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1. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1912)

Short, History

8.9
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On the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln dedicated the ground upon which was fought, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863, the bloodiest conflict and the... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, James Young | Stars: Ralph Ince, Tefft Johnson, James Young, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 8

2. Spot Filming of Windsor Hotel Fire in New York (1899)

Short

8.1
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 8

3. Goodness Gracious (1914)

Comedy, Short

8.0
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Director: James Young | Stars: Sidney Drew, Clara Kimball Young, Ned Finley, Kate Price

Votes: 11

4. The Glorious Adventure (1922)

70 min | Adventure, History

7.7
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An Earl's cousin survives drowning and saves a lady from the Great Fire of London.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Diana Manners, Gerald Lawrence, Cecil Humphreys, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 13

5. Vanishing Lady (1898)

Short

7.7
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Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith | Star: Albert E. Smith

Votes: 9

6. The Automobile Thieves (1906)

Short, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A young couple conducts a series of robberies, followed by a chase, in which they are shot and killed.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: J. Stuart Blackton, Florence Lawrence

Votes: 7

7. March of the Movies (1933)

55 min | History

7.3
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A two-reel short from Alliance (produced in England and not the USA as some sources indicate)covering the history of "moving pictures" from 1848 to the (then) present, and even going into ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Kent Stevenson, Marian Constance Blackton, Violet Virginia Blackton, Marjorie Bonner

Votes: 19

8. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,204

9. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Florence Lawrence, John G. Adolfi, Josephine Atkinson

Votes: 32

10. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 751

11. The San Francisco Earthquake (1906)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.0
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Footage of the devastation caused by the earthquake and fires that, in the words of Jack London, "completely destroyed" San Francisco on the morning of April 18th, 1906.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 40

12. The Judgment of Solomon (1909)

Short, Drama

7.0
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William Humphrey, Florence Lawrence

Votes: 9

13. Les Miserables (Part I) (1909)

Short, Drama

6.9
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The present subject deals with the imprisonment of Jean Valjean and the incidents immediately following his release. He is first shown in his humble home, his family utterly destitute. ... See full summary »

Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, William Humphrey, Helene Costello

Votes: 7

14. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

6.8
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A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb. The man cannot control his new arm, which steals from passers-by.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Paul Panzer

Votes: 386

15. Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (1896)

Short

6.8
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Artist draws pictures of William McKinley and President Grover Cleveland.

Director: James H. White | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 15

16. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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A traveler stays the night at a rural inn, but gets no rest as he is tormented by various spectres and mysterious happenings. The food on the table prepares itself, his clothes leave the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, William V. Ranous

Votes: 131

17. Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.6
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A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 703

18. The Way of the Cross (1909)

Short, Drama

6.4
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A story of ancient Rome. The scene of this story is laid in Rome in the days of Nero. Rome has recently suffered conflagrations and other disasters, and Nero, hoping to divert the public ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Rose Tapley, Maurice Costello, William Humphrey, Edith Storey

Votes: 5

19. A Vitagraph Romance (1912)

14 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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"Senator Carter's daughter leaves home and enters the employ of the Vitagraph Company as an actress. After waiting wistfully for her return, Senator Carter passes a theatre one day and sees... See full summary »

Director: James Young | Stars: James Morrison, Clara Kimball Young, Edward Kimball, Flora Finch

Votes: 7

20. Richard III (1908)

Short, Drama

6.4
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Exterior of the Tower of London. Tressel brings to the dethroned Henry VI the news of the loss of the battle of Tewkesbury and the death of the king's son. "Now is the winter of our ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello, Julia Swayne Gordon

Votes: 5

21. Blackton Sketches, No. 3 (1896)

Documentary, Short

6.4
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An artist draws a female figure.

