Trip Down Century Lane (1923-2023)

by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 04 Dec 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Revisit the past century through Cinema,

Films from 1923 to be seen (or revisited) during 2023,

No particular order.

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1. Crown of Thorns (1923)

102 min | Drama

By the director of Cabinet of Dr.Caligari, this is the Passion embedded in a contemporary story. An anarchist jailed for an attempted assassination is told the Passion story by the prison ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Gregori Chmara, Henny Porten, Asta Nielsen, Werner Krauss

Votes: 38

2. Return to Reason (1923)

3 min | Short

Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating eggcrate. One of the first Dadaist films.

Director: Man Ray | Star: Kiki of Montparnasse

Votes: 1,533

3. Felix in Hollywood (1923)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 836

4. The Red Inn (1923)

80 min | Drama

Based on the story by Honoré de Balzac. Caught in a storm, two young doctors book into an inn for the night and find themselves sharing a room with a Dutch diamond merchant. During the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Léon Mathot, Gina Manès, Jean-David Évremond, Pierre Hot

Votes: 84

5. Warning Shadows (1923)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A wealthy man invites the local wealthy bachelors over for a puppet show about men who covet another man's wife. The puppeteer is actually a witch and gives the men nightmares about what could happen if they date the lady of the house.

Director: Arthur Robison | Stars: Alexander Granach, Max Gülstorff, Lilli Herder, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 802

6. Os Lobos (1923)

80 min | Drama

After serving a sentence for crime of passion, a seafarer arrives at Serra da Cabreira , becoming an element of fascination and disaggregation of the archaic village.

Director: Rino Lupo | Stars: Joaquim Almada, Francisco Amores, Joaquim Avelar, Palmira Avelar

Votes: 46

7. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

After hearing the story of Moses, the sons of a devout Christian mother go their own ways, while the atheist brother's breaking of the Ten Commandments leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye

Votes: 1,808 | Gross: $5.36M

8. The White Sister (1923)

143 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman becomes a nun when she believes her sweetheart has been killed, but things get complicated when he returns alive.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 378 | Gross: $0.66M

9. Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch

Votes: 793

10. Lulù (1923)

9 min | Animation, Short

A sportive and elegant monkey with magical powers defends himself, and then with the help of a policeman, against the robber who assaults his house.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 14

11. The Extra Girl (1923)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives ... See full summary »

Director: F. Richard Jones | Stars: Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, George Nichols, Anna Dodge

Votes: 1,051

13. This Ancient Law (1923)

128 min | Drama

Baruch Mayr, son of an orthodox rabbi from a poor shtetl in Galizia, decides to break with the family tradition and leave the shtetl to become an actor. Due to this behaviour his father ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher, Hermann Vallentin, Avrom Morewski

Votes: 112

14. The Wheel (1923)

Not Rated | 418 min | Drama

Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Gabriel de Gravone, Pierre Magnier, Georges Térof, Séverin-Mars

Votes: 1,726

15. The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)

26 min | Drama

An unhappily married woman devises a scheme to get rid of her husband.

Director: Germaine Dulac | Stars: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d'Yd, Yvette Grisier

Votes: 1,902

16. Our Hospitality (1923)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts

Votes: 9,508

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17. Three Ages (1923)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy

The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts

Votes: 3,793

18. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller, Lydia Knott

Votes: 4,497 | Gross: $0.39M

19. The Covered Wagon (1923)

98 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence

Votes: 481 | Gross: $7.63M

20. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 17,053 | Gross: $0.62M

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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: 4,543 | Gross: $2.22M

22. Rhythmus 21 (1921)

3 min | Animation, Short

Black and white rectangular images fade in and out of the screen. Their movement make them sometimes look like they're panning from side to side. Their movement also make the black and ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Richter

Votes: 1,160

23. Rhythmus 23 (1923)

2 min | Animation, Short

Rhythm 23 (Rhythmus 23, 1923) is an extension of the same film but with more angles and overlays added, and adding lines rather than adhering to the squares of the original. It looks so ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Richter

Votes: 359

24. The Balloonatic (1923)

G | 22 min | Short, Comedy

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London

Votes: 2,504

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25. The Love Nest (1923)

Unrated | 20 min | Short, Comedy

In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Stars: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy

Votes: 1,922

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26. The Pilgrim (1923)

TV-G | 47 min | Comedy

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin, Mai Wells

Votes: 3,996 | Gross: $0.28M

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27. Unreal News Reel (1923)

20 min | Comedy, Short

A compilation of archive footage from previously filmed Fox comedies.

