The original French title is Sorcellerie culinaire. IMDb Page

The original French title is Éruption volcanique à la Martinique. IMDb Page

The original French title is Le Merveilleux éventail vivant. IMDb Page

One of D.W Griffith's better films. It is particularly noteworthy for the great scene of the rescue from the ice at the end of the film. 1920 It is a silent.

The original French title is Excursion dans la lune. IMDb Page

A very short silent comedy from Edison's studios.

John Bunny was the first major comedic performer of cinema. His short, plump figure (he stood 5"4' and weighed over 300 lbs.) and round face were internationally recognized as he starred in 173 short comedies from 1909 to 1914. Yet, for all of the fame he enjoyed during his acting career, he was almost immediately forgotten following his death in 1915. In "A Cure for Pokeritis", George Brown (Bunny) is a compulsive gambler who promises his wife (Flora Finch) he will give up his game of choice, poker.

Seamen Enoch Arden (Alfred Paget) returns home after a long absence marooned on a desert island. At home he finds his wife (Lillian Gish) married to another (Wallace Reid), and though he loves her, he cannot bear to disrupt her current happiness.

In 1916 the Biograph film company signed black comedian Bert Williams to write, produce, direct and star in two comedies. Williams created "A Natural Born Gambler" and "Fish." While hardly a breakthrough in shattering racial stereotypes (Williams was required by the studio to wear "darkie" makeup), a black production with a black cast was unprecedented. The response was tepid and Williams did not appear in any movies after Fish. Gambler borrows from Williams' Vaudeville skits.

made over 2 weeks, scripted, directed, shooting and mostly edited by me. An adaptation of Chaucer's Franklins Tale from his Canterbury Tales. Done to the style of a silent film. an incomplete work. the editing of this is not my own, it was reworked without my concent by a third party and the orginal no longer exists.


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