Director: James H. White | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 9

22. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

6.3
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Director: William Humphrey | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

Votes: 56

23. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.3
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The fourth, and last, of the famous scripts de luxe derived from incidents from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." In this the story is followed from the love of Marius and Cosette to the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, Hazel Neason, Marc McDermott

Votes: 11

24. Oliver Twist (1909)

Drama, Short

6.3
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Edith Storey, William Humphrey, Elita Proctor Otis

Votes: 29

25. The Viking's Daughter: The Story of the Ancient Norsemen (1908)

Short, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A Saxon prisoner rescues his Viking's captor's daughter, resulting in his freedom and their marriage.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Florence Lawrence

Votes: 7

26. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 764

27. The Artist's Dilemma (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 133

28. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Louise Carver, Paul Panzer, Charles Kent

Votes: 5

29. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)

12 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 247

30. Vanity Fair (1911)

Drama, Short

5.9
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(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky Sharpe, returns from boarding school. Becky is a natural born flirt. Bashful Joseph Sedley falls desperately in love with her. He takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup

Votes: 11

31. Julius Caesar (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, History

5.8
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Shakespeare's historical tragedy of the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, told in fifteen scenes.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: Charles Kent, William Shea, Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous

Votes: 12

32. The Vengeance of Durand; or, The Two Portraits (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: L. Rogers Lytton, Edith Storey, Florence Klotz, Earle Williams

Votes: 5

33. Richard III (1912)

55 min | Drama

5.7
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne.

Directors: André Calmettes, James Keane | Stars: Robert Gemp, Frederick Warde, Albert Gardner, James Keane

Votes: 182

34. Jeffries-Johnson World's Championship Boxing Contest, Held at Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910 (1910)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

5.7
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Stars: James J. Jeffries, Jack Johnson

Votes: 70

35. Francesca da Rimini (1910)

Drama, Short

5.7
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It is a beautiful story simply and clearly told; it all happened in the thirteenth century. Francesca is the daughter of Guido da Polentia, the Lord of Ravenna, Italy. Lanciotto (the Lame),... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Edwin R. Phillips, Florence Turner, Hector Dion, William Raymond

Votes: 6

36. Twelfth Night (1910)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An early silent version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of unrequited love and gender bending.

Directors: Eugene Mullin, Charles Kent | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Charles Kent, Florence Turner, Edith Storey

Votes: 180

37. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.6
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 50

38. The Life of Moses (1909)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.5
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The persecution of the children of Israel by the Egyptians. Now there arose up a new king in Egypt. And he said unto his people... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Pat Hartigan, Julia Arthur, William Humphrey, Charles Kent

Votes: 26

39. Battle of Santiago Bay (1898)

Short, War

5.5
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 12

40. Lightning Sketches (1907)

2 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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An illustrator draws some sketches at lightning speed. He first illustrates how he can turn a written word into a sketch of that word. The first word he writes is coon, which he transforms ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 82

41. Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (1896)

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Artist draws Thomas Edison.

Director: James H. White | Stars: J. Stuart Blackton, Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 133

42. As You Like It (1912)

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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Kent, James Young | Stars: Maurice Costello, Rose Coghlan, Rosemary Theby, Rose Tapley

Votes: 6

43. The Twentieth Century Tramp; or, Happy Hooligan and His Airship (1902)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.2
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A comic picture that defies description. It depicts the Twentieth Century up-to-date tramp flying over the chimney tops of New York City in the latest improved flying machine. Weary Willie ... See full summary »

Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 49

44. Mysterious Cafe, or Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke Have Troubles with a Waiter (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 70

45. The Merchant of Venice (1908)

9 min | Drama, Short

5.2
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, William V. Ranous, Florence Turner, Maurice Costello

Votes: 29

46. Tearing Down the Spanish Flag (1898)

Not Rated | Short, War

5.2
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The film consists of a single shot of a hand tearing down a Spanish flag.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 30

47. Cleopatra (1912)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History

5.1
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The fabled queen of Egypt's affair with Roman general Marc Antony is ulimately disastrous for both of them.

Director: Charles L. Gaskill | Stars: Helen Gardner, Pearl Sindelar, Miss Fielding, Miss Robson

Votes: 353

48. Lady Godiva (1911)

Short, Drama

5.1
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In medieval Coventry a woman takes a naked horse ride to protest against her husbands policy of high taxation.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, Kate Price, Harry Ward

Votes: 34

49. Humpty Dumpty Circus (1908)

Animation, Comedy, Short

5.0
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A reel of mirth-provoking stunts that will draw the pennies from the children, but which is of much interest to young and old alike. It opens with a crowd of children leaving school and ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 6

50. The Clown and the Alchemist (1900)

Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.0
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Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor.... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 102