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.
– Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Director: Miklos Bandy
Writer: Stella F. Simon (idea by)

The Adventurer 1917

The Adventurer

The Tramp breaks out of prison, saves a girl and her mother from drowning, and wrecks a swank party.
Initial release: October 22, 1917 (USA)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Story by: Charlie Chaplin
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin, Vincent P. Bryan, Maverick Terrell
Producers: Charlie Chaplin, Henry P. Caulfield, John Jasper

 

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell

 

Daydreams 1915

daydreams

Also known as Gryozy

IMDB 7.1

 

Sergei’s beloved wife Yelena has passed away, and the bereaved husband is inconsolable. He remains obsessed with pictures of Yelena and with a braid of her hair that he has saved. One day, while walking in the street, he passes by a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Yelena. He follows her to a theater where the woman, an actress named Tina, is part of an opera. After the performance, Sergei goes back stage, and he soon strikes up a friendship with Tina. But it is not long before his obsessions create severe tensions in their relationship.
– Written by Snow Leopard

Director: Yevgeni Bauer
Writers: Georges Rodenbach (after: “Bruges-la-Morte”), M. Bassow
Stars: Alexander Wyrubow, F. Werchowzewa, Viktor Arens

 

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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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

The Rink 1916

A waiter (Charles Chaplin) catches the eye of a socialite (Edna Purviance).
Initial release: December 4, 1916
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin, Vincent P. Bryan, Maverick Terrell
Producers: Charlie Chaplin, Henry P. Caulfield
Cinematography: Roland Totheroh, George C. Zalibra

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, James T. Kelley