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HAGGARD'S SHE, THE PILLAR OF FIRE
(1899) see La Danse du Feu

HALFWAY HOUSE (1943)

THE HALF-WIT (1916) BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Wilbert Melville; Sc: Arthur Peterman.
Cast: Lee C. Shumway, Helen Eddy.
Advanced surgical techniques make it possible for an idiot to become normal.

L'HALLUCINATION DE L'ALCHEMISTE (1897/Star Film) 65 feet. Hand painted colour. Silent. France.
Aka: THE ALCHEMIST'S HALLUCINATION.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
A star with five female heads and a giant face, spews people from its mouth.

HALLUCINATIONS DU BARON MUNCHHAUSEN (1911/Star Films) 764feet. BW. Silent. France.
Aka: BARON MUNCHHAUSEN'S DREAM.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
A dragon transforms into a spider-woman in Baron Munchausen's vivid dream.

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THE HAMMOND MYSTERY
(1942) see The Undying Monster

HAND OF THE SKELETON (1915) see La Main du Squelette

HANDS INVISIBLE (1914/Powers) 15mins. BW. Silent. US.
A man's hands try to strangle his wife.

THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924) see Orlac's Hande

HANDS OF ORLAC (1935) see Mad Love

THE HANGING LAMP (1908/Pathe) 500 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Features a wolf-like demon.

HANGOVER SQUARE (1945/TCF.) 77mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: John Brahm; Prod: Robert Bassler; Sc: Barre Lyndon; Ph: Joseph La Shelle; Ed: Harry Reynolds; Des: Lyle R. Wheeler & Maurice Ransford; Sets: Thomas Little & Frank E. Hughes; Sfx: Fred Sersen; Mu: Ben Nye; Mus: Bernard Herrmann. From a novel by Patrick Hamilton.
Cast: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, Faye Marlowe, Alan Napier, Frederick Worlock, Billy Bevan, Ted Billings.
In 1903, George Harvey Bone, (Cregar) , is an accomplished composer living in London who is involved with a chorus girl, (Darnell), but he becomes an insane killer when he hears loud noises. He can never remember what occurs during these bouts of madness.
An eerie murder melodrama commenting on the repressive Victorian age is boosted by Hollywood's atmospheric version of a fog-filled London.
Cregar dieted for the role which some say led to his untimely death at 28 years of age. This was to be his last performance.
One of his most memorable roles was an effective portrayal of Jack The Ripper in John Brahm's The Lodger (1944).

HANSEL AND GRETEL (1909/Edison) BW. Silent. US.
From the tale by The Brothers Grimm.
A witch wants to eat the two children who happen to visit her home.

HANSEL AND GRETEL (1923/Universal) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
The second film adaptation of Grimm's fairytale.

HANSEL AND GRETEL (1924) 8 reels. BW. Silent. Austria.
From the fairytale by The Brothers Grimm.

HAPPY LAND (1943/Twentieth Century Fox) 75mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Irving Pichel; Prod: Kenneth McGowan; Sc: Kathryn Scola & Julien Josephson; Ph: Joseph Lashelle; Mus: Cyril Mockridge.
Cast: Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford, Cara Williams, Henry Morgan, Richard Crane, Dickie Moore.
A grandfather's ghost returns to comfort his family whose son has died on a World War II battlefield.
A sentimental tear jerker with a heavy handed patriotic message.

HAUNTED (1915/Superba) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
A man is tortured by visions of a dead man.

HAUNTED (1916/E&R Jungle Film Co.) BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Lillian Leighton, Ralph McComas.
Newlyweds staying in a bungalow are frightened by the ghostly tricks of a mischievous chimpanzee.

THE HAUNTED ATTIC (1914/Lubin) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
An attic is haunted by a barber.

THE HAUNTED BEDROOM (1907/Urban Trading Co.) 250 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Walter R. Booth.

