Most Voted Titles Released 1912-01-01 to 1912-12-31


1. The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 1,786

2. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,348

3. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Anthony O'Sullivan, Edwin August

Votes: 869

4. How a Mosquito Operates (1912)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.5
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A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 742

5. The New York Hat (1912)

16 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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When Mrs. Harding dies, she leaves a mysterious letter to her pastor. The note tells how her cold, miserly husband worked her to death. She asks the pastor to administer a small trust which... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 522

6. The Conquest of the Pole (1912)

33 min | Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

Votes: 509

7. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller

6.8
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth, Robert Harron

Votes: 493

8. The Land Beyond the Sunset (1912)

Unrated | 14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin, Ethel Jewett

Votes: 485

9. Falling Leaves (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling. Little Trixie knows all this because ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Mace Greenleaf, Blanche Cornwall, Marian Swayne, Magda Foy

Votes: 431

10. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912)

TV-PG | 71 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: R. Henderson Bland, Percy Dyer, Gene Gauntier, Alice Hollister

Votes: 332

11. The Painted Lady (1912)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 316

12. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912)

12 min | Short, Horror

6.0
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Lucius Henderson | Stars: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline, Jane Gail

Votes: 305

13. 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.

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

Votes: 301

14. For His Son (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine. Dopokoke is advertised as relief "for that tired feeling." The... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Dorothy Bernard

Votes: 272

15. The Sunbeam (1912)

17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

6.4
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Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing the bachelor ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson

Votes: 253

16. A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)

13 min | Comedy, Short

5.1
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Wife plots to cure her husband of his inveterate poker playing.

Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Leah Baird, Charles Eldridge

Votes: 233

17. Troubles of a Grasswidower (1912)

TV-G | 10 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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An elegant dandy - he of suit, vest, tie, and top hat - ignores his wife at dinner in favor of his newspaper, so she tearfully leaves him and returns home to mother. He is ecstatic, dancing... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Delphine Renot, Jane Renouardt

Votes: 226

18. Algie, the Miner (1912)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Algie Allmore has one year to prove he's a man in order to wed Harry Lyons' daughter.

Director: Edward Warren | Stars: Billy Quirk, Mary Foy

Votes: 216

19. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Harry Carey

Votes: 212

20. One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Edwin August, Blanche Sweet

Votes: 201

21. The Invaders (1912)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Western

6.3
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The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Ford, Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Ann Little, Ray Myers

Votes: 200

22. The Cry of the Children (1912)

29 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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An indicment of the evils of child labor, the film was controversial in its time for its use of actual footage of children employed in a working mill.

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Marie Eline, Ethel Wright, James Cruze, Lila Chester

Votes: 187

23. Onesime, Clockmaker (1912)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Comedy

6.5
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The only way Onésime could think of to get his inheritance quicker was to set the clocks forward. Surprise: the whole world starts speeding up wildly.

Director: Jean Durand | Stars: Ernest Bourbon, Raymond Aimos, Berthe Dagmar, Alphonse Foucher

Votes: 182

24. The Massacre (1912)

20 min | Short, Action, War

6.7
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The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget

Votes: 179

25. The Confederate Ironclad (1912)

Unrated | 16 min | Drama, War, Short

6.1
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During the US civil war, Elinor, a pretty northern girl, comes south to visit her aunt. Little does anyone know, but she's a spy. Lt. Yancey, who's close to being engaged to the fetching ... See full summary »

Director: Kenean Buel | Stars: Guy Coombs, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hal Clements, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 174

26. The Female of the Species (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman - are making a desperate trip to safety across the desert. The wife suspects the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford, Dorothy Bernard

Votes: 173

27. 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.

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

Votes: 172

28. Friends (1912)

17 min | Short, Western, Romance

5.6
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The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey

Votes: 166

29. Making an American Citizen (1912)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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A recent immigrant learns several hard lessons about how husbands in America are expected to behave.

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Lee Beggs, Blanche Cornwall

Votes: 162

30. The Old Actor (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered to old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford, Edwin August

Votes: 159

31. The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs (1912)

45 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: Suzanne Grandais, Émile Keppens, Léonce Perret, Max Dhartigny

Votes: 157

32. The Independence of Romania (1912)

120 min | History, War

7.0
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The movie depicts the Romanian War of Independence (1877-1878).

