Shadows 1922

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A dying Chinese man converts to Christianity in order to stop a friend from being blackmailed.
Director: Tom Forman
Stars: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford

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Shoulder Arms 1918

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Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin

 

The Musketeers of Pig Alley 1912

1st Gangster Movie

The Musketeers of Pig Alley is a 1912 American short drama film credited as the first gangster film in history. It is directed by D. W. Griffith and written by Griffith and Anita Loos. It is also credited for its early use of follow focus, a fundamental tool in cinematography.

The film is about a poor married couple living in New York City. The husband works as a musician and must often travel for work. When returning, his wallet is taken by a gangster. His wife goes to a ball where a man tries to drug her, but his attempt is stopped by the same man who robbed the husband. The two criminals become rivals, and a shootout ensues. The husband gets caught in the shootout and recognises one of the men as the gangster who took his money. The husband sneaks his wallet back and the gangster goes to safety in the couple’s apartment. Policemen track the gangster down but the wife gives him a false alibi.

 

Age of Gold( L’Age d’Or)1930

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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
Director: Luis Buñuel
Writers: Luis Buñuel (scenario) (as Bunuel), Salvador Dalí (scenario) (as Dali)
Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque

 

The Cook 1918

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A chef (Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle) and his assistant (Buster Keaton) wreak havoc at a restaurant.

Director: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ ArbuckleProducer: Joseph M. Schenck
Writer: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle (story)
Stars: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John

 

The Great Train Robbery 1903

 

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Short 12 Min movie

The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American silent  Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Edison Studios cameraman.

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.