The Unappreciated Joke (1903)

A very short silent comedy from Edison’s studios, directed by Edwin S. Porter Housed at: Internet Archive Underlying Work: PD U.S. & PD 70 years | Digital Copy: N…more

Princess Nicotine (1909)

Comedic short from J. Stuart Blackton and Albert S. Smith that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects….more

Last of the Mohicans (1920)

First film adaptation from the James Fenimore Cooper novel of the same name. This film also features one of Boris Karloff’s earliest film appearances in a small u…more

Hungarian Rag – Pietro Deiro (1913)

“The Daddy of the Accordion”, Pietro Deiro, plays Julius Lenzberg’s Hungarian Rag Housed at: Internet Archive Underlying Work: PD 70 years | Digital Copy: Pen…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

Gertie The Dinosaur (1914)

Gertie the Dinosaur is a 1914 American animated short film by Winsor McCay. Although not the first animated film, as is sometimes thought, it was the first cartoon …more