List of rediscovered films

by egmeinder | created - 22 Dec 2013 | updated - 22 Dec 2013 | Public

Formerly lost films. (from Wikipedia)

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1. Post No Bills (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

Two bill posters argue as an incompetent guard patrols the area.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 310

2. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marvin | Star: Anonymous

Votes: 452

3. The Death of Poor Joe (1901)

1 min | Short, Drama

A child-crossing sweeper dies in the snow.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 130

4. Matsumoto Fragment (1907)

1 min | Animation, Short

A boy writes on a board, then tips his hat to the viewer.

Votes: 165

5. The Electric Hotel (1908)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An enthusiastic young couple is astounded with modern technology's giant leaps in the fascinating field of electricity.

Director: Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu

Votes: 758

7. La Tosca (1909)

Short, Drama

Rome, June 1800. Floria Tosca is a celebrated opera singer, better known as La Tosca. Her lover is Mario Cavaradossi, a young artist and Bomapartist sympathizer. When the latter helps ... See full summary »

Directors: André Calmettes, Charles Le Bargy | Stars: Cécile Sorel, René Alexandre, Charles Le Bargy, Charles Mosnier

8. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 3,274

9. At the Duke's Command (1911)

Short, Drama, Romance

The scene opens at the termination of a dance where the Duke of Chatmoss is supported by his nephew and his daughter to the throne, the daughter occupying the place of honor by his side. ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: King Baggot, David Miles, Anita Hendrie, Charles Arling

10. Their First Misunderstanding (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama

Tom Owen and Mae Darcy have a very quiet wedding, wishing to avoid all notoriety for the present and intending to surprise their friends by the announcement later on. But their friends "got... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas H. Ince, George Loane Tucker | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Thomas H. Ince, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 15

11. The Colleen Bawn (I) (1911)

Drama, Thriller, Short

A young Irish boy has fallen in love with a poor girl and wants to marry her, but his mother will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he marries his rich cousin.

Directors: Gene Gauntier, Sidney Olcott | Stars: Gene Gauntier, J.P. McGowan, Sidney Olcott, J.J. Clark

Votes: 28

12. Karadjordje (1911)

80 min | Drama, War

This is the oldest found dramatic film from Serbia made in 1911. "Karadjordje" is a biography of a famed leader of a rebellion against the Turkish empire in 1804. We can see his whole life ... See full summary »

Director: Ilija Stanojevic-Cica | Stars: Jovan Antonijevic-Djedo, Teodora Arsenovic, Vitomir Bogic, Mileva Bosnjakovic

Votes: 144

13. Maid or Man (1911)

Short, Drama

Jimmie Keene is an ardent devotee of the manly art of self-defense and never misses a boxing match when he can help it. Jimmie's father, however, being a deacon in the church naturally ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Charles Arling

14. A Manly Man (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama

Norman Duncan, a civil engineer in the employ of the United States government, loves Elinor Williams and they are happy in their plighted troth. Duncan is ordered to the Philippines to take... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: William E. Shay, Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Rea

Votes: 7

15. The Mirror (1911)

6 min | Short, Comedy

Dorothy is beloved by Dick and Paul, who are both persistent in their attentions. Dorothy is apparently unable to decide between them and is quite perplexed. She has been impartial in her ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: King Baggot, Mary Pickford, Owen Moore

Votes: 6

16. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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

Director: Lucius Henderson | Stars: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline, Jane Gail

Votes: 436

17. A Fool and His Money (1912)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Comedy

Sam the white-washer pines for the affluent Lindy, but she has dumped him in favor of another. Sam finds a large sum of money, and goes to New York to enjoy a shopping spree, buying new ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Star: James Russell

Votes: 22

18. In Night and Ice (1912)

30 min | Short, Action, Drama

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Mime Misu | Stars: Waldemar Hecker, Mime Misu, Otto Rippert, Ernst Rückert

Votes: 161

20. In the Sultan's Garden (1911)

Short, Drama

Lieutenant Robbins, a young naval officer, sees Haydee the favored inmate of the sultan's harem and is smitten by her charms. She is interested in the handsome young American. She manages ... See full summary »

Directors: William H. Clifford, Thomas H. Ince | Stars: King Baggot, Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Rea

21. The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)

55 min | Drama

Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne.

Directors: André Calmettes, James Keane | Stars: Robert Gemp, Frederick Warde, Albert Gardner, James Keane

Votes: 210

23. Poor Jake's Demise (1913)

Short, Comedy

Jake's wife fears he has made good his suicide threat after he has caught her making love to the Dude in his own home. During the last minute preparations for Jake's funeral, the mourners ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Curtis | Stars: Max Asher, Daisy Small, Lon Chaney, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 13

24. The Prisoner of Zenda (1913)


King Rudolf of Ruritania is saved from a coup attempt by the help of his lookalike cousin, who falls in love with the king's fiancee.

