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Films In 1925

In a novel twist on the romantic comedy formula, Buster Keaton stars opposite an affectionate cow in this warmhearted Western farce that demonstrates Keaton's skill at pathos, without lessening his own aptitude for epic slapstick: stampeding cattle wreaking hilarious havoc in a pioneer metropolis ... Read more
Anna Pavlova performs La Mort du Cygne. ... Read more
Journey back in time with this unique cinematic offering, starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin.Witness a silent classic - the earliest film version of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera - as it would have been experienced in the beginning, where the language was limited but the experience was ... Read more
During one of the periodic slumps in the British film industry, Adrian Brunei produced several satires on "film types". This one describes the trials of a film producer, the hunt for a financier, shows some of the "technicians" and actors (such as the great Rhubarb Vaseline), and concludes with an ... Read more
Not a Napoleon, a Broken Blossoms, or a Sunrise - something just as special but altogether rarer one of ours. The Adventures of Algy is a spirited romantic comedy/drama, a local folk film very much a part of its time (1925) and place (New Zealand and Australia) The story is perfectly slight and ... Read more
"The production of The Big Parade, cost two hun­dred and forty-five thousand dollars. It catapulted John Gilbert to the status of a major star, and advanced Renee Adoree and Karl Dane up th ladder of fame. lt ran at Ihe Astor on Broadway for two years and took in a million and a half dollars at ... Read more
The famous The Phantom of the Opera, while not a classic terror, is an enjoyable and roaring melodrama impressive in its showmanship. ... It tells of a young aspiring operatic singer, in love with a handsome young officer, having an unknown, unseen sponsor who advances her musical career. Although ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera couId be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera could be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh, which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
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