Year 1928

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1.
Across to Singapore (1928)
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Conflict ensues when a young man's childhood sweetheart becomes betrothed to his older brother. (85 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
 
2.
Arsenal (1929)
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev... (90 mins.)
 
3.
The Battle of the Sexes (1928)
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Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound... (88 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
4.
Beggars of Life (1928)
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond... (100 mins.)
 
5.
The Cameraman (1928)
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Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
6.
Fazil (1928)
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An Arab prince born and raised in the desert and a beautiful Frenchwoman from Paris fall in love and marry, but the tremendous differences in their backgrounds and the cultural differences between their two different societies put strains on their marriage that may well prove irreparable. (88 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
7.
Four Sons (1928)
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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent. (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
8.
The Garden of Eden (1928)
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Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub... (79 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
9.
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
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Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them? (78 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
10.
Hangman's House (1928)
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Victor McLaglen, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple. John Wayne is an over-enthusiastic spectator who smashes a picket fence. (80 mins.)
 
11.
The Last Command (1928)
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary. (88 mins.)
 
12.
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals. (73 mins.)
Director: Herbert Brenon
 
13.
Lights of New York (1928)
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Two men are conned into bootlegging business. (57 mins.)
Director: Bryan Foy
 
14.
Lilac Time (1928)
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France... (80 mins.)
 
15.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
16.
The Matinee Idol (1928)
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A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady. (66 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
17.
The Mating Call (1928)
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A WWI vet takes on the KKK when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman. (72 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
18.
Mother Machree (1928)
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Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school... (75 mins.)
 
19.
The Mysterious Lady (1928)
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An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation. (96 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
20.
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of... (142 mins.)
 
21.
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
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A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
22.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
23.
The Patsy (1928)
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her. (78 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
24.
Queen Kelly (1929)
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa. (101 mins.)
 
25.
The Racket (1928)
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An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges. (84 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
26.
Riley the Cop (1928)
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Joe Smith, a young bakery worker, gets engaged to Mary Coronelli, who comes from a wealthy family. Her snooty aunt takes Mary to Europe... (68 mins.)
 
27.
Sadie Thompson (1928)
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist. (97 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
28.
Show People (1928)
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress. (83 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
29.
Simba: The King of the Beasts (1928 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
 
30.
The Singing Fool (1928)
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A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy." (105 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
31.
Skyscraper (1928)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Howard Higgin
 
32.
The Smart Set (1928)
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An American polo player, arrogant and full of himself, must vindicate his actions to win the heart of a girl, Polly, after getting himself booted off the U.S. polo team. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
33.
Speedy (1928)
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Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather. (85 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde
 
34.
Spies (1928)
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
35.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew. (70 mins.)
 
36.
Storm Over Asia (1928)
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him... (127 mins.)
 
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.
Submarine (1928)
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Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other... (93 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
39.
Tempest (1928)
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In Czarist Russia, a peasant officer, resented by the aristocrats, falls in love with a princess. (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
40.
The Trail of '98 (1928)
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Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey. (87 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
41.
The Way of the Strong (1928)
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Williams is a bootlegger who takes in the down-and-out Nora. Nora eventually finds herself in the middle of a gang war between Williams and his chief rival, Tiger Louie. (61 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
42.
Wedding March (1929)
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Director: André Hugon
 
43.
West of Zanzibar (1928)
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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife. (65 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
44.
White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
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An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island. (88 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
45.
The Wind (1928)
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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
46.
A Woman of Affairs (1928)
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When two childhood sweethearts are kept from marrying, misery ensues. (98 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown