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Buster Keaton leave his small town for the city where he hopes to prove himself so he can marry his sweetheart. This film was produced in 1922

From Wikipedia: "This film was taken in Italy on April 24, 1909. It is the first time a motion picture was ever shot from a plane in flight. The footage shows what it was like to fly on one of the early Wright craft, with Wilbur at the helm. The clip opens with the launching, then the plane climbs, levels off, and passes over the flight grounds."

A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.

an 1894 film about two cats boxing

This version of Alice In Wonderland was directed by W W Young in 1915

The original French title is Le Merveilleux éventail vivant. IMDb Page

This is the earliest version of this story. It was produced by the Edison Studios about 1908. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the original author of the story, Windsor McCay

(From Wikipedia) Isn't Life Wonderful? (1924) is a film, directed by D. W. Griffith for his company D. W. Griffith Productions, and distributed by United Artists. It was based on the novel by Geoffrey Moss and it went under the alternative title Dawn. The title of the film was spoofed in the Charlie Chase comedy Isn't Life Terrible (1925). Most of the scenes were filmed in Germany and Austria. Only one was filmed in New York at the studio. The film also stars Carol Dempster and Neil Hamilton.

An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the opportunity of gazing once more upon the features of his wife. The dervish accepts the offer. He brings in from a neighboring tomb the receptacle containing the remains of the princess. He opens it and removes the skeleton, which he places upon the ground close beside him. Then, turning to the moon and raising his arms outstretched toward it, he invokes the moon to give back life to her who is no more.

One of D.W Griffith's better films. It is particularly noteworthy for the great scene of the rescue from the ice at the end of the film. 1920 It is a silent.

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