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Sonya Rokoff acting as a representative of a European importing firm hires Victor Poten (Bela Lugosi), a Eurasian mad scientist who hates both whites and Asians, to ruin the tourist trade in San Francisco's Chinatown. Rokoff soon realizes that Poten has become an unstoppable monster, beyond her control. Poten's nefarious activities draw the attention of newspaper reporter Joan Whiting and her novelist boyfriend Martin Andrews who begin to investigate the mysterious, and violent events in Chinatown.

Taken from wikipedia.org A mad scientist who attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions. In a dramatic fashion, foreign agents and G-Men try to seize the inventions for themselves.

Taken from wikipedia.org A mad scientist who attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions. In a dramatic fashion, foreign agents and G-Men try to seize the inventions for themselves.

Taken from IMDB: A scientist discovers a formula for making synthetic gold, but before he can reveal the secret to his colleagues at the International Research Foundation, both he and the book in which he has written the formula disappear. Super-detective Craig Kennedy and his partner are called in to find both the scientists and the formula.

Taken from wikipedia.org A mad scientist who attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions. In a dramatic fashion, foreign agents and G-Men try to seize the inventions for themselves.

Taken from IMDB: Hank Davis, foreman on a huge dam project, enlists the aid of his two flyer friends when a sinister figure known as The Black Ace leads his Mystery Squadron of masked pilots in an attempt to destroy the dam.

Two short educational features about Weirton Steel Corporation and the town around it.

From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place.

Taken from IMDB: Hank Davis, foreman on a huge dam project, enlists the aid of his two flyer friends when a sinister figure known as The Black Ace leads his Mystery Squadron of masked pilots in an attempt to destroy the dam.

The House of Darkness was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1913. Its theme is how music soothes the insane mind. It deals with an escaped mental patient who threatens a woman with a gun, but backs off when she plays the piano for him. It is sentimental ad many of Griffith's films are but the acting is a bit subdued for the silent film of the period. It is worth a look.

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