Botto, a world-famous circus clown, is negative towards females, because a beautiful woman he once loved laughed at him for his job at the circus. André, a young artist, is Botto’s opposite. He loves women. His current love is Hanna, who also works in the circus. That’s when Botto meets Blanche, a middle-class girl.
This promotional film for the 1925 “Cinema and photo exhibition Berlin” presents a fireworks display of film and photo techniques, filmic apparatuses and quotations. Once again Guido Seeber displayed his expert use of camera and montage.
All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot’s farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men fighting for England in World War I and their airplanes. Then one of the aviators is killed. His replacement is Captain Philip Blythe who can’t help but notice Jeannine. When he lands the first time, she is standing in the middle of his “runway.” She makes a more favorable impression when he sees her later by the lilacs. When all of the young men depart on a mission, Blythe promises to return.
Nance Pelot is bravely trying to support herself and her father Joe, the town drunk, by playing piano in an unsavory roadside inn owned by Larry Shayne. Chet Todd, the son of a shop owner, is in love with Nance, but her reputation has been sullied by her profession, and so Chet’s mother disapproves of her. Nance inherits a small farm from her mother, and when Shayne discovers that the property is valuable, he plots to cheat Nance out of her inheritance.
After eight years in exile Martin returns to Berlin. He was involved in the German Revolution of 1918/1919 and had to leave the country as a result. Impoverished and lonely, he struggles on alone until the market saleswoman Hanne offers him shelter, although she does not have much money either. They fall in love and Martin even finds work on the construction site for the subway through Tempelhofer Feld. One day, however, he collapses there, whereupon the pregnant Hanne tries to nurse him back to health.
U.S. Marines sergeants Flagg and Quirt have been bitter rivals for years, but when Flagg is promoted to captain and Quirt is assigned to his unit as his senior non-commissioned officer, their competition flares anew. Assigned to the front lines in France during World War I, Quirt and Flagg tussle over the lovely young Charmaine de la Cognac, daughter of local innkeeper Cognac Pete.
This little-seen gem by John Ford tells the story of a thoroughbred largely through the point of view of the horse, who casts her animal gaze on the troubled family of Southern aristocrats who own, sell, and eventually reclaim her, as her colt becomes a futurity winner.
Orlac is a world famous pianist. One day he is badly hurt in a big train wreck. He is in danger of losing both his hands so his wife begs the doctors to save them. They eventually manage to transplant his hands with those of another deceased person. After his recovery Orlac discovers that there is something seriously wrong with his new pair of hands — it is as if they had a will of their own. But Orlac doesn’t know that they actually belonged to a dangerous murderer.