Phil's Vintage 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm Films and Projectors

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8MM BLACKHAWK FILMS
SILENT SHORT SUBJECTS

Updated September 14, 2019

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All films are black & white, Excellent to Mint condition and  200' in length, unless otherwise noted.

   
   
  • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY - 1903 American silent one-reel western was written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Edison studios cameraman. It was considered the first film with a plot and story. In 1990, The Great Train Robbery was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registery by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Like New print in the OB - $29
  • A ONE NIGHT STAND - 1915 Chester Conklin Keystone comedy with Mae Busch. Two clownish stagehands make life difficult for the manager and cast of a dramatic production. A 1951 Kodak print is on the dark side, Like New in the OB - $15
  • DEADLY TURNING - Stars Pearl White in this episode of "Peirls of Pauline" from 1914. Pearl White is pretty and does well as the archetypical heroine. She's also very good in the action scenes whether dangling from a rope or cliff's edge or being carried off by desperados. Like New in the OB - $25
  • AN EDISON ALBUM - In 1893 Thomas Edison, inventor of the motion picture camera in 1889, built the first movie studio called the "Black Maria" at East Orange, New Jersey. This is a sampling of the many short films he made there to be shown in the Kinetoscope. Near Mint in the OB - $29
  • AIR SIEGE AT PLOESTI - The 15th Air Force in Action, AIR SEIGE vividly recounts the air raids on the Ploiesti oil fields as part of Operation Tidal Wave. Tidal Wave was an air attack by bombers of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) based in Libya on nine oil refineries around PloieČ™ti, Romania in 1943. It was a strategic bombing mission and part of the "oil campaign" to deny petroleum-based fuel to the Axis. Mint in the OB - $20
  • HAUNTED SPOOKS - 1920 Harold Lloyd comedy. After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, Harold runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance of a house, which her scheming uncle "haunts" so that he can scare them off and claim the property. Near Mint on a 400' reel in the OB - $39
  • UNDER ROYAL PATRONAGE - Essanay, 1914. Starring Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne. In order to avoid a pre-arranged marriage two members of the royalty exchange places with two American friends, who pass themselves off as the prince and the princess; romance eventually blossoms for all parties concerned. Mint on a full 400' reel in a can - $49
  • A DESPERATE SCOUNDREL - 1915 Mack Sennett comedy with Ford Sterling. Flushed with success after stealing milk from a baby, a villain plots to rob a busy neighborhood laundry. Mint, 400' in a white box - $29
  • FATTY'S MAGIC PANTS - 1914 Keystone comedy with Fatty Arbuckle. Fatty notices in the newspaper that there is a formal dress Grand Benefit Dance this evening. Unable to get the money from his mother to rent a suit, Fatty manages to "borrow" a rival's suit. Despite the suit being too small, Fatty is able to put it on and go to the dance with his girl. Near Mint, 200' - $29
  • FATTY'S CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE - 1916 Keystone comedy with Fatty Arbuckle. 'Fatty' and his bossy, stingy wife are visiting the park at the same time that another couple is there. When his wife refuses to buy him a soft drink, Fatty walks over to a drinking fountain. Meanwhile, the other man, who is a purse snatcher, has targeted Fatty's wife as his next victim. Near Mint, 200' - $29
  • OUR DARE-DEVIL CHIEF - 1915 Mack Sennett comedy with Ford Sterling. A gang of thieves continually threaten or attempt to kill the Mayor, always setting up the bumbling Chief of Police as the culprit. The Chief's very friendly relationship with the Mayor's wife doesn't help. When the Mayor's valuables are stolen the Chief is given a chance to redeem himself. Mint Kodak print, 2x200' in the OB - $39
  • HER TORPEDOED LOVE - 1917 Keystone comedy starring Louise Fazenda and Ford Sterling. A worthless butler (Ford Sterling) learns that the boss he hates has left everything to the cook (Louise Fazenda) so he plans on killing of that boss as well as the cook's husband so that he can marry her and get all the money. A pretty wild story, which could have only come from Keystone during this period. Mint, 400' in a can - $49
  • THE BIG IDEA - 1923 Hal Roach comedy starring Snub Pollard. Inventor Ignatius Pollard develops a new "Pavement Polisher" to clean the streets, but a demonstration of the device does not go as planned. Near Mint on a full 200' reel in a worn OB - $39
  • IT'S A GIFT - 1923 Hal Roach comedy with Snub Pollard. A group of oil magnates are trying to think of new ways to attract business. One of them suggests that they contact the inventor Pollard, who has devised a new gasoline substitute. Full 200', Mint in the OB - $29
  • LAW AND THE OUTLAW - 1913 Tom Mix western. Dakota Wilson escapes from the Deer Lodge Penitentiary, and, after a period of quietness, secures a position on the Diamond S ranch, owned by Buffalo Watson. Ruth, the daughter of the ranch owner, one day sees Dakota's display of horsemanship, and the admiration thus aroused soon ripens into love, much against the protest of the family.This originally was a 2 reeler in 1914, but at least 5 years later as Mix's popularity began to soar it was combined with another 2 reeler to provide a near feature length film for his ever growing audience. About 500' on 2x400' reels, Mint in the OB - $49
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  • HEAVEN WILL PROTECT A WOIKING GOIL - 1916 comedy with Priscilla Dean. Nell leaves for the big city in search of her missing father, followed by a helpless boyfriend hoping to protect her. Mint on a full 200' reel in the OB - $29
  • FLIRTING WITH FATE - 1916 Douglas Fairbanks adventure comedy. In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life. About 900' on 3x400' reels - $79
  • DRY AND THIRSTY - 1920 Billy Bletcher Christie comedy. Horace Radish wants a drink, but Prohibition is in force. When all his other schemes fail, he heads to the Bootlegger's Haven Hotel with high hopes. Very soft focus image for some reason. Mint, 200' in the OB - $10
  • A HAREM KNIGHT (2) - 1926 Ben Turpin comedy features Ben as Rodney St. Clair, the playboy from the international set. Near Mint on a 400' reel in a can - $39
  • A MOVIE STAR - 1916 Mack Swain comedy. Excellent print with some base lines. 400' in a can - $18
  • THE BRINK OF ETERNITY - Chapter 6 from the Ruth Roland 1923 serial "Haunted Valley". A lady rancher borrows a million dollars from the bank to build a dam to irrigate Haunted Valley. Mint, 400' in a can - $49
  • A MOVIE STAR - 1916 Mack Swain comedy. Excellent print with some base lines. 400' in a can - $18
  • IN THE DAYS OF THE THUNDERING HERD - 1914 Tom Mix western. Tom and Sally are the only survivors when their wagon train is attacked by Swift Wing's braves. Mint condition on a full 400' reel in a can - $29
 
