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Master of the House
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directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1889-1968; performed by Johannes Meyer, 1884-1972, Astrid Holm, 1893-1961 and Karin Nellemose, 1905-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1925), 1 hour 47 mins
Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life. A deft comedy of gentle revenge, it is the story of a housewife who, with the help of a wily nanny, turns the tables on her tyrannical husband. In it, Dreyer com...
directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1889-1968; performed by Johannes Meyer, 1884-1972, Astrid Holm, 1893-1961 and Karin Nellemose, 1905-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1925), 1 hour 47 mins
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Street Without End
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directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; produced by Shochiku Company; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Yamanouchi Hikaru, 1903-1983, Isono Akio, 1910-1986 and Shinobu Setsuko, fl. 1934-1955 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1934), 1 hour 29 mins
Mikio Naruse’s final silent film is a gloriously rich portrait of a waitress, Sugiko, whose life, despite a host of male admirers and even some intrigued movie talent scouts, ends up taking a suffocatingly domestic turn after a wealthy businessman accidentally hits her with his car. Featuring vividly drawn chara...
directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; produced by Shochiku Company; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Yamanouchi Hikaru, 1903-1983, Isono Akio, 1910-1986 and Shinobu Setsuko, fl. 1934-1955 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1934), 1 hour 29 mins
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I Was Born, But…
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968, Tomio Aoki, 1923-2004, Yoshikawa Mitsuko, 1901-1991, Sugawara Hideo, 1924-, Sakamoto Takeshi, 1899-1974 and Teruyo Hayami, fl. 1932 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1932), 1 hour 31 mins
One of Ozu's most popular films, I Was Born, But . . . is a blithe portrait of the financial and psychological toils of one family, as told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys. For two brothers, the daily struggles of bullies and mean teachers is nothing next to the mortification...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968, Tomio Aoki, 1923-2004, Yoshikawa Mitsuko, 1901-1991, Sugawara Hideo, 1924-, Sakamoto Takeshi, 1899-1974 and Teruyo Hayami, fl. 1932 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1932), 1 hour 31 mins
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The Passion of Joan of Arc
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directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1889-1968; designed by Valentine Hugo, 1887-1968; performed by Maria Falconetti, 1892-1946, Eugène Silvain, 1851-1930 and André Berley, 1880-1936 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1928), 1 hour 22 mins
With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been lost to fire...
directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1889-1968; designed by Valentine Hugo, 1887-1968; performed by Maria Falconetti, 1892-1946, Eugène Silvain, 1851-1930 and André Berley, 1880-1936 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1928), 1 hour 22 mins
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M
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directed by Fritz Lang, 1890-1976; produced by Seymour Nebenzal, 1899-1961, Nero-Film AG; performed by Peter Lorre, 1904-1964, Ellen Widmann, 1894-1985, Inge Landgut, 1922-1986, Otto Wernicke, 1893-1965, Theodor Loos, 1883-1954, Gustaf Gründgens, 1899-1963, Friedrich Gnaß, 1892-1958, Fritz Odemar, 1890-1955, Paul Kemp, 1896-1953, Theo Lingen, 1903-1978, Rudolf Blümner, 1871-1945 and Georg John, 1879-1934 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1931), 1 hour 50 mins
A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann . . . In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with...
directed by Fritz Lang, 1890-1976; produced by Seymour Nebenzal, 1899-1961, Nero-Film AG; performed by Peter Lorre, 1904-1964, Ellen Widmann, 1894-1985, Inge Landgut, 1922-1986, Otto Wernicke, 1893-1965, Theodor Loos, 1883-1954, Gustaf Gründgens, 1899-1963, Friedrich Gnaß, 1892-1958, Fritz Odemar, 1890-1955, Paul Kemp, 1896-1953, Theo Lingen, 1903-1978, Rudolf Blümner, 1871-1945 and Georg John, 1879-1934 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1931), 1 hour 50 mins
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Pandora's Box
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directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1885-1967; designed by Gottlieb Hesch, 1890-1970; produced by Heinz Landsmann, 1886-, Nero-Film AG; performed by Louise Brooks, 1906-1985, Fritz Kortner, 1892-1970, Francis Lederer, 1899-2000, Carl Goetz, 1862-1932, Krafft-Raschig, fl. 1929, Alice Roberts, 1906-1985, Daisy D'Ora, 1913-2010 and Gustav Diessl, 1899-1948 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1929), 2 hours 11 mins
One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, controversial melodram...
directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1885-1967; designed by Gottlieb Hesch, 1890-1970; produced by Heinz Landsmann, 1886-, Nero-Film AG; performed by Louise Brooks, 1906-1985, Fritz Kortner, 1892-1970, Francis Lederer, 1899-2000, Carl Goetz, 1862-1932, Krafft-Raschig, fl. 1929, Alice Roberts, 1906-1985, Daisy D'Ora, 1913-2010 and Gustav Diessl, 1899-1948 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1929), 2 hours 11 mins
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Passing Fancy
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Den Obinata, fl. 1933, Nobuko Fushimi, fl. 1933 and Sakamoto Takeshi, 1899-1974 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 40 mins
The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing Fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship. With an ever more sophisticated visual style and understanding of fragile human relationships, Ozu seamlessly...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Den Obinata, fl. 1933, Nobuko Fushimi, fl. 1933 and Sakamoto Takeshi, 1899-1974 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 40 mins
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Tokyo Chorus
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Saitou Kurenai, fl. 1931; produced by Shochiku Kinema; performed by Okada Tokihiko, 1903-1934, Yagumo Emiko, 1903-1979, Sugawara Hideo, 1924-, Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010, Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968 and Iida Chôko, 1897-1972 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1931), 1 hour
Combining three prevalent genres of the day—the student comedy, the salaryman film, and the domestic drama—Ozu created this warmhearted family comedy, and demonstrated that he was truly coming into his own as a cinema craftsman. The setup is simple: Low wage–earning dad Okajima is depending on his bonus, and...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Saitou Kurenai, fl. 1931; produced by Shochiku Kinema; performed by Okada Tokihiko, 1903-1934, Yagumo Emiko, 1903-1979, Sugawara Hideo, 1924-, Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010, Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968 and Iida Chôko, 1897-1972 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1931), 1 hour
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Every Night Dreams
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directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; designed by Matsushita Matsunosuke, fl. 1933-1933; produced by Shochiku Kamata; performed by Kurishima Sumiko, 1902-1987, Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968, Arai Atsushi, fl. 1918-1934, Iida Chôko, 1897-1972 and Yoshikawa Mitsuko, 1901-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 4 mins
In the formally ravishing Every-Night Dreams, set in the dockside neighborhoods of Tokyo, a single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son — until her long-lost husband returns.
directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; designed by Matsushita Matsunosuke, fl. 1933-1933; produced by Shochiku Kamata; performed by Kurishima Sumiko, 1902-1987, Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968, Arai Atsushi, fl. 1918-1934, Iida Chôko, 1897-1972 and Yoshikawa Mitsuko, 1901-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 4 mins
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Haxan
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directed by Benjamin Christensen, 1879-1959; produced by Svensk Filmindustri (SF) and Aljosha Production Company; performed by Benjamin Christensen, 1879-1959, Astrid Holm, 1893-1961, Karen Winther, 1900-1989, Maren Pedersen, fl. 1922, Kate Fabian, 1870-1929, Oscar Stribolt, 1873-1927, Clara Pontoppidan, 1883-1975, Tora Teje, 1893-1970, John Andersen, fl. 1913, Aage Hertel, 1873-1944, Ib Schønberg, 1902-1955 and Elith Pio, 1887-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1922), 1 hour 47 mins
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from s...
directed by Benjamin Christensen, 1879-1959; produced by Svensk Filmindustri (SF) and Aljosha Production Company; performed by Benjamin Christensen, 1879-1959, Astrid Holm, 1893-1961, Karen Winther, 1900-1989, Maren Pedersen, fl. 1922, Kate Fabian, 1870-1929, Oscar Stribolt, 1873-1927, Clara Pontoppidan, 1883-1975, Tora Teje, 1893-1970, John Andersen, fl. 1913, Aage Hertel, 1873-1944, Ib Schønberg, 1902-1955 and Elith Pio, 1887-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1922), 1 hour 47 mins
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