Silent Film Saturday Episodes

by pitsburghfuzz | created - 15 Jul 2013 | updated - 15 Jul 2013 | Public

Films I've reviewed on my weekly series.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6

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1. The General (1926)

Not Rated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 66,498

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MERr93pmRE&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=1

2. Mockery (1927)

75 min | Drama, Romance

During the Russian Revolution, a mentally challenged peasant saves then obsesses over a beautiful countess.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Lon Chaney, Ricardo Cortez, Barbara Bedford, Mack Swain

Votes: 338

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-eNapqzL90&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=2

3. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,842 | Gross: $0.55M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRr9svap5eM&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=3

4. 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: 1,658

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1kDAkRLlAE&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=4

5. 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: 5,381

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfjlXor66oM&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=5

6. Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 484

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzFxrukAWuU&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=6

7. The Circus (1928)

G | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 21,425

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsAICDEmSbY&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=7

8. The Blackbird (1926)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Owen Moore, Renée Adorée, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.25M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpWnt2bwGiE&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=8

9. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 27,451

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl8e55h3u-o&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=9

10. Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon

Votes: 1,317

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CNRcvj3LlQ&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=10

11. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)

TV-PG | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller, Lydia Knott

Votes: 4,076 | Gross: $0.39M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEUL4KgW_kU&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=11

12. The Black Pirate (1926)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Action

Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death.

Director: Albert Parker | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $0.68M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpweqjtPgRE&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=12

13. Nomads of the North (1920)

109 min | Drama

A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the women he loves.

Director: David Hartford | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Melbourne MacDowell, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 157

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsGq1Pgwa1A&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=13

14. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 133,487 | Gross: $0.03M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_CksB7Wnms&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=14

15. The Monster (1925)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 768

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIWWsGCiYKE&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=15

16. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Thriller

When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 15,054 | Gross: $0.62M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPLTelYC1E&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=16

17. Where East Is East (1929)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, Romance

When an animal trapper in Indo-China finds that his daughter's fiancé is being successfully seduced by her estranged mother, he takes appropriate action.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 377

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9EbWr6IcyE&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=17

18. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 19,216 | Gross: $10.00M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rGVJOfHBK0&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=18

19. 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: 390

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVXMFJvCUvM&list=PLd-lTtC9vGylIpicvlNQm4Jmlljm37Jr6&index=19