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warner bros (1918-34)

by Dan Kenneth Gigernes
This period has a lot of fascinating pre-code films and silent films, but a huge lot is also lost. Reason for this was that in the 1940s and the 1950s Warner Bros. decided to destroy it’s negatives of old silent films due to nitrate decomposition. If there exists film elements of the film but not a soundtrack I have decided to add it on the regular list Sadly, a lot of these films will never been seen again except for film stills and in some case not at all. LOST FILMS ARE: 1919 “Kaiser’s Finish” – drama directed by John Joseph Havey. It mixed real-life footage and news-reel footage with dramatic scenes. It star Earl Schenck and Claire… Read more

This period has a lot of fascinating pre-code films and silent films, but a huge lot is also lost. Reason for this was that in the 1940s and the 1950s Warner Bros. decided to destroy it’s negatives of old silent films due to nitrate decomposition. If there exists film elements of the film but not a soundtrack I have decided to add it on the regular list Sadly, a lot of these films will never been seen again except for film stills and in some case not at all.

LOST FILMS ARE:

1919 “Kaiser’s Finish” – drama directed by John Joseph Havey. It mixed real-life footage and news-reel footage with dramatic scenes. It star Earl Schenck and Claire Whitney.

1920 “The Lost City” – adventure serial directed by E.A. Martin starring Juanita Hansen, George Chesebro and Irene Wallace.

1920 “Parted Curtains” – crime movie directed by Bertram Bracken starring Henry B. Walthall and Mary Alden.

1921 “Miracles of the Jungle” – adventure serial directed by James Conway & E.A. Martin starring Ben Hagerty, Wilbur Higby, Al Ferguson, Frederick Peters, John George, Irene Wallace and Genevieve Bert.

1921 “Why Girls Leave Home” – drama directed by William Nigh. It stars Anna Q. Nilsson, Corinne Barker, Katherine Perry, Maurine Powers and Julia Swayne Gordon.

1921 “Ashamed of Parents” – drama directed by Horace G. Plympton. It stars Charles Eldridge, Jack Lionel Bohn and Edith Stockton.

1922 “Your Best Friend” – drama directed by William Nigh. It stars Vera Gordon, Harry Benham and Stanley Price.

1922 “Rags to Riches” – comedy directed by Wallace Worsley. It stars Wesley Barry, Niels Welch and Ruth Renick.

1922 “The Beautiful and the Damned” – drama directed by William A. Seiter. It stars Kenneth Harlan and Marie Prevost.

1922 “Heroes of the Street” – crime drama directed by William Beaudine starring Wesley Barry, Marie Prevost. Status here is uncertain I can’t seem to get confirmed if there truly exist a copy out there. Someone who knows?

1923 “The Tie that Binds” – drama directed by Joseph Levring and starring Walter Miller, Barbara Bedford and Raymond Hatton.

1923 “Main Street” – drama directed by Harry Beaumont starring Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Harry Myers and Louise Fazenda.

1923 “Little Johnny Jones” – comedy directed by Johnny Hines and Arthur Rosen. It stars Johnny Hines, Wyndham Standing and Margaret Seddon.

1923 “The Printer’s Devil” – drama directed by William Beaudine. It stars Wesley Barry, Harry Myers and Kathryn McGuire.

1923 “The Gold Diggers” – comedy directed by Harry Beaumont starring Hope Hampton, Wyndham Standing and Louise Fazenda. Debut appearance of Louise Beavers. It was based upon a popular play that ran for 282 times between 1919 and 1920. The remake “Gold Diggers of Broadway” (1929) is also lost. The third version “Gold Diggers of 1933” added musical numbers and has survived.

1924 “George Washington Jr.” – comedy directed by Malcolm St. Clair. It stars Wesley Barry, Gertrude Olmstead and Heinie Conklin.

1924 “How to Educate Your Wife” – comedy directed by Monta Bell. It stars Marie Prevost, Monte Blue and Claude Gillingwater.

1924 “Broadway After Dark” – drama comedy directed by Monta Bell starring Adolphe Menjou, Anna Shearer, Anna Q. Nilsson, Willard Louis and Mervyn LeRoy.

1924 “Babbitt” – drama directed by Harry Beaumont. It stars Willard Louis and Mary Alden. While the movie is gone, the talkie exist and the novel it is based on which even inspired J.R.R. Tolkien somewhat for his creations of the hobbits.

1924 “Being Respectable” – drama directed by Phil Rosen. It stars Marie Prevost, Monte Blue, Louise Fazenda and Irene Rich.

1924 “Cornered” – drama directed by William Beaudine. It stars Marie Prevost and Rockliffe Fellowes. This movie was remade as the talkie “Road to Paradise” with a new cast which survives intact.

1924 “Lovers’ Lane” – romantic comedy directed by Phil Rosen. It stars Robert Ellis and Gertrude Olmstead

1924 “The Tenth Woman” – drama directed by James Flood and starring Beverly Bayne, John Roche and June Marlowe.

1924 “The Age of Innocence” – drama directed by Wesley Ruggles. It stars Beverly Bayne, Edith Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Fred Huntley and Sigrid Holmquist. Martin Scorsese remade this famously in 1993.

1924 “The Dark Swan” – drama directed by Millard Webb. It stars Marie Prevost, Monte Blue and Helene Chadwick.

1924 “A Lost Lady” – drama directed by Harry Beaumont. It stars Irene Rich, Matt Moore and June Marlowe.

1925 “The Narrow Street” – comedy directed by William Beaudine. It stars Matt Moore and Dorothy Devore. It was remade in 1930 as “Wide Open” which has survived complete.

1925 “On Thin Ice” – crime drama directed by Mal St. Clair. It stars Tom Moore, Edith Roberts and William Russell.

1925 “A Broadway Butterfly” – comedy directed by William Beaudine. It stars Dorothy Devore, Louise Fazenda, Willard Louis and John Roche.

1925 “Recompense” – drama directed by Harry Beaumont. It stars Monte Blue, Marie Prevost and John Roche.

1925 “My Wife And I” – drama directed by Millard Webb. It stars Irene Rich, Huntley Gordon and John Harron.

1925 “Eve’s Lover” – drama directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Irene Rich and Clara Bow.

1925 “How Baxter Butted In” – comedy directed by William Beaudine starring Dorothy Devore, Matt Moore and Ward Crane.

1925 “Kiss Me Again” – romantic comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Marie Prevost, Monte Blue and Clara Bow.

1925 “The Wife Who Wasn’t Wanted” – drama directed by James Flood. It stars Irene Rich and Huntley Gordon.

1925 “Compromise” – drama directed by Alan Crosland starring Irene Rich, Clive Brook and Louise Fazenda.

1925 “Rose of the World” – drama directed by Harry Beaumont starring Patsy Ruth Miller, Allan Forrest and Pauline Garon.

1925 “Three Weeks in Paris” – drama directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Matt Moore, Willard Louis and Dorothy Devore

1926 “The Golden Cocoon” – drama directed by Millard Webb starring Huntley Gordon and Helene Chadwick.

1926 “The Man Upstairs” – comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Monte Blue and Dorothy Devore.

1926 “His Jazz Bride” – drama directed by Herman C. Raymaker starring Marie Prevost and Matt Moore.

1926 “The Fighting Edge” – action directed by Henry Lehman starring Kenneth Harlan and Patsy Ruth Miller.

1926 “The Love Toy” – comedy directed by Erle C. Kenton and starring Lowell Sherman and Jane Winton.

1926 “Bride of the Storm” – historical adventure directed by J. Stuart Blackton and starring Tyrone Power Sr. and Dolores Costello.

1926 “Why Girls Go Back Home” – comedy drama directed by James Flood with Patsy Ruth Miller, Clive Brook and Myrna Loy.

1926 “The Little Irish Girl” – romantic drama directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Dolores Costello and John Harron. Probably decomposited and junked as early as 1948.

1926 “The Gilded Highway” – drama directed by J. Stuart Blackton and starring Dorothy Devore and John Harron with Macklyn Arbuckle and Myrna Loy supporting.

1926 “Other Women’s Husbands” – comedy directed by Erle C. Kenton. It stars Monte Blue and Marle Prevost.

1926 “The Sap” – comedy directed by Erle C. Kenton. It stars Kenneth Harlan and Heinie Conklin.

1926 “Hell-Bent for Heaven” – drama directed by J. Stuart Blackton. It stars Patsy Ruth Miller and John Harron.

1926 “Silken Shackles” – drama directed by Walter Morosco. Irene Rich and Huntley Gordon had the major roles.

1926 “The Honeymoon Express” – drama directed by James Flood and an uncredited Ernst Lubitsch starring Willard Louis (in his final film) and Irene Rich.

1926 “Millionaires” – comedy directed by Herman C. Raymaker. It stars George Sidney, Louise Fazenda and Vera Gordon.

1926 “Across the Pacific” – romantic adventure directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Monte Blue, Jane Winton and Myrna Loy.

1926 “My Official Wife” – drama comedy directed by Paul L. Stein. It stars Irene Rich and Conway Tearle

1926 “Private Izzy Murphy” – comedy drama directed by Lloyd Bacon starring George Jessel and Patsy Ruth Miller.

1926 “While London Sleeps” – adventure directed by Howard Bretherton starring the dog Rin Tin TIn and Helene Costello. The soundtrack survives intact.

1927 “Finger Prints” – crime comedy directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Louise Fazenda, Helene Costello and Myrna Loy.

1927 “Wolf’s Clothing” – comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth. It stars Monte Blue and Patsy Ruth Miller.

1927 “The Fortune Hunter” – comedy directed by Charles Reisner and starring Syd Chaplin and Helene Costello.

1927 “Don’t Tell the Wife” – romantic comedy directed by Paul L. Stein starring Irene Rich and Huntley Gordon.

1927 “The Gay Old Bird” – comedy directed by Herman C. Raymaker. Stars: Louise Fazenda and John T. Murray

1927 “White Flannels” – drama directed by Lloyd Bacon starring Louise Dresser and Jason Robards Sr.

1927 “What Every Girl Should Know” – romance directed by Charles Reisner starring Patsy Ruth Miller and Ian Keith.

1927 “Matinee Ladies” – comedy directed by Byron Haskin (his directorial debut). It starred May McAvoy and Malcolm McGregor.

1927 “Bitter Apples” – drama directed by Harry O. Hoyt and starring Monte Blue, Myrna Loy and Paul Ellis.

1927 “The Brute” – western directed by Irving Cummings starring Monte Blue and Leila Hyams.

1927 “The Climbers” – historic drama directed by Paul L. Stein. It stars Irene Rich, Myrna Loy and Clyde Cook.

1927 “Irish Hearts” – comedy directed by Byron Haskin. It stars: May McAvoy and Jason Robards Sr.

1927 “Simple Sis” – comedy drama directed by Herman C. Raymaker and starring Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook and Myrna Loy.

1927 “The Black Diamond Express” – drama directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Monte Blue, Edna Murphy.

1927 “Dearie” – drama directed by Archie Mayo. It stars Irene Rich and William Collier Jr.

1927 “What Happened to Father?” – comedy directed by John G. Adolfi. It stars Warner Oland and Floelle Fairbanks.

1927 “The Bush Leaguer” – comedy directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Monte Blue and Leila Hyams.

1927 “The Desired Woman” – drama directed by Michael Curtiz starring Irene Rich and William Russell.

1927 “Slightly Used” – comedy directed by Archie Mayo. It stars May McAvoy and Conrad Nagel, with Robert Agnew and Audrey Ferris supporting.

1927 “One-Round Hogan” – boxing drama directed by Howard Bretherton. It starred Monte Blue and Leila Hyams.

1927 “Sailor Izzy Murphy” – comedy drama directed by Henry Lehman and starring George Jessel, Audrey Ferris and Warner Oland.

1927 “The College Widow” – comedy directed by Archie Mayo. It starred Dolores Costello and William Collier Jr

1927 “A Reno Divorce” – romantic drama directed by Ralph Graves who also had the main role with co-star support from May McAvoy and Hedda Hopper. Only the Vitaphone records have survived.

