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A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials. - IMDB Description

Alexander Dovzhenko,1928. Soviet Union

The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist, Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson), an African-American man who kills a man, goes to prison, escapes to a Caribbean island, and sets himself up as emperor.

The Beloved Rogue showcases one of Barrymore's better performances. The great German actor Conrad Veidt (Casablanca) co-stars as the king. Also of note is the magnificent, whimsical set designed by William Cameron Menzies. A swashbuckling John Barrymore, as 15th century poet Francois Villon, takes on King Louis XI to save his paramour.

The Painted Desert (1931) Clark Gable Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates. Is Bill to be set against his own adoptive father?

Will Rogers is Judge William "Billy" Priest. The Judge's easygoing manner bothers many of the people of his small 19th -century hometown, hurting his chances for re-election. Mystic Nights Videos

Rare silent film by the maker of "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari", released the same year. Unfornately, this is a 45 minutes condensed copy of the film. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011221/ and on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_(film)

A silent western starring Tom Mix as a border agent. This film features some of the earliest aerial photography used in motion pictures.

Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence. I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.

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