Director: Slim Summerville

Votes: 14

30. Le brasier ardent (1923)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms. While she enjoys the way he caters to her every whim, she wonders whether he really ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Mozzhukhin | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Nathalie Lissenko, Nicolas Koline, Camille Bardou

Votes: 215

31. The Shock (1923)

Passed | 96 min | Drama

A gang of blackmailers sends a cripple to San Francisco to expose a banker they have been blackmailing. However, the cripple meets and falls in love with the banker's daughter.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Jack Mower, William Welsh

Votes: 361

32. Adam's Rib (1923)

102 min | Drama

Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Anna Q. Nilsson

Votes: 73 | Gross: $0.25M

33. Crime and Punishment (1923)

135 min | Drama

Student Raskolnikow, who has written an article about laws and crime, proposing the thesis, that un-ordinary people can commit crimes if their actions are necessary for the benifit of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Gregori Chmara, Elisabeta Skulskaja, Alla Tarasova, Andrei Zhilinsky

Votes: 244

34. Merry-Go-Round (1923)

110 min | Drama

A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with the daughter of a circus puppeteer, even though he is already married to the daughter of his country's war minister.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin, Cesare Gravina, Edith Murgatroyd

Votes: 275

35. The Faithful Heart (1923)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Léon Mathot, Gina Manès, Edmond Van Daële, Claude Benedict

Votes: 1,044

36. The Treasure (1923)

80 min | Drama, Romance

In and around a bell maker near Marburg (today Slovenia) people tell the story of a treasure that was hidden during the Turki invasion of 1683, the year the Turkish Army was besieging ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Albert Steinrück, Lucie Mannheim, Ilka Grüning, Werner Krauss

Votes: 239

37. The Blizzard (1923)

101 min | Drama

Gunnar Hede, a young Swedish man, wants to become a professional musician, but when his father suddenly dies he is pressured by his family to take over the family business, raising and ... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Gustav Aronson, Stina Berg, Hugo Björne, Pauline Brunius

Votes: 138

38. Scaramouche (1923)

Passed | 124 min | Drama, Romance

When a nobleman murders his best friend, a lawyer becomes a revolutionary with his heart set on vengeance.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone

Votes: 490 | Gross: $0.94M

39. Rosita (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Romance, Comedy

Rosita, a peasant singer in Seville, captures the attention of the King.

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn, Irene Rich, George Walsh

Votes: 260

40. The Chechahcos (1923)

Unrated | 87 min | Adventure, Drama

A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of '... See full summary »

Director: Lewis H. Moomaw | Stars: William Dills, Albert Van Antwerp, Eva Gordon, Baby Margie

Votes: 204

41. Bella Donna (1923)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Bella Donna, a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Pola Negri, Conway Tearle, Conrad Nagel, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 15

42. Love, Life and Laughter (1923)

61 min | Drama, Romance

A chorus girl, who dreams of being a music-hall star, falls for an impoverished author.

Director: George Pearson | Stars: Betty Balfour, Harry Jonas, Frank Stanmore, Annie Esmond

Votes: 12

43. Little Old New York (1923)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan, Harrison Ford

Votes: 883 | Gross: $2.40M

44. The Street (1923)

74 min | Drama

Presents two distinct plot lines until the two eventually merge: the first is that of the bored middle-aged man seeking a departure from monotony in his life; the second is that of the ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Grune | Stars: Anton Edthofer, Aud Egede-Nissen, Leonhard Haskel, Lucie Höflich

Votes: 330

45. The White Rose (1923)

100 min | Drama, Romance

A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 148 | Gross: $0.25M

46. Zaza (1923)

84 min | Romance, Drama