Friday, October 10th, 2008


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

Sorry, Wrong Number
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB59meLTt8E

Ball of Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCVWiu5sw9M

The Manxman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p76FtYrsyws

The Threepenny Opera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZDUPUbuSwo

Ecstasy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9bzLlUg2zY

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj7-fEt3rOo

Diary of a Lost Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9IATrimbHo

Dodsworth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j433EsVqT8

The Little Foxes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHKtNP-LDRw

Marie Antoinette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1vF8lR9Lpw

Twentieth Century
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8_Jr4LEEOQ

State of the Union
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R22CSgniCK8

Baby Face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdTNglDZHYY

Les Vampires
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvxDTheK5Do

The Hitchhiker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0HpmLWQY

The Red House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaHJTSA5yYE

Dishonored Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RGVH2aUSAg

Detour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftq3t_l-Kjc

Little Lord Fauntleroy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os15_vtAfRw

Daddy-Long-Legs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sdejjp4azU

Seven Chances
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ad1k4jRDyA

Pandora’s Box
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItTz3UQSZk

The Lost World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7uQxmqGFIo

It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvDLQORAlpA

Destiny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkZAtUlKaYo

Tol’able David
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r48eTNlI_bc

The Lodger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAwazCW7fzk

Faust
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4HMJMLjul8

Beyond the Rocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf8r_lZ18VY

Waterloo Bridge (1940)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtzxbD_Ha4

Waltzes From Vienna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjHB0Hcq4Eo

A Royal Scandal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bCRxxaehAs

Hearts In Bondage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BP2NuMN78E

Our Town
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHW7bkJK7w8

Speak Easily
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAyauP8MCYE

The Black Pirate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJWR2f25j0M

The Citadel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moOQJvjBw2I

The Animal Kingdom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxsvxttFd6U

The Scarlet Letter (1934)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d1Wv38n9pU

Scrooge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgPYK88iksc

Becky Sharp
http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/JrGdyvCOH4Q/default.jpg

A Matter of Life and Death
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsXRxDQptvs

Topper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfuQi9F6z-A

Beyond Tomorrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJP-ZQf6ZJc

All Quiet On the Western Front
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEHFIyaBWvs

Mystery of the Wax Museum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOPKL_WR1QA

Sherlock Jr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsqamBWgWZI

The Racketeer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WexNZc723g4

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK9MsUnNfjc

The Greeks Had a Word For Them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbfbh0j_4co

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.