List of incomplete or partially lost films

The following is a list of notable films that are incomplete or partially lost. Films that were never completed in the first place do not qualify, nor do cuts made from films prior to release. For films for which no footage (including trailers) is known to have survived, see List of lost films.

1917 theatrical film poster showing Theda Bara in her best known role, in Cleopatra, which is considered a partially lost film
Bara in a dance scene in Cleopatra, from a surviving film still

Silent films


Year Film Director Cast Notes Ref
1894 Leonard-Cushing Fight W. K. L. Dickson Mike Leonard, Jack Cushing A short piece of fragment remains of a round.
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph W. K. L. Dickson, William Heise James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney An exhibition fight filmed in the Edison Black Mariah studio in 1894. Originally 6 one minute rounds were filmed and shown on individual Kinetoscopes. Only one round survives.
1896 Le Coucher de la Mariée Léar (Albert Kirchner) One of the first erotic films (or "stag party films") made. Only two minutes of the film have survived.
1897 The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight Enoch J. Rector James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons A fight film shot outdoors in a widescreen process. Originally over 70 minutes, a 20 minute fragment survives.
1899 The Jeffries-Sharkey Contest William A. Brady, Tom O'Rourke Jim Jeffries, Tom Sharkey American Mutoscope and Biograph film of 25-round heavyweight championship bout, 135 minutes in length. First film shot in artificial light, which was so hot that it singed the boxers' hair. A few minutes of degraded footage exists of this fight. [1]


Year Film Director Cast Notes Ref
1903 Alice in Wonderland Cecil Hepworth, Percy Stow May Clark The first film adaption of Lewis Carroll's book originally ran about 12 minutes, according to the British Film Institute. The Institute's restoration is 9 minutes and 35 seconds long. [2]
1905 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes J. Stuart Blackton H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry First dramatic Sherlock Holmes adaptation on film and second overall Holmes film, the first one being the 30-second film Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900). All that exists are short strips of scenes deposited for copyright purposes in the Library of Congress. [3]
1906 The Story of the Kelly Gang Charles Tait Frank Mills Only 17 minutes of this 70-minute feature survive; it is often considered to be the world's first feature-length motion picture. [4]


Year Film Director Cast Notes Ref
1910 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Otis Turner? Bebe Daniels The ending credits are missing, leaving the cast and crew as a mystery.
1911 At a Quarter of Two Thomas H. Ince? Mary Pickford, King Baggot Fragments in the Library of Congress have been identified as being from this film. [5][6]
Their First Misunderstanding Thomas H. Ince, George Loane Tucker Mary Pickford, Owen Moore A one-reel short. The majority of the film was recovered in 2006, but the first minute or so remains missing. [7][8]
A Victim of the Mormons August Blom Valdemar Psilander, Clara Pontoppidan Danish film that initiated a decade of anti-Mormon propaganda films in America. Only about half of the 60-minute feature has been found, a copy of which is preserved at the LDS archive in Salt Lake City. [9]
1912 With Our King and Queen Through India British documentary depicting celebrations in India for the coronation of George V. Originally released in color, but now only available in black and white. The surviving print is about two hours long, but the original cut may have been as long as six hours.
1913 The Adventures of Kathlyn Francis J. Grandon Kathlyn Williams La Cineteca del Friuli film archive has the first of thirteen episodes of the second American serial ever made. The EYE Film Institute Netherlands also has print fragments. [10]
The Inside of the White Slave Traffic Frank Beal Edwin Carewe, Jean Thomas Two reels of this four-reel drama have survived. [11]
Poor Jake's Demise Allen Curtis Max Asher, Lon Chaney A fragment of the film was discovered in England in May 2006 and is in the possession of Lobster Films. [12]
Raja Harishchandra D. G. Phalke D. D. Dabke, P.G. Sane The first Indian feature film. The National Film Archive of India has two reels containing the first and last of four parts of the work. [13]
Who Will Marry Mary? Mary Fuller, Ben F. Wilson Incomplete prints of episodes 1 and 5 (of 6) survive, in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland archive and at Keene Stage College respectively. [14]
1914 The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies Walter Edwin Mary Fuller, Yale Boss Chapter 5 of this twelve-part serial was discovered in 2009 in the New Zealand Film Archive. The BFI National Archive has chapter 10. [15][16]
The Battle of the Sexes D. W. Griffith Lillian Gish, Donald Crisp Griffith's second feature, and his first released for Reliance-Majestic. Only a two-minute fragment survives. [17]
A Good Little Devil Edwin S. Porter Mary Pickford One of five reels survives in the National Film and Television Archive. [18][19]
The Girl Stage Driver Webster Cullison Norbert A. Myles, Edna Payne, Will E. Sheerer An incomplete 35mm positive print was discovered in 2009 in the New Zealand Film Archive. [20][21]
The Hazards of Helen J. P. McGowan, James Davis Helen Holmes This is believed to be the longest serial ever made, 23.8 hours long with 119 12-minute episodes. Surviving episodes are scattered among various film archives, including the Library of Congress, the National Film and Television Archive and the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House. [22]
1914 The Indian Wars Refought William F. Cody Cody stars as himself in this early movie version of the Indian Wars; also stars Nelson Appleton Miles and Black Elk; released 1917. One minute and 58 seconds of footage is held by the McCracken Research Library or the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and can be viewed online (see reference). [23]
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery Francis Ford Grace Cunard, Francis Ford Four of fifteen episodes survive. [24]
The Master Key Robert Z. Leonard Robert Z. Leonard, Ella Hall, Harry Carter Episode 5 of fifteen resides in the Library of Congress. [25]
My Official Wife James Young Clara Kimball Young The story concerns Helen Marie, a woman on the run from the St. Petersburg police, who plots to assassinate the Tsar. Only about 45 seconds of this film exists. These fragments contain an extra mistakenly said to be Leon Trotsky. In fact, Trotsky was not yet in the United States when this was filmed. [26]
Neptune's Daughter Herbert Brenon Annette Kellerman The Gosfilmofond film archive possesses one reel, which Australia's National Film and Sound Archive copied. [27]
The Perils of Pauline George B. Seitz Pearl White Of the original twenty-chapter serial running 410 minutes, only a 90-minute version, released in Europe in 1916, is known to exist. [28]
1915 The Battle Cry of Peace J. Stuart Blackton Charles Richman, L. Rogers Lytton, Mary Maurice Pro-armaments epic and the most expensive production undertaken by Vitagraph. One reel reported in Europe; fragments of battle scenes, culled from stock shot libraries, reside at George Eastman House. [29][30]
The Carpet from Bagdad Colin Campbell Kathlyn Williams, Wheeler Oakman, Guy Oliver One reel of five was salvaged from the wreck of the RMS Lusitania with a few feet of recoverable images. [31]
The Millionaire Paupers Joe De Grasse Lon Chaney, Sr. Only a fragment of the film survives. [32]
The Golem Paul Wagner Paul Wagner Only around 4 minutes of this 60 minute film survives, a complete print is rumored to have been found but remains unconfirmed.
1916 La falena Carmine Gallone Lyda Borelli The Cineteca Italiana film archive possesses a fragmentary print. [33]
The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon Lorraine Huling A few frames survive of this sequel to The Birth of a Nation (1915). [34]
Intolerance D. W. Griffith Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Constance Talmadge Still frames from several scenes have survived and were incorporated into the print compiled by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. These scenes were probably part of the original cut of the film, but eliminated by Griffith in subsequent reissues. [35]
The Iron Claw George B. Seitz, Edward José Pearl White, Creighton Hale The UCLA Film and Television Archive possesses episode 7 of this twenty-part serial. [36]
Kiss of Death Victor Sjöström Victor Sjöström The Cinémathèque Française film archive has approximately 30 minutes of the film. [37]
The Last Egyptian J. Farrell MacDonald J. Farrell MacDonald, Howard Davies, J. Charles Haydon, Vivian Reed Three of the film's five reels are housed in the Museum of Modern Art. [38]
The Moment Before Robert G. Vignola Pauline Frederick A nearly complete print, lacking only the opening scene, is in the possession of the Cineteca Nazionale film archive in Rome. [39][40]
The Place Beyond the Winds Joe De Grasse Lon Chaney, Sr. Four of the five reels are in the film archive of the Library of Congress. [41]
Ramona Donald Crisp Adda Gleason, Mabel Van Buren The Library of Congress has reel 5. [42]
Snow White J. Searle Dawley Marguerite Clark, Creighton Hale It was considered a lost film, thought to have been destroyed in a vault fire. A "substantially complete" print with Dutch intertitles, missing a few scenes, was found in Amsterdam in 1992 and restored at George Eastman House. [43]
The Wings Mauritz Stiller Egil Eide, Lars Hanson A copy of the central section surfaced in 1987 and was shown by the Swedish Film Institute. [44]
The Woman in the Case Hugh Ford Pauline Frederick The first four of five reels survive in the Nederlands Filmarchives. [45]
1917 Cleopatra J. Gordon Edwards Theda Bara Approximately 40 seconds exist at George Eastman House. [46]
The Devil-Stone Cecil B. DeMille Geraldine Farrar Two reels of this six-reel feature film, originally with Handschiegl Color Process sequences, are in the AFI Collection of the Library of Congress. [47][48]
The Gulf Between Wray Physioc Grace Darmond, Niles Welch Of the first Technicolor film, "very short fragments survive at the Margaret Herrick Library, George Eastman House and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Photography Dept." [49][50]
The Moth Edward José Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Hassard Short The Library of Congress has reels 1–4 of six. [51]
Nuts in May Robin Williamson Stan Laurel Only 60 seconds of footage remain of Laurel's first film.[citation needed] Part of the short lives on in scenes inserted into the 1922 extant short Mixed Nuts. [52]
Poppy Edward José Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Frederick Perry A two-reel condensation of the second half of the films survives in the Library of Congress. [51]
The Red Ace Jacques Jaccard Marie Walcamp Originally a sixteen-episode serial, only episode 7 survives in the film archive of the Library of Congress. [53]
The Secret Man John Ford Harry Carey Two of the five reels are in the Library of Congress film archive. [54]
The Seven Pearls Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie Mollie King, Creighton Hale Fragmentary prints of this serial are held by the Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City collection). [55]
The Sin Woman Irene Fenwick A trailer survives in the National Film and Sound Archive and the Academy Film Archive. [56]
Triumph Joe De Grasse Lon Chaney, Sr. Three of the five reels survive. [57]
1918 The Cook Roscoe Arbuckle Roscoe Arbuckle, Buster Keaton Two prints were found of this previously lost comedy short, one in 1998 and one in 2002, and were combined to create a restored version. However, some scenes are still missing. [58]
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain Willis O'Brien Herbert M. Dawley, Willis O'Brien Only 19 minutes survive.
The Ghosts of Yesterday Charles Miller Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Stuart Holmes Reels 1–4 of 6 and a fragment of the last reel are in the possession of the Library of Congress. [51]
Hands Up! Louis J. Gasnier, James W. Horne Ruth Roland, George Larkin Only a "promotional short film" of this fifteen-part serial remains, in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. [59]
He Comes Up Smiling Allan Dwan Douglas Fairbanks [60]
The House of Hate George B. Seitz Pearl White, Antonio Moreno An incomplete print of this twenty-part serial is in the Gosfilmofond film archive with Russian and/or Ukrainian subtitles. [61]
Oorlog en vrede Maurits Binger Only a single fragment of this Dutch World War I film survives. [62]
Riddle Gawne William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer Lon Chaney, Sr. One of the five reels is in the film archive of the Library of Congress. [63]
The Scarlet Drop John Ford Harry Carey The Getty Images Archive possesses just over 30 minutes of footage. [64]
1919 Ravished Armenia Oscar Apfel Aurora Mardiganian A 24-minute segment was restored and edited from a surviving reel in Soviet Armenia. It was released in 2009 by the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California. Also known as Auction of Souls. [65]
Bound and Gagged George B. Seitz Marguerite Courtot, George B. Seitz Four of the ten episodes of this spoof serial survive in the Library of Congress film archive. [66]
A Gun Fightin' Gentleman John Ford Harry Carey, John Ford Only three reels of originally five or six are believed to have survived. [67]
J'accuse Abel Gance Séverin-Mars The original film was in four episodes with a film length of 5,250 metres (17,220 ft). The most complete reconstruction is 3,525 metres (11,565 ft) long.
