Best Movies of 1922



Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.
Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox, Edward F. Cline, Steve Murphy
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1922-03-15

Pay Day

A bricklayer and his wife clash over his end-of-the-week partying.
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1922-04-02

The Electric House

Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home.
Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton, Myra Keaton
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1922-10-01

The Frozen North

This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.
Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Sybil Seely, Bonnie Hill, Freeman Wood
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1922-08-28

Monte Cristo

A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of...
Starring: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim, William V. Mong, Virginia Brown Faire
Directed by: Emmett J. Flynn
Release date: 1922-09-03

The Prisoner of Zenda

A kingdom's ascending heir, marked for assassination, switches identities with a lookalike, who takes his place at the coronation. When the real king is kidnapped, his followers try to find him, while the stand-in falls in love with the king's intended bride, the beautiful Princess Flavia.
Starring: Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes, Ramon Novarro
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Release date: 1922-09-11

The Ropin' Fool

"Ropes" Reilly shows off his impressive roping skills, then runs afoul of the local townsfolk.
Starring: Will Rogers, Irene Rich, John Ince, Guinn Williams, Russ Powell
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1922-10-29

Tess of the Storm Country

Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on young Tess, and one of them, Ben Letts, frames Tess's father for murder. While maintaining her father's innocence, Tess must keep her love for Graves' son a secret, while caring for Elias' daughter's illegitamate child.
Starring: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope, David Torrence, Forrest Robinson
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1922-11-12

The Toll of the Sea

An American sailor marries then deserts the Chinese beauty who had saved his life.
Starring: Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley, Priscilla Moran, Etta Lee
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1922-11-26

Danse macabre

The Black Death is ravaging Spain. As Camille Saint-Saëns's "Danse Macabre" plays on the soundtrack, a mix of animation and acted scenes tells the story of Youth and Love meeting one night. They dance, embrace, and kiss. As the night wears on, exuberant Death, a skeletal figure with a violin, pursues the couple. They try to elude him. Eventually, Love swoons. Youth is powerless to protect her. Is she doomed?
Starring: Adolph Bolm, Ruth Page, Olin Howland
Directed by: Dudley Murphy
Release date: 1922-03-08

The Bride's Play

Marion Davies stars as a sweet-natured young Irish woman courted by a romantic poet and a local country gentleman. Which man will she choose?
Starring: Marion Davies, John B. O'Brien, Frank Shannon, Wyndham Standing, Carl Miller
Directed by: George Terwilliger
Release date: 1922-01-22

Oliver Twist

Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in by a gang of thieves who befriend him for their own purposes. All the while, there are secrets from Oliver's family history waiting to come to light. Written by Snow Leopard
Starring: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring, Lewis Sargent, Joan Standing
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1922-10-30

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Dziga Vertov-directed Soviet newsreel covering: Trial of the Socialist Revolutionaries / Demonstrators carrying banners
Directed by: Dziga Vertov
Release date: 1922-06-22

Fire Fighters

The gang forms a fire department; they end up thwarting a bootlegger, but not before their pet animals get drunk on his moonshine.
Starring: Peggy Cartwright, Jackie Condon, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Elmo Billings, Richard Billings
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara
Release date: 1922-10-08

Puss in Boots

A boy falls for a princess, his cat for hers. But her father does not like the idea of a commoner marrying a noblewoman and kicks him out. After seeing a Rudolpho Valensino movie at the local theater his cat has the idea that he could try impressing the king as bullfighter, to win his daughters hand. Bullfighting is relatively easy, when you can hypnotize the bull, but why does his cat need new boots ?
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1922-11-03

The Seventh Day

A group of New York society folk on a yachting excursion are forced to put into a New England fishing village for repairs. The engaged couple Reggie and Patricia are taken with the quaint town and its quainter ways, but also with two locals, Betty Alden and her brother John. Patricia begins to fall for John while her fiancé takes a seemingly unworthy liking to Betty. The new infatuations lead to disharmony.
Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Frank Losee, Leslie Stowe, Tammany Young, George Stewart
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1922-02-06

East Is West

She'd wink till hearts went on the blink. And staid professors couldn't think. And everywhere they'd stop to stare. And say "Some Chink!" when Ming Toy winked.
Starring: Constance Talmadge, Edmund Burns, E. Alyn Warren, Warner Oland, Frank Lanning
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1922-10-15

The Ghost Breaker

A young man and his manservant, escaping from a backwoods family feud, are persuaded by a beautiful young heiress to help her rid her newly-gained Spanish castle of ghosts.
Starring: Wallace Reid, Lila Lee, Walter Hiers, Arthur Edmund Carewe, J. Farrell MacDonald
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1922-09-10

Jack and the Beanstalk

A Disney Laugh-O-Grams short.
Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1922-09-04

A Doll's House

Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed ...
Starring: Alan Hale, Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Elinor Oliver, Wedgwood Nowell
Directed by: Charles Bryant
Release date: 1922-02-12

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