Max Linder’s Debut As a Cinematograph Artist 1910

Les Debuts au Max

Original title Les débuts de Max au Cinéma

Max Linder’s behavior when he applied for a job as a Pathé Frères moving picture actor, was such a good joke on him that it was decided to make a film of the event, and accordingly. Max was called upon to play the lead. He was serious for once in his life, when he offered his services, and to see Max serious is really amusing. The first film for which he posed was ‘”Mr. Henpeck,” and the rough deal he received, caused Max to forget that he was acting, and he turned suddenly upon one of his co-workers, whose duty it was to abuse him, and a rough and tumble fight ensued. The belligerents could not be parted until a stream of water was turned on them, and as soon as he could speak through anger and water, Max resigned, but reconsidered his decision later on, as his many admirers well know.
– Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Linder
Stars: Max Linder, Georges Monca, Lucien Nonguet



The Last Attraction 1929

The last attraction

Based on a story by Marietta Shaginyan. A circus is travelling the roads of the civil war. The actors perform for the Reds and for the Whites alike. Then the circus is requisitioned and the performers are now subordinate to a Red Army political department. Thus the side-show becomes a propaganda carriage and the young tight-rope walkers Serge and Masha will sort out the political situation, conscientiously join the Red Army and take part in the battle against Denikin.

Directed by Ivan Pravov, Olga Preobrazhenskaya
Writing Credits: Marietta Shaginyan (story), Viktor Shklovsky (script)
Cinematography by Aleksej Solodkov, Anatoliy Solodkov
Film Editing by Nikolaj Borovishki
Art Direction by Aleksei Utkin

Ivan Bykov as Kurapov
Yelena Maksimova as Polly
Raisa Puzhnaya as Masha
Naum Rogozhin as Klim Visloguby
A. Sashin as Serge
Leonid Yurenev as Vanichka


Opium 1919


This movie has English subtitles

A Chinese opium dealer takes revenge on Westerners who have corrupted his wife.
Director: Robert Reinert
Writer: Robert Reinert
Stars: Eduard von Winterstein, Sybill Morel, Werner Krauss

His New Profession 1914

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His New Profession is a 1914 American comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film involves Chaplin taking care of a man in a wheelchair. It is also known as “The Good for Nothing”. Wikipedia
Initial release: August 31, 1914
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Production company: Keystone Studios
Producer: Mack Sennett
Cinematography: Frank D. Williams

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Charley Chase, Peggy Page


The Midnight Girl 1925

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 Three women complicate the lives of an opera impresario (Bela Lugosi) and his son (Gareth Hughes). Initial release: February 15, 1925 Director: Wilfred Noy Written by: Wilfred Noy, Garrett Fort Cinematography: Billy Bitzer, Frank Zucker

Stars: Lila Lee, Gareth Hughes, Dolores Cassinelli, Bela Lugosi



Pax aeterna 1917

Pax Aeterna

A king dies and a war between two close nations start

Its message of peace was apparently warmly received by war-weary audiences throughout Scandinavia and Europe in 1917 and 1918, but the film has long since fallen into obscurity.

Director: Holger-Madsen
Writers: Sophus Michaëlis, Ole Olsen
Stars: Zanny Petersen, Philip Bech, Axel Boesen







Frauds and Frenzies 1918

Frauds and Frenzies

Frauds and Frenzies is a 1918 American silent comedy film featuring Stan Laurel. Wikipedia

Director: Larry Semon
Cast: Stan Laurel, Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, William Hauber, William McCall, John George
Screenplay: Larry Semon, C. Graham Baker
Producers: Larry Semon, Albert E. Smith