My Collection

by dusky-1 | created - 09 Jul 2012 | updated - 25 Sep 2017 | Public

Every VHS tape & DVD in my collection, arranged in order of first release. I've also included data on where I first watched the film, where my current copy hails from. Films I hadn't seen before owning are marked "sight unseen."

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1. A Film Johnnie (1914)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie attempts to meet his favorite movie actress at the Keystone Studio, but does not win friends there.

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Peggy Pearce, Mabel Normand

Votes: 1,234

On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale.

2. Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

A silly aristocrat who believes that he has been jilted attempts suicide but he is saved from death and reunited with his fiancée.

Directors: George Nichols, Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Eva Nelson

Votes: 1,039

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

3. His Musical Career (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Fritz Schade, Cecile Arnold

Votes: 765

On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale.

4. His Prehistoric Past (1914)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie dreams he is in the stone age. There King Low-Brow rules a harem of wives. Charlie, in skins and a bowler, falls in love with the king's favorite wife, Sum-Babee. During a hunting ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, May Wallace, Gene Marsh

Votes: 675

On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought from book sale.

5. Laughing Gas (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club. He is sent to the drug store, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Fritz Schade, Alice Howell, Slim Summerville

Votes: 1,160

On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale.

6. Tango Tangle (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin

Votes: 995

On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale.

7. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage.

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

Votes: 3,138

Gift from parents, sight unseen.

8. The Bank (1915)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 1,576

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

9. A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy

A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,269

Gift from parents, sight unseen.

10. By the Sea (1915)

TV-G | 20 min | Short, Comedy

It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Ed Armstrong, Bud Jamison

Votes: 1,384

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

11. His New Job (1915)

TV-G | 31 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Agnes Ayres, Arthur W. Bates

Votes: 1,454

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

12. A Night in the Show (1915)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Lloyd Bacon, Lawrence A. Bowes

Votes: 1,473

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

13. Shanghaied (I) (1915)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Comedy

Intent on scuttling his ship, a financially-pressed shipowner conspires with the vessel's captain to collect the insurance money, unbeknownst to him that his daughter and her beau, Charlie, are aboard. Will they get away with it so easily?

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lawrence A. Bowes, Fred Goodwins

Votes: 1,190

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

14. The Floorwalker (1916)

TV-G | 29 min | Short, Comedy

The Tramp is tricked into impersonating an embezzling floorwalker in a department store.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon

Votes: 1,904

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

15. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Passed | 197 min | Drama, History

92 Metascore

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 12,962 | Gross: $2.18M

On 2 VHS tapes; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

16. The Pawnshop (1916)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Edna Purviance, John Rand

Votes: 2,756

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

17. The Vagabond (1916)

34 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Charlie, the emotional violinist, flees to a gipsy camp, only to find himself playing for an abducted girl. Soon, a unique birthmark will pave the way for an unexpected rescue and a marvellous new life. But, will she forget him so easily?

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White

Votes: 2,301

On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale.

18. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 6,688

On VHS tape; rented from library, bought from book sale.

19. Triple Trouble (1918)

Not Rated | 23 min | Comedy, Short

As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Albert Austin

Votes: 842

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

20. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 81,521

Packaged with Trio of Terror; watched on TV, bought from Blockbuster.

21. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,353 | Gross: $2.22M

Watched on TV, gift copy from parents.

22. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5,792 | Gross: $11.00M

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

23. The Bat (1926)

86 min | Mystery, Thriller

A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

Director: Roland West | Stars: George Beranger, Charles Herzinger, Emily Fitzroy, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 634

Packaged with Mystery Collection; bought from Chapters, sight unseen.

24. The Black Pirate (1926)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Action

Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death.

Director: Albert Parker | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,553 | Gross: $0.68M

Packaged with Pirates of the Seven Seas; bought from HMV, sight unseen.

25. College (1927)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Directors: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 3,984

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

26. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 9,097

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

27. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 146,223 | Gross: $1.24M

Bought from Amazon, sight unseen.

28. The Ring (I) (1927)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey

Votes: 2,883

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

29. Champagne (1928)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. However, Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Ferdinand von Alten, Gordon Harker

Votes: 1,775

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

30. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 6,876

31. Easy Virtue (1928)

Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Thriller

A recently divorced woman hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Ian Hunter

Votes: 2,323

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

32. The Farmer's Wife (1928)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry, but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin

Votes: 2,261

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

33. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 2,972

Rented; on VHS tape, bought from book sale.

34. Blackmail (1929)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

After killing a man in self-defense, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 8,726

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; rented from video store, bought from Future Shop.

35. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,499

Watched on internet; bought from Amazon.

36. The Manxman (1929)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 2,364

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

37. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 53,821 | Gross: $3.27M

On VHS tape; watched at school, bought from second-hand shop.

38. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 12,312

Rented on video; bought from Amazon.

39. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 1,637

On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought from book sale.

40. Juno and the Paycock (1930)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

During the Irish Civil War in 1922, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values are.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill

Votes: 1,894

Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen.

41. The Pay-Off (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A thug robs a young engaged couple of their last few dollars. When the thug's gang boss hears of the robbery, he gives them back their money and takes them under his wing. The thug, ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, Hugh Trevor, George F. Marion

Votes: 199

Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen.

42. Arrowsmith (1931)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

Votes: 1,351

On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen.

43. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 11,516

On VHS tape; gift from parents, sight unseen.

44. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 41,663

Watchd on TV; bought from Amazon.

45. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror

Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

Directors: George Melford, Enrique Tovar Ávalos | Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Álvarez Rubio

Votes: 3,688

Watched on internet; bought from Amazon.

46. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi