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Guido Brignone – La fuga di Socrate aka Socrate’s Escape (1923)

Synopsis:
Socrate, a weird parrot, one day flies away through an open window. The mistress of the parrot imposes on her boyfriend Ajax a terrible condition: if he doesn’t find Socrate, she will marry another man. Ajax immediately starts to look for Socrate, but soon he discovers that the parrot has been captured and sold to a young lady leaving for Havana. Finally Ajax manages to get to Cuba, but once there he finds out that Socrate has already flown away to return to his original owner; she telegraphs Ajax asking him to return to her – but she will wait in vain: Ajax has already fallen in love with the young lady who emigrated to Cuba. Read More »

Germaine Dulac – Âme d’artiste AKA Heart of an Actress (1924)

Plot :
Helen Taylor, a favorite of the London public on stage, is torn between the attention of Lord Stamford (principal shareholder of the theater) and Herbert Campbell, a fervent admirer, novel author, who does not hesitate to abandon his wife to follow The star of the scene. Read More »

Josef Stein – Mikor a szolo erik AKA When the Grapes Ripen (1919)


The cooper’s daughter, Zsuzsi, is getting wooed by Peter. Her father doesn’t want a word of it because Peter is an alcoholic. Peter vows never to drink again and thus wins the hand of Zsuzsi. Peter becomes a hard working man, earning the envy of the whole village. A conspiracy ensues, they get him drunk and his wife leaves him. So Peter gets into the service of the landlord… Read More »

Louis Feuillade – Le nain (1912)

Quote:
The scenes of “Life as it is” resemble nothing of what has been done so far by the various film producers in the world. They are an attemp at realism carried for the first time to the screen as it was taken before to literature, theater and the arts. Read More »

Adolf Mérey – Simon Judit (1915)

Judit kills her first child because the father left them. She returns to a previous suitor, Simon. Each year their child dies. The rabbi says this happens because she killed her first child and forbids her to kiss her baby till it gets married. Read More »

Roberto Roberti – L’ultima vittima AKA A Victim of Vengeance (1913)

A VICTIM OF VENGEANCE

Original lenght: 852 m

Emma Vallona, an oriental dancer, is suffocated by debts due to her expensive life; so she does not hesitate to induce the Minister d’Angy to endorse a bill in her favour. While the Minister is gradually being overwhelmed by this scandal, which contributes to destroy his political career, she carefree moves to Spain under the false name of Madame d’Ambois. There she meets the Prince of Gébraléon, who asks her to marry him. She agrees but, just before the wedding, the Minister d’Angy reappears. Read More »

Boris Barnet – Ledolom aka The Thaw (1931)

Quote:
The son of a kulak has an affair with a poor girl and an eye within the village council so that his father’s interest could be preserved. But a man reveals how the kulak intend to impoverish more the peasants and workers and get freed from taxes. Read More »