tableau showing King Harishchandra, his wife Taramati and his young son. The king is teaching his son archery. They go on a hunt. The king enters an ... See full summary »

Director: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: D.D. Dabke, P.G. Sane, Bhalachandra D. Phalke, G.V. Sane

Votes: 255

The first Indian feature film. The National Film Archive of India has two reels containing the first and last of four parts of the work.

12. Who Will Marry Mary? (1913)

Action, Adventure

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Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Ben F. Wilson, Richard Tucker, Harry Beaumont

Incomplete prints of episodes one and five (of six) survive, in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland archive and at Keene Stage College respectively.

13. The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914)

Drama

6.1
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Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Yale Boss, Charles Ogle, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 37

Chapter five of this twelve-part serial was discovered in 2009 in the New Zealand Film Archive. The BFI National Archive has chapter ten.

14. A Good Little Devil (1914)

50 min | Drama

5.7
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Directors: Edwin S. Porter, J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Pickford, Ernest Truex, William Norris, Iva Merlin

Votes: 7

One of five reels survives in the National Film and Television Archive

15. The Girl Stage Driver (1914)

Short, Drama, Western

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The old stage driver and his pretty daughter live happily in a prosperous mining town. The girl is devoted to her kind old father who has been the stage driver for several years. Needless ... See full summary »

Director: Webster Cullison | Stars: Norbert A. Myles, Edna Payne, Will E. Sheerer, Henry Stanley

An incomplete 35mm positive print was discovered in 2009 in the New Zealand Film Archive.

16. The Hazards of Helen (1914)

1,428 min | Action

7.0
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Directors: J. Gunnis Davis, J.P. McGowan, Robert G. Vignola, Helen Holmes, Paul Hurst, Leo D. Maloney | Stars: Helen Holmes, Helen Gibson, J.P. McGowan, Ethel Clisbee

Votes: 65

This is believed to be the longest serial ever made, 23.8 hours long with 119 12-minute episodes. Surviving episodes are scattered among various film archives, including the Library of Congress, the National Film and Television Archive and the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House.

17. The Indian Wars (1914)

History, Western

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Directors: Vernon Day, Theodore Wharton | Stars: William F. Cody, Nelson Appleton Miles, Jesse M. Lee, Frank D. Baldwin

Cody stars as himself in this early movie version of the Indian Wars; also stars Nelson Appleton Miles and Black Elk; released 1917. One minute and 58 seconds of footage is held by the McCracken Research Library or the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and can be viewed online (see reference).

18. Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery (1914)

300 min | Action

6.4
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Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Harry Schumm, Ernest Shields

Votes: 5

Four of 15 episodes survive.

19. The Master Key (1914)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Z. Leonard, Ella Hall, Harry Carter, Jean Hathaway

Episode 5 of 15 resides in the Library of Congress

20. My Official Wife (1914)

Drama

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Helene Marie, on the run from the Russian police in St. Petersburg, plots to kill the Czar.

Director: James Young | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Harry T. Morey, Earle Williams, L. Rogers Lytton

Votes: 11

The story concerns Helen Marie, a woman on the run from the St. Petersburg police, who plots to assassinate the Tsar. Only about 45 seconds of this film exists. These fragments contain an extra mistakenly said to be Leon Trotsky. In fact, Trotsky was not yet in the United States when this was filmed.

21. Neptune's Daughter (1914)

70 min | Fantasy

5.9
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The daughter of King Neptune determines to avenge the death of her sister, who was caught in a fishing net laid by the king of a country above the waves. However, she soon falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, William Welsh, Leah Baird

Votes: 17

The Gosfilmofond film archive possesses one reel, which Australia's National Film and Sound Archive copied.

22. The Perils of Pauline (1914)

199 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Young Pauline is left a lot of money when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary has been named as her guardian until she marries, at which time she will officially take ... See full summary »

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie | Stars: Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer, Edward José

Votes: 844

Of the original 20-chapter serial running 410 minutes, only a 90-minute version, released in Europe in 1916, is known to exist.

