Tag Archives: 1910s
Die Puppe / The Doll (1919) Ernst Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig, Victor Janson, Comedy, Fantasy
Der Student von Prag / The Student of Prague (1913) Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Das fidele Gefängnis / The Merry Jail (1917) Ernst Lubitsch, Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings, Paul Biensfeldt, Comedy
The Lottery Man (1916) Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton, Thurlow Bergen, Elsie Esmond, Oliver Hardy, Comedy
M’liss, a feisty young girl in a mining camp, falls for Charles Gray, the school teacher. Charles is implicated in a murder of which he is innocent, and the two must fight to save him from a lynching.
The Return of Draw Egan (1916) William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, Action, Adventure, Romance
Outlaw leader “Draw” Egan, believed dead, turns up in the town of Yellow Dog. The townsfolk believe him to be William Blake, a strong and law-abiding man. They appoint him sheriff to rid the town of the hoodlums who have nearly taken over.
The President / Præsidenten (1919) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman, Drama
The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant from an aristocrat who didn’t want to marry her. The same fate happened to her mother, although he wasn’t allowed to marry because of a vow he had given to his father who had to marry under rank after the girl got pregnant. As expected the sentence for his daughter is death, he asks for a pardon, but this isn’t granted although he is promoted. So he decides to free her and get her out of the country at all costs.