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1. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

2. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

3. Sally (1929)

TV-G | 103 min | Musical

6.4
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Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Bolton, Waldemar Young | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray, Joe E. Brown, T. Roy Barnes

4. The Vagabond King (1930)

104 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Hooker, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Justin Huntly McCarthy, William H. Post, R.H. Russell | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth

5. Liliom (1930)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Ferenc Molnár, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart, Estelle Taylor, H.B. Warner

6. Sound of Horror (1966)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

5.0
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When a group of isolated people in the Greek mountains set off a cave explosion, they are menaced by an invisible shrieking dinosaur that had been buried for eons.

Writers: Sam X. Abarbanel, José Antonio Nieves Conde, Gregorio Sacristán de Hoyos, Gregg C. Tallas | Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde | Stars: James Philbrook, Arturo Fernández, Soledad Miranda, José Bódalo

7. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.8
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The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

8. The Desert Song (1929)

123 min | Musical

7.0
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Writers: Harvey Gates, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto A. Harbach, Frank Mandel, Laurence Schwab | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur

9. Sunny (1930)

TV-PG | 78 min | Musical

5.7
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Writers: Otto A. Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Humphrey Pearson, Henry McCarty | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Lawrence Gray, Joe Donahue, O.P. Heggie

10. Five O'Clock Tea (1905)

Short, Music

5.4
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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Armand Dranem

11. Dranem Performs 'The True Jiu-Jitsu' (1905)

2 min | Short, Music

5.6
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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Armand Dranem

12. Let's Go to the Movies (1949)

9 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.5
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What goes in to the phrase, "Let's go to the movies"? An off-screen narrator takes us back to the earliest days of film: clips remind us of early stars and blockbusters. He explains how ... See full summary »

Director: Tholen Gladden | Stars: Warner Anderson, John Barrymore, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Chaplin

13. Valsons (1905)

Music

3.9
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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Armand Dranem

14. The Blind Boy (1900)

3 min | Short

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Writer: G.H. Chirgwin | Director: Walter Gibbons | Star: G.H. Chirgwin

15. La Marseillaise (1907)

Short, Musical

5.2
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Director: Georges Mendel | Stars: M. Note, Jean Noté

16. They Can't Diddle Me (1906)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: Dan Crawley

17. Lilas blanc (1905)

Short, Music

5.7
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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Félix Mayol

18. Waiting for Him Tonight (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: John Morland

19. My Indian Anna (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: Ellaline Terriss

20. Harry Lauder Singing Roamin' in the Gloamin' (1914)

Short, Music

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Star: Harry Lauder

21. The Lambeth Walk (1900)

3 min | Short, Music

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Director: Walter Gibbons | Star: Alec Hurley

22. Excelsior (1906)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: Ernie Mayne

23. The Irish Policeman (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Edward O'Connor

24. C'est une ingénue (1905)

Short, Music

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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Félix Mayol

25. A Minstrel Show (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: William Meadowcraft, William H. Meadowcraft

26. The Old Folks at Home (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: John Morland

27. Dreamy Eyes (1905)

3 min | Short

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: R.G. Knowles

28. Hello Little Girl Hello (1908)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert

29. The Laughing Nigger (1907)

Short

8.5
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Director: Arthur Gilbert

30. Si ça t'va (1905)

Short, Music

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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Félix Mayol

31. Harry Lauder: Himself (1914)

Short

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Star: Harry Lauder

32. Ave Maria (Gounod) (1906)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert

33. Christians Awake! (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert

34. My Quay's Hole (1905)

Short, Music

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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Armand Dranem

35. Ticklish Reuben (1906)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert

36. Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone? (1907)

Short, Music

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Full-sound filmed performance of the popular song.

Director: John Morland

37. Glow Little Glow Worm, Glow (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: Ellaline Terriss

38. Ben Bernie and All the Lads (1923)

7 min | Short, Music

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The Ben Bernie and All the Lads band, featuring pianist Oscar Levant, perform songs by Vincent Youmans and George Gershwin in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Stars: Ben Bernie, Oscar Levant

39. Cake-walk nègre (1905)

Short

5.1
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Director: Alice Guy

40. The Blind Violinist (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert

41. Jeune homme et le trottin (1905)

Short, Music

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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Félix Mayol

42. La polka des trottins (1905)

Short, Music

5.7
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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Félix Mayol

43. Her Redemption (1913)

Short

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Director: Allen Ramsey

44. Laughing Song (1907)

Short, Music

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45. Navaho (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: Gipsy Woolf

46. Les p'tits pois (1905)

Short, Music

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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Armand Dranem

47. À la cabane bambou (1905)

Short, Music

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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Félix Mayol

48. The Love Song (1906)

Short, Music

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Director: Arthur Gilbert | Star: Victoria Monks

49. The Waltz Must Turn to a March (1909)

Short, Music

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50. Down by the Old Bull and Bush (1907)

Short, Music

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Director: John Morland