Most Popular Feature Films Released 1917-01-01 to 1917-12-31


1. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 270

2. The Secret Man (1917)

50 min | Western

5.1
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Edythe Sterling, J. Morris Foster, Elizabeth Janes

Votes: 25

3. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy, Charles Ogle

Votes: 682

4. The Little Princess (1917)

62 min | Drama

6.6
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Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith, Anne Schaefer

Votes: 577

5. Man and Beast (1917)

Adventure

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Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Harry Clifton, Eileen Sedgwick, L.M. Wells, Mattie Witting

6. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks

Votes: 1,103

7. Terje Vigen (1917)

48 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, August Falck, Edith Erastoff, Bergliot Husberg

Votes: 1,149

8. American Maid (1917)

Drama

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Virginia Lee, daughter of a United States Senator, meets David Starr, a wounded United States soldier, in a field hospital in which she is serving as a Red Cross nurse. Star returns to the ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Edna Goodrich, George Henry, William B. Davidson, Jack Hopkins

9. Bucking Broadway (1917)

53 min | Western

5.9
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A ranch foreman battles a rich stockbroker for the affections of a beautiful young woman.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg

Votes: 376

10. Dokuso (I) (1917)

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Director: Masao Inoue | Stars: Masao Inoue, Kichinosuke Kinoshita, Kyoi Awashima, Noboru Umeshima

11. Satan's Rhapsody (1917)

55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her.

Director: Nino Oxilia | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini, Giovanni Cini

Votes: 391

12. Az utolsó hajnal (1917)

6.3
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Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Erzsi B. Marton, Jenö Balassa, Andor Kardos, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 26

13. Tom Sawyer (1917)

Unrated | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Tom Sawyer, a young Missouri lad, finds fun and adventure with his pals Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, running away to hide out on Jackson's Island and pretending to be Mississippi River ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: Jack Pickford, George Hackathorne, Alice Marvin, Edythe Chapman

Votes: 107

14. Sloth (1917)

Drama

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Director: Theodore Marston | Stars: Charlotte Walker, Jack Meredith, D.J. Flanagan, Jack Crosby

15. Nearly Married (1917)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Chester Withey | Stars: Madge Kennedy, Frank M. Thomas, Mark Smith, Alma Tell

16. Straight Shooting (1917)

Unrated | 57 min | Western

6.2
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Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Molly Malone

Votes: 286

17. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 26

18. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was ... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber, Priscilla Dean, Wedgwood Nowell

Votes: 10

19. The Duplicity of Hargraves (1917)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Thomas R. Mills | Stars: Charles Kent, J. Frank Glendon, Myrtis Coney, Mrs. Fisher

20. Camille (1917)

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hopes of a career and position by marrying... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Walter Law, Glen White

Votes: 5

21. Umirayushchii lebed (1917)

49 min | Drama

7.0
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A grief-stricken ballerina becomes the obsession of an increasingly unhinged artist.

Director: Yevgeni Bauer | Stars: Vera Karalli, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Vitold Polonsky, Andrej Gromov

Votes: 705

22. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

4.8
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Jack,exchanges his cow for some magic beans. The beans grow overnight into a beanstalk which Jack climbs, arriving at a castle that is his.Jack sets a deal with the giant in exchange for ... See full summary »

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue

Votes: 11

23. Wild and Woolly (1917)

72 min | Comedy, Western, Romance

6.9
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A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone, and it is an orderly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens

Votes: 465

24. The Woman God Forgot (1917)

60 min | History, Romance

6.5
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Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 31 | Gross: $0.34M

25. Girl from Stormy Croft (1917)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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Helga is a young single lady who has a baby by a much older married man. After the older man tells Helga's father that he refuses to pay child support because he isn't the child's father, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Greta Almroth, Nils Aréhn, Josua Bengtson, Georg Blomstedt

Votes: 119

26. Patria (1917)

Action, Drama

6.0
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Serial about Japanese spies trying to invade the US but whose plans are foiled by a rich heiress and a Secret Service agent.

Directors: Jacques Jaccard, Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Warner Oland, Dorothy Green

Votes: 11

27. Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Gentleman burglar Raffles tries to get his hand on a priceless pearl.

Director: George Irving | Stars: John Barrymore, Christine Mayo, H. Cooper Cliffe, Frank Morgan

Votes: 80

28. The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917)

Horror, Comedy

6.9
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As a practical joke, an actor impersonates the screen monster he made famous. Complications ensue.

Directors: Rochus Gliese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Rochus Gliese, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 18

29. The Little American (1917)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 545

30. The Silent Man (1917)

61 min | Western

6.5
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A gold prospector strikes it rich, but the crooks who run a frontier town take it away from him. He determines to get it back and clean up the town.

