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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

Lon Chaney plays Blizzard, a deranged psychopath scarred by the childhood operation where a young doctor mistakingly amputated both of his legs. Hellbent on revenge Blizzard becomes a master criminal. This is one of Lon Chaney's most famous non-horror roles. This is copied from video mastered off a well worn home movie print.

This 1920 silent film was made by Kenneth Brampton, who wrote, produced, directed and starred in it. The story concerns a real life bushranger (outlaw) named Captain Starlight, who became a national hero (like Ned Kelly). It is based on a classic Australian novel by Rolf Boldrewood (the pen name of Thomas Browne). This was the third film of the novel. The first, directed by Charles McMahon, was an early feature film made shortly after "The Story of the Kely Gang". The second was made in 1911.

From IMDb: A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman. Stars: Theda Bara, Edward José, Mabel Frenyear, Runa Hodges, May Allison, Clifford Bruce, Victor Benoit, Frank Powell, and Minna Gale

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves. There is another version on the Archive. This one is full 720p high resolution and crystal clear! From the folks at myretroflix.com

This is the Internet Archives copy of the Buster Keaton silent classsic, Cops to which I have added a music track.

When Pollyanna (Mary Pickford) is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly (Katherine Griffith). Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game," in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - bring a change to the staid old community.

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