American Feature Films of 1926

What This Page Contains

On this page you will find a list of all 79 American silent feature films of 1926 that can be viewed online, mostly on YouTube. For each film on the list, you will find a link to the best online version(s) of the film.

Highlights of Our List of 1926 Online Films

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1926 Statistics (per the Library of Congress silent movie database):

Number of Features Released: 729
Number Extant (complete and incomplete): 366
Number Completely Lost: 363

1926 American Feature Films Available for Viewing Online

 Title# ReelsDirectorStarsGenreYoutube
Alaskan Adventures6Jack RobertsonJack Robertson,
Art Young
AdventureLinkNo music. It is unclear if this video, which is 32 minutes long, represents all that survives (or not) of the original 6-reel film.
April Fool7Nat RossAlexander Carr,
Duane Thompson
ComedyLinkNo music; film needs restoring.
Bat, The9Roland West George Beranger,
Charles W. Herzigger
Battling Butler7Buster KeatonBuster Keaton,
Sally O'Neil,
Snitz Edwards
Beau Geste11Herbert BrenonRonald Colman,
Neil Hamilton
Adventure, DramaLinkPicture quality not great; soundtrack is just a random selection of mostly well-worn classical pieces.
Behind the Front6A. Edward SutherlandWallace Beery,
Raymond Hatton
Bells, The7James YoungLionel Barrymore,
Caroline Frances Cook
Crime, Drama, HorrorLink I
Link II
Link I: orchestral score.
Link II: appropriate classical soundtrack.
Big Show, The6George TerwilligerJohn Lowell,
Evangeline Russell
Black Pirate, The9Albert ParkerDouglas Fairbanks,
Billie Dove
AdventureLink I
Link II
Link III
Link IV
Link I: small orchestra score.
Link II: organ score.
Link III: piano score.
Link IV: full orchestra score.
Block Signal, The6Frank O'ConnorRalph Lewis,
Jean Arthur
WesternLinkNo music; picture quality not great.
Blue Eagle, The7John FordGeorge O'Brien,
Janet Gaynor
DramaLinkPicture quality not great.
Clinging Vine, The7Paul SloaneLeatrice Joy,
Tom Moore
Crossed Signals5J.P. McGowanHelen Holmes,
Henry Victor
AdventureLinkNo music.
Cruise of the Jasper B, The6James W. HorneRod La Rocque,
Mildred Harris
ComedyLinkNo music.
Dancing Days6Albert H. KelleyHelene Chadwick,
Forrest Stanley
DramaLinkA 15 minute condensed version of this 6-reeler. Survival status of full film unclear. Link to
Dancing Mothers8Herbert BrenonConway Tearle,
Alice Joyce,
Clara Bow
Desert Valley5Scott R. DunlopBuck Jones,
Virginia Brown Faire
Devil Horse, The6Fred JackmanRex the Horse,
Yakima Canutt
Devil's Circus, The7Benjamin ChristensenNorma Shearer,
Charles Emmett Mack
DramaLinkNo music; picture quality not great.
Don Juan10Alan CroslandJohn Barrymore,
Jane Winton
Period dramaLinkAvailable only for rent, as film is under copyright until 1/01/2022.
Duchess of Buffalo, The7Sidney FranklinConstance Talmadge,
Tullio Carminati
Ella Cinders7Alfred E. GreenColleen Moore,
Lloyd Hughes
ComedyLink I
Link II
Link III
Link IV
