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Seems it's Jules Schwerin's The [Many] Loves of Franistan from 1948, which is a minimalist satire of Hollywood epics which 'credit everyone, down to the copyboy' according to this and is mainly comprised of clips from silent films. I say "seems" because it's pretty rare and not even on IMDb, but I did find that the anthology you were looking for is called ...


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Not silent and from 1951, but this sounds an awful lot like Vittorio de Sica's B&W comedy Miracle in Milan. From Wiki: This fantasy tale tells of Totò who, found in a cabbage patch, is adopted by Lolotta, a wise and kind old woman. When Lolotta dies he moves to an orphanage. At eighteen Totò (Francesco Golisano) leaves the orphanage and ends up in a ...



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