Mountaineers romance 1912

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Stormy affairs of the heart breed jealousy and a desire for bloody vengeance in this beautifully-shot romantic drama. When a mountain guide takes a group of Americans on a Peak District climbing trip (the famous Dove Holes Caves in Dovedale are on the itinerary), his sweetheart mistakenly believes he has eyes for a female mountaineer. Her enraged brother desires bloody redress. It can only end in tears.

Director: Charles Raymond
Writer: Percy Moran (story)
Stars: H.O. Martinek, Ivy Martinek, Percy Moran

 

 

 

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Le theatre electrique de Bob 1909

Also known as Bob’s Electric Theatre

Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines.

DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón
SCREENWRITER Ferdinand Zecca

Production Co: Pathé Frères

Max reprend sa liberté 1912

The beauty of this affable domestic morality play by Max Linder rests entirely with the actor/director’s seemingly inexhaustible ability to balance his ineffably graceful screen presence against the character of a less than competent husband, consigned to his own dysfunctional devices after the wife runs home to Mother. Linder’s comedies were always like this; forever two steps less unhinged, even in their slapstick elements, than the lovely knockabout grotesquerie of Keystone; and with a shade more emphasis on character. Though never as wildly successful in the States as the pantheon comics (Chaplin, Arbuckle, Keaton, Lloyd, etc), they nevertheless all took away something from Linder, whithout which their work, indeed the soul of American screen comedy itself, would have been a very different, possibly less charming, species. Tom Sutpen

Director Max Linder

Cast – Max Linder, Delphine Renot, Jane Renouardt
Producer – Pathé Frères

 

El ultimo Malon 1917

Also known as The Last Malon or The Last Indian Attack (1917)

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“El Último Malón” it is one of the early Argentinean silent films that has survived until today. It was the only film that was directed by Herr Alcides Greca, a man with many cultural interests as a journalist and writer and with other more useful interests as a lawyer and politician.

The film El ultimo malón which was made in Santa Fe, Argentina, in 1917 is about the uprising of the Mocovi Indians
Writer: Alcides Greca

Production Company – Greca Films
Stars: Mariano López, Salvador López, Rosa Volpe

The Musical Marvel 1917

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The piano player falls in love with the wife of the bad man. The bad man meets the piano player and tells him that his wife is in the east; and so they decide to go and find her, the pianist not realizing who the girl is. Later Ben, the pianist, becomes the leader of the orchestra and gets into a fight with the violinist. The comedy ends with a chase, a wrecked theater and a bomb explosion which sends them all sky high.

—Moving Picture World synopsis

Directors: Ben Turpin, Robin Williamson
Stars: Ben Turpin, Gypsy Abbott, Edward J. Laurie |

 

Hasta despues de Muerta 1916

Also known as Until after death 1916

Poster Until After Dead

Until after death is a 1916 Argentine silent film, shot in black and white. It was directed by Ernesto Gunche and Eduardo Martínez de la Pera and written by Florencio Parravicini. Wikipedia

Beginning at the grave of a young woman, the film is a long flashback that tells the story of that young woman with a couple of medical students in a comical way at times and dramatic in others. Transcript of the multiple personality of Florencio Parravicini, scriptwriter and leading actor. It was a bourgeois and citizen theme, with touches of comedy alternating the melodramatic context.

—Sebastian Incaurgarat

 

Director : Florencio Parravicini
Written by : Florencio Parravicini
Cinematography : Eduardo Martinez de la Pera
Language : Spanish Language
Stars: Argentino Gómez, María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara, Silvia Parodi
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L’insaisissable pickpocket 1908

Also Known as Diabolical Pickpocket

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A pickpocket in a plaid suit is constantly on the run from the police. He doesn’t have any trouble evading the cops, as his magic powers can get him out of the tightest situations. Using special effects, the pickpocket can jump into tight suitcases, unravel into a plaid rug, and disappear into thin air, among other things.

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Director: Segundo de Chomón