Director: Aristide Demetriade | Stars: Aristide Demetriade, Constanta Demetriade, Constantin Nottara, Pepi Machauer

Votes: 147

33. A Christmas Accident (1912)

15 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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Well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Gilton live next door to a large family that struggles to make ends meet. Despite their desire to be friendly, Mr. Gilton is frequently irritated by his neighbors, ... See full summary »

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: William Wadsworth, Mrs. William Bechtel, Augustus Phillips, Ida Williams

Votes: 141

34. Petticoat Camp (1912)

15 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Several married couples go on a camp-out together, but the women soon realize that the men expect them to do all the dirty work.

Stars: William Garwood, Florence La Badie

Votes: 123

35. Canned Harmony (1912)

12 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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A father who is obsessed with music won't let his daughter marry anyone who isn't a musician, so the girl's fiancé poses as a violin player

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Billy Quirk, Blanche Cornwall, Lee Beggs, Darwin Karr

Votes: 122

36. In Night and Ice (1912)

30 min | Short, Action, Drama

6.1
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Released only a few Days after the sinking of the Original Ship.

Director: Mime Misu | Stars: Waldemar Hecker, Mime Misu, Otto Rippert, Ernst Rückert

Votes: 120

37. The Mender of Nets (1912)

16 min | Short, Romance

6.1
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A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles West, Mabel Normand, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 114

38. A Dash Through the Clouds (1912)

12 min | Crime, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Aviation enthusiast Josephine rescues her suitor, Chubby, from an angry mob with the help of Slim and his airplane.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Phillip Parmalee, Sylvia Ashton

Votes: 114

39. Cinderella or The Glass Slipper (1912)

24 min | Fantasy, Short, Romance

5.9
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Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Louise Lagrange, Jacques Feyder, Marthe Vinot

Votes: 106

40. The Lesser Evil (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Edwin August, Mae Marsh, Alfred Paget

Votes: 106

41. The Water Nymph (1912)

8 min | Comedy, Short

5.6
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Mabel and her sweetheart go to the beach and play a trick on the boyfriend's father.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, Gus Pixley

Votes: 102

42. The Narrow Road (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Two men are released from prison after having served their sentences. One is determined to go straight and stay out of trouble, but his fellow ex-con has other ideas, and his plans wind up spelling trouble for both of them.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Jack Pickford

Votes: 101

43. Trädgårdsmästaren (1912)

Drama

6.0
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A gardener runs a nursery. His son has fallen in love with the daughter of one of the workers at the nursery. The gardener, who has a good eye for daughter, runs furiously his son out of the house.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Gösta Ekman, Lili Beck, Gunnar Bohman

Votes: 98

44. Max and His Dog (1912)

Comedy, Short

6.6
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When Max, a newly married man, suspects that his wife may be cheating on him, he gives his faithful dog Dick orders to keep on eye on her when he's not at home.

Directors: René Leprince, Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Jane Renouardt, Henri Bosc

Votes: 90

45. Children Who Labor (1912)

Not Rated | 13 min | Drama, Short

5.9
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The father of a working class family is having trouble finding a job, because the local textile mill is hiring only inexpensive child labor. Reluctantly, he allows his oldest daughter to ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: Robert Conness, Miriam Nesbitt, Shirley Mason, John Sturgeon

Votes: 89

46. Le coeur et l'argent (1912)

18 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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The innkeeper's daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man. Raymond, the young woman's fiancé, is devastated. After a few ... See full summary »

Directors: Louis Feuillade, Léonce Perret | Stars: Suzanne Grandais, Renée Carl, Raymond Lyon, Paul Manson

Votes: 86

47. A Beast at Bay (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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A young, and fickle girl ( Mary Pickford ) dumps her admiring boyfriend ( Edwin August ) because she views him as a coward. Meanwhile a ruthless convict ( Alfred Paget ) has escaped and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Edwin August, Alfred Paget, Mae Marsh

Votes: 83

48. The Passer-By (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A stranger is invited to a bachelor dinner, where he tells the story of his life.

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: George Lessey, Miriam Nesbitt, Marc McDermott, Guy Hedlund

Votes: 77

49. The Knight of the Snows (1912)

16 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 76

50. Help! Help! (1912)

8 min | Comedy, Short

4.9
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Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, Edward Dillon

Votes: 74