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Poll: Which lost film would you most like to see discovered?

Over the years many films, especially from the early days of cinema, have had their only known copies disappear or end up destroyed. Once in a rare while a copy of one will turn up someplace. Which of these "lost films" would you most like to see discovered?

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    Murder at Monte Carlo (1935)

    This mystery marked Errol Flynn's second starring role and his debut to English audiences. It was during this filming that he attracted the eye of Hollywood.
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    The Mountain Eagle (1926)

    The second film by director Alfred Hitchcock. Reportedly, he thought so little of the film that he had no regrets upon hearing that no copies of it remained.
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    Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (1928)

    This 27 hour Chinese epic (released in 18 feature length parts over 3 years) revolves around the rescue of a commander from a temple full of traps, and pioneered the wuxia genre.
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    Hollywood (1923)

    The story of a young actress trying to make it big in Hollywood, this film is notable for including cameo appearances from more than 40 major Hollywood stars of the silent era including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Cecil B. Demille, and more.
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    The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

    This Australian production was the first feature length film ever produced. Various segments of film from the movie have been found over the years, totaling about 17 minutes, but the rest of the film is currently lost.
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    The Life of General Villa (1914)

    As Pancho Villa was busy fighting the Mexican Revolution, director D.W. Griffith took advantage of the opportunity to film him, capturing both staged scenes and footage from actual battles.
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    Arirang (1926)

    Perhaps the most important film of Korea's silent era and considered a masterpiece in its time, this movie about brutality of life under Japanese authority sparked both a nationalist revival and a major film movement within the country.
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    Cleopatra (1917)

    Much like its 1963 counterpart, this film was one of the most expensive and lavish spectacles of its day.
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    Humor Risk (1921)

    This was the first Marx Brothers film and their only silent film. Groucho Marx disliked the film so much that he had all copies destroyed after one screening.
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    London After Midnight (1927)

    Often considered the holy grail of lost films, Lon Chaney stars an investigator using hypnosis to try to solve a five year old murder.
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    Convention City (1933)

    Featuring a star studded cast, all copies of this film were ordered destroyed by the studio when the Hayes code went into effect due to the overt portrayals of sexualized behavior and dialog, and depictions of drunkenness.
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    Chikara to onna no yo no naka (1933)

    The first Japanese anime film to feature voice acting, this film centers on a henpecked husband who has an affair and is caught. With the casting of popular actors of its day, the film became a major hit.
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    A Daughter of the Gods (1916)

    The first film to cost more than a million dollars and the first to depict complete nudity by a major star. It starred the famous Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman as a beautiful woman who an evil witch seeks to kill.
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    The Patient Vanishes (1941)

    Known in the UK as "This Man is Dangerous," James Mason stars as a private investigator looking to find a woman kidnapped by blackmailers.
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    The Patriot (1928)

    This biographical film portrays the life of Czar Paul I of Russia. It won the Academy Award for best writing and was nominated for best picture, best director, best actor in a leading role, and best art direction.
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    The Indian Wars (1914)

    A reenactment of the Indian Wars of the late 19th century starring Buffalo Bill Cody along with other notable figures who fought on both sides.
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    Nuts in May (1917)

    The film debut of Stan Laurel, shot before teaming up on screen with his classic sidekick, Oliver Hardy.
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    4 Devils (1928)

    One of the last films of director F. W. Murnau (known for Nosferatu and Sunrise), this story about a high-wire act at a circus was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best cinematography.
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    The Song of the Flame (1930)

    The first film to be both shot in color and feature a widescreen sequence. This operatic musical tells the story of a peasant girl in Russia who incites the people through song against the czarist regime.
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    Peludópolis (1931)

    The first feature length animated film in sound. This Argentinian production tells the story of a military coup against the president of the country.
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    The First Men in the Moon (1919)

    The first feature length adaptation of a story by H.G.Wells and an important step in the genre of science fiction.
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    The Way of All Flesh (1927)

    In this 1927 winner of the Academy Award for best actor, Emil Jannings plays a wealthy bank clerk who is robbed and presumed dead. Without an way to confirm his identity he ends up as a beggar on the street.

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