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TIGER FANGS
(1943/Producers Releasing Corp.) 58mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Sam Newfield.
Cast: June Duprez, Frank Buck, Duncan Renaldo, Howard Banks, Arno Frey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Pedro Regas.
Superstitious rubber plantation workers place the blame for a series of killings on the mythical T'jindaks, men who have the ability to take on the form of a tiger. Eventually the culprits are revealed to be actual tigers administered with a madness drug created by insane Nazi scientist Dr. Lang, (Frey).
All the usual jungle trappings appear in this little seen, but enjoyable jungle thriller.

THE TIGER MAN (1944) see Lady and the Doctor

TILISMI TALWAR (1934/Saroj) BW. India.
Credits: Dir: Nanubhai Desai. Based on a story from the "Arabian Nights".
Cast: Balabhai, Asraf Khan, Sardar Akhtar, Zebunnissal, Galub, Abdul Rahaman Kabuli.
Features a magic sword, magic tricks, fairyland and love between a mortal and a supernatural being.

TIME FLIES (1943/GFD./Gainsborough) 88mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Walter Forde; Prod: Edward Black; Sc: J.O.C. Orton, Jed Kavanaugh & Howard Irving Young; Ph: Basil Emmott; Mus: Lois Levy.
Cast: Tommy Handley, Evelyn Dall, Felix Aylmer, George Moon, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, John Salew, Leslie Bradley, Olga Lindo, Roy Emerton, Ir is Lang, Stephane Grappelly, Peter Murray, Lloyd Pearson, Vincent Holman, Paul Morton, Nicholas Stuart, Tommy Duggan, Sydney Young, Noel Dainton, Glyn Rowlands, Brooks Turner, Wallace Bosco. Tommy, (Handley), tries to promote a professor's time mach ine and takes two friends back to the Court of Queen Bess. They soon become favourites of the Elizabethan court, but when they commit an act of heresy they are condemned to be burnt at the stake.
A satisfying star farce.

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946/Universal) 82mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Charles Barton; Prod: Val Burton; Ex.Prod: Joseph Gershenson; Sc: Val Burton, Walter de Leon, Bradford Ropes & John Grant; Ph: Charles Van Enger; Ed: Philip Cahn; Art: Jack Otterson; Sfx: D.S. Horsley & Jerome Ash; Mus: Milton Rosen.
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes, Gale Sondergaard, John Shelton, Jess Barker, Rex Lease, Kirk Alyn, John Crawford.
The ghosts, (Costello & Reynolds), of two American Revolutionary traitors were actually innocent of their crime, but are destined to haunt a mansion until their innocence is proven. A psychiatrist, (Abbott), visits the house and is recognised by the ghosts as the descendant of the real 1780 traitor and the key to their freedom.
An effective and enjoyable Abbott and Costello vehicle in which great use is made of the imaginative invisible effects. Unusually Abbott and Costello don't appear as a team.

A TIMELY APPARITION (1909/Urban/Eclipse) 601 feet. BW. Silent. France.
A young woman is about to be burned at the stake when her father's ghost appears and her tormentors drop dead from fright.

TIN HATS (1926/MGM.) 6598 feet. (8 reels). BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edward Sedgwick; Sc: Edward Sedgwick & Albert Lewin; Ph: Ben Reynolds; Ed: Frank Davis; Art: Cedric Gibbons & Frederic Hope; Titles: Ralph Spence; Adaptation by Lew Lipton & Donald W. Lee. From a story by Edward Sedgwick.
Cast: Conrad Nagel, Claire Windsor, George Cooper, Bert Roach, Tom O'Brien, Eileen Sedgwick.
Features a haunted castle and a ghost in a suit of armour.

THE TIN MAN (1935/Hal Roach/MGM.) 19mins. BW.
Credits: Dir: James Parrott; Prod: Hal Roach; Ed: Louis McManus.
Cast: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Mathew Betz, Clarence Hummel Wilson, Cy Slocum.
Two women, Thelma and Patsy are lost in their automobile when they encounter a mad scientist who has constructed a robot, (Slocum), programmed to kill women. Eventually the robot turns on its creator.

THE TINDER BOX (1907) 500 feet. BW. Silent. Denmark.
Credits: Dir: Viggo Larsen. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Cast: Viggo Larsen.
Features a witch and a magic tinderbox.

TINTED VENUS (1921/Hepworth) 5200 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Cecil M. Hepworth; Sc: Blanche McIntosh. From the novel by F. Anstey.
Cast: Alma Taylor, George Dewhurst, Maud Cressall, Eileen Dennes, Hugh Clifton, Gwynne Herbert, Mary Brough.
A statue of Venus comes to life and tries to lure a financed barber to the fabled Cytherian Groves.

TIS NOW THE VERY WITCHING TIME OF NIGHT (1909/Edison) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
After making a bet to spend the night in a haunted house, a man is frightened by bats, witches and skeletons.

TIT FOR TAT; OR, A GOOD JOKE WITH MY HEAD (1903)
see Un Pret Pour un Rendu; ou, une Bonne Farce Avec ma Tete

TO LET (1919/Harma) 2 reels. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: James Reardon; Sc: Reuben Gillmer.
A retired conjurer attempts to frighten a couple away from his house.

TOM OLD BOOT (1896/Star Film) 65 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
Features a grotesque dwarf.

TOMEI NINGEN ARAWARU (1949/Daiei) BW. Japan. Aka: THE TRANSPARENT MAN.
Credits: Dir: Shinsei Adachi.
Cast: Chizuru Kitagawa, Takiko Mizunoe.
A scientist becomes transparent.

TOO MUCH CHAMPAGNE (1908/Vitagraph) 325 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Suggested by "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri.
In a dream, Satan abducts a man.
Features scenes from Dante's "Inferno".

TOO MUCH MOTHER-IN-LAW (1907) BW. Silent. US.
Features spirits, the Devil and a depiction of Hell.

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TOOFANI TAKKER
(1946/A.M. Kahn) India.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: A.M. Kahn.
Cast: Sardar Mansoor, Gahar Karnataki, Sarladevi, Amina.
Features wizards and magic.

TOPPER (1937/Hal Roach/MGM) 96mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Norman Z. McLeod; Prod: Milton H. Bren; Sc: Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch & Eddie Moran; Ph: Norbert Brodine; Ed: William Terhune; Art: Arthur I. Royce; Sfx: Roy Seawright; Mus: Arthur Morton. From the novel "The Jovial Ghosts" by Thorne Smith.
Cast: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Eugene Pallette, Arthur Lake, Hedda Hopper, J. Farrell MacDonald, Doodles Weaver.
Stuffy banker Cosmo Topper, (Young), is haunted by the ghosts of his fun loving friends the Kirbys, (Grant & Bennett), after they and their dog are killed in a car accident. The ghosts are visible only to Cosmo who is unaware that the good deed they have to perform to leave earth involves changing him from being hen-pecked into a sophisticated man ab out town.
An influential and amusing supernatural farce that is extremely well acted by the sparkling cast.
Roland Young received an Academy Award nomination.
Sequel: Topper Takes a Trip (1938).

TOPPER RETURNS (1941/Hal Roach) 87mins. BW. US.
Sequel to: Topper Takes a Trip.
Credits: Dir: Roy Del Ruth; Prod: Hal Roach; Sc: Jonathan Latimer & Gordon Douglas; Add.Dial: Paul Gerard Smith; Ph: Norbert Brodine; Ed: James Newcom; Art: Nicolai Remisoff; Sfx: Roy Seawright; Mus: Irvin Talbot & Werner Heyman.
Cast: Roland Young, Joan Blondell, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Carole Landis, Dennis O'Keefe, H.B. Warner, Billie Burke, Rafaela Ottiano, Patsy Kelly, George Zucco, Donald MacBride.
Marion Kirby's ghost helps Topper, (Young), to solve a murder committed at a spooky mansion.
A charming sequel that effectively parodies haunted house murder mysteries.

