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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

USA 130m, sound (B&W) Director: Frank Capra: Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Jimmy Hawkins It’s a Wonderful Life is practically the perfect movie in its portrayal of one … Continue reading

12/25/2008 · Leave a comment

Vampyr (1932)

France 75m, sound (B&W) Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer; Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel With the look and feel of an underground documentary, Vampyr is one of the creepiest … Continue reading

12/24/2008 · 3 Comments

Freaks (1932)

USA 64m, sound (B&W) Director: Tod Browning; Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles, Henry Victor Freaks was originally intended as a horror film but is a whole … Continue reading

12/24/2008 · Leave a comment

À Nous la Liberté (1931)

France 104m, sound (B&W) Director: René Clair; Cast: Henri Marchand, Raymond Cordy; Rolla France This is light-hearted comedy about two convicts, Louis and Émile whose partially failed prison escape results … Continue reading

12/23/2008 · 5 Comments

City Lights (1931)

USA 87m, silent (B&W) Directed: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers City Lights is a comedic love story that has a dramatic undercurrent which comes … Continue reading

12/23/2008 · 2 Comments

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

USA 133m, silent (B&W) Director: Wallace Worsley; Cast: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Nigel de Brulier, Brandon Hurst The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a horror-drama tragic love … Continue reading

12/23/2008 · Leave a comment

Our Hospitality (1923)

USA 74m, silent (B&W) Directed: Buster Keaton & John G. Blystone: Cast: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Ralph Bushman, Kitty Bradbury Our Hospitality is not the funniest, nor the most stunt-filled … Continue reading

12/23/2008 · Leave a comment