Just Squaw George E. Middleton Beatriz Michelena The Library of Congress has four of five reels. [68]
Der Knabe in blau (The Boy in Blue) F. W. Murnau Blandine Ebinger Murnau's debut film. The Deutsche Kinemathek film archive possesses 35 small fragments ranging from two to eleven frames in length. [69]
The Masked Rider Aubrey M. Kennedy Boris Karloff, Ruth Stonehouse The serial was considered to be lost in its entirety. However, most episodes have been found, although many are incomplete. The Masked Rider is considered to be the first film serial about a masked cowboy. [70]
The Miracle Man George Loane Tucker Thomas Meighan, Lon Chaney, Sr. About three minutes survive, including two clips in compilation films released by Paramount: The House That Shadows Built (1931) and Movie Memories (1935). [71]
The New Moon Chester Withey Norma Talmadge Reel 6 of 6 is missing from the Library of Congress [72]
The Tiger's Trail Robert Ellis, Louis J. Gasnier, Paul Hurst Ruth Roland, George Larkin A "fragmentary print" of the fifteen-episode serial exists. [73]
The Toilers Tom Watts Manora Thew, George Dewhurst, Gwynne Herbert, Ronald Colman, Eric Barker Two of five reels survive. [74]


Year Film Director Cast Notes Ref
1920 Daredevil Jack W. S. Van Dyke Jack Dempsey, Josie Sedgwick Episodes 1–4 and one unidentified one of the fifteen episodes of this adventure serial are in the UCLA Film & Television Archive. [75]
La fête espagnole Germaine Dulac Ève Francis, Gaston Modot Only 8 minutes of this 67-minute feature, which Henri Langlois cited "as important as Eisenstein's Strike", survive at the Cinemathèque Française. [76][77]
Robbery Under Arms Kenneth Brampton Kenneth Brampton, S. A. Fitzgerald A "copy comprising about three-quarters" of this Australian production was found and combined with already known footage to produce a near-complete version. A five-minute sequence is still missing. [78]
She Loves and Lies Chester Withey Norma Talmadge |[79]
The Third Eye James W. Horne Warner Oland, Eileen Percy A "fragmentary print" survives. [80]
1921 The Adventures of Tarzan Robert F. Hill Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine Originally released as a fifteen-chapter movie serial, only the ten-chapter 1928 re-release remains.
The Blue Fox Duke Worne Ann Little The UCLA Film and Television Archive has chapters 1–12 in its collection; episodes 13–15 are believed to be lost. [81]
The Centaurs Winsor McCay Ninety seconds of footage of this animated film survives.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Emmett J. Flynn, Pauline Starke Harry Myers According to, reels 2, 4 and 7 remain of the original eight. [82]
Daniel Sarah Bernhardt A five-minute fragment is housed in the WPA Film Library and the British Pathé film archive. The latter allows a clip of the final scene to be viewed online. [83][84]
Devil Dog Dawson Jack Hoxie Jack Hoxie, Helene Rosson, Evelyn Selbie Thirty-eight seconds of footage from this Western, found in a mislabeled tin, were the subject of an investigation in a 2006 episode of the PBS series History Detectives. [85]
Disraeli Henry Kolker George Arliss The entire film was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. Reel 3 is held at George Eastman House. A complete print is reputedly held at the Gosfilmofond in Moscow. [86]
How Kitchener Was Betrayed Percy Nash Fred Paul, Winifred Evans, Bertram Berleigh Only one of its six reels is known to survive.
The Mechanical Man Andre Deed Gabriel Moreau, Valentina Frascaroli, Fernando Vivas-May Originally around an hour long, only about 26 minutes remain.
