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Rare Gems on DVD

Our users have spoken, and we have listened. You want to see rare and hard to find films, and we have created for you the Silent Gems Collection, available on eBay. This DVD collection includes rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please click on this link to see the collection: Silent Gems Collection

Important Update:

You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users as a reward for donation. For details click here.

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OUR DOCUMENTARY

    We are proud to present to all silent film lovers our multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Award of Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

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  • "2 A.M. in the Subway" (1905) - with film

    2 AM in the Subway 1905 00 

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                       June 20, 1905
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    1 m.

    "2 A.M. in the Subway" is a very short comedy.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Airy Fairy Lillian Tries on Her New Corsets" (1905) - hidden gem

    Airy Fairy Lillian Tries on Her New Corsets 1905 00

       A scene from the film

     

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      November 3, 1905
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    1 m.

     

    This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Short Comedies".

    Update:
    You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users in exchange for donation. For details click here.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "Airy Fairy Lillian Tries on Her New Corsets" is a very short comedy with unknown cast and director.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

     

    Young Lillian has trouble putting on her new corsets.  Will she get some help in her predicament?

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

    Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

     

  • "Delivering Newspapers" (1903) - with film

    Delivering newspapers 1903

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      April 24, 1903
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    1 m.

    "Delivering Newspapers" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Levi and Cohen, the Irish Comedians" (1903) - with film

    Levi-and-Cohen-the-Irish-Comedians-1903 

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      July 1903
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    1 m.

    "Levi and Cohen, the Irish Comedians" is a very short comedy.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer. 

    In addition to being the cinematographer, IMDB gives Billy Bitzer credit as a director and if this is confirmed "Levi and Cohen, the Irish Comedians" would be one of very few films, for which Billy Bitzer receives this distinction.

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

     

  • "Man Overboard! 'Indiana'" (1904) - with film

    Man Overboard Indiana
       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                       1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    2 m.

    "Man Overboard! 'Indiana'" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Personal" (1904) - hidden gem

    Personal 1904 00

       A scene from the film

     

    Directed by                       Wallace McCutcheon
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      August 8, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    5 m.

     

    This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Short Comedies".

    Update:
    You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users in exchange for donation. For details click here.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "Personal" is a short comedy, included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

     

    A man who posted a personal ad gets an overwhelming response.

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

    Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

     

  • "Stealing a Dinner" (1903) - with film

    Stealing a Dinner 1903

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      June 13, 1903
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    1 m.

    "Stealing a Dinner" is a very short comedy.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer. 

     
    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "The Impossible Convicts" (1906) - with film

    The Impossible Convicts 1906 03

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      January 27, 1906
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.

    "The Impossible Convicts" is a very short comedy.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer. 

    In addition to being the cinematographer, IMDB gives Billy Bitzer credit as a director and if this is confirmed "The Impossible Convicts" would be one of very few films, for which Billy Bitzer receives this distinction.

    Get ready to see a very unusual film, and perhaps a truly amazing one.

     

     

  • "The Lost Child" (1904) - hidden gem

    The Lost Child 1904

       A scene from the film

     

    Directed by                       Wallace McCutcheon
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             Kathryn Osterman
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      October 15, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    7 m.

     

    This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Short Comedies".

    Update:
    You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users in exchange for donation. For details click here.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "The Lost Child" is a short comedy, included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

     

    A woman freaks out after losing sight of her baby.

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

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    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

     

  • "The Tired Tailor's Dream" (1907) - hidden gem

    Untitled 

       A scene from the film

     

    Directed by                       Joseph A. Golden
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      August 31, 1907
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    7 m.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "The Tired Tailor's Dream" is a short fantasy comedy.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

    Registered users who made the required donation please click hereto watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

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  • "The Widow and the Only Man" (1904) - hidden gem

    The Widow and the Only Man

       A scene from the film

     

    Directed by                       Wallace McCutcheon
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      September 8, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    9 m.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "The Widow and the Only Man" is a short comedy, included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

     

    An all-female resort gets filled with excitement at the arrival of a man..

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

    Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

     

  • "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" (1905) - hidden gem

    Tom-Tom-the-Pipers-Son-1905-cinematographer-Billy-Bitzer-00 

       A scene from "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son"

     

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      March 9, 1905
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    8 m.

     

    This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Short Comedies".

    Update:
    You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users in exchange for donation. For details click here.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" is a short comedy with unknown cast and director.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    During a village fair Tom steals a pig and runs away with it chased by a crowd of persecutors.  The pig becomes unruly and hampers the escape, but the chasers have their own problem as they constantly stumble upon each other.  Will Tom take advantage and escape?

     

    Click to enlarge:

     

    Tom, Tom the Piper's Son Nursery Rhyme Words

    Tom Tom the piper's son,
    Stole a pig and away he ran.
    The pig was eat and Tom was beat,
    And Tom went crying down the street.

     

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    Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

  • "Trial Marriages" (1907) - hidden gem

    Trial-Marriages-1907-cinematographer-Billy-Bitzer-00 

       A scene from "Trial Marriages"

     

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      January 17, 1907
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    12 m.

     

    This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Short Comedies".

    Update:
    You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users in exchange for donation. For details click here.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "Trial Marriages" is a short comedy with unknown cast and director.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

     

    Click to enlarge:

    Trial Marriages 1907 cinematographer Billy Bitzer 14 

       Another scene from the film

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

    Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

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