THE HAUNTED BEDROOM (1913/Edison) 939 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Jack Strong, Mabel Trunelle, Harry Linson, Carleton King, Augustus Phillips, Harry Eytinge, Harry Beaumont, Herbert Prior.
When Lizette's brother wins money for her dowry in a gambling den, he escapes the other gamblers, but dies during the night before he can reveal that he hid the money in a bedroom at an inn. His ghost guards the money until it is found by a traveller and given to Lizette.

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THE HAUNTED BELL
(1916/Universal) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Henry Otto; Sc: J. Grubb Alexander. From a story by Jacques Futrelle.
Cast: King Baggot, Edna Hunter, Joseph Smiley.
A woman believes that a sacred bell is haunted.

THE HAUNTED CAFE (1911/Messter) 1 reel. BW. Silent. Germany.
When a man in a restaurant falls asleep, he dreams of supernatural events occuring around him. A waiter vanishes and then reappears, a girl materialises from nowhere and the furniture moves under its own power.

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1896) see Le Manoir du Diable

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1897) see Le Chateau Hante

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1909/Pathe) BW. Silent. France.
A ghost guards a girl from prospective suitors.

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1921) see Schloss Vogelod

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1922/Educational) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Features a ghostly mansion.

THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1948/UA.)
Cast: William Graham, Garry Marsh.
A bright young lad begins a boy's club to right the wrongs of the world. The young heroes encounter some strange occurrences at a supposedly haunted house.

THE HAUNTED CURIOSITY SHOP (1901/Robert W. Paul) 140 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Walter R. Booth.
An antiquarian is confronted by a several bizarre characters emerging from a cupboard including the top half of an old lady followed by her bottom half, a living mummy whose wrappings fall away to reveal an ancient Egyptian then slowly the f lesh melts away and only the bare skeleton remains. Three gnomes then emerge and after doing a dance they join to become one. The last appirition is pushed into a jar whereupon a cloud of smoke arises, and through the smoke a head seems to grow larger, causing the old man to flee in terror.

HAUNTED GOLD (1932/Warner) 57mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Mack V. Wright; Prod: Leon Schlesinger; Sc: Adele Buffington; Ph: Nicholas Musuraca; Ed: William Clements; Mus: Leo F. Forbstein.
Cast: John Wayne, Shelia Terry, Erville A nderson, Harry Wood, Otto Hoffman, Martha Mattox, Blue Washington, Duke.
To defend a gold mine a cowboy battles a gang of bandits with the help of a mysterious masked phantom.
Wayne's first western is an unexciting remake of The Phantom City (1929).

HAUNTED HARBOUR (1944/Republic) BW. Serial 15 episodes. US.
Credits: Dir: Spencer Gordon Bennet & Wallace Grissell; Ph: Bud Thackery.
Cast: Kane Richmond, Kay Aldridge, Roy Barcroft, Eddie Parker.
Several people search for the truth behind the tales of a sea monster.
A confusing serial with a disappointing monster.

THE HAUNTED HILLS (1924/Educational) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Jim Bemis.
A villain is driven to his death by a series of mysterious events.

THE HAUNTED HOTEL (1907/Vitagraph) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.

THE HAUNTED HOTEL (1913/Pathe) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Ghostly events occur at a guest hotel.

THE HAUNTED HOTEL (1918/Kinekature) 1 reel. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Prod: Fred Rains.
Cast: William Asher, Marion Peake, Lupino Lane.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1907) see La Maison Hante

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1911/Gaumont) 13mins. BW. Silent. France.
A supposed haunted house is actually the headquarters of a criminal gang.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1911/IMP.) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
A man convinces villagers that a house is haunted.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1912/Pathe) 1 reel. BW. Silent.
Peasants at a Spanish Inn witness a house rumoured to be haunted revolving, fire leaping from the chimney and faces of cats appearing at the windows.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1913/Pathe) 2 reels. BW. Silent.
A little girl is afraid to venture past a haunted house for fear of what may lie inside.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1913/Kalem) 910 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Edgar Davenport, Olive Temple, Adelaide Lawrence, Stephen Purdee.
Mr. Chilton's second wife neglects her small stepdaughter while a rumour circulates that the Chilton home is haunted. A burglar, hearing of Mrs. Chilton's valuable jewels, decides to risk an encounter with the ghost, but he is frightened by the young daughter's sobs and is captured. The event brings the young girl and her stepmother closer together.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1913/Mutual) BW. Silent. US.
A beautiful girl announces that she will marry the first man to spend a night in a haunted house.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1917/Triangle) BW. Silent. US.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1918/Frazee) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Prod & Sc: Edwin A. Frazee.
Features mystical illusions and magic.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1922/Fox) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Erle C. Kenton.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1926/Davis Dist.) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Paul Hurst; Sc: Frank Howard Clark; Ph: Frank Cotner.
Cast: Ken Maynard, Alma Rayford, Harry Moody, Al Hallett, Fred Burns, Bob Williamson, Tarzan the horse.
A western melodrama featuring a haunted ranch.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1928/First National) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Benjamin Christensen; Prod: Wid Gunning; Sc: Richard Bee & Lajos Biro; Ph: Sol Polito; Ed: Frank Ware; Des: Richard Bee; Title Writer: William Irish (Cornell Woolrich ).
From a three act stageplay by Owen Davis.
Cast: Larry Kent, Thelma Todd, Edmund Breese, Barbara Bedford, Eve Southern, Flora Finch, Sidney Bracy, Chester Conklin, William V. Mong, Montague Love, Johnnie Gough.
An eccentric millionaire, (Breese), de cides to put four of his heirs to a test to see who deserves his fortune the most. Spurred on by curiosity and greed, they all search the apparently haunted house for the hidden fortune, but encounter ghostly apparitions, a mad doctor, (Love), and a seductive somnambulist. The ghouls eventually reveal themselves to be actors when one man, (Kent), proves to be the most honest of the four and is declared the rightful heir.
The first of three "spine-tingling" comedy thrillers Danish born Benjamin Christensen made for First National which also includes Seven Footprints to Satan and The House of Horror. Unfortunately no print of THE HAUNTED HOUSE seems to have survived.

THE HAUNTED MAN (1909/William Duskes) BW. Silent. Germany.
A man is continously haunted by a ghostly figure that imitates his actions, and is visible to no-one but himself.
An early entry to the German "doppelganger" theme.

THE HAUNTED SCENE PAINTER (1904/Robert W. Paul) 180 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Walter R. Booth.
Theatre props of a dragon, a ghost and the moon become animated.

THE HAUNTING OF SILAS P. GOULD (1915/Cecil M. Hepworth) 2 reels. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Elwin Neame.
Cast: Ivy Close.
After selling her home to an American millionaire, an heiress, (Close), masquerades as a ghost to frighten him away.

HAUNTING WINDS (1915/Universal) 15mins. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Carl M. Le Viness; Sc: Earl R. Hewitt. From a story by G.E. Jenks.
Cast: Sidney Ayres, Doris Pawn.
A man who has accidentally murdered another is haunted by moaning winds, swaying tree limbs and banging doors.

HAUNTS FOR HIRE (1916) see Haunts for Rent

HAUNTS FOR RENT (1916/Paramount) BW. Silent. US. Aka: HAUNTS FOR HIRE
Credits: Sc: C. Allan Gilbert; Animation: L.M. Glackens.
A girl pledges to marry the suitor who can spend the night in a haunted house.
Combines live action and animation.

DAS HAUS OHNE FENSTER-DER HUND VON BASKERVILLE VI (1920/Greenbaum) 1732 metres. (Part 1: 73mins. PartII: 83mins.) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES; THE HOUSE WITHOUT DOORS OR WINDOWS.
Credits: Dir: Willy Zehn; Prod: Josef Greenbaum; Sc: Robert Liebmann.
From the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Cast: Willy Kayser-Titz (as Sherlock Holmes), Lu Jurgens, Erwin Fichtner, Ludwig Rex.
Julius Greenbaum, once head of Vitascope who made Der Hund von Baskerville I & II, left the company when they joined with Union Film. Greenbaum set up his own company, but Union successfully stopped him from distributing his Holmes films in Germany for the duration of the world war. By the 20's Greenbaum's exclusion was lifted and this last part to the series was given distribution.
The title translates as "The House Without Windows".

DAS HAUS OHNE TUREN UND FENSTER (1914)
see Des Einsame Haus-der Hund von Baskerville II

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HAXAN (1922)

HE LIVED TO KILL (1933) see Night of Terror

HE WALKS ALONE (1944) see The Soul of a Monster

THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN (1922/Hodkinson) BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edward Venturini; Prod: Wiliam Hodkinson. From "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
Cast: Will Rogers.
Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane encounters the ghostly Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943/Twentieth Century Fox) 112mins. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Ernst Lubitsch; Sc: Samson Raphaelson; Ph: Edward Cronjager; Ed: Dorothy Spencer; Des: James Basevi & Leland Fuller; Mus: Alfred Newman. Based on the play "Birthdays" by Lazlo BusFekete.
Cast: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Eugene Pallette, Signe Hasso, Louis Calhern.
A sinful man, (Ameche), reflects on his life from infancy to old age at the gates of Hell to the Devil, (Cregar), who will decide whether to admit him or send him to Heaven.
A superb comic fantasy boosted by a witty and charming script. The technicolor Hell is a highlight.
Received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HEAVEN SHIP
(1918) see Himmelskibet

HEBA, THE SNAKE WOMAN (1915/Excelsior) 100 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
An Aztec woman transforms into a snake in order to bite the explorer who shot her.
The plot is identical to The Vampire (1913).

THE HEIR OF THE AGES (1917/Paramount) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: House Peters, Eugene Pallette, Adele Farrington.
A caveman is reincarnated.

HELIVISION (1936/Roadshow Attractions) BW. US.
Credits: Prod: Allan Dwan.
Narrated: Maurice Leval.
Inventor Dr. Leval demonstrates how he came upon signals from Hell while experimenting with a "thought relativity machine".
An obscure and independently produced film. Footage of the shots of Hell were taken from Fox's Dante's Inferno (1924), which had in turn used footage from the Italian L'Inferno (1909).

HENPECK'S NIGHTMARE (1914/Cosmograph) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Features several strange apparitions.

HENRY ALDRICH HAUNTS A HOUSE (1943/Paramount) 73mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Hugh Bennett. Based on the radio character created by Ezra Stone.
Cast: James Lydon, John Litel, Charles Smith, Olive Blakeney, Joan Mortimer, Vaughan Glaser, Jackie Moran, Lucien Littlefield, Mike Mazurki.
Henry is turned into a strange creature when he accidentally drinks his chemistry teacher's concoction and is believed to be a monster when he stumbles into a house rumoured to be haunted.
The title is the high pont of this contrived second feature, one of several entertaining films based on the famous radio character.
Paramount produced the Henry Aldrich series in response to MGM's successful Andy Hardy series. Henry Aldrich first appeared in the play "What a Life" in 1938 by Clifford Goldsmith which spawned the radio series with Ezra Stone as Henry.

HER DOLLY'S REVENGE (1909/Lux) 5mins. BW. Silent. US.
In a dream, a little girl is stabbed to death by her own doll.

HER FATHER'S GOLD (1916/Thanhouser) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Barbara Gilroy, Harris Gordon, William Burt, Louise Bates.
A reporter in Florida encounters a sea monster.

HER INVISIBLE HUSBAND (1916/Universal) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Prod: Matt Moore.
In a dream, a sorceress gives a man a magic ring that renders him invisible without his knowledge.

HER TEMPTATION (1917/Fox) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Richard Stanton; Sc: Norris Shannon.
Cast: Gladys Brockwell, Bertram Grassby, Ralph Lewis, James Grace, Beatrice Burnham.
A girl is hypnotised into believing herself to be a murderess.

HERCULES AND THE BIG STICK (1910) BW. Silent. France.
The son of Jupiter uses his staff to combat the Hydra, a legendary six-headed serpent.