The Queen of Sheba J. Gordon Edwards Betty Blythe Seventeen seconds of footage has tentatively been identified as being from this film. [87]
The White Horseman Albert Russell Art Acord, Eva Forrestor A "handful of print clippings" remain of this Western serial. [88]
1922 Anna Ascends Victor Fleming Alice Brady, Robert Ellis A six-minute fragment of the film remains. [89][90]
A Dangerous Adventure Sam Warner, Jack Warner Grace Darmond, Philo McCullough, Derelys Perdue, Mabel Stark The UCLA Film and Television Archive has all except episode 12 of this fifteen-chapter serial. [91]
The Eternal Flame Frank Lloyd Norma Talmadge, Adolphe Menjou, Wedgwood Nowell Reels 3 and 8 of 8 are missing from the Library of Congress. [51]
The Loves of Pharaoh Ernst Lubitsch Emil Jannings Long thought lost completely, it has been restored from various sources, but still lacks 10 minutes of the original running time of roughly one hour and 50 minutes. [92]
Marizza F. W. Murnau Tzwetta Tzatschewa The Cineteca Nazionale film archive possesses a fragmentary print of the first reel. [93]
Polly of the Follies John Emerson Constance Talmadge Only a trailer is known to have survived. [94][95]
Sherlock Holmes Albert Parker John Barrymore Once thought lost. A jumble of negative takes were rediscovered in the 1970s and the film reconstructed in 1975 and again in 2001. [96]
The Timber Queen Fred Jackman Ruth Roland, Bruce Gordon The UCLA Film and Television Archive has episodes 1, 4, 8 and 9 of fifteen, as does a private collection. [97]
The Toll of the Sea Chester M. Franklin Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan The UCLA Film and Television Archive, under the supervision of Robert Gitt and Richard Dayton, restored the film from the 35mm, nitrate film original camera negative in 1985. As the final two reels were missing, Gitt and Dayton used "an original two-color Technicolor camera" to shoot a sunset on a California beach, "much as the film's original closing must have looked." [98]
The Village Blacksmith John Ford Will Walling, Virginia True Boardman One of the eight reels survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. [99]
The Young Rajah Phil Rosen Rudolph Valentino An incomplete 16mm reduction positive, missing the first third, resides in the Library of Moving Images. Turner Classic Movies financed a restoration using surviving footage from the film, and trailers, still photos and title cards to bridge the gaps. [100][101]
1923 The Darling of New York King Baggot Baby Peggy One of the popular "Baby Peggy" movies. Only the last reel showing the fire exists. It has been restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. [102][103]
Flaming Youth John Francis Dillon Colleen Moore Only one reel and a film trailer exist. [104]
In the Days of Daniel Boone William James Craft Charles Brinley, Jack Mower The trailer of this fifteen-episode Western serial is available on the DVD More treasures from American film archives, 1894–1931: 50 films. [105]
Maytime Louis J. Gasnier Ethel Shannon, Harrison Ford Four of seven reels survive of this rediscovered film. It includes one of Clara Bow's earliest film roles. [106]
The Eternal City George Fitzmaurice Lionel Barrymore, Barbara La Marr, Bert Lytell final 2 reels out of 8 survive . [107]
La Roue Abel Gance Séverin-Mars The original version encompassed 32 reels, which ran for either seven and a half or nine hours (sources disagree). In 1924, Gance edited it down to two and a half hours for general distribution. A modern reconstruction from five different versions, available on DVD, is nearly four and a half hours long. [108][109]
The White Shadow Graham Cutts Betty Compson Alfred Hitchcock received his first screen credit, as a writer and assistant director. Three of the six reels were found in New Zealand in August 2011. [110]
1924 The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln Phil Rosen George A. Billings Incomplete prints of the film, including some color-tinted and color-toned footage, exist in various film archives, including the National Film and Sound Archive and the Library of Congress. [111]
Fast and Fearless Richard Thorpe Buffalo Bill, Jr., Jean Arthur Reel 2 of five is in the Library of Congress. [112]
The Fast Express William Duncan William Duncan, Edith Johnson A fragmentary print of this fifteen-episode serial exists. [113]
Greed Erich von Stroheim Initially running nine and a half hours, the film was cut by Von Stroheim to just under four hours, and then trimmed by the studio to 140 minutes of surviving footage. The remaining footage was later accidentally discarded by a janitor while cleaning the vaults. A 240-minute version has been edited in 1999, including slides of the few stills from some of the lost scenes.
Reveille George Pearson Betty Balfour, Stewart Rome, Ralph Forbes Among the BFI 75 Most Wanted. At least some sequences are known to survive in private hands. [114]
A Sainted Devil Joseph Henabery Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi Fragments comprising less than one reel have survived. [115]
A Self-Made Failure William Beaudine Lloyd Hamilton, Ben Alexander, Matt Moore One of the longest feature comedies up to that time. Only a trailer survives, at the Library of Congress.
Through the Dark George W. Hill Forrest Stanley, Colleen Moore The last two reels, 7 and 8, are missing. [116]
The Wife of the Centaur King Vidor Eleanor Boardman, John Gilbert Four seconds of Boardman can be seen in the MGM promotional short Twenty Years After.
1925 The Air Mail Irvin Willat Warner Baxter, Billie Dove, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Only four of eight reels survive in the Library of Congress. [117][118]
Body and Soul Oscar Micheaux Paul Robeson Originally running nine reels, it was cut to five reels to gain approval from New York censors. The surviving copy is based on the censor-approved, edited version; the original nine-reel version is considered lost.
