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THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Silents, like the ones that Buster Keaton made,
may have been without "sound" but were--
heck, are!--still worth watching!
So check out these!

Maven has just come across an entry

at www.retrovisiontv.com

that has four – count them four – of

Douglas Fairbank, Sr.’s movies!

 

The Mark of Zorro

The Black Pirate

The Thief of Bagdad

The Iron Mask

 

All for free at one stop!:

http://retrovision.tv/freevideo/douglas-fairbanks-4-silent-films-1924-28

A Real Chinese Charlie Chan?
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The One Remaining Piece of "An Orphan"

An Orphan (1929):  A 1929 Shanghai Movie, about a woman's hard life and subsequent heroic rescue. Silent, B&W, with original Chinese and English intertitles/  There is some question as to what year it was made.  There is no question that it is a Chinese silent!:

http://www.archive.org/details/anorphan  

About the Movie "An Orphan" (1929)

White Rose Woo and Her Time

Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) in the REAL China?!

And Conversely We Have Charlie Chan in China

CHARLIE CHAN: A Hero of Sorts

Warner Oland as Charlie Chan Singing to Children
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On the Way to Shanghai

The Cat and the Canary (1927) - The origninal version with Laura La Plante:

http://www.archive.org/details/The_Cat_and_the_Canary

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (1919) - The description from www.archive.org reads like a soap opera!

"A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future.
When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect.
Cesare creeps into Jane's bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion.
Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare's cabinet, while Caligari flees.
Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum. He is the director! Or is he?"
http://www.archive.org/details/DasKabinettdesDoktorCaligariTheCabinetofDrCaligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (1919) - The description from www.archive.org reads like a soap opera!

"A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future.
When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect.
Cesare creeps into Jane's bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion.
Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare's cabinet, while Caligari flees.
Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum. He is the director! Or is he?"
http://www.archive.org/details/DasKabinettdesDoktorCaligariTheCabinetofDrCaligari

Der Golem (1920) - Archive.org has a great summary of this movie that's better than Maven can do for this excellent example of German Expressionism and the early work of Karl Freund (The Mummy):

http://www.archive.org/details/Choronzon333-DerGolemPEmersonWilliamsScore568

Frankenstein (1910) - This is the original - the first - and complete version by Thomas Edison. The quality of the print isn't that great but this film is, after all, 100 years old.:

http://www.archive.org/details/FrankensteinfullMovie

The Haunted House (1921) - Buster Keaton is falsely accused of theft at this bank job.  He manages to get away to a local haunted house . . . surprise! . . . that seems to be haunted bynot one ghost but . . . would you believe a whole mess of them?!:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheHauntedHouse

IRON MASK (1929 - 1952) - This is a Douglas Fairbanks movie . . . the 1929 version is as delightful as only Doug, Sr., could make it but with an added twist:  It's released again in 1952 with Doug, Jr., doing the naration.  Some scenes are difficult to watch with very light patches but still worth watching.:

http://www.archive.org/details/iron_mask_ipod

The Jazz Singer (1927 - silent) - This is Al Jolson's version that turned Hollywood upside down. . . .  Why?  Because audiences were so taken with hearing AND seeing Jolson that all the studios and movie theatres across the country had to change over to the new technology.  Turns out however bad a talkie was at this point it trumped most of the silents of the time.

Of special interest to Charle Chan fans, this is the film where Warner Oland spoke his first word, "STOP!" at just under 42 minutes.:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheJazzSinger

The Lost World (1925) - This is the silent version with Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone and Billie Dove.  The film was tinted frame by frame and well done over all.  It's not perfect.  The dinasaurs were rather primitive but Willis O'Brien And Marcel Delgado's stop motion photography for King Kong (1933) was still several years away but can a fun movie to watch with the right attitude . . . if for no other reason than tos see if they can pull it off!:

http://build.tripod.lycos.com/trellix/sitebuilder/f_edit_page.html

The Man Who Laughs (1928) - This is a movie with a difference.  Director Paul Leni had last directed The Chinese Parrot (a Charlie Chan film) and The Cat and the Canary the year before this one.  Conrad Veidt had benn the sonambulist in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 - Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) in their navtive Germany and would go on to play Major Strasser in Casablanca (1942) that was set in North Africa. Maybe it should have been "The Men Who Pooped Out" with all the traveling they did!:

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/the-man-who-laughs-1928/2994566049/?icid=VIDURVHOV04

The Monster (1903 - 2:51 minutes) - A very early movie by Georges Méliès, aka Le Monstre and short to boot:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheMonster1903

Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (1922) - An early knock-off . . . er, unlicensed version of Bram Stroker's Dracula. . . . .  Watch it long enough and you may want to run out and get some BBBBIIIIIIIGGG rat traps!:

Maven has come across a clip featuring 

Carla Laemmle as Prima Ballerina 

in Phantom of the Opera

(Lon Chaney's 1925 version):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFCjQrQM_Y

Phantom of the Opera (1925) - Lon Chaney, Sr.'s classic tale from the French novel . . . and what a novel actor he was!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgiPXFVY0T8

RUDOLPH VALENTINO:

 

Valentino doing the tango in "The Four Hoursemen of the Apocalypse" (1921):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_sG5vRKcB0

 

A website devoted to the first Latin Lover in Hollywood:

http://www.rudolph-valentino.com/

 

His entry at the Internet Movie Database:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0884388/

 

Rudolph Valentino Singing Two Songs - "Kashimiri Love Song" (in English)

 and "El Relicario" (1923):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SDIjrC70Sw&feature=related

   

BLOOD AND SAND (1922)

 

This is the version with Rudolph Valentino . . . who still looks like hot stuff to Maven!:

http://www.archive.org/details/blood_and_sand_digest


THE EAGLE (1925
):

 

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6btUbsazCE8&feature=related 

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kskwrFCWU&feature=related

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSnRt6Z4YDs&feature=related

Part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGr_cciZ_G8&feature=related

Part 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4z9cpNievQ&feature=related

Part 6:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMmJ49xuYlU&feature=related

Part 7:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTv8-b_Rr3w&feature=related

Part 8:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoKubOuMWlk&feature=related

Part 9:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hMzQRLACKU&feature=related

Part 10:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1aYUmNcwUc&feature=related

Part 11:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT_QP7pJUMg&feature=related

Part 12:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC8bfhrvV_Q

 

STOLEN MOMENTS (1920):

  

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTG6jPCt3w0&feature=related

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osKG_bjmhHs&feature=related

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwWaTtW0MEc&feature=related

Part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrdIUGc-g3g&feature=related

Metropolis (1927): A Science Fiction Classic
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METROPOLIS (1927)

 

 One of the best-know silent movies ever and one that put German on the cinematic map!  Want to know more about it?  Check out the movie itself - albeit in bits and pieces from www.youtube.com and then the credits and all!

 

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OzyUtvwXS4&feature=related

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yayOjLm_wLY&feature=related

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2vecKJSI1M&feature=related

Part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO1JfgmI9D4&feature=related

Part 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLy67SYqzuA&feature=related

Part 6:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcQwd1OMmS0&feature=related

Part 7:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLMRPldnqp0&feature=related

Part 8:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MfZB5E8-Kg&feature=related

Part 9:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyetGeGQO9Q&feature=related

Part 10:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDwmx8cKrAg&feature=related

Part 11:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXHwshGnED4&feature=related

Part 12:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmAmaXzlOw&feature=related

Part 13:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmAmaXzlOw&feature=related

Part 14:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=099fiosv_HA&feature=related

Part 15:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkRpVJoqjrE&feature=related\

Part 16:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYSPTj-pZJY&feature=related

Nosferatu (1922)
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NOSFERATU (1922)

 

Maven was rooting around her files and came across these links for Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (the 1922 German version of Bram Stoker's Dracula [1897]):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcyzubFvBsA

http://www.archive.org/details/nosferatu_ipod

Louise Brooks
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LOUISE BROOKS

 

Maven has come across a series of clips that not only has Louise Brooks from the 20s movie scene but an interview with Brooks as well.   A fascinating look at a fascinating actress but – WARNING! – her language in the interview is for a more mature audience in Maven's humble opinion.:

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02xMWmc64ps

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tH4aJ92PFg&feature=related

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uOALSHKgIY&feature=related

Part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaz6kT2GUUg&feature=related