In this film without sound, a man awakes disheveled in a rooming house. He stares out the window seeing children playing and a well-dressed man sitting on a chair in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, ... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: George Peppard, Inger Stevens, Orson Welles
House of Cards (Video 2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
Director: Jake West
Stars: Josephine Botting, Kevin Lyons, Jonathan Rigby
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

An elite firm of assassins must face their own mortality as they are hunted down one by one by a mysterious assailant. Caught up in the drama is a disgraced journalist who is more connected to the assassins' world than he could ever know.

Director: Ian Chinsee
Stars: Benjamin Alldridge, Daniel Cason, Ian Chinsee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson
House of Cards (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright
The Cage (1947)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A soundless film starts in a studio: an artist sits, a nude stands; a page burns, paper cutouts appear, images are distorted. The artist removes his eye; it falls from his hand, seeing ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Peterson
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When 18 years old Eliran was three years old, he witnessed his father attempting to murder his mother by stabbing her 18 times with a knife. He has been struggling to integrate into society... See full summary »

Director: Uri Levy
Interim (1952)
Drama | Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man strolls through a city. He walks under a bridge toward a rail yard. A young woman sees him and walks beside him. They cross the tracks and walk into the countryside. They stop ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage
Stars: Walter Newcomb, Janice Hubka
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Things spin: amusement park rides, a phonograph record. A man wakes, shaves, and takes a phone call. Another man, in a kimono, walks in the woods, stops, and opens a small decorative box on... See full summary »

Director: Gregory J. Markopoulos
Stars: Mario Antonnini, Frederic Burae Davenport
House of Cards (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Stars: Joe Walsh, Jeff Bryan Davis, Delaina Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Crane Whitley
Gail Roberts
Harriette Ann Gray ...
(as Ann Gray Harriet)
Edit

Storyline

In this film without sound, a man awakes disheveled in a rooming house. He stares out the window seeing children playing and a well-dressed man sitting on a chair in the middle of the street reading a newspaper and looking up at him. A headline describes the murder of a child. The disheveled man, whose face expresses fear and despair, leaves, going through the city, alarmed when anyone looks at him. A woman invites him to look through a public telescope. He does then keeps going. He climbs a hill. Two fencers appear; so does a jester. Is flight fruitless? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

16 March 1966 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

More People Need to See This
21 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this film without sound, a man awakes disheveled in a rooming house. He stares out the window seeing...

Some reviews have compared this film to "The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari", which I frankly just do not see. Maybe a hint here or there, but it is not obvious. Also, this film being from 1947 makes it a bit late on the scene to emulate Caligari... plenty of other films had tested the boundaries of German expressionism. This one does not come close to any of those films, at least not in that way.

I find a much more apt comparison would be to the noir films or Hitchcock. The dark shadows, the looming nether of the world beyond the protagonist... While not as good as "The Third Man", I find that this is a much closer approximation than Caligari... but I am by no means an expert on 1940s film.

What will stand out in my mind about this film is the most terrifying use of a ballet dancer ever put to celluloid. I was quite literally creeped out by this character, and whatever his significance (I cannot even begin to guess), he did a job well done if his goal was to make me fear him.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss House of Cards (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page