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THE UGLIEST QUEEN ON EARTH
(1909/Gaumont) 720 feet. (1 reel). BW. Silent. France.
An ugly Queen abolishes all mirrors in her kingdom, but when she sees her own reflection in an executioner's axe, she dies.

ULTUS, THE MAN FROM THE DEAD (1916/Gaumont) 6147 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Aka: ULTUS I: THE TOWNSEND MYSTERY; ULTUS 2: THE AMBASSADOR'S DIAMOND (US).
Credits: Dir. & Sc: George Pearson; Prod: Leon Gaumont.
Cast: Aurele Sydney, J.L.V. Leigh, A. Caton Woodville, Marjorie Dunbar, M. Goujet.
A diamond miner named Ultus, (Sydney), is robbed and left to die i n the Australian desert by his treacherous partner. Five years later, Ultus returns to exact an elaborate revenge on his old partner, now a wealthy and respected Baronet. A sympathetic detective investigates the crime.
A remarkable success world-wide and inspired by the popularity Gaumont was having with the distribution of Feuillade's Fantomas series in France.
Pearson wrote and directed three sequels: ULTUS AND THE GREY LADY (1916), ULTUS AND THE SECRET OF THE NIGHT (1916) and ULTUS AND THE THREE-BUTTON MYSTERY (1917).

ULTUS I: THE TOWNSEND MYSTERY (1916) see Ultus, the Man From the Dead

ULTUS 2: THE AMBASSADOR'S DIAMOND (1916) see Ultus, the Man From the Dead

ULYSSE ET LE GEANT POLYPHEME (1905/Star Film) 226 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Aka: ULYSSES AND THE GIANT POLYPHEMUS; THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
Based on "The Odysse" by Homer and "Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne.
Recounts the legendary tale of Ulysses, Calypso and Polyphemus.
"Mysterious Island" was again adapted for the screen as an early sound film in 1929.

ULYSSES AND THE GIANT POLYPHEMUS (1905) see Ulysse et le Geant Polypheme

UNCLE JOSH IN A SPOOKY HOTEL (1900/Edison) 75 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edwin S. Porter.
A man is tormented by a ghost and the mask of a skeleton that appears and disappears.

UNCLE JOSH'S NIGHTMARE (1900/Edison) 61 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Thomas A. Edison; Ph: Edwin S. Porter.
Cast: Charles Manley, Will S. Rising.
Astonishing events occur In Uncle Josh's hotel room, including a ghost that pushes Uncle Josh into a trunk.

UNCLE SILAS (1947/GFD/Two Cities) 103mins. BW. UK. Aka: THE INHERITANCE (US).
Credits: Dir: Charles Frank; Prod: Joseph Somlo & Laurence Irving; Sc: Ben Travers.
Based on a story by Sheridan LeFanu.
Cast: Jean Simmons, Derrick de Marney, Katina Paxinou, Derek Bond, Marjorie Rhodes, Esmond Knight, Sophie Stewart, Manning Whiley, Reginald Tate, John Laurie, Frederick Burtwell, George Curzon, O.B. Clarence, Guy Rolfe, Frederick Ranalow, Patricia Glyn, Robin Netscher, John Salew, Patricia Dainton.
In 1890, the apparently kindly, but murderous Uncle Silas, (de Marney), and an equally homicidal governess, (Paxinou), conspire to kill his seventeen year old niece Caroline Ruthyn, (Simmons), who has moved into their house after the death of her father and stands to inherit a considerable fortune.

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The atmospheric art direction makes this gothic melodrama one of the best adaptations of LeFanu's story.
Released in America in 1951.
Charles Frank made his cinematic debut with UNCLE SILAS, but he was never heard from again after its release.

UNCONQUERED (1917/Paramount) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Frank Reicher; Prod: Jesse L. Lasky.
From a story by Beatrice de Mille & Leighton Osmun.
Cast: Mabel Van Buren, Fannie Ward, Hobart Bosworth, Tully Marshall, Jane Wolfe.
A voodoo-crazed savage pursues human sacrifices.

UNDER THE SEAS (1907)
see Deux Cent Mille Lieues Sous le Mers ou le Cauchemar d'un Pecheur

UNDERSEA KINGDOM (1936/Republic) BW. Serial. 12 Chapters. US.
Credits: Dir: B. Reeves Eason & Joseph Kane; Prod: Barn ey Sarecky; Ex.Prod: Nat Levine; Sc: John Rathmell, Maurice Geraghty & Oliver Drake; Ph: William Noble & Edgar Lyons; Ed: Joseph H. Lewis, Dick Fantl & Helene Turner; Sfx: Ellis Thackery, Howard & Theodore Lydecker; Electrical Fx: Kenneth Strickfaden; Sound: Terry Kellum; Mus: Harry Grey.
From a story by Tracy Knight & John Rathmell.
Cast: Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Lon Chaney Jnr., Monte Blue, Lane Chandler, William Farnum, Jack Mulhall, Boothe Howard, John Bradford, Raymond Hatton, Malcolm McGregor, C. Montague Shaw, Ralph Holmes, L ee Van Atta, John Merton, Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, Ernie Smith, Lloyd Whitlock, Everett Gibbons, Kenneth Lawton, Bill Yrigoyen, Eddie Parker, George de Normand, Alan Curtis, Tom Steele, Wes Warner, Don Rowan, Rube Schaeffer, David Horsley, Jack Ingram, Tracy Layne, Millard McGowan, William Stahl, Al Seymour.

 

 

 

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Navy Lieutenant, (Corrigan), newswoman Diana, Professor Norton, (Shaw), and his son Billy board a rocket powered submarine to search for the lost city of Atlantis. There they meet the ruler of the White Robes, Sharad, (Farnum), who is trying to vanquish the evil Black Robes led by Unga Kahn, (Blue), a mad master of earthquakes who vows to rule the world or destroy it with his army of robots called the Volkites, an armoured juggernaut, radio controlled Volplanes and a disintegrating ray.
Republic's second serial is a rapidly paced adventure tale following the success of the studio's In Darkest Africa and inspired by the popularity of the "Flash Gordon" comic strip and Universal's release of Flash Gordon the same year.
Republic had just purchased the Mascot Film Company who were responsible for the similar serial Phantom Empire.
A 100 minute edited feature version was released in 1961 titled SHARAD OF ATLANTIS.

UNDINE (1913/Thanhouser) 4 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Based on a fairy tale by Friedrich Fouque.
Cast: Florence La Badie, William Russell, James Cruze, Marguerite Snow.
A sea nymph's death is avenged by her own kind.

UNDINE (1915/Bluebird) 5 reels. BW. & Tinted sequence. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Henry Otto; Sc: Walter Woods. Based on a fairy tale by Friedrich Fouque.
Cast: Ida Schnall, Douglas Gerrard, Edna Maison.
A sea nymph falls in love with a mortal knight, but he proves to be untrue to her and she dies. The sea nymphs from the same colony set out to avenge her death.

UNDRESSING EXTRAORDINARY (1901/Fred R. Paul) 200 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Aka: THE TROUBLES OF A TIRED TRAVELLER.
Credits: Dir: Walter R. Booth.
A lively skeleton in his bedroom surprises a seaside lodger.
A short film made by another early pioneer of cinema and special effects.

THE UNDYING FLAME (1917/Jesse L. Lasky/Paramount) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Maurice Tourneur; Sc: Charles E. Whitaker.
Cast: Olga Petrova, Mahlon Hamilton, Edward Mordant, Herbert Evans, Warren Cook, Charles W. Martin, Violet Reed.
An ancient Egyptian is reincarnated as a contemporary English girl.

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THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)

THE UNFAITHFUL WIFE (1915/Fox) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: J. Gordon Edwards; Sc: Mary Murillo.
Cast: Robert B. Mantell, Genevieve Hamper, Stuart Holmes, Warner Oland.
A nobleman escapes after being entombed alive.

DER UNHEIMLICHE GAST (1921/Decarli-Film) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE SINISTER GUEST.
Credits: Dir: Julian Duvivier; Art: Ernst Wendt.
Features a gruesome adventure with a dead guest.

UNHEIMLICHE GESCHICHTEN (1919/Richard Oswald Film) 112mins. BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: WEIRD TALES; TALES OF HORROR; TALES OF THE UNCANNY; FIVE SINISTER STORIES.
Credits: Dir & Prod: Richard Oswald; Sc: Richard Oswald & Robert Liebmann; Ph: Carl Hoffman; Sets: Julius Hahlo. From the stories "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether" and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Suicide Club" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Die Erscheinung" by Anselma Heine, "Die Hande" by Robert Liebmann and "Der Spuk" by Richard Oswald.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Anita Berber, Reinhold Schunzel, Georg John, Hugo Doeblin, Paul Morgan.
Five stories are told in the shop of an antiquarian bookseller.
The wife of an insane husband falls in love with an aristocrat, (Veidt), but while she is staying at a hotel, the aristocrat returns to find no trace of her and everyone he asks claims that he arrived on his own. He later learns she died of pestilence which was promptly hushed up by the hotel to prevent a scare.