HERE COMES MR. JORDAN (1941/Columbia) 93mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Alexander Hall; Prod: Everett Riskin; Sc: Seton I. Miller & Sidney Buchman; Ph: Joseph Walker; Ed: Viola Lawrence;Mus: Morris Stoloff & Frederick Hollander. From the play "Halfway to Heaven" by Harry Segall.
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson, Claude Rains, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton, John Emery, Donald McBride, Halliwell Hobbes, Don Costello.
A prizefighter, (Montgomery), who also enjoys playing the saxaphone crashes his private plane and dies, but when he arrives in heaven he realises a mistake has been made and that he was supposed to survive the accident and live for another forty years. Heavenly registrar Mr. Jordan, (Rains), permits the fighter to return, but when they discover that his body has been cremated, another recently deceased body has to be found.
A successful supernatural comedy made all the more popular by the comforting visions of heaven to the audiences suffering from the effects of World War Two.
Remade in 1978 as HEAVEN CAN WAIT.
The original story and script won Academy Awards while the film was nominated for Best Picture.

HERE IS A MAN (1940) see All That Money Can Buy

THE HERNCRAKE WITCH (1912/Heron) BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir & Sc: Mark Melford.
Cast: Jaki Dawdra, Mark Medford.

DIE HERRIN VON ATLANTIS (1932) see L'Atlantide

HIDDEN DEATH (1914/Gaumont) 35mins. BW. Silent.
An all powerful murderess dominates a castle in the Middle Ages.

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THE HIDDEN HAND
(1941)

THE HIDDEN ROOM (1947) see Obsession

THE HIDDEN VALLEY (1916/Thanhouser) BW. Silent. US.
From the book "She" by H. Rider Haggard.
Cast: Boyd Marshal, Mrs. Van de Witz as "The Valkyrein".

HIGH TREASON (1929/Gaumont British) 90mins. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Maurice Elvey; Sc: L'Estrange Fawcett. From a play by Noel Pemberton-Billing.
Cast: Benita Hume, Basil Gill, Humberstone Wright, Jameson Thomas, Milton Rosmer, Henry Vibart, Raymond Massey, Hayford Hobbs, Judd Green, Clifford Heatherley, Ren Ray, James Carew, Alf Goddard, Walter (Wally) Patch, Irene Rocke, Kiyoshi Takase.
During 1940 the president of the United States kil ls the leader of a United European power, and then offers himself up for trial to prevent a disasterous war. A league of women attempts to stop the growing insanity that will lead to a Second World War.
A futuristic drama depicting life in 1940, unfortunately no print seems to have survived.

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HILDE WARREN UND DER TOD
(1917/May Films/Decla Bioskop) 8 reels. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Joe May; Sc: Fritz Lang; Ph: Kurt Courant.
Cast: Mia May, Hans Mierendorff, Bruno Kaster, Ernst Matray, Fritz Lang , Georg John.
Actress Hilde Warren, (May), murders her new born child when she realises the father is a condemned murderer, but as a result she is haunted by spectral visions of Death, (Lang), and finally offers herself to him while waiting for her o wn execution in a prison cell.
Fritz Lang, in his third scripted film for director Joe May, portrays four seperate roles, Death, an old priest, a young messenger, and a fourth role he later could not recall.
A fragment of the film still survives in the East German Film Archives.

HIMLASPELET: THE HEAVENLY PLAY (1942) BW.
Aka: THE PATH THAT LEADS TO HEAVEN; THE ROAD TO HEAVEN.

HIMMELSKIBET (1918/Nordisk) BW. Silent. Denmark.
Aka: HEAVEN SHIP; SKY SHIP; THE SHIP OF HEAVEN; A TRIP TO MARS.
Credits: Dir: Forest Holger-Madsen; Sc: Sophus Michaelis & Ole Olsen.
Cast: Gunnar Tolnaes, Zanny Petersen.
Explorers arrive on Mars where they discover a placid, peace loving race of people, and a Martian girl who they take back to Earth with them.

THE HINDOO'S CHARM (1912/Lubin) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
When a woman sticks a pin into a clay voodoo figure, her husband feels the pain.

THE HINDU TOMBSTONE (1921) see Das Indische Grabmal

HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER (1920/Pioneer) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Wilfred North; Sc: N. Brewster Morse.
Cast: Gladden James, Anne Drew.
Mind control is used to commit murder.

