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Sally Of The Sawdust

Sally Of The Sawdust

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1925

W. C. Fields stars as a lovable con man who becomes the unlikely guardian of an orphaned circus waif (Carol Dempster).

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Orphans of the Storm

Orphans of the Storm

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1921

Two delicate souls (Lillian and Dorothy Gish) are caught in the tempest of the French Revolution.

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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

A fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape.

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Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons

Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons

Director: (various)
Year: 1893

This edition explores the establishment of cinematic genres in the first years of the 20th Century, offering rare glimpses of the innovative visual comedy of Max Linder, the pioneering Italian epic NERO - or THE BURNING OF ROME, the phenomenal animation of Windsor McCoy, the social realism of Alice Guy Blacha's MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, D. W. Griffith's early melodrama A GIRL AND HER TRUST, and more! .

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Chess Fever

Chess Fever

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Year: 1925

A Keaton-esque comedy in which a young man's passion for the game threatens to wreck his marriage.

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Waxworks

Waxworks

Director: Paul Leni
Year: 1924

In this rarely seen masterwork of German expressionism, a trilogy of terror is woven around the wax figures of a carnival side show. Jack the Ripper (Werner Krauss); Ivan the Terrible (Conrad Veidt), and Haroun al Raschid all spring to life through a variety of visual techniques.

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Hypocrites

Hypocrites

Director: Lois Weber
Year: 1915

Lois Weber's infamous attack on the moral decay of society which caused a sensation by featuring a fully nude woman to portray "the naked truth." A huge hit, which propelled Weber to the front ranks of all silent film directors.

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Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

Director: Maurice Tourneur
Year: 1922

Tourneur's adaption of Richard Blackmore's perennially loved romance stars John Bowers as a yeoman farmer who valiantly rescues a kidnapped princess. This edition was transferred from an original print at 18fps and features a new score for piano and strings by Japanese singer/songwriter and composer Mari LiJima.

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Sumurun

Sumurun

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1920

A rebellious harem girl rejects the old sheikh and instead falls for a charming clothing merchant in this exotic spectacle that is one of the key early works of the celebrated director. The cast includes Pola Negri as a traveling dancer and Lubitsch himself as a hunchbacked clown.

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The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

Director: Paul Leni
Year: 1927

A decaying mansion and a stormy night are the archetypal setting for mystery and chaos when a pack of greedy relatives gather for the reading of a twenty-year-old will. But before the West fortune can be handed down, the family must endure a night in the cavernous manor. THE CAT is a milestone of the American horror film, thanks to the ingenuity of its director, Paul Leni. One of the first film artists imported from Germany by Hollywood, Leni invigorated this stage-bound genre with expressionist flair, transforming conventional material into a visual feast. Meticulously restored from original nitrate prints by Photoplay productions and a new score by Neil Brand.

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