A Narrow Escape 1920

A narrow escape

Also known as  – L’angoissante aventure

Intertitles are in English

The marquis de Granier would like his son Charles to end his current relationship for a respectable marriage. His younger brother Octave tries to help but Yvonne Lelys tricks him and he nearly leaves his family for the dancer. He even follows her to Constantinople. He falls asleep while writing to his father and dreams that he is a movie actor who, driven by poverty, sneaks into his father’s home to rob him. As his father catches him, he kills him. Thankfully, it was all a dream.

Director: Yakov Protazanov (as Jacob Protozanoff)
Writers: Ivan Mozzhukhin (screenplay), Ivan Mozzhukhin (story)

Production Co: Ermolieff Films
Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Valentine Dark, Nathalie Lissenko


Johann Baptiste Lingg 1920

Johann Baptist Lingg

Sorry no English subs for this movie

A 1920 German costume drama from the days of Napoleon Bonaparte directed by Arthur Teuber and starring Carl Auen as Johann Baptiste Lingg.

Basically this movie is a love story/military drama

Director: Arthur Teuber
Screenplay: Arthur Teuber

Cinematography: Willy Großstück, Willy Goldberger

Stars: Carl Auen, Irmgard Bern, Frida Richard


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The Yokel 1926

snub pollard

Snub comes to town with his pet duck where people think that he has struck oil at home, and so is briefly pursued by the young women, before settling on Thelma Daniels.

Director: James D. Davis (as James Davis)
Stars: ‘Snub’ Pollard, Thelma Daniels, Bob O’Connor

Thundering Fleas 1926

thundering fleas

Professor Clements’ Trained Flea and Insect Circus comes to Greenpoint, and Farina goes to see it with his dog, Magnolia, who becomes the unwanted accomplice in the escape of Garfield,
the Professor’s star. The professor hires the Rascals to find Garfield
who escapes with the rest of the fleas to the wedding of Mary’s
older sister. The fleas are soon all over the house wreaking havoc as
everyone, including a garden statue of a discus thrower, is itching and
jumping and running for relief

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Film series: Our Gang
Screenplay: Hal Roach, H. M. Walker, Hal Yates, Carl Harbaugh
Producers: Hal Roach, F. Richard Jones

Stars: Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Joe Cobb


A Race For Ties 1929

a race forties

“A Race for Ties (at 1,600 feet of 16mm film) is authoritatively stated to be the first feature-length movie made in Canada entirely by amateurs.”

Description: Drama of competition between a small-time lumberman and a large lumbering company.

Amateur Cinema Society of Thunder Bay
M. Dorothea Mitchell
Harold Harcourt
Directors of Photography:
Fred Cooper
Fred Lovelady
Actors and Participants:
Martha Lake
Harold Saunders
M. Dorothea Mitchell
Wally McComber
Harold Harcourt
F. Duncan Roberts
Ed Lindey
Fred Lovelady
Eddie Cook
M. Dorothea Mitchell
M. Dorothea Mitchell

Dorothea Mitchell was born in England, raised in India, and immigrated to Canada in 1904. She was a “spinster” who chose the forests of Northwestern Ontario where she fought to become the first single woman in the province to be granted homestead rights. She staked her claim for a homestead at Silver Mountain where she built a sawmill, hired lumberjacks, and ran the local train station.
At the age of 42, Dorothea Mitchell’s artistic career began when she moved to Port Arthur, (now Thunder Bay), where she wrote, produced and starred in a series of silent films. She was a founding member of the Port Arthur Amateur Cinema Society and their 1929 A Race for Ties was the first amateur feature length film made in Canada. She and Fred Cooper, a successful baker who owned a camera, became members of the New York-based Amateur Cinema League, which was a serious effort by independent filmmakers throughout the world to compete with Hollywood. Dorothea sent away for scripts to produce, read them and decided she could do better. To find out more about Dorothea Mitchell and the Port Arthur Amateur Cinema Society visit http://www.ladylumberjack.ca.


Poor Daddy 1929

poor daddy

A 1929 B&W silent comedy from Shanghai, describing a vindictive funnyman’s efforts to get back at his cheating wife, as aided by his smarter and more moralistic young son.

This film has original Chinese and English intertitles.

Yang Xiao-Zhong

C. C. Chen Zhi-Jing
Zhang Zhe-De
Liu Wei-Qun
Xu Jing-Zhen
William Ko Wai-Lim
Hong Jing-Ling
Hoh Chi-Gong

Production Company
Great Wall Film Company

Lee Man-Gwong

The Plastic Age 1925

The Plastic age

Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please her and still keep up with his studies and his athletic training, and soon the two face some difficult decisions.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Producer: B. P. Schulberg
Story by: Percy Marks
Screenplay: Frederica Sagor Maas, Eve Unsell

Stars: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall

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