Classic Movies: Silent films

Synopsis: Sonny joins a posse after a tramp accused of robbery and murder. He is unable to conquer his cowardice until Grandma tells him of his grandfather, also a coward, who overcame his fears with the help of a magic amulet….

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Synopsis: In this fable-morality subtitled “A Song of Two Humans”, the “evil” temptress is a city woman who bewitches farmer Anses and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre…

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Synopsis: The consequences of the War in Phil and Ted Stoneman’s lives, shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln’s assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan…

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Synopsis: As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna deposits her new baby with a pleading note in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide.

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Synopsis: One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage…

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Synopsis: Willie is the effete son of riverboat captain “Steamboat Bill” coming to see his dad after years of separation. Bill tries to turn his son into a man. When his father is arrested, Willie decides to get him out of jail…

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Synopsis: The clerk at the train station is assaulted and left tied by four men, then they rob the train threatening the operator. They take all the money and shoot a passenger when trying to run away…

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Synopsis: At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae…

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Synopsis: Rollo decides to marry his sweetheart Betsy and sail to Honolulu. When she rejects him he decides to go alone but boards the wrong ship, the “Navigator” owned by Betsy’s father…

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Synopsis: Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid’s clients is arrested…

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Synopsis: Through a series of mistaken identities Buster winds up with a load of furniture in the middle of parade of policemen.

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Synopsis: Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend’s theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures…

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