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The False Young Man (1937)

- July 2, 2019 in Abner Boggs, alan lomax, false young man, henry lee, love, love henry, murder, young hunting

Recording by the legendary musicologist Alan Lomax of Abner Boggs singing a heartrending rendition of this popular murder ballad.

The Death and Burial of Cock Robin

- August 11, 2016 in cock robin, murder, The Death and Burial of Cock Robin

The Death of Cock Robin, also known as The Death and Burial of Cock Robin is a somewhat macabre English nursery rhyme describing the murder and the funeral of a robin.

D.O.A. (1950)

- February 17, 2016 in film noir, murder, poison

A film noir — starring Edmond O'Brien and Pamela Britton — about a man who has been poisoned and, with only a few days left to live, sets out to find his killer.

D.O.A. (1950)

- February 17, 2016 in film noir, murder, poison

A film noir — starring Edmond O'Brien and Pamela Britton — about a man who has been poisoned and, with only a few days left to live, sets out to find his killer.

Life, Crimes, and Confession of Bridget Durgan (1867)

- January 14, 2016 in bridget durgan, execution, murder, pamphlet

A small booklet detailing the narrative of Bridget Durgan (1843-1867), an Irish domestic servant who was hanged for murder of her master in the 1860s New Jersey.

Life, Crimes, and Confession of Bridget Durgan (1867)

- January 14, 2016 in bridget durgan, execution, murder, pamphlet

A small booklet detailing the narrative of Bridget Durgan (1843-1867), an Irish domestic servant who was hanged for murder of her master in the 1860s New Jersey.

Live footage of King Alexander’s Assassination (1934)

- October 9, 2012 in assassination, collections, Films, Films: 1930s, Films: Clip, Films: Documentary, king alexander, murder, newsreel, politics

One of the most notable newsreel films in existence – footage showing the assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia on 9th October, 1934. While the exact moment of shooting was not captured on film, the events leading to the assassination and the immediate aftermath were. The body of the chauffeur (who had been killed instantly) became jammed against the brakes of the car, allowing the cameraman to continue filming from within inches of the King for a number of minutes afterwards. The film was later revealed to have been manipulated slightly in order to give the audience the impression that the assassination had been captured on film. Three identical gunshot sounds were added to the film afterwards, when in reality Chernozemski shot over ten times, killing or wounding a total of 15 people. The exact moment of assassination was never filmed. On Tuesday 9 October 1934 the King Alexander arrived in Marseilles to start a state visit to the Third French Republic, to strengthen the two countries’ alliance in the Little Entente. While Alexander was being driven in a car through the streets along with French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou, a gunman, Vlado Chernozemski, stepped from the street and shot [...]

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

- August 21, 2011 in alfred hitchcock, Films, ivor novello, murder, non-article, thriller



Early Alfred Hitchcock film starring Ivor Novello, based on a story by Marie Belloc Lowndes and a play Who Is He? co-written by Belloc Lowndes, concerning the hunt for a serial killer in London. According to Hitchcock scholar Donald Spoto the film is “the first time Hitchcock has revealed his psychological attraction to the association between sex and murder, between ecstasy and death.” The film also features Hitchcock’s first recognizable film cameo, something which was to become a standard practice for the remainder of his films.

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CLIPSSHORTFULL LENGTH SILENTFULL LENGTH TALKIE
Princess Nicotine (1909) 6min

Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) 12min

Last of the Mohicans (1920) 1hr11min

Meet John Doe (1941) 2hr3min

The Unappreciated Joke (1903) 1min

Frankenstein (1910) 13min

The General (1926) 1hr19min

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) 1hr19mins


The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 21sec

The Great Train Robbery (1903) 10min

Wolf Blood (1925) 1hr7min

Reefer Madness (1938) 1hr8min

The Kiss (1896) 25secs

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940) 20min

Battleship Potemkin (1925) 1hr13min

The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 1hr57min

Trapeze Disrobing Act (1901) 2min

Are You Popular (1947) 10min

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) 1hr11min

Scarlet Street (1945) 1hr43min

Annie Oakley Fires Her Gun (1894) 20secs

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) 13min

Faust (1926) 1hr55min

The Last Man on Earth (1964) 1hr27min