  • GETTING ACQUAINTED - Classic 1914 Keystone comedy stars Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain and Mabel Normand. A continuous exchange of meetings between husbands and wives of different couples in which a policeman intrudes in daring chase until both couples are found. The mechanism of the chase in a getting acquainted that highlights the dissatisfactions and desires of the different couples in a comic mood. Mint 1952 Kodak print in the OB - $39
  • THE PLUMBER - Keystone, 1914. Charlie Murray comedy. Some folks call in a plumber because of the horrible leaks in the pipes. However, the plumber isn't particularly competent and focuses his energies instead on drinking the family's liquor. In the process, the leaks become a lot worse and he actually manages to nearly burn the house down. Mint, full 200' - $29
  • CURSED BY HIS BEAUTY - Keystone, 1914. Comedy starring Charlie Murray and Charley Chase. Dissatisfied with the actors Charley Chase dug up, prima Donna Alice is determined to make Charlie Murray, the ice man, her new lead. Lots of wild action in the Keystone tradition. Mint, full 200' - $39
  • TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE - 1917 Keystone comedy starring Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson and Wallace Beerey. Hilarious comedy short pits Gloria Swanson and Bobby Vernon against villainous Wallace Beery in this fast, funny, and historic comedy short. Near Mint 1952 Kodak print, 400' in a can - $39
  • THE SELIG-TRIBUNE 1916 No. 21 & THE MUTUAL WEEKLY 1917 No. 109 - Two historic newsreels showing the events and personalities of 1916 and 1917. Near Mint on a full 400' reel - $49
  • THE HOLLYWOOD DREAM FACTORY - Shows the history of the movie town, starting in 1907. Mint Blackhawk print, 200' - $29
  • THE TELEPHONE GIRL AND THE LADY - 1913. Stars Mae Marsh and Harry Carey. A telephone operator hears a robbery in progress over the Phone and goes in search for help. Mint Blackhawk print, 200' - $29
  • HIS WIFE'S NEW LID and A DAY ON THE FORCE - 1915 Lubin comedies starring Billie Reeves. Both comedies on a full 400' reel in a can - $49
  • CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONS - 1922 Al Christie comedy starring Bobby Vernon. Great quality, Mint Blackhawk print, 225' on a 200' reel in the silver OB - $39
  • FEET OF MUD - 1924 Harry Langdon comedy. As Harry has "cleaned up" on the football field and won the big game, Natalie's dad figured that he should do the same in the world of work before marrying his daughter. Like New, 400' in the OB - $39
  • BOOBS IN THE WOODS (2) - 1925 comedy starring Harry Langdon. Like New 1972 print. 400' in the OB or a white box - $29
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON - Mack Sennett, 1926 Harry Langdon comedy. Henpecked husband Harry is coerced by a good time pal to go on a clandestine double date. Of course, no good will come of this, as they encounter streetwalkers, bumpy roads, and a couple of toughs previously jilted by their dates. Mint print on one full 600' reel or 2x400' reels - $49
  • ALL NIGHT LONG - 1924 Mack Sennett comedy starring Harry Langdon. Like New 1950's DUPONT print, 400' - $39
  • BRONCHO BILLY AND THE GREASER - 1914 Broncho Billy Anderson western. Broncho Billy comes between a Mexican thug and the young woman he is disturbing. 200', Near Mint in the OB - $24
  • LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN - 1923 Leo D. Maloney western. After Jones kicks David Phillips off his ranch, Phillips finds Jones' young grandson who had strayed away from the ranch. Not allowed on Jones' ranch, he leaves the boy at another ranch with a note. With a reward being offered for the boy's return, Jones' foreman finds the boy and alters the note to make it look like a kidnaping. 400', Mint in the OB - $39
  • THE TWO DOYLES - 1919 Franklin Farnum western. Second of twelve episodes in the Franklyn Farnum 2-reel Western series produced by Canyon Pictures Corporation. Mint, 400' in the OB - $29
  • FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD - 1924 Ken Maynard western. Tex Sherwood has just come into possession of a valuable piece of land that will be irrigated by a new dam. Banker Holman knowing the deed must be registered the next day, offers a $50,000 reward for Tex's capture. Mint Blackhawk print on 2x400' full reels in the OB - $59
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STAN LAUREL & OLIVER HARDY COMEDIES

