feature film (82)
Béla Balogh, 1920. Moving film about siblings from the master of children’s stories, Béla Balogh.
Béla Gaál, 1921. Vörösbegy (Robin), the ginger-haired, one-eyed adventurer is one of the most original fraudsters in Hungarian film history.
I Never Stole In My Life
Béla Balogh, 1939. Light farce revolving around a supposed jewellery heist.
Emil Martonffy, 1939. This music comedy involving much switching of outfits preceded Some Like It Hot by 20 years.
Jenő Janovics, Sándor Korda, 1917. The silent movie version of the evergreen comedy, which had the audience laughing as much as with the later ‘talkie’.
Sándor Korda, Miklós M. Pásztory , 1915. The daughter of a ‘wonder rabbi’ and a Russian prince meet in the shadow of the First World War.
Mattie The Goose-Boy
Alfréd Deésy, 1922. The first film version of the story of the smart goose boy.
New York, Express Cable
Márton Garas, 1921. American-style cloak and dagger film featuring thieves, diplomats and reporters.
Béla Gaál, 1932. A poor young couple meet an American millionaire of Hungarian ancestry.
Soldiers of the Emperor
Béla Balogh, 1918. Stirring military drama from the days of the Aster Revolution.
Stars of Eger
Pál Fejős, 1923. The first film adaptation of one of the most popular novels of Hungarian literature.
The Black Rainbow
Mihály Kertész, 1916. Heart-rending drama about a blind mother that is presumed to include a closeup.
The Borrowed Babies
Mihály Kertész, 1915. Mihály Kertész’s smash comedy proved to be a box office hit abroad as well as at home.
The Bostonwille Adventure
Emil Fenyő, 1920. A complex thriller with hair-raising pursuits and hilarious misunderstandings.
Mihály Kertész, 1916. The film version of the novel by Baron József Eötvös is about flaming passions of a revolutionary era.
Mihály Kertész, 1917. The story of a young doctor that was directed by Mihály Kertész twice.
The Cut-offs Hand
Károly Lajthay, 1921. The case of a London detective and the dismembered hand of a woman.
The Dolova Nabob's Daughter
Jenő Janovics, 1916. Fine acting by Lili Berky in this adaptation of a popular stage work.
The Favourite of Fortune
Márton Garas, 1917. Social satire that generated record revenue from its distribution abroad.
The Fools of the Love
Carl Wilhelm, 1918. Grandiose Jókai film about a woman who only toyed with men.
The Gypsy Girl
Cornelius Hintner, 1919. The tragic tale of a Gypsy girl starring Carmen Cartellieri.
The Gyurkovics's daughters
Mihály Fekete, 1917. Lively love comedy with four sisters and their suitors.
The Hell in Danger
Béla Balogh , 1921. Bizarre satire in which the devil Beelzebub works to regain his lost horns.
The Land of Whips
Mihály Fekete, 1919. Drama on a Russian theme from the golden age of filmmaking in Cluj-Napoca.
The Magic Child
Zoltán Korda, 1924. Tibor Lubinszky, a gifted child star of the age, plays the lead role.
László Márkus, 1920. Bubbly comedy about a hatmaker who escapes her aristocratic suitor in order to pursue her passion.
The Millionaire's Daughter
Jenő Janovics, 1913. The film examines an important social issue, emigration.
The Red Samson
Mihály Kertész, 1917. Family story spanning continents about brotherly love and forgiveness.
Cornelius Hintner, 1920. Carmen Cartellieri is lead actress in this drama set in the countryside.
The Sacrament of the Confession
Jenő Janovics, 1916. Jenő Janovics, father of silent film production in Cluj-Napoca, not only directs but acts in this work.
Mihály Kertész, 1918. Two-part adventure drama by Mihály Kertész that captivated contemporary audiences.
The Seven Hundred Years Old Love
Márton Garas, 1921. Gripping thriller in which a knight dead for 700 years is brought back to life.
The Shabby Dressed
Béla Gaál, 1925. Gizi Bajor in a dual role in this comedy about bohemian travelling comedians.
The Silver Goat
Mihály Kertész, 1916. The film by Mihály Kertész, who went on to become world famous as Michael Curtiz, stars Mihály Várkonyi, who went on to become world famous as Victor Varconi.
The Stork Caliph
Sándor Korda, 1917. The film version of the Mihály Babits novel was written by Frigyes Karinthy.
The Two-faced Woman
Géza Bolváry, 1920. Playing a twin role, Ilona Mattyasovszky is both the well-to-do lady and the depraved underworld girl (‘apache’).
Kertész Mihály, 1916. Using early film tricks, actor Mihály Várkonyi appears as three characters at once.
Márton Keleti, 1937. The world of country houses and much great music in a Romeo and Juliet story set in rural Bihar county.