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The General

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

Release On: 25th - December - 1926

Vote Count: 701
Vote Average: 8.1/10


Robert J. Flaherty's South Seas follow-up to Nanook of the North is a Gauguin idyll moved by "pride of beauty... pride of strength."

Release On: 7th - January - 1926

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist.

Release On: 13th - October - 1926

Vote Count: 197
Vote Average: 8/10

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

Based on stories from "The Arabian Nights". A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into riding a magical flying horse. The heroic prince is able to subdue the magical horse, which he uses to fly off to many adventures. While travelling, he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu, and must defeat an army of demons to win her heart. The film is animated using the silhouette technique.

Release On: 3rd - September - 1926

Vote Count: 116
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Evil Mr.Grimes keeps a rag-tag bunch orphans on his farm deep in a swamp in the US South. He forces them to work in his garden and treats them like slaves. They are watched over by the eldest, Molly. A gang in league with Mr. Grimes kidnaps Doris, the beautiful little daughter of a rich man, and hides her out on Grimes' farm, awaiting ransom. When the police close in, and Mr. Grimes threatens to throw Doris into the bottomless mire, Molly must lead her little flock out through the alligator-infested swamp.

Release On: 19th - September - 1926

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 7.2/10


A story about a family torn apart by a worker's strike. At first, the mother wants to protect her family from the troublemakers, but eventually she realizes that her son is right and the workers should strike.

Release On: 11th - October - 1926

Vote Count: 39
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Flesh and the Devil

As lifelong best friends Leo and Ulrich return home following completion of their military training, Leo sees stunning Felicitas at the railway station and, mesmerized by her beauty, is smitten. A scandal follows, for which Leo is sent away. Returning home three years later, he discovers that much has changed.

Release On: 25th - December - 1926

Vote Count: 32
Vote Average: 7.4/10

The Black Pirate

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape.

Release On: 8th - March - 1926

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 7/10

Battling Butler

Meek millionaire Alfred Butler goes on a camping excursion with his faithful servant. Once in the wilderness, Alfred ignores outdoor activities in favor of trying to woo a charming mountain girl, who wants nothing to do with her spoiled suitor. Trying to impress the girl, Alfred masquerades as boxing star "Battling" Butler.

Release On: 19th - September - 1926

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 6.9/10


A pair of sisters leave the country for the city after their parents are slaughtered in a mysterious axe murder.

Release On: 2nd - January - 1926

Vote Count: 50
Vote Average: 7.2/10

So This Is Paris

Paris, Hollywood, not Paris, France, the perfect setting for Ernst Lubitsch's comedy of pretense.

Release On: 31st - July - 1926

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The Bat

A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

Release On: 14th - March - 1926

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The Son of the Sheik

Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. She and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom.

Release On: 5th - September - 1926

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 6.6/10


A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Release On: 24th - September - 1926

Vote Count: 58
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Fig Leaves

In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of her neighbour, who has secret designs on Adam, Eve secretly becomes a fashion model by day, knowing that her husband would disapprove. This tale is book-ended by a sequence of the two principals in the Garden of Eden, having the same preoccupations amid the dinosaurs and boulders.

Release On: 22nd - August - 1926

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Don Juan

If there was one thing that Don Juan de Marana learned from his father Don Jose, it was that women gave you three things - life, disillusionment and death. In his father's case it was his wife, Donna Isobel, and Donna Elvira who supplied the latter. Don Juan settled in Rome after attending the University of Pisa. Rome was run by the tyrannical Borgia family consisting of Caesar, Lucrezia and the Count Donati. Juan has his way with and was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia for ignoring Lucrezia and then killing Count Donati in a duel. For Adriana, they will both be condemned to death in the prison on the river Tigre.

Release On: 6th - August - 1926

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 6.3/10

3 Bad Men

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. A silent film directed by John Ford.

Release On: 28th - August - 1926

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Tell It to the Marines

U.S. Marine Sergeant O'Hara has his hands full training raw recruits, one of whom, 'Skeets' Burns, is a particular thorn in his side. If Burns's lackadaisical approach to the military were not bad enough, he also makes advances on nurse Nora Dale, whom Sergeant O'Hara secretly loves. Nora is oblivious to O'Hara's feelings and is attracted to the handsome 'Skeet.' But an indiscretion turns her against him, and it takes an expedition to China and a battle with a warlord's bandit brigade to sort things out among the nurse and her two Marines.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1926

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 6/10

For Heaven's Sake

An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.

Release On: 5th - April - 1926

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Brown of Harvard

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor's daughter.

Release On: 2nd - May - 1926

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 6.4/10