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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 26, 1930|
|Born:||April 1, 1883||Cause of Death:||bronchial cancer|
|Birth Place:||Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton's victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals.
A ventriloquist, a strong man and a midget form a criminal alliance.
An animal trapper in Indochina fights to keep his former mistress from destroying their daughter's life.
In this silent film, a circus clown falls for a young innocent in love with another.
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
Myrtle enjoys rubbing shoulders with gangsters like Skeeter. When she learns too much about Skeeter's set-up, Myrtle is put on the spot by the mob. Police officer Dan puts Myrtle in "protective custody" in his own apartment.
In this silent film, an escaped killer pretends to be a sideshow's armless wonder.
In this silent film, vampires are suspected in an unsolved murder.
In this silent film, a tough drill sergeant and a spoiled recruit become romantic rivals.
In this silent film, a Chinese patriarch goes mad when his daughter falls for an Englishman.
A peasant saves a countess during the Russian Revolution.
A benevolent bishop helps the needy during the day, but runs a crime syndicate at night.
A one-eyed proprietor of a Mandalay bordello attempts to save his innocent daughter from a questionable admiral.
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
In this silent film, a hideously deformed man haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera.
In this silent film, a mad scientist engineers car wrecks so he can experiment on the survivors.
In this silent film, a scientist flees his tragic past to become a circus clown.
In this silent film, a deformed bell-ringer gives sanctuary to a beautiful gypsy accused of witchcraft.
Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment.
A young orphan falls in with a man training children to be thieves.
In this silent film, a revolutionary is ordered to kill his romantic rival.
Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
In this silent film, a criminal mastermind plots revenge against the doctor who amputated his legs.
Axel Heyst, an uncommitted wanderer, has settled on an island in the South Seas. He takes pity on a troubled young woman, Lena, and gives her refuge on her island. But the piratical Mr. Jones, who believes Heyst has treasure buried on his island, leads his cohorts in an invasion of Heyst's haven.
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.
A propagandistic view of the First World War, showing the political greed of the German Kaiser Wilhelm, the resistance of some of his own soldiers, and fanciful prediction of the nature of the war's end.
Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.
A young author is so overjoyed at selling her first book that she unknowingly signs over all her rights to the greedy publisher. Later, after the book becomes a best-seller, the publisher's nephew (who has fallen in love with her) tries to help her get her rights back.
This short film provides a silent tour of MGM studios in 1925.
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