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

TV-PG | 71 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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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: 410

2. Ben Hur (1907)

15 min | Short, Drama

5.2
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The scene opens with an assembly of citizens who are harangued by one of their number, whose words have great weight with the crowd, and their attitude of approval shows that Roman misrule ... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Olcott, Frank Oakes Rose | Stars: Gene Gauntier, Harry T. Morey, William S. Hart, Herman Rottger

Votes: 526

3. Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A reel of mirth-provoking stunts that will draw the pennies from the children, but which is of much interest to young and old alike. It opens with a crowd of children leaving school and ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 8

4. A Lad from Old Ireland (1910)

12 min | Drama, Short

4.7
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A boy from Ireland comes to America and makes good, but he doesn't forget the poverty he left behind. He returns to rescue his sweetheart just as her family is about to be evicted from their land.

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Sidney Olcott, Gene Gauntier, Thomas O'Connor, Arthur Donaldson

Votes: 149

5. The Hazards of Helen (1914)

1,428 min | Action

7.0
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Directors: J. Gunnis Davis, J.P. McGowan, Robert G. Vignola, Helen Holmes, Paul Hurst, Leo D. Maloney | Stars: Helen Holmes, Helen Gibson, J.P. McGowan, Ethel Clisbee

Votes: 72

6. Robin Hood (1908)

Short, Drama

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7. The Vampire (I) (1913)

38 min | Drama, Short

6.9
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Harold is ensnared by the wiles of Sybil, an adventuress. The boy forgets Helen, his country sweetheart. Sybil's influence over him is so evil that he can no longer apply himself to his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Harry F. Millarde, Marguerite Courtot, Alice Hollister, Henry Hallam

Votes: 14

8. The Battle of Bloody Ford (1913)

Drama, Short, War

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Quite unintentionally, Agatha Elton, who resides in a small Pennsylvania village, permits two men to fall in love with her. Ralph Covington, an honest young farmer, pays ardent court and ... See full summary »

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

9. The Swamp Fox (1914)

Short, Adventure, Romance

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Marauding Cherokees attack the cabin of Jacques Videau, at the edge of the settlement. One of the pioneers witnesses the attack and rides for help. He notifies Francis Marion. The latter ... See full summary »

Stars: Guy Coombs, Marguerite Courtot, Henry Hallam, Helen Lindroth

10. You Remember Ellen (1912)

Drama, Romance, Short

5.0
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A young nobleman disguises himself as a peasant and meets the lovely Ellen. They fall in love and are married. The young couple then travel the country to seek their fortune, and eventually... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: George K. Hollister, Gene Gauntier, J.J. Clark

Votes: 24

11. The Fighting Dervishes of the Desert (1912)

Adventure, Short, Thriller

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Hassan Ali, an Arab Sheik, sees Zahrah, daughter of the Coptic High Priest, and falls in love with her at first sight. The next day he determines to talk with the maiden and consequently he... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Gene Gauntier, J.J. Clark, Robert G. Vignola, J.P. McGowan

12. The Colleen Bawn (I) (1911)

Drama, Thriller, Short

4.7
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A young Irish boy has fallen in love with a poor girl and wants to marry her, but his mother will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he marries his rich cousin.

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Gene Gauntier, J.P. McGowan, Sidney Olcott, J.J. Clark

Votes: 19

13. The Boer War (1914)

Drama

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The Lamberts give a charity ball for the benefit of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund. Captain Doane is among the guests. The young officer is in love with Jane, the general's daughter. During ... See full summary »

Director: George Melford | Stars: Edward Clisbee, Jane Wolfe, Marin Sais, William Brunton

14. The Girl from Frisco (1916)

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A series of 25 2-reel Western thrillers in which a cowgirl aids the cause of justice and humanity in the Old West, often aided by her fiancé and her rancher father. Each episode tells a complete story in itself.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Marin Sais, True Boardman, Frank Jonasson, Robert N. Bradbury

