Felix Turns The Tide 1922

felix turns the tide

In this early animated silent film Felix the cat working at a butcher shop joins the army as war has been declared between cats and rats. He asks for his lady cat’s hand in marriage and she accepts. On the front lines Felix shoots himself from a cannon into a balloon controlled by the rats and takes control of it. After the general says they need reinforcements Felix radios his butcher employer who sends sausages through the radio. The sausages rush the rat fortress and win the war for the cats. Upon returning home Felix realizes that his lady cat has married his rival but he laughs it off. This film was released in 1922.

Director: Otto Messmer

Production Co: Pat Sullivan Cartoons

Underground 1928



7.4/10 · IMDb

A working-class love story set in and around the London Underground of the 1920s. Two men – gentle Bill and brash Bert – meet and are attracted to the same woman on the same day at the same Underground station. But the lady chooses Bill, and Bert isn’t the type to take rejection lightly…

—Igenlode Wordsmith

Director: Anthony Asquith
Screenplay: Anthony Asquith
Producer: H. Bruce Woolfe
Production company: British Instructional Films


Stars: Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen

Felix Lends A Hand 1922


felix lends a hand

Trudging through the snow in his hometown, Felix sees a billboard advertising sunny Egypt, and says that he’d give four of his nine lives to be there rather than freezing in the snow. He then hears crying coming from his friend Abdul’s carpet shop, and it turns out that Abdul’s girlfriend has been kidnapped by an Egyptian sheik. Felix promises to rescue her, and hops on a magic carpet Abdul has lying around the shop, says the magic word and flies off to Egypt to keep his promise.


Production Co: Pat Sullivan Cartoons

Director: Otto Messmer


Master of the House 1925


7.2/10 IMDb

Du skal ære din hustru (original title)

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masterof the house

As his business fails, Viktor (Johannes Meyer) takes out his frustrations on his wife, Ida (Astrid Holm), and his timid children. When Ida, reduced to taking in neighbors’ sewing to make ends meet, has a nervous breakdown, her mother (Karin Nellemose) places her in a sanitarium for a rest. The family’s undaunted nursemaid (Mathilde Nielsen), who had been Viktor’s governess when he was a boy, schools her former charge in the trials of running a household, teaching him to appreciate his wife.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cinematography: George Schnéevoigt
Editor: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Screenplay: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Svend Rindom

Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose



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Felix Pinches the Pole 1924

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Felix volunteers to replace a barber’s stolen pole. He heads north and, after some wild escapades, secures the North Pole and brings it home with a lot of way out craziness along the way

Pat Sullivan Studios
Distributed by: M. J. Winkler Productions
Cartoon Characters: Felix the Cat.
Directed By Pat Sullivan.
Produced By M. J. Winkler.
Animated By Otto Messmer.

The Spoilers 1914


The spoilers

While wealthy Alaskan mine owner Roy Glenister (William Farnum) and his partner vacation in the States, Washington politician Alex McNamara (Tom Santschi) plans a claim-jumping scheme throughout Alaska. When the envoy McNamara intends to send falls ill, his unwitting niece, Helen (Bessie Eyton), agrees to carry the documents to Alaska in his place. Upon Roy’s return to Alaska, Helen soon attracts his attention — to the dismay of Roy’s longtime girlfriend, dancer Cherry (Kathlyn Williams).

Directors: Colin Campbell, Alfred E. Green
Box office: 1 million USD
Screenplay: Lanier Bartlett
Story by: Rex Beach
Cast: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santschi

Coeur fidèle 1923


IMDb 7.8/10

coeur Fidale

Also known as The Faithful Heart

No English subs – French intertitles only

Cœur fidèle is a 1923 French drama film directed by Jean Epstein. It has the alternative English title Faithful Heart. The film tells a melodramatic story of thwarted romance, set against a background of the Marseille docks, and experiments with many techniques of camerawork and editing.

Story Outline

Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two occasions, but Paul retains a hold over her……

Director: Jean Epstein
Production company: Pathé
Screenplay: Jean Epstein, Marie Epstein
Cinematography: Léon Donnot, Henri Stuckert, Paul Guichard

Stars: Léon Mathot, Gina Manès, Edmond Van Daële