American Aristocracy is a 1916 American silent adventure/comedy-drama film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starring Douglas Fairbanks. A 35mm print of the film is preserved at the George Eastman House and is currently in the public domain. Wikipedia
Director: Lloyd Ingraham
Writer: Anita Loos (story)
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima
Also Known as
Onésime horloger (original title)
Short, Fantasy, Comedy with English intertitles
The only way Onésime could think of to get his inheritance quicker was to set the clocks forward. Surprise: the whole world starts speeding up wildly.
Writer: Louis Feuillade
Stars: Ernest Bourbon, Raymond Aimos, Berthe Dagmar
Watch it and be surprised…Its a short 55 seconds long
A despondent-looking man sits behind a table that holds a drink and a gun. He hesitates, thinks things over, starts to take a drink, and then puts down the glass. Then he picks up the gun, raises it to his temple, and …
Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter
A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman. The boy’s father, believing her to be after the family’s money, determines to embarrass her and show his son what she really is.
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Writers: Harvey F. Thew (story “Kitty, Mind Your Feet”), John B. Clymer (story “Kitty, Mind Your Feet”)
Stars: Mae Murray, Richard Cummings, Harry L. Rattenberry, Rudolph Valentino.
A Message From Mars (1913) is a British science fiction film. In September 2014, the British Film Institute announced that they were putting the restored feature film online on their website.
The restored version is longer, and restores the original tinting and toning of the film
Horace Parker (Hawtrey) is a wealthy young man who is exceedingly selfish and self-centered. Not only is he a miser, but he also expects his friends (and everyone else) to conduct their lives according to his personal convenience.
Parker is engaged to Minnie Templer (Bell), but Minnie has discovered Parker’s selfishness and she is on the brink of calling off the engagement.
However, on Christmas Eve, a messenger from Mars comes to Earth to show Parker the error of his ways. The two of them become invisible and eavesdrop on all the terrible—and true—things Parker’s friends and family are saying about him.
Director: Wallett Waller
Cast: Charles Hawtrey, E. Holman Clark, Hubert Willis, Frank Hector, Crissie Bell
Released on September 15th, 2014. Sometimes called the world’s oldest cartoon (erroneously), it is still the first to be created using keyframe animation. This movie required Winsor McCay and his assistant John A. Fitzsimmons (who traced the backgrounds) to create 10,000 drawings, which they inked on rice paper and mounted on cardboard.
Gertie is a dinosaur based on the Brontosaurus (nowadays known as Apatosaurus) skeleton in the American Museum of Natural History. McCay’s employer, William Randolph Hearst, was displeased with McCay’s success outside of the newspapers, and used his contractual power to reduce McCay’s stage activities.
Director: Winsor McCay
Writer: Winsor McCay
Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell |
Pirates loot a ship of its riches before blowing it up. Father-and-son survivors of noble birth wash ashore of an island, and the injured father perishes. The son (Douglas Fairbanks) promises to seek revenge by infiltrating the same band of buccaneers and bringing them to justice. Posing as the “Black Pirate,” he defeats the captain, captures a merchant ship single-handedly and earns himself a role as their new leader. Unanticipated is a princess (Billie Dove) who needs protection.
Director: Albert Parker
Writers: Douglas Fairbanks (story) (as Elton Thomas), Jack Cunningham (adapted by)
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott