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The Gold Rush

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

In search of gold in turn-of-the-century Alaska, Charlie takes refuge with a fellow prospector in an isolated, comically imbalanced cabin

City Lights

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin, neverendingly empathetic to his characters—and thus to their real-world counterparts, usually the poor and downtrodden of American society—crafted perhaps

Master of the House

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

One of Dreyer’s early works, Master of the House was ahead of its time in its examination of marital relations

Vampyr

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Shot on location and in three languages at a time when both practices were radical innovations, Dreyer’s haunting vision of