Note to Ebay These films are in the Public Domain
It’s been estimated that over 90% of all silent films made no longer exist. Of the ones that do still exist there are many that are preserved in only in private collections or various archives such as the Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, UCLA , etc. Most of these are not accessible to the general public. I have just had some more films from my private collection transferred from film and I am releasing them on DVD-R. While all are in the “Public Domain” chances are you have never seen most of them. This set has a two commedies and two early attempts to add color to film by hand tinting the frames.
Collection #7 has 4 films
A Slave’s Love (1910) This early film experimented with hand tinting. Color was added to some of the clothing. The story takes place in ancient Rome where a Roman Senator falls in love with a slave girl. His wife has her arrested and poisoned. The Senator who arrives too late to save her poisons himself and dies by her side just as his wife arrives on scene. Kind of an early version of Romeo & Juliette.
A New Way Of Traveling (ca 1910) What an odd film!!! This one also uses hand tinting. The characters appear to be Japanese and a fat lady (at least I think it’s a lady) takes a fantasy ride in a barrel to the bottom of a lake and meets strange sights on the way.
The Locket or When She Was Twenty (1913) This one Stars John Bunny, Flora Finch, and Leah Baird. Baird accidently puts her locket into Bunny’s pocket where Flora finds it and leaves him while he’s napping. When Bunny awakes and finds Flora’s note he hurries to her parents’ home. On the way Baird spots Bunny and follows him with a cop to have him arrested.
The Wrong Mr. Fox (1917) Victor Moore plays Jimmy Fox an out of work actor who is about to kill himself when he gets a job offer. He takes the wrong train and ends up in a town expecting the arrival of a Reverend Fox. Moore tries to impersonate the preacher to steal the offerings but “out foxes” himself.
Check out my other collections
Collection #1 has Auntie's Portrait (1915), Nothing To Wear (1917), and Her Dress Maker's Biills (1912)
Collection #2 has Savage Princess(1909), A Son’s Return(1909), and Shrinking Rawhide (1912)
Collection #3 has Gangsters And The Girl (1914), Will-Be Weds (1913), Riding The Goat, and Crossed Wires
Collection #4 has Little Country Mouse (1914), A Virginia Feud (1913), Polishing Up (1912) and Battle At Elderbush Gulch (1913)
Collection #5 has Mystery Of Dead Man's Isle (1915), Dear Old Pal (1923), and Beaucitron At Home (1922)
Collection #6 has In The Line of Duty (1919) Beaucitron Detective (1922), and Some Baby (1922)
Collection #8 has Should Husbands Dance? (1920) The Struggle (1913) and The Two Doyles (1919)
Until They Get Me (1917) This film is one of Frank Borzage’s early directorial efforts. It was filmed right before The Gun Woman which is also available. It stars Pauline Starke, Joe King, Jack Curtis, Wilbur Higby, Anna Dodge, and Walter Perry. Jack Curtis is on his way to see his wife and newborn son when he kills a man in self defense. The following year Curtis meets Pauline Starke working as an indentured servant who has decided to escape. Joe King plays a Canadian Mountie who is chasing Curtis and takes Pauline to the Mountie Outpost where she becomes the foster daughter of Wilbur Higby and his wife Anna Dodge.
The Sky Pilot (1921) directed by King Vidor, stars Colleen Moore and John Bowers. Bowers plays a traveling preacher who tries to bring religion to a frontier town. Colleen Moore the beautiful girl he falls in love with is trampled in a stampede but regains the use of her legs just in time to save him from a burning house.