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J'ACCUSE (1918/Film d'Art/Pathe) 18 reels. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir & Prod: Abel Gance.
Cast: Severin-Mars, Marise Dauvray, Romauld Joube, Desjardins, Mancini, Angele Guys.
During the height of the First World War, Jean Diaz, (Joube), and Francois Laurin, (Severin-Mars), are both in love with Edith, (Dauvray), while experiencing the horrors of the battlefront. In the final segment, titled "The Return of the Dead", the war dead rise up from their graves and march through the countryside to find out if their sacrifice on the battlefield has paved the way for a better world.
Filmed on location, Abel Gance employed the services of many actual soldiers who had a few days leave from the front lines. Most of the young men never survived the next onslaught.
The cinema's first major pacifist film, predating THE BIG PARADE (1925), and ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930).
J'ACCUSE wasn't released in America until 1921 after the hostilities had ended.
Abel Gance made a sound version in 1938.
95mins. (70mins in US.) BW. France.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1902/Edison) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1903/Lubin) BW. Silent. US.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1912/Edison) BW. Silent. US.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1917/Fox) 10 reels. US.
JANUS HEAD (1920) see Der Januskopf
DER JANUSKOPF: EINE TRAG DIE AM RAND DER WIRKLICHKEIT
(1920/Lipow Film/Decla-Bioskop) 2300 metres. BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE HEAD OF JANUS; DR. JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE; JANUS HEAD; SCHRECKEN.
Credits: Dir: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau; Prod. & Sc: Hans Janowitz; Ph: Carl Hoffman & Karl Freund; Art: Heinrich Richter.
Unofficially from "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mister Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Margarete Schlegal, Bela Lugosi, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Kupfer, Gustav Botz, Jaro Furth, Willy Kayser-Heyl, Marga Reuter, Lansa Rudolph, Danny Gurtler.
In Germany the film went unrecognised as the use of an evil double or "doppelganger" was an extremely familiar theme at the time.
MASK (1915/Pathe/Aetna) 4 reels. BW. Silent. US.
A JAPANESE PEACH BOY (1910/Edison) 15mins. BW. Silent. US.
JAWS OF THE JUNGLE (1936/Jay Dee Kay) 60mins. BW. US./Ceylon.
THE JEALOUS PROFESSORS (1910/Lux) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
JENNIE (1948) see The Portrait of Jennie
A JERSEY SKEETER (1900) BW. Silent. US.
THE JEWEL OF DEATH (1916) 2 reels. BW. Silent.
JONES' NIGHTMARE; OR, THE LOBSTER STILL PERSUED HIM
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH (1909) BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Segundo De Chomon. From the story by Jules Verne.
The first film version of Vernes popular tale contains scenes of lost cities and dinosaurs. Unfortunately the film is now lost with little chance of it ever to be seen again.
JUGGERNAUT (1936/JH Prod./Grand National) 74mins. BW. UK.
|Cast: Boris Karloff, Mona Goya, Joan Wyndham, Arthur
Margetson, Anthony Ireland, Morton Selten, Mina Boucicault, Gibb McLaughlin, H.H. Roberts,
Doctor Satorius, (Karloff), needs financial help to continue his experiments to find a cure for paralysis and agrees with wealthy Lady Clifford, (Goya), to poison her millionare husband for a substantial monetary reward. While planning an additional murder, his plot is discovered, so the doctor injects himself with poison.
This is the second film Karloff made during a brief return to his homeland, unfortunately it is a slow moving melodrama that wastes Karloff's talents.
CAPTIVE (1944/Universal) 64mins. BW. US. Aka: WILD JUNGLE CAPTIVE.
|A mad biochemist, Dr. Stendahl, (Kruger), and his deformed
assistant, Moloch, (Hatton), revive the body of Paul a Dupree, (Lane), the ape-woman, and
try to stabilise her transformations to an ape when she becomes sexually excited by giving
her their secreatary, (Ward), Ann Forrester's brain. Moloch attacks his master to save the
life of Ann, when the Ape Woman rises from the operating table and throttles the
The worst and final installment in a series of films that feature Paula Dupree, the ape-woman. Features footage from the earlier installments, Captive Wild Woman (1943), and Jungle Woman (1944), as well as brief shots from The Invisible Man (1933).
JUNGLE GIRL (1944) see Jungle Woman
JUNGLE QUEEN (1944) see Jungle Woman
JUNGLE VIRGIN (1936) see Jaws of the Jungle
JUNGLE WOMAN (1944) see Nabonga
JUNGLE WOMAN (1944/Universal) 60mins. BW. US.
JUST IMAGINE (1930/Fox) 102mins. BW. US.
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DAS KABINETT VON DOCTOR CALIGARI (1919) see The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
KARAMANEH (1924) see The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu Manchu
THE KEY OF LIFE (1910/Edison) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE KIDNAPPED STOCKBROKER (1915/Vitagraph) 2 reels. BW. Silent.
KILL OR BE KILLED (1950)
KILLER AT LARGE (1936) BW. US.
