Mystery. Comedy. A murder in an old house where everyone is a suspect.
These are the building blocks of Secrets of the Night, a silent movie from 1924. For years, silent film enthusiasts thought the flick was lost, like more than 7,000 other films from the era. In fact, it was listed on the U.S. Library of Congress's list of lost films.
A great compilation of videos is making its way around the web. Some of this footage shows NYC much as it looked when Alice Guy first arrived in 1907, though the footage is from 1911.
This is how Alice described NYC in her memoirs: