1910 (38)

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.

IMDB Rating: 6.5

 

At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her. She is invited to spend the summer with him and his parents at the vicarage in Gjerslev. Outside the vicarage a circus troupe passes by, and Magda is saluted by the performer Rudolph Stern. In the night Rudolph climbs a ladder to Magda's bedroom. She tries to flee his advances, but after a hot kiss she surrenders, and runs away with him. Magda is hired as a dancer with Rudolph at the Empire Varieté. When Rudolph fondles a ballet dancer Magda gets furious, and starts a fight in front of the audience. Magda and Rudolph are fired. To earn some money Rudolph forces Magda to play the piano in a band at a garden restaurant. Knud turns up and recognizes her. Incognito he asks her for a private meeting. Magda thinks she is asked to sell her body and refuses, but Rudolph forces her to go. When Rudloph after a while interrupts and finds Magda with Knud, he gets furious and starts to beat her. During the turmoil she grabs a knife and stabs Rudolph in his chest. In her despair she clings to his dead body, and has to be taken away by force.

IMDB Rating: 6.6

 

Chased off by the antics of Hank the Mule, Dorothy ends up in her cornfield, where she realizes her family's Scarecrow is alive. She helps him down and he takes a tumble on the turnstyle. A cyclone soon arrives and leaves Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto and Hank spinning around on a haystack, with Imogene the Cow flying soon after. Soon after their arrival, the Wizard of Oz issues a public decree that he is a humbug, to make sure no one ever finds out. Glinda pops up out of the background and transforms Toto into a man in a bulldog suit to serve as a better protector for Dorothy. Then they encounter the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Eureka. Nevertheless, she is captured by Momba, the Wicked Witch of the West (suggesting Baum thought the other witches were Mombe, Mombo, and Mombu, in keeping with the council in _Queen Zixi of Ix_) and her flying lizards and soldiers. Dorothy defeats Momba, and they arrive at the Emerald City just in time for the Wizard's going away party.

IMDB Rating: 5.7

 

In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband, although saved from drowning, loses his memory. A child is on the way, and soon a daughter is born to his wife. We watch the passage of time, as his daughter matures and his wife ages. The daughter becomes a lovely young woman, herself ready for marriage. One day on the beach, the familiarity of the sea and the surroundings triggers a return of her father's memory, and we are reminded that although people age and change, the sea and the ways of the fisherfolk remain eternal.

IMDB Rating: 6.4

 

Jekyll is a rich young man, fond of the study of occult science. In the course of his studies in his laboratory, he discovers a medicine that has the power of completely changing both the mental, moral and physical makeup of a man. He experiments with this medicine and discovers that he at once becomes another personality, Hyde. In his new form he is hideous physically and debased morally. He also discovers an antidote to the medicine that brings about these changes. While in the Hyde form he commits all manner of horrible outrages so that the whole city of London rings with the news thereof. Dr. Jekyll, while in his natural form, that of a cultured, charming young man, is horror-stricken by the brutalities which he commits in the other form. Ere long the medicine at last begins to have an extraordinary effect, the changes taking place without the volition of Jekyll. In order to protect himself from being seen by any one in his beastly form, he locks himself in his room, when he feels the change about to take place, and with the aid of an old servant sends for the antidote to bring him back to his original form. He is engaged to a charming young lady, Maud, who is terribly grieved at his extraordinary conduct in the way of disappearance. Whilst in the form of Jekyll, he goes to his solicitor and makes arrangements that Hyde shall be his heir, so soon as the transformation again takes place he presents himself in his Hyde form to his solicitor. He is guilty of terrible outrages, becomes a fugitive from justice after which he is caught and attempts to make peace by the giving of a large check. Unfortunately the signature is not that of Hyde but of Jekyll. Whilst in his Jekyll form his fiancée and friends are horrified by seeing him change before their eyes into the murderer Hyde. The last scene shows Dr. Jekyll struggling with a nightmare in his chair and awakening in the presence of Maud, thank God it was all a dream.

IMDB Rating: 3.9