TOPPER TAKES A TRIP (1938/Hal Roach) 85mins. BW. US. Sequel to: Topper.
Credits: Dir: Norman Z. McLeod; Prod: Hal Roach & Milton H. Bren; Sc: Eddie Moran, Jack Jevne & Corey Ford; Ph: Norbert Brodine; Ed: William Terhune; Art: Charles D. Hall; Sfx: Roy Seawright; Mus: Edward Powell & Hugo Friedhofer.
Cast: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Veree Teasdale, Irving Pichel, Franklin Pangborn, Alexander D'Arcy, Paul Hurst, Duke York, Spencer Charters.
"Ectoplasm runs riot and blazes a trail of hilarity from 5th. Avenue to the French Riviera."
Cosmo Topper, (Young), and the ghost of Mrs. Kirby, (Bennett), try to save Topper's wife from a philanderer on the French Riviera.
A pleasant sequel despite the lack of Cary Grant who had become much too expensive to hire.
Sequel: Topper Returns (1941).

TORGUS, THE COFFIN MAKER (1920/UFA/Union) BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Hans Kobe; Sc: Carl Mayer; Ph: Karl Freund; Art: Robert Neppach.
Cast: Eugen Klopfer, Maria Leiko, Adele Sandrock, Hermine Strassmann, Herta Russ-Schillinger, Herta Arnold.
A coffin containing a body is sent to an old woman.

TORPEDO OF DOOM (1938) see Fighting Devil Dogs

LA TORRE DE LOS SIETE JOROBADOS (1944) BW. Spain.
Aka: THE TOWER OF THE SEVEN HUNCHBACKS.
Credits: Dir: Edgar Neville; Prod: Fernando Roldan; Sc: Emilio Carrere; Ed: Sara Ontanon; Art: Shild, Simont & Canet.
Cast: Isobel de Pomes, Julio Lajos, Manolita Moran, Julia Pachelo, Antonio Casal, Guillermo Marin, Antonio Riquelme, Felix de Pomes.
Features a criminal band of hunchbacks.

LA TORRE DEL FANTASMI (1914/Celio) BW. Silent. Italy.
Aka: THE TOWER OF THE PHANTOMS.
Cast: Mary Cleo Tarlarini.
A fantasy horror short.

TORTURE SHIP (1939/ Producers Distributing Corp.) 56mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Victor Halperin; Prod: Edward Halperin & Sigmund Neufeld; Sc: George Sayre; Ph: Jack Greenhalgh; Ed: Holbrook Todd; Art: Fred Preble; Mus: David Chudnow. From "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London.
Cast: Irving Pichel, Lyle Talbot, Shelia Bromley, Jacqueline Wells, Anthony Averill, Russell Hopton, Julian Madison, Eddie Holden, Leander De Cordova, Wheeler Oakman, Stanley Blystone, Dimitri Alexis, Skelton Knaggs.
On a mysterious ship, scientist Dr. Herbert Stander, (Pichel), conducts sinister experiments with the glands of criminals to try and cure their anti-social behaviour. Usually the patients become marauding thugs before the unsuccessful experiments cause them to die.
A strange genre mix that fails to explain how the doctor was able to sanction his experiments with the authorities in the first place. The story takes quite a while to develop the plot that, for all intents and purposes, goes nowhere.

DIE TOTEN ROCHEN SICH SELBST (1920) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE DEAD AVENGE THEMSELVES.
Credits: Sc: Ludwig Trautmann.
Cast: Ludwig Trautmann.
The spirits of the dead rise from their graves.