Laurel and Hardy "2-Reeler"Comedies - Hal Roach silent era (1926 to 1929) classic films starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. All are on 400' reels unless noted. Like New to Mint condition in cans or the OB.

BIG BUSINESS - 1951 Kodak print - $39  DOUBLE WHOOPEE - Excellent used - $24
DOUBLE WHOOPEE - 400' or 2x200 - $29
TWO TARS (2) - 400' - $29
WE FAW DOWN (2) - $39
WRONG AGAIN - 2x200' - $29
FROM SOUP TO NUTS (2) - $29
BIG BUSINESS (2) - $29
THEIR PURPLE MOMENT (2) - $39
ANGORA LOVE - $29
BACON GRABBERS - $29
HABEAS CORPUS - $39
LEAVE 'EM LAUGHING (2) - One a 1952 Kodak print - $39

THE FINISHING TOUCH (2) - $29
WITH LOVE AND HISSES - $39
BERTH MARKS - $29
THAT'S MY WIFE (2) - $29
THE SECOND HUNDRED YEARS - 400' - $39
FROM SOUP TO NUTS - $29
UNACCUSTOMED AS WE ARE (2) - 2x200'& 400'- $29
SURGAR DADDIES (2) - $29
PUTTING PANTS ON PHILIP - $39
LIBERTY - $39
EARLY TO BED - $39
WRONG AGAIN - $29
YOU'RE DARN TOOTIN' - $29

  • CALL OF THE CUCKOO - 1927 Hal Roach comedy starring Max Davidson, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Jimmy Finlayson. Max wants to sell his home, because of the crazy neighbours. Somebody else wants to get rid of his house, too, so they swap. But that house turns out to be a chaos of installation. The highlights are the scenes with the neighbors who are played by Laurel, Hardy and Charley Chase. Mint on a 400' reel in a can - $49
  • HUNGRY HEARTS - 1916 comedy starring Oliver Hardy and Billy Ruge. Plump and Runt are starving artists who are both in love with their pretty model. Runt chooses money over love and marries a widow he thinks is rich. It turns out the model is the real heiress, and Plump marries her. Mint on a full 200' reel in the OB - $39
  • SAVE THE SHIP - 1923 Hal Roach comedy starring Stan Laurel. Like New print on a full 200' reel in a worn OB - $39
  • MAN ABOUT TOWN - 1923 Hal Roach comedy starring Stan Laurel. With Katherine Grant and Jimmy Finlayson. Stan fancies himself a ladies man. Store detective Finlayson sees him as a shoplifter and chases him all over town. Mint print on a full 200' reel - $39
  • A SAVIOR IS BORN - 1938, Foundation Films. The story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Mint on 2x200' reels in the OB - $39
  • THE DENTIST - Silent Blackhawk version of the 1933 W.C. Fields comedy by Mack Sennett. 300', Mint in the OB or plastic can - $24
  • DANGEROUS FEMALES - 1929 Al Christie comedy stars Marie Dressler and Polly Moran. Mint silent version of a sound film, 400' in a can - $29
  • THE MUSIC BOX - Laurel and Hardy. Silent version of their classic 1932 sound comedy on a 400' reel in a can - $24
  • WEST GERMANY AND THE RHINELAND - 1950's Carl W. Dudley travel adventure. Mint 200' in a white box - $24
   

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