WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN?
1916, 64 min, USA, Dir: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber

A box office hit, this provocative look at birth control helped put Lois Weber on the map. Tyrone Power Sr. (father of the 1940s matinee idol) stars as a district attorney whose prosecution of a doctor reveals a busy abortion practice. Named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1993. With music by Maud Nelissen. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


TARZAN OF THE APES
1918, Reel Media International, 73 min, USA, Dir: Scott Sidney

A faithful adaptation of the original novel: The filming was supervised by author Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, with the swamps of Louisiana standing in for the African jungle. Starring the man who first brought Tarzan to life on screen, Elmo Lincoln!


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