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1. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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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

Votes: 130

2. 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.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 245

3. She (1908)

Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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A mysterious metal box is bequeathed to Leo, a young Englishman, to be opened on his twenty-fifth birthday. It is opened in the presence of his guardian, and his servant. They find an ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Florence Auer, William V. Ranous

4. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.

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

Votes: 31

5. Hiawatha (1909)

15 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Gladys Hulette, William V. Ranous

Votes: 7

6. Antony and Cleopatra (1908)

Short, Drama, History

4.0
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The story of the ill-fated love affair between Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

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

Votes: 5

7. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.4
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The fourth, and last, of the famous scripts de luxe derived from incidents from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." In this the story is followed from the love of Marius and Cosette to the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 10

8. The Joys of a Jealous Wife (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Mae Costello, William V. Ranous, James Young

9. Les Miserables (Part I) (1909)

Short, Drama

6.9
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The present subject deals with the imprisonment of Jean Valjean and the incidents immediately following his release. He is first shown in his humble home, his family utterly destitute. ... See full summary »

Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, William Humphrey, Helene Costello

Votes: 7

10. A Faithful Servant (1913)

Drama, Short

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, William V. Ranous, James Young

11. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.6
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 50

12. Julius Caesar (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, History

5.8
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Shakespeare's historical tragedy of the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, told in fifteen scenes.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: Charles Kent, William Shea, Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous

Votes: 12

13. Cupid Versus Women's Rights (1913)

Comedy, Drama, Short

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, William V. Ranous

14. Francesca di Rimini; or, The Two Brothers (1908)

Drama, Short

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Scene 1: The Letter. Francesca, surrounded by ladies-in-waiting at the palace. Her father enters, and together they read a letter from Lanciotto, asking for the hand of Francesca. Both are ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Florence Turner, Hector Dion, Paul Panzer

15. The White Slave; or, The Octoroon (1913)

Drama, Short

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Director: James Young | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Earle Williams, Herbert Barry, Lillian Walker

16. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.

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

Votes: 5

17. The Merchant of Venice (1908)

9 min | Drama, Short

5.2
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, William V. Ranous, Florence Turner, Maurice Costello

Votes: 29

18. A Maid of Mandalay (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, William V. Ranous, Doris Thompson

19. The One Good Turn (1913)

Drama, Short

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Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Florence Turner, Leo Delaney, Mae Costello, Helene Costello

20. Othello (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Swayne Gordon, Hector Dion, Paul Panzer

21. The Lonely Princess (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, William V. Ranous, Doris Thompson

22. The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912)

Short, Biography, Western

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Director: Paul Panzer | Stars: William F. Cody, William James Craft, Irving Cummings, Paul Panzer

23. The Spy: A Romantic Story of the Civil War (1907)

Short, Drama

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Director: William V. Ranous | Star: John G. Adolfi

24. The Heart of Esmeralda (1912)

Short, Drama

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Esmeralda Foster, an attractive girl, is very much impressed with Duncan Miller, a crafty country swain, who makes love to Esmeralda because of her father's wealth. Ben Holt, who has been ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Edith Storey, Helen Gardner, Ralph Ince, James Morrison

25. Jack's Chrysanthemum (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

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Lingering amidst the beautiful scenery of Southern Japan in search of pretty subjects for his paintings, Jack one day meets his heart's desire. In turning a corner in his rikshaw he ... See full summary »

Directors: Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, James Young, William V. Ranous

26. Richard III (1908)

Short, Drama

6.4
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Exterior of the Tower of London. Tressel brings to the dethroned Henry VI the news of the loss of the battle of Tewkesbury and the death of the king's son. "Now is the winter of our ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello, Julia Swayne Gordon

Votes: 5

27. The Perplexed Bridegroom (1914)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, William V. Ranous, James Young

28. The Signal Fire (1912)

Short, Western

5.8
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After many days of drifting, the Captain of the good ship Martha finds that he cannot save the vessel which is already a wreck. He will not abandon her, however, but insists that Jack ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Herbert Berry, Leo Delaney, Tefft Johnson, Edith Storey

Votes: 6

29. Delayed Proposals (1913)

Short, Comedy

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It is sometimes decidedly difficult to get a little privacy on shipboard. Several times Jack Hardy almost reaches the proposal point with Marion Van Sickles, but each time the fates are ... See full summary »

Director: James Young | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, James Young, L. Rogers Lytton

30. Vanity Fair (1911)

Drama, Short

5.9
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(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky Sharpe, returns from boarding school. Becky is a natural born flirt. Bashful Joseph Sedley falls desperately in love with her. He takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup

Votes: 11

31. The Mystery of the Stolen Child (1913)

Short, Drama

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An enemy of Mr. Frost, desiring revenge, reads of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Marvell, his daughter and son-in-law. Mr. Frost adopts the little girl and requires a nurse. His enemy sends a ... See full summary »

Directors: Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous | Stars: Maurice Costello, Helene Costello, Clara Kimball Young, George Cooper

32. Saul and David (1909)

10 min | Short, Drama

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The Biblical story of the shepherd boy who became King of the Israelites.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous, Florence Lawrence

33. Les miserables (Part II) (1909)

Short, Drama

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This second incident deals with the unfortunate Fantine and Jean Valjean, now a respectable member of society, thanks to the generous action of the good bishop, and Mayor of the town, is ... See full summary »

Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: Maurice Costello, Mary Maurice, William V. Ranous

34. Sue Simpkins' Ambition (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Leah Baird, Kingsley Higgins, William V. Ranous, Richard Rosson

36. The Chalice of Courage (1915)

65 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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Fearing James Armstrong, a former suitor, Louise Newbold. accompanies her husband William on a trip to the Colorado Rockies. While riding a mountain trail, Louise and her horse fall over a ... See full summary »

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: William Duncan, Myrtle Gonzalez, Natalie De Lontan, George Holt

37. The Little Minister (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

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Director: James Young | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, James Young, Mrs. E.M. Kimball, Robert Gaillard

38. The Spirit of the Orient (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

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A wealthy Englishman living in the suburbs of Bombay, the Hon. Sir Leslie Gillespie, is ensnared into marrying a beautiful but half-caste Hindu girl. He had rescued her from starvation and ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, Mae Costello, William V. Ranous

39. Life's a Game of Cards (1908)

Short, Drama, Western

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Prelude: Sir John Lubbock says "Life's a Game" like the game of cards, fate deals each hand, daily, face down. In life, "It is not always in holding a good hand but in playing a bad band ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: William V. Ranous

40. Heroes of the Mutiny (1911)

Drama, Short

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Gerald O'Hara, a young officer in the Anglo-Indian Army, is in love with his Colonel's daughter. One day he sees Harab, an Indian merchant, unmercifully beating one of his servants, who has... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Ralph Ince, Rose Tapley, Zena Keefe, Tom Fortune

41. Tommy's Sister (1912)

Drama, Short

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Left with two small children, Mrs. Morgan finds it difficult to make both ends meet. Polly, her daughter, does the housework. Tommy is looking for a situation to help his mother. He applies... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Zena Keefe, James Morrison, Rose Tapley

42. At the Eleventh Hour (I) (1912)

Drama, Short

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During a social call at the handsome residence of the Daly's, the men drift into business matters, and Mrs. Daly and Mrs. Richards occupy their time with small talk. Richards has some D. & ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Harry Northrup, Lillian Walker, Herbert Barry, Zena Keefe

43. The Serpents (1912)

Short, Drama

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Wending their way and locating in a land far from the contentions through which they passed a few weeks before, Eric and Chloe are located in a garden spot of primeval beauty, surrounded by... See full summary »

Directors: Charles L. Gaskill, Ralph Ince | Stars: Edith Storey, Ralph Ince, Helen Gardner, Tefft Johnson

44. Treasure Island (1913)

Short, Thriller

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Director: William V. Ranous | Star: William V. Ranous

45. The New Private Secretary (1913)

Short, Drama

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Director: William V. Ranous | Star: Leonard Grover

46. The Hindoo Charm (1913)

Short, Drama

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Director: Maurice Costello | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, James Young, William V. Ranous

47. The Higher Mercy (1912)

Drama, Short

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No matter how absorbed with affairs of state, Abraham Lincoln was always ready to give audience to his little son Tad. Little Tad, playing at the boat landing of the White House lake, falls... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Ralph Ince, Julia Swayne Gordon, James Morrison, Rose Tapley

48. Love Will Out (1914)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ulysses Davis | Stars: J. Carlton Wetherby, Patricia Palmer, William V. Ranous, William R. Dunn

49. Bargain Fiend; or, Shopping à la Mode (1907)

Drama, Short

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Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Florence Lawrence, Florence Turner

50. The Mystery of the Stolen Jewels (1913)

Short, Drama, Mystery

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Lambert Chase, the detective, is on his way to Europe: he is surprised to see a box lowered from a ventilator, leading out to the upper deck. He takes the box, and discovers it contains a ... See full summary »

Directors: Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous | Stars: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, James Young, Kate Price