At a party, several men enter in a game of dice to win the right to court a particularly attractive woman, (Berber). During the game one man, (Schunzel), strangles his opponent, but the man's apparition returns to haunt him finally causing a fatal heart attack.
When a drunkard discovers his wife, (Berber), is having an affair with another man, (Veidt), he kills her and walls up her corpse with a black cat in the cellar.
At the secret location for a clandestine social club, an intruder, (Schunzel), picks the ace of spades from a deck of cards, which indicates that he must die that night. At midnight, the intruder feigns a heart attack and captures his enemy, (Veidt), who he places in the chair of death to meet the fate that was intended for him.
A young woman, (Berber), left alone by her husband invites a man attacked on the castle grounds as a guest. Naturally his attentions turn to the neglected wife, but her husband the Baron, (Veidt), returns and scares the man into submission, revealing that his wife's guest has no courage. The Baron and his wife are then re-united.
The pictures of the characters in each story come to life as the antique bookseller goes insane.
Oswald later adapted the Poe stories as a comedy in Funf Geschichten (1932).

UNHEIMLICHE GESCHICHTEN (1932) see Funf Geschichten

DAS UNHEIMLICHE ZIMMER - DER HUND VON BASKERVILLE III (1915/Greenbaum Film) 3 reels. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Richard Oswald; Des: Hermann Warm. From the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Cast: Alwin Neuss, Friedrich Kuhune, Erwin Fichtner, Andreas Von Horn, Tatjana Irrah, Hilde-Borke.
Arch criminal, Stapleton, (Kuehne), after escaping from the sinking house in Des Einsame Haus returns to terrorise Sir Henry Baskerville, (Fichtner), and his fiancee, (Irrah).
Originally released in two parts DAS UNHEIMLICHE ZIMMER and Die Sage von Hund.
The head of Vitascope, Josef Greenbaum left when the company joined with Union to set up Greenbaum films and produce a rival version of the famous Sherlock Holmes story to compete with Vitaskop's 1914 production using most of the same cast and crew. Here Irrah plays Sir Henry's fiancee as Weisse had stayed at Vitascope.
Unfortunately all his productions were banned in Germany for the duration of World War One allowing Vitaskop, now renamed "PAGU", to released their own episode three in 1915, Das Dunkle Schloss: der Hund von Baskerville III.

DIE UNHEIMLICHEN HANDE DES DR. ORLAK (1924) see Orlac's Hande

DIE UNHEIMLICHEN W NSCHE (1939) BW. Germany.
Aka: THE UNHOLY WISH; THE SINISTER WISH.
Credits: Dir: Heinz Hilpert; Sc: Kurt Heuser; Ph: Richard Angst; Mus: Wolfgang Zeiler.
From the story "Le Peau de Chagrin" by Honor de Balzac.
Cast: Olga Tschechowa, K the Gold, Elizabeth Flickenschildt, Hans Holt, Ewald Balser, Paul Dahlke.
A man finds an object that grants him three wishes that ultimately lead to a tragic conclusion.

THE UNHOLY HOUR (1935) see Werewolf of London

UNHOLY LOVE (1928) see Alraune

THE UNHOLY NIGHT (1929/MGM.) 94mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Lionel Barrymore; Sc: Dorothy Farnum & Edwin Justus Mayer; Ph: Ira S. Morgan; Ed: Grant C. Whytock; Art: Cedric Gibbons. From the story "The Green Ghost" by Ben Hecht.

Cast: Ernest Torrence, Dorothy Sebastian, Roland Young, Boris Karloff, Natalie Moorehead, Sidney Jarvis, Polly Moran, Sojin Kamiyama, John Loder, Lionel Belmore, John Miljan, George Cooper, John Roche, Richard Tucker, Philip Strange, Claude Fleming, Gerard Barry, Clarence Geldert.
When several members of their regiment die of a strange disease that turns their skin green, veterans of the Indian war gather at one of their number's, (Young), foggy London home to find the cause and a murderer.
Karloff's first talking picture is extremely stagy and hammily acted relying solely on the dialogue to convey the plot.
A french version filmed at the same time was released in 1930 titled Le Spectre Vert.

THE UNHOLY QUEST (1934/Widgey R. Newman Prod.) 57mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: R.W. Lotinga; Prod: Widgey R. Newman, Reginald Wyer & Bert Hopkins; Sc: Widgey R. Newman.
Cast: Claude Bailey, Terence de Marney, Christine Adrian, John Milton, Henry Terry, Ian Wilson.
Professor Sorotoff, (Bailey), is experimenting to find a way of restoring life after death. That night his butler, an ex-convict, (Milton), and his ward are startled by a blackmailer who the butler kills, so the professor takes the opportunity to use the man's corpse to try and revive a mummified crusader.

UNHOLY TALES (1932) see Funf Geschichten



THE UNHOLY THREE (1925/MGM.) 76 mins. (7 reels). BW. with tinted sequences. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Tod Browning; Prod: Irving J. Thalberg; Ex.Prod: Louis B. Mayer; Sc: Waldemar Young; Ph: David Kesson; Ed: Daniel J. Gray; Sets: Cedric Gibbons & Joseph Wright. From a story by Clarence Aaron "Tod" Robbins.
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen, Harry Earles, Matthew Betz, Edward Connelly, William Humphreys, E. Alyn Warren, John Merkyl, Charles Wellesley, Marjorie Morton, Violet Crane, Lou Morrison, Walter Perry, Alice Julian, Walter P. Cole, Peter Kortos, Vera Dance, John Millerta, Percy Williams, Mickey McBan, Louis Shank.
"That's all there is to life. A little laughter...a little tear" - Prof. Echo's closing line.
A ventriloquist named Professor Echo, (Chaney), forms an association with Tweedledee the midget, (Earles), and Hercules the strongman, (McLaglen), to con rich clients out of their money. Using a pet shop as their base, Echo disguises himself as the kindly Mrs. O'Grady and uses his ventriloquist skills to sell "talking" parrots to her affluent customers, only to rob them in their homes with the midget disguised as a baby. However, the trio's well laid plans go awry when Tweedledee and Hercules decide to attempt their own heist and foolishly murder Mr. Arlington and his daughter. The police believe that the pet shop clerk Hector, (Moore), is the culprit while the gang take up residence at a mountain cabin. There Echo's moll Rosie, (Busch), who has fallen in love with Hector, pleads with Echo to save him from execution and promises never to see Hector again. In the courtroom Echo confesses to the crime to save Hector, but he is eventually aquitted. Rosie pays him a visit at the carnival where he is working and Echo kindly releases her from her promise allowing Hector and Rosie to be together.
A curious film from Browning who introduces a giant gorilla by way of a climax.
Top This strange melodrama was one of MGM's highest grossing films of 1925 and paved the way for Browning's other excursions into eccentricities including the infamous Freaks which was also inspired by a Clarence Robbins source.
Remade in 1930.

THE UNHOLY THREE (1930/MGM.)

THE UNHOLY WISH (1939) see Die Unheimlichen W nsche

THE UNINVITED (1944/Paramount) 98mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Lewis Allen; Prod: Charles Brackett; Sc: Dodie Smith & Frank Partos; Ph: Charles Lang Jnr.; Ed: Doane Harrison; Art: Hans Dreier & Ernst Fegte; Sfx: Farciot Edouart; Sets: Stephen Seymour; Mu: Wally Westmore; Mus: Victor Young. From "Uneasy Freehold" by Dorothy MacCardle.
Cast: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Dorothy Stickney, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Barbara Everest, Jessica Newcombe, Alan Napier; John Kieran, Rita Page, Holmes Herbert, Elizabeth Russell.
"A love haunted by nameless evil which fought to live in their hearts!"
At their new home in Cornwall brother and sister Roderick, (Milland), and Pamela Fitzgerald, (Hussey), experience the wrath of an evil spirit that seems to herald it's presence with the scent of Mimosa. The spirit tries to control Pamela's soul, but the intervention of a young girl named Stella Meredith, (Russell), with psychic abilities, reveals that the spirit might be her dead mother. Stella is shocked to discover that the spirit is evil, but she leads the Fitzgerald's to the truth and ultimately a successful exorcism.
An atmospheric and chilling ghost story set in Hollywood's version of Cornwall filled with ghostly cliches including the shattering and opening of windows, drapes that billow and french doors that fly open.
For this, his directorial debut, Allen's influence by Val Lewton is plainly evident having learnt his trade with Lewton's B-picture unit at RKO. The similar style is also apparent in his next Paramount feature, The Unseen (1945).

 

 

The British censors initially cut the scenes in which the ghost appeared.
Photographer Lang received an Academy Award nomination.

