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Feature Films
Jul 22, 2019 Anatole France; Jean Forest; Jacques Feyder; Félix Oudart; Maurice de Féraudy; Marguerite Carré
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A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Drama
Source: DVD
Feature Films
May 21, 2019
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favorite 24
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Produced by the Wan brothers in the midst of war, Princess Iron Fan is the first feature length animation made in China. We follow the Monkey King and his friends on their journey to the west. As they reach Fire Mountain they are unable to pass because of the fire but learn that a special iron fan can quench the flames. However, the fan belongs to Princess Iron Fan and she will not willingly lend it to them... Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional) Chinese Simplified ( GB )...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: China, Animation
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Jul 5, 2018 Segundo de Chomón & Gaston Velle
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The Rajah's Casket A lush moorish or turkic-inspired set design & gorgeous costumes makes The Rajah's Casket a visual thrill. Sundry characters gather before the young rajah, presenting him with gifts, including a casket or treasure chest which is soon stolen by means of magic. A fakir is brought forth who does some sword & fire magic to help uncover the culprit who stole the treasure chest. The fakir leads the Rajah to a room with an enormous window, through which a horned djinn is...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Gaston Velle, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Pathé...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Jan 14, 2018 Segundo de Chomón
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eye 10,698
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How do you deal with an invisible thief? ORIGINAL TITLE Le voleur invisible YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Segundo de Chomón CINEMATOGRAPHER Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1909 (France) Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Comedy, Animation, Stop-Motion
Feature Films
Aug 10, 2017
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favorite 19
comment 7
Seen by many as the greatest Chinese film ever, Spring in a Small Town is different from other films of the era. In a time when most films were colored by the politics of the time, Spring in a Small Town is a story of a woman with a love dilemma. Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional) English
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: China
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 4, 2017 Segundo de Chomón
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eye 9,327
favorite 2
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Creation of the Serpentine starring Loie Fuller by Segundo de Chomón
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Loie Fuller, 1908
The Georges Méliès Collection
Jul 20, 2016 Georges Méliès
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eye 2,937
favorite 4
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Le Diable Géant ou Le Miracle de la Madonne, 1901, 2m03s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 384-385 In a lavishly appointed room, a woman is serenaded by a man playing a lute while balanced on a ladder propped up just outside her window. After they clasp hands and gaze lovingly into each otherâs eyes, he descends to the ground. She crosses the room, beside herself with emotion. A devil appears in the alcove, causes bars to appear on her window, taunts her, and then performs a suggestive dance,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, The Devil
Feature Films
Jun 21, 2016
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comment 3
A 1934 Chinese film about the life of a group of workers constructing a road. Although basically a silent film, there is some singing dubbed in. See also the English subtitles by Andy Deemer and Echo Zhao .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: china
Feature Films
Dec 12, 2014
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eye 7,880
favorite 7
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A biopic of the Empress Wu Zetian. 1939, B&W, Shanghai, Mandarin Chinese (with credits in both Chinese and English).
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Feature Films
Jul 26, 2012
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eye 46,459
favorite 33
comment 3
A song and dance epic produced by the People's Republic of China on the cusp of the Cultural Revolution. "What sort of film would have resulted if, in the mid 1960s, Busby Berkeley, fresh from his gig on 'Jumbo', had been invited by none other than Chairman Mao to realize a project styled 'a song and dance epic', for the benefit of the entire People's Republic of China to digest as a picture show entertainment? Something flashy, but with a message. Something to enliven and uplift the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Mao Zedong, Mao Tse-Tung, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, People's Republic of China,...
Feature Films
Oct 21, 2011
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eye 11,328
favorite 18
comment 1
One of the most well-known feature films from soon after the foundation of the People's Republic of China, based on a Chinese opera by the same name.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: China
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 24, 2011 Segundo de Chomón
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favorite 0
comment 1
Les Kiriki Japanese Acrobats by Segundo de Chomón
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Hand-Colour
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 24, 2011 Segundo de Chomón
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eye 10,342
favorite 1
comment 1
Japanese Butterflies by Segundo de Chomón
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Stop Motion Animation,...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 24, 2011 Segundo de Chomón
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favorite 3
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A compilation of views of Toledo showing bridges, walls and other architectural highlights that appear to date from as early as the 8th century by Segundo de Chomón.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Documentary, Tolède
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 24, 2011 Segundo de Chomón
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favorite 4
comment 1
Easter Eggs by Segundo de Chomón
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu, Fantasy, Stop...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 22, 2011 Pathé Frères
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favorite 2
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Les Roses Magique (The Magic Roses) 1906 by Segundo de Chomón Pathé Frères Film Catalogue no. 1560
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Stop Motion Animation,...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 22, 2011 Segundo de Chomón
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eye 9,950
favorite 6
comment 1
The Lunatics 1908 by Segundo de Chomón
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Stop...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
Apr 22, 2011 Segundo de Chomón
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favorite 2
comment 1
A musical event by Segundo de Chomón
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu, Comedy, Stop...