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Vola Vale, Robert McKim, Dorcas Matthews

Votes: 46

31. A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 652 | Gross: $0.42M

32. A Tale of Two Cities (1917)

70 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 78

33. The Primrose Ring (1917)

Drama

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Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Mae Murray, Tom Moore, Winter Hall, Billy Jacobs

34. The End of the Tour (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Col. Jessup of Mayville does not waste any affection on his young wife, who finally runs away with a theatrical company, taking her son with her, but leaving her baby daughter. Later, she ... See full summary »

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Corcoran, Frank Currier, Walter Hiers

35. El último malón (1917)

97 min | History, War

6.8
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Reconstruction of the last Indian rebellion of Mocovíes in San Javier, north of the province of Santa Fe, in 1904. Silent Movie.

Director: Alcides Greca | Stars: Mariano López, Salvador López, Rosa Volpe, Alcides Greca

Votes: 61

36. Les Misérables (1917)

100 min | Drama

5.9
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Jean Valjean, a good and decent man who has committed a minor crime, is imprisoned but escapes. He is pursued thereafter for years by Javert, the cruel and implacable arm of the law.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, George Moss, Hardee Kirkland, Gretchen Hartman

Votes: 13

37. The Darling of Paris (1917)

Drama

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A gypsy girl with her foster-mother arrive in the French Capital where her beauty attracts the attention of the Apaches, and she becomes a member of their band. Her beauty attracts Claude ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Glen White, Walter Law, Herbert Heyes

38. Blue Jeans (1917)

Drama

6.7
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Perry Bascom comes to the town of Rising Sun, Indiana, to take charge of the sawmills which have for years been managed by his father's best friend, Col. Henry Clay Risener. His father's ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute, Clifford Bruce

Votes: 11

39. The Pride of the Clan (1917)

84 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Among the simple fisher-folk of a little island off the west coast of Scotland lives MacTavish, head of a clan. Here he rules as a chieftain and his word is law. One day a hurricane sweeps ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook, Kathryn Browne-Decker

Votes: 53

40. House of Cards (1917)

Drama

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The Mannings are a professional couple--she's a doctor, he's a lawyer--who are so absorbed in their careers that they have little time for their young daughter Louise, who is basically left... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Catherine Calvert, Frank Mills, Kittens Reichert, James O'Neill

41. Sirens of the Sea (1917)

60 min | Fantasy

5.7
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Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Louise Lovely, Carmel Myers, Jack Mulhall, Sydney Deane

Votes: 6

42. Dall'alba al tramonto (1917)

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Directors: Antonio Martini, Carlo Zangarini

43. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)

65 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet, and gives him the keys to his Baldpate Inn, which has been closed for the winter, so he ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Ford | Stars: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper, Corene Uzzell

Votes: 50

44. The Vicar of Wakefield (1917)

90 min | Romance, Drama

5.9
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Dr. Primrose, the vicar of Wakefield, enjoys life with his wife and five children. His two daughters, Olivia and Sophia, are courted by two apparent gentlemen, Mr. Burchell and Squire ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Frederick Warde, Boyd Marshall, Kathryn Adams, Gladys Leslie

Votes: 18

45. El beso de la muerte (1917)

72 min

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In a boarding school for girls Margarita is called to reception: the duchess widow of Santauro, mother of Margarita, has gone to take her out. Her friend Laura, the daughter of Dr. Reyes, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fructuós Gelabert, Alberto Marro, Magín Murià | Stars: Señor Alonso, Josep Balaguer, Elena Bernís, Joaquín Carrasco

46. The Man from Painted Post (1917)

58 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.3
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In order to find out who's behind a cattle rustling operation that's hurting ranchers, a detective for the Cattleman's Protective Association pretends to be a tenderfoot from back east ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Frank Campeau, Frank Clark

Votes: 14

47. Runaway Romany (1917)

Drama, Romance

8.8
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"Inky" Ames, theatrical press agent, through a fictitious story makes it appear that Anitra St. Clair, an actress, is the long lost daughter of Theodore True, the copper king. True accepts ... See full summary »

Director: George W. Lederer | Stars: Marion Davies, W.W. Bitner, Boyce Combe, Pedro de Cordoba

Votes: 9

49. The Seven Deadly Sins (1917)

50 min | Drama

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A series of seven 5-reel features (q.v.), based on stories published in The Ladies World, a McClure publication, depicting each of the Seven Deadly Sins: (1) Envy (1917), (2) Pride (1917), ... See full summary »

Directors: Theodore Marston, Richard Ridgely | Stars: George LeGuere, Shirley Mason, Anna Murdock, Lumsden Hare

50. The Narrow Trail (1917)

68 min | Western

7.1
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Ice Harding, outlaw, tames a wild horse and names it King. Ice and his gang hold up a stagecoach and encounter San Francisco vice king Bates and his innocent niece Betty Werdin. Ice is ... See full summary »

Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Sylvia Breamer, Milton Ross, Bob Kortman

Votes: 43