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Old 01-21-23, 03:40 PM
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Oldest movie in your collection, when sorted according to the movie's original theatrical release date?

What is the oldest movie in your collection, on any format, when sorted according to the movie's original theatrical release date?
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1938.
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I think I bought Wings (1927) years ago on Amazon. After that it's definitely M (1931).
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Probably Mr.Smith Goes to Washington (1939).
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Filibus (1915)



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Metropolis (1927)
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I have most of the collections of short films from the early days. If we count those it’d be something in the 1880s I guess. For full length films, let me check my DVDSpot database……
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Dr. Mabuse the Gambler - 1922
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I donít have a database to keep track so Iím just guessing based on what I know is in my collection. I think itís one of the classic Disney animated films. Probably Dumbo (1941). I donít really have interest in a lot of films pre-1960s-ish.

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I stopped tracking my collection a long time ago but off the top of my head itís Stagecoach (1939).
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Nosferatu?
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Probably also Nosferatu. I had to dump my collection data into Google sheets and it doesnít have all the year info.
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I believe I still own it, but I had a disc with A Trip to the Moon (1902) on it.
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1938.
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Metropolis (1927)
For movies, I have both of these. For shorts I own several of the old Disney Treasures collections from the 20s and 30s.
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema 1896-1913 Set
- The first film is Card Party

Beyond that... many sets with early Chaplin, Keaton, Lang, Ford films.
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According to DVDProfiler, it's A Trip to the Moon (1902).
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Re: Oldest movie in your collection, when sorted according to the movie's original theatrical release dat

I don't have a database anymore. My best guess is Cabinet of Dr Caligari from 1920.

I have some older one-reelers from Winsor McCay, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, but they're on compilation disks.
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Re: Oldest movie in your collection, when sorted according to the movie's original theatrical release dat

I've got a VHS tape called The Origins of Cinema, Vol. 1 that contains twenty-two films from the Edison company, made during the years 1898-1905.

On DVD, I've got The Avenging Conscience, a D. W. Griffith film made in 1914.

On Blu-ray, the oldest film I have is The Birth of a Nation, another Griffith film.
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Frankenstein (1931)
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Dracula (1931)
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Oh yeah, I have both of those in a Universal Monsters box set. Theyíre earlier than Robin Hood.
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Re: Oldest movie in your collection, when sorted according to the movie's original theatrical release dat

A Trip to the Moon (1902)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)
The Kid (1921)
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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