Tell It to the Marines 1926

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Sgt. O’Hara (Lon Chaney) is an upstanding officer in the United States Marines. A seasoned leader, O’Hara’s patience is tested by the new recruits in his ranks, most notably the trouble-making Pvt. George “Skeet” Burns (William Haines). As O’Hara struggles to keep Burns in line while stationed in the Philippines, the two vie for the affections of beautiful nurse Norma Dale (Eleanor Boardman). Adding to the drama is a conflict with thugs commanded by a Chinese warlord.


Director: George W. Hill (as George Hill)
Writers: Richard Schayer (screen play), Joseph Farnham (titles) (as Joe Farnham)
Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman

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The 100 Best Silent Movies of all Time

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The 100 best silent movies of all time with links to where you can view them for free on this site. Please enjoy.

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  1. The General 1926  Buster Keaton

  1. Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang Germany

  1. Sunrise 1927 F.W. Murnau USA

  1. City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin USA

  1. Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau Germany

  1. The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin USA

  1. La Passion et la mort

de Jeanne d’Arc

[The Passion of Joan of Arc] 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer France

  1. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

[The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari] 1920 Robert Wiene Germany

  1. Bronenosets ‘Potyomkin’

[The Battleship Potemkin] 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR

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  1. Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim USA

  1. Die Büchse der Pandora

[Pandora’s Box] 1929 G.W. Pabst Germany

  1. The Crowd 1928 King Vidor USA

  1. The Wind 1928 Victor Sjöström USA

  1. Napoléon 1927 Abel Gance France

  1. The Birth of a Nation 1915 D.W. Griffith USA

  1. Intolerance 1916 D.W. Griffith USA

  1. Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton USA

  1. The Big Parade 1925 King Vidor USA

  1. Safety Last 1923 Fred Newmeyer and

Sam Taylor USA

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  1. The Phantom of the Opera 1925 Rupert Julian USA

  1. Broken Blossoms 1919 D.W. Griffith USA

  1. Der letzte Mann

[The Last Laugh] 1924 F.W. Murnau Germany

  1. The Kid 1921 Charles Chaplin USA

  1. Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928 Charles F. Reisner USA

  1. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 1925 Fred Niblo USA

  1. The Thief of Bagdad 1924 Raoul Walsh USA

  1. Flesh and the Devil 1927 Clarence Brown USA

  1. Our Hospitality 1923 Buster Keaton and

John G. Blystone USA

  1. Wings 1927 William A. Wellman USA

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30  Man With the Movie Camera 1929 Dziga Vertov USSR

  1. Nanook of the North 1922 Robert J. Flaherty USA

  1. Faust 1926 F.W. Murnau Germany

  1. Way Down East 1920 D.W. Griffith USA

  1. Häxan

[Witchcraft Through the Ages] 1922 Benjamin Christensen Sweden

  1. Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen

[The Diary of a Lost Girl] 1929 G.W. Pabst Germany

  1. The Unknown 1927 Tod Browning USA

  1. The Cameraman 1928 Edward Sedgwick USA

  1. The Circus 1928 Charles Chaplin USA

  1. Show People 1928 King Vidor USA

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  1. Un chien Andalou

[The Andalusian Dog] 1928 Luis Buñuel and

Salvador Dali France

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923 Wallace Worsley USA

  1. Dr. Mabuse: Der Spieler

[Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler] 1922 Fritz Lang Germany

  1. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921 Rex Ingram USA

  1. The Sheik 1921 George Melford USA

  1. Die Nibelungen

(including Siegfried and Kriemhilds Rache

[Kriemhild’s Revenge]) 1924 Fritz Lang Germany

  1. The Freshman 1925 Sam Taylor and

Fred Newmeyer USA

  1. The Mark of Zorro 1920 Fred Niblo USA

  1. Tol’able David 1921 Henry King USA

  1. He Who Gets Slapped 1924 Victor Sjöström USA

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  1. Girl Shy 1924 Fred Newmeyer and

Sam Taylor USA

  1. The Wedding March 1928 Erich von Stroheim USA

  1. The Man Who Laughs 1928 Paul Leni USA

  1. The Lodger 1926 Alfred Hitchcock England

  1. Seven Chances 1925 Buster Keaton USA

  1. The Last Command 1928 Josef von Sternberg USA

  1. Foolish Wives 1922 Erich von Stroheim USA

  1. Orphans of the Storm 1921 D.W. Griffith USA

  1. Sparrows 1926 William Beaudine USA

  1. The Navigator 1924 Buster Keaton and

Donald Crisp USA

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  1. Zemlya

[Earth] 1930 Aleksandr Dovzhenko USSR

  1. Tabu 1931 F.W. Murnau and

Robert J. Flaherty USA

  1. Les Vampires 1915-16 Louis Feuillade France

  1. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg 1927 Ernst Lubitsch USA


  1. Beggars of Life 1928 William A. Wellman USA

  1. My Best Girl 1927 Sam Taylor USA

  1. Cops 1922 Buster Keaton and

Eddie Cline USA

  1. Der Golem

[The Golem] 1920 Paul Wegener Germany

  1. Le Voyage dans la lune

[A Trip to the Moon] 1902 Georges Méliès France

  1. The Son of the Sheik 1926 George Fitzmaurice USA

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  1. 7th Heaven 1927 Frank Borzage USA

  1. It 1927 Clarence Badger USA

  1. The Lost World 1925 Harry O. Hoyt USA

  1. The Kid Brother 1927 Ted Wilde and J.A. Howe USA

  1. The Immigrant 1917 Charles Chaplin USA

  1. Queen Kelly 1928 Erich von Stroheim USA

  1. Oktiabr

[October] 1928 Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR

  1. Cabiria 1914 Giovanni Pastrone Italy

  1. Robin Hood 1922 Allan Dwan USA

  1. The Docks of New York 1928 Josef von Sternberg USA

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  1. Stachka

[Strike] 1924 Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR

  1. The Great Train Robbery 1903 Edwin S. Porter USA

  1. Der müde Tod

[Destiny] 1921 Fritz Lang Germany

  1. Speedy 1928 Ted Wilde USA

  1. Sadie Thompson 1928 Raoul Walsh USA

  1. Tess of the Storm Country 1922 John S. Robertson USA

  1. A Woman of Paris 1923 Charles Chaplin USA

  1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920 John S. Robertson USA

  1. The Last of the Mohicans 1920 Maurice Tourneur and Clarence Brown USA

  1. The Unholy Three 1925 Tod Browning USA

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  1. Mat

[Mother] 1926 Vsevolod I. Pudovkin USSR

  1. The Cheat  1915 Cecil B. DeMille USA

  1. Variété

[Variety] 1925 E.A. Dupont Germany

  1. Die Freudlose Gasse

[The Joyless Street] 1924 G.W. Pabst Germany

  1. Big Business 1929 James W. Horne USA

  1. The Iron Mask 1929 Allan Dwan USA

  1. The King of Kings 1927 Cecil B. DeMille USA

  1. The Iron Horse 1924 John Ford USA

  1. The Penalty 1920 Wallace Worsley USA

  1. Stella Maris 1918 Marshall Neilan USA

  1. Underworld 1927 Josef von Sternberg USA

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The Birth of a Nation 1915

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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln’s assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr. (adapted from his novel: “The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan”) (as Thomas F. Dixon Jr.), Thomas Dixon Jr. (play) (as Thomas F. Dixon Jr.) |
Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall




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