Compilation of 16 short films made between 1905 and 1955, in black and white and in colored versions, restored from original elements: newsreel-type documentaries, obscure Hollywood shorts, cartoons, promotional films and just plain odd bits of celluloid. Among others there are two films by the most famous female directors of the silent era Lois Weber and Alice Guy Blaché, slapstick comedies with Stan Laurel and James Parrott, cartoons by Ub Iwerks and by the Van Beuren Studio, one of the first French jazz films with Stéphane Grappelli, a hunting film from Africa by the Belgian cinematographer Alfred Machin and French commercials from the 30s and 50s. All films are with short introductions as extra features.
Le pecheur de perles - France 1907 - Directed by: Ferdinand Zecca - Photographed by: Segundo de Chomón - Music by: Eric Le Guen - Produced by: Pathé Frères -
Suspense - USA 1913 - Directed and written by: Lois Weber - Music by: Eric Beheim - Cast: Lois Weber, Valentine Paul, Douglas Gerard, Sam Kaufman - Produced by: Rex Motion Picture Company - Premiere: July 6, 1913 -
Balloon Land - USA 1935 - Directed by: Ub Iwerks - Music by: Carl W. Stalling - Produced by: Celebrity Productions - Premiere: September 30, 1935 -
Facheuse méprise - France 1905 - Director unknown - Music by: Eric Le Guen - Produced by: Pathé Frères -
Confession - France 1905 - Director unknown - Music by: Eric Le Guen - Produced by: Pathé Frères -
Bip... bip... bip... ici Paris - France 1950 - Director unknown - Cast: Pauline Carton -
Post no Bill - USA 1923 - Directed by: Ralph Cedar - Music by: Eric Le Guen - Cast: James Parrott, Marie Mosquini, George Rowe, Noah Young - Produced by: Hal Roach Studios - Premiere: August 5, 1923
Making an American Citizen - USA 1912 - Directed and written by: Alice Guy Blaché - Music by: Igor Bolender, Vincent Costi - Cast: Lee Beggs, Blanche Cornwall - Produced by: Solax Film Company - Premiere: October 30, 1912
Makin' 'em Move - USA 1931 - Directed by: John Foster, Harry Bailey - Produced by: Van Beuren Studios - Premiere: July 5, 1931
Chasse à la girafe en Ouganda - France 1910 - Directed and written by: Alfred Machin - Cinematography by: Julian Doux, Alfred Machin - Produced by: Pathé Frères -
The Pest - USA 1922 - Directed by: Jess Robbins - Cinematographed by: Irving G. Ries - Music by: Frederick Hodges - Cast: Stan Laurel, Glen Cavender, Vera Reynolds, Joy Winthrop, Mae Laurel - Produced by: Amalgamated Producing Company - Premiere: December 4, 1922 -
Grégor et ses Grégoriens - France 1930 - Directed by: Roger Lion - With: Stéphane Grappelli - Produced by: Les Etablissements Jacques Haik -
Le bon boa - France 1935 - Director unknown - Cast: Armand Bernard - Produced by: Index-Film -
Brillantine Cadoricin - France 1950 - Director unknown -
Massacre de la musique- France 1955 - Directed by Robert Gudin - Cast: Christian Duvaleix - Produced by: Cinéma et Publicité -
Ma femme de menage est une sorcière - France 1955 - Directed by: André Sarrut, Jacques Asseo - Cast: Pauline Carton - Produced by: Films Caravelle -
Der Flug um den Erdball (Episode 6) - Germany 1924 - Directed by: Willi Wolff - Written by: Robert Liebmann, Willi Wolff - Piano accompaniment by: Eric Le Guen - Cast: Ellen Richter, Anton Pointner, Reinhold Schünzel, Hans Brausewetter, Paul Biensfeld, Claire Lotto - Produced by: Ellen Richter Film - Premiere: March 6, 1925
- Le pecheur de perles (handcolored) France 1907, 8'
- Suspense USA 1913, 10'
- Balloon Land USA 1935, 7'
- Facheuse Méprise France 1905, 1'
- Confession France 1905, 2'
- Bip... bip... bip... ici Paris France 1950, 8'
- Post No Bill USA 1923, 13'
- Making an American Citizen USA 1912, 11'
- Makin' 'em Move USA 1931, 7'
- Chasse à la girafe en Ouganda (stencil colored) France 1910, 7'
- The Pest USA 1922, 23'
- Grégor et ses Grégoriens France 1930, 4'
- Le bon boa France 1935, 2'
- Brillantine Cadoricin France 1950, 1'
- Massacre de la musique France 1955, 1'
- Ma femme de ménage est une socière France 1955, 1'
- Rund um die Erde Episode 6 (tinted) Germany 1924, 21'
- Piano scores by Eric Le Guen and others
- Chapter selection
- Texts with background information
Edited by: Lobster Films
DVD authoring & DVD supervision: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange