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Preserved Films

Bayshore Round-Up (1920)

Film showing the Bayshore Amusement Park in its heyday, preserved by the Maryland Historical Society with NFPF support.

New Zealand Project: 2010

Unless otherwise noted, preservation work was funded through the NFPF.

  • The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies—Episode 5, The Chinese Fan (Edison, 1914), episode of the famous serial in which ace reporter Dolly Desmond, played by Mary Fuller, rescues a kidnapped girl and gets the scoop (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Available on DVD
  • Albert Spalding Playing Cavatina by Raft (Vitaphone, 1929), early sound film featuring American violinist and composer Albert Spalding (preservation funded and supervised by the Library of Congress).
  • American Co-Op Weekly (producer unknown, ca. 1918), newsreel featuring stories related to World War I (George Eastman House). Available on DVD
  • Andy’s Stump Speech (Universal, 1924), two-reel comedy in which Andy Gump, played by former Keystone Cop Joe Murphy, runs for office (UCLA Film & Television Archive). Available on DVD
  • An Animated Grouch Chaser (Edison, 1915), comic short combining live-action with cartoon sequences animated by Raoul Barré (Museum of Modern Art).
  • A Bashful Bigamist (Vanity Comedies, 1920), one-reel farce, starring Billy Bletcher, in which a wife plots to keep her husband at home (Museum of Modern Art). WATCH FILM
  • The Better Man (1912)
    The Better Man (1912)
    The Better Man (Vitagraph, 1912), Western in which a Mexican American outlaw proves himself the better man. This film was preserved by George Eastman House through funds raised by the “For the Love of Film” Blogathon. Available on DVD
  • The Big Show (Miller Brothers Productions, 1926), only surviving fiction film made by the Oklahoma-based Wild West Show managed by the Miller Brothers (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).
  • Billy and His Pal (Méliès Manufacturing Co./American Wild West Film Co., 1911), Western filmed in San Antonio, Texas, and one of the earliest surviving films featuring Francis Ford. Released in New Zealand as Bobby and His Pal (preserved by the Museum of Modern Art with support from Frank Thompson). WATCH FILM
  • Birth of a Hat (Stetson Company, ca. 1920), industrial short illustrating how Stetson makes its hats (UCLA Film & Television Archive). Available on DVD
  • Brillantino the Bullfighter (Monty Banks Productions, 1922), two-reel comedy starring Monty Banks as a weakling who transforms himself into a celebrated matador to win his fickle sweetheart (UCLA Film & Television Archive). WATCH FILM
  • A Broken Doll (Allan Dwan Productions, 1921), Allan Dwan Western, starring Monte Blue as a cowboy devoted to the ranch owner’s disabled daughter. The reels from the New Zealand Film Archive are expected to complete the source material already at the Library of Congress, which will fund the preservation.
  • By Might of His Right (Vitagraph, 1915), Sidney Drew comedy in which an overtaxed host hatches a plot to rid his household of an obnoxious guest (George Eastman House). WATCH FILM
  • Captain Jinks, The Cobbler (Vitagraph, 1916), comedy in which the put-upon Jinks pretends to enlist in order to avoid his wife (Library of Congress).
  • China and the Chinese (Educational Films Corporation of America, ca. 1917), 1,000 feet from an educational documentary showing everyday life in China (Museum of Modern Art).
  • Col. Heeza Liar’s “Forbidden Fruit” (Bray Studios, 1923), animated tall tale in which the colonel recounts how he single-handedly ended the “Great Banana Famine of 1923” (Museum of Modern Art).
  • Defying Destiny (Rellimeo Film Syndicate, 1923), melodrama in which a wronged man, played by Monte Blue, changes his appearance through plastic surgery and returns home to reclaim his good name and win his girl (George Eastman House).
  • The Diver (Kalem, 1911), documentary showing how to set underwater explosives (Museum of Modern Art). WATCH FILM
  • Dodge Motor Cars (ca. 1917)
    Dodge Motor Cars (ca. 1917)
    Dodge Motor Cars (Dodge Brothers, ca. 1917), two parts of an epic industrial film chronicling the manufacture of automobiles (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). WATCH FILM
  • An Easter “Lily” (Vitagraph, 1914), fragment from a drama about the friendship between a white boy and the daughter of his family’s African American servant (Library of Congress). WATCH FILM
  • Fordson Tractors (Ford Motor Co., 1918), promotional film for the all-purpose tractor introduced by Henry Ford & Son in 1917 (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). WATCH FILM
  • The Girl in the Pullman (De Mille Pictures Corp., 1927), marital comedy about the tangled love life of a neurologist awaiting his final divorce decree. This film will be preserved through a collaboration of Sony Pictures and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • The Girl Stage Driver (1914)
    The Girl Stage Driver (1914)
    The Girl Stage Driver (Éclair-Universal, 1914), long section from a Western filmed in Tucson, Arizona. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Universal Studios and the Museum of Modern Art. WATCH FILM
  • The Greater Call (Essanay, 1910), melodrama about an actress who must choose between career and family (UCLA Film & Television Archive). WATCH FILM
  • Happy-Go-Luckies (Fables Pictures, 1923), animated adventures of an odd couple who crash a dog show (George Eastman House). Available on DVD
  • Henry’s Busted Romance (Fables Pictures, 1922), animated tale, inspired by Aesop, in which a tomcat falls for Mademoiselle Kittie (Library of Congress). WATCH FILM
  • Her First Kiss (Sunshine/Fox, 1919), long fragment in which comedienne Ethel Teare performs wild stunts. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Twentieth Century Fox and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. WATCH FILM
  • The Hidden Way (Associated Exhibitors, 1926), feature-length drama, written by Ida May Park, in which convicts befriend a poor family and struggle to go straight (Museum of Modern Art).
  • His Mother’s Thanksgiving (Edison, 1910), family melodrama showing what happens when a successful son tries to celebrate the holidays without his mother (Museum of Modern Art). WATCH FILM
  • His Neglected Wife (U.S. Motion Pictures Corp., ca. 1919), comedy about a writer’s neglected wife who devises her own story to make her point (George Eastman House).
  • His Taking Ways (Samuel Bischoff Productions, 1926), slapstick comedy about a hearing-impaired burglar and a coveted suit of clothes (Library of Congress).
  • Hold ‘Em Yale (De Mille Pictures Corp., 1928), college romance, based on the play by Owen Davis, about an Argentinean football player at Yale. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Sony Pictures and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • "Hollywood Snapshots" (Hodkinson Films, 1922), tour of Filmdom with glimpses of celebrities Ramon Novarro, Jack Warner, Max Linder, and Vola Vale (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). WATCH FILM
  • Hunting Wild Geese for Market (ca. 1915)
    Hunting Wild Geese for Market (ca. 1915)
    Hunting Wild Geese for Market (Salisbury Wildlife Pictures, ca. 1915), documentary about hunting in the Sacramento Delta, which ends with a plea for greater government regulation (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). WATCH FILM
  • Hypnotic Nell (Kalem, 1912), fragment from a comedy in which Nell, played by Ruth Roland, tries to land her cowboy using pointers from a mail-order hypnotism course (Museum of Modern Art).
  • Idle Wives (Universal, 1916), first reel of a Lois Weber feature in which a film inspires three sets of moviegoers to remake their lives. More of the film exists at the Library of Congress. WATCH FILM
  • International Newsreel (International Newsreel Corp., ca. 1926), newsreel including five stories from the United States and abroad (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
  • The Jam Makers (Paramount, 1919?), cartoon in which Buddy, Susie, and a cat scheme for a taste of homemade jam. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Paramount Pictures and UCLA Film & Television Archive. WATCH FILM
  • Jean the Match-maker (Vitagraph, 1910), charming one-reeler in which the family dog steps in to serve as matchmaker for two shy brothers (Library of Congress). WATCH FILM
  • Kick Me Again (Bluebird/Universal, 1925), short comedy with Hungarian star Charles Puffy. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Universal Studios and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. WATCH FILM
  • The Lady from Hell (Stuart Paton Productions, 1926), Western in which the ranch foreman, a Scottish nobleman in America, is wrongfully accused of murder. The New Zealand nitrate reels are expected to complete the copy at the Library of Congress, which will fund the preservation.
  • Little Brother (Thanhouser, 1913), one-reeler in which a man hires his girlfriend’s younger brother to help him win her back (preservation funded and supervised by the Library of Congress).
  • Lyman H. Howe’s Famous Ride on a Runaway Train (Lyman H. Howe Films, 1921), thrill-packed short that was accompanied by sound discs which survive at the Library of Congress, which supervised and cofunded the preservation with the NFPF. Available on DVD
  • Mary of the Movies (Columbia, 1923), Hollywood comedy about a young woman seeking stardom. This earliest surviving film from Columbia Pictures exists in an incomplete copy and was preserved through a collaboration of Sony Pictures and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • Maytime (B.P. Schulberg Productions, 1923), surviving reels of a feature with Clara Bow in an early role. This film was preserved by the Library of Congress through the support of David Stenn.
  • Midnight Madness (De Mille Pictures Corp., 1928), feature-length comedy starring Clive Brook as a millionaire who decides to teach his gold-digging fiancée a lesson (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
  • A Modern Cinderella (Vitagraph, 1910), update of the classic fairy tale, set in a boarding house and featuring Mary Fuller (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). WATCH FILM
  • Moonlight Nights (Sherwood MacDonald Productions, 1925), farce in which a young man, told by his rich father to get a job, goes to work in a nightclub (Library of Congress). WATCH FILM
  • Mules and Gob Talk (Chester Films Screenics, 1920), travelogue highlighting the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). WATCH FILM
