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1. A Daughter of the Gods (1916)

180 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, Hal De Forest, Marcelle Hontabat

Votes: 21

2. The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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A dramatization of the Russian revolution and the influence upon the Russian royal family of the famous "mad monk," Rasputin.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Edward Connelly, Iliodor, Alfred Hickman, Conway Tearle

Votes: 9

3. Neptune's Daughter (1914)

70 min | Fantasy

5.9
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The daughter of King Neptune determines to avenge the death of her sister, who was caught in a fishing net laid by the king of a country above the waves. However, she soon falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, William Welsh, Leah Baird

Votes: 17

4. The Lighthouse Keeper (1911)

Drama, Short

7.1
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Tom Alkins, a sturdy fisherman, loves Polly Berry, the daughter of old Nat Berry, the keeper of the light. Bert Duncan also loves Polly and is insanely jealous of Tom. The course of true ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: William E. Shay, Mary Pickford, J. Farrell MacDonald, Jack Harvey

Votes: 8

5. The Great Universal Mystery (1914)

10 min | Short, Documentary

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A promotional one-reel film promoting the stars of Universal Pictures.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: King Baggot, Leah Baird, Fred J. Balshofer, Isadore Bernstein

6. The Bishop's Candlesticks (1913)

Drama, Short

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Frank Smith

7. A Manly Man (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Norman Duncan, a civil engineer in the employ of the United States government, loves Elinor Williams and they are happy in their plighted troth. Duncan is ordered to the Philippines to take... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: William E. Shay, Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Rea

Votes: 8

8. The Lone Wolf (1917)

Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Hazel Dawn, Bert Lytell, Cornish Beck, Stephen Grattan

9. Sin (1915)

Drama

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Italian peasant girl deserts her fiancé for wealthy gangster and departs for America.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Theda Bara, William E. Shay, Warner Oland, Louise Rial

10. Kreutzer Sonata (1915)

Passed | 50 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Miriam, a young Russian girl has an unfortunate love affair and is threatened with disgrace by having a child out of wedlock. Her father induces Gregor Randor, a young musician, to marry ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Nance O'Neil, Theda Bara, Henry Bergman, William E. Shay

Votes: 7

11. The Two Orphans (1915)

Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Theda Bara, Jean Sothern, William E. Shay, Herbert Brenon

12. The Tables Turned (1912)

Comedy, Drama, Short

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Rose Despard saw her young husband holding an interesting conversation in his office with another young lady. Home she goes and confides her troubles to her maid. This shrewd young woman ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: King Baggot, Jessie Cummings, William E. Shay

13. Leah, the Forsaken (1912)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Vivian Prescott, William E. Shay, Grace Lewis, Edward LeSaint

14. From the Bottom of the Sea (1911)

Short, Drama

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It has to do with the love affair of an ensign on a submarine boat and the daughter of a lieutenant, his superior officer. The scene is laid in the U.S. Navy and a genuine submarine boat ... See full summary »

Stars: William E. Shay, Ethel Grandin, Edward LeSaint, Mary Pickford

15. The Telephone Girl (1927)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Madge Bellamy, Holbrook Blinn, Warner Baxter, May Allison

16. Sweet Memories (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.0
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An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, thinking especially about her now-departed husband and the things they did together. Though it is sad that these times are now ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Mary Pickford, King Baggot, Owen Moore, William E. Shay

Votes: 29

17. Winning the Latonia Derby (1912)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Luther Clews, a Kentucky gentleman of the old school, finds himself in financial difficulties. His son, Howard, owns Queen Bee, whom the father and son expect to retrieve the family fortune... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, William Robert Daly, Violet Horner, Jane Fearnley

18. The Ruling Passion (1916)

Drama

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Director: James C. McKay | Stars: William E. Shay, Claire Whitney, Harry Burkhardt, Edward Boring

19. The Heart of Maryland (1915)

60 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Mrs. Leslie Carter, William E. Shay, J. Farrell MacDonald, Matt Snyder

20. Robespierre (1913)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, William Welsh, Jane Fearnley, Frank Smith

21. His Hour of Triumph (1913)

Short, Drama

5.5
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Leonard Dare, a producer, finds himself without a player strong enough to enact the part of Philip Dawany, one of the important characters of the cast. His company is temporarily dismissed ... See full summary »

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: William E. Shay, Jane Gail, William Welsh, Mabel Halsey

Votes: 6

22. Mrs. Matthews, Dressmaker (1912)

Short, Drama

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John Matthews is a common laborer, happy to be in possession of a wife and child. He dies in happiness, so to speak, being stricken at work. The wife has been a dressmaker before marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Francis J. Grandon | Stars: Eddie Lyons, Margarita Fischer, Miss Van Selle, William E. Shay

23. Up Against It (1912)

Comedy, Short

4.2
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Amos Bentley was up against it in more senses than one. Times were so hard with him that he had to part with the furniture of his little apartment in order to pay his debts. However, things... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, Vivian Prescott, William Robert Daly, William E. Shay

Votes: 6

24. The Eternal Sin (1917)

Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Florence Reed, William E. Shay, Stephen Grattan, Richard Barthelmess

25. The Soul of Broadway (1915)

Passed | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Grace Leonard, a typical woman of the New York stage, beautiful but old in sin, seduces William Craig, who becomes a thief in order to shower luxuries upon her. He is sentenced to prison ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Valeska Suratt, William E. Shay, Mabel Allen, Sheridan Block

