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1. Snow White (I) (1916)

Unrated | 63 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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Snow White is a motherless princess, who arouses the jealousy and hatred of Mary Jane, her mother's former lady-in-waiting, who is the ugliest woman in the kingdom, but aspires to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Winthrop Ames | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Dorothy Cumming, Creighton Hale, Lionel Braham, Alice Washburn

Votes: 271

2. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Shelley, J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 2,296

3. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913)

Drama

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A peasant girl sent to make a claim on her family's ancestral home in England's Wessex is seduced and left with child by its current owner.

Writer: Thomas Hardy | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Minnie Maddern Fiske, Raymond Bond, David Torrence, John Steppling

4. A Christmas Carol (1910)

11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Writer: Charles Dickens | Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel, Viola Dana

Votes: 370

5. Rescued from an Eagle's Nest (1908)

6 min | Action, Short

5.6
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A family is terrified when an eagle carries off its young child.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Miss Earle, Jinnie Frazer, D.W. Griffith

Votes: 413

6. Four Feathers (1915)

Drama

6.9
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Writer: A.E.W. Mason | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Edgar L. Davenport, Fuller Mellish, Ogden Childe, Howard Estabrook

Votes: 27

7. A Good Little Devil (1914)

50 min | Drama

4.7
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Writers: Rosemonde Gerard, Maurice Rostand, Austin Strong | Directors: Edwin S. Porter, J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Pickford, Ernest Truex, William Norris, Iva Merlin

Votes: 10

8. Caprice (1913)

Comedy, Drama

4.8
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A wealthy young man's marriage to a mountain girl he meets while hunting is disastrous until she abandons him and later reappears incognito as a tutored and sophisticated woman.

Writer: Howard P. Taylor | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Ernest Truex, Ogden Crane

Votes: 8

9. An American Citizen (1914)

Comedy, Romance

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Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Madeleine Lucette Ryley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: John Barrymore, Evelyn Moore, Peter Lang, Hal Clarendon

10. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912)

12 min | Drama, Short

7.0
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Retelling of the famous incident in the 1854 Crimean War when a British cavalry unit, because of a mix-up in orders, charged an almost impregnable Russian artillery position and was decimated.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Richard Neill, James Gordon, Charles Sutton

Votes: 23

11. The Three Musketeers: Part 2 (1911)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Alexandre Dumas père | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Sydney Booth, Herbert Delmar, Jack Chagnon, Harold M. Shaw

12. The Old Monk's Tale (1913)

Short, Drama

6.1
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A monk tells a tale about a woman who can only surrender her heart to a man who can offer her jewels. A poor man falls in love with her and steals jewels off a statue of the Madonna to give to her.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Laura Sawyer, James Gordon, Charles Sutton

Votes: 9

13. The Seven Swans (1917)

Romance, Fantasy

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful little Princess, Tweedledee, who lived with her father and seven brothers in 'The Kingdom of the Seven Dials'. The Wicked Queen, the Witch of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, William E. Danforth, Augusta Anderson, Edwin Denison

14. The Doctor (1911)

Drama, Short

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"The Doctor," is a famous oil painting by Mr. Luke Fields, R.A., of England. In the latter part of this silent drama is shown to the smallest detail the exact reproduction of that famous ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Charles Ogle, Mabel Trunnelle, Herbert Prior, Laura Sawyer

15. The Ransom of Red Chief (1911)

Short, Comedy, Western

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After reading a newspaper article regarding old Tightwad's rise in the world, Bill and Jim hit upon a plan to get some of Tightwad's easy money by holding young Tightwad for ransom. They ... See full summary »

Writer: O. Henry | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Yale Boss

16. Mary Stuart (1913)

Short, Drama

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The beautiful and much loved Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, is one of the most unfortunate and sympathetic characters in history. Born in Scotland, educated at the court of Francis II of ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Friedrich Schiller | Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Richard Neill, Elizabeth Miller, Wallace Scott

18. Mice and Men (1916)

Romance

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Mark Embury sets out to create the perfect wife by adopting Peggy. His work is a success until the girl falls in love with another man. Ultimately, he must give her up and become satisfied ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Ford, Madeleine Lucette Ryley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Marshall Neilan, Charles Waldron, Clarence Handyside

19. A Modern Cinderella (1911)

Drama, Romance, Short

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Here is a new and original working out of the slipper plot and Cinderella gets the prince by a route that is delightfully different. We see her, allured by the waves on the beach and secure... See full summary »

Writer: Bannister Merwin | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Darwin Karr, Mabel Trunnelle, Sydney Booth

20. In the Bishop's Carriage (1913)

Crime, Drama

5.5
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A successful stage actress with a hidden past as a criminal is kept on the path of righteousness by a benefactor.

Writers: Miriam Michelson, B.P. Schulberg | Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Mary Pickford, David Wall, House Peters, Grace Henderson

Votes: 6

21. Rich Man, Poor Man (1918)

Drama, Romance

7.7
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Writers: Tom Bret, George Broadhurst, J. Searle Dawley, Maximilian Foster | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Richard Barthelmess, George Backus, Frederick Warde

Votes: 6

22. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Sam Hardy, Jack W. Johnston, Florence Carpenter

23. Edison's Frankenstein (1990)

19 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Fantasy

7.6
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Thoroughly researched remake of the first screen version of Mary Shelley's story. Blending visual nightmare & Gothic romance, it tells this much trampled tale more as Jekyll and Hyde ghost ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert David, J. Searle Dawley, Mary Shelley | Director: Robert David | Stars: John Golden, Mary Ann Curto, David Paulson, B.J. Cearley

