silent_films

Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence. I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.

Peliculas de chaplin de 1914

From IMDb: Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father. Stars: Harold Lloyd, Harry Pollard, and Bebe Daniels

Silent (No soundtrack) From the Wikipedia entry for "Cabiria": 220px-Cabiria_1914_poster_restored.jpg Cabiria is a 1914 silent movie from the early years of Italy's movie industry, directed by Giovanni Pastrone (1883-1959).

Orlacs Hände (English language title: "The Hands of Orlac"; French title: "Les Mains d'Orlac") is an Austrian silent film of 1924. This late Expressionist work, produced by Robert Wiene, has been remade twice.

A Silent film based upon the Broadway play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, this Silent Gem was directed by Roland West in 1926, later being Remade as the Bat Whispers in 1930 (by Roland West) and again in 1958 in the Bat starring Vincent Price, also available at the Archive. Oh, and when I say silent, I mean silent - this was transferred from a 16mm print and was probably meant to be played with live musical accompaniment.

This is what audiences saw on September 6,1925 at the Astor Theater in New York City. This version is seldom seen and contains materiel that is different from the 1929 re-release. This print is from The Milestone Edition, the score is Mozart's 40th and 4th symphonies and Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor. Directed by Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick and Lon Chaney.

David W. Griffith "Broken Blossoms" (1919)

A small town girl attends boarding school, dreams of romantic adventures, and has some. Stars: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman, Jr., William P. Carlton, Jr., Warren Cook, Katherine Johnston, Arthur Johnston, Frances Marshall, and Marcia Harris IMDb Page Wikipedia Page

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