23. The Battle Cry of Peace (1915)

90 min | Drama

4.3
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Enemy agents under the leadership of "Emanon" conspire with pacifists to keep the American defense appropriations down at a time when forces of the enemy are preparing to invade. The ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Wilfrid North | Stars: Charles Richman, L. Rogers Lytton, James Morrison, Mary Maurice

Votes: 6

Pro-armaments epic and the most expensive production undertaken by Vitagraph. One reel reported in Europe; fragments of battle scenes, culled from stock shot libraries, reside at George Eastman House.

24. The Carpet from Bagdad (1915)

Adventure

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The Pasha's servant Mohamed, is entrusted to guard the Sacred Carpet of Bagdad with his life. In New York, after banker Arthur Wadsworth forces his brother Horace to give up his inheritance... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Kathlyn Williams, Wheeler Oakman, Guy Oliver, Eugenie Besserer

One reel of five was salvaged from the wreck of the RMS Lusitania with a few feet of recoverable images.

25. The Golem (1915)

60 min | Horror

6.1
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In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers,... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen, Lyda Salmonova, Rudolf Blümner

Votes: 918

Only about three minutes survive. Found in a private collection.

26. The Millionaire Paupers (1915)

Romance, Drama, Short

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Mrs. Burne-Smith and Mrs. Winthrop have determined to make a match between their respective children regardless of the fact that the two in question have never seen each other. Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Grace Thompson, Gretchen Lederer, Lon Chaney, Arthur Shirley

Only a fragment of the film survives.

27. La falena (1916)

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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Francesco Cacace, Giulia Cassini-Rizzotto

The Cineteca Italiana film archive possesses a fragmentary print.

28. The Fall of a Nation (1916)

Drama

5.6
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Three acts and a prologue. Act 1: A nation falls. Act 2: The heel of the conqueror. Act 3: The uprising two years later.

Director: Thomas Dixon Jr. | Stars: Lorraine Huling, Percy Standing, Arthur Shirley, Flora Macdonald

Votes: 29

A few frames survive of this sequel to The Birth of a Nation (1915).

29. The Iron Claw (1916)

Action, Adventure

6.2
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Directors: Edward José, George B. Seitz | Stars: Pearl White, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, Harry L. Fraser

Votes: 10

The UCLA Film and Television Archive possesses episode 7 of this 20-part serial.

30. Dödskyssen (1916)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Dr Monro is found dead in his home. Three people are testifying before the police about what happened.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Albin Lavén, Mathias Taube, Wanda Rothgardt

Votes: 165

The Cinémathèque Française film archive has approximately 30 minutes of the film.

31. The Moment Before (1916)

50 min | Drama

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One moment before she dies, the aged, philanthropic, and universally respected Duchess of Maldon sees her life flash before her. As Madge, a young gypsy woman, two men fight for her, after ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Frank Losee, Jack W. Johnston

A nearly complete print, lacking only the opening scene, is in the possession of the Cineteca Nazionale film archive in Rome.

32. The Place Beyond the Winds (1916)

Drama

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Priscilla Glenn is a product of the woods, a wild, impulsive, nature-loving child. Her father is her antithesis, seeing none of the beauties of nature, thinking women only creatures to be ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Jack Mulhall, Lon Chaney, Joseph De Grasse

Votes: 7

Four of the five reels are in the film archive of the Library of Congress.

33. Ramona (1916)

Drama

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On the estate of Senora Moreno in Southern California, the senora's adopted daughter Ramona lives. She falls in love with Alessandro, an Indian of noble heritage. When her adoptive mother ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Adda Gleason, Mabel Van Buren, Ann Dvorak, Monroe Salisbury

The Library of Congress has reel 5.

34. Vingarne (1916)

69 min | Drama

6.2
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An adaptation of Herman Bang's 1902 novel "Mikaël." A sculptor befriends a young painter who becomes his model. Their friendship is thrown into turmoil when they both fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Nils Asther, Lili Beck, Egil Eide, Lars Hanson

Votes: 67

A copy of the central section surfaced in 1987 and was shown by the Swedish Film Institute.

35. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 270

Approximately 40 seconds exist at George Eastman House.

36. The Devil-Stone (1917)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

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Fishermaid Marcia Manot finds an emerald which once belonged to a Norse queen and is cursed. Greedy American Silas Martin marries her, then sets her up for divorce. She kills him and weds ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Hobart Bosworth, Tully Marshall

Gross: $0.30M

Two reels of this six-reel feature film, originally with Handschiegl Color Process sequences, are in the AFI Collection of the Library of Congress.

