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1. 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: 2,395

2. 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

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

6 min | Action, Short

5.7
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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: 429

4. Caprice (1913)

Comedy, Drama

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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

5. The House of the Seven Gables (1910)

Drama, Thriller, Short

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There is a carpenter by the name of Maule who owns a pretty little cottage in the historic town of Salem. A great man of the village, Col, Pyncheon by name, fancies this place as a site for... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Nathaniel Hawthorne | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Star: Mary Fuller

6. 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: 377

7. 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

8. The Three Musketeers: Part 2 (1911)

Short, Drama

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D'Artagnan having discovered that the girl he has rescued on his way to Paris is none other than the Queen's confidante, Constance, loses little time in becoming better acquainted. The ... See full summary »

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

9. Four Feathers (1915)

Drama

7.1
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Writer: A.E.W. Mason | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Edgar L. Davenport, Fuller Mellish, Ogden Childe, Howard Estabrook

Votes: 25

10. Lochinvar (1909)

Short, Drama

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Sir Walter Raleigh's romantic story of the love that laughed at more than locksmiths, and to which even castle walls and haughty fathers were no bar, is told by the Edison Company with a ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Walter Scott | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marc McDermott, Mary Fuller, Harold M. Shaw

11. In the Bishop's Carriage (1913)

Crime, Drama

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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

12. Has the World Gone Mad! (1923)

Drama

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Mrs. Adams ( Hedda Hopper ) succumbs to the spirit of jazz, moves into her own apartment, and even has an affair with Mr. Bell ( Charles Richman ), the father of her son's sweetheart. Miss ... See full summary »

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

13. 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

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

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.2
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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: 75

15. The Declaration of Independence (I) (1911)

Drama, Short

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We see Jefferson writing the declaration with extracts from the famous document and the next morning the argument and final adoption of it by Congress, while John Adams' son, afterward the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marc McDermott, Robert Brower, Harry Linson, Miriam Nesbitt

16. 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

17. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912)

12 min | Drama, Short

7.1
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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: 21

18. 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

19. Cupid's Pranks (1908)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

4.6
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Cupid visits a ballroom dance and tries to bring a couple together.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Violette Hill, Mr. Barry, Marie Murray, Phineas Nairs

Votes: 76

20. The Prince and the Pauper (1909)

Short

5.2
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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: 9

21. The Mysterious Miss Terry (1917)

Mystery

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The Mysterious Miss Terry is a 1917 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. The film stars Billie Burke, who at the time was ... See full summary »

Writers: Gelett Burgess, J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Billie Burke, Thomas Meighan, Walter Hiers, Gerald Oliver Smith

22. The Battle of Trafalgar (1911)

Short, War

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We show Lord Nelson leaving the admiralty room where he makes his famous speech and then introduce him with his captains giving the details of that wonderful plan of attack which was ... See full summary »

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

23. Edison's Frankenstein (1990)

19 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Fantasy

7.9
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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. Rich Man, Poor Man (1918)

Drama, Romance

8.2
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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: 5

25. False to Their Trust (1913)

Short, Thriller

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Writers: Bannister Merwin, James Oppenheim | Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Barry O'Moore, Harry Beaumont

26. An Hour Before Dawn (1913)

Drama

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A female detective goes undercover as a chorus girl to solve the murder of a scientist whose son was threatened with disinheritance for his a romance with a chorus girl.

Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Laura Sawyer, House Peters, Edward Earle, William C. Chamberlin

27. 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

28. Miss George Washington (1916)

Comedy, Romance

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

29. Fireside Reminiscences (1908)

8 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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A broken-hearted husband thinks about the past as he sits by the fireplace.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Miss Abbott, Miss Acton, Edward Boulden, Mr. Sullivan

Votes: 61

30. Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Short

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

31. 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

32. 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

33. A Good Little Devil (1914)

50 min | Drama

5.7
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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: 7

34. 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

35. The Battle of Bunker Hill (1911)

Short, War

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Col. Prescott, one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, is busily engaged drilling his company of Minute Men. Among them is Jack Harrow, who shows such enthusiasm and ability that Prescott singles... See full summary »

Writer: Clyde Fitch | Directors: Oscar Apfel, J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Mabel Trunnelle, Guy Coombs, Frank McGlynn Sr.

36. Faust (1909)

Drama, Short

7.0
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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

37. Bab's Diary (1917)

Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Martha D. Foster, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Margaret Turnbull | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Nigel Barrie, Leone Morgan, Frank Losee

39. The Dancer and the King (1914)

Drama

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The secretary of the young king of Bavarre sees and is impressed with a little girl. He watches her dancing in the street. When her father dies, the secretary takes the little dancer under ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Carewe, J. Searle Dawley | Director: Étienne Arnaud | Stars: Cecil Spooner, Victor Sutherland, Arthur Evans, Howard Lang

40. 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

41. Helene of the North (1915)

Drama, Romance

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Conway Tearle, Elliott Dexter, Robert Rogers

42. Chelsea 7750 (1913)

Drama

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A detective's daughter is kidnapped by a gang of counterfeiters led by an evil professor whose son has been sent to prison based on the detective's evidence.

Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Henry E. Dixey, Laura Sawyer, House Peters, Martin Faust

43. The Daughter of the Hills (1913)

Short, Drama

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A Roman gladiator marries a shepherdess, who is horrified by his brutality in the arena, until he is moved by the Christian evangelism of Paul.

Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Laura Sawyer, David Davies, P.W. Nares, Wellington A. Playter

44. The Port of Doom (1913)

Drama

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Detective Kate Kirby discovers that a ship captain has been sent on a doomed voyage by his rival for the affections of the shipowner's daughter.

Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Laura Sawyer, House Peters, David Wall, Peter Lang

45. The Three Musketeers: Part 1 (1911)

Short, Drama

7.7
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D'Artagan leaves home to seek his fortune. Armed with his father's sword and a letter to the Captain of the King's Musketeers, he rides forth boldly to face the world. At a wayside inn he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7

46. 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

47. 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

48. Master and Pupil (1912)

Short, Drama

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Harry Furniss, Mary Fuller, Harold M. Shaw, Augustus Phillips

49. Comedy and Tragedy (1909)

Short, Drama

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A strong dramatic story is woven around the love of a famous actress who has become deeply infatuated with the handsome bodyguard of a Prince. The Prince, himself enamored of the actress, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Madame Pilar-Morin, Marc McDermott

50. The Star Spangled Banner (1911)

Short, Drama

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We are shown the spirit of the time of eighteen hundred and twelve, and here we are introduced to Dr. Beanes and his family; their friendship for the young loyal Key and the doctor's ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Guy Coombs, Sydney Booth, Mary Fuller, Gladys Hulette