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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: 2,068

2. Snow White (I) (1916)

Unrated | 63 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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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: 250

3. 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: 347

4. An Unselfish Love (1910)

11 min | Short, Drama

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Unsuccessful in his suit for Mabel, John goes to farm in western Canada. Mabel's father convinces her that John has found another sweetheart, so Mabel accepts an old suitor. A spinster who ... See full summary »

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

5. The Lost Paradise (1914)

Drama

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Writers: Henry C. DeMille, Ludwig Fulda | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: H.B. Warner, Catherine Carter, Mark Price, Arthur Hoops

Votes: 5

6. 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

7. Leah Kleschna (1913)

Crime, Drama

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The daughter of a master jewel thief continues his ways, but relents when caught by a man who shows her the error of her ways instead of calling the police. Her reformation is clouded when ... See full summary »

Writer: C.M.S. McLellan | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Carlotta Nillson, House Peters, Hal Clarendon, Alexander Gaden

8. Four Feathers (1915)

Drama

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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

9. 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

10. Mice and Men (1916)

Romance

5.0
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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

Votes: 6

11. 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: 349

12. A Good Little Devil (1914)

Drama

5.3
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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

13. Molly Make-Believe (1916)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Young Molly brings her little brother and her bulldog to the big city in hopes of finding success. She takes a job at a firm which provides letter- writing services for those unable to do ... See full summary »

Writers: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, Hugh Ford, Doty Hobart | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Mahlon Hamilton, Dick Gray, Helen Dahl

14. 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

15. Broadway Broke (1923)

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Nellie Wayne, a retired Broadway actress, has a small dog named "Chum", who is part of a vaudeville act and is the sole support of the family. Looking for ways to make more money, she ... See full summary »

Writer: John Lynch | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Carr, Percy Marmont, Gladys Leslie, Dore Davidson

16. The Seven Swans (1917)

Romance, Fantasy

6.6
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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

Votes: 5

17. 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

18. Caprice (1913)

Comedy, Drama

5.2
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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: 9

19. A Suburbanite's Ingenious Alarm (1908)

7 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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An office worker takes desperate measures in an attempt to get up on time in the morning.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 53

20. In the Bishop's Carriage (1913)

Crime, Drama

6.3
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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. 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: 12

22. Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Short

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

23. 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

24. Hansel and Gretel (1909)

Drama, Short

5.9
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We are transported back to the little Dutch cottage in the woods and see little Hansel and Gretel and their parents, and we feel their hunger and are glad when their father starts out with ... See full summary »

Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Cecil Spooner, Mary Fuller, Ethel Browning

Votes: 7

25. 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

26. Miss George Washington (1916)

Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Writer: Lew Allen | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Frank Losee, Niles Welch, Florence Martin

Votes: 6

27. Treasure Island (1912)

Short, Adventure

5.0
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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: 6

28. The Lie (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Henry Arthur Jones, Charles Maigne | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Elsie Ferguson, David Powell, John L. Shine, Percy Marmont

29. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1911)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: William West, Mary Fuller, Yale Benner, James Gordon

30. Edison's Frankenstein (1990)

19 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Fantasy

7.4
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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: 19

32. Aida (I) (1911)

Short, Music

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

33. The Doomed Ship (1911)

Drama, Short

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Charles Sutton, Mabel Trunnelle, Richard Neill, James Gordon

34. The Battle of Trafalgar (1911)

Short, War

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

35. A Chase Across the Continent (1912)

Drama, Short

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Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Charles Riegel, Camille Dalberg, Laura Sawyer, Ben F. Wilson

36. 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

37. The Diamond Crown (1913)

Short, Mystery

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Writer: J. Searle Dawley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Laura Sawyer, Charles Ogle, Robert Brower, Mrs. William Bechtel

38. Bab's Burglar (1917)

Passed | 50 min | Comedy, Romance

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

39. Michael Strogoff (1910)

Short, Drama

6.2
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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

Votes: 6

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, Marc McDermott, Bigelow Cooper, Miriam Nesbitt

41. 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: 24

42. 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

43. The Ransom of Red Chief (1911)

Short, Comedy, Western

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

44. An American Citizen (1914)

Comedy, Romance

3.2
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Writers: J. Searle Dawley, Madeleine Lucette Ryley | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: John Barrymore, Evelyn Moore, Peter Lang, Hal Clarendon

Votes: 6

45. Cupid's Pranks (1908)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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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: 70

46. The Princess and the Peasant (1910)

Short, Drama

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

47. 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

49. A Rose of the Tenderloin (1909)

Short, Drama

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A woman is living outside the social pale, trying to keep her child from being taken away from her by its rich and highly respectable aunt and uncle. A notorious gambler, "Tenderloin Harry,... See full summary »

Writer: Bannister Merwin | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Harold M. Shaw, Robert Brower, Bernardine Prissi Leist

50. Faust (1909)

Drama, Short

6.7
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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 Goethe | Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: William Sorelle

Votes: 7