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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: 678
Vote Average: 8.1/10

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: 223
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: 107
Vote Average: 7.4/10

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: 93
Vote Average: 7.8/10


Stop-motion photography blends with extreme slow-motion in Clair's first and most 'dada' film, composed of a series of zany, interconnected scenes. We witness a rooftop chess match between Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, a hearse pulled by a camel (and chased by its pallbearers) and a dizzying roller coaster finale. A film of contradictions and agreements.

Release On: 4th - December - 1924

Vote Count: 112
Vote Average: 7/10

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: 48
Vote Average: 6.7/10

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: 64
Vote Average: 6.8/10

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: 154
Vote Average: 7.4/10

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: 70
Vote Average: 7.7/10

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: 67
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Ballet Mécanique

Ballet Mécanique (1923-4) is a Dadaist, post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by artist Fernand Léger and filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic input from Man Ray). It has a musical score by the American composer George Antheil (However, the film premiered with no soundtrack, on September 24th, 1924 at the Internationale Ausstellung neuer Theatertechnik in Vienna). It is considered one of the masterpieces of early experimental filmmaking.

Release On: 24th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 85
Vote Average: 6.5/10


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: 51
Vote Average: 6.1/10

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: 48
Vote Average: 7.1/10

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: 44
Vote Average: 6.4/10


A famed artist fights his passion for a male model, until the young man falls for a woman.

Release On: 26th - September - 1924

Vote Count: 31
Vote Average: 6.3/10

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: 50
Vote Average: 6.8/10


A famous singer Claire Lescot, who lives on the outskirts of Paris, is courted by many men, including a maharajah, Djorah de Nopur, and a young Swedish scientist, Einar Norsen. At her lavish parties she enjoys their amorous attentions but she remains emotionally aloof and heartlessly taunts them. When she is told that Norsen has killed himself because of her, she shows no feelings. At her next concert she is booed by an audience outraged at her coldness. She visits the vault in which Norsen's body lies, and as she admits her feelings for him she discovers that he is alive; his death was feigned. Djorah is jealous of their new relationship and causes Claire to be bitten by a poisonous snake. Her body is brought to Norsen's laboratory, where he, by means of his scientific inventions, restores Claire to life.

Release On: 12th - December - 1924

Vote Count: 25
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Die Stadt ohne Juden

In the Republic of Utopia, because of the bad economic crisis ailing the nation, the Jews are made the scapegoats for the economic and social ills affecting the population; therefore, the government decides to expel them. Leo Strakosch is among the exiled. He is engaged to Counsellor's Linder's daughter. He gets into the Republic, in a clandestine way, to show to the society the wrongness of their anti-semitic prejudice. Bettauer's novel differs essentially from the film version. "Vienna" was named "Utopia". Even a happy ending was provided.

Release On: 25th - July - 1924

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 6.4/10

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: 49
Vote Average: 5.4/10


This documentary promoting the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers. These children are constantly busy, pasting propaganda posters on walls, distributing hand bills, exhorting all to "buy from the cooperative" as opposed to the Public Sector, promoting temperance, and helping poor widows. Experimental portions of the film, projected in reverse, feature the un-slaughtering of a bull and the un-baking of bread.

Release On: 31st - October - 1924

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 6.7/10