The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919/1920, Germ.) (aka Das Kabinett Des Doktor Caligari), 71 minutes, D: Robert Wiene
Way Down East (1920), 100-150 minutes, D: D.W. Griffith
A powerful melodrama starring silent film immortal Lillian Gish. The film is the story of an innocent New England country girl, Anna (Lillian Gish) who is duped into a phony marriage, wronged (pregnant) and then abandoned. The baby dies in her arms during its baptism. She goes to live with a farm family, hoping that her past will not be revealed. But it is and she is cast out into a raging blizzard. The exciting conclusion finds her wandering onto an icy river, stuck on a floating ice floe moving toward a waterfall. She is saved by the farmer's son (Richard Barthelmess), whose love she had previously rejected. They are married.
Within Our Gates (1920), 79 minutes, D: Oscar Micheaux