1927 “A Dog of the Regiment” – adventure drama directed by D. Ross Lederman starring Dorothy Gulliver and Rin Tin TIn.

1927 “The Silver Slade” – drama directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Irene Rich and Audrey Ferris.

1927 “The Girl from Chicago” – crime romantic drama directed by Ray Enright and starring Myrna Loy in one of her first starring roles with support from Conrad Nagel.

1927 “Ginsberg the Great” – drama directed by Byron Haskin starring George Jessel and Audrey Ferris.

1927 “Ham and Eggs at the Front” – comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Tom Wilson and Myrna Loy in blackface.

1927 “Husbands for Rent” – comedy directed by Henry Lehrman. It stars Owen Moore and Helene Costello.

1928 “The Little Snob” – comedy directed by John G. Adolfi starring May McAvoy and Robert Frazer.

1928 “Across the Atlantic” – romantic drama directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Monte Blue and Edna Murphy.

1928 “Powder My Back” – comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Irene Rich and Audrey Ferris.

1928 “Tenderloin” – crime movie directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello and Conrad Nagel.

1928 “Domestic Troubles” – comedy directed by Ray Enright and starring Clyde Cook and Louise Fazenda.

1928 “Rinty of the Desert” – drama directed by D. Ross Lederman with Rin Tin Tin and Audrey Ferris.

1928 “Pay as You Enter” – comedy directed by Lloyd Bacon, Clyde Cook and William Demarest.

1928 “Women They Talk About” – comedy drama directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Irene Rich and Audrey Ferris.

1928 “State Street Sadie” – crime drama directed by Archie Mayo starring Conrad Nagel and Myrna Loy.

1928 “The Terror” – horror directed by Roy Del Ruth starring May McAvoy and Louise Fazenda. Only the soundtrack discs are preserved.

1928 “Do Your Duty” – comedy directed by William Beaudine. It stars: Charles Murray and Lucien Littlefield.

1928 “The Home Towners” – comedy directed by Bryan Foy starring Richard Bennett, Doris Kenyon and Robert McWade.

1928 “On Trial” – drama directed by Archie Mayo. It starred Pauline Frederick and Lois Wilson. Only the trailer and soundtrack has survived.

1928 “The Little Wildcat” – comedy drama directed by Ray Enright starring Audrey Ferris and James Murray. Only the soundtrack with music and effects survive for the silent version.

1928 “My Man” – musical directed by Archie Mayo starring Fanny Brice and Guinn “Big Boy” Williams. Unconfirmed that an incomplete version exists anymore but there is an incomplete soundtrack that has survived.

1928 “Conquest” – drama directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Monte Blue, H.B. Warner and Lois Wilson about an aircraft crash in Antarctica.

1929 “Cheyenne” – western directed by Albert S. Rogell starring Ken Maynard and Gladys McConnell.

1929 “Fancy Baggage” – drama directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Audrey Ferris and Myrna Loy. Only portions of the soundtrack survive.

1929 “Stark Mad” – adventure directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring H.B. Warner, Louise Fazenda.

1929 “The Million Dollar Collar” – crime drama directed by D. Ross Lederman starring Rin Tin Tin and Matty Kemp.

1929 “The Redeeming Sin” – crime drama directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Dolores Costello and Conrad Nagel.

1929 “The Lawless Legion” – western directed by Harry Joe Brown. It stars Ken Maynard and Nora Lane.

1929 “The Royal Rider” – western directed by Harry Joe Brown. It stars Ken Maynard and Olive Hasbrouck.

1929 “Stolen Kisses” – directed by Ray Enright starring May McAvoy and Hallam Cooley.

1929 “Saturday’s Children” – romantic comedy directed by Gregory la Cava starring Corinne Griffith and Grant Withers.

1929 “One Stolen Night” – adventure crime directed by Scott R. Dunlap starring Betty Bronson and William Collier Jr.

1929 “Queen of the Night Clubs” – musical drama directed by Bryan Foy starring Texas Guinan and Lila Lee. Only the soundtrack has survived.

1929 “No Defense” – romantic drama directed by Lloyd Bacon starring Monte Blue and May McAvoy.

1929 “Sonny Boy” – directed by Archie Mayo. It stars Davey Lee, Betty Bronson and Edward Everett Horton.

1929 “Frozen River” – adventure directed by F. Harmon Weight and starring silent canine star Rin Tin Tin and Davey Lee. It could be there exist a copy but nothing confirmed.

1929 “From Headquarters” – adventure drama directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Monte Blue and Gladys Brockwell.

1929 “House of Horror” – mystery directed by Benjamin Christensen. It stars Louise Fazenda and Chester Conklin. It was released in both a silent and a talking version but both versions are lost.

1929 “Glad Rag Doll” – drama directed by Michael Curtiz starring Dolores Costello. Only the title song and trailer exist of this film.

1929 “Two Weeks Off” – lost comedy film directed by William Beaudine starring Dorothy Mackalli and Jack Mulhall.

1929 “Prisoners” – drama directed by William Seiter starring Corinne Griffith and Bela Lugosi, who played the owner of a night club in his first talkie.

1929 “Careers” – drama directed by John Francis Dillon starring Billie Dove in her first talking role and Antonio Moreno, Thelma Todd and Noah Berry supporting. It is about a married woman trapped in a country with a dictactor who wants the wife. Only the soundtrack exist of this film.

1929 “Madonna of Avenue A”. – drama directed by Michael Curtiz with Dolores Del Rio and Grant Withers starring.

1929 “The Girl in the Glass Cage” – crime drama directed by Ralph Dawson and starring Loretta Young and Carroll Nye.

1929 “The Gamblers” – drama about con men directed by Michael Curtiz starring H.B. Warner, Lois Wilson and Jason Robards Sr.

1929 “The Time, the Place and the Girl” directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Grant Withers and Betty Compson. It is a musical where only the soundtrack still exists.

1929 “Twin Beds” – comedy directed by Alfred Santell. It stars Jack Mulhall and Patsy Ruth Miller. It was a remake of a 1920 silent movie and a later 1942 film. It is about a movie a starlet who marries a man who make her famous when she gets interested in the self-loving leading man.

1929 “Smiling Irish Eyes” – musical directed by William A. Seiter starring Colleen Moore and James Hall. It is about an irishman who seek fortune in America while leaving his sweetheart. Only the soundtrack exist today.

1929 “Hard to Get” – comedy directed by William Beaudine starring Dorothy Mackalli, Charles Delaney and James Finlayson about a dress shop employee who falls in love with a rich man that is “hard to get”.

1929 “The Hottentot” – comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth starring Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller. It is a remake of an (today!) incomplete silent film.

1929 “Dark Streets” – crime film directed by Frank Lloyd starring Jack Mulhall and Lila Lee. It is the first movie in a talking picture where an actor attempted to play a dual role.

1929 “The Argyle Case” – mystery movie directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Thomas Meighan, H.B Warner, Lila Lee, John Darrow and ZaSu Pitts. It was a remake of the 1917 still existing silent film about a wealthy man who is shot and the suspicion falls on his beautiful female ward as he was to leave his entire estate to her. Only parts of the soundtrack still exist.

1929 “Honky Tonk” – musical directed by Lloyd Bacon. It stars Sophie Tucker and Lila Lee. Soundtrack for the film exists.

1929 “In the Headlines” – crime drama directed by John G. Adolfi. It stars: Grant Withers and Marian Nixon.

1929 “Fast Life” – crime drama directed by John Francis Dillon. It stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Loretta Young. It is the “wrong man” story about a man accused of a murder he didn’t do.

1929 “Skin Deep” – drama directed by Ray Enright. It stars: Monte Blue and Betty Compson. Soundtrack of an alternate silent version with music and effects exists but the talkie version and film itself is gone.

1929 “Hearts in Exile” – romance directed by Michael Curtiz. It stars: Dolores Costello and Grant Withers.

1929 “The Careless Age” – drama directed by John Griffith Wray. It stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Loretta Young.

1929 “A Most Immoral Lady” – drama directed by John Griffith Wray. It stars: Leatrice Joy, Walter Pidgeon and Sidney Blackmer.

1929 “Is Everybody Happy?” – musical starring Ted Lewis and Alice Day. Only the soundtrack has survived.

1929 “The Girl from Woolworth’s” – romance film directed by William Beaudine. It stars: Alice White and Gladden James.

1929 “Young Nowheres” – drama directed by Frank Lloyd. It stars: Richard Barthelmess, Marian Nixon and Bert Roach.

1929 “Paris” – musical comedy directed by Clarence G. Badger. It stars: Irene Bordoni and Jack Buchanan. Only the soundtrack exist to this film.

1929 “Footlights and Fools” – musical directed by William A. Seiter. Colleen Moore and Raymond Hackett had the major roles. Only the soundtrack exist to this film.

1929 “The Sap” – comedy directed by Archie Mayo. It stars: Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller. It is about a man who doesn’t get the credit he deserves at job and with his family.

1929 “The Forward Pass” – football drama musical film directed by Edward F. Cline. It stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Loretta Young. John Wayne was an uncredited extra.

1929 “Little Johnny Jones” – musical drama directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It stars: Edward Buzzell and Alice Day.

1929 “The Sacred Flame” – drama directed by Archie Mayo. It stars: Pauline Frederick, Conrad Nagel and Lila Lee. It was remade as “The Right to Live” in 1935

1929 “The Painted Angel” – drama directed by Millard Webb. It stars Billy Dove. Most of the soundtrack has survived.

1929 “Evidence” – crime drama directed by John G. Adolfi. It stars Pauline Frederick and William Courtenay with Myrna Loy in the supporting role as a native girl. The soundtrack has survived though.

1929 “The Love Racket” – crime drama directed by William A. Seiter. It stars Dorothy Mackali and Sidney Blackmer and was a remake of a 1924 silent film with the same name.

1929 “The Aviator” – comedy directed by Roy Del Ruth. It stars Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller about a man who has to pretend to be a airpilot in order to boost book sales.

1929 “Wedding Rings” – drama directed by William Beaudine starring H.B. Warner and Lois Wilson. It is about a woman who drops men like flies for new conquests.

1930 “Lillies of the Field” – drama directed by Alexander Korda and starring: Corinne Griffith, Ralph Forbes and John Loder. It was a remake of Griffith’s 1924 silent movie that is also lost. A married woman loses custody of her daughter when her husband frames her for child neglect so that he can marry a new woman and take over full custody of the daughter. Only fragments of this film exist.

1930 “In the Next Room” – mystery movie directed by Edward F. Cline. It starred: Jack Mulhall and Alice Day. It is about a man moving to a house where a murder occured 30 years prior.

1930 “The Other Tomorrow” – drama directed by Lloyd Bacon. It was a love-triangle story starring Billie Dove, Kenneth Thomson and Grant Withers.

1930 “She Couldn’t Say No” – drama starring Winnie Lightner and directed by Lloyd Bacon. It was about a singer who ends in a love triangle with a gangster and a socialite. Only the soundtrack survives intact.

1930 “No, No, Nanette” – musical comedy directed by Clarence G. Badger. It was based upon a popular Broadway show. The film starred: Alexander Gray, Bernice Claire and Louise Fazenda. There could be fragments of it hold by British Film Institute but nothing confirmed.

1930 “Isle of Escape” – drama directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Myrna Loy and Monte Blue. The story was set in the South Seas who gets trapped on an island with a brutal man and a woman forced into a marriage with him. A small fragment (40 seconds) is all that seem to exist.

1930 “Strictly Modern” – comedy directed by William A. Seiter and starring Dorothy Mackail and Sidney Blackmer. It was based upon the play “Cousin Kate” written by Hubert Henry Davies.

1930 “Song of the West” – musical operetta starring John Boles, Joe E. Brown and Vivienne Segal. It was the first all-color all-talking feature to be filmed outdoors. Directed by: Ray Enright. Only fragments has been discovered in the later years.

