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  • Scar of Shame

    Lucia Lynn Moses and Harry Henderson star in this silent melodrama about class divisions within black society, produced by the Colored Players Film Corporation in 1927. more...
  • Scraps in Black and White
  • Scraps in Black and White

    Before U.S. copyright law was updated to include motion pictures in 1912, films had to be registered as giant collections of photographic prints, which turned out to be a blessing over the years as film stocks disintegrated but paper prints in the Library of Congress survived. more...
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    The Sheik

    Rudolph Valentino found his definitive screen image in this 1921 rape romance, as a dashing desert vagabond who captures a tempestuous English girl. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes

    Shot at Chicago's Essanay Studio, this 1916 adventure featuring Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth (William Gilette, who played the role onstage for years) was considered lost until a print was discovered in France in 2014. more...
  • Sherlock Holmes

    John Barrymore stars as the great detective, holding down a complicated and rather arthritic screen adaptation (1922) of the long-running play by William Gillette. more...
  • Shifting Sands

    Gloria Swanson stars as a women) is blackmailed by a German seeking to co-opt her into helping the Central Powers during World War I. Albert Parker directed this 1918 silent drama. more...
  • The Shock

    A crippled man (Lon Chaney) helps the queen of San Francisco's underworld (Virginia Valli) blackmail a banker in this silent 1923 melodrama, directed by Lambert Hillyer. more...
  • Show People (NR)

    A silent King Vidor comedy (1928) about a naive young actress (Marion Davies) who makes it in Hollywood. more...
  • Sparrows
  • Sparrows

    An extravagant 1926 fairy-tale gothic about an evil farmer who keeps a group of orphans imprisoned, malnourished, and virtually enslaved. more...