Directors: Hugh Ford, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: James K. Hackett, Beatrice Beckley, David Torrence, Frazer Coulter

Votes: 30

25. When Lincoln Paid (1913)

Short, Drama

Abraham Lincoln is shown in his youth addressing an audience of village people on the street corner. A terrific thunder storm comes up, driving his auditors away, and Lincoln mounts his ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Charles Edler, Jack Conway

Votes: 13

26. The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914)


Episode 1: "The Perfect Truth" The day after Dolly Desmond had startled the community with the excellence of her graduation oration, Bobby North, a reporter on the local paper, suggested ... See full synopsis »

Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Yale Boss, Charles Ogle, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 42

27. 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: 1,039

28. The Girl Stage Driver (1914)

Short, Drama, Western

The old stage driver and his pretty daughter live happily in a prosperous mining town. The girl is devoted to her kind old father who has been the stage driver for several years. Needless ... See full summary »

Director: Webster Cullison | Stars: Norbert A. Myles, Edna Payne, Will E. Sheerer, Henry Stanley

29. Der Hund von Baskerville (1914)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

In this early version the classic "Hound of the Baskervilles" mystery is faithfully adapted, although Watson's character is absent. Holmes' foe is called Stapleton and he menaces Holmes' client Lord Henry and his fiancée, Laura Lyons.

Director: Rudolf Meinert | Stars: Alwin Neuß, Friedrich Kühne, Hanni Weisse, Erwin Fichtner

Votes: 51

30. Salomy Jane (1914)

85 min | Western

The story opens with the arrival in Hangtown of Madison Clay and his daughter, Salomy Jane, who have emigrated all the way from Kentucky. Straightway the young men and bachelors of the camp... See full summary »

Directors: Lucius Henderson, William Nigh | Stars: Beatriz Michelena, House Peters, William Pike, Clara Beyers

Votes: 33

31. The Stain (1914)

Stevens, the bank clerk, is ambitious. His great desire is to become a lawyer. He stays at the bank at night to study, but is unable to take a course at college owing to his poverty. He ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Edward José, Thurlow Bergen, Virginia Pearson, Eleanor Woodruff

Votes: 15

32. 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: 353

34. Double Trouble (1915)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

Banker Florian Amidon, a somewhat shy and timid young man, is assaulted, robbed and knocked out while on vacation. When he wakes up he discovers that he's in the booming oil town of ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Margery Wilson, Richard Cummings, Olga Grey

Votes: 19

36. Peculiar Patients' Pranks (1915)

Comedy, Short

In pursuit of a pretty miss,Luke gets admitted to a hospital.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Gene Marsh

Votes: 6

38. Where is My Treasure? (1916)

35 min | Short, Comedy

Husband is hounded by his nagging mother-in-law who lives with him and his wife. After coming home drunk one night he is kicked out by the mother-in-law. He disguises himself as a servant and gets a job at his own house.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Louise Schenrich, Helene Voß, Julius Falkenstein

Votes: 209

39. East Lynne (1916)

Passed | 50 min | Drama

Miscasting of everybody's favorite vamp as the long-suffering Lady Isabel cast in a modern setting.

Director: Bertram Bracken | Stars: Theda Bara, Ben Deeley, Stuart Holmes, Claire Whitney

Votes: 15

40. Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916)

Not Rated | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A kindly Dutch immigrant and her bumbling father are blackmailed by a gang of counterfeiters.

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Ralph Lewis, Eugene Pallette, Elmo Lincoln

Votes: 468

41. The Moment Before (1916)

50 min | Drama

One moment before she dies, the aged, philanthropic, and universally respected Duchess of Maldon sees her life flash before her. As Madge, a young gypsy woman, two men fight for her, after ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Frank Losee, Jack W. Johnston

42. Mysteriet natten till den 25:e (1917)

35 min | Short

A private investigator is invited to come to an address. He realizes that it is a trap and take some precautions before going there. Once in place, he is overpowered and tied to a chair with a time bomb.

Director: Georg af Klercker | Stars: Mary Johnson, Carl Barcklind, Artur Rolén, Olof Sandborg

Votes: 8

43. Purity (1916)

70 min | Drama

Purity, a simple country girl, comes to the city and is hired as an artist's model. A young poet becomes obsessed with her, and is distraught when he learns she has been posing nude. But ... See full summary »

Director: Rae Berger | Stars: Audrey Munson, Nigel De Brulier, Alfred Hollingsworth, William A. Carroll

44. Snow White (I) (1916)

Unrated | 63 min | Fantasy, Romance

Snow White is a motherless princess, who arouses the jealousy and hatred of Mary Jane, her mother's former lady-in-waiting, who is the ugliest woman in the kingdom, but aspires to the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Dorothy Cumming, Creighton Hale, Lionel Braham, Alice Washburn

Votes: 330

45. Beatrice Fairfax (1916)

300 min | Action, Adventure

Serial in 15 parts about a female crime-fighting reporter.

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Harry Fox, Grace Darling, Allan Murnane, Nigel Barrie

Votes: 48

46. Bucking Broadway (1917)

53 min | Western

A ranch foreman battles a rich stockbroker for the affections of a beautiful young woman.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg

Votes: 425

47. His Wedding Night (1917)

19 min | Short, Comedy

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 801

48. The Image Maker (1917)


In ancient Egypt the young Prince of Tsa, bored by endless feasts, yearned for adventures, and clothed in a Nile boatman's garb, started out. He meets and is captivated by the charms of ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Moore | Stars: Valda Valkyrien, Harris Gordon, Inda Palmer, Morgan Jones