Graustark Dimitri Buchowetzki Norma Talmadge The Library of Congress lacks reels 1 and 3 of 7. [51]
The Lady Frank Borzage Norma Talmadge, Wallace MacDonald, Brandon Hurst Reel 2 of 8 is missing from the Library of Congress archive. [119]
The Lost World Harry Hoyt Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone It initially had a running time of 106 minutes. Though partially restored, the longest cut runs at approximately 100 minutes. [However, according to, the 2017 Flicker Alley Blu-ray edition runs 110 minutes and "includes approximately eight minutes of recently-recovered footage."]
Confessions of a Queen Victor Sjöström Alice Terry, John Bowers, Lewis Stone Originally running five reels (64 minutes), the last reel has never been found.
1926 The American Venus Frank Tuttle Esther Ralston, Louise Brooks Two trailers and a short color clip are held by the Library of Congress. [105]
Bardelys the Magnificent King Vidor John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman Long thought to have been lost, a nearly complete print was found. It is missing reel 3. [120]
Camille Fred Niblo Norma Talmadge An incomplete 35mm positive print exists in the Raymond Rohauer collection of the Cohen Media Group. [121]
The Great Gatsby Herbert Brenon Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson A one-minute trailer exists. [122]
Just Another Blonde Alfred Santell Dorothy Mackaill, Louise Brooks The UCLA Film and Television Archive possesses a fragmentary 20 minutes of this film. [123]
Mademoiselle from Armentieres Maurice Elvey Estelle Brody, John Stuart The BFI National Archive possesses fragments amounting to about a third of the film (2,850 of 7,900 ft). [124]
A Page of Madness Teinosuke Kinugasa Masao Inoue, Yoshie Nakagawa Found by the director in his garden shed in 1970; he had buried it during World War II and forgotten it, but a third of the original footage is still missing. [125][126]
The Silent Flyer William James Craft Silver Streak, Malcolm McGregor, Louise Lorraine Produced by Samuel Bischoff and Nat Levine. The trailer survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archive and is available on the DVD More Treasures from American film archives, 1894–1931: 50 films. [105]
The Song and Dance Man Herbert Brenon Tom Moore, Bessie Love Reels 3–7 survive in the Library of Congress.
1927 The Battle of the Century Clyde Bruckman Laurel and Hardy For decades, the excerpt included in the 1957 compilation film The Golden Age of Comedy was thought to be the only remaining footage, until the first reel (featuring a boxing match) was found in the late 1970s. Scenes featuring Eugene Pallette, and a final, climactic gag showing a cop receiving a pie in the face, were missing until the second reel was discovered in a private collection in June 2015. [127][128]
Cradle Snatchers Howard Hawks Louise Fazenda, Dorothy Phillips
Ethel Wales
Rediscovered by Peter Bogdanovich in the 1970s at the Fox vault, it is still missing half of reel 3 and all of reel 4.
The Dove Roland West Norma Talmadge Of the nine reels, the Library of Congress has 1, 3, 4 and 8.
The Enemy Fred Niblo Lillian Gish The MGM film library is in possession of a print lacking the last reel. [129]
For the Term of His Natural Life Norman Dawn George Fisher, Eva Novak, Dunstan Webb This Australian film was reconstructed from incomplete Australian and American prints and other sources. The remaining gaps were covered by new titles and montages of stills. [78]
Isle of Sunken Gold Harry S. Webb Anita Stewart, Duke Kahanamoku Chapters 4–6 and reel 1 of chapter 7 have been found and are held by Collectie Filmcollectief in the Netherlands. [130]
King of the Jungle Webster Cullison Elmo Lincoln, Sally Long Only the trailer of this ten-episode serial survives. [131]
Metropolis Fritz Lang Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm About a quarter of the film was believed to have been lost forever prior to 2008, when a complete print was rediscovered in Argentina. While over 95% of the film is now intact and fully restored, it is still incomplete, as two scenes in the Argentinian print were too damaged to restore.
Napoléon Abel Gance Albert Dieudonné Gance's film was released in a number of versions with a wide range of running times, up to nine hours and 22 minutes for the version définitive. The latest reconstruction by film historian Kevin Brownlow runs five hours and 32 minutes.
