Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Isn't it too noisy here?  Let's have some quiet.

No plot and terrible photography, but this clip is of the great Mark Twain at his Connecticut home, 1909.

And it isn't the season, but here's Thomas Edison's take on The Night Before Christmas, 1908.

A Trip to the Planets, a 1925 silent educational film from Germany with English titles added.

A Napoleonic chase film from 1904, courtesy of Mr. Edison.  Not much happens, but some of the photography is interesting.  In two parts.

Before Mickey Mouse, there was Oswald Rabbit.  In 1927, Oswald met the Mechanical Cow.  (Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't have to censor Clarabelle Cow because of her udders?  In any event, this mechanical cow has what appears to be non-mechanical udders.)

And, from 1913, the archvillain Fantomas appears in the French film A l'Ombre de la Guillotine (In the Shadow of the Guillotine).

For more Overlooked Films, visit Todd Mason over at sweetfreedom.


  1. I have seen very few silent films. Mostly the ones that the ALLOY ORCHESTRA composed music for.

    1. Some silent films are infinitely better than much of the films released today. (And, of course, some are just plain awful.)

  2. And some would be much more impressive if their surviving prints were complete or not so damaged...