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Alice in Wonderland (1915 film)

Alice in Wonderland is a 1915 American silent dark fantasy adventure film adaptation of Lewis Carrolls classic novel, Alices Adventures in Wonderland, directed and written by W. W. Young and starring Viola Savoy as Alice. This film version is not ...

In the Park

In the Park is Charlie Chaplins fourth film released in 1915 by Essanay Films. It was his third film while at the Niles Essanay Studio. It was one of several films Charlie Chaplin created in a park setting. The film co-starred Edna Purviance, Leo ...

Children of the Age

The film tells about a successful banker who falls in love with Maria Nikolaevna, the wife of one of his employees, and she in turn is tempted by the wealth of the banker.

A Woman (1915 film)

A well-to-do family of three is asleep on a park bench. The father Charles Insley is awakened when a pretty girl Margie Reiger trips over his outstretched feet. The father is an incorrigible womanizer and immediately follows the girl to another p ...

Out of the Darkness (1915 film)

Out of the Darkness is a 1915 American drama silent film directed by George Melford and written by Hector Turnbull. The film stars Charlotte Walker, Thomas Meighan, Marjorie Daw, Hal Clements, Tom Forman and Loyola OConnor. The film was released ...

The Italian (1915 film)

The Italian is a 1915 American silent film feature which tells the story of an Italian gondolier who comes to the United States to make his fortune but instead winds up working as a shoeshiner and experiencing tragedy while living with his wife a ...

The Cheat (1915 film)

The Cheat is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, and Jack Dean, Wards real-life husband. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

The Portrait (1915 film)

The film tells about a man who acquires a portrait of an old man, hangs him on a wall in his house and tries to fall asleep, but for some reason he cannot, as a result of which he decides to hang a portrait. And suddenly the old man comes out of ...

The Picture of Dorian Grey (1915 film)

The Picture of Dorian Grey (Russian: Portret Doryana Greya is a 1915 Russian silent drama film directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold and Mikhail Doronin. It is an adaptation of Oscar Wildes novel of the same title. The films art direction was by Vladimi ...

After Death (1915 film)

Olga Rakhmanova as Kapitolina Markovna, his aunt Marfa Kassatskaya as Princess Tarskaya as M. Kasazkaya Tamara Gedevanova as Her sister as T. Gedevanova Georg Asagaroff as Andreis friend as Georgi Azagarov Mariya Khalatova as Her mother as M. Cha ...

By the Sea (1915 film)

By the Sea is a 1915 American comedy film Charlie Chaplin made while waiting for a studio to work in Los Angeles. He had just left Niles Essanay Studio after doing five films at that location. By the Sea was filmed all on location at Crystal Pier ...

The Champion (1915 film)

The Champion is a comedy film released in 1915 by Essanay Studios, starring Charles Chaplin alongside Edna Purviance and Leo White. Essanay co-owner and star, Broncho Billy Anderson can be seen as an enthusiastic audience member in the boxing mat ...

Anna Karenina (1914 film)

Moreva as Dolly Vladimir Shaternikov as Karenin Mikhail Tamarov as Vronsky V. Obolensky as Levin Vladimir Kvanin as Stiva Oblonsky Zoya Barantsevich as Kittie Maria Germanova as Anna Karenina Vera Kholodnaya as Italian wet-nurse uncredited

The Battle of the Sexes (1914 film)

The Battle of the Sexes is a 1914 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith for the Majestic Motion Picture Company. No complete prints of the film are known to exist, however, a fragment has survived. Griffith remade the film as The ...

The Knockout

The Knockout was Charlie Chaplins seventeenth film for Keystone Studios. Chaplin only has a small role, and Fatty Arbuckle takes up the main role. It also stars Arbuckles wife, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy and Keystone owner, Mack Sennett in a min ...

The Night Before Christmas (1913 film)

The Night Before Christmas is a 1913 silent film made in the Russian Empire by Ladislas Starevich, based on the tale of the same name by Nikolai Gogol. Unlike most of Starevichs films, it is mainly live-action.