HIS EGYPTIAN AFFINITY (1915/Nestor) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Prod & Sc: A. E. Christie.
Cast: Victoria Ford, Eddie Lyons.
A revived 3000 year old Princess meets her reincarnated lover, but they are pursued by the reincarnated son of a sheik.

HIS MAJESTY, THE SCARECROW OF OZ (1914/Oz Film Manufacturing Co.) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US. Aka: THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Frank L. Baum; Mus: Louis F. Gottschalk (written for live accompaniment).
Cast: Violet MacMillan, Todd Wright, Vivian Reed, Mai Wells, Raymond Russell, Arthur Smollet, Mildred Harris, Fred Woodward, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc, C. Charles Haydon.
Dorothy, (MacMillan), is a servant to the evil witch Mombi, (Wells), and witnesses the witch freeze the heart of Princess Gloria, (Reed), under orders from King Krewl to stop her loving Pon, the gardener's boy. After freeing the Tin Woodsman, (Couderc), from rust, the Scarecrow, (Moore), organises a group to capture King Krewl and restore the Princess's heart. Because the Scarecrow is impervious to arrows they are victorious. The Wizard of Oz, (Haydon), overcomes Mombi and traps her in a can labeled "Preserved Sandwitches", crossing out the " Sand" and forcing her to melt the Princess's heart to normal.
A children's fantasy with some elementary effects, but mostly noted for Mombi's freezing of Gloria's heart. Interesting more for its historic value than the film's rudimentary artistic accomplishments.

HIS PHANTOM SWEETHEART (1915/Vitagraph) 708 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Prod: Ralph W. Ince; Sc: Earle Williams.
Cast: Earle Williams, Anita Stewart, Thomas Mills.
Jack Courtney, (Williams), falls asleep and dreams that he goes to the theatre where he meets a beautiful woman who he escorts home. She is then strangled by her lunatic husband, who is about to attack Jack when he awakes from his nightmare.

HOLD THAT GHOST (1941/Universal) 86mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Lubin; Prod: Alex Gottlieb; A. Prod: Burt Kelly & Glenn Tryon; Sc: Robert Lees, Fred I. Rinaldo & John Grant; Ph: Elwood Bredell & Joe Valentine; Ed: Philip Cahn; Art: Jack Otterson & Harold H. MacArthur; Sets: Russell A. Gausman; Tech: William Fox; Mus: Hans J. Salter. From a story by Robert Lees & Frederic I. Rinaldo.
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joan Davis, Richard Carlson, Marc Lawrence, The Andrews Sisters, Ted Lewis and his orchestra, Evelyn Ankers, Mischa Auer, Shemp Howard, Milton Parsons, Russell Hicks, William Davidson, Pau l Fix, Frank Penny, Edgar Dearing, Don Terry, Edward Pawley, Nestor Paiva, Thurston Hall, Harry Hayden, Janet Shaw, Howard Hickman, Frank Richards, William Forrest, Paul Newlan, Joe LaCava, Bobby Barber, Mrs. Gardner Crane, Harry Wilson, Jeanne Blanche, Kay , Kay & Katya.
Two gas station attendants, (Abbott and Costello), inherit an abandoned roadhouse following the death of a gangster. A group of people arrive there and become stranded in what apparently is a haunted house.
One of Abbott and Costello's better musical comedies.

THE HOLE IN THE WALL (1921/Metro) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir & Prod: Maxwell Karger; Sc: June Mathis; Ph: Allan Stegler; Art: Joseph Calder.
From a play by Fred Jackson.
Cast: Alice Lake, Alan Forrest, Frank Brownlee, Clare DuBrey.
Medium psychic Madame Mysteria dies in a train wreck.

