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

Cast:
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

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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

Life and Passion of Christ 1903

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Also known as

La vie et la passion de Jésus Christ

The Passion Play

Life of Our Savior

Vie et Passion du Christ is a 44-minute French silent film that was produced and released in 1903. As such, it is one of the earliest feature-length narrative films. Wikipedia

Directors: Ferdinand Zecca, Lucien Nonguet
Production company: Pathé

Stars: Madame Moreau, Monsieur Moreau