Flicker Alley DVD catalog

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1. Old and New (1929)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov

Votes: 1,010

2. Shagay, sovet! (1926)

65 min | Documentary

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Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 112

3. Turksib (1929)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia... See full summary »

Director: Victor A. Turin

Votes: 253

4. Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (1927)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is czar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »

Director: Esfir Shub | Stars: Mikhail Alekseyev, Alexei Brusilov, Nikolai Chkheidze, Emperor Franz Josef

Votes: 205

5. Dom na Trubnoy (1928)

Not Rated | 64 min | Comedy

A girl Parasha Pitunova comes to Moscow from a deep province, eventually she arrives at a house. This is a story about the house and its inhabitants.

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Vera Maretskaya, Anel Sudakevich, Ada Vojtsik, Vladimir Fogel

Votes: 435

6. Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov (1924)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

The film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova, Vsevolod Pudovkin

Votes: 726

7. Po zakonu (1926)

80 min | Drama

A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two of the others. The two survivors, a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel, Pyotr Galadzhev

Votes: 693

8. Salt for Svanetia (1930)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people, focuses on the scarcity of salt in Svaneti region. Rich with documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

Votes: 468

9. Those Awful Hats (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short

Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, Flora Finch, George Gebhardt

Votes: 864

10. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 35,339

11. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Fantasy

The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter | Star: Jack Brawn

Votes: 1,411

12. The Red Spectre (1907)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Fantasy

A demonic magician attempts to perform his act in a strange grotto, but is confronted by a Good Spirit who opposes him.

Directors: Segundo de Chomón, Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 621

13. The Balancing Bluebottle (1910)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

The challenge of the very slow lens required by F. Percy Smith for macro-photography, coupled with the insensitive film stock of the day, meant that so much light was required for exposure ... See full summary »

Director: F. Percy Smith

Votes: 85

14. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb which he cannot control.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Paul Panzer

Votes: 446

15. Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 738

16. Arthème avale sa clarinette (1912)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

Arthème loves playing the clarinet. He plays it in the streets, in the park, in the streetcar (at least when he does not miss it!). When he unfortunately walks under a piano clumsy removers... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Servaès | Star: Ernest Servaès

Votes: 60

17. The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,087

18. Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet (1921)

Not Rated | 11 min | Animation, Short

After eating a rarebit, a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange-looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 296

19. The Play House (1921)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

Votes: 3,211

20. Filmstudie (1926)

7 min | Short

Entertaining Dadaist experimental short, similar to Man Ray's work, full of shifting geometric shapes, stock footage of seagulls, flying eyeballs, and glaring floating heads.

Director: Hans Richter | Star: Stella F. Simon

Votes: 469

21. The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich | Stars: Jules Raucourt, Voya George, Robert Florey, Adriane Marsh

Votes: 933

22. Clay or the Origin of Species (1967)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short

Traces the rise of life on earth from primordial ooze to the present.

Director: Eli Noyes

Votes: 41

23. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece, L'enfer (1964), is reconstructed in this film which is part drama and part documentary.

Directors: Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea | Stars: Romy Schneider, Bérénice Bejo, Serge Reggiani, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 1,269 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Laila (1929)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Romance

A spirited Norwegian Lass is torn between two suitors and two cultures.

Director: George Schnéevoigt | Stars: Mona Mårtenson, Tryggve Larssen, Harald Schwenzen, Peter Malberg

Votes: 184

25. Making a Living (1914)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Comedy

An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Emma Clifton, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport

Votes: 1,446

26. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy

The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 2,192

27. Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Comedy

In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. ... See full summary »

Director: Mabel Normand | Stars: Mabel Normand, Charles Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport

Votes: 1,087

28. A Thief Catcher (1914)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Comedy

The Keystone Cops pursue a thief.

Director: Ford Sterling | Stars: Ford Sterling, Phyllis Allen, Charles Chaplin, William Hauber

Votes: 306

29. Between Showers (1914)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie and another man compete in trying to help a young lady cross a muddy street. The rival finds a wooden plank which Charlie takes from him. They fight over an umbrella belonging to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Chester Conklin, Edward Nolan

Votes: 1,152

30. A Film Johnnie (1914)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie attempts to meet his favorite movie actress at the Keystone Studio, but does not win friends there.

