Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Lost Films

This is a list of lost films and partially lost films. The list will be slowly populated as time goes by. Your suggestions are always welcome in the comments section, but I will take my time over this so please be patient.
 
 
1917
 
 
Fragments exist, possibly of a costume test or screen test featuring Theda Bara. A reconstruction, made from still photographs was created and shown in 2017. So far it has never been released publicly.
 
 
1922
 
A Blind Bargain
 
Completely lost when the last remaining print was destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire. The film starred Lon Chaney and Raymond McKee.


1927


Completely lost when the last remaining print was destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire. A reconstruction, made from still photographs was created and released in 2002 by TCM. The film starred Lon Chaney and Marceline Day.


1928

The Divine Woman

Only one reel from the film is known to exist. It runs nine minutes and was discovered in 1993. The complete print was destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire. The film starred Greta Garbo.


1930


The sound version of this John Ford film is lost, but a silent version with an added score exists. The film stars Kenneth MacKenna and Frank Albertson.



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