With Powers Picture Plays (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Wonders of the Orient (1917)

Documentary, Short

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Peking, like Paris, abounds in out-of-door restaurants, which make unusually attractive the first part of Dr. Dorsey's "Wonders of the Orient." There is introduced, too, genuine Pekinese ... See full summary »

Director: George A. Dorsey

2. Two Gay Boys (1912)

Short, Comedy

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Billings and Meeker are two brow-beaten husbands who are dominated by their wives. The women are leaders in a "Rights for Women" club, and they neglect their household duties to show the ... See full summary »

3. The Spell (II) (1913)

Short, Drama

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A young doctor makes a superficial study of hypnotic suggestion and discovers that he has powers in that direction. He practices upon his sweetheart and her friends. One day a traveling ... See full summary »

Stars: Ethel Grandin, Emerson Downs

4. Sammie Johnsin Hunter (1916)

Animation, Comedy, Short

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Animated cartoon showing the adventures of Sammie Johnsin, an indolent colored boy. Sammie's big mammy orders him to do some chores, but he is engrossed in reading a lurid periodical in ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Sullivan

5. The Power Behind the Throne (1912)

Drama, Short

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Aria is the daughter of a gifted but poor musician. A baron, while riding past Aria's home, is thrown from his horse and injured. The nobleman is cared for by Aria and her mother. The first... See full summary »

Stars: Mildred Holland, David Wall

6. Sammie Johnsin Gets a Job (1916)

Animation, Comedy, Short

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Sammy asks his mother for a nickel, but she only tells him to get himself a job. He wanders out and sees a sign "Boy Wanted" outside a District Messenger office. He goes in and gets the job... See full summary »

Director: Pat Sullivan

7. Love Will Find a Way (I) (1912)

Short, Comedy

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Two old gentlemen, life-long friends, have adjoining estates, using the same entrance for both. One has a daughter, the other a son. The youngsters, while at college, become engaged. ... See full summary »

Star: John R. Cumpson

8. Sogarth Aroon (1912)

Short, Drama

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Pretty Kitty O'Toole has two paths open to her; one leading to wealth and apparent happiness, as the wife of the young lord, while the other leads her along the same way she has always ... See full summary »

Director: Albert McGovern | Stars: John Charles, Ethel Elder, Fanny McIntyre, Charles Manley

9. Lady Baffles and Detective Duck in When the Wets Went Dry (1915)

Comedy, Short

5.9
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This is another comedy, in which trick photography plays a large part. It is a travesty on the temperance question, siding with the dry element. On the refusal of the Governor to sign a ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Curtis | Stars: Gale Henry, Max Asher, Milburn Morante, Billy Franey

Votes: 19

10. An Evil of the Slums (1914)

10 min | Short, Drama

4.4
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A dope fiend, so deep in drugs that he is beyond redemption, finds a boy in a poolroom. He tells the boy to leave the place while there is yet time, but the youth laughs and, like the moth,... See full summary »

Director: Edwin August | Stars: Edwin August, Frank Hallack, Burton Law, M. de la Parelle

Votes: 10

11. The Severed Hand (1914)

Short, Drama

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The Severed Hand, a society of Italian criminals and blackmailers, swear to kill Danny Dawson, who has turned traitor. Dawson has a daughter, Nan, whom he mistreats. One day while he is ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Cleo Madison, George Larkin, Edwin Alexander, Edward Sloman

12. Heart Strings (1914)

Short, Romance

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Ann Purdy longs for the wild life of youth, but her father Amos is a strict disciplinarian and keeps a tight rein on her. One evening she wants to go to a local dance but her father forbids... See full summary »

Director: Charles Giblyn | Stars: Marc B. Robbins, Edna Maison, Clarence Burton, Olive Johnson

13. Fires of Fate (1932)

71 min | Adventure

6.6
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Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Lester Matthews, Kathleen O'Regan, Dorothy Bartlam, Jean Cadell

Votes: 13

14. Be Neutral (1914)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Two old men stand talking before a cottage. In the background two younger men bid their wives good-bye and start for work. Up the block, before a bank, a crowd stands gazing at a large map ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard, Lloyd Ingraham, Murdock MacQuarrie

15. Snow White (1913)

Short, Fantasy

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Director: Harry C. Mathews | Stars: Elsie Albert, Glen White, Mildred Manning, Brinsley Shaw

16. A Day in the Life of a Dog (1917)

Comedy, Animation, Short

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Sammie Johnsin is reading a book about dogs. He goes to sleep and dreams that he is one. Many adventures happen to him, ending with a fight with a cat in which the feline has the best of it... See full summary »

Director: Will Anderson

17. The Janitor (1916)

Short, Comedy

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John, the janitor, has a pet monkey that accompanies him on his different jobs. Because of the monkey's wonderful ability, John is given a post of janitor in one of the large hotels. He ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Beery | Stars: Wallace Beery, Gilmore Hammond, Ruby Cox

18. A Good Liar (1917)

Animation, Comedy, Short

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Director: Otto Messmer

19. When Little Lindy Sang (1916)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Lindy, the lone African American, is ostracized by her classmates except for one little girl. When Lindy is a heroine during a school fire attitudes change.

Director: Lule Warrenton | Stars: Ernestine Jones, Nora Dempsey, Margaret Whistler, Clara Horton

Votes: 27

20. Was She a Vampire? (1915)

Short, Drama

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Henry Desmond is a self-constituted guardian of his younger brother, Alfred. Alfred goes to the city to carry on his legal studies. He is put under the care of a wealthy old bachelor, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert W. Hale | Stars: T.D. Crittenden, Edna Maison, Edward Peil Sr., Allan Forrest

21. The Dance of Love (1916)

Short

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The first dance performed is the Dance of the Serpents, to the music of Boccalari's "Dance of the Serpents," through which little Miss Baskette performs evolutions which would do credit to ... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Star: Lina Basquette

22. Her Mysterious Escort (1915)

Short, Drama

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After waiting all night for her husband's return, a young wife reads in the morning paper that he has been arrested in a roadhouse raid. Angry and ashamed, she leaves him. Café singer Rose ... See full summary »

Director: William C. Dowlan | Stars: William C. Dowlan, Violet MacMillan, Jane Novak, Allan Forrest

23. Lady Baffles and Detective Duck in the Great Egg Robbery (1915)

Comedy, Short

5.8
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The city is being terrorized by a mysterious female Raffles. At last, in desperation, the chief of police sends for his friend, the famous sleuth, Detective Duck. While these two are ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Curtis | Stars: Gale Henry, Max Asher, Billy Franey, Lillian Peacock

Votes: 18

24. Almost a Hero (II) (1910)

Short, Comedy

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Teddy Holmes is telling his sweetheart, Edith, about his wonderful heroism in rescuing a lady. Edith's brother, Jack, overhears this and puts on a bed sheet, goes into the room and almost ... See full summary »

25. While the Children Slept (1913)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Wealthy little girl befriends son of washerwoman.

Stars: Joe Mattice, Doris Baker, Katherine Pyle, George Routh

26. Pie (1916)

Short, Comedy

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Because he is bad little Billy is sent to his room without supper. Billy decides this is too much for a hungry youngster, and slipping into the pantry, fills his pockets with all kinds of ... See full summary »

Director: Lule Warrenton | Stars: George Hupp, Irma Sorter, Elizabeth Janes, John Sterling

27. The Folly of It All (1913)

11 min | Short, Drama

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The Rev. Edwin August and Frank Ward are intimate friends from boyhood. Finally, falling in love with Jane Armstrong, they both propose at the same time and she accepts Edwin. Despite his ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin August | Star: Edwin August

28. Early's Awakening (1912)

Short, Drama

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Early Gorman, a spoiled child, looked with contempt upon those less fortunate than herself. At the entrance of the park, Bobby and Gertie, two poor little foundlings, looked with awe at ... See full summary »

Director: Harry C. Mathews | Stars: Baby Early Gorman, Matty Roubert, Gertrude Short

29. The Best People on Earth (1915)

Documentary, Short

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The first scenes in this photo drama, written for members of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, shows the reception given to Raymond Benjamin, Grand Exalted Ruler of Elks, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Benjamin, Lloyd Bowron, Wanda Hutz, Isabel Mark

30. Us Kids (1916)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Bub, the chore boy, is fond of reading Diamond Dick novels, and he neglects his work in consequence. Mother is quite exasperated because she wanted all the chores finished before the city ... See full summary »

Director: Lule Warrenton | Stars: Roy Clark, George Hupp, Clara Horton, John Sterling

31. Lady Baffles and Detective Duck in Baffles Aids Cupid (1915)

Comedy, Short

5.0
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Banker Shultz has not had a vacation for over thirty years. His doctor advises a rest or a breakdown will soon result. But it is impossible for Shultz to leave the affairs of the bank a ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Curtis | Stars: Gale Henry, Max Asher, Dolly Ohnet, Billy Franey

Votes: 10

32. The Sea Urchin (1913)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Barnacle Bill, a hunchback fisherman, rescues a child from the sea. He brings her up in the hope of making her his wife, but she eventually falls in love with a young man her own age.

