Meyer from Berlin 1919

 

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Meyer from Berlin is a 1919 German silent comedy with English intertitles

Sally Meyer, a young Berliner, persuades his Doctor to convince his wife that he is ill, so that he is able to take a holiday in the Austrian Alps in order to pursue women. Meyer dresses up in what he considers Tyrolean attire. However, he mistakenly travels to the Bavarian Alps rather than Austria. Meyer becomes infatuated with Kitty, a young, attractive woman at the hotel where he is staying. His pursuit of her angers many of her other suitors who are also staying at the hotel. In order to impress Kitty, Meyer agrees rather reluctantly to climb Mount Watzmann. While they are approaching the summit, both Meyer’s wife and Kitty’s fiancée unexepectedly arrive from Berlin

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writers: Hanns Kräly, Erich Schönfelder
Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda, Ethel Orff

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The Triumph of the Rat 1926

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Pierre Boucheron, alias ‘The Rat’ and a former underworld notoriety, is now living the high life as the kept man of Zelie de Chaumet. But when she learns he is planning to marry another woman, her vengeance pursues him into the murkiest depths of Paris… Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

Director: Graham Cutts
Writers: Constance Collier (characters), Graham Cutts
Stars: Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Nina Vanna

 

 

For Better – But Worse 1915

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Harry MacCoy’s get-up looks a lot like Chaplin’s, with his bowler, black cutaway coat and baggy pants, and Mae Busch’s outfit certainly suggests Mabel’s usual urban outfits – although hers was fairly standard at the time.

Director: Dell Henderson

produced by Mack Sennett

Production Co: Keystone Film Company

Stars: Harry McCoy, Mae Busch, Fritz Schade

 

Mabel and Fatty’s Married Life 1915

 

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Mabel and Fatty’s Married Life is a 1915 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. Wikipedia

Director: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle

Producer: Mack Sennett

Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Stars: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert

Kohlhiesel’s Daughters 1920

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Kohlhiesels Töchter is a 1920 German silent comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Henny Porten, Emil Jannings and Jakob Tiedtke. Wikipedia

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writers: Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Jakob Tiedtke

His Picture in the Papers 1916

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A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous and manages to get his picture in the newspapers. He determines to let nothing stand in the way of his doing exactly that, and in the process winds up getting involved with a gang of criminals and a locomotive chase.
– Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Director: John Emerson
Writers: John Emerson, Anita Loos
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, Rene Boucicault

His First Ride 1907

‘His First Ride’ was one of the many films produced early in the career of ‘Broncho Billy’ Anderson at his studio in Colorado. Most of those films were cowboy shoot-’em-ups: this one (judging from the available footage) is clearly a stunt comedy. The films produced by Anderson’s Colorado unit were distributed by Colonel Selig.

This an amusing mini-feature that, while based on one very simple story idea, uses some good detail and creativity to make it worth watching. It also required some real dedication on the part of the performer who played the character taking “His First Ride” on the bicycle, since he had to pay the price for the creative ideas of the film-makers. And, as short as it is, it builds up rather well, as each scene gets a little wilder than the previous one. Its liveliness and energy make it a pretty entertaining little piece of film.

Director: Gilbert M. ‘Broncho Billy’ Anderson (Anderson as GM)

Ressources: Wikipedia.org, imdb.com
Soundtrack, dubbing, Untertitles: Great Silent Movies
The soundtrack is a derivative of Work by Kevin MacLeod Music: Work is Work, The. Gobling path of a King, brightly Fancy, Meanwhile in Bavaria ( http://www.incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ ), Licensed under CC BY 3.0 license.