TOTENTANZ (1919/Helios Film) 84mins. BW. Silent. Germany. Aka: DANCE OF DEATH.
Credits: Dir: Otto Rippert; Prod: Erwin Rosner; Sc: Fritz Lang; Ph: Willy Hameister; Art: Hermann Warm.
Cast: Sascha Gura, Werner Krauss, Joseph Roemer, Richard Kirsch.
An exotic dancer, (Gura), has her will dominated and controlled by a tyrannical crippled mastermind, (Krauss), who uses the woman's beauty to ensnare people to meet their doom. When the dancer falls in love, the mesmerist promises to set her free if her lover can find his way through a labyrinth of tunnels under his house. However, the lover, who is also revealed to be a murderer, dies. Eventually the cripple is killed and the dancer dances to death beside the coffin of her lover.
A Svengali-like horror fantasy and Lang's fourth sex-and-death script. The others are Die Pest in Florenz (1919), Lilith und Ly (1919) and Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917).

TOULA'S DREAM (1908/Pathe) 328 feet. BW. Silent. France.
In a dream, a monstrous head frightens a cook when it appears in his pan.

TOWER OF LONDON (1926/Cosmopolitan Prod.) 1600 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Maurice Elvey.
Cast: Isobel Elsom, John Stuart.
An addition into the "Haunted Castles" series that details the supernatural legends attached to the famous landmark.

TOWER OF LONDON (1939/Universal) 93mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Rowland V. Lee; Sc: Robert N. Lee; Ph: George Robinson; Ed: Edward Curtiss; Art: Jack Otterson & Richard H. Riedel; Sets: Rus sell A. Gausman; Tech: William Hedgcock; Tech.Advice: Major G.O.T. Bagley & Sir Gerald Grove; Mu: Jack P. Pierce; Mus: Frank Skinner & Charles Previn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cast: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Leo G. Carroll, Vincent Price, John Sutton, John Rodion, Barbara O' Neil, Miles Mander, Francis Robinson, Lionel Belmore, Ian Hunter, Ralph Forbes, Nan Grey, Donnie Dunagan, Rose Hobart, Ernest Cossart, Ronald Sinclair, G.P. Huntley, John Herbert Bond, Walter Tetley, Georgia Caine, C. Montague Shaw, Ernie Adams, Ivan Simpson, Nigel de Brulier, Holmes Herbert, Charles Miller, Venecia Severn, Yvonne Severn, Louise Brian, Jean Fenwick, Michael Mark, Donald Stuart, Harry Cording, John George.
Hunchbacked Richard III, Duke of Gloucester, (Rathbone), is an evil tyrant who puts Mord, (Karloff), the bald headed, club-footed executioner in the Tower to good use when the Duke murders his way to the throne of England. However, prophesy dictates that he will meet his death at the battle of Bosworth.
A well acted Grand Guignol tale loosely adapted from the work of Shakespeare.
Rowland Lee rewrote history so that he could include beheadings, stabbings and drownings, but the censors cut some scenes.
The music score was lifted from Universal's Son of Frankenstein.
John Radion is Rathbone's son.

TOWER OF TERROR (1941) 78mins. BW. UK.

THE TOWER OF THE PHANTOMS (1914) see Torre del Fantasmi

THE TOWER OF THE SEVEN HUNCHBACKS (1944) see Torre de los Siete Jorobados

THE TRAGEDIES OF THE CRYSTAL GLOBE (1915/Edison) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Richard Ridgeley; Sc: Mrs. Wilson Woodrow.
Cast: Robert Conness, Mabel Trunelle, Bigelow Cooper.
Hypnotically influenced by an Oriental mystic, a girl sees herself die three times in previous incarnations.

TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS (1919/Hallmark) Serial. 15 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Duke Worne; Prod: Frank G. Hall; Sc: J. Grubb Alexander.
Cast: Ben Wilson, Neva Gerber, William Dyer, Howard Crampton, William Carroll, Marie Davis.
An early cliffhanger serial that features an ape-man.

THE TRAIN OF THE SPECTRES (1913) see Treno Degliu Spettru

TRANCE (1920) see Anita

THE TRANSPARENT MAN (1949) see Tomei Ningen Arawaru

DER TRAUM DES ALLAN GRAY (1931) see Vampyr

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TREASURE OF FEAR
(1945) see Scared Stiff

THE TREASURE OF BUDDHA (1913/Gerrard Film Company) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
The crown jewels of Kali are under threat from a man who succumbs to the lure of the gemstones.
Also features a Hindu magician with mesmeric powers.

THE TREMBLING HOUR (1919/Universal) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: George Seigmann; Sc: Doris Schroeder. From a story by Kenneth B. Clarke.
Cast: Kenneth Harlan, Helen Eddy. When a man who suffers fro m memory loss and murderous impulses is suspected of killing someone, he compels the victim's twin brother to masquerade as the victim's ghost in order to force a confession from the person he believes to be the real killer.

IL TRENO DEGLI SPETTRU (1913/Cines) BW. Silent. Italy.
Aka: THE TRAIN OF THE SPECTRES.
Credits: Dir: Mario Caserini; Sc: Luigi Sonnazzi.
Cast: Maria Caserini Gasperini, Mario Bonnard, Vittorio Rossi Pianelli, Felice Metellio, Camillo De Riso, Telemaco Ruggeri, Letizia Quaranto.
Features spirits.

LES TRESORS DE SATAN (1902/Star Film) 165 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Aka: SATAN'S TREASURE; THE DEVIL'S MONEY BAGS.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
A thief who opens Satan's treasure chest is pursued by emerging spectres.

TRICK FOR TRICK (1933/Fox) 69mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Hamilton MacFadden; Sc: Howard Green; Ph: L. William O'Connell; Tech: William Cameron Menzies. Based on a play by Vivian Crosby, Shirley Warde & Harry Gribble.
Cast: Ralph Morgan, Victor Jory, Sally Blaine, Luis Alberni, Tom Dugan, John George, Edward Van Sloan, Willard Robertson.
Murders occur after a seance in a gloomy haunted mansion.

TRIFLING WOMEN (1922/Metro) 9 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Sc: Rex Ingram; Ph: John Seitz; Ed: Grant C. Whytock; Art: Leo Kuter; Tech: Jean de Limur & Robert Florey. From the story "Black Orchids" by Rex Ingram.

 

 

 

 

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Cast: Pomeroy Cannon, Barbara La Marr, Ramon Navarro, Edward Connelly, Lewis Stone, Hughie Mack, John George, Jesse Weldon, Hyman Binunsky, Eugene Poujet, Joe Martin the ape.
A fortune teller named Zareda, (La Marr), attracts the amorous attentions of the decrepit Baron de Mauphin, (Connelly), and his son Ivan, (Navarro), but when Ivan returns from the war he finds that his father has been poisoned to death, and Zareda married to the Marquis Ferroni, (Stone). Mortally wounded in a duel between the two, the Marquis arranges a mock funeral for Zareda in which she is buried alive beside his body.
Rex Ingram's remake of his 1916 film Black Orchids.
Unfortunately no print seems to have survived.

TRILBY (1896/American Mutoscope Co.) 50 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Herman Casler, Harry Marvin, Elias Koopman & W.K. Dickson.
From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George du Maurier.
The first cinematic adaptation of the story concerning a hypnotist's powerful influence over a young woman.

TRILBY (1908/Nordisk) BW. Silent. Denmark.
Credits: Dir: A.R. Nielsen; Prod: Ole Olsen.
From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George du Maurier.
A Jewish hypnotist mesmerises his captive Trilby O'Ferral to be a great singer.

TRILBY (1912) 5 reels. BW. Silent. Austria/Hungary. Aka: DER HYPNOTISEUR.
Credits: Dir: Luise Kolm, Anton Kolm, Jakob Fleck & Claudius Veltee.
From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George du Maurier.
Cast: Frau Galafres Hubermann, Paul Askonas.

TRILBY (1912/Standard) BW. Silent. UK.
From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George du Maurier.

TRILBY (1913/Vitascope) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George du Maurier.