KILLER BATS (1941) see The Devil Bat
KING KLUNK (1933/Universal) 1 reel. Animated. US.
|The giant ape attacks a native village, fights with a
Tyrannosaurus Rex, and topples from the Empire State Building.
A Pooch the Pup adventure starring King Klunk, the 6th.Wonder of the World.
This cartoon followed closely the sequences of King Kong (1933), so closely in fact, that it is surprising that RKO never objected to this blatant violation of their copyrighted story.
KONG "The Eighth Wonder of the World" (1933/RKO.) 100mins. BW. US.
|Top||"And the prophet said: And lo the beast looked
upon the face of beauty and it stayed it's hand from killing. And from that day, it was as
one dead" - An old Arabian Proverb.
"It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast." - Denham (Armtrong).
"Out-leaping the maddest imaginings! Out-thrilling the wildest thrills!"
Inspired by an old map that charts a strange island enveloped in mist, Carl Denham, (Armstrong), and his film crew emba rk on a secretive trip to make a film abount a giant mythical ape named Kong. On Skull Island they discover a tribe who worship and perform strange rituals to the giant gorilla that dwells beyond a huge wall built to keep him out. Denham's leading lady, Anne Darrow, (Wray), is abducted by the tribe and forced to be a sacrifice to their god, however, Kong falls in love with the girl and kills other creatures and the crew who try to rescue her, to keep her safe. Eventually Anne is rescued by first mate John Driscoll, (Cabot), and Kong is captured by Denham to be shipped back to New York. At the grand exhibtion, Kong manages to escape to terrorise New York city and re-capture Anne, whom he takes with him to the top of the Empire State building. Under attack from airplanes, Kong falls to his death.
The fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast" is re-worked to become a classic monster movie. Despite certain technical flaws this remains as exciting today as it did when it was first released at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The success of the f ilm lies solely in its representation of non-conformity battling against social convention, a rebellion born out of the Great Depression, but ultimately, and tragically, even Kong fails and is subjugated by conformity.
Made over three year s at a cost of $420,000, most of which was used to build a 50 foot high model of Kong. The face of their ape star measured 7 feet from hairline to chin, while actor Carmen Nigro, dressed in a monkey suit, was used for t he long shots.
Willis O' Brien's animation was performed with 18" high models constructed by the Delgado brothers.
|The idea for the film was inspired by Schoedsack &
Cooper's expeditions in the jungles, where they made GRASS (1925), CHANG (1927) and RANGO
(1931), as well as stop-motion animator Willis O'Brien's The Ghost of
Slumber Mountain (1919), The Lost World (1925), and the
shelved project Creation (1930). [see also The Dinosaur and the Missing Link
Cooper had originally put forward the title "Kong", but it was initially rejected as it sounded too much like the titles of his previous films CHANG and RANGO. The film was originally publicised as THE BEAST until Edgar Wallace, suggested "King Ape". In January, 1931 the film was advertised as KONG, but when Wallace died in 1932, after writing the beginning of the script, Schoedsack's wife, Ruth Rose wrote the final version of the film that went into production as "The Eighth Wonder Of The World". In February of 1933 it was finally hailed as KING KONG. Schoedsack and Cooper appear in the film as the Flight Commander and Chief Observer in the aircraft that shoots Kong down, and the large gates used on Kong's island were left over from the set for THE KING OF KINGS. The same gates appeared again in the film GONE WITH THE WIND, where they were burnt along with other old sets in the "burning of Atlanta" scene.
Sequel: Son of Kong (1933).
KING OF THE JUNGLELAND (1936) see In Darkest Africa
KING OF THE KONGO (1929/Mascot
Pictures) BW. Serial. 10 Episodes. US.
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN (1949/Republic)
BW. Serial. 12 episodes. US.
KING OF THE WILD (1931/Mascot
Pictures) BW. Serial. 12 Epiodes. US.
KING OF THE ZOMBIES (1941/Monogram) 67mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Jean Yarborough; Prod: Lindsley Parsons; Sc: Edmund Kelso; Ph: Mack Stengler. Ed: Richard Currier; Art: Charles Clague; Sets: Dave Milton; Mus: Edward Kay.
Cast: Henry Victor, Guy Usher, Mantan Moreland, Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, John Archer, Marguerite Whitten, Leigh Whipper, Madam Sul-te-wan, Lawrence Criner, Jimmy Davis.
Poverty row zombie romp saved by Mantan Moreland's enjoyable performance.
KITTY IN DREAMLAND (1911/Urban Trading Co.) 570 feet. BW.
A KNIGHT ERRANT (1907/Robert W.
Paul) 480 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
THE KNIGHT OF THE SNOWS (1912/Pathe) 2 reels. BW.
THE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR (1923) see The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu
KORKARLEN (1920/Svensk Film Industri)
90mins. BW. Silent. Sweden.
KRIEMHELD'S RACHE (1924) see Niebelungen
KRIEMHELD'S REVENGE (1924) see Niebelungen
KYOREN NO ONNA SHISHO (1926/Nikkatsu
Shingekibu) 85mins. BW. Silent. Japan.