1918 Mickey directed by F. Richard Jones and James Young After initial concerns that caused a delayed release and a parting ways with their star, Mickey would go on to capture the hearts of American audiences bringing in a total of 8 millions dollars over a 250k budget. The film stared the gorgeous and talented Mabel Normand who would sign a very lucrative deal with Samuel Goldwyn after the delayed release of Mickey. 1919 The Jinx directed by Victor Schertzinger The Jinx was Mabel's first film release since the mega-success of Mickey and also her first under Samuel Goldwyn. The Jinx was not a huge success instead the box of winner of 1919 was The Miracle Man staring screen icon Lon Cheaney. The film would gross just over 3 million less than half of what Mickey did the year prior. 1920 Treasure Island directed by Maurice Tourneur A film staring a well desguised-and creepy- Lon Chaney. The fifth version of the film made in a twelve year span, Treasure Island was a lavish production that included color sequences unheard of during that time period. It also was a great showcase for Lon Chaney who would once again provide a masterpiece in creative makeup. The film also showcased the dashing Shirley Mason. 1921 Wing Toy directed by Howard M. Mitchell Wing Toy was a miss for basically all parties involved. The film didn't stick with audiences who were more than willing to part ways with their hard earned money for better pictures such as The Four Horsemen of Apocolypse and Charlie Chaplin's classic The Kid. Shirley's career would only last the decade unlike the co-star of The Kid, Jackie Coogan would remain in film for the next forty years. 1922 Oliver Twist directed by Frank Lloyd Back to back box office hits would turn young Jackie Coogan into a household name. Although not a hindrance, it wasn't Coogan who was most remembered, that would be the man of 1000 faces Lon Chaney who was prepared as always to put his creative touch of the role of Fagin. The film grossed 2 million just 500k below the number one film Robin Hood. Coogan's films the following year would fail to reach the two million mark, as for Chaney? His next film, which some say is his signature picture, would easily surpass the two million mark becoming one of three films in 1923 to succeed in this. 1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by Wallace Worsley Haunting, eerie, strange, beautiful all words used to describe this silent picture. Grossing 3.5 million at the box office, the film was the 3rd highest grossing of the year. Lon Chaney hand picked the director whom he worked with the year prior on A Blind Bargain where Chaney played a hunchback. A pet project for many years, Chaney had purchased the rights to story several years before the film was made and helped put up the 1.5 million dollar budget. Chaney would once again see box office success the following year with He Who Gets Slapped, however, it was a former collaborator, Frank Lloyd, who would dominate the box office. 1924 The Thief Of Baghdad directed by Frank Lloyd A visually amazing film starring Box Office sensation Douglas Fairbanks, The Thief of Baghdad was the most expensive film ever made at the time at 1.4 million dollars. The filmed also starred Anna May Wong who was the first Chinese American film star. This also marked the year DW Girffin left United Artists, a film he company he created with Charlie Chaplin.