Maniac Chase (1904)

One of the very first screen depictions of the now familiar Napoleon delusion trope — in which a mentally ill person believes themselves to be …Continued

Despotism (1946)

Short from Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, published a year after the end of WW2, exploring the characteristics and causes of despotism. …Continued

The Frog (1908)

A sprightly frog circles various come-to-life fountain tableaux, as well as a giant version of itself, an enormous head being drenched by water, and some …Continued

Within Our Gates (1920)

The oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director, portraying the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth century. …Continued

To New Horizons (1940)

A vision of the future from General Motors created to champion their "Highways and Horizons" exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. …Continued

D.O.A. (1950)

A film noir — starring Edmond O'Brien and Pamela Britton — about a man who has been poisoned and, with only a few days left …Continued