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

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Writer: Winsor McCay | Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, Moe Howard

2. The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)

55 min | Drama

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

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

3. 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.

Writers: Eugene Mullin, William Shakespeare | Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

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

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.7
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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

5. 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

6. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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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

7. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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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

8. The Battle Cry of Peace (1915)

90 min | Drama

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Enemy agents under the leadership of "Emanon" conspire with pacifists to keep the American defense appropriations down at a time when forces of the enemy are preparing to invade. The ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Stuart Blackton, Hudson Maxim | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Wilfrid North | Stars: Charles Richman, L. Rogers Lytton, James Morrison, Mary Maurice

9. Cleopatra (1912)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, History

5.2
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The fabled queen of Egypt's affair with Roman general Marc Antony is ulimately disastrous for both of them.

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

10. The Life of Moses (1909)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.2
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Pat Hartigan, Julia Arthur, William Humphrey, Charles Kent

11. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Drama, Mystery

4.3
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore A. Liebler Jr. | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

12. The Glorious Adventure (1922)

70 min | Adventure, History

7.0
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An Earl's cousin survives drowning and saves a lady from the Great Fire of London.

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

13. Battle of Manila Bay (1898)

Short, War

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Reenactment with miniatures of the battle in the Philippines.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton

14. Humpty Dumpty Circus (1908)

Animation, Comedy, Short

5.2
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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

15. Statue of Liberty (1898)

Documentary, Short

3.7
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Director: James H. White

16. Antony and Cleopatra (1908)

Short, Drama, History

3.4
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The story of the ill-fated love affair between Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Kent | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Lawrence, William V. Ranous, Charles Chapman

17. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

7.0
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Eugene Mullin | Director: William Humphrey | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

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

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.3
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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

19. Goodness Gracious (1914)

Comedy, Short

8.4
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Writers: J. Stuart Blackton, James Young | Director: James Young | Stars: Sidney Drew, Clara Kimball Young, Ned Finley, Kate Price

20. The Merchant of Venice (1908)

9 min | Drama, Short

5.4
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Writers: Theodore A. Liebler Jr., William Shakespeare | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, William V. Ranous, Florence Turner, Maurice Costello

21. Battle of Santiago Bay (1898)

Short, War

5.2
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton

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

Short, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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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

23. Les Miserables (Part I) (1909)

Short, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Victor Hugo, Eugene Mullin | Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, William Humphrey, Helene Costello

24. The Airship; or, 100 Years Hence (1908)

Short, Comedy

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In this picture we anticipate the probable means of navigation in the coming century. A young lady and a friend are observed entering an air-ship. The vehicle is loaded with ballast, sand ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton

25. The San Francisco Earthquake (1906)

Short

6.8
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Director: J. Stuart Blackton

26. The Automobile Thieves (1906)

Short, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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

27. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

7.0
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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

28. The Artist's Dilemma (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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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

29. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.

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

30. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.7
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Jean Valjean, a good and decent man who has nevertheless been convicted of a crime, escapes incarceration and lives for years shadowed by the vindictive and merciless man of the law, Javert.

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

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

100 min | Documentary, Sport

5.6
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Stars: James J. Jeffries, Jack Johnson

32. Napoleon, the Man of Destiny (1909)

Drama, Short

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The picture opens with Napoleon at Malmaison after the battle of Waterloo. He visits the room where Josephine died, enters slowly, walks sadly around, looks at her portrait, then sits in a ... See full summary »

Writer: Eugene Mullin | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William Humphrey, John G. Adolfi, Julia Arthur, Edwin R. Phillips

34. 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 »

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

35. Tearing Down the Spanish Flag (1898)

Not Rated | Short, War

5.5
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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

36. The Burglar on the Roof (I) (1898)

1 min | Short, Crime

4.7
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There is a burglar on the rooftop of a Manhattan office building, and he is trying to break in. Two women spot him, and one of them begins beating him with a broom as they wait for help to ... See full summary »

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

38. Love's Sunset (1913)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Mrs. Owen Bronson | Director: Frederick A. Thomson | Stars: Earle Williams, Clara Kimball Young, Darwin Karr, Jack Harvey

39. Ruy Blas (1909)

Short, Drama

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Ruy Blas, one of Don Salluste's lackeys, falls in love with the young Queen of Spain. A woman scorned. Don Salluste refuses to marry his victim and is banished. Don Salluste plots vengeance... See full summary »

Writers: Victor Hugo, Eugene Mullin | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William Humphrey, Maurice Costello, Julia Arthur, John G. Adolfi

40. The American (1927)

Western

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Seref, who returns to his country after many years in America, as a dollar billionaire with a cowboy hat on his head, and with his Dallas-type boots has an interesting past: Twenty years ... See full summary »

Writers: Marian Constance Blackton, Jewel Spencer | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Charles Ray, Bessie Love, Ward Crane, Evelyn Selbie

41. 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.

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

42. The Lady of the Lake (1912)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Eugene Mullin, Sir Walter Scott | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Harry T. Morey, Ralph Ince, Edith Storey, Harry Northrup

43. The Spirit of Christmas (1913)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Elaine S. Carrington | Directors: William Humphrey, Tefft Johnson | Stars: William Humphrey, Marie Weirman, Ethel Corcoran, Florence Foley

45. The Life of Napoleon (1909)

Drama, Short

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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William Humphrey, John G. Adolfi, Julia Arthur, Edwin R. Phillips

46. Lightning Sketches (1907)

2 min | Animation, Short

5.4
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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

47. Lady Godiva (1911)

Short, Drama

5.7
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In medieval Coventry a woman takes a naked horse ride to protest against her husbands policy of high taxation.

Writers: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Eugene Mullin | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, Kate Price, Harry Ward

48. The Redeeming Sin (1925)

70 min | Drama

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Writer: Marian Constance Blackton | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Lou Tellegen, Carl Miller, Otis Harlan

49. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.

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

50. Hooligan Takes His Annual Bath (1901)

Comedy, Short

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A number of ladies are horrified at the sudden appearance of Hooligan, who in the excitement of taking his annual bath, has forgotten to remove his clothes. As he splashes toward the raft ... See full summary »

Writer: Frederick Opper | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith | Star: J. Stuart Blackton