Also known as La danse du feu
A devil wearing bat-like wings and brandishing a trident dances around a giant pot, conjuring forth flame from his trident to lit a fire beneath the pot. After the devil works the fire with bellows, an angelic woman emerges from the pot. The devil and the pot vanish as the woman performs a dance, waving about her diaphanous sleeves until she conjures forth another fire, then she rises amongst the smoke into the air.
Director: Georges Méliès
Screenplay: Georges Méliès
Producer: Georges Méliès
Production company: Star Film Company
Star: Jeanne d’Alcy
Rare, creepy Hollywood silent from the director of Haxan
A fearless bespectacled adventurer (Creighton Hale, also in The Cat and the Canary, 1927) and his fiance (Thelma Todd) get trapped in a house of mystery after panic breaks out at a society party.
They’re kidnapped and imprisoned in a huge house filled with secret panels, torturers, assassins and a gorilla on the loose. Quarrelling factions help and hinder them from escaping. A Chinese mystic, a dwarf and a monkey man inform them they are unwilling guests in the house of Satan, pawns in a deadly game…
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Screenplay: Benjamin Christensen
Producer: Richard A. Rowland
Stars: Thelma Todd, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis
Also Known as Glomdalsbruden and La Novia De Glomdal 1926
Norwegian with English intertitles
Tore takes over the rundown family farm. Applying his youthful energy, he intends to make it into a big farm like Glomgården on the other side of the river, where beautiful Berit loves. Tore falls in love with her, but her father has promised her to rich Gjermund. As her wedding to Gjermund draws near, Berit runs away and seeks refuge with Tore and his parents. She soon falls deathly ill but recovers, asking for, and getting, her father’s permission to marry Tore. Jealous Gjermund is determined to prevent their wedding, however, in a dramatic climactic scene playing out around the rushing river.
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writers: Jacob Breda Bull (novel), Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Einar Sissener, Tove Tellback, Stub Wiberg
Collars and Cuffs is a 1923 silent comedy film starring Stan Laurel. Wikipedia
Director: George Jeske
Screenplay: Frank H. Young
Producer: Hal Roach
Cinematography: Frank Young
Stan Laurel, Mark Jones, Eddie Baker
“Young flyer displeases his dad, an aeroplane manufacturer. The youth leaves home in search of adventure. Develops romance with daughter of an inventor, and saves her father from a man bent on ruining him. He wins airplane race and government contract.” ( Motion Picture News Booking Guide, 13:25, Oct 1927.)
Director: Duke Worne
Produced by Duke Worne
Writer: George W. Pyper
Stars: Billy Sullivan, Molly Malone, Earl Metcalfe
Charley needs $10,000 right away. Mrs. Schwartzkopple has inherited $2 million from her late husband and wants to marry a younger man. Mr. Blaylock, her attorney, sees a way to solve both their problems, and keep control of her $2 million
Director: Leo McCarey
Screenplay: H. M. Walker
Producer: Hal Roach
Cinematography: Len Powers
Stars: Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy, Gladys Hulette
Silent Mexican Film with English and Spanish intertitles
Also known as El Tren Fantasma
The ghost train is an entertaining action movie about a love, rivalry and the misdeeds committed by train robbers who have ravaged the region of
The film was shown only in the city of Orizaba, in the port of Veracruz, in Mexico City and in Corona, California in the United States.
The film remained lost for several years, until it was restored by historians of the National Cineteca in 2002
Directors: Gabriel García Moreno.
Production: Centro Cultural Cinematográfico de Orizaba, Veracruz.
Stars: Carlos Villatoro, Manuel de los Ríos, Clarita Ibáñez, Angelita Ibáñez, Manuel Oropeza.