37. The Gulf Between (1917)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A young woman, who is the daughter of a sea captain, falls in love with a man from a rich family who does not approve of her.

Director: Wray Bartlett Physioc | Stars: Grace Darmond, Niles Welch, Herbert Fortier, Charles Brandt

Votes: 8

Of the first Technicolor film, "very short fragments survive at the Margaret Herrick Library, George Eastman House and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Photography Dept."

38. Nuts in May (1917)

30 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Director: Robin Williamson | Stars: Stan Laurel, Mae Laurel, Lucille Arnold, Owen Evans

Votes: 19

Only 60 seconds of footage remain of Laurel's first film.[citation needed] Part of the short lives on in scenes inserted into the 1922 extant short Mixed Nuts.

39. The Red Ace (1917)

Action, Adventure

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Director: Jacques Jaccard | Stars: Marie Walcamp, Lawrence Peyton, L.M. Wells, Bobbie Mack

Originally a 16-episode serial, only episode 7 survives in the film archive of the Library of Congress.

40. The Secret Man (1917)

50 min | Western

5.1
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Edythe Sterling, J. Morris Foster, Elizabeth Janes

Votes: 25

Two of the five reels are in the Library of Congress film archive.

41. The Seven Pearls (1917)

Action, Adventure

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Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie | Stars: Mollie King, Creighton Hale, Léon Bary, John J. Dunn

Fragmentary prints of this serial are held by the Library of Congress (Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City collection).

42. The Sin Woman (1917)

Drama

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Director: George W. Lederer | Stars: Irene Fenwick, Clifford Bruce, Reine Davies, George Morgan

A trailer survives in the National Film and Sound Archive and the Academy Film Archive.

43. Triumph (1917)

Drama

5.2
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Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Lon Chaney, William Stowell, William Dyer

Votes: 5

Three of the five reels survive.

44. The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)

Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.1
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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.

Director: Willis H. O'Brien | Stars: Herbert M. Dawley, Willis H. O'Brien

Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.10M

Only 19 minutes survive.

45. Hands Up! (1918)

Adventure

5.0
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A newspaperwoman finds trouble aplenty when an Inca tribe believes her to be the reincarnation of their long-lost princess.

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, James W. Horne | Stars: Ruth Roland, George Larkin, Easter Walters, William A. Carroll

Votes: 11

Only a "promotional short film" of this 15-part serial remains, in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

46. He Comes Up Smiling (1918)

Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Jerry Martin quits his dull job as a bank clerk and falls in with a band of hobos. He takes on the guise of Bachelor, the "king of the market," and finds himself pursued by dangerous men ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Herbert Standing, Frank Campeau

Votes: 23

47. The House of Hate (1918)

Action

7.0
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A young heiress of an American gun factory is threatened by a masked man after her father was murdered. This criminal might be a member of her family or a German agent, who wants to get ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Pearl White, Antonio Moreno, John Webb Dillion, Paul Clerget

Votes: 8

An incomplete print of this 20-part serial is in the Gosfilmofond film archive with Russian and/or Ukrainian subtitles.

48. Riddle Gawne (1918)

50 min | Action, Western

7.0
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Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.

Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney, Gretchen Lederer

Votes: 20

One of the five reels is in the film archive of the Library of Congress.

49. The Scarlet Drop (1918)

50 min | Drama, Western

3.8
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A man declined admission to fight in the American Civil War joins a gang of marauders and winds up as a fugitive.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Vester Pegg, Betty Schade

Votes: 20

The Getty Images Archive possesses just over 30 minutes of footage

50. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 857

A 24-minute segment was restored and edited from a surviving reel in Soviet Armenia. It released in 2009 by the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California.

51. Bound and Gagged (1919)

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Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, George B. Seitz, Nellie Burt, Harry Semels

Four of the ten episodes of this spoof serial survive in the Library of Congress film archive.

52. The Grim Game (1919)

71 min | Adventure, Drama

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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 210

The International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House possesses a five-minute fragment.

