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Silent BritainSilent Britain (2006) Recommended
An intriguing journey into the 'Lost Atlantis' of the British silent film industry, which prior to 1929 generated thousands of films, as much through…
Méliès the MagicianMéliès the Magician (The Magic of Méliès, Méliès Magic Show) (1997) Recommended
Dir. Georges Melies, Jacques Meny
George Méliès was a unique pioneer of cinema, who virtually invented the 'trick shot' and created an astonishing 1000 short films using special…
Days of Thrills and LaughterDays of Thrills and Laughter (1961) Recommended
Dir. Various
Feat. Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charles Chaplin
The third in Robert Youngson's trilogy of definitive compilations of silent comedy, this time with swashbuckling action to match the outrageous…
When Comedy Was KingWhen Comedy Was King (1960) Recommended
Dir. Various
Feat. Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel
Second anthology of priceless silent comedy from complier Robert Youngson features excerpts from the likes of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy,…
Golden Age of Comedy, TheGolden Age of Comedy, The (1957) Recommended
Dir. Various
Feat. Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Ben Turpin
Perfect introduction to the world of silent comedy, this is the first of three celebrated compilations from cinephile Robert Youngson. Hailed as…
Modern TimesModern Times (1936) Recommended
Dir. Charles Chaplin
Feat. Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
A last hurrah for the Little Tramp, who finds himself a casualty of industrial turmoil. Chaplin's produced this silent classic in spite of the sound…
Harold Lloyd Collection - Disc 2Harold Lloyd Collection - Disc 2 (The Cat's Paw, The Milky Way) (1934-1936) Recommended
Dir. Sam Taylor, Leo McCarey
Feat. Harold Lloyd
Two classic Harold Lloyd features. Includes THE CAT'S PAW, with Lloyd entangled in local body politics; and THE MILKY WAY, in which the silent…
Harold Lloyd Collection - Disc 8 Harold Lloyd Collection - Disc 8 (Movie Crazy, Welcome Danger) (1932) Recommended
Dir. Clyde Bruckman
Feat. Harold Lloyd
Two classic Harold Lloyd features. Includes MOVIE CRAZY, arguably the comedian's best sound film, about making it in Hollywood; and WELCOME DANGER,…
VampyrVampyr (1932)
Dir. Carl Dreyer
Feat. Julian West, Henriette Gerard
Seminal psychological horror film makes up for in atmosphere what it lacks in technical sophistication. Dream–like plot concerns a young man…
City LightsCity Lights (1931) Aro Favourite
Dir. Charles Chaplin
Feat. Charles Chaplin, Hank Mann, Jean Harlow
Chaplin's most melancholy and beautiful film revolves around his love for a blind flower girl and his on–off relationship with a drunkard…

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