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Carmencita (1894) 5.8/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


The first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and possibly the first woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States. In the film, Carmencita is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster & Bial's in New York since February 1890.

Genre: Documentary
Director: William K.L. Dickson
Starring: Carmencita

The Champion (1915) 6.8/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer's daughter fall in love.

Genre: Comedy
Director: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

The Tramp (1915) 7.1/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes to the road, though he is seen skipping and swinging his cane as if happy to be back on the road where he knows he belongs.

Genre: Comedy
Director: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon

Nosferatu (1922) 8.0/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


A symphony of horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."

Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Director: F.W. Murnau
Starring: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff

A Woman of the Sea (1926) 6.8/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


Joan and Magdalen are the daughters of a fisherman. Magdalen leaves her fiancé, Peter, to run off to the big city. Joan and Peter marry. Magdalen's return years later causes trouble for the marriage, but Joan and Peter remain together in the end.

Genre: Drama
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Starring: Edna Purviance, Raymond Bloomer, Charles K. French

Faust (1926) 8.1/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


The Voice of the Tempter
God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director: F.W. Murnau
Starring: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn

Downhill (1927) 6.2/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


A College Hero round whom is woven a picture of Love and Treachery. (Print ad- The recorder ((Port Pirie, South Australia)) 3 July 1928)
After public school student Roddy Berwick takes the blame for a friend's transgression and is expelled, his life goes downhill.

Genre: Drama
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel

Melodie der Welt (1929) 6.9/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


An impression of the state of the world in 1929, contrasting similarities and differences in religion, customs, art and entertainment from all over the world. The film is constructed like a symphony.

Genre: Documentary
Director: Walter Ruttmann
Starring: Ivan Koval-Samborsky, Renée Stobrawa, Grace Chiang

Marius (1931) 7.8/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts. Friends since childhood, Fanny and Marius love each other, but Marius has a secret wanderlust: every ship's whistle stirs a longing for foreign lands. When M. Panisse seeks Fanny's hand in marriage and when a departing clipper needs a deckhand, Marius and Fanny must decide who and what they love most. César, with his generous, comic spirit, tries to guide his son.

Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Korda
Starring: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin

Fanny (1932) 7.7/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


Marcel Pagnol's Most Distinguished Masterpiece
Picking up moments after the end of Marius, this film follows Fanny’s grief after Marius’s departure—and her realization that she’s pregnant. Panisse continues courting her and embraces the baby’s impending arrival as a gift, so long as its paternity remains a secret. Fanny and Panisse wed, but after her baby’s birth, Marius returns unexpectedly and demands what he believes is still his.

Genre: Drama
Director: Marc Allégret
Starring: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin

White Zombie (1932) 6.4/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


Stranger things are happening than you ever dreamed of!
A rich man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Genre: Horror
Director: Victor Halperin
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn

Freaks (1932) 8.0/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


The love story of a siren, a giant, and a dwarf!
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Genre: Drama, Horror
Director: Tod Browning
Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova

Number Seventeen (1932) 5.8/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart

It Happened One Night (1934) 8.2/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


TOGETHER... for the first time
Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what he wants... a really juicy newspaper story!

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

The 39 Steps (1935) 7.8/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him.
Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr Memory's" show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is running away from secret agents. He accepts her request to hide her in his flat, but in the night she is murdered. Fearing he could be accused of her murder, Hannay goes on the run determined to break the spy ring.

Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim


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