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Babylas' Marriage

Animated Film
France
1921
15 minutes
subtitles: 
French Captions

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Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
The film is a delightful tale of a spoiled wedding between child’s toys which shows Starewicz’s typical style of making amusing films appropriate for children without much sentimentality. As in many of his other films, his daughter Nina plays the role of the child.

In the Spiders Grip

Animated Film
France
1920
13 minutes
subtitles: 
French Captions

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Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
A chilling tale of insect delinquency. She, an irresponsible scatterbrain young fly, ignores the warnings of her stuffy fiance, a capricorn beetle, against going to the big city, where her downfall is brought about by the villain of the piece, a seducer in spider form.

The Little Parade

Animated Film
France
1924
20 minutes
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French Captions

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Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
The film is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale „The Steadfast Tin Soldier“, the Story of a little tin soldier who falls in love with a toy ballerina. A masterpiece of the silent film era with magnificent animated scenes.

The Little Street Singer

Animated Film
France
1924
10 minutes
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French Captions

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Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
A poor mother and daughter lose their home because they can’t pay back what they owe to a usurer. The mother is forced to sew day and night while the daughter goes begging with a barrel organ and her little monkey, Jacky. But Jacky is clever and the usurer is no match for such an opponent.

The Magic Clock, or the Girl who Wanted to Be a Princess

Animated Film
France
1928
30 minutes
subtitles: 
French Captions

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Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Nina, the clockmaker's little daughter (and daughter of Starewicz) starts daydreaming in front of a great clock with three moving automatons. She changes from being a street singer to a ballerina in love with a tin soldier, then a princess in search of a handsome knight. From burglaries to castle attacks and mermaids to dragons, the adventures never stop ... just like the hands of a clock.

The Voice of the Nightingale

Animated Film
France
1925
13 minutes

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Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
Władyslaw Starewicz
It is a fairy tale about a girl who releases a nightingale out of its cage. In return the bird gives the girl a beautiful voice. The animation was awarded the Hugo Riesenfeld Medal for being the "most novel short subject motion picture in the USA during the year 1925".