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Early Cinema

Sunrise: A Story Of Two Humans

Adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story Die Reise nach Tilsit, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is nothing short of a triumph in the realm of early cinema. More…

Sunrise: A Story Of Two Humans
Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas

The innocence of a young couple is haunted by the menacing threat of a sacred priest in F.W. Murnau’s final film, Tabu, set amongst the primitive peoples of Bora Bora. More…

Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas
The Lost Squadron

Directed by George Archainbaud and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, this gem from Early Cinema sees three World War I pilots finding jobs after the war as Hollywood stunt fliers. More…

The Lost Squadron
The Flying Scotsman

You don’t have to be a trainspotter to enjoy this early talkie! A disgruntled former employee plots to cause a disaster on a train, but not on driver Bob’s watch! More…

The Flying Scotsman
At The Circus

This 1939 Marx Brothers comedy, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, has the cast on top form with a well written script, some superb moments and hilarious gags. More…

At The Circus
Girl Shy

Harold Lloyd helped to inspire the romantic comedy with his genre defining comedy, Girl Shy. Ben takes a look back at the silent star’s side-splitting ‘character story’. More…

Girl Shy
Safety Last!

This 1923 silent comedy features one of the most iconic images in film history – Harold Lloyd hanging from the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper! More…

Safety Last!
The Cameraman

It was Buster Keaton’s last great work, and as well as the great gags and breathtaking stunts, there’s an opportunity to look at his part in how early cinema developed so quickly. More…

The Cameraman
Modern Times

In his iconic and final silent film, written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin, he struggles to find a job, stay out of jail and provide for his love, played by Paulette Goddard. More…

Modern Times
Metropolis

Possibly the Weimar era’s most influential film, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis continues to inspire and amaze with a story fused with political, religious and mystical elements. More…

Metropolis
Among Those Present

Mrs. O’Brien wants to be part of high society and invites a wealthy lord to a foxhunt, but when he’s unable to attend, an ambitious young coat-checker is convinced to impersonate him. More…

Among Those Present
The Black Pirate

Douglas Fairbanks takes to the high seas in this swashbuckling adventure filmed on the sea and in an early two-tone Technicolor process featuring dare-devil stunts. More…

The Black Pirate
Nosferatu

We take a look at F. W. Murnau’s classic and find that unlike Doktor Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene, Nosferatu’s Expressionist qualities are not as obvious. More…

Nosferatu
Ask Father

This 1919 Harold Lloyd short film sees a young couple deciding to marry and the groom-to-be tasked with asking the father for the hand of his daughter. Cue the hilarity. More…

Ask Father
The Balloonatic

Buster Keaton’s 1923 short film The Balloonatic sees a hapless amusement park attendant finding his run away balloon ride’s left him in quite a strange predicament. More…

The Balloonatic

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