TRILBY (1914/London Film Co.) 3400 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir & Prod: Harold Shaw; Sc: Bannister Herwin. From the novel by George du Maurier.
Cast: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Viva Birkett, Philip Merivale, E. Ion Swinley, Charles Rook, Wyndham Guise, Cicely Richards, Douglas Munro, Henry Morrell.
During 1840, a Parisian hypnotist makes an artist's model sing, but cannot force her to love him.

TRILBY (1915/Equitable-World) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Maurice Tourneur; Sc: I.M. Ingleton; Art: Ben Carrer. From the novel by George Du Maurier.
Cast: Clara Kimball Young, Wilton Lackaye, Chester Barnett, Paul McAllister, James Young, Phyllis Neilsson Terry.
Trilby, (Young), is under the hypnotic dominance of Svengali, (Lackaye).
One of the last American films to open in Berlin before America joined the allies against Germany during World War One.

TRILBY (1922/Master Films) 1300 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: H.B. Parkinson & George Wynn Sc: W.C. Bowden.
From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George du Maurier.
Cast: Phyllis Neilsson Terry, Charles Garry.
This short subject was an entry in the "Tense Moments with Great Authors" series.

TRILBY (1923/First National) 8 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: James Young; Prod. & Sc: Richard Walton Tully; Ph: George Benoit & Raymond Agnel; Art: William Buckland. From the novel "Ella Lola, a la Trilby" by George Du Maurier.
Cast: Andree Lafayette, Creighton Hale, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Philo McCullough, Wilfred Lucas, Francis McDonald, Maurice Cannon, Gordon Mullen, Martha Franklin, Gilbert Clayton, Edward Kimball, Max Constant, Gertrude Olmstead, Evelyn Sherman, Rose Dione, Robert De Vilbiss.
Regarded by reviewers as a highly satisfying adaptation of the story, notable for its strong performances by Lafayette as Trilby and Edmund Carewe as Svengali.
Two different endings were filmed for this last silent adaptation, one in which Trilby lives and another traditional ending, depicting Trilby's death.

TRILBY (1931) see Svengali

TRIP TO A STAR (1906) see Voyage Autour d'une Etoile

A TRIP TO DAVY JONES' LOCKER (1910/Pathe) 643 feet. BW. Silent. France.
A team of young women in armour, bent on penetrating Davy Jones' locker despite the warnings of a spectre. Their chariot passes through a seashore cave and into the depths, where they encounter spirits and demons. Victorious in their quest, they plunge further, rescue a sea princess and return to the shore. Awaiting them is the spectre that transforms into a young man to join with the princess in a trip heavenwards.

A TRIP TO JUPITER (1907) see Voyage a la Planete Jupiter

A TRIP TO MARS (1903/Lubin) BW. Silent. US.
A pirated version of Georges Méliès' Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902).

A TRIP TO MARS (1910/Edison) 5mins. (265 feet). BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Thomas Edison.
A chemistry professor uses a formula that reverses the f orce of gravity to go to Mars. On the red planet he encounters a half-human creature and tree monsters that make him their prisoner, but the breath of a Martian freezes him into a snowball which explodes and catapults him safely back to earth.

A TRIP TO MARS (1918) see Himmelskibet

A TRIP TO MARS (1920/Nordisk Film Kompagni) 4 reels. BW. Silent. Denmark.
Depicts a flight to the planet Mars.

A TRIP TO MARS (1920/W.H. Prod.) 5 reels. BW. Silent. Italy.
An airship with a propeller embarks on a trip to Mars.

TRIP TO THE CENTRE OF THE MOON (1905) see Viaggo al Centro della Luna

A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) see La Voyage dans la Lune

A TRIP TO THE MOON (1903) see Viaje de la Lune

A TRIP TO THE MOON (1914/Lubin) 600 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Explorers fly through space in an aeroplane passing by the planet Saturn, and encountering a comet.
A fantastic comedy combining animation and live action.