Feature Films
Jul 21, 2010
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eye 35,479
favorite 35
comment 8
Shanghai, 1935. The beautiful young girl Xiao Hong is a singer at a teahouse. She falls in love with her neighbor, a handsome young musician called Xiao Chen. Their windows face each other, and Xiao Chen often entertains Xiao Hong with magic tricks through the window. When Xiao Hong discovers that her boss indends to sell her to a rich teahouse customer who has taken a liking to her, Xiao Chen and his eccentric bunch of friends do all they can to stop it. Subtitles: English (unsynced)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: China, Shanghai, drama, comedy
Sci-Fi / Horror
Jun 8, 2010
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eye 21,782
favorite 32
comment 5
The first Chinese horror film, directed by Ma-Xu Weibang in 1937. Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional, English)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: China, Horror
Feature Films
Sep 26, 2008
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eye 5,847
favorite 7
comment 1
Perhaps an over-the-top example of Lianhua Studio's Output. Lily Li, one of the biggest stars of the day, plays an innocent country girl who is forced into a life of prostitution and then becomes a revolutionary. B&W, silent.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Shanghai Lianhua China B&W Silent
Feature Films
Aug 9, 2008
movies
eye 4,513
favorite 5
comment 1
A 1949 B&W movie giving the story of three different Shanghai women who come to join the struggle against Japan. B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Shanghai Japan War Women B&W
Feature Films
movies
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favorite 2
comment 0
A 1935 B&W Chinese movie, with Chinese intertitles. It stars Ruan Lingyu and Lily Li, two of the biggest female stars of the area, and was Ruan Lingyu's final role, being released after her suicide. It was filmed by Kuomintang-aligned Bo Ying Studios.
Topic: Chinese B&W silent Shanghai
Kino French Films
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eye 4,855
favorite 1
comment 0
Ceci est un film que nous avons faite dans l'experimentation d'une ligue d'improvisation cinematographique, nous avons fait deux versions, l'une qu'on a fait dans les temps, donc 24Heures, et la version 2 qu'on a fait en 48 heures. C'est un film d'ambiance, une bande de jeunes s'enfoncent dans les bois et tranquillement chacun disparait.
Feature Films
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Yuan Muzhi directs and stars in a movie about a young intelligentsia who wavers between a Western lifestyle and the Revolutionary cause. Soundtrack contains "March of the Volunteers," which went on to become the national anthem of the People's Republic of China. 1935, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. Also known as "Sons and Daughters in a Time of Storm."
Silent Films
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eye 5,205
favorite 7
comment 0
A girl comes to Shanghai, where she learns about sports and love. The breakout movie for actress Lily Li, one of the era's biggest stars. Silent, B&W, Chinese intertitles.
Topic: Shanghai Sports China B&W Silent
Feature Films
movies
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favorite 3
comment 0
A woman awakens to the evils of the capitalist society and fights for a better life. B&W, Shanghai, Mandarin Chinese.
Feature Films
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Chinese Title: 一江春水向東流:天亮前後 The second part of the 1947 Chinese film The Spring River Flows East. Note that there are no English subtitles or dubbing. See Also: The Spring River Flows East, Part 1: Eight War-Torn Years
Topic: China
Feature Films
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favorite 3
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Youth decide to get involved with the anti-Japanese struggle, also dealing with war profiteers. Shanghai, B&W, 1937, Mandarin Chinese.
The Georges Méliès Collection
- Georges Méliès
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eye 5,436
favorite 4
comment 0
Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance amidst the flames. A queer and ugly being wishes also to join in the dance, but his limbs break away and dance far from him. All the subjects of His Majesty are seized with the irresistible mania for dancing, and start an unbridled provincial dance. At this sight Satan starts out of the...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, The Devil
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
- Segundo de Chomón
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eye 12,868
favorite 2
comment 0
The story of Tom Thumb, re-released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary The Hermit Crab in 1922. Country: France Language: French Release Date: 10 September 1909 (USA) Director: Segundo de Chomón Writers: Segundo de Chomón (writer) Charles Perrault (writer) Distributors Pathé Frères (1909) (France) (theatrical) Pathé Frères (1909) (USA) (theatrical) General Film Company (1912) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
Topics: Segundo de Chomón, Fairy Tale, Tom Thumb, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
- Segundo de Chomón
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eye 7,010
favorite 1
comment 0
Sadly, only a fragment of this film seems to have survived. Fortunately, we are here to view it. I don't know about you but watching this made me want to go play outside. Maybe it was the jumping water sprites? Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Stars: Julienne Mathieu Country: France Language: French Release Date: 23 November 1907 (USA) Also Known As: The Enchanted Pond Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Fragment, Julienne Mathieu
Feature Films
- Séverin-Mars; Pierre Magnier; Gabriel de Gravone; Abel Gance; Ivy Close
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eye 774
favorite 1
comment 0
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
Topic: Drama
Source: DVD
Feature Films
- Séverin-Mars; Pierre Magnier; Gabriel de Gravone; Abel Gance; Ivy Close
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eye 1,207
favorite 1
comment 0
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
Topic: Drama
Source: DVD
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
- Segundo de Chomón
movies
eye 8,492
favorite 2
comment 0
NOTE: Only a fragment of this film survives. Here is what remains. By the time this short subject came out, Segundo de Chomón had bested Georges Melies at his own game. His camera magic was as fully developed as Melies. His sense of humor was sharper and his scenes had invaded the real world. Many of the shots of this split-reel short about a bizarre group of tramp musicians who disappear into and out of drums, beach umbrellas and whatnots are shot in the street and the others are on stages...