Link I: piano score by Scott Lasky; nice introductory material on Colleen Moore; film starts at 39.46.
Film II: nice alternate piano score.
Link III: interesting mixed orchestral-style soundtrack.
Link IV: period music soundtrack.
Fig Leaves7Howard HawksGeorge O'Brien,
Olive Borden
Flesh and the Devil9Clarence BrownJohn Gilbert,
Greta Garbo
DramaLinkAvailable on YouTube only to rent; film copyright expires 1/1/2022.
Flying Ace, The6Richard E. NormanLaurence Criner,
Kathryn Boyd
Adventure, Crime, WarLinkLink I: fully restored; wonderful piano score played live; from the great folks at Retroformat.
Link II: small ensemble score; marginally lesser picture quality.
For Heaven's Sake6Sam TaylorHarold Lloyd,
Jobyna Ralston
General Custer at the Little Big Horn6Harry L. FraserJohn Beck,
Roy Stewart
Grand Duchess and the Waiter, The7Malcolm St. ClairAdolphe Menjou,
Florence Vidor
ComedyLinkNo music.
Great K&A Train Robbery, The5Lewis SellerTom Mix,
Dorothy Dwan
Hidden Way, The6Joseph de GrasseMary Carr,
Tom Santschi
CrimeLink I
Link II
Link I: good picture quality, period jazz soundtrack.
Link II: superior picture quality, with repetitive discordant piano soundtrack.
Ice Flood, The6George B. SeitzKenneth Harlan,
Viola Dana
Adventure, WesternLinkNo music after the 8-minute mark; film needs restoring.
In the Tentacles of the North6Louis ChaudetGaston Glass,
Alice Calhoun
AdventureLinkListed as lost by LOC.
Irene9Alfred E. GreenColleen Moore,
Lloyd Hughes
ComedyLinkNo music.
It's the Old Army Game7A. Edward SutherlandW.C. Fields,
Louise Brooks
Johnstown Flood, The6Irving CummingsGeorge O'Brien,
Florence Gilbert,
Janet Gaynor
DramaLinkNo music.
Kid Boots9Frank TuttleEddie Cantor,
Clara Bow
Kiki9Clarence BrownNorma Talmadge,
Ronald Colman
Kiss for Cinderella, A10Herbert BrenonBetty Bronson,
Esther Ralston
Drama, FantasyLinkWith intermittent music.
Love 'em and Leave 'em7Frank TuttleEvelyn Brent,
Lawrence Grey,
Louise Brooks
Comedy, DramaLink I
Link II
Link I: piano score.
Link II: period orchestral soundtrack.
Made for Love7Paul SloaneLeatrice Joy,
Edmund Burns
DramaLinkNo music.
Magician, The7Rex IngramAlice Terry,
Paul Wegener
Drama, HorrorLink I
Link II
Link I: small ensemble score.
Link II: classical soundtrack.
Mantrap7Victor FlemingErnest Torrence,
Clara Bow
ComedyLink I
Link II
Link I: piano score; with English intertitles and Spanish subtitles.
Link II: no music, but without Spanish subtitles.
Midnight Faces5Bennett CohenFrancis X. Bushman Jr.,
Kathryn McGuire
HorrorLinkFilm suffers from soundtrack of endless loop of Pachelbel's Canon.
Midnight Message, The5Paul HurstJohnny Fox,
Mary Carr
Moana7Frances H. Flaherty,
Robert J. Flaherty
DocumentaryLinkWith added sound effects, but no music.
Nervous Wreck, The7Scott SidneyHarrison Ford,
Phyllis Haver
Comedy, WesternLink
Old Ironsides12James CruzeCharles Farrell,
Esther Ralston
Historical dramaLinkWith piano score by Keith Taylor.
Passaic Textile Strike, The7Samuel RussakGeorge AshkenudseDocumentaryLinkNo music.
