Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is an American pre-Code comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1931. It was one of Keaton’s early talking pictures, released in the aftermath of his silent career. The film was released in the United Kingdom as Romeo in Pyjamas. It is the remake of a 1920 film of the same name, based… Read more →
Carnival Story is a 1954 film directed by Kurt Neumann, produced by Frank King and Maurice King, starring Anne Baxter and Steve Cochran, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Sometimes this film is credited as a 3D feature, although it wasn’t filmed or exhibited in a three-dimensional process. This idea in many sources may be based on a wrong note… Read more →
The Avenging Conscience: or “Thou Shalt Not Kill” is a 1914 silent horror drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film is based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the poem “Annabel Lee”. Plot: A young man (Henry B. Walthall) falls in love with a beautiful woman (Blanche Sweet), but is prevented by his… Read more →
Captain Kidd is a 1945 adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee and produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser. The music was conducted by Werner Janssen. The film was released by United Artists. It has entered the public domain because the producers neglected to renew the copyright in 1972…. Read more →
The Magnetic Telescope (1942) is the sixth of the seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character of Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. This animated short was created by the Fleischer Studios. The story runs about eight minutes and covers Superman’s adventures in saving the town from a comet drawn toward Earth by… Read more →
This Is the Army is a 1943 American wartime musical comedy film produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner, and directed by Michael Curtiz, adapted from a wartime stage musical with the same name, designed to boost morale in the U.S. during World War II, directed by Ezra Stone. The screenplay by Casey Robinson and Claude Binyon was… Read more →
The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen. The film is also known as Charlie Chan in the Scarlet Clue (American informal title) and Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue in Australia. The film is in the public domain due to the omission of a valid copyright notice on original prints. Buy a subscription to watch this… Read more →
The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard’s 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film stars Laura La Plante as Annabelle West, Forrest Stanley as Charles “Charlie” Wilder, and Creighton Hale as Paul Jones. The plot revolves around the death of Cyrus… Read more →
Dangerous Money is a 1946 American film directed by Terry O. Morse, featuring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan. This is the second and last appearance of Willie Best as Chattanooga Brown, the cousin of Charlie Chan’s usual chauffeur, Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland). Plot: Aboard an ocean liner in the South Pacific, US Treasury agent Scott Pearson confidentially asks Charlie Chan… Read more →
Lady Windermere’s Fan is a 1925 American silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It is based on Oscar Wilde’s 1893 play Lady Windermere’s Fan which was first played in America that year by Julia Arthur as Lady Windermere and Maurice Barrymore as Lord Darlington. The film is being preserved by several archives. It was transferred onto 16mm film by Associated… Read more →
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