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

55 min | Drama

5.8
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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

Votes: 171

2. Cleopatra (1912)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History

5.1
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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

Votes: 300

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

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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, George McManus

Votes: 1,099

4. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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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

Votes: 640

5. 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: 100

6. Oliver Twist (1909)

Drama, Short

6.8
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A woman arrives with her baby to a nursing home. She is very sick and dies soon afterwards. The infant, called Oliver Twist, is placed in an orphanage. Some years later the young Oliver, at... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Eugene Mullin | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Edith Storey, William Humphrey, Elita Proctor Otis

Votes: 20

7. 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

Votes: 662

8. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 29

9. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

6.9
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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

Votes: 346

10. 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

Votes: 223

11. Twelfth Night (1910)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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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

Votes: 165

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

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.6
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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

Votes: 644

13. The Life of Moses (1909)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.6
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The persecution of the children of Israel by the Egyptians. Now there arose up a new king in Egypt. And he said unto his people... See full synopsis »

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

Votes: 24

14. Humpty Dumpty Circus (1908)

Animation, Comedy, Short

5.0
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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

Votes: 6

15. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

6.6
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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

Votes: 53

16. Antony and Cleopatra (1908)

Short, Drama, History

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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. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

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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

18. Love Laughs at Locksmiths; an 18th Century Romance (1908)

Short, Romance

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This love story of the eighteenth century opens in the office of an English vintner. The head clerk, a very crabby looking, middle-aged man, is making up his accounts in a ledger, while his... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Florence Lawrence

19. Maude's Naughty Little Brother (1900)

Comedy, Short

4.0
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In a charming dining room a very attractive young lady is seen seated at the table, evidently waiting for the caller who is to share a quiet little dinner for two. A moment later a dude of ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 44

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

100 min | Documentary, Sport

5.7
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Stars: James J. Jeffries, Jack Johnson

Votes: 65

21. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

4.7
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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

Votes: 16

22. The Glorious Adventure (1922)

70 min | Adventure, History

7.5
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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

Votes: 11

23. Tearing Down the Spanish Flag (1898)

Not Rated | Short, War

5.4
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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

Votes: 23

24. Salome (1908)

Short, Drama

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King Herod is enchanted by Salome's dance and grants her wish for the head of John the Baptist.

Writers: Theodore A. Liebler Jr., Oscar Wilde | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Florence Lawrence, Maurice Costello

25. Uncle Tom's Cabin (I) (1910)

Short, Drama

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PART I. The incidents of this story are some of those preceding and lending up to the Civil War in 1861 and the Declaration of Emancipation... See full synopsis »

Writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Eugene Mullin, Rollin S. Sturgeon | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Florence Turner, Mary Fuller, Edwin R. Phillips, Flora Finch

26. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 11

27. Julius Caesar (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, History

6.6
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Shakespeare's historical tragedy of the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, told in fifteen scenes.

Writers: Theodore A. Liebler Jr., William Shakespeare | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: Charles Kent, William Shea, Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous

Votes: 5

29. 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

Votes: 27

30. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1912)

Short, History

8.9
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Writers: Beta Breuil, Abraham Lincoln | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, James Young | Stars: Ralph Ince, Tefft Johnson, James Young, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 8

31. The Virgin Queen (1923)

Drama, History

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A Lord save the queen from a countess's assassination plot.

Writer: Harry Pirie Gordon | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Diana Manners, Carlyle Blackwell, Walter Tennyson, Hubert Carrer

32. 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 »

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

Votes: 7

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

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.5
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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

Votes: 44

34. Mogg Megone, an Indian Romance (1909)

Short, Western

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The story opens with Paul Bonythau, an Indian trader, offering Mogg Megone, chief of the Saco tribe, jewelry, money, etc., for a large strip of laud which he wishes to purchase from the ... See full summary »

Writers: Eugene Mullin, John Greenleaf Whittier | Star: Edith Storey

35. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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Writers: Eugene Mullin, William Shakespeare | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 41

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

1 min | Short, Crime

4.8
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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

Votes: 118

37. A Vitagraph Romance (1912)

10 min | Short, Drama

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"Senator Carter's daughter leaves home and enters the employ of the Vitagraph Company as an actress. After waiting wistfully for her return, Senator Carter passes a theatre one day and sees... See full summary »

Writer: James Young | Director: James Young | Stars: James Morrison, Clara Kimball Young, Edward Kimball, Flora Finch

38. The Story of Treasure Island (1908)

Short, Drama

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The first scene shows part of Flint's old pirate crew, with one-legged John Silver in the lead. They have discovered the hiding place of Billy Bones, the mate of Flint's ship, the "Walrus,"... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: J. Stuart Blackton

39. Raising Old Glory Over Morro Castle (1899)

Short

3.3
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"Down goes the Spanish flag, and up floats the Stars and Stripes. Down falls the symbol of tyranny and oppression that has ruled in the new world for four hundred years, and up goes the ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 49

40. Let Not Man Put Asunder (1924)

Drama

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Writer: Charles L. Gaskill | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Pauline Frederick, Lou Tellegen, Leslie Austin, Helena D'Algy

41. The Fairy Godfather (1917)

Short, Drama

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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Charles Stuart Blackton, Paula Blackton, Violet Virginia Blackton, Jewell Hunt

42. The Automobile Thieves (1906)

Short, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 7

43. Hooligan Assists the Magician (1900)

Comedy, Fantasy, Short

4.7
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This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 55

44. A Curious Dream (1907)

Drama, Short

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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Mark Twain

45. Astor Battery on Parade (1899)

Documentary, Short

3.4
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Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 56

46. A Modern Oliver Twist (1906)

Drama, Short

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Writer: Charles Dickens | Director: J. Stuart Blackton

47. The Battle Cry of Peace (1915)

90 min | Drama

4.0
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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

Votes: 5

48. The Shaughraun (1907)

Short, Drama

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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Florence Lawrence, William Shea

49. Humorous Cartoon (1897)

Documentary, Short

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Director: J. Stuart Blackton

50. Vanity Fair (1911)

Drama, Short

6.4
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Writers: Eugene Mullin, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup

Votes: 8