Raggedy Rose5-6Richard WallaceMabel Normand,
Carl Miller
ComedyLinkMissing from LOC list of films.
Ranson's Folly8Sidney OlcottRichard Barthelmess,
Dorothy Mackaill
Risky Business7Alan HaleVera Reynolds,
Ethel Clayton
ComedyLinkNo music.
Road Agent5J.P. McGowanAl Hoxie,
Ione Reed
WesternLinkNo music.
Road to Mandalay, The7Tod BrowningLon Chaney,
Lois Moran
DramaLink I
Link II
Link I: classical soundtrack, but lesser picture quality.
Link II: no music, but a bit better picture quality.
Sea Beast, The10Millard WebbJohn Barrymore,
Dolores Costello
Adventure, DramaLinkWith orchestral soundtrack.
Shamrock Handicap, The6John FordJanet Gaynor,
Leslie Fenton
Show Off, The7Malcolm St. ClairFord Sterling,
Claire McDowell,
Louise Brooks
Skinner's Dress Suit7William A. SeiterReginald Denny,
Laura La Plante
So's Your Old Man7Gregory La CavaW.C. Fields,
Alice Joyce
Son of the Sheik, The7George FitzmauriceRudolph Valentino,
Vilma Bánky
Adventure, DramaLink I
Link II
Link I: with Carl Davis orchestral score, restored picture quality.
Link II: with piano score by Keith Taylor, good picture quality.
Sorrows of Satan, The9D.W. GriffithAdolphe Menjou,
Carol Dempster
DramaLinkPicture quality not great.
Sparrows9William Beaudine,
Tom McNamara
Mary Pickford,
Roy Stewart
Stolen Ranch, The5William WylerFred Humes,
Louise Lorraine
Strong Man, The7Frank CapraHarry Langdon,
Priscilla Bonner
Sunny Side Up6Donald CrispVera Reynolds,
Edmund Burns
Comedy, DramaLink
Sunshine at Paradise Alley7Jack NelsonBarbara Bedford,
Kenneth MacDonald
DramaLinkNo music.
Temptress, The9Fred Niblo,
Mauritz Stiller
Greta Garbo,
Antonio Moreno
DramaLink Available only for rent, as film is under copyright until 1/01/2022.
That Model From Paris7Louis J. GasnerMarceline Day,
Bert Lytell
ComedyLinkNo music.
Three Bad Men9John FordGeorge O'Brien,
Olive Borden
Torrent7Monta BellRicardo Cortez,
Greta Garbo
DramaLinkWith English intertitles and Spanish subtitles.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp6Harry EdwardsHarry Langdon,
Joan Crawford
ComedyLink I
Link II
Link I: with piano score.
Link II: with rag and similar appropriate mixed soundtrack.
Transcontinental Limited7Nat RossJohnnie Walker,
Eugenia Gilbert
Twinkletoes8Charles BrabinColleen Moore,
Kenneth Harlan
Crime, DramaLink
Up in Mabel's Room7E. Mason HopperMarie Prevost,
Harrison Ford
We're in the Navy Now6A. Edward SutherlandWallace Beery,
Raymond Hatton
Comedy, WarLink
What Price Glory?12Raoul WalshVictor McLaglen,
Dolores del Rio,
Edmund Lowe
Comedy, WarLinkLink is to
Where the North Holds Sway5Bennett CohenJack Perrin,
Pauline Curley
WesternLinkUnfortunately, Spanish subtitles are, in part, superimposed over English intertitles. Listed as lost by LOC.
Winning of Barbara Worth, The9Henry KingRonald Colman,
Vilma Bánky
Drama, WarLink
Winning the Futurity6Scott R. DunlopCullen Landis,
Clara Horton
DramaLinkNo music.
You'd be Surprised6Arthur RossonEdmund Martindel,
Dorothy Sebastian,
Raymond Griffith
Comedy, MysteryLink

