This collection is the result of a bold decision: to rescue forgotten early films made on inflammable nitrate stock, and to bring these amazing treasures to your screens, many for the very first time. This is your passport to a world of magic and delights!
Art Home Swallows His Clarinet (1912) France 1912. A comic short with crazy special effects. The Cook (1918) USA 1918. Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle are zany waiters in this slapstick comedy, seen here in its original uncut form. All This and Rabbit Stew (1941) USA 1941. Tex Avery cartoon, rarely seen today because of censorship. Love and Advertising (1932) France 1932. In this comedy short, real people live their lives in a shop window, anticipating today's 'Reality TV'. An Excursion to the Moon (1908) France 1908. The colour remake of Georges Melies' famous 'A Trip to the Moon'. La Samaritaine (1930) France 1930. Behind the scenes in the Mail Order department of the famous Paris store, 40 years before the invention of the computer! Publi-Cine France 1935-1950. Six racy commercials for brillantine, razors and furniture, with surprise guests Jacques Tati and Laurel and Hardy. By Indian Post (1919) USA 1919. A rare John Ford Western, from the very beginning of his career. Cyrano de Bergerac (1900) France 1900. The 'ballad of the Duel' performed by Coquelin Aine for the Paris Universal Exhibition. Ain't She Sweet (1933) USA 1933. 'Karaoke', decades before its time, presented by the inimitable Lilian Roth.The Flight Around the World (1924) Germany 1924. The fifth episode of our action adventure serial, full of thrills and spills.