Trip Down Century Lane (1920-2020)

by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 5 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Revisit the past century through Cinema,

Films from 1920 to be seen (or revisited) during 2020,

No particular order.

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1. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall

Votes: 1,012

2. Genuine: The Tragedy of a Vampire (1920)

88 min | Horror

Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Fern Andra, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Ernst Gronau, Harald Paulsen

Votes: 760

3. The Garage (1920)

25 min | Short, Comedy

Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their own building on fire.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Molly Malone, Harry McCoy

Votes: 1,047

4. The Parson's Widow (1920)

TV-14 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth, Olav Aukrust

Votes: 941

5. Erotikon (1920)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Anders de Wahl, Tora Teje, Karin Molander, Elin Lagergren

Votes: 642

6. Secret of the Monastery (1920)

54 min | Drama

Two weary travelers come upon a monastery. While staying the night, they learn of its mysterious founding.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Tore Svennberg, Tora Teje, Richard Lund, Renée Björling

Votes: 289

7. Humoresque (1920)

60 min | Drama

Young Leon Kanter dreams of being a great violinist. His parents scrape up the money for a violin and for lessons, and Leon rewards them by becoming a great player. But as an adult, Leon ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Gaston Glass, Vera Gordon, Alma Rubens, Dore Davidson

Votes: 112

8. The Flapper (1920)

88 min | Comedy

Ginger grows up in a slow town. Because of her wild attitude, her father decides to send her to a strict boarding school. Despite the strictness, the girls have fun getting into flapper lifestyle trouble including flirting.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton, Warren Cook

Votes: 259

9. The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Beery

Votes: 1,972

10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles Lane

Votes: 4,304

11. Within Our Gates (1920)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault

Votes: 1,947

12. Haunted Spooks (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Short, Comedy

After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe, Marie Benson

Votes: 1,059

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13. One Week (1920)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts

Votes: 6,110

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14. The Golem (1920)

Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror

In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Directors: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 5,726

15. Neighbors (1920)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jack Duffy, The Flying Escalantes

Votes: 3,295

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16. The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog, Joe Keaton

Votes: 3,115

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17. The Clown's Little Brother (1920)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Koko the Clown's little brother comes to visit and wreaks havoc in Max Fleischer's studio.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Max Fleischer

Votes: 58

18. An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, J. Ray Avery

Votes: 1,146

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19. Number, Please? (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.

Directors: Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 929

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20. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

Votes: 1,011

21. From Morn to Midnight (1920)

65 min | Drama, Thriller

A Cashier in a bank in a small German town is alerted to the power of money by the visit of a rich Italian lady. He embezzles 60, 000 Marks and leaves for the capital city, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Heinz Martin | Stars: Ernst Deutsch, Erna Morena, Roma Bahn, Adolf E. Licho

Votes: 360

22. His Royal Slyness (1920)

Passed | 27 min | Comedy, Short

An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, 'Snub' Pollard, Gus Leonard

Votes: 544

23. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 49,622

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24. Way Down East (1920)

Passed | 145 min | Drama, Romance

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Votes: 4,596 | Gross: $4.50M

25. Sex (1920)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

A broadway actress uses her sex appeal to ruin a marriage only to dump her lover for a richer prospect.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Louise Glaum, Irving Cummings, Peggy Pearce, Myrtle Stedman

Votes: 246

26. The Saphead (1920)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

The simple-minded son of a rich financier must find his own way in the world.

Directors: Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith | Stars: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Alexander

Votes: 1,299

27. Outside the Law (1920)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 428

28. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,830

29. The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

80 min | Western

This restored silent film features a love triangle involving a Kiowa chief's daughter and ensuing conflict between Kiowa and Comanche villages.

Director: Norbert A. Myles | Stars: Belo Cozad, Em-koy-e-tie, Hunting Horse, Esther LeBarre

Votes: 323

31. Der Ochsenkrieg (1920)

A power struggle between mountain peasants who have been raising milk cows on common land and a village bailiff trying to gain power driving them off the land. Both have a ducal documents that states the opposite.

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Thea Steinbrecher, Fritz Greiner, Carl Dalmonico, Lia Eibenschütz

Votes: 21

32. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920)

104 min | Adventure

Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia, but the man, who should be the owner of that diamond, ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger

Votes: 687

33. Convict 13 (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy

A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 2,412

34. Something New (1920)

Unrated | 57 min | Adventure, Western

A young woman visiting in Mexico is kidnapped by a gang of bandits, who drag her through the rugged wilderness to their hideout. She manages to leave word for her friend Bill, who knows the... See full summary »

Directors: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle | Stars: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle, L.M. Wells, Merrill McCormick

Votes: 212

35. High and Dizzy (1920)

Passed | 26 min | Comedy, Short

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

Votes: 899



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