American Feature Films of 1926 Commercially Available,
But Not Yet Uploaded Online

The goal is to get the films listed below uploaded to YouTube. All of these films are in the public domain. However, any musical accompaniment is likely not in the public domain, and may be flagged by YouTube; consequently, you may wish to upload them without any soundtrack (or add your own). And of course, IF YOU ADD A NEW FILM TO YOUTUBE, LET US KNOW, and we will link to your video.

 TitleDirectorStarsBuy FromNotes
Born to BattleAlan JamesBill
Better 'Ole, TheCharles ReisnerSyd
Black Bird, TheTod BrowningLon
Boob, TheWilliam A. WellmanJoan
Border Sheriff, TheRobert N. BradburyJack HoxieGrapevine
Buckaroo Kid, TheLynn ReynoldsHoot GibsonGrapevine
Chip of the Flying ULynn ReynoldsHoot GibsonGrapevine
Christine of the Big TopsArchie MayoPauline GaronGrapevine
College DaysRichard ThorpeMarceline DaySHOFSHOF #71
Corporal KatePaul SloaneVera ReynoldsGrapevine
Call of the Klondike, TheOscar ApfelGaston Glass,
Dorothy Dwan
Canadian, TheWilliam BeaudineThomas MeighanGrapevine
Desert GreedJacques JaccardYakima CanuttGrapevine
The edition is part of the Yakima Canutt Collection.
Desperate ChanceJ.P. McGowanBob ReevesOldies.comSold as part of a western double-feature with Big Stakes.
Devil's IslandFrank O'ConnorPauline
Eve's LeavesPaul SloaneLeatrice Joy,
William Boyd
Eyes RightLouis ChaudetFrancis X. Bushman Jr.Grapevine
Fighting JackLouis ChaudetWilliam BaileyGrapevine
Fine MannersRichard Rosson,
Lewis Milestone
Gloria Swanson,Grapevine
Fighting Stallion, TheBen F. WilsonYakima
The version is part of a western double-feature with The Call of the Desert.
SHOF #92
Grey Vulture, TheForrest SheldonKen MaynardGrapevine
Hands Up!Clarence G. BadgerRaymond GriffithGrapevine
Iron Rider, TheJacques JaccardYakima CanuttOldies.comPart of Yakima Canutt collection.
Just SupposeKenneth S. WebbRichard BarthelmessSHOFSHOF #111
Last Chance, TheHorace B. CarpenterBill PattonGrapevine
Lost Express, TheJ.P. McGowanHelen
Married?George TerwilligerOwen Moore,
Constance Bennett
Midnight LimitedOscar ApfelGaston
Mistaken OrdersJ.P. McGowanHelen HolmesGrapevine
The version is part of a double-feature with The Open Switch.
Money to BurnWalter LangMalcolm McGregorSHOFSHOF #116
Man From Oklahoma, TheForrest Sheldon,
Harry S. Webb
Jack PerrinGrapevine
Night Cry, TheHerman S. RaymakerRin Tin TinGrapevine
Non-Stop Flight, TheEmory JohnsonKnute EricksonGrapevine
One Punch O'DayHarry Joe BrownBilly SullivanSHOFSHOF #110
Open Switch, TheJ.P. McGowanHelen HolmesOldies.comPart of a western double-feature with Mistaken Orders.
Outlaw Breaker, TheJacques JaccardYakima CanuttOldies.comPart of the Yakima Canutt collection.
Phantom of the Forest, TheHenry McCartyThunder the DogGrapevine
Riding for LifeMack V. WrightBob ReevesOldies.comPart of a western double-feature with The Night Riders.
Sweet AdelineJerome StormCharles RayGrapevine
Sign of the Claw, TheB. Reaves EasonPeter the Great (a dog)Grapevine
Tell It to the MarinesGeorge W. HillLon Chaney,
William Haines
Three PalsWilber McGaugh,
Bruce Mitchell
Test of Donald Norton, TheB. Reaves EasonGeorge Walsh,
Tyrone Power Sr.
Texas Streak, TheLynn ReynoldsHoot GibsonGrapevine
Unknown Soldier, TheRenaud HoffmanCharles Emmett MackGrapevine
Wildcat, TheHarry L. FraserGordon
You Never Know WomenWilliam A. WellmanFlorence
Young AprilDonald CrispJoseph SchildkrautGrapevine
Dangerous TrafficBennett CohenFrancis X. Bushman Jr.Grapevine
Her SacrificeWilfred LucasGaston GlassGrapevine
Buffalo Bill on the U.P. TrailFrank S. MattisonRoy
Peril of the RailJ.P. McGowanHelen
Red BloodJ.P. McGowanAl HoxieOldies.comPart of western double-feature with Wolf Tracks.
Unseen EnemiesJ.P. McGowanAl
SHOF #148
Call of the Wilderness, TheJack NelsonShadow the
The version is part of a double-feature with The Sky Rider.
SHOF #82.