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The Kid (1921) – Charlie Chaplin

The Kid is a 1921 silent dramedy film by Charlie Chaplin that featured Jackie Coogan, as his adopted son and sidekick. It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (see 1921 in film). The Little Tramp (Chaplin) finds an abandoned baby in an […]

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari) is a 1920 silent film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is often considered one of the greatest horror movies of the early times. This […]

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Broken Blossoms (1919)

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl is a 1919 silent film directed by D.W. Griffith It was distributed by United Artists and premiered on May 13, 1919. It stars Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Donald Crisp, and tells the story of young girl, Lucy Burrows, who is abused by her alcoholic prizefighting […]

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney as Quasimodo and Patsy Ruth Miller as Esmeralda, and is directed by Wallace Worsley. The film is the most famous adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, aside from the 1996 Disney adaptation. The film was Universal’s “Super Jewel” of 1923 and was their […]

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Birth of a Nation (1915)

The Birth of a Nation, originally titled “The Clansman”, is a 1915 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman, a novel and play.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film based upon Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and starring actor John Barrymore. The film was directed by John S. Robertson and co-starred Nita Naldi. The scenario was by Clara Beranger and the film is now in […]