1930 “The Furies” – murder mystery directed by Alan Crosland. It starred: Lois Wilson and H.B. Warner.

1930 “Murder Will Out” – mystery musical directed by Clarence Badger. It starred: Jack Mulhall, Noah Berry and Lila Lee. It is about a club-man who gets involved with blackmailers.

1930 “The Man Hunter” – adventure starring Rin Tin Tin and Nora Lane. Directed by: D. Ross Lederman.

1930 “Dumbbells in Ermine” – romantic comedy that stars Robert Armstrong and Barbara Kent. Directed by: John G. Adolfi. It is about a woman who is forced into a marriage but she falls in love with a different man.

1930 “The Man from Blankley’s” – comedy directed by Alfred E. Green. John Barrymore and Loretta Young starred. It is about an uninvited dinner guest that starts havoc. Only soundtrack survives.

1930 “Song of the Flame” – musical photographed in Technicolor and the first color film to feature a widescreen sequence. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Recording. It was about a peasant girl who start a revolt against the Czar through singing. Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray and Noah Berry had major roles. The soundtrack do exist.

1930 “Courage” – drama about a lone mother of seven. Starring: Belle Bennett, Marian Nixon and Rex Bell.

1930 “Rough Waters” – gangster drama directed by John Daumery starring Rin Tin Tin in his last Warner Bros film.

1930 “Bride of the Regiment” – Musical directed by John Francis Dillon that was filmed entirely in Technicolor. It was remade as “Lady in Ermine” (1948) and was a remake by the lost film “Lady in Ermine”. The film was filled with sexual suggestive dialogue. It starred Vivienne Segal, Allan Prior, Walter Pidgeon and Myrna Loy. Only the soundtrack is intact.

1930 “The Way of All Men” – Drama directed by Frank Lloyd starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dorothy Revier and Noah Berry. It is about a group of people trapped in an air-tight bar while their city is flooded by water and they have to review their lives and relationships with other people there before their air runs out.

1930 “College Lovers” – Musical comedy directed by John G. Adolfi. It starred: Jack Whitling, Marian Nixon, Frank McHugh and Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams.

1930 “The Girl of the Golden West” – Drama directed by John Francis Dillon. It starred: Ann Harding, Harry Bannister and James Rennie.

1930 “The Gorilla” – Mystery comedy directed by Bryan Foy. It starred: Joe Frisco, Harry Gribbon, Walter Pidgeon and Lila Lee. It is about a murder supposedly done by a gorilla but the culprit has only masqueraded as one.

1931 “Kismet” – Drama filmed in Vitascope (65mm). Remake of the 1920 film directed by John Francis Dillon about a beggar living in Baghdad who want to marry his daughter to royalty and win the heart of the queen to himself. It was one of the most expensive productions ever done by Warner Bros. at that time. It was filled of pre-code content especially in the harem which makes one believe that studio head Jack L. Warner made the film “go away”. Only an outtake of the production and the soundtrack of the film has survived.

1931 “Woman Hungry” – Western starring Sidney Blackmer and Lita Lee.

1931 “Men of the Sky” – musical drama directed by Albert E. Green starring Irene Delroy and Jack Whitling. Only the soundtrack has survived in private hands.

1931 Children of Dreams" – musical operette drama directed by Alan Crosland that was written especially for screen by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg. Marion Byron and Paul Gregory starred.

1931 “The Bargain” – comedy drama directed by Robert Milton. It starred Lewis Stone, Evalyn Knapp and Doris Kenyon. It was based upon a play “You And I” by Philip Barry.

1931 “Honor of the Family” – drama directed by Lloyd Bacon. It was the talkie debut of Warren William and Dita Parlo’s frist English-speaking role.

1931 “Compromised” – drama directed by John G. Adolfi. It starred Rose Hobart, Ben Lyon, Claude Gillingwater.

1933: “Convention City” – a sex comedy film directed by Archie Mayo. It starred Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Mary Astor and Dick Powell. It was held due to racy content and all prints was subsequently ordered to be destroyed by studio head Jack L. Warner. Only some stills remain.

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