-1929 (1929)
Black & White
Starring: Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt, Mary Ann Jackson

Silent Short Films| 1920s | RetroFilm Vault

Public Domain Movies

A Truthful Liar (1924)
Starring: Will Rogers, Jack Ackroyd, R.O. Pennell

Along Came Auntie (1926)
Running Time: 23 mins Black & White
Starring: Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon, Vivien Oakland
A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now living with her second husband, she must act to convince her aunt, that she is still married to her first husband, which is not taken gracefully by her second husband.

Anemic Cinema (1926)
Running Time: 7 mins Black & White

A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as it rotates. The messages, in French, feature puns and whimsical rhymes and alliteration. The final message comments on the spiral motif itself.

Running Time: 1 min Black & White
Starring: Jimmie Adams, Charlotte Merriam, Billy Engle
When a bottle of hair tonic renders him bald, Jimmie is mistaken for a famous French beautician and is called upon to demonstrate his skills.

Big Moments From Little Pictures (1924)
Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Will Rogers, Marie Mosquini, Earl Mohan
1924 Will Rogers short "Big Moments from Little Pictures," in which Will lampoons famous actors like Valentino in "Blood and Sand" and Douglas Fairbanks in "Robin Hood." Produced by Hal Roach.

Bread, the Staff of Life (1920)
Black & White

Black & White
Starring: Lloyd Hamilton, Estelle Bradley, Al Thompson

Running Time: 10 mins Black & White
Starring: James Finlayson, William Gillespie, Helen Gilmore
In CHASING THE CHASER, written and directed by comedian Stan Laurel, a cross-dressing detective is hired to expose a husband with a wandering eye. Watch for a brief appearance of Fay Wray (of KING KONG fame) as the nursemaid.

Chop Suey Louie (1923)
Running Time: 12 mins Black & White
Starring: Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes, Frank Alexander
Joe Rock plays the title character, a sailor named Chop Suey Louie. When he arrives in China, he sees a pretty lady being attacked and comes to her rescue. But in the process, her watch is stolen and her father announces he'll pay ANYTHING to get the watch back...and Louie jumps into action. He takes on the evil gang of kinda Chinese looking guys and eventually is able to outsmart them. But, his boat is about to sail and Louie needs to think fast to get back on time.

Cinderella Cinders (1920s)
Black & White
Starring: Alice Howell, Richard Smith, Rose Burkhardt

Black & White
Starring: Neal Burns, Molly Malone, Jack Duffy

Crazy Doings (1929)
Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Billy Dooley, Vera Steadman, Eddie Barry

Crazy Ray (1922)
Running Time: 19 mins Black & White
Starring: Lionel Barrymore and Boris Karloff

Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Louise Fazenda, Sidney Smith, Otto Fries
Louise gets hired as a maid for a swank society party, but the it's really a set up for a bunch of tough jewel robbers. She gets hold of the swag and a big slapstick chase along a highway and beach ensues.

Dodge Your Debts (1921)
Running Time: 10 mins Black & White
Starring: Gaylord Lloyd, Estelle Harrison, Tiny Ward
Harold's brother plays a bill collector in this hilarious slapstick comedy.

Excuse My Dust (1920)
Running Time: 48 mins Black & White
Starring: Wallace Reid, Wallace Reid Jr., Ann Little
A top race-car driver leaves the sport to get married and settle down, because his new wife doesn't want him to race anymore. However, not long afterwards his wife takes their infant son and leaves him to go to San Francisco. The husband gets word that his son is seriously ill in San Francisco, but he has no way to get there. Just in the nick of time, however, the racer's father-in-law just happens to have developed a new car for a cross-country race--to San Francisco!

Family Life (1924)
Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Mark Jones, Ruth Hiatt, Otto Fries
The Duff family shares a duplex bungalow with a police sergeant and his wife. While the Duffs endure a series of trials in making a home and finding ways to relax, the policeman is worried about tracking down Gypsy Joe and his gang. Soon, everyone involved meets up under unlikely and hazardous circumstances.

Running Time: 17 mins Black & White
Starring: Reginald Merville, Harry Watson, Olga Woods
A dancer on Broadway and her boyfriend take a trip back home only to find that their fathers are in the middle of an angry feud.

Black & White
Starring: Dorothy Devore, James Harrison, Neal Burns

Grandma's Girl (1928)
Running Time: 18 mins Black & White
Starring: Jean Gabin
Comedic Short directed by Mack Sennett.

Harvest Hands (1926)
Running Time: 10 mins Black & White
Starring: James Parrott, Jobyna Ralston, Eddie Baker

Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White

New York beat cronies slumbering through Harry Smith, Burroughs and Ginsberg, University Columbia, Colombia, or the crazy is just what we need, not to "explain" tears in the fabric but to widen them with signs of solidarity that engage with the spiritual every day.

Black & White
Starring: Frank Butler, Laura Roessing, Sidney D'Albrook

Running Time: 1 min Black & White
Starring: Gale Henry, Milburn Morante, Hap Ward
It is the year 1950; women have taken over men's jobs and have become the aggressors in romantic situations. Lizzie Hap stuffs the ballot box, defeats her opponent, Minnie Fish, and is thereby elected Fire Chief of the all female fire department, and succeeds in winning the hand of her fair loved one, Willie Wart.

Herman the Great Mouse (1924)

Running Time: 50 mins Black & White
Starring: Lloyd Hamilton, Tom Wilson, Tom O'Malley
A small town man takes a mail-order detective course. When a Black friend is murdered, he goes undercover in black-face to investigate at a notorious, knife-wielding bootlegger's roadhouse.

In the Grease! (1925)
Black & White
Starring: James Finlayson, Anita Garvin

J-U-N-K (1920)
Running Time: 28 mins Black & White
Starring: Madge Kirby, Jim Welch, John J. Richardson
A Hank Mann slapstick comedy where he plays a Junk Dealer's Helper.

Running Time: 22 mins Black & White
Starring: Snub' Pollard, Marvin Loback, Thelma Daniels

Monkey Shines (1920)
Black & White
Starring: Eddie Barry, Earle Rodney, Helen Darling

Move Along (1926)
Running Time: 21 mins Black & White
Starring: Lloyd Hamilton, Helen Foster, Glen Cavender
A street cop repeatedly swats a down-on-his-luck gentleman with his nightstick and urges him to move along.

Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Kathryn McGuire

Not Wanted (1924)
Running Time: 11 mins Black & White
Starring: Billy West, Bobby Mason, Tiny Sandford
Billy West moves briskly from one comic scene to another, cheerfully failing at each endeavor, in this rare comedy short. Will he wind up with the pretty young woman he rescues and then turns up with a pram while he's fishing

Running Time: 11 mins Black & White
Starring: Neely Edwards, Alice Howell, Bert Roach
It's raining heavily, but at first the young husband and wife are not concerned about it. But the husband gets soaked on the way home from work, and then finds that the butler has left all of his suits hanging outside in the rain. Next, when some friends come to visit, they find that their troubles with water are just beginning.

Remember When? (1925)
Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Harry Langdon, Natalie Kingston, Vernon Dent
Little orphan Harry is separated from his childhood sweetheart. Years later, he finds she's a bearded lady in a circus.

Renoir Shorts (1927)
Running Time: 50 mins Black & White


Robbery Under Arms (1920)
Running Time: 53 mins Black & White
Starring: Jackie Anderson, Vera Archer, Kenneth Brampton
Two brothers, Dick and Jim Marsden, become involved with the bushranger, Captain Starlight. They romance two girls, work on the goldfields, and are captured by the police after Starlight is shot dead.

SEA LEGS (1925)
Black & White
Starring: Neal Burns, Vera Steadman, Jack Duffy

Black & White
Starring: Snooky

Stick Around (1925)
Running Time: 24 mins Black & White
Starring: Oliver Hardy, Bobby Ray, Hazel Newman
Two paperhangers are employed by a sanitarium to hang up some posters. Chaos Ensures.

Super-Hooper-Dyne-Lizzies (1925)
Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Lillian Knight
An eccentric inventor has thought of a way that automobiles can run on radio waves, without gasoline. His plans put him in conflict with the owner of an oil company, who is also pursuing the inventor's daughter. This rival begins to scheme against the inventor, and it is left up to the inventor's hired man to try to stop him.

Running Time: 7 mins Black & White
Starring: Snub' Pollard, Marvin Loback, Thelma Daniels
Fat and Snub are a reporter and photographer who try to track down a reclusive Scotsman for an interview and photo.

Black & White
Starring: Larry Semon, Dorothy Dwan, Frank Alexander

The Fast Mail-Man (1922)
Running Time: 20 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Dunn, Helen Dale, Garry O'Dell

Running Time: 3 mins Black & White
Starring: Snub' Pollard, Blanche Mehaffey, Glenn Tryon
Inventor Ignatius Pollard develops a new "Pavement Polisher" to clean the streets, but a demonstration of the device does not go as planned.

Running Time: 13 mins Black & White
Starring: Al St. John, George Davis, Glen Cavender
In 1830, a train known as the Iron Mule is loaded with passengers, and starts off on its trip. Along the way, the train faces numerous obstacles and delays. The engineer is prepared for most of them, but the real challenges come when the train is ambushed by Indians.

The Wild Goose Chaser (1925)
Black & White
Starring: Ben Turpin, Trilby Clark, Jack Cooper
Madeline Hurlock is tired of her husband (Ben Turpin) ignoring her to go hunting so she runs off with one of his friends.

Too Much Dutch (1923)
Black & White
Starring: Joe Rock

Voice on the Screen, The (1926)
Running Time: 12 mins Black & White

Produced by Vitaphone Corperation. Demonstrates talking pictures. Made a year before "The Jazz Singer"

Running Time: 18 mins Black & White
Starring: Will King, Dot Farley, Billy Bevan

Weak Knees (1925)
Black & White
Starring: Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance

Why Change Your Wife (1920)
Running Time: 90 mins Black & White
Starring: Thomas Meighan, Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels
Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort.

Wild and Wooly (1924)
Running Time: 13 mins Black & White
Starring: Jackie Dailey