Movie trailers available on Digital History for 1920s era

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Digital History ID 1655
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
Length of this clip: 1:08.
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Broadway Melody of 1929 (1929)
Digital History ID 2216
Two sisters try to make it on the Broadway stage. Taglines: "100% All Talking! 100% All Singing! 100% All Dancing!" and "The pulsating drama of Broadway's bared heart speaks and sings with a voice to stir your soul!"
Length of this clip: 0:24.
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Capone (1975)
Digital History ID 1886
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Length of this clip: 2:16.
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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Digital History ID 1891
The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Length of this clip: 3:15.
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Cocoanuts (1929)
Digital History ID 2223
During the Florida land boom, the Marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, and thwart a jewel robbery.
Length of this clip: 0:34.
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Cotton Club (1984)
Digital History ID 1900
The people who visit the famous night club in Harlem and those who ran it.
Length of this clip: 0:32.
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Eight Men Out (1988)
Digital History ID 1827
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Length of this clip: 2:12.
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Elmer Gantry (1960)
Digital History ID 1689
Elmer Gantry, salesman, teams up with Sister Sharon Falconer, evangelist, to sell religion to America in the 1920's.
Length of this clip: 0:24.
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Great Gatsby (1974)
Digital History ID 1950
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby, and becomes witness to Gatsby's obsession and tragedy.
Length of this clip: 0:33.
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Informer (1935)
Digital History ID 2252
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on a friend.
Length of this clip: 0:59.
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Inherit the Wind (1960)
Digital History ID 1726
Based on a real-life Scopes Trial of 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Length of this clip: 4:06.
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It (1927)
Digital History ID 2254
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.
Length of this clip: 1:14.
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Jolson Story (1946)
Digital History ID 2139
The life story of singer Al Jolson, the son of a Jewish cantor.
Length of this clip: 2:16.
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Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Digital History ID 1970
Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's.
Length of this clip: 1:31.
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Knute Rockne (1940)
Digital History ID 2258
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
Length of this clip: 1:52.
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Knute Rockne: All American (1940)
Digital History ID 1629
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
Length of this clip: 2:04.
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Man With a Thousand Faces (1957)
Digital History ID 1752
Biography of actor Lon Chaney, Sr.
Length of this clip: 2:05.
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Matewan (1987)
Digital History ID 2000
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated by the mining company.
Length of this clip: 1:43.
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Mummy (1932)
Digital History ID 2277
In 1921 an expedition discovers the mummy of Im-Ho_Tep, who was buried alive for sacrilege.
Length of this clip: 0:58.
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Sadie Thompson (1928)
Digital History ID 2293
Based on a Somerset Maugham story, a missionary tries to deport a "fallen" woman from a south Pacific island.
Length of this clip: 1:26.
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Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Digital History ID 1791
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Length of this clip: 1:41.
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Stormy Weather (1943)
Digital History ID 2192
This all black-musical focuses on the intersecting careers of a dancer and a singer, who met after World War I.
Length of this clip: 1:06.
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