Quo Vadis (1913 film)

Quo Vadis is an Italian film made directed by Enrico Guazzoni for Cines in 1913, based on the 1896 novel of the same name written by Henryk Sienkiewicz. It was one of the first blockbusters in the history of cinema, with 5.000 extras, lavish sets ...

Blind Love (1912 film)

A young woman tired of her boring life decided to leave her husband for another man who she find more exciting. Later, with a child and in disgrace she realizes that she made a huge mistake and tries to go back to her husband.

L'Inferno

LInferno is a 1911 Italian silent film, loosely adapted from Inferno, the first canticle of Dante Alighieris Divine Comedy. LInferno took over three years to make, and was the first full-length Italian feature film.

Pyotr Chardynin

Pyotr Ivanovich Chardynin was a Russian film director, screenwriter, and actor. Pyotr Chardynin, one of the pioneers of the film industry in the Russian Empire, directed over a hundred silent films during his career.

King Lear (1910 film)

King Lear is a 1910 Italian silent historical drama film directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio and starring Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini and Olga Giannini Novelli. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeares King Lear.

The Queen of Spades (1910 film)

Andrey Gromov as Tomskiy Pavel Biryukov as Germann as P. Biryukov Aleksandra Goncharova as Liza Antonina Pozharskaya as Countess as A. Pozharskaya

Ramona (1910 film)

Ramona is a 1910 American short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith, based on Helen Hunt Jacksons 1884 novel Ramona. Through a love story, the early silent short explores racial injustice to Native Americans and stars Mary Pickford and Henry B. ...

A Christmas Carol (1910 film)

A Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent short film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison. It runs 13 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations of Charles Dickens famous 1843 novella. It featured Marc McDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Char ...

Taras Bulba (1909 film)

Taras Bulba, is a 1909 Russian short film directed by Aleksandr Drankov. It is a silent film, based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol. In 1962, a long film of the same name, based loosely on the Gogol novel, premiered.

La Tosca (1909 film)

Charles Le Bargy: the Baron Scarpia, the ruthless police chief of Rome Rene Alexandre: Mario Cavaradossi, a painter and supporter Bonapartist her young lover Charles Mosnier: Cesare Angelotti, the leader of the opposition arrested by Scarpia Ceci ...

Antony and Cleopatra (1908 film)

Antony and Cleopatra is a 1908 film directed by J. Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent and starring Maurice Costello and Florence Lawrence in the title roles, based on William Shakespeares play of the same name. It was the first film to dramatize th ...

Romeo and Juliet (1908 film)

The first American film version of William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet was a silent film short made in 1908 made by Vitagraph Studios. Directed by J. Stuart Blackton, it was filmed at Bethesda Terrace in Manhattan, New York. The film starred Pa ...

The Taming of the Shrew (1908 film)

The Taming of the Shrew is a 1908 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith. It was based on Shakespeares play of the same name. The blurb for the film stated "if we could see ourselves as others see us what models we would become."

The Night Before Christmas (1905 film)

The Night Before Christmas is a 1905 American silent short film directed by Edwin S. Porter for the Edison Manufacturing Company. It closely follows Clement Clarke Moores 1823 poem Twas the Night Before Christmas, and was the first film productio ...

The Barber of Seville (1904 film)

The Barber of Seville, also released as The Barber of Sevilla, or the Useless Precaution, was a 1904 French silent film directed by Georges Melies, based on the play of the same name by Pierre Beaumarchais. It was released by Meliess Star Film Co ...

The Infernal Cauldron

Le Chaudron infernal, released in Britain as The Infernal Cauldron and in the United States as The Infernal Caldron and the Phantasmal Vapors, is a 1903 French silent film directed by Georges Melies. It was released by Meliess Star Film Company a ...

The Great Train Robbery (1903 film)

The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American silent short western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Edison Studios cameraman. Actors in the movie included Alfred C. Abadie, Broncho Billy Anderson and Justus D. Barnes ...