26. Vengeance (1912)

Short, Drama

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James Ridley. A young man of good family, but who has wasted his inheritance in gambling, is caught in a great railroad accident and reported dead. Shortly after he kills a man in a drunken... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Vivian Prescott, William E. Shay, W.E. Lawrence, William R. Dunn

27. The Tenth Commandment (1914)

30 min | Short, Drama

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The action of the play, briefly told, relates the conditions arising in the home of an ambitious doctor which caused his wife to leave him. The wife was not bad. She was just selfish and ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Ruth Donnelly, Hobart Henley, Violet Mersereau

28. In Old Tennessee (1912)

Short, Drama

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Nell, a female government agent is under cover in the Cumberland mountains. She bribes a poor mountain man to betray his neighbors, but he has a change of heart and rats her out to the ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, Jane Fearnley, Joe Moore, William Robert Daly

29. A Timely Repentance (1912)

Drama, Short

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John Crawford, an honest mechanic, and Wilbur Robinson, a young man of leisure, both love the same girl. She marries Crawford and a baby comes to cheer their home. Crawford is engaged in ... See full summary »

Director: William H. Clifford | Stars: Mary Pickford, Edward LeSaint, William E. Shay, Lucille Young

30. The Old Rag Doll (1914)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Leah Baird, Katherine Lee, Jane Lee

31. The Universal Boy (I) (1914)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Frank Hall Crane | Stars: Matty Roubert, King Baggot, William E. Shay, Frank Hall Crane

32. When the Heart Calls (1914)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Hobart Henley, Violet Mersereau, William E. Shay, Mrs. Allen Walker

33. Lady Audley's Secret (1912)

Drama, Short

7.4
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Sir Robert Audley, while a good and honorable man, has no social ambitions, and after a time Lady Audley's life becomes monotonous, so she devises a scheme which she believes will be of ... See full summary »

Directors: Herbert Brenon, Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, Jane Fearnley, William E. Shay, William Welsh

Votes: 5

34. The Fugitives (1912)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Vivian Prescott

35. The Doctor's Deceit (1914)

Short, Drama

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Shelley, the lawyer, wins the hand of Emily Davis against his rival, Dr. Harry Wales. Dr. Wales remains their friend, but his love for the girl never dies. Time passes and the young doctor ... See full summary »

Stars: William E. Shay, Leah Baird, William Welsh, Frank Hall Crane

36. When the World Was Silent (1914)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Leah Baird, William Welsh

37. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (1913)

Short, Drama

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Stars: William E. Shay, Jane Fearnley

38. The Aggressor (1911)

Short, Drama

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Hank Denby, a miner, has a loving little wife, but he is a brute and abuses her. She bears it patiently until one day when forbearance ceases to be a virtue. He goes out to his work after ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas H. Ince, George Loane Tucker | Stars: William E. Shay, Ethel Grandin

39. Secret Service Sam (1913)

Short, Drama

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The chief of the secret service warned his detectives to watch for Mme. Trebillie and two noted spies, suspected of shadowing diplomatic attachés. Secret Service Sam was given charge, a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Jane Fearnley, Ben Hall, Mayre Hall

40. The Clemenceau Case (1915)

Drama

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Bara as the wife-vampire - her third picture.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Theda Bara, William E. Shay, Mrs. Allen Walker, Stuart Holmes

41. The Lure of the Picture (1912)

Drama, Short

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Antonio Morse is a struggling artist in Rome, devoted to his attractive young wife and baby. He cannot dispose of his picture, however, and as the story opens, there is no food in the house... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: William Robert Daly, Vivian Prescott, William E. Shay, Edith Haldeman

42. The Romance of an Old Maid (1912)

Comedy, Romance, Short

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Ruth Dayton, though she was smiled at by her friends, and regarded as having reached that stage of life when heart affairs had ceased to trouble her, was nevertheless not lost to ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, Rolinda Bainbridge, Gladys Egan, William E. Shay

43. Lass o' the Light (1912)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Vivian Prescott, Frank Smith, William E. Shay, William R. Dunn

44. The Price of Sacrilege (1914)

Short, Drama

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The play opens with a beautifully colored scene of an Italian village. We are introduced to Teresa, the village coquette, who is the despair of the rustic beaus. Luigi is passionately in ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Leah Baird, William E. Shay, Mrs. Allen Walker, William Welsh

45. The Loan Shark (II) (1912)

Drama, Short

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Jacob Elliott, who is in moderate circumstances, finds after the death of his wife and daughter that he must apply to a loan shark to obtain the money in order to settle his many bills. He ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, Grace Lewis, William Robert Daly, William E. Shay

46. The Millionaire Cop (1912)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Jack Gardner, son of Justin Gardner, has been reared in luxury, but his mind was not run to business; his great ambition is to be a politician, at which his father rebels. Jack has to ... See full summary »

Stars: King Baggot, Violet Horner, William E. Shay, Mabel Halsey

47. The Battle of the Wills (1911)

Drama, Short

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Laura Danvers, a handsome young woman, is the betrothed of Dr. Roy Crawford, a young physician who is practicing in the west. She is also loved by Pierre Rameau, a hypnotist, who places the... See full summary »

Stars: King Baggot, Lucille Young, William E. Shay

48. In Self Defense (1914)

Short

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Hobart Henley, Violet Mersereau, William Welsh, William E. Shay

49. Bubbles (1916)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, Jane Fearnley

50. Peg o' the Wilds (1914)

Short, Drama

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Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Violet Mersereau, William Welsh, Hobart Henley, William E. Shay