Vintage Classic Films - 1800 to 1950

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This list consists of the most early renditions of color films along with the first ever produced Color film released on Home video. From 1800's to the 1950's.

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1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Passed | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A French professor and his daughter accompany Captain Nemo on an adventure aboard a submarine.

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton

Votes: 1,464 | Gross: $8.00M

2. The Romance of Tarzan (1918)

70 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Thomas Jefferson, Cleo Madison

Votes: 26

3. The Trail of the Octopus (1919)

Not Rated | 300 min | Mystery, Thriller, Action

Carter Holmes, master criminologist, must help the oft-kidnapped Ruth Stanhope to find the 9 daggers that will unlock the secret of the cursed Devil's Trademark!

Director: Duke Worne | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, William Dyer, Howard Crampton

Votes: 19

4. Wolves of Kultur (1918)

330 min | Action, Adventure

Alice Grayson's uncle develops a wireless torpedo that can be controlled by radio. After he announces his invention to several of his colleagues, two of them murder the scientist, steal the... See full summary »

Director: Joseph A. Golden | Stars: Leah Baird, Charles Hutchison, Sheldon Lewis, Betty Howe

Votes: 23

5. Davy Crockett (1916)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Biography, Western

The story of the famous Tennessee frontiersman, soldier, scout, and Congressman who fought and died at the Alamo.

Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Harry De Vere, Herbert Standing

Votes: 7

6. The Railroad Raiders (1917)

Adventure, Action

Chapter 12 - A Fight for the Franchise: Helen Holmes (Helen Holmes) and Roy Wilson (William Brunton, president of the K & W Railroad, become suspicious of the dealings of Thomas Desmond (... See full summary »

Directors: Helen Holmes, Paul Hurst, J.P. McGowan | Stars: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, William Brunton, William N. Chapman

Votes: 9

8. The Viking (1928)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Vikings compete for power and the love of a woman.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Donald Crisp, Pauline Starke, LeRoy Mason, Anders Randolf

Votes: 341

9. Submarine (1928)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama

Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Capra, Irvin Willat | Stars: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Graves, Clarence Burton

Votes: 201

10. The King of the Kongo (1929)

213 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A Secret Service agent searches the jungle for his missing brother, also an agent. He encounters a young woman there who is also searching, but for her missing father. They encounter a gang... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jacqueline Logan, Walter Miller, Richard Tucker, Boris Karloff

Votes: 33

11. She Couldn't Say No (1930)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Music

A night club entertainer loves a gangster.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 8

12. Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson

Votes: 97

13. Beatrice Fairfax (1916)

300 min | Action, Adventure

Serial in 15 parts about a female crime-fighting reporter.

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Harry Fox, Grace Darling, Allan Murnane, Nigel Barrie

Votes: 51

14. The Gulf Between (1917)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman, who is the daughter of a sea captain, falls in love with a man from a rich family who does not approve of her.

Director: Wray Bartlett Physioc | Stars: Grace Darmond, Niles Welch, Herbert Fortier, Charles Brandt

Votes: 12

16. Joan the Woman (1916)

Passed | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Roberts

Votes: 482 | Gross: $1.32M

17. Treasure Island (1920)

76 min | Adventure

Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 26

18. The Barrier (1917)

100 min | Adventure

A barrier stands between Lt. Meade Burrell and Necia, the woman he loves. That barrier is the fact that she's a "half-breed"--half Indian and half white, with an Indian mother and John Gale... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Lewis | Stars: Mabel Julienne Scott, Russell Simpson, Howard Hall, Victor Sutherland

Votes: 7

19. Isobel or The Trail's End (1920)

60 min | Adventure

In retaliation for an attack upon his wife Isobel, Scottie Dean, a passenger on a whaling ship, throws Captain Jim Blake overboard and, believing that he is responsible for the captain's ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: House Peters, Jane Novak, Edward Peil Sr., Tom Wilson

Votes: 9

20. Cinderella (1914)

52 min | Fantasy, Drama

Though mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

Director: James Kirkwood | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon, Georgia Wilson

Votes: 921

21. The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)

55 min | Drama

Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne.

Directors: André Calmettes, James Keane | Stars: Robert Gemp, Frederick Warde, Albert Gardner, James Keane

Votes: 217

24. The Danger Signal (1915)


Danny Canavan, the big son of a tough Irish-American blacksmith, is actually not as tough as he looks--he's constantly abused by his wife, his scornful father and his father's employees. ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Arthur Hoops, Ruby Hoffman, John Davidson, Frank Belcher

25. The Three Musketeers (1921)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Mary MacLaren, Nigel De Brulier, Thomas Holding

Votes: 817 | Gross: $3.27M

26. The Sea Beast (1926)

136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the ... See full summary »

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin

Votes: 128 | Gross: $0.80M

28. The Flaming Frontier (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Bob Langdon, a young Pony Express rider, is given an appointment to West Point, but is forced to leave the academy as the result of political intrigue stirred up by enemies of his friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Anne Cornwall, Dustin Farnum, Ward Crane

Votes: 11

29. His First Command (1929)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A playboy is in love with a woman and enters the army thinking it will improve his chances with her.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Boyd, Dorothy Sebastian, Gavin Gordon, Helen Parrish

Votes: 24

32. King of Jazz (1930)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his Jazz orchestra.

Directors: John Murray Anderson, Walter Lantz | Stars: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff

Votes: 970

33. Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 597

34. Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Romance

A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Votes: 8,563 | Gross: $0.21M

35. Dixiana (1930)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 309

36. Madam Satan (1930)

Passed | 116 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth, Roland Young

Votes: 743 | Gross: $0.50M

37. Whoopee! (1930)

TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Votes: 921

38. Pretty Ladies (1925)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

Maggie, a headlining comedienne with the Follies, takes a fall off the stage into the orchestra pit and lands on the drum of musician Al Cassidy. One thing leads to another, they fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Tom Moore, Ann Pennington, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 131

39. Sunnyside Up (1929)

121 min | Comedy, Musical

Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel

Votes: 346

40. The Cuckoos (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

Two phony fortune tellers get mixed up with gypsies.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Jobyna Howland

Votes: 204

41. Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington

Votes: 135 | Gross: $5.54M

42. Beverly of Graustark (1926)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

Beverly of Graustark (1926) is a silent film directed by Sidney Franklin, starring Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno and Creighton Hale. The film's screenplay was written by Agnes Christine ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale, Roy D'Arcy

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.32M

43. Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet, Ford Sterling

Votes: 221

44. Why Worry? (1923)

TV-G | 63 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, John Aasen, Wallace Howe

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $0.45M

45. Follow Thru (1930)

92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs, a handsome golf pro, and his goofy friend, Jack Martin, show up. Lora takes him on as ... See full summary »

Directors: Lloyd Corrigan, Laurence Schwab | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Zelma O'Neal, Jack Haley

Votes: 190

46. Long Pants (1927)

60 min | Comedy