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Peggy Pearce, Mabel Normand

Votes: 1,113

31. Tango Tangle (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin

Votes: 911

32. His Favorite Pastime (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

A very plastered fella follows a pretty woman home, and proceeds to make a nuisance of himself.

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Peggy Pearce, Frank Opperman

Votes: 788

33. Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

A silly aristocrat who believes that he has been jilted attempts suicide but he is saved from death and reunited with his fiancée.

Directors: George Nichols, Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Eva Nelson

Votes: 947

34. The Star Boarder (II) (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Comedy, Short

A brat's magic lantern show exposes an indiscreet moment between a landlady and her star boarder.

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 638

35. Mabel at the Wheel (1914)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie, competing with his rival's race car, offers Mabel a ride on his motorcycle but drops her in a puddle. He next joins some dubious characters in abduction of his rival just before ... See full summary »

Directors: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, Chester Conklin

Votes: 610

36. Twenty Minutes of Love (1914)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie is hanging around in the park, finding problems with a jealous suitor, a man who thinks that Charlie has robbed him a watch, a policeman and even a little boy, all because our friend can't stop snooping.

Directors: Joseph Maddern, Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 850

37. Caught in a Cabaret (1914)

TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret and must endure the strict orders from his boss. He meets a pretty girl in the park and pretends to be a fancy ambassador but must contend with the jealousy of her fiancé.

Director: Mabel Normand | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert, Phyllis Allen

Votes: 896

38. Caught in the Rain (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and is beat up when her husband rejoins her. He takes a room in their hotel, and she sleepwalks into his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Alice Davenport, Alice Howell

Votes: 641

39. A Busy Day (1914)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Comedy

A jealous wife is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen, Ted Edwards

Votes: 797

40. The Fatal Mallet (1914)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Comedy

Three man will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie will play dirty, throwing bricks to his contender, and using a huge hammer to hurt one of them. But a precocious kid will be the fourth suitor in discord.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Mack Swain

Votes: 660

41. The Knockout (1914)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Comedy

To show his girl how brave he is Fatty challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Chaplin, Dan Albert

Votes: 924

42. Mabel's Busy Day (1914)

TV-G | 10 min | Short, Comedy

A hotdog girl gives one to a policeman who then allows her into a race track. While other customers swipe her hotdogs, Charlie runs off with the whole box, pretending to sell them while ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert, Charles Avery

Votes: 695

43. Mabel's Married Life (1914)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Comedy

Accosted by a masher in the park and unable to motivate husband Charlie into taking action, Mabel gets him a boxing mannequin to sharpen his fighting skills.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Eva Nelson

Votes: 916

44. Laughing Gas (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club. He is sent to the drug store, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Fritz Schade, Alice Howell, Slim Summerville

Votes: 1,017

45. The Property Man (1914)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie has trouble with actors' luggage and conflicts over who gets the star's dressing room. There are further difficulties with frequent scene changes, wrong entries and a fireman's hose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Charles Bennett, Jess Dandy

Votes: 541

46. The Face on the Barroom Floor (1914)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Comedy

The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same title. The painter courts Madeleine but loses to the wealthy client who sits for his portrait. The despairing artist... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Cecile Arnold, Jess Dandy, Vivian Edwards

Votes: 748

47. Recreation (1914)

Not Rated | 7 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie is walking in the park. A girl leaves a seaman on one bench and joins Charlie on another. The seaman wakes up. He and Charlie stage a brick fight. Policemen get hit and arrest both ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Charles Bennett, Helen Carruthers, Edwin Frazee

Votes: 779

48. The Masquerader (I) (1914)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie is an actor in a film studio. He messes up several scenes and is tossed out. Returning dressed as a lady, he charms the director. Even so, Charlie never makes it into film, winding up at the bottom of a well.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin, Charles Murray

Votes: 971

49. His New Profession (1914)

16 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled uncle. After the couple breaks up the man's new girl drops some eggs which Charlie slips on while trying to control the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Charley Chase, Peggy Page, Jess Dandy

Votes: 906

50. The Rounders (1914)

Unrated | 16 min | Comedy, Short

Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Minta Durfee

Votes: 1,169

51. The New Janitor (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy