The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is a visually astounding picture that was as influential as they come to the future of the horror genre and cinema itself.
It has been a while for this series and we now enter 1925 where two big releases jostled for the top spot. Ben Hur missed out by a few million to King Vidor’s trailblazing WWI film The Big Parade, which grossed a quite astonishing $22 million at the box office.
1924 was an odd year with not too many memorable films and the box office was also a tad quieter. The two biggest films of the year were Douglas Fairbanks expensive epic The Thief of Baghdad and then our largest grosser Frank Lloyds adaption of Rafael Sabatini’s novel The Sea