Back Fire 1922

Back fire 1922

Two cowboys drift into town. Both are broke, and one of them jokingly suggests they rob the local express office. A citizen overhears them, and when the office is robbed soon afterwards, the cowboys are blamed for it.
Director:  Alvin J. Neitz
Writers: Alan James (as Alvin J. Neitz), William Dudley Pelley
Stars: Jack Hoxie, Florence Gilbert, Lew Meehan

The King on Main Street 1925

the King on main street

The King on Main Street is a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Monta Bell and starring Adolphe Menjou and Bessie Love. Wikipedia
Initial release: October 25, 1925
Director: Monta Bell
Production company: Famous Players-Lasky

Story by: Robert de Flers, Gaston Arman de Caillavet
Producers: Jesse L. Lasky, Adolph Zukor

Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Bessie Love, Greta Nissen

Hands 1928

hands 1928

Hände (original title)

Stella F. Simon and and Miklos Bandy’s 1927–28 16mm film, Hands: The Life and Love of a Gentle Sex, is a short, experimental, feminist film whose aesthetic is drawn from American and European modernist photography movements and early avant-garde film traditions.

In a prelude, among a sea of hands, two find each other, a female and a male. She reaches toward him. In the next part, “The Individual,” the two hands move expressively, then the male hand grabs the female arm at the wrist, holding tight. He lets her go, and she leads in a more playful and sensuous exploration of the other and of the space around them. Fingers entwine and the male hand again becomes grasping. Other hands reappear with seeming conformity of movement. In the third part, “Balance,” many hands caress and explore a bowl; it breaks. Are repair and restoration possible: the female hand provides guidance.
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Director: Miklos Bandy
Writer: Stella F. Simon (idea by)

The Nervous Wreck 1926

The nervous wreck

IMDB 7.2

Henry Williams, out in Arizona looking for a cure for his imaginary ills, stops at the ranch of Jud Morgan, and decides to stay. Jud’s daughter, Sally, attracts his attention, although she is engaged to be married to Sheriff Bob Wells. Henry rides with her to town, where she wants to go shopping for her wedding clothes, but they run out of gas. No, problem’ Henry holds up a passing motorist, with a monkey-wrench, and takes gasoline out of his car. They stop at a ranch where the foreman makes them become the cook and dishwasher. Then Jerome Underwood and his daughter, Harriet, arrive and they recognize Henry and Sally as the ones who held them up for gas. The jealous sheriff adds to the complications.
– Written by Les Adams <>

Director: Scott Sidney
Writers: E.J. Rath (story “The Wreck”), F. McGrew Willis (scenario)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin

Papa’s Boy 1927

Papa's boy

Lloyd Hamilton chasing a butterfly in the slapstick comedy “Papa’s Boy

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Norman Taurog
Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Glen Cavender, Al Thompson

Beggars of Life 1928


7.9/10 · IMDb
On the run for killing in self-defense, a woman (Louise Brooks) meets a hobo (Richard Arlen) who helps her flee from the police.
Initial release: September 22, 1928
Director: William A. Wellman
Screenplay: Benjamin Glazer
Music composed by: Karl Hajos
Producers: Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky

Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen


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Race Symphony 1928

Rennsymphonie (original title)

Hans Richter (April 6, 1888 — February 1, 1976) was a painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer. He was born in Berlin into a well-to-do family and died in Minusio, near Locarno, Switzerland.

‘Race Symphony (1928)’ belongs to a different style of film-making, most popular popular in the 1920s, known loosely as “City Symphonies.” Documentaries such as ‘Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)’ and ‘The Man With a Movie Camera (1929)’ celebrated the working-class mechanics of society, often shunning intertitles and instead using diverse optical effects – such as double-exposures, dissolves, split-screen and slow-motion – to communicate story and mood. Richter’s entry runs just seven minutes, and documents a typical day at the German races, where sophisticated people turn up in droves to place a bet, watch the horses and celebrate a well-deserved win.

Director: Hans Richter
Writer: Hans Richter