Film pioneers in California hire real cowboys and begin shooting on location.
Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton.
The perfectionism of Cecil B. De Mille; the extravagance of Erich von Stroheim.
Gloria Swanson tells of her career; Rudolph Valentino becomes the silent screen's great lover.
Stuntmen create movie gags and car wrecks.
Patriotic films of World War I: "Intolerance" and "The Big Parade."
The Fatty Arbuckle scandal; the murder of director William D. Taylor.
Sunshine attracts filmmakers, and Cecil B. DeMille directs the first full-length feature.
Al Jolson improvises dialogue in 1927's "The Jazz Singer."
Clara Bow; Lillian Gish; John Gilbert; Greta Garbo.
Early cameramen use resourcefulness.
Film directors King Vidor and F.W. Murnau.
The penny arcade gives way to the nickelodeon.
Henry Fonda profiles the impact and magnetism of Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and John Wayne.
Van Johnson explores the way films perceived World War II, the men who fought and the influence of the films on morale at home.
Henry Fonda examines the prolific early years, World War II's impact and television's invasion.