Director: Edwin August | Stars: Jeanie Macpherson, Lon Chaney, Robert Z. Leonard, Lawrence Peyton

33. Chivalry Days (1913)

9 min | Comedy, Short

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Laura Fontaine, a poor but beautiful southern girl, who lives with her invalid mother and her darky slave, Mandy, is loved by Horace Lee, a wealthy planter, and also by Elmer Grandin, ... See full summary »

Stars: Antrim Short, Gertrude Short, Edna Mae Wilson, Betty Ashton

34. The Village Blacksmith (I) (1913)

Short, Drama

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Mrs. Newton, regardless of her great wealth, leads an idle, useless life, and, at thirty-five, finds little pleasure or joy in living. Her seven-year-old daughter, Blanche, is given over to... See full summary »

Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Harry A. Pollard, Marie Walcamp, Joe Mattice, Antrim Short

35. The Horse Thief (1911)

Short, Western

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A half-breed Indian and his squaw hold up the sheriff and his wife and steal their horses. A band of cowboys, returning from a roundup, recognize the horses and force the Indian and his ... See full summary »

36. The Love Affair of Ima Knut (1917)

Animation, Comedy, Short

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Ima Knutt falls in love with a fat woman, and does everything he can think of to make her thin. But the more she exercises the fatter she grows. At last he finds some wonderful patent ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Messmer

37. The Heart of a Heathen (1913)

21 min | Short, Drama

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A kidnapped child is rescued from the clutches of the Tongs.

Stars: Edwin August, Mary Charleson, Doris Baker

38. The Man of Her Choice (1914)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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In "The Man of Her Choice" the girl, the man and the servant are cast away upon an uninhabited island, yes, and the dog. The girl and the man are engaged by the Man, being just an ordinary ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard, Harry Montague

39. The End of the Trail (1913)

21 min | Short, Western

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Bruce, a cowboy, loves Dolores, the elder daughter of Ranchman Hicks, Hicks' foreman would like to claim Dolores, but she does not fancy him. He awaits his chance to get even with both of ... See full summary »

Director: Lincoln J. Carter

40. Why Rags Left Home (1913)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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A tragedy of childhood blights the tender life of Roco, a ragged newsboy, when the ruthless hand of the dog catcher captures "Rags," the boy's comrade and chum, a miserable, unlicensed dog,... See full summary »

Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Antrim Short, Edward Alexander, Gertrude Short, Kathie Fischer

41. The Tale of a Dog (1914)

Short, Comedy

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His master's love story as the faithful dog sees it. To begin with, the man and Fifi are great pals, until the master is bewitched by a coquette, a woman of the stage. Without consulting ... See full summary »

Director: Donald MacDonald | Stars: Howard Hickman, Laura Oakley

42. Irma in Wonderland (1916)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Irma is waiting for her escort to take her to a party when she falls asleep and has the most terrible dream. She dreams that she is a poor little girl in the country and has to do all the ... See full summary »

Stars: Irma Sorter, Dorothy Clark, Vinnie Burns, Ben Suslow

43. Morgan's Treasure (1913)

Short, Drama

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Finding that his son, Ned, is determined to marry Carrie Cummings, his stenographer, the elder Langmuir, in a rage, disinherits him. Ned and Carrie depart and Ned decides to make a stake ... See full summary »

44. Oh, Baby! (1911)

Comedy, Short

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Stars: Fred Walton, Joe Moore

45. An Academy Romance (1914)

11 min | Short, Comedy

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The boys of a military academy are at their summer camp, and their greatest form of amusement is to perpetrate practical jokes on Dick, a freshman. When visiting day arrives at the camp. ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Rosson, Vera Sisson, Howard Hickman, Edward Peters

46. No Children Wanted (1912)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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A sparkling travesty in which is depicted the trials and disappointments of a father with a large flock of young children who sets out to lease a flat. He arrives with his wife, travel ... See full summary »

Stars: Joseph Burke, Matty Roubert, Baby Early Gorman

47. Sports of the Rajah in Mysterious India (1916)

Documentary, Short

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This is the first installment of the Dorsey travel pictures and shows scenes in little-known parts of India. Beautiful buildings in Delhi and other cities are shown, including the highest ... See full summary »

Director: George A. Dorsey

48. A Day of Pleasure (1910)

Short, Comedy

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The Jarr family, consisting of Pa, Ma and five little Jarrs, decide to take a picnic in the country and they certainly have one. After arriving in the suburbs, the family is chased by a dog... See full summary »

49. The Actress (1914)

Short, Drama

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Edna, the actress, goes out in search of actual experience for her next season's play. She is hired by a family under an assumed name as a maid. The young son is very much taken with her, ... See full summary »

Stars: Edna Maison, Ray Gallagher, Helen Wright

50. The Hand That Rules the World (1914)

Short

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Edwin, the husband, is weary of social life, tired of those people whose only gospel is that of dress. He has come to realize that his only happiness will come through a congenial home life... See full summary »

Director: Edwin August | Stars: Edwin August, Iva Shepard, Hal August, Edwin Alexander


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