  • Oh Boy! (Bray Studios, 1927), two-reel comedy with the “McDougall Alley Kids” about a rich boy who gets his comeuppance (George Eastman House).
  • Oils Well! (Ben Wilson Productions, 1923), comedy set in the American oil fields in which Monty Banks strives to impress the boss’s daughter (Museum of Modern Art). WATCH FILM
  • Reckless Youth (Select Pictures, 1922), drama about a restless convent girl whose fling in high society teaches her a lesson (George Eastman House).
  • Alice Mann in Rips and Rushes (1917)
    Alice Mann in Rips and Rushes (1917)
    Rips and Rushes (Vitagraph, 1917), comedy set in a dance studio in which three rivals vie for the girl (Library of Congress). WATCH FILM
  • Robson Trail (Selznick News, ca. 1922), travelogue shot in British Columbia (George Eastman House).
  • Run ‘Em Ragged (Rolin Films, 1920), slapstick short featuring Snub Pollard (Library of Congress). WATCH FILM
  • The Scheme That Failed (Juvenile Film Corp., 1916), tale involving childhood affections and rivalries. The New Zealand nitrate reels complement source material already at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which funded the preservation.
  • The Sergeant (Selig Polyscope, 1910), probably the first surviving narrative filmed in Yosemite Valley. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences preserved the film with funds raised by the “For the Love of Film” Blogathon. Available on DVD
  • "Selznick News" (Selznick News, 1921?), newsreel with stories about burglar-proof mail containers, golfing moms, a prototype car phone, the Princeton crew team, and the latest fashions (UCLA Film & Television Archive). WATCH FILM
  • Smithy (Hal Roach, 1924), two-reel comedy in which a hapless ex-military man, played by Stan Laurel, discovers that civilian life is tougher than it looks (preservation funded and supervised by the Library of Congress).
  • Stand and Deliver (De Mille Pictures Corp., 1928), feature-length adventure set during the Greco-Turkish War, in which a former British officer fights bandits and wins a beautiful Greek woman. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Sony Pictures and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • Victor McLaglen in the trailer for Strong Boy (1929)
    Victor McLaglen in the trailer for Strong Boy (1929)
    Strong Boy Trailer (Fox, 1929), preview for a “lost” feature directed by John Ford and starring Victor McLaglen. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Twentieth Century Fox and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Available on DVD
  • Sunset Limited (Edison, 1898), promotional film from Southern Pacific, the earliest work returned to the United States through this project. This film was previously available only as a paper print deposited for copyright at the Library of Congress. Available on DVD
  • The Tares of the Wheat (Universal, 1912), family melodrama involving a gambling debt. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Universal Studios and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • The Tell-Tale Scar (Thanhouser, 1914), one-reeler in which an Italian immigrant captures a criminal to earn the reward and win his sweetheart (to be preserved and funded by the Library of Congress).
  • A Trip Through China (Supreme Feature Films Co., 1917), 970-foot fragment, from Benjamin Brodsky’s ten-reel documentary, showing Peking in the 1910s (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
  • Tropical Nights (Educational Films Corporation of America, ca. 1924), travelogue capturing the romantic landscapes of the tropics (George Eastman House). WATCH FILM
  • Under the Daisies, or As a Tale That Is Told (Vitagraph, 1913), two-reeler featuring an early performance by Norma Talmadge. The New Zealand footage is expected to complete the copy held at the Library of Congress, which will fund the preservation.
  • Unseen Forces (Mayflower Photoplay, 1920), feature directed by Sidney Franklin in which a clairvoyant, who uses her psychic powers to help others, eventually wins back her man (Library of Congress).
  • Upstream (Fox, 1927), a backstage romance directed by John Ford and starring Nancy Nash and Earle Foxe. This film was preserved through a collaboration of Twentieth Century Fox and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Available on DVD
  • Ruth Roland takes the wheel in Walk–You Walk! (1912)
    Ruth Roland takes the wheel in Walk–You Walk! (1912)
    Walk–You Walk! (Kalem, 1912), short in which a woman turns the tables on an overly amorous date by stealing his car (Library of Congress).
  • Why Husbands Flirt (Christie Comedies, 1918), wry marital comedy with a title that says it all (preserved by George Eastman House with support from Frank Buxton and Cynthia Sears). WATCH FILM
  • A Window on Washington Park (Vitagraph, 1913), touching melodrama in which a generations-old family rift is finally healed (UCLA Film & Television Archive). WATCH FILM
  • The Woman Hater (Powers Picture Plays, 1910), early Pearl White vehicle in which a disgruntled suitor, claiming to hate all women, changes his tune after his girlfriend saves him from Indians (preserved by George Eastman House with support from Susan C. Weiner). WATCH FILM
  • Won in a Closet (Keystone, 1914), first surviving movie directed by and starring Mabel Normand. Released in New Zealand as Won in a Cupboard (Library of Congress). Available on DVD