THE UNKNOWN (1927/MGM.) 65mins. (6 reels). BW. Silent. US.
Shooting title: ALONZO THE ARMLESS.
Credits: Dir: Tod Browning; Prod: Irving G. Thalberg; Sc: Waldemar Young; Ph: Merritt B. Gerstad; Ed: Harry Reynolds & Errol Taggart; Art: Cedric Gibbons & Richard Day; Titles: Joseph W. Farnham.
From a story by Tod Browning.
Cast: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, John George, Nick de Ruiz, Frank Lanning, Billy Seay, Louise Emmons, John St. Polis.

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Alonzo "The Armless Wonder", (Chaney), conceals his arms in a tightly laced straitjacket to pose as an armless knife thrower in a Spanish circus, a deformity that also fools the police who are looking for him, identified by having two thumbs on one hand. Eventually Alonzo falls deeply in love with a trapeze-artist named Nanon, (Crawford), who suffers from a phobia of men's arms around her. Alonzo is told by his hunchback assistant, (George), that he will lose her love and his identity will be revealed unless he does something about it. With this in mind, Alonzo has his arms amputated to be with her, only to find that she has overcome her fears and fallen in love with the circus strongman, Malabar, (Kerry). Filled with pain and revenge, Alonzo plots a scheme to have Malabar's arms torn from his body during his performance.
Browning and Chaney's most lurid and gruesome collaboration for which Chaney underwent extreme pain by wearing a special and uncomfortable harness that ultimately led to chronic spine problems for the star.
The dark study of sexual phobia in an absurd plot is directed with such an emotional intensity that it is lifted to one of the best macabre horror films ever made.
Long thought lost, a print resurfaced in France during the early 1970's.

THE UNKNOWN (1946/Columbia) 70mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Henry Levin; Prod: Wallace MacDonald; Sc: Malcolm Stuart Boylan & Julian Harman; Adaptation: Charles O'Neal & Dwight Babcock; Ph: Henry Freulich; Ed: Arthur Seid; Art: George Brooks; Mus: Mischa Bakaleinikoff. Based on an "I Love a Mystery" radio play by Carleton E. Morse.
Cast: Karen Morely, Jeff Donnell, Jim Bannon, Barton Yarborough, Robert Scott, Robert Wilcox, James Bell, Wilton Graff.
A man, (Donnell), returns to the family home after twenty years to see his mother, (Morely), and his amnesiac sister while detectives Jack Packard, (Bannon), and Doc. Young, (Yarborough), capture a cloaked graverobber at the supposedly haunted Southern mansion.
The third and the best entry to a series adapted from the "I Love a Mystery" radio plays.

THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY (1914/Lubin) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
From a story by Emmett Campbell Hall.
Spirits leave their bodies, one possesses the body of the other, but when he is rebuffed by the man's fiancee he tries to return to his own body and finds that it is dead. The other spirit manages to return to his body in time.

UNKNOWN ISLAND (1948/Producers Releasing Corp./Film Classics) 76mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Jack Bernhard; Prod: Albert J. Cohen; Sc: Robert T. Shannon & Jack Harvey; Ph: Fred Jackman Jnr.; Ed: Harry Gerstad; Art: Jerome Pycha Jnr.; Sfx: Howard A. Anderson & Ellis Burman; Costumes: Howard A. Anderson & Ellis Burman; Mus: Ralph Stanley. From a story by Robert T. Shannon.
Cast: Richard Denning, Virginia Grey, Barton MacLane, Philip Reed, Richard Wessel, Daniel White, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Philip Nazir.
"It's out of this world! From the world of 60,000,000 years ago! Prehistoric Monsters!"
"Filmed in Cinecolor".

After a World War II an airman flies over an uncharted island and photographs a live dinosaur, causing Ted Osborne, (Reed), to organise a photographic expedition to the remote island in the South Pacific financed by his wealthy fiancee Carole Lane, (Grey). The ship they hire is captained by a sadist named Tarnowski, (MacLane), who recommends taking along John Fairbanks, (Denning), the only man to survive after his crew crash-landed on the island and were eaten by the prehistoric creatures.
A cheap variation on the Lost World with an interesting variety of creatures including rubber suited actors as dinosaurs and a giant red haired ape.

