Compilation of 15 short films made between 1906 and 1944, in black and white and in colored versions, restored from original elements: newsreel-type footage, obscure Hollywood shorts, cartoons, promotional films and just plain odd bits of celluloid. Among others there are a preview trailer with the Marx Brothers, an early tinted adaption of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, a strange French animation film in Art Deco style, Laurel & Hardy presenting the MGM production for 1936, one of the best slapstick comedies of Mack Sennett and a Technicolor puppet animation by George Pal.
I'll Say She Is - USA 1931 - Directed by: unknown - Cast: The Marx Brothers - Produced by: Paramount -
La Peine du Talon - France 1906 - Directed by: Gaston Velle - Produced by: Pathé -
Alice in Wonderland - USA 1915 - Directed and written by: W.W. Young - Cast: Viola Savoy - Produced by: American Film Company / Nonpareil Feature Film Corp. - Premiere: 19.1.1915
Playmates - USA 1944 - Directed by: unknown - Music by: Billy McDonald and His Highlanders -
Male Order - USA 1941 - Directed by: unknown -
The Sheik of Araby - USA 1944 - Directed by: unknown - Music by: Spike Jones -
La Crue de la Seine - France 1910 - Directed by: unknown - Produced by: Eclipse -
To Spring - USA 1936 - Directed by: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising - Music by: Scott Bradley - Produced by: MGM - Premiere: June 4, 1936
Les Femmes députés - France 1912 - Directed by: unknown - Cast: Madeleine Guitty - Produced by: Lux -
MGM Promo Reel - USA 1936 - Directed by: unknown - Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy - Produced by: MGM -
Les Gosses et la Butte - France 1916 - Directed by: unknown -
La Joie de vivre - France 1934 - Directed by: Anthony Gross - Music by: Tibor Harsanyi - Produced by: Animat
Lizzies of the Field - USA 1924 - Directed by: Del Lord - Written by: Mack Sennett - Cast: Billy Bevan, Sid Smith, Jack Lloyd, Barbara Pierce, Andy Clyde - Produced by: Mack Sennett Comedies - Premiere: September 7, 1924
Philips Broadcast of 1938 - GB 1938 - Directed by: George Pal - Music by: Ambrose and His Orchestra
Der Flug um den Erdball (Episode 4) - Germany 1924 - Directed by: Willi Wolff - Written by: Robert Liebmann, Willi Wolff - Cast: Ellen Richter, Anton Pointner, Reinhold Schünzel, Hans Brausewetter, Paul Biensfeld, Claire Lotto - Produced by: Ellen Richter Film - Premiere: March 6, 1925
- I'll Say She Is USA 1931, 5'
- La Peine du Talon (colored) France 1906, 4'
- Alice in Wonderland (tinted) USA 1915, 28'
- Playmates USA 1944, 3'
- Male Order USA 1941, 3'
- The Sheik of Araby USA 1944, 3'
- La Crue de la Seine (tinted) France 1910, 5'
- To Spring (Technicolor) USA 1936, 9'
- Les Femmes députés (tinted) France 1912, 8'
- MGM Promo Reel USA 1936, 9'
- Les Gosses de la Buttes France 1916, 4'
- La Joie de Vivre France 1934, 9'
- Lizzies of the Field USA 1924, 10'
- Philips Broadcast of 1938 (Technicolor) GB 1938, 5'
- Rund um die Erde Episode 4 (tinted) Germany 1924, 28'
- Piano scores by Eric Le Guen and Neil Brand
- Chapter selection
- Texts wich background information
Edited by: Lobster Films
DVD Authoring & DVD Supervision: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange