Accident 1928


Polizeibericht Überfall (original title)

The film centers on the struggles of a German citizen who happens upon a counterfeit coin lying in a gutter. The opening sequence of the movie gives a brief glimpse into the notion that the coin might be “cursed,” as another passerby is struck down by a car while reaching for the coin in the middle of the road. Although the finder of the coin is at first glad, he soon regrets ever having picked it up.
Director: Ernö Metzner
Writers: Grace Chiang, Ernö Metzner
Stars: Heinrich Gotho, Eva Schmid-Kayser, Sybille Schmitz

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

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


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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

The Count 1916

the count

The Count is Charlie Chaplin’s fifth film for Mutual Film Corporation in 1916. Released on September 4, it co-starred Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. Wikipedia
Initial release: September 4, 1916
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Initial DVD release: March 25, 2008 (Czech Republic)
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin, Vincent P. Bryan, Maverick Terrell
Producers: Charlie Chaplin, Henry P. Caulfield

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell

The Pickwick Papers 1913

The pickwick papers

The Pickwick Papers is a 1913 American-British silent historical comedy film directed by Laurence Trimble and starring John Bunny, James Prior and Sidney Hunt. It is based on the Charles Dickens novel The Pickwick Papers. Wikipedia
Initial release: 1913
Director: Laurence Trimble
Story by: Charles Dickens
Production company: Vitagraph Studios
Cinematography: Arthur Ross

Stars: John Bunny, James Prior, Sidney Hunt