10.1 - Bellezze italiche: Lagune e paesaggi (1912)
- (15 minutes)
10.2 - Seelische Konstruktionen (1927)
- (6 minutes) - A nice animated short
10.3 - Brumes d'automne (1929)
- (12 minutes)
10.4 - Manhatta (1921)
- (10 minutes)
10.5 - A Propos de Nice (1930)
- (23 minutes)
10.6 - När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras (1917)
- (5 minutes)
10.7 - Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)
- (9 minutes)
11 - The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) - 8/10
- The earliest surviving animated feature uses a silhouette technique that is pretty cool and effective. The film itself is a mix of stories from Arabian Nights combined into a story that is pretty good.
12 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) - 8/10
- There is a legend that if a great sinner dies late on New Year's Eve, they will be responsible for driving Death's chariot to collect the souls of the dead for the next year. David Holm is one such sinner and we learn much of his story through flashback on New Year's Eve. There are some nice camera tricks here, but also a fairly involved and entertaining story.
13 - La Aldea Maldita / The Cursed Village (1930) - 7/10
- A hailstorm ruins the crops that Juan worked hard to grow. He ends up in prison after an argument and his wife leaves the village with their son, thinking the village is cursed. Three years later, Juan gets out of prison and goes in search of his wife.
14 - Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922) - 7/10
- Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has a counterfeiting ring and also uses hypnosis to cheat at cards. I think this is a decent film, but it also felt like it was bloated and meandering. I much prefer the sequel, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse.
15 - Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge (1924) - 8/10
- I enjoyed this film a lot more than the first part with Siegfried.
16 - The Man Who Laughs (1928) - 8/10
- In 1690, a young boy has his face permanently disfigured into a smile because of an order from the king. He is later abandoned by those who did the deed and is raised by a man with a small traveling circus act. The boy becomes a well known clown when he grows up, though has plenty of sadness due to how people react to his looks. Conrad Veidt is very good as Gwynplaine and I can definitely see how his likeness was an inspiration for the Joker.
This finishes off the IMDb 1920's list and gets me a platinum. I plan to start working on the 1910's list, but that will take longer since I have 36 titles left, including Les vampires, Judex, and Tih Minh.
1 - By the Law (1926) - 8/10
2 - Destiny (1921) - 8/10
3 - He Who Gets Slapped (1924) - 8.5/10
4 - Show People (1928) - 8/10
5 - Stachka / Strike (1925) - 8/10
6 - Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ (1925) - 7.5/10
7 - Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) - 8.5/10
8 - Flesh and the Devil (1926) - 7/10
9 - Lucky Star (1929) - 8.5/10