53. A Gun Fightin' Gentleman (1919)

Passed | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Western

4.4
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From the Universal press book: "Cheyenne Harry", owner of the biggest cattle ranch in his corner of the west, is having trouble with John Merritt, a land-grabbing Chicago meat-packer. By ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, J. Barney Sherry, Kathleen O'Connor, Harry von Meter

Votes: 30

Only three reels of originally five or six are believed to have survived.

54. J'accuse! (1919)

166 min | Drama, Horror, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys

Votes: 1,059

The original film was in four episodes with a film length of 5,250 metres (17,220 ft). The most complete reconstruction is 3,525 metres (11,565 ft) long.

55. Just Squaw (1919)

Approved | 50 min | Western

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Director: George E. Middleton | Stars: Beatriz Michelena, William Pike, Andrew Robson, Albert Morrison

The Library of Congress has four of five reels.

56. Emerald of Death (1919)

54 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Ernst Hofmann, Blandine Ebinger, Margit Barnay, Karl Platen

Votes: 27

Murnau's debut film. The Deutsche Kinemathek film archive possesses 35 small fragments ranging from two to eleven frames in length.

57. The Miracle Man (1919)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.0
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Lon Chaney, Betty Compson, Joseph J. Dowling, J.M. Dumont

Votes: 127 | Gross: $3.00M

About three minutes survive, including two clips in compilation films released by Paramount: The House That Shadows Built (1931) and Movie Memories (1935).

58. The Tiger's Trail (1919)

Adventure

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A cult of Hindu tiger worshippers and a gang of Western outlaws try to cheat a young woman out of rich mines that belong to her.

Directors: Robert Ellis, Louis J. Gasnier, Paul Hurst | Stars: Ruth Roland, George Larkin, Mark Strong, Harry Moody

A "fragmentary print" of the 15-episode serial exists.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive has all but chapter 12 of the 15-chapter serial.

60. Daredevil Jack (1920)

Action

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Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Dempsey, Josie Sedgwick, Herschel Mayall, Albert R. Cody

Votes: 5

Episodes 1-4 and one unidentified one of the 15 episodes of this adventure serial are in the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

61. Robbery Under Arms (1920)

53 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: Kenneth Brampton | Stars: Jackie Anderson, Vera Archer, Kenneth Brampton, Charles Chauvel

Votes: 28

A "copy comprising about three quarters" of this Australian production was found and combined with already known footage to produce a near-complete version. A five-minute sequence is still missing.

62. The Third Eye (1920)

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Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Warner Oland, Eileen Percy, Jack Mower, Olga Grey

A "fragmentary print" survives.

63. The Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure

6.7
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Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson

Votes: 81

Originally released as a 15-chapter movie serial, only the 10-chapter 1928 re-release remains.

64. The Blue Fox (1921)

Adventure, Action

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The daughter of a white father and an Eskimo mother is taken to be raised in the U.S. after her father is murdered by members of the tribe who were jealous that he had married an Eskimo ... See full summary »

Director: Duke Worne | Stars: Ann Little, J. Morris Foster, Joseph W. Girard, Charles Mason

The UCLA Film and Television Archive has chapters 1-12 in its collection; episodes 13-15 are believed to be lost.

65. The Centaurs (1921)

3 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.0
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A female centaur (a creature half-human and half-horse) enters a clearing in the woods, and picks some flowers. She is soon met by a male centaur, and the two then romance each other. They then seek parental consent for their union.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 294

Ninety seconds of footage of this animated film survives.

66. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)

80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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In 1921, a young man, having read Mark Twain's classic novel of the same title, dreams that he himself travels to King Arthur's court, where he has similar adventures and outwits his foes ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: Harry Myers, Pauline Starke, Rosemary Theby, Charles Clary

Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.14M

According to silentera.com, reels 2, 4 and 7 remain of the original eight.

67. Devil Dog Dawson (1921)

Western

6.5
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Director: Karl R. Coolidge | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Helene Rosson, Evelyn Selbie, Wilbur McGaugh

Votes: 6

Thirty-eight seconds of footage from this Western, found in a mislabeled tin, were the subject of an investigation in a 2006 episode of the PBS series History Detectives.

68. Disraeli (1921)

70 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The story of British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and the purchase by England of the Suez Canal.