THE UNKNOWN PURPLE (1923/Truart Film Corp.) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Roland West; Sc: Roland West & Paul Schofield; Ph: Oliver T. Marsh; Ed. & Titles: Alfred A. Cohn; Sets: Horace Jackson. From a play by Roland West.
Cast: Henry B. Walthall, Dorothy Phillips, Alice Lake, Stuart Holmes, Helen Ferguson, Frankie Lee, Ethel Grey Terry, James Morrison, Johnny Arthur, Richard Wayne, Brinsley Shaw, Mike Dinlin.
After his release from prison, an inventor develops an eerie purple light that renders him invisible, enabling him to seek revenge on his unfaithful wife and his crooked partner.

UNKNOWN TREASURES (1926/Sterling) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Aka: THE HOUSE BEHIND THE HEDGE.
Credits: Dir: Archie Mayo; Sc: Charles A. Logue; Ph: Harry Davis.
From the story "The House Behind the Hedge" by Mary Spain Vigus.
Cast: Gladys Hulette, Robert Agnew, John Miljan, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Jed Prouty, Bertram Marburgh.
A young man, (Agnew), hopes to find some s tolen securities belonging to the uncle of the girl, (Hulette), he loves. However, the man discovers the strangled corpse of his cousin, (Miljan), in the old dark house who was also searching for the missing securities. The man eventually reveals that the caretaker, (von Seyffertitz), stole the bonds before the caretaker's ape that has been trained to kill rebels and slaughters its master.
A predictable mystery melodrama.

UNMASKED (1926/Weiss Bros.) 5559 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edgar Lewis; Sc: Albert Cowles; Ph: Thomas Malloy, Buddy Harris & Irving Browning. From a story by Arthur B. Reeve.
Cast: Robert Warwick, Milton Krims, Sam Ash, Charles Slattery, Susan Conroy, Lyons Wickland, William Corbett.
A woman is hypnotised to kill someone.

THE UNSEEN (1914/Eclair) 2100 feet. BW. Silent. US.
A scientist successfully develops a means to become invisible.

THE UNSEEN (1945/Paramount) 82mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Lewis Allen; A.Prod: John Houseman; Sc: Hagar Wilde & Raymond Chandler; Adapted: Hagar Wild e & Ken Englund; Ph: John F. Seitz; Ed: Doane Harrison; Art: Hans Dreier & Earl Hedrick; Sets: George Sawley; Mu: Wally Westmore; Mus: Ernst Toch. Based on the novel by Ethel Lina White.
Cast: Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, Herbert Marshall, Phyllis Brooks, Isobel Elsom, Norman Lloyd, Mikhail Rasumny, Elisabeth Risdon, Tom Tully, Nona Griffith, Richard Lyon.
A young governess in London suspects that her employer who lives in the house next door is a killer.
This atmospheric suspensor was marketed as a sequel to Lewis Allen's The Uninvited, even though there is no actual relationship between the two films. Unfortunately, the film seems to have been rushed through production and fails to engage any emotion.

UNSEEN HANDS (1924/Encore/Associated Exhibitors) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Jacques Jaccard; Prod. & Sc: Walker Coleman Graves Jnr.
Cast: Wallace Beery, Joseph J. Dowling, Fontaine La Rue, Jack Rollins, Cleo Madison, Jim Corey, Jamie Gray.

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Scheming adventurer Jean Scholast, (Beery), dies of a heart failure when he is confronted by the ghost of the man he murdered.

EINUNSICHTBARER GEHT DURCH DIE STADT (1933/Ariel Film) BW. Germany.
Aka: DIE WELT IST MEIN; AN INVISIBLE MAN GOES THROUGH THE CITY.
Credits: Dir: Harry Piel; Sc: Hans Rameau.
Cast: Harry Piel, Fritz Odemar, Ernst Rothemuend, Walter Steinbeck.
A taxi driver, (Piel), finds an odd contraption on the back seat that renders him invisible, but his friend steals the device to rob a bank.
An inventive comedy.

THE UNTAMEABLE (1923/Universal) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Aka: THE TWO-SOULED WOMAN.
Credits: Dir: Herbert Blache; Sc: Hugh Hoffman; Ph: H. Oswald & Benjamin Kline; Continuity: Hugh Hoffman. From the story "The White Cat' by Gelette Burgess.
Cast: Gladys Walton, Malcolm McGregor, John Sainpolis, Etta Lee.
A hypnotist causes a woman to suffer from a split personality.

THE UNTAMEABLE WHISKERS (1904) see Roi du Maquillage

UP-TO-DATE SPIRITUALISM (1900) see Spiritisme Abracadabrant

UP-TO-DATE SURGERY (1902) see Une Indigestion

 

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