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HOLLYWOOD ON PARADE NO.8
(1933/Lewyn/Paramount) 10mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Lewis Lewyn.
Cast: Eddie Borden, Mae Questel, Bela Lugosi, Rex Bell, Dorothy Burgess, George Sidney.
Eddie Borden visits a wax museum where the exhibits come to life including Betty Boop who sings "My Silent Love" and is attacked by Dracula, (Lugosi), who tells her "You have booped your last boop!"
Gayne Whitman also appears as Chandu the magician.
Filmed at Charles Pressley's Motion Picture Museum in Hollywood.
The eighth of twenty four shorts made by Paramount between 1932 and 1933.

L'HOMME A LA TETE DE CAOUTCHOUC (1902/Star Films) 165 feet. BW. Silent. France. Aka: THE MAN WITH THE RUBBER HEAD; A SWELLED HEAD.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
In his laboratory Melies places his head on a table where his assistant inflates it using a giant pair of bellows. The assistant pumps too enthusiastically and under protest the head eventually explodes.
Melies developed an idea he found in Albert A. Hopkins' book "Magic--Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions". To create the illusion of a giant, Melies put his camera on rails and filmed his head making it appear to swell with the single tracking movement of the camera, superimposing this onto the film.

L'HOMME AUX FIGURES DE CIRE (1913) BW. Silent. France.
Aka: THE MAN OF THE WAX FIGURES.
Credits: Dir: Maurice Tourneur.

L'HOMME DANS LA LUNE (1898) see La Lune a un Metre

UNE HOMME DU TETE (1898/Star Films) 65 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Aka: THE FOUR TROUBLESOME HEADS; THE MANY HEADED MAN.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
Using trick photography, Melies creates a man with four heads.

L'HOMME EST SATISFAIT (1906) BW. Silent. Aka: WHO LOOKS, PAYS.


L'HOMME QUI RIT
(1909) BW. Silent. France. Aka: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS.
From the novel by Victor Hugo.
A hideously deformed man wears an eternal grin.
Later remade in 1928 as The Man who Laughs by Paul Leni.

L'HOMME QUI VENDIT SON AME AU DIABLE (1920) BW. Silent. France.
Aka: THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL.
Credits: Dir: Pierre Caron; Ph: Andre A. Dantan.

HOMUNCULUS (1916) see Geburt des Homunculus

THE HON. MR. JAP VAN WINKLE (1919/C.L. Chester) 737 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir & Prod: C.L. Chester; Ed & Titles: Katherine Hilliker.
A fisherman goes to live with a beautiful girl under the sea, but after some time he asks the girl if he may return home for a while. She gives him a box which will transport him home and bring him back, but he is forbidden to open. When he arrives home, he discovers his parents dead and in desperation, he opens the box, but becomes his true age, an elderly and feeble old man.

THE HOODED TERROR (1941) see Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror

HOP FROG (1910/Continental/Warwick Trading Co.) BW. Silent. France.
Aka: HOP FROG, THE JESTER.
Credits: Dir: Henri Desfontaines. From a story by Edgar Allan Poe.
A jester, tormented by men in monkey costumes, douses them with oil and sets them ablaze.

HOP FROG, THE JESTER (1910) see Hop Frog

HOP O' MY THUMB (1912/Gaumont) 3 reels. BW. Silent. France.
From the fairytale by Perrault.
Features a giant.

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HORRIBLE HYDE
(1915/Lubin) BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Jerold T. Hevener.
From the novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Jerold T. Hevener.

THE HORROR (1933/Bud Pollard Prod./F.P. Pictures) BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Bud Pollard; Ph: Dal Clawson; Art: Lester; Sets: John Alsteadt; Mus: William David.
Cast: Raja Raboid.
"Chills and thrills in a drama of mystery and madness!"
Very little is known of this film by exploitation producer Pollard, but it was shot over five days in a studio on Long Island, New York. Existing stills and posters show a spooky mansion, a madman, an Eastern Mystic, a dwarf and an ape-like creature that was apparently a chimpanzee. Only one print was reported to have been in circulation which toured speciality houses, and was destroyed soon after.
One of the cast members, Raja Raboid, also known as Maurice Kitchen, was a stage mindreader who probably portrayed the East Indian mystic.
THE HORROR was intended as part of Raboid's "spookshow", but only his financial backers ever saw it.

 

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