Votes: 21

24. Has the World Gone Mad! (1923)

Drama

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Writer: Daniel Carson Goodman | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Robert Edeson, Hedda Hopper, Vincent Coleman, Mary Alden

25. Aida (I) (1911)

Short, Music

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Aida, daughter of the King of Ethiopia, having fallen a prisoner into the hands of the Egyptians, is given as a slave by their king to his daughter Amneris who, captivated by the grace and ... See full summary »

Directors: Oscar Apfel, J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Marc McDermott, Nancy Avril, Charles Ogle

26. Michael Strogoff (1910)

Short, Drama

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At a diplomatic function given at the Czar's palace in Moscow about 1S70 word is received by the Chief of the Secret Police that all telegraphic communication between the town of Tomsk and ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Jules Verne | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Charles Ogle, Mary Fuller, Marc McDermott, Harold M. Shaw

27. The Three Musketeers: Part 1 (1911)

Short, Drama

7.7
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Writer: Alexandre Dumas père | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Sydney Booth, Herbert Delmar, Jack Chagnon, Harold M. Shaw

Votes: 7

28. The Battle of Trafalgar (1911)

Short, War

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Sydney Booth, Herbert Prior, James Gordon, Charles Ogle

29. Still Waters (1915)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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A canal boat captain disowns his daughter when she marries a circus performer. Years later he is reunited with the granddaughter he never knew.

Writers: Edith Barnard Delano, Hugh Ford | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Robert Broderick, Philip Tonge, Robert Vaughn

30. Always in the Way (1915)

Drama

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Writer: Charles Harris | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, Ethelmary Oakland, Lowell Sherman, Edna Holland

31. Miss George Washington (1916)

Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Writer: Lew Allen | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Frank Losee, Niles Welch, Florence Martin

Votes: 5

32. A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus (1907)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.1
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A generous boy tries to help a girl who does not believe in Santa Claus because of her family's poverty.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gitchner Hartman, Mr. Lehapman, Bessie Schrednecky, William Sorelle

Votes: 73

33. Faust (1909)

Drama, Short

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Faust, an aged philosopher and magician who has grown weary of life and has sought in vain for the secret of eternal youth, decides, after a night's long vigil, to call forth from the ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: William Sorelle

Votes: 5

34. Yosemite National Park and Big Trees of California (1913)

Documentary, Short

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The four horse coach wheels you out on Inspiration Point and there lies Yosemite before you. Look down the valley at the height of the massiveness of El Capitan, the largest rock in the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley

35. Treasure Island (1912)

Short, Adventure

4.8
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Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Addison Rothermel, Laura Sawyer, Ben F. Wilson, Richard Neill

Votes: 5

36. Love's Old Sweet Song (1923)

20 min | Short

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Writers: Augustus Bertilla, Jacques Byrne | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Louis Wolheim, Helen Weir, Donald Gallaher, Helen Lowell

37. A Virgin Paradise (1921)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

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Pearl White is a child living alone on a South Seas island after the death of her missionary father. By a stroke of luck, she becomes an heiress, and is transplanted into modern society.

Writer: Hiram Percy Maxim | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Pearl White, Robert Elliott, Jack Baston, Alan Edwards

38. The Princess and the Peasant (1910)

Short, Drama

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To Have and to Hold often proved a great deal harder in "Ye Olden Times" than today, and it was ever thus in that far away "Kingdom by the Sea," when rank and high title and how degree ... See full summary »

Writer: Bannister Merwin | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Marc McDermott, Mabel Trunnelle

39. The Prince and the Pauper (1909)

Short

5.5
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Tom Canty, an intelligent and partly educated pauper boy, a beggar, the son of a ruffianly father, bore the strongest resemblance to the Prince of Wales. One day Tom wandered near the ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Mark Twain | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Cecil Spooner, Charles Ogle, William Sorelle, Mark Twain

Votes: 11

40. The Valentine Girl (1917)

50 min | Drama, Romance

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Marion ( Marguerite Clark ) a young girl is given up by her guardian to be raised by her father who has a criminal past. Under the enchanting influence of his daughter, he renounces his ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Laura Sawyer | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Frank Losee, Richard Barthelmess, Kathryn Adams

42. The Relief of Lucknow (1912)

Drama, Short

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: James Gordon, William R. Randall, Ben F. Wilson, Richard Neill

43. Marta of the Lowlands (1914)

Drama

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Writer: Àngel Guimerà | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Bertha Kalich, Wellington A. Playter, Hal Clarendon, Frank Holland

44. One of Millions (1914)

Drama, War

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Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Laura Sawyer, Maximillian Jurgens, Gertrude Norman, Robert Broderick

45. Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Short

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Writer: John Drinkwater | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Frank McGlynn Sr.

46. The Nine Lives of a Cat (1907)

Short, Comedy

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The old familiar adage that a cat has nine lives has been taken more or less for granted by the majority of people... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Searle Dawley

47. A Way to the Underworld (1913)

Short, Thriller

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Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Barry O'Moore, William Wadsworth

48. Martin Chuzzlewit (1912)

Drama, Short

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Writer: Charles Dickens | Directors: Oscar Apfel, J. Searle Dawley | Stars: George Lessey, Bessie Learn, Guy Hedlund, Harold M. Shaw

49. When Men Desire (1919)

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A woman detained in Germany attempts to escape so she can reunite with her American lover.

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Adrian Johnson, E. Lloyd Sheldon | Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Edward Elkas, Maude Hill, Florence Martin

50. Bab's Burglar (1917)

Passed | 50 min | Comedy, Romance

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When headstrong young Bab Archibald comes home from school for a vacation, her father--trying to teach his spendthrift daughter the value of money--makes a deal with her: he will deposit ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Margaret Turnbull | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Leone Morgan, Richard Barthelmess, Frank Losee