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
- Georges Méliès
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eye 6,966
favorite 1
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Conquest Of The North Pole: Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the purpose. When everything is ready, Maboul and several other scientists depart for the pole. Their trip will prove to be even more eventful than expected. Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1912 (France) Also Known As: À la conquête du pôle, The Conquest of the Pole...
Topics: Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Adventure, GenX
Feature Films
movies
eye 6,239
favorite 2
comment 0
A young married woman of a boat-family becomes involved with the idle rich of Shanghai. A morality tale - Shanghai, B&W, Mandarin Chinese
Feature Films
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Also known as: The Life of a Peking Policeman Based on the novel by Lao She, directed by Shi Hui. Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional, English)
Topics: China, Drama, Beijing
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
- Segundo de Chomón
movies
eye 8,808
favorite 1
comment 0
Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines. ORIGINAL TITLE Le théâtre électrique de Bob (S) YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Ferdinand Zecca COMPOSER Silent Movie CINEMATOGRAPHER B&W Country: France Language: French Release Date: April 1906 (USA) USA 18 October 1909...
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Comedy, Animation, Stop-Motion
The Georges Méliès Collection
- Georges Méliès
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eye 13,884
favorite 3
comment 0
L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc (The Man With The Rubber Head) is a 1902 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was filmed in 1901 and released in 1902. A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the head increases in size and continues to enlarge until it becomes truly colossal while making faces. The chemist, fearing to burst it,...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
Feature Films
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favorite 3
comment 0
Four university graduates face unemployement in 1930's China. Note that there are no English subtitles or dubbing.
Topic: china
Feature Films
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favorite 6
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A 1934 movie which shows the parallel lives of two twins, separated at birth - one going to Shanghai, the other raised into the countryside. They meet, and there's various class explorations involved. B&W, Mandarin Chinese, Mingxing studios.
Silent Films
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eye 6,925
favorite 11
comment 0
An early Chinese silent film directed by Cai Chusheng. There are no English subtitles, only Chinese intertitles.
Topic: China
Feature Films
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favorite 2
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A 1947 comedy of errors, as young couples come back to the confusing circumstances of a post-War, pre-Communist Shanghai. B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
Feature Films
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favorite 5
comment 0
A 1944 Shanghai costume drama, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. One of many movie versions of Dream of the Red Chamber, the famous Chinese novel. An English version of the novel is also archived at http://www.archive.org/details/hungloumengbooki09603gut
Feature Films
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favorite 6
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Directed by and starring Yuan Muzhi. This 1934 movie details the plight of college graduates determined to improve China, despite the corruption and injustice of the day. 1934, Diantong, Shanghai, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. Also known as "The Fate of Graduates."
Feature Films
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eye 3,396
favorite 4
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A somewhat primitive proto-wuxia B&W silent short movie from 1933, with Chinese intertitles. A man and wife are bullied by their neighbors, but then get even through the use of a lot of fighting. The movie was directed, acted, and produced by Ren Pengnian, with his wife Wu Lizhu also acting. The pair went on to create well-regard Kung-Fu movies in Hong Kong after WWII.
Topic: wuxia fighting B&W silent Shanghai
Silent Films
- Segundo de Chomón
movies
eye 839
favorite 5
comment 0
The King and his official astronomer are alone in the study viewing the heavenly bodies through the monstrous telescope. They go out on the balcony and the gay old ruler is much absorbed in the phenomenon, and spends some time in studying the stars and planets. The evening has been well spent with the many mysteries which have made such a deep impression upon the King's mind that they are still with him in his dreams. Upon retiring for the night he has a wonderful nightmare, in which he...
Topics: Youtube, Segundo de Chomón, 1909, Old Movie, Short, Júpiter, Jupiter, Science Fiction, SCI-FI,...
Feature Films
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Chinese Title: 一江春水向東流:八年離亂 The first part of the 1947 Chinese film The Spring River Flows East. Note that there are no English subtitles or dubbing. See Also: The Spring River Flows East, Part 2: The Dawn
Topic: China
Feature Films
movies
eye 11,927
favorite 5
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A melodrama describing the hard life of a young Shanghainese woman. 1934, B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
Silent Films
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eye 1,078
favorite 4
comment 0
A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ...
Topics: 1895, silent movies, old movies, short movie, Louis Lumière
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
- Segundo de Chomón
movies
eye 9,181
favorite 2
comment 0
Fantastic Iris by Segundo de Chomón
Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, France Mathieu, Fantasy, Stop...