Now I'll Tell One James Parrott Laurel and Hardy The first reel of this Charley Chase comedy is missing. Both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appear, although not yet as a team.
Now We're in the Air Frank R. Strayer Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Louise Brooks A complete print was found in 2016 in a Czech archive. It was badly decomposed, however, and only about 23 minutes of the film could be restored. [132][133]
The Private Life of Helen of Troy Alexander Korda María Corda One reel of the Academy Award-nominated film exists in the British Film Institute.
The Return of the Riddle Rider Robert F. Hill William Desmond, Lola Todd A trailer remains of this ten-part serial. [134]
Rough House Rosie Frank R. Strayer Clara Bow, Reed Howes A 54-second trailer survives. [135][136]
The Way of All Flesh Victor Fleming Emil Jannings The only "lost" Academy Award-winning performance. Two fragments, totaling about seven minutes, have been recovered. [137]
Whispering Smith Rides Ray Taylor Wallace MacDonald, Rose Blossom A trailer for this ten-part serial survives. [138]
1928 The Adorable Outcast Norman Dawn Edith Roberts, Edmund Burns, Walter Long Fifteen minutes of the film are in the possession of Australia's National Film and Sound Archive. [139]
The Arcadians Victor Saville Ben Blue, Jeanne De Casalis, Vesta Sylva Part of the BFI 75 Most Wanted missing films. The British Film Institute has noted, however, that an "incomplete and deteriorating nitrate print ... was apparently viewed prior to July 2008". [140]
Beware of Married Men Archie Mayo Irene Rich, Clyde Cook, Myrna Loy One reel was found in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. [141]
Beau Sabreur John Waters Gary Cooper
Evelyn Brent
A trailer is included in the DVD More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894–1931. [105]
The Divine Woman Victor Sjöström Greta Garbo One reel was found in a Russian film archive and has been shown on Turner Classic Movies. Another short excerpt was found in a Swedish newsreel and has been shown at Filmhuset in Sweden.
A Final Reckoning Ray Taylor Newton House, Louise Lorraine There is a trailer of this twelve-episode serial. [142]
How to Handle Women William James Craft Glenn Tryon Includes a bit part by Bela Lugosi, and the only known screen appearance by George Herriman, the creator of the comic strip Krazy Kat. The Library of Congress has a "digital file containing 300 ft. 16mm fragment from one reel (r1) loaned by collector". [143]
Manhattan Cocktail Dorothy Arzner Nancy Carroll A one-minute montage sequence, "Skyline Dance" by Slavko Vorkapich, was released in October 2005 in the DVD collection Unseen Cinema. [144]
The Man Without a Face Spencer Gordon Bennet Allene Ray, Walter Miller A fragmentary print of this ten-part serial exists. [145]
The Patriot Ernst Lubitsch Emil Jannings A few fragments and a trailer survive at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. A six-minute reel was found in the Portuguese Archive and copied to safety stock. [146]
Red Hair Clarence G. Badger Clara Bow, Lane Chandler A part-color, silent movie. The UCLA Film and Television Archive has fragments which were shown in the 2004 UCLA Festival of Preservation. [147][148]
Sadie Thompson Raoul Walsh Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore The final reel (approximately 10 minutes) is missing. Most of film survives in good condition and has been released on DVD. [149]
Say It with Sables Frank Capra Francis X. Bushman, Helene Chadwick, Margaret Livingston A trailer exists. [150]
The Terrible People Spencer Gordon Bennet Allene Ray, Walter Miller A "fragmentary print" of this serial is said to exist. [151]
Three Weekends Clarence G. Badger Clara Bow The UCLA Film and Television Archive has fragments which were shown in the 2004 UCLA Festival of Preservation. [147]
The Wedding March Erich von Stroheim Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray Stroheim's first rough cut was 11 hours long. He intended to turn it into a two-part film, with the second part to be called The Honeymoon. The Honeymoon is presumed lost. [152]
1929 The Case of Lena Smith Josef von Sternberg Esther Ralston A four-minute segment was shown at the 2003 Pordenone Silent Film Festival. [153]
Strong Boy John Ford Victor McLaglen, Leatrice Joy The New Zealand Film Archive has a theatrical trailer, and there may be a print in Australia, according to [154]
Thunder William Nigh Lon Chaney, Sr. Chaney's last silent film. According to, half a reel survives. [155]