Greatest Films of the 1920s
Greatest Films of the 1920s


Greatest Films of the 1920s
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1922

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922, Germ.), (aka Doktor Mabuse, Der Spieler), 242-297 minutes, D: Fritz Lang
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Haxan (1922, Denm./Swe.) (aka Witchcraft Through the Ages), 87 minutes, D: Benjamin Christensen
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Nanook of the North (1922), 79 minutes, D: Robert J. Flaherty
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Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror/Horror (1922, Germ.), (aka Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens), 94 minutes, D: F.W. Murnau
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Orphans of the Storm (1921/22), 150 minutes, D: D.W. Griffith
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, the story of the misadventures of two young girls who are sisters. One is Louise (Dorothy Gish), the illegitimate child of a wealthy aristocratic family but abandoned, adopted and raised by a worker/commoner, and tragically blinded by the plague. The other sister is Henriette (Lillian Gish), the natural-born daughter of the commoner. Henriette brings her blind adopted sister to Paris for an operation to cure her blindness. But Henriette is kidnapped by wicked aristocrat Marquis de Praille, and blind Louise is taken in by Mother Frochard and a family of beggar thieves. In the melodramatic conclusion, Henriette is on her way to the guillotine to be beheaded during the Reign of Terror, when she is rescued and reunited with her sister and new aristocrat lover.


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