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Added by BRODO on 24 Nov 2011 06:17
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Lost Films of the Silent Era

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The Jeffries-Sharkey Contest (1899)

Earliest lost film, first film shot in artificial light.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0

Early D.W. Griffith appearance.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 7.3

First film about the sinking of the Titanic, starring a survivor.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Vampire (1913)

Britain's first feature length horror film.
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The first Werewolf film.

(The film from 1914, not 1959, obviously.)
First dramatic feature film in color.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 5.9

Only lost film starring Chaplin.
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One of Theda Bara's lost films. Remade by D.W. Griffith as Orphans of the Storm.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
The Serpent (1916)

Another of Theda Bara's lost films.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 5.6

Sequel to The Birth of a Nation.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.9

Contained footage of England and France during WWI, including an air raid and a battle.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.9

First film starring an all black cast and crew for a black audience.
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 8.1
Humor Risk (1921)

The first Marx Brothers film.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Experience (1921)

Allegory in which all the characters are named for a human emotion.
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Number 13 (1922)

Uncompleted Hitchcock film which would have been his first.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.4

Film about drug addiction based on Wallace Reid.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 7.4

First filmed Dracula story.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.4

Directed by D.W. Griffith and starring W.C. Fields, amazingly used 24 airplane propellers to create a tornado sequence.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 6.7

Film destroyed by Chaplin as part of a tax write-off.

The only feature length lost Hitchcock film.

The only Academy Award winner to be lost.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Whether because of improper care, studio fires, or lack of preservation, it is estimated that 80 percent of films from the Silent Era are lost or incomplete.

There is nothing more upsetting to me than a lost film or a lost piece of artwork, it is simply heart-wrenching. But what really gets to me is knowing all the lost work from what I think is the most innovative and influential period in film history.

This is a list of those lost films. While there have been many films lost past 1930, this is focusing only on the lost silents of significant value.

This is still in progress, so if there's a valuable film you think should be on here, leave a comment.

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