THE TRIPLE CONJUROR AND THE LIVING HEAD (1900)
see L'Illusioniste Double et la Tete Vivante

TROMBA, THE TIGER MAN (1949/Lippert) 62mins. BW. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Helmut Weiss; Prod: Georg Richter; Sc: Elisabeth Zimmermann & Helmut Weiss; Ph: Werner Krien; Ed: Luise Dreyer-Sachsenberg; Art: Ernst H. Albrecht; Mus: Adolf Steiml.
Cast: Rene Deltgen, Angelika Hauff, Gustav Knuth, Hilde Weissner, Grethe Weiser, Gardy Granass, Adrian Hoven.
A tiger trainer uses a powerful drug to give him the power of hypnosis over his animals to murder the circus aerialist.

TROUBLE FOR TWO (1936/MGM.) 83mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: J. Walter Ruben; Prod: Louis D. Lighton; Sc: Manuel Seff & Edward E. Paramore Jnr.; Ph: Charles G. Clarke; Ed: Robert J. Kern; Art: Cedric Gibbons, Joseph C. Wright & Edwin B. Willis; Sfx: A. Arnold Gillespie, Warren Newcombe & Tom Tutwiler; Mu: Jack Dawn; Mus: Franz Waxman. From the novel "The Suicide Club" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Louis Hayward, E.E. Clive, Walter Kingsford, Ivan Simpson, Tom Moore, Robert Greig, Guy Bates Post, Pedro de Cordoba, Leyland Hodgson, Pat O'Malley, Forrester Harvey, Edgar Norton, Sidney Bracy, Paul Porcasi, Philo McCullough, Leonard Carey, John George.
In 1880, the King of Karovia arrives in London for an arranged wedding and becomes embroiled with a strange organisation that promotes murder. Members draw lots to see who is to be the murderer and who is to be the victim.

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THE TROUBLES OF A TIRED TRAVELLER
(1901) see Undressing Extraordinary

THE TROUBLESOME FLY (1902/Biograph) 1min. (50 feet). BW. Silent. US.
A giant fly bites a man.

THE TRUANT SOUL (1916/Essanay) 120mins. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Harry Beaumont; Sc: Victor Rouseau.
Cast: Henry B. Walthall, Mary Charleson, Patrick Calhoun, Anna Mae Walthall, Mary Parkyn, U.K. Haupt.
Features a surgeon with a split personality.

TRUE AS STEEL (1902/Hagger) BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: William Hagger.
"A sensational fight between a knight and a forest hermit."
Hagger produced a series of short films with his family as the cast to be shown at his fairground bioscope sideshow.

TRUNK CRIME (1939/Charter) 51mins. BW. UK. Aka: DESIGN FOR MURDER (US).
Credits: Dir: Roy Boulting; Prod: John Boulting; Sc: Francis Miller; Ph: Clifton Boote, D.P. Cooper & Arthur Elvin. From a play by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham.
Cast: Manning Whiley, Thorley Walters, Barbara Everest, Eileen Bennett, Michael Drake, Hay Petrie, Lewis Stringer, Ian Fulton, Tom Gill, Geoffrey Gabriel.
A nervous university student, (Whiley), decides to have his revenge against the ringleader of the bullies who taunt him by drugging and burying the boy alive in a trunk. The bully is rescued in the nick of time.
An interesting revenge melodrama that serves as an early production by the famous Boutling brothers.

THE TRYTON (1917) BW. Silent. Hungary.
Credits: Dir: Alfred Dasy; Sc: Karoly Huszar.
Cast: Karoly Huszar.
A sea creature transforms into a man, and falls in love with a woman.

LA TUNNEL SOUS LA MANCHE; OU, LE CAUCHEMAR FRANCO-ANGLAIS (1907/Star Films) 1160 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
In a dream a man travels the tunnel built between England and France.

TUNNELLING THE CHANNEL (1907)
see La Tunnel Sous la Manche; ou, le Cauchemar Franco-Anglais

THE TWELFTH HOUR-A NIGHT OF HORROR (1930)
see Die Zwolfte Stunde-Eine Nacht des Grauens

A TWENTIETH CENTURY SURGEON (1897) see Chirurgien am Ricain

TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1907)
see Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous le Mers ou le Cauchemar d'un Pecheur

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1916/Universal) 8 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: James Stuart Paton; Prod: Carl Laemmle Snr.; Ph: Eugene Gaudio, Friend Baker & Milton Loryea; Art: Frank D. Ormston; Tech: H.H. Barter & James Milburn. From the novels "Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers" and "Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne.

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Cast: Alan Holubar, Jane Gail, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton, Matt Moore, Howard Crampton, Wallace Clark, Martin Murphy, Leviticus Jones, William Welch, Lois Alexander, Joseph W. Girard, Ole Jansen, Noble Johnson.
A gigantic "sea monster" has been reportedly attacking US. ships, so the government sends an expedition to investigate. The party soon discover that the "monster" is none other than the submarine "Nautilus" and Captain Nemo, (Holubar), who is on a mission to save the world from the horrors of war. Captain Nemo sinks an American ship and after rescuing the survivors, he takes them to an island where they encounter a mysterious native girl, (Gail), and take a walk on the ocean bed encountering the marine and coral life. Capt. Nemo is later reunited with his long lost daughter and overcome with emotion he cammands that he be buried at sea contained in his own unmanned vessel.
Filmed over two years at a cost of $500,000. The underwater scenes were filmed by the Williamson Submarine Film Corp. in Nassau, Bahamas, using a bulky contraption called a Photosphere invented by J. Ernest & George Williamson that descended to a depth of sixty feet.
Jane Gail also starred in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the IMP co.with King Baggott.
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TWO LOST WORLDS
(1950/Sterling Prod./Eagle Lion) 61mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Norman Dawn; Prod: Boris Petroff; Sc: T. Hubbard; Ph: Harry Neumann; Ed: Fred Feitshans Jnr.; Art: Denny Hall; Sfx: Jack Glass; Mus: Alex Alexander.
Cast: James Arness, Bill Kennedy, Laura Elliott, Gloria Petroff, Tom Hubbard, Jane Harlan, Pierre Watkin, Bob Carson, James Guilfoyle.
Pirates kidnap a woman from a ship bound for Australia, but a young man, (Arness), rescues her, but they and others land on an island inhabited by prehistoric creatures.
Unfortunately the cast are not seen on the island until the last 20 minutes of the film.
The two dinosaurs engaged in a battle together are borrowed from One Million BC. (1940) which was made before the practice of staging live reptile fights for the cameras was banned.

THE TWO ORPHANS (1902/Haggar) BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: William Haggar. From the play by Adolphe Dennery.
A cripple and a Marquis duel with knives.
Another of the short films made for Haggar's sideshow Bioscope and starring members of his family.

THE TWO-SOUL WOMAN (1918/Bluebird) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Elmer Clifton. From the novel "The White Cat" by Gelett Burgess.
Cast: Priscilla Dean, Joseph Girard, Ashton Dearholt, Evelyn Selbie.
An evil doctor gives a young woman a dual personality after he hypnotises her.

THE TWO-SOULED WOMAN (1923) see The Untameable

TWO STRANGERS FROM NOWHERE (1913/Solax) BW. Silent. US.
A man sells his soul to the Devil.

TWO WEEKS TO LIVE (1942/Votion Prod./RKO.) 76mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Malcolm St. Clair; Prod: Ben Hersh; Sc: Michael L. Simmons & Roswell Rogers; Ph: Jack MacKenzie; Ed: Duncan Mansfield; Art: F. Paul Sylos; Mus: Lud Gluskin.Based on the "Lum'n'Abner" radio series.
Cast: Chester Lauk, Norris Goff, Franklin Pangborn, Rosemary La Planche, Charles Middleton, Kay Linaker, Herbert Rawlinson.
Popular radio personalities Lum'n'Abner, (Lauk and Goff), face a tragedy when Lum believes Abner is dying. To try and pay for the expected hospital fees, Lum works in a Martian space rocket, stays in a haunted house and drinks a Jekyll & Hyde potion.
A feeble comedy produced as a vehicle for the comic radio stars.

 

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