Lots of you come to this site and search for “silent films online” or such. Search no longer.
- the most comprehensive resource page for all sites offering silent films online is the video page from The Bioscope. It starts with silent films on DVD, but scroll down and you get to the online silent part, with lots and lots of sites.
- of course, a standard VideoGoogle search by date will yield more silent films than you wish. And, yes, there’s no telling what’s copyrighted and what’s not. Here’s what I do: I use Miro, a good and stable application that lets you search, download, and conveniently view the films whenever you have the time.
This screen capture will give you an idea of what I have on the computer so far. There’s probably lots more. And of course the copies are poor quality due to the youtube upload, and there’s no telling how long or how lawful all this is. But still, it’s there and no one’s making any money out of it.
- Thanhouser has made ALL of its currently published films available for downloading or streaming online, AND ALL FOR FREE !
- So go and explore all on your own, young (w0)man !
- I guess I might link here to each specific silent film title i’ve found on youtube or google…I’ll get around to that, you wait (and come back to check)…