This is (I think?) the oldest and most terrifying version of L. Frank Baum’s classic story of a girl finding herself a long way from her home in Kansas. Why is this movie in the Sci-Fi / Horror section? Because Dorothy’s animal companions freak me out. Their costumes look bizarre and it seems like the animals […]
Frankenstein - 1910
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.
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The Female of the Species - 1912
Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman - are making a desperate trip to safety across the desert. The wife suspects the younger woman of having an affair with her husband, and soon afterwards the husband dies suddenly. The three women must then continue their journey amidst the growing tensions caused by the wife's desire for revenge.
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Recreation - 1914
This is Charlie Chaplin’s 24th movie, filmed and released in 1914. Charlie Chaplin plays the Tramp. A girl sitting with a seaman on a bench moves the bench where the Tramp is sitting. This stirs up a brick fight between the seaman and the tramp, inadvertently hitting and bringing into the fight some nearby policemen. All […]
Making A Living - 1914
This is Charlie Chaplin’s first screen role, where he plays a woman loving swindler.
A Burlesque On Carmen - 1915
A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.
Shanghaied - 1915
A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner’s daughter, is grabbed by the captain and promises to help him shanghai some seamen. The daughter stows away to follow Charlie. Charlie assists in the galley and attempts to serve food […]
Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages - 1916
Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city’s downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. […]
The Pawnshop - 1916
While competing with a co-worker, Charlie Chaplin nearly destroys everything and himself.
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