Director: Henry Kolker | Stars: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, Margaret Dale, Louise Huff

Votes: 12

The entire film was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. Reel 3 is held at George Eastman House. A complete print is reputedly held at the Gosfilmofond in Moscow.

69. The Mechanical Man (1921)

80 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine.

Director: André Deed | Stars: Giulia Costa, André Deed, Valentina Frascaroli, Mathilde Lambert

Votes: 173

Originally around an hour long, only about 26 minutes remain.

70. The Queen of Sheba (1921)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of Israel, and the Queen of Sheba.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Betty Blythe, Fritz Leiber, Claire de Lorez, George Siegmann

Votes: 24

Seventeen seconds of footage has tentatively been identified as being from this film.

71. The White Horseman (1921)

Western

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Directors: Ford Beebe, J.P. McGowan, Albert Russell | Stars: Art Acord, Eva Forrestor, Duke R. Lee, Beatrice Dominguez

A "handful of print clippings" remain of this Western serial.

72. Anna Ascends (1922)

60 min | Romance, Drama

4.6
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While on an African safari, a group of American big-game hunters and their wives run into unexpected hardships, and one of the women dies giving birth. The child, a girl named Agnes, is ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Alice Brady, Robert Ellis, David Powell, Nita Naldi

Votes: 5

A six-minute fragment of the film remains.

73. The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

100 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Paul Biensfeldt, Friedrich Kühne

Votes: 382

Long thought lost completely, it has been restored from various sources, but still lacks 10 minutes of the roughly one hour and 50 minute original running time.

74. Marizza, genannt die Schmuggler-Madonna (1922)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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All men are under lovely Maritza's spell.Tired of working for the old woman Yelina, who forces her to cajole customs officials to help the smugglers, she flees and finds work at Mrs. Avricolos' farm.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Tzwetta Tzatschewa, Adele Sandrock, Harry Frank, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Votes: 40

The Cineteca Nazionale film archive possesses a fragmentary print of the first reel.

75. The Timber Queen (1922)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Adventure

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Director: Fred Jackman | Stars: Ruth Roland, Bruce Gordon, Val Paul, Leo Willis

The UCLA Film and Television Archive has episodes one, four, eight and nine of 15, as does a private collection.

76. The Village Blacksmith (I) (1922)

80 min | Drama

5.0
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Walling, Virginia True Boardman, Virginia Valli, Ida Mae McKenzie

Votes: 52

One of the eight reels survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

77. The Young Rajah (1922)

Passed | 54 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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A young man raised in the American South discovers he is an Indian prince whose throne was taken by usurpers.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Wanda Hawley, Pat Moore, Charles Ogle

Votes: 329 | Gross: $0.24M

An incomplete 16mm reduction positive, missing the first third, resides in the Library of Moving Images. Turner Classic Movies financed a restoration using surviving footage from the film and trailers, still photos and title cards to bridge the gaps.

78. The Darling of New York (1923)

60 min

7.1
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Director: King Baggot | Stars: Baby Peggy, Sheldon Lewis, Gladys Brockwell, Pat Hartigan

Votes: 14

One of the popular "Baby Peggy" movies. Only the last reel showing the fire exists.

79. Flaming Youth (1923)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Colleen Moore, Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Sylvia Breamer

Votes: 34

Only one reel and a film trailer exist.

The trailer of this 15-episode Western serial is available on the DVD More Treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931 : 50 films.

81. Lost and Found on a South Sea Island (1923)

70 min | Drama

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Faulke, a swindling white trader who persuaded Madge to leave Captain Blackbird, insists that her daughter, Lorna, marry Waki, a native leader, although Lorna loves Lloyd Warren. While in ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: House Peters, Pauline Starke, Antonio Moreno, Mary Jane Irving

One reel survives.

82. La roue (1923)

273 min | Drama

7.6
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Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Séverin-Mars, Ivy Close, Gabriel de Gravone, Pierre Magnier

Votes: 1,382

The original version encompassed 32 reels, which ran for either seven and a half or nine hours (sources disagree). In 1924, Gance edited it down to two and a half hours for general distribution. A modern reconstruction from five different versions, available on DVD, is nearly four and a half hours long.

