Silent short films practically vanished from the movie screen with the advent of sound. Despite their relatively short existence, an enormous number of them were made, and on a very wide range of topics.
Presented in this book, reorganized, are the extensive working papers of Richard E. Braff (at the time of his death in 2001) detailing split-reel and one, two, and three reel films produced or released in the United States between 1903 and 1929 - over 25,000 films in all. It lists (in alphabetical order) short silent films that have cast or production credits. Each entry includes to the extent possible the following elements: title, release date, producing company, director, script writer, author of story, length of film in reels, and cast credits.