The Pioneerism

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2. Border River (1919)

22 min | Short, Western

A Mountie searching for known moonshiners falls in love with the sister of a man associated with them.

Director: Edgar Jones | Stars: Edgar Jones, Evelyn Brent, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Votes: 13

3. Crown Jewels (1918)

Drama

When a revolution breaks out in a small European monarchy, the king sends his crown jewels to an American banker, Maxwell Grey, to keep them out of danger. However, Madame Levine, the head ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Clements | Stars: Claire Anderson, Lillian Langdon, Joseph Bennett, Frank Leigh

4. 'Blue Blazes' Rawden (1918)

65 min | Drama, Western

Rawden, a lumberjack in the North woods, fights with crooked dance hall owner 'Ladyfingers' Hilgard over the affections of Babette DuFresne. Hilgard is killed. When Hilgard's mother and ... See full summary »

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Maude George, Robert McKim, Gertrude Claire

Votes: 52

5. Reaching for the Moon (1917)

69 min | Adventure

A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Richard Cummings, Millard Webb

Votes: 47

7. Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)

80 min | Horror

Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death. Upon discovering her child is the image of ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John, Hans Mierendorff

Votes: 69

13. Liliya Belgii (1915)

14 min | Animation, Drama, Short

When a young girl finds a beautiful dead lily in the woods, she asks her grandfather to tell her about it. He tells her an allegory about the Lily of Belgium: The lily stands in splendor ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Irene Starewicz, Jan Wichniekski

Votes: 119

14. Crossed Wires (I) (1915)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

An innocent man is accused of murdering his aunt.

Director: Frederick Sullivan | Stars: Inda Palmer, J. Morris Foster, Florence La Badie, Boyd Marshall

Votes: 23

15. The Broken Toy (1915)

Short, Drama

Things go too far for a group of bullies, when Raymond, a 12-year old boy with a troubled life, who they make fun of and tease for their amusement is hit by a car.

Director: Lucius Henderson | Stars: Violet Mersereau, Sylvia Jarmin, Elmer Clifton, James Cooley

Votes: 14

16. The Escape on the Fast Freight (1915)

13 min | Short, Thriller

Two yeggmen hold up Helen, on night duty at Ferndale, lock her in a closet, and escape. Later, standing on a bridge over the freight yards, Helen sees the two bandits aboard an outgoing ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hurst | Stars: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, J. Gunnis Davis, George A. Williams

Votes: 38

17. The Whirl of Life (1915)

60 min | Comedy

The plot is a loose autobiographical interpretation of the life of Vernon and Irene Castle, interspersed among a typical melodrama of the period

Director: Oliver D. Bailey | Stars: Vernon Castle, Irene Castle, Arthur Stanford, Kate Blancke

Votes: 8

22. Child of the Big City (1914)

37 min | Drama, Short

Seamstress Mary dreams of a better life in luxury instead of her badly paid job in a sweatshop. Her dreams come true, when she draws the attention of Victor, a burgeoise, who invites her ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeni Bauer | Stars: Elena P. Smirnova, Nina Kosljaninowa, Michael Salarow, Arsenii Bibikov

Votes: 257

25. A Florida Enchantment (1914)

Unrated | 63 min | Comedy

A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins.

Director: Sidney Drew | Stars: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent, Mrs. Sidney Drew

Votes: 161

27. Les dents de fer (1913)

13 min | Short

A doctor on his way to save a seriously ill child gets caught in a gin trap, and amputates part of his own hand to complete his mission.

Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: Marie Dorly, Valentine Petit

Votes: 39

28. Erreur tragique (1913)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

An aristocrat is taken murderous jealousy after seeing his young wife by chance in a movie with another man.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Suzanne Grandais, Ernest Bourbon, Paul Manson

Votes: 98

30. Sumerki zhenskoi dushi (1913)

48 min | Drama

A young, rich woman decides to dedicate her life to helping the poor, but a tragic incident changes her life.

Director: Yevgeni Bauer | Stars: Nina Chernova, A. Ugrjumov, V. Demert, V. Brianski

Votes: 471

31. Old Scrooge (1913)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who tries to help him change his selfish ways and redeem his soul by showing ... See full summary »

Director: Leedham Bantock | Stars: Seymour Hicks, William Lugg, Leedham Bantock, J.C. Buckstone

Votes: 77

32. The Mysterious Club (1913)

40 min | Short

Reluctant to believe that his brother has committed suicide, Gerhard Bern travels to Rotterdam with a detective, and helped by the consul and his charming daughter Ilse he'll try to find ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Delmont | Stars: Fred Sauer, Ilse Bois, Joseph Delmont

Votes: 27

33. Matrimony's Speed Limit (1913)

Unrated | 14 min | Comedy, Short

A man must marry by noon or lose his inheritance. It's 11:50 a.m. and he can't find his fiancée.

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne

Votes: 206

34. Auf einsamer Insel (1913)

30 min | Short

Poor fisherman Dirk is in love with Sijtje, but her father wants her to marry a rich fisherman who plots against Dirk to be lost in sea. Instead, he arrives at an island where finds a best friend in a dog. Time goes by and rescue arrives.

Director: Joseph Delmont | Stars: Fred Sauer, Mia Cordes, Joseph Delmont

36. Noch pered Rozhdestvom (1913)

41 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Based on Gogol's story: It's Christmas Eve, and everyone in the village has plans. The devil and the witch Solokha are looking for ways of causing mischief. Chub the Cossack just wants some... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Obolenskaya, Lidiya Tridenskaya, Petr Lopukhin

Votes: 173

37. The Werewolf (1913)

18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance.

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Clarence Burton, Marie Walcamp, Phyllis Gordon, Lule Warrenton

Votes: 19

38. Dr. Goudron's System (1913)

15 min | Horror, Short

Adapted from a one-act Grand Guignol play based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether', the film portrays a visitor to an insane asylum where it ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Henri Gouget, Henry Roussel, Renée Sylvaire, Bahier

Votes: 5

39. The Switch Tower (1913)

Drama, Short

He was a regular boy and his father a switchman. The boy determined to be like his dad and spent his play hours around, the switch-tower. Thus at the crucial moment he was able to save his ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony O'Sullivan | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Claire McDowell, Marion Emmons, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 22

40. Gore Sarry (1913)

13 min | Short, Drama

This film captures a stage production at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, accompanied by the choir of Moscow Synagogue. Brothers Isaak and Borukh are both in love with Sarra, but Sarra chooses ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Arkatov | Stars: Tatyana Shornikova, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Praskovya Maksimova, Ivan Mozzhukhin

Votes: 26

42. Death's Marathon (1913)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner, much to her later regret. He squanders money on gambling, as his interest in her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Walter Miller, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 415

44. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

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: 257

46. The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 618

47. Falling Leaves (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

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: 612

48. Ukhod velikogo startsa (1912)

31 min | Short, Drama

A group of peasants comes to see Leo Tolstoy and his wife, the Countess, to request some land. Tolstoy must explain to them that it is his wife who has authority over their land-holdings, ... See full summary »

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Elizaveta Thiman | Stars: Olga Petrova, Vladimir Shaternikov, Mikhail Tamarov, Elizaveta Thiman

Votes: 44

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

15 min | Short, Drama

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: 230