The Monster (1903 film)

An Egyptian prince hires a priest to resurrect his dead wife. The priest recovers the wifes skeleton from a tomb and says a prayer over it. The skeleton takes on life and begins to dance. The priest wraps the skeleton in cloth, creating a shroude ...

Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants

Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Geants, released in the United States as Gullivers Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants and in the United Kingdom as Gullivers Travels - In the land of the Lilliputians and the Giants, is a 19 ...

Robinson Crusoe (1902 film)

Robinson Crusoe is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Melies, based on Daniel Defoes book of the same name.

Histoire d'un crime (film)

Histoire dun crime is a 1901 French silent film directed by Ferdinand Zecca and distributed by Pathe Freres. The film stars Jean Liezer as the murderer and was based on a contemporary tableau series titled "Lhistoire dun crime" at the Musee Grevi ...

Red Riding Hood (1901 film)

In a bakery in the French countryside, Father Latourte, his wife, and their staff are busy with customers, pastries, and baked goods of all kinds. The Latourtes young daughter, called Red Riding Hood, reads by the firelight until her parents leav ...

The House That Jack Built (1900 film)

The House That Jack Built is a 1900 British short silent drama film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a boy who knocks over a house made of bricks built by his sister and then rebuilds it when the original sequence is shown in reverse. ...

Faust and Marguerite (1900 film)

Faust and Marguerite is a 1900 American silent film produced and distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company. It was directed by Edwin S. Porter and based on the Michel Carre play Faust et Marguerite and the 1859 opera Faust adapted from the play ...

The One-Man Band

The One Man Band is a 1900 French short silent film directed by Georges Melies. It was released by Meliess Star Film Company and is numbered 262–263 in its catalogs.

Robbing Cleopatra's Tomb

Robbing Cleopatras Tomb was an 1899 short silent film directed by Georges Melies. One of the earliest horror films ever made, it is about resurrecting the mummy of Cleopatra. In it, a man chops the mummy of Cleopatra into pieces, and then "produc ...

King John (film)

King John is the title by which the earliest known example of a film based on a play by William Shakespeare is commonly known. Filmed in London, England in September 1899, at the British Mutoscope and Biograph Companys open-air studio on the Emba ...

The Magician (1898 film)

The Magician is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent trick film, directed by Georges Melies, featuring a wizard, a Pierrot and a sculptor in a rapid series of jump cuts. The film is, "another exercise in the art of the jump-cut," according ...

The Haunted Castle (1897 French film)

Le Chateau hante, released in the United States as The Devils Castle and in Britain as The Haunted Castle, is an 1897 French short silent film directed by Georges Melies. It is a remake of The House of the Devil that contrariwise released in the ...

Robbery (1897 film)

Robbery is an 1897 British short black-and-white silent comedy film directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring a wayfairer who is forced to handover his valuables and some of his clothes to an armed robber. The film, "although only intended as a comed ...

The Last Cartridges

The Last Cartridges is an 1897 French short silent film directed by Georges Melies, based on the 1873 painting of the same name by Alphonse de Neuville. The film recreates the defense of a house at Bazeilles, on September 1, 1870 at the Battle of ...

Footpads

Footpads is an 1895 British short silent drama film, directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring a top-hatted pedestrian against a rainy London backdrop, who is assaulted by three footpads and rescued by a passing policeman. The "atmospheric" film, "is ...

Post No Bills (1896 film)

Post No Bills is a 1896 French short black-and-white silent comedy film, directed by Georges Melies, featuring two bill posters squabbling over a poorly guarded wall. The film, long thought lost, was recovered in 2004. It is number 15 on the Star ...

A Nightmare

A Nightmare is a short silent trick film created and released in 1896 and directed by Georges Melies. It was released by Meliess Star Film Company and is numbered 82 in its catalogues, where it was advertised as a scene fantastique. The film was ...