That Ragtime Band 1913

That Ragtime band

Professor Smelts the band leader gets into a romantic rivalry with one of his musicians over the affections of a pretty girl.
Director: Mack Sennett

Produced by Mack Sennett

Stars: Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Nick Cogley


Peeping Pete 1913

Peeping pete

The oldest surviving film appearance of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Peeping Pete was released as a split reel along with the comedy, “A Bandit”.

This early Keystone has Pete spying on his neighbor’s wife through one of those little knotholes in a fence. The neighbor (Sterling) notices and chases him all over town with sheriff and family close behind. Fatty Arbuckle plays the peeper’s wife(!).

Director: Mack Sennett
Producer: Mack Sennett
Production company: Keystone Studios

Stars: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling

Doctor Nicholson and the Blue Diamond 1913

Dr. Nicholson and th blue diamond


Intertitles are in English

. “Doctor Nicholson and the Blue Diamond” is a classic Danish crime drama starring Anton De Verdier, Edith Psilander, Holger Reenberg, Axel Christensen, Sophus Erhardt and others. A crook wants to swindle a rich heiress out of a 1/2 million-dollar precious blue stone. Before World War, I European cinema including films made in Denmark was the most advanced in the world. “Doctor Nicholson and the Blue Diamond” is a very mature crime drama from the early years of filmmaking.

Production Company Dansk Kinograf Films

Director: Unknown

Writing Credits: Mogens Falck

Cast (in credits order)
Anton De Verdier … Count Jules de Barton
Edith Buemann … Miss Alice
Holger Reenberg … Dr. Nicholson
Axel Christensen … Detective
Viggo Wiehe … Murderer No. 1
Sophus Erhardt … Lawyer


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The Island of the Blessed 1913


Also known as Die Insel der Seligen (English captions)

Max Reinhardt’s ‘Isle of the Blessed’ (1913) attracted attention due to its erotic nature. Its ancient mythical setting included sea gods, nymphs, and fauns, and the actors appeared naked. The actors had to live up to the demands of double roles.

Not a great print. However, it is watchable, and it is fun.  Worth a look.

Director: Max Reinhardt
Writer: Arthur Kahane
Stars: Paul Davidson, Erika De Planque, Wilhelm Diegelmann




Fantômas IV: contre Fantômas 1914


As inspector Juve seems to be unable to put Fantômas behind bars the Press comes up with the idea Juve must be Fantômas himself! Juve is soon jailed as an attempt to ease the stress on his case. But Fantômas is free and having his old archrival convicted is certainly an evil dream he wants to come true.
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Director: Louis Feuillade
Writers: Marcel Allain (novel), Louis Feuillade
Stars: René Navarre, Georges Melchior, Laurent Morléas


Fantômas III: Le Mort Qui Tue 1913



After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?
Director: Louis Feuillade
Writers: Marcel Allain (novel), Louis Feuillade
Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior

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Fantômas Part 1 In the Shadow of the Guillotine 1913



French serial in five separate parts over the next 5 days

For the arch-criminal Fantômas, no crime is too daring, too adventurous. A master of disguise, he has no trouble relieving the Princess Danidoff of her priceless pearl necklace at the Royal Palace Hotel. Inspectator Juve is determined to capture Fantômas and put an end to his limitless villainy. Whilst investigating the disappearance of Lord Beltham, Juve finds himself on the trail of his arch-enemy once more. He discovers that Beltham’s widow has been having a secret affair with a mysterious stranger, Gurn. In Gurn’s apartment, Juve discovers the dead body of Lord Beltham and business cards bearing the name Fantômas. A triumphant Juve makes an easy arrest of Gurn, alias Fantômas, and is sure that nothing can save the evil-doer from the guillotine. But Lady Beltham has an ingenious plan to save her lover, using an actor Valgrand who closely resembles Gurn. ×

Director: Louis Feuillade
Writers: Marcel Allain (novel), Louis Feuillade
Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior

<p><a href=”″>Fantomas – A l’ombre de la guillotine (1913)</a> from <a href=”″>George Morbedadze</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>