83. White Shadows (1924)

82 min | Drama

6.4
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In Paris a wild girl becomes possessed by the soul of her twin who died to save her life.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Henry Victor, A.B. Imeson

Votes: 175

Alfred Hitchcock received his first screen credit, as a writer and assistant director. Three of the six reels were found in New Zealand in August 2011.

84. The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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A biographical film featuring the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: George A. Billings, Danny Hoy, Ruth Clifford, Nell Craig

Votes: 18

Incomplete prints of the film, including some color-tinted and color-toned footage, exist in various film archives, including the National Film and Sound Archive and the Library of Congress.

85. Fast and Fearless (1924)

Western

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Lightning Bill Lewis sets out to capture Gómez, the leader of a ruthless gang that has been tormenting a border town. He prevents Gómez from kidnapping his girl, Mary, but Gómez escapes. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jay Wilsey, Jean Arthur, William H. Turner, George Magrill

Reel two of five is in the Library of Congress.

86. The Fast Express (1924)

Passed | Action, Drama, Thriller

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Director: William Duncan | Stars: William Duncan, Edith Johnson, Edward Cecil, Eva Gordon

A fragmentary print of this 15-episode serial exists.

87. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.9
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 7,665 | Gross: $0.16M

Initially running 7 hours and 42 minutes, the film was cut by Von Stroheim to just under four hours, and then trimmed by the studio to 140 minutes of surviving footage. The remaining footage was later accidentally discarded by a janitor while cleaning the vaults. Today the 140-minute version survives, along with a few stills from some of the lost scenes.

88. A Sainted Devil (1924)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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A nobleman seeks to rescue his bride, who has been kidnapped by his former lover and a bandit.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Helena D'Algy, Dagmar Godowsky

Votes: 10 | Gross: $0.33M

Less than one reel has survived.

89. A Self-Made Failure (1924)

80 min | Comedy

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Young Sonny's dying father leaves him in the care of Breezy, a hobo he has mistaken for a wealthy businessman. Breezy takes Sonny and his dog along with him on his travels, and they find ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Ben Alexander, Matt Moore, Patsy Ruth Miller

One of the longest feature comedies up to that time. A trailer, only, survives at the Library of Congress.

90. Through the Dark (1924)

80 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Colleen Moore, Forrest Stanley, Margaret Seddon, Hobart Bosworth

The last two reels, 7 and 8, are missing.

91. The Wife of the Centaur (1924)

81 min | Drama

5.6
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Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, John Gilbert, Aileen Pringle, Kate Lester

Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.20M

Four seconds of Boardman can be seen in the MGM promotional short Twenty Years After.

92. Body and Soul (1925)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.2
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A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander

Votes: 531

Originally running nine reels, it was cut to five reels to gain approval from New York censors. The surviving copy is based on the censor-approved edited version; the original nine-reel version is considered lost.

93. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,741 | Gross: $0.55M

It initially had a running time of 106 minutes. Though partially restored, the longest cut runs at approximately 100 minutes.

94. Confessions of a Queen (1925)

64 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, John Bowers, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 38

Originally running five reels (64 minutes), the last reel has never been found.

95. The American Venus (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.7
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling, Fay Lanphier

Votes: 18

Two trailers and a short color clip are held by the Library of Congress.

96. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 903

Long thought to have been lost, a nearly complete print was found. It is missing reel three.

97. Camille (I) (1926)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Lilyan Tashman, Rose Dione

Votes: 14

An incomplete 35mm positive print exists in the Raymond Rohauer collection of the Cohen Media Group

98. The Great Gatsby (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale

A one-minute trailer exists.

99. Just Another Blonde (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Jimmy O'Connor and Scotty are a couple of New York City gamblers and sharpies who decide to go straight and, since they are such good friends, split 50-50 "even steven" on anything they get... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mulhall, Louise Brooks, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 5

The UCLA Film and Television Archive possesses a fragmentary 20 minutes of this film.

100. Mademoiselle from Armentieres (1927)

War

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A French girl meets her captured British lover whilst acting as a spy.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: John Stuart, Alf Goddard, Humberston Wright, Gabriel Rosca

The BFI National Archive possesses fragments amounting to about a third of the film.