The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illu…more

The Christmas Angel (1904)

Originally titled Détresse et Charité (Distress and Charity), this short from French film-maker Georges Méliès tells the tale of a little beggar girl who collap…more

Cleopatra (1912)

Cleopatra – a Romance of a Woman and a Queen – depicts Helen Gardner in the title role and as centrepiece to the series of elaborately staged tableaux which tel…more

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Considered by many to be the best film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1886 novel of the same name, said by Polly Hovarth to be “the Harry Potter of his…more

Intolerance (1916)

Director D.W. Griffith is perhaps most know for his groundbreaking but controversial film Birth of Nations (1915), but his follow up Intolerance (1916) (which can b…more

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Film based on Hemingway’s classic short story, directed by Henry King, and starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, and Susan Hayward. The story centers on the memorie…more

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein’s greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenste…more

Reefer Madness (1938)

Considered the archetypal sensationalized anti-drug movie but can also be seen as an exploitation film made to capitalize on the hot taboo subject of marijuana use …more

Meet John Doe (1941)

A comedy drama directed and produced by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film, about a “grassroots” political campaign, created un…more

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