Most Popular De Forest Phonofilm Titles


1. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Unrated | 100 min | Fantasy, Drama, Adventure

8.1
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Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold

Votes: 3,798

2. The Covered Wagon (1923)

98 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.8
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Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence

Votes: 319 | Gross: $3.80M

3. Cuando fui león (1928)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Manuel Marín | Star: Ramper

4. Love's Old Sweet Song (1923)

20 min | Short

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Louis Wolheim, Helen Weir, Donald Gallaher, Helen Lowell

5. The Lard Song (1927)

7 min | Short

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Music hall star Tommy Lorne (1890-1935) performs "The Lard Song" in a short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Widgey R. Newman | Star: Tommy Lorne

6. Futuritzy (1928)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 54

7. Bella Donna (1923)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Bella Donna, a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Pola Negri, Conway Tearle, Conrad Nagel, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 10

8. Lincoln, the Man of the People (1923)

4 min | Short

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Poet and writer Edwin Markham recites his poem "Lincoln, the Man of the People" written in 1900 and presented at the opening ceremonies of the Lincoln Memorial on 30 May 1922.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Edwin Markham

9. Topsy Turvey (1927)

7 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: George A. Cooper | Star: Arthur Roberts

10. Two Sisters (1929)

Passed | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Twin sisters, one good and honest and sweet, and the other given to totin' pistols and pulling robberies, keep confusing a detective about which one he his chasing for what, since he has different reasons for chasing both.

Director: Scott Pembroke | Stars: Viola Dana, Rex Lease, Claire Du Brey, Thomas G. Lingham

11. Farewell Message of Mr. Levine and Captain Hinchcliffe, Just Before Their Departure on Their Return Flight to America (1927)

Short

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Short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process in which Capt. W. G. R. Hinchliffe (1894-1928) and Charles A. Levine (1897-1991) are interviewed at the Clapham Studios in London just before their return flight to the U.S.

Stars: W.G.R. Hinchliffe, Charles A. Levine

12. Gloria Swanson Dialogue (1925)

5 min | Short

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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Henri de la Falaise, Thomas Meighan

13. Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (1926)

5 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

14. Der rote Kreis (1929)

Mystery

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Director: Frederic Zelnik | Stars: Lya Mara, Fred Louis Lerch, Stewart Rome, Albert Steinrück

15. El misterio de la Puerta del Sol (1930)

Comedy

6.5
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Director: Francisco Elías | Stars: Juan de Orduña, Anita Moreno, Jack Castello, Antonio Barber

Votes: 35

16. Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Short

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Frank McGlynn Sr.

17. Her Unborn Child (1930)

65 min | Drama

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Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Adele Ronson, Paul Clare, Pauline Drake, Doris Rankin

18. Flying Jenny Airplane (1921)

Documentary, Short

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A short film showing a Curtiss JN-4 ("Jenny") biplane in flight.

Director: Lee De Forest

19. Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake Sing Snappy Songs (1923)

6 min | Short, Music

7.8
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In a rare filmed record, the famed songwriters and vaudevillians perform. One of De Forest's earliest experimental sound films.

Director: Lee De Forest | Stars: Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake

Votes: 12

20. Va usted en punto con el banco (1928)

7 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Manuel Marín | Star: Ramper

21. The Rocky Road to Dublin (1927)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

22. Cohen on the Telephone (1923)

5 min | Short

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Monroe Silver, famed monologue writer and performer, gives his version of "Cohen on the Telephone" in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Monroe Silver

23. Scrooge (1928)

9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Director: Hugh Croise | Star: Bransby Williams

Votes: 6

24. East Side, West Side (I) (1925)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

25. En confesionario (1928)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Manuel Marín | Star: Ramper

26. Unmasked (1929)

62 min | Mystery

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During a dinner party at the Brookfield family estate, private detective Craig Kennedy relates a story of one of his unsolved murder cases. What Kennedy knows, and the other guests do not, ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Lewis | Stars: Robert Warwick, Milton Krims, Sam Ash, Charles Slattery

27. I Love a Lassie (1925)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

28. Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Dee-Aye (1926)

7 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

29. Lillian Powell Bubble Dance (1923)

6 min | Short

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Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Lillian Powell

30. Oh Mabel (1924)

7 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

31. Casey at the Bat (1922)

TV-G | 6 min | Short

5.6
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Famous actor DeWolf Hopper (Sr.) recites the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer in an early sound film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: DeWolf Hopper Sr.

Votes: 51

32. A.C. Astor with Sentimental Mac (1928)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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British ventriloquist A.C. Astor appears with his dummy Sentimental Mac in a film using the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.

Star: A.C. Astor

33. My Bonnie (1925)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

34. Alvin and Kelvin Keech (1926)

Short, Music

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British banjo duo Alvin and Kelvin Keech perform in a short film produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The Keech brothers are sometimes credited with inventing the banjulele, a hybrid of banjo and ukulele.

Director: Lee De Forest | Stars: Alvin Keech, Kelvin Keech

35. The Nightwatchman (1928)

Short, Comedy

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Star: Wilkie Bard

36. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1927)

5 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

37. My Old Kentucky Home (1926)

Animation, Short

6.0
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 29

38. The Man in the Street (1926)

Short, Drama

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An artist hires a busker to pose for him and finds he is his father-in-law.

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Wilbur Lenton, John MacAndrews, Bunty O'Nolan

39. Charmaine (1928)

13 min | Musical, Short

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Star: Eric Marshall

40. Mirth and Magic (1928)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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41. The Antidote (1927)

9 min | Drama, Short

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Prof. Gilbert Olives and his wife Marion are in Malaya to develop an antidote for snakebite. When Prof. Olives discovers that his wife is having an affair, he plans revenge against his wife and her lover.

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Primrose Morgan, Walter Sondes, Jameson Thomas

42. The Burglar and the Girl (1928)

12 min | Short, Comedy

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A burglar is held up by a girl who is a burglar herself.

Director: Hugh Croise | Stars: Moore Marriott, Dorothy Boyd

43. Comin' Thro' the Rye (1926)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

44. Frivolous Fragments (1927)

Short

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Director: Widgey R. Newman | Stars: Alec Daimler, Dora Eadie

45. Bleak House (1926)

10 min | Short

6.0
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Actor Bransby Williams appears as the miser in an excerpt of Dickens' novel Bleak House.

Directors: Lee De Forest, Widgey R. Newman | Star: Bransby Williams

Votes: 6

46. Marie Lloyd Jr. (1926)

Short, Music

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Star: Marie Lloyd

47. The Sheik of Araby (I) (1926)

Animation, Short

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Director: Dave Fleischer

48. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1923)

Short

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Russian ballet company Le Chauve-Souris, led by Nikita Balieff, performs "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", part of their Broadway show.

Director: Lee De Forest | Stars: Nikita Balieff, Tamara Geva

49. Charles A. Lindbergh (1927)

Short

5.6
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Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Charles A. Lindbergh

Votes: 5

50. Josephine Earle (1929)

5 min | Music, Short

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Star: Josephine Earle