Frankenstein – USA, 1910 – overview

Frankenstein is a 1910 American science fiction horror short silent film written and directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Studios. It was the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The uncredited cast …

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HAUNTED SPOOKS (1920) Overview

Haunted Spooks is an American two-reeler short film from the Hal Roach studio, starring Harold Lloyd, which began shooting in 1919 and was completed the following year. It also stars his …

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The Sealed Room – USA, 1909 – overview and review

The Sealed Room is an eleven-minute American film released in 1909. Directed by D.W. Griffith, the film’s cast included Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. The film was also known as The Sealed …

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The Unknown – USA, 1927

The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney (London After Midnight) as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival girl he hopes to marry. Alonzo, …

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame – USA, 1923 – overview

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film directed by Wallace Worsley and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. It stars Lon Chaney, Sr., Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Nigel de Brulier, Brandon Hurst. The film is probably the second most famous …

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