Friday, October 10th, 2008

Here are some more obscure classics on YouTube. Again, there are so many, many more…

Sorry, Wrong Number

Ball of Fire

The Manxman

The Threepenny Opera


Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Diary of a Lost Girl


The Little Foxes

Marie Antoinette

Twentieth Century

State of the Union

Baby Face

Les Vampires

The Hitchhiker

The Red House

Dishonored Lady


Little Lord Fauntleroy


Seven Chances

Pandora’s Box

The Lost World



Tol’able David

The Lodger


Beyond the Rocks

Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Waltzes From Vienna

A Royal Scandal

Hearts In Bondage

Our Town

Speak Easily

The Black Pirate

The Citadel

The Animal Kingdom

The Scarlet Letter (1934)


Becky Sharp

A Matter of Life and Death


Beyond Tomorrow

All Quiet On the Western Front

Mystery of the Wax Museum

Sherlock Jr.

The Racketeer

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

The Greeks Had a Word For Them

Or at least I think it’s Nosferatu. There’s some nomenclature confusion at the moment.

Every Halloween season, there’s this big wonderful celebration downtown called “Fright Night”. Lots of stuff goes on, it’s always very fun. There’s a magic show, a coffin race, a tour of haunted downtown spots, a showing of Rocky Horror Picture show (which I sadly have to miss to go to a friend’s Halloween party), a zombie walk (which I also have to miss because of work).

Every year they show a silent classic in the beautiful old Embassy theater. The Embassy is well known around these parts for its beautiful, pristine antique organ. So every Halloween, they show an silent horror film with organ accompaniment.  It’s always a really great experience. This year, they’re showing Nosferatu.

The historic embassy theater is a really beautiful place. (And yay excitement! My brother’s getting married in the Embassy theater in November.) It was built in the late 1920s as a movie palace and a vaudeville theater. Before it was the Embassy, it was the Emboyd.

So, if you’re around Fort Wayne, IN on Oct. 25, you should head downtown for Fright Night. Admission is $7 for adult and $4 for children. I think they should totally try to recreate the silent film experience and charge what would have been the ticket prices in the 1920s. 😀

As you’ve probably noticed, we changed our layout and design this week. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. With the impending arrival of the new members of the Obscure Classics team, some changes will be made to certain parts of the site. So you may notice a few pages disappear, appear, or just be in total disaray for the next few days. We’ll have it all taken care of and complete soon.