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1920s Independent Movies (Indie)

Public list by WPS with 30 movies or TV shows/series

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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City(1927)

1h 9min | Documentary, History
3.9/5 (with 44 votes)

A train speeds through the country on its way to Berlin, then gradually slows down as it pulls into the station. It is very early in the morning, about 5:00 AM, and the great city is mostly quiet. But before long there are some signs of activity, and a few early risers are to be seen on the streets. Soon the new day is well underway. It's just a typical day in Berlin, but a day full of life and energy.

Directed by Walter Ruttmann

Within Our Gates(1920)

NR
| 1h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 36 votes)

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a traumatizing past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black children.

Directed by Oscar Micheaux - With Evelyn Preer, Floy Clements

The Seashell and the Clergyman(1928)

40min | Mystery
3.5/5 (with 28 votes)

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own appetites.

Romola(1924)

NR
| 1h 46min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In Renaissance Florence, a Florentine trader meets a shipwrecked stranger, who introduces himself as Tito Melema, a young Italianate-Greek scholar. Tito becomes acquainted with several other Florentines, including Nello the barber and a young girl named Tessa. He is also introduced to a blind scholar named Bardo de' Bardi, and his daughter Romola. As Tito becomes settled in Florence, assisting Bardo with classical studies, he falls in love with Romola.

The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra(1928)

14min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized. He is identified by the number 9413 written on his forehead.

Directed by Robert Florey

Through the Dark(1924)

NR
| 1h 20min | Drama, Crime

Through the Dark is a 1924 silent mystery drama produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures. It is based on a short story "The Daughter of Mother McGinn" by Jack Boyle.

The Yankee Consul(1924)

1h | Comedy

A whale of a comedy thriller. It's a Niagra of roaring laughter Faster Than the Wind!

Directed by James W. Horne

Down to the Sea in Ships(1922)

2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Being the story of the Morgans, a 19th-century Massachusetts whaling family, their tightly-knit Quaker community, and the dangerous adventures of an unwilling stowaway aboard one of the elder Morgan's harvest vessels.

Directed by Elmer Clifton - With Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, Clara Bow, Anita Louise, William Cavanaugh

The Courtship of Miles Standish(1923)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, History

A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America aboard the Mayflower.

The Mine with the Iron Door(1924)

1h 20min | Western

This epic Western-melodrama was based on the popular novel by Harold Bell Wright. Two old prospectors, Thad Grove and Bob Hill find an infant in the cabin belonging to Sonora Jack, a notorious bandit. The girl, Marta, grows to womanhood.

Gambling Wives(1924)

1h 10min

Bank clerk Vincent Forrest loses his savings in a gambling den run by Madame Zoe and her provider, Van Merton. Forrest's wife Ann begins an affair with Merton when she discovers that Forrest is infatuated with Madame Zoe. Ann loses heavily gambling, but Vincent soon realizes what is happening in time to save his wife and to restore her happiness.

Directed by Dell Henderson - With Marjorie Daw

What's Wrong with the Women?(1922)

1h 10min | Drama

Men try to understand the women in their lives.

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The Scar of Shame(1929)

1h 26min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather.

Directed by Frank Peregini

Human Wreckage(1923)

NR
| 1h 20min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

An attorney's wife is determined to fight the evils of addictive substances.

This Thing Called Love(1929)

A romance runs into difficulties because the girl has seen a great deal of the turbulence in her sister's household, and has no illusions about married bliss.

The Angel of Broadway(1927)

1h 10min | Drama

Babe Scott, a cabaret dancer who is constantly searching for sensational material to shock her customers, conceives of burlesquing a Salvation Army girl and attends mission meetings on the East Side for atmosphere. There she meets Jerry Wilson, an honest truckdriver and friend of the Army captain. Although the act is a success, Babe is disillusioned to find Lonnie, a fellow worker who has been romancing her, stealing her money and making overtures to Big Bertha, the hard-boiled club hostess.

Directed by Lois Weber - With Leatrice Joy

Raggedy Rose(1926)

56min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Rose, who works for a penny-pinching junk dealer, dreams of romance with wealthy bachelor Ted Tudor.

Directed by Richard Wallace - With Mabel Normand

Walking Back(1928)

1h 2min | Drama
4.4/5 (with 1 vote)

Jazz age youngster Smoke Thatcher "borrows" a neighbor's car to take Patsy, his sweetheart, to a dance after his father refuses to lend him his car. A car-fight with a rival results in the borrowed automobile's being so wrecked that Smoke cannot return it. The garage to which he and Patsy take the car for repair turns out to be actually a gang's hideaway and a place where stolen cars are brought and later fenced.

The Awful Truth(1929)

1h 20min | Comedy

Story of a wealthy couple whose individual infidelities lead inexorably to the divorce court.

Beyond the Rainbow(1922)

1h 5min | Drama

Marion Taylor is secretary to Edward Mallory, a wealth Wall Street businessman. She supports her invalid brother Tommy, who has been told by his doctors that he has to go to the mountains for his health. Marion doesn't have the money for that, but Mallory, who has made no secret of his intentions towards her, does. She resigns herself to submitting to his advances in order to get the money in order to keep her brother alive. However, circumstances arise in which she may possibly get the money without having to debase herself with her boss.

The Screaming Shadow(1920)

Directed by Ben F. Wilson and Duke Worne.

Directed by Ben F. Wilson, Duke Worne - With Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber

Daughters of Pleasure(1924)

Newly rich Mark Hadley drifts from his old-fashioned wife into a secret liason with Lila Millas, a pretty French girl. At the same time, he advises his daughter, Marjory, to break her ties with Kent Merrill...

The Skyrocket(1926)

NR
| 1h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love

A Thrilling Story of a Girl's Meteoric Rise to Stardom-and Her Welcome Swish Back to the Arms of Her Man!

Perils of the Wild(1925)

Movie serial Perils of the Wild.

Directed by Francis Ford

The Grub Stake(1923)

NR
| 1h 39min | Drama, Adventure, Western
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A young woman is lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine. She takes her ailing father with her, only to discover when she gets there that the gambler was lying to her and actually planned to sell her to a dance hall. She gathers her father and an old miner she has met, takes a dogsled and supplies from the gambler and the three of them head for the wilderness to look for a lost gold claim the old miner has been looking for.

Directed by Bert Van Tuyle

The Price of a Party(1924)

1h | Drama

An unscrupulous broker discovers his hated business rival has secured a valuable option in Brazil and determines to delay the latter in New York until it expires. He uses a cabaret dancer to use her wiles to keep him there.

Down Home(1920)

1h 10min | Drama

DOWN HOME is a rural drama set in New England and stars Leatrice Joy as Nancy Pelot, daughter of the town drunk. He was once a businessman and still owns a local farm, but Nancy now supports her father and herself with a mysterious job in a nearby town.

By Right of Birth(1921)

4min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Based on a story told by George Johnson, featuring Booker T. Washington. Only four minutes survive.

Directed by Harry Gant

The Gift Supreme(1920)

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Directed by Ollie Sellers - With Bernard Durning, Seena Owen, Lon Chaney, Tully Marshall
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