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Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

US 12m, B&W, Silent Director: Winsor McCay; Cast: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy McCardell Gertie the Dinosaur is a short film that contains both live action and animation which begins … Continue reading

05/03/2017 · 2 Comments

Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

US 82m, B&W, Silent Director: Mack Sennett; Cast: Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Charles Bennett, Chester Conklin, Charley Chase Featuring a who’s who of silent comedy stars, … Continue reading

04/27/2017 · Leave a comment

Easy Street (1917)

US 19m, B&W, Silent Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin, Lloyd Bacon As one of his best comedic shorts, Chaplin somehow finds humor in … Continue reading

04/25/2017 · Leave a comment

The Wicked Darling (1919)

US 59m, B&W, Silent Director: Tod Browning; Cast: Priscilla Dean, Lon Chaney, Wellington Playter, Gertrude Astor, Spottiswoode Aitken, Kalla Pasha The Wicked Darling is a highly entertaining early melodrama about … Continue reading

04/02/2017 · Leave a comment

The Eyes of the Mummy Ma (1918)

Germany 63m, B&W, Silent Director: Ernst Lubitsch; Cast: Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Max Laurence, Margarete Kupfer An early Lubitsch film, before he developed his “touch”, The Eyes of … Continue reading

04/01/2017 · Leave a comment

A Fool There Was (1915)

US 67m, B&W, silent Director: Frank Powell; Cast: Theda Bara, Edward José, Mabel Frenyear, Runa Hodges, May Allison, Clifford Bruce A Fool There Was is a melodrama based on a … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Getting Acquainted (1914)

US 16m, B&W, silent Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Harry McCoy, Edgar Kennedy, Cecile Arnold Also known as “A Fair Exchange”, Getting Acquainted … Continue reading

12/05/2016 · Leave a comment