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More Treasures from American Film Archives (1894-1931)

Cast: Louise Brooks, Rin-Tin-Tin, Dorothy Gish, more...
Director: Ernst Lubitsch, D.W. Griffith, Thomas Ince, more...
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: NFPF
Genre: Documentary, Vintage Noir, Short Films, Silent, Silent Comedies, Silent Dramas
Languages: English
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More Treasures from American Film Archives (Disc 1 of 3) (1894-1931)
The astonishing vitality and creative range of American motion pictures in their first four decades as seen through films saved by the nation's premier silent-film archives: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film (circa 1894, 15 seconds), first surviving sound film.
  • Annie Oakley, Buffalo Dance, Bucking Broncho (1894, 1 minute), Buffalo Bill's Wild West performers.
  • The Suburbanite (1904, 9 minutes), "sitcom" of New Yorkers in the suburbs.
  • The Country Doctor (1909, 14 minutes), D.W. Griffith's tragic masterpiece.
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910, 13 minutes), earliest surviving film of the Baum novel.
  • Admiral Cigarette, Flash Cleaner, Buy an Electric Refrigerator, The Stenographer's Friend (1897-1926, 10 minutes), product ads for theater audiences.
  • The Invaders (1912, 41 minutes), Thomas Ince Western featuring Lakota Sioux actors.
  • The Hazards of Helen (1915, 14 minutes), episode 26 from this woman's action series.
  • Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916, 58 minutes), immigrants, led by Dorothy Gish, thwart counterfeiters.
  • The Breath of a Nation (1919, 5 minutes), Gregoy LaCava cartoon on the first day of prohibition.
  • De-Light: Making an Electric Light Bulb (1920, 12 minutes).
  • Skyscraper Symphony (1929, 9 minutes), Robert Florey's avant-garde portrait of Manhattan.
  • Greeting by George Bernard Shaw (1928, 5 minutes), first talking of the playwright.


    More Treasures from American Film Archives (Disc 2 of 3) (1894-1931)
  • What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, At the Foot of the Flatiron, New York City "Ghetto" Fish Market (1901-1903, 5 minutes), Manhattan actualities.
  • From Leadville to Aspen (1906, 8 minutes), train hold-up film made for railroad-car theatres.
  • The "Teddy" Bears (1907, 13 minutes), political satire, fairy tale and puppet animation.
  • Children Who Labor (1912, 13 minutes), crusading melodrama co-produced by the National Child Labor Commitee and the Edison company.
  • The Flute of Krishna (1926, 12 minutes), first film of a Martha Graham dance and two other experimental color shorts.
  • Lotus Blossom (excerpt) (1921, 12 minutes), the surviving reel of the earliest known film from a Chinese-American company.
  • Guy Visser and His Singing Duck (circa 1925, 90 seconds), vaudeville sound film made by Theodore Case.
  • Clash of the Wolves (1925, 74 minutes), action feature starring the original Rin-Tin-Tin.
  • International Newsreel (1926, 13 minutes).
  • Now You're Talking (1927, 9 minutes), instructional cartoon on how to use a telephone.
  • There It Is (1928, 19 minutes), surreal Charley Bowers comedy with animated objects.
  • A Bronx Morning (1931, 11 minutes), avant-garde documentary by Jay Leyda.

    More Treasures from American Film Archives (Disc 3 of 3) (1894-1931)
  • Rip Van Winkle (1896, 4 minutes), stage star Joseph Jefferson in eight mutoscopes.
  • Mr. Edison at Work in his Chemical Laboratory (1897, 30 seconds).
  • Life of an American Fireman (1903, 6 minutes), documentary drama by Edwin S. Porter.
  • Westinghouse Works (1904, 6 minutes), on location in America's largest factory.
  • Falling Leaves (1912, 12 minutes), family melodrama directed by Alice Guy Blaché.
  • Hollywood Promotional Films (1918-1926, 14 minutes), teaser for Hands Up, Movie Lovers' Contest and a newsreel on the filming of Greed in Death Valley.
  • De Forest Phonofilms (1923-1924, 11 minutes), A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor and President Coolidge at the White House in the first talking political spot.
  • Inklings (1925, 6 minutes), witty visual puns by Dave Fleischer.
  • Lady Windermere's Fan (1925, 89 minutes), Ernst Lubitsch's masterpiece from the Wilde play.
  • Cockeyed (circa 1925, 3 minuteds), trick photographic views of Manhattan.
  • The Passaic Textile Strike (excerpt) (1926, 18 minutes), the prologue from a docudrama by striking workers.
  • Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926, 4 minutes), follow-the-bouncing-ball sing along with Ko-Ko the Clown.
  • Zora Neale Hurston's Fieldwork Footage (1928, 5 minutes), scenes of the rural South filmed by the famed novelist.
  • Trailers for six lost films, including The American Venus with Louise Brooks.

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    National Film Registry (2003)
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    "In 1988, the Library of Congress established the National Film Preservation Board, to preserve film deemed 'culturally, historically, or esthetically important.'" List #15
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    "In 1988, the Library of Congress established the National Film Preservation Board, to preserve film deemed 'culturally, historically, or esthetically important.'" List #14
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