Silent films

La Souriante Madame Beudet / The Smiling Madame Beudet Short French silent film made in 1922, directed by famed surrealist director Germaine Dulac. It is considered by many to be one of the first truly "feminist" films. French intertitles.

Episode of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series starring Eille Norwood. Special contents of this edition copyright 2010 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted under creative commons licence.

After his mine is stolen a miner becomes obseessed with plotting revenge against the man who stole his mine.

Lon Chaney plays a wheelchair bound master criminal.

Eille Norwood appears as Sherlock Holmes in this episode from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series (1921) Special contents of this edition copyright 2010 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted under creative commons licence.

Eille Norwood appears in this 1921 Episode of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series. Special contents of this edition copyright 2010 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted under creative commons licence.

1921 Silent film starring and produced by Hobart Bosworth. This film was directed by Rowland V Lee and tells the story of a bitter sea captain angry with the world because his wife left him. The film also stars Emory Johnson and Bessie Love. Copied from 8mm so it is very grainy and murky.

Silent film set in Russia, where a newly married woman's husband is sent to Siberia along wit one of her former suitors. She attempts to rescue her husband only to find that the former suitor has assumed his identity. No sound.

The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910. From the Edison Kinetogram: Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else. His great ambition is to create a human being, and finally one night his dream is realized.

Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Visit the IMDB page here.

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