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Sherlock Jr.

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Release On: 17th - April - 1924

Vote Count: 609
Vote Average: 8.2/10

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

Siegfried, son of King Siegmund of Xanten, travels to Worms, capital of the Burgundian kingdom, to ask King Gunther for the hand of his sister, the beautiful Kriemhild.

Release On: 14th - February - 1924

Vote Count: 83
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The Navigator

The wealthy and impulsive Rollo Treadway decides to propose to his beautiful socialite neighbor, Betsy O'Brien. Although Betsy turns Rollo down, he still opts to go on the cruise that he intended as their honeymoon. When circumstances find both Rollo and Betsy on the wrong ship, they end up having adventures on the high seas.

Release On: 28th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 141
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Der letzte Mann

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1924

Vote Count: 202
Vote Average: 7.8/10

The Thief of Bagdad

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Release On: 18th - March - 1924

Vote Count: 96
Vote Average: 7.5/10


An absolute dada movie composed of a series of zany, disconnected scenes. Amongst other scenes we witness a chess match between Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, a dizzying roller coaster sequence and a hearse pulled by a camel.

Release On: 4th - December - 1924

Vote Count: 103
Vote Average: 7/10

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache

When Kriemhild, thirsty for revenge, marries to Etzel, king of the Huns, she invites King Gunther and his court to visit them, intending to finally take the life of the man responsible of her disgrace.

Release On: 26th - April - 1924

Vote Count: 63
Vote Average: 7.6/10

He Who Gets Slapped

Story of an inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns. He falls in love with another circus performer, and those who betrayed him enter his life yet again.

Release On: 22nd - December - 1924

Vote Count: 61
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Orlacs Hände

A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he is horrified to learn they once belonged to a murderer.

Release On: 24th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 54
Vote Average: 6.9/10

The Iron Horse

Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west. He sets off with his son, Davy, to survey a route. They discover a new pass which will shave 200 miles off the expected distance, but they are set upon by a party of Cheyenne. One of them, a white renegade with only two fingers on his right hand, kills Brandon and scalps him. Davy is all alone now.

Release On: 24th - August - 1924

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Girl Shy

Harold Meadows is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guidebook, The Secret of Making Love, for other bashful young men. Fate has him meet rich girl Mary, and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.

Release On: 20th - April - 1924

Vote Count: 43
Vote Average: 7/10

Ballet Mécanique

Ballet Mécanique (1923-4) is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by the artist Fernand Léger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic input from Man Ray). It has a musical score by the American composer George Antheil. However, the film premiered in silent version on 24 September 1924 at the Internationale Ausstellung neuer Theatertechnik (International Exposition for New Theater Technique) in Vienna presented by Frederick Kiesler. It is considered one of the masterpieces of early experimental filmmaking.

Release On: 24th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 76
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Hot Water

Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in which Hubby accidently chloroforms his mother-in-law and is convinced that he has killed her. When she begins sleep-walking, he thinks that she has returned to haunt him.

Release On: 26th - October - 1924

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Paris qui dort

A night watchman on the Eiffel Tower wakes up to find the entire population of the city frozen in place.

Release On: 26th - December - 1924

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 6.7/10


A young man travels to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads a popular uprising against the ruling group with the support of Queen Aelita, who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope.

Release On: 24th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Das Wachsfigurenkabinett

A poet is hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the fantastic stories and fall in love for each other.

Release On: 13th - November - 1924

Vote Count: 34
Vote Average: 6.2/10

Symphonie diagonale

A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The figure vanishes and the process begins again with a new pattern, each cycle lasting one or two seconds. The complete figures are drawn in a vaguely Art Deco style and could be said to resemble any number of things, an ear, a harp, panpipes, a grand piano with trombones, and so on, only highly stylized. The tone is playful and hypnotic.

Release On: 4th - November - 1924

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 5.5/10

Beau Brummel

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries Lord Alvanley. Brummel, broken-hearted, embarks upon a life of revelry.

Release On: 30th - March - 1924

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 7/10

Mister Radio

Release On: 5th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 8/10

The Sea Hawk

The adventures of Oliver Tressilian, who goes from English gentry to galley slave to captain of a Moorish fighting ship.

Release On: 14th - June - 1924

Vote Count: 8
Vote Average: 6.4/10