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1. 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

Votes: 147

2. 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.

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

Votes: 33

3. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.5
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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: 54

4. Julius Caesar (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, History

5.7
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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: 13

5. Vanity Fair (1911)

Drama, Short

5.7
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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: 13

6. Antony and Cleopatra (1908)

Short, Drama, History

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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

7. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.2
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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: 11

8. The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912)

Short, Biography, Western

3.3
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While on a vacation, an elderly Buffalo Bill dreams of his adventures as a young man when he scouted for the cavalry, fought Indians and captured outlaws.

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

Votes: 6

9. Poet and Peasant (1912)

Drama, Romance, Short

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Louis La Salle, a young poet, tired of the dissipations of Paris, resolves to quit Paris for a summer holiday and go for a walking tour in Normandy. Mr. Savard lives on his small farm with ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Herbert Barry, Charles Eldridge, Clara Kimball Young, James Young

10. 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

11. 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: 258

12. 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

13. Hiawatha (1909)

15 min | Drama, Short

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

Votes: 7

14. Richard III (1908)

Short, Drama

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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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. The Face on the Bar-Room Floor (1908)

Short, Drama

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The Unexpected: A convivial group around the bar. Weary Willie blows in. A human wreck. Amuses the crowd. Gets free drink. Chance word awakens pride. A soul laid bare. His Life's Story: ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Charles Inslee, William V. Ranous, David Wall

19. 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

20. The Lonely Princess (1913)

Short, Drama, Romance

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The daughter of Prince Rafaello, an impoverished nobleman, is growing tired of life on account of her lonely existence. One day a young American millionaire, named Endicott, spending a part... See full summary »

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

21. Love's Stratagem (1909)

Short, Romance

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Director: Harry Solter | Stars: William V. Ranous, Florence Lawrence, King Baggot

22. Les misérables (Part III) (1909)

Short, Drama

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The third in the series of films de luxe based upon incidents of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Cosette will be found to be a worthy successor to The Galley Slave and Fantine. Although ... See full summary »

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

23. An Intercepted Vengeance (1915)

Short, Western

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Director: Ulysses Davis | Stars: Patricia Palmer, Jack Mower, George Stanley, William V. Ranous

24. The Skull (1913)

Short, Drama, Horror

6.8
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Just as the bead clerk and his assistants are closing up the jewelry store for the day, a package containing a very costly necklace arrives by special messenger. The large safe deposit ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Florence Turner, Leo Delaney, George Cooper, Edwin R. Phillips

Votes: 6

25. Treasure Island (1913)

Short, Thriller

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

26. The Easterner; or, A Tale of the West (1907)

Short, Western

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Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: William V. Ranous

27. Civilization (1911)

Short, Drama

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Star: William V. Ranous

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

Drama, Short

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

29. The New Magdalen (1910)

Short

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Mercy Merrick, a beautiful young English woman, is the victim of a heartless man. When she learns that he is married she is about to commit suicide and is prevented from doing so by Julian ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph A. Golden | Stars: Pearl White, Paul Panzer, William V. Ranous

30. The Discoverers: A Grand Historical Pageant Picturing the Discovery and Founding of New France, Canada (1908)

Short, Drama

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Our picture opens in the Indian village of Stadacone, now the City of Quebec, in the year 1534. A lone Indian standing on the bank overlooking the river sees strange ships approaching. He ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: William V. Ranous

32. 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

33. Western Courtship: A Love Story of Arizona (1908)

Short, Western

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In a room of the modest home of a western ranchman, the owner, a middle-aged man, is seated smoking. His daughter, Beth, young, pretty, simply but becomingly dressed, is sewing. The girl ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: William V. Ranous

34. A Self-Made Hero (1910)

Short, Comedy, Romance

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A young man desperately tries to win over his sweetheart's father through various impossible situations.

Director: Harry Solter | Stars: Florence Lawrence, King Baggot, William V. Ranous

35. 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

36. Man, Hat and Cocktail, a New Drink, But an Old Joke (1907)

Short, Comedy

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Director: William V. Ranous

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. Sue Simpkins' Ambition (1912)

Comedy, Short

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My, my, but Sue Simpkins is some elocutionist. With longing aspirations to the stage, she pays a visit to the newly-opened motion picture show and her ambition takes a new turn, and she ... See full summary »

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

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

Short, Drama

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

42. An Eventful Elopement (1912)

Comedy, Romance, Short

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Emphatically opposed to Jack Moss, old Mr. McGillicuddy puts the ban on his marriage to his daughter Dolly. The old gentleman is adamant to the appeals of the young lovers and interposes ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Edwin R. Phillips, John Bunny, Lillian Walker, Kate Price

43. 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

44. 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

45. The Voiceless Message (1911)

Drama, Short

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Mr. and Mrs. Tinsdale, a wealthy couple, after the death of their little daughter, are inconsolable until one day they visit an orphan asylum and see a sweet little deaf and dumb girl, whom... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Robert Gaillard, Anne Schaefer, Adele DeGarde, William R. Dunn

46. Getting Up a Practice (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Becoming impatient waiting for patients, young Doctor Bob Lyons is about discouraged. To add to his misery, his sweetheart's father, Mr. Irving, distinctly objects to Emily, his daughter, ... See full summary »

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

47. 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

48. The Locked House (1914)

Short, Comedy

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Director: George D. Baker | Stars: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Charles Eldridge, Ethel Corcoran

49. The Hindoo's Curse (1912)

Drama, Short

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Living by their wits in India, two adventurers, Guy Randall and Jack Lowell, are caught cheating in a game of cards at the English army quarters. They are about to leave India, when their ... See full summary »

Director: William V. Ranous | Stars: Harry Northrup, Herbert Barry, Zena Keefe, Tefft Johnson

50. Mr. Mintern's Misadventures (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Madison Mintern is crossed in love. He goes to Europe. Muriel Leach, also crossed in love, and hating men, takes passage on the same boat. Trapper, a detective, also a passenger, is in ... See full summary »

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