15. Wolfe; Or, The Conquest of Quebec (1914)

Drama, History

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General Wolfe, appointed commander of the expedition against Quebec, comes to bid his mother goodbye. Before sailing, the general calls upon his sweetheart, Katherine Lowther. She presents ... See full summary »

Director: Kenean Buel | Stars: Guy Coombs, Helen Lindroth, Alice Hollister, Jere Austin

16. The Scarlet Letter (1908)

Drama, Short

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"The Scarlet Letter" is a story of early Puritan days in New England. Hester, a beautiful young Englishwoman, is sent to America by her husband, with a promise that he will follow on the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Gene Gauntier, Jack Conway, Ruth Roland

17. The Lone Point Feud (1917)

Short, Drama

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Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Helen Gibson, George A. Williams, Gladys Blue, Lloyd Whitlock

18. The Railway Mail Clerk (1910)

Short, Western

4.2
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Votes: 5

19. The Cardboard Baby (1909)

Short, Fantasy

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A modern fairy story for American children. Scene I: Elsie Neglects Her Lessons and Has Her Dollie Taken Away. "You see, it was this way: I was sitting on our front porch trying to do my ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: George Melford, Ruth Roland, Robert G. Vignola

20. The Belle of New Orleans (1912)

Drama, Romance, Short

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Comte de Breard, an impoverished nobleman, is in love with Delaphine, daughter of the rich George Huguet, but the young woman is not impressed by the Comte's wooing, although his suit is ... See full summary »

Director: George LeSoir | Stars: Tom Moore, Gene Gauntier, J.P. McGowan, Lottie Pickford

21. The Redskin Raiders (1912)

Short, Drama, Western

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Dan and his wife, with a small company of pioneers, journey over the western prairie searching for a new home. Their approach is discovered by Lugo, an Indian, who advises Anapa, chief of ... See full summary »

Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, William H. West, Paul Hurst, Knute Rahm

22. War's Havoc (1912)

Drama, Short, War

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News of Sumter's fall interrupts the wedding of Capt. Faulkner and Jennie McPherson. The ceremony is completed, however, and the dashing young Confederate leaves for the front. A year later... See full summary »

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

23. Uncle Tom's Cabin (II) (1913)

Drama, Short

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Uncle Tom and Eliza's child are sold to Haley, a slave dealer. When Eliza learns that her son is to be taken from her, she steals the boy and runs away. Her flight is discovered. The slave ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenean Buel, Sidney Olcott | Stars: Henry Hallam, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hal Clements, Mary Swigert

24. The Confederate Ironclad (1912)

Unrated | 16 min | Drama, War, Short

6.1
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Lieutenant Yancey's southern sweetheart, Rose, is jealous of Elinor, a northern girl, who is visiting her aunt Mary de Lane. This jealousy is excited by an invitation which Yancey receives ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 186

25. The Battle for Freedom (1913)

Short, Adventure

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An illustration of the perils of crossing the South African veldt. The Willis family at Cape Town suffers reverses and starts with a party across the arid plain for Kimberly to recoup their... See full summary »

Director: George Melford | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Marin Sais, William H. West, Jane Wolfe

26. An Arabian Tragedy (1912)

Drama, Short

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Ayub Kashif becomes embittered toward his wife, Fatima, because their union has been childless. He eventually determines to divorce Fatima and free her slave, whom he then will wed. Fatima,... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Gene Gauntier, Robert G. Vignola, Alice Hollister, George Hollister Jr.

27. The Girl Spy Before Vicksburg (1910)

Short, Drama, War

4.9
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The opening scene of our story shows a Union powder wagon making its way down the road convoyed by a company of mounted Union soldiers. The route of this wagon is reported to Confederate ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Star: Gene Gauntier

Votes: 12

28. Special Messenger (1911)

Short, Thriller

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Royal, a gallant Southern lad, kisses his wife and mother goodbye and departs for the front. Two years later the young Confederate bearing dispatches through the enemy's country is ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Gene Gauntier, J.P. McGowan

29. The Soldier Brothers of Susanna (1912)

Short, Drama, Family

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Joe, the younger brother, comes home from the military school in the north and shortly after his arrival on the old plantation, Virginia secedes from the Union. John, the older brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenean Buel | Stars: Henry Hallam, Hal Clements, Guy Coombs, Anna Q. Nilsson

30. The Colonel's Escape (1912)

Drama, Short

5.1
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Rhys Pryce, a soldier of fortune, finds James Boyd, a Mexican Custom officer, who has been thrown into a cave by a band of smugglers. A few days later Boyd receives word to intercept arms ... See full summary »

Director: George Melford | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Alice Joyce, C. Rhys Pryce, Karl Formes

Votes: 9

31. The Confederate Spy (1910)

Short, Drama, War

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A story of the Civil War. Scene I: John Ward's Bride. The Home Coming. It is the early summer of 1857. Assembled along the path leading down from the broad verandas of comfortable old ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Star: Gene Gauntier

32. A Daughter's Sacrifice (1912)

Drama, Family, Short

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Old Tom Wells is a victim of drink and is unable to pay the rent when Steve, the young landlord, appears on the scene. Steve's stormy interview is broken by the appearance of Alice, Tom's ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Lawrence | Stars: Tom Moore, Alice Joyce, Stuart Holmes, Hazel Neason

33. Henry Hudson (1908)

Short, Drama

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A guy named Henry who is going against war for the guys who shipwrecked him.

Director: Sidney Olcott

34. The Wooing of Miles Standish (1907)

Short, Drama

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The scene opens at the home of Priscilla, a pretty foliage covered cottage by the side of the lake. Priscilla is seen industriously employed with her embroidery, in a Puritanical dress, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Sidney Olcott

35. The Gun Smugglers (1912)

Adventure, Romance, Short

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Steven Jarrow, engaged in smuggling arms across the border, keeps the secret from his son, Logan. Valdez, the Mexican colonel, in charge of the Federal troops stationed there, has a very ... See full summary »

Director: George Melford | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Alice Joyce, C. Rhys Pryce, William H. West

36. The Spanish Revolt of 1836 (1912)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Juan Alvarado, a Californian, found himself deeply in love with Isabella, daughter of Galvez, the Alcalde. When he made it known that he wished to pay court to the young lady, she announced... See full summary »

Director: George Melford | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Alice Joyce, William H. West, Knute Rahm

37. The Octoroon (1913)

30 min | Short, Drama

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In the period before the Civil War, a young man returns to his hometown of New Orleans after having been gone for a long time. He soon meets and falls in love with an "octoroon", a young ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Guy Coombs, Marguerite Courtot, Alice Joyce, Robert G. Vignola

38. The Lure of Mammon (1915)

Short, Drama

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Director: Kenean Buel | Stars: Fania Marinoff, James B. Ross, John Mackin, Robert Walker

39. The Largest Duck Farm in the World (1913)

Documentary, Short

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Fifteen thousand ducks feeding at one time is one of the interesting scenes shown in the picture of a Long Island duck farm, the largest in the world. The method of preparing and selecting ... See full summary »

40. His Mother (1912)

Drama, Short

4.6
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An Irish mother uses her life savings to pay for her son, a talented musician, to study in America.

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: J.J. Clark, Gene Gauntier, J.P. McGowan, Anna Clark

Votes: 14

41. In the Path of Peril (1917)

Short, Drama

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Director: Walter Morton | Stars: Helen Gibson, Lloyd Whitlock, George Routh, Lillian Clark

42. The Railroad Inspector's Peril (1913)

Short, Drama

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Ballard, division superintendent of freight, is notified that unless his son Jack, a freight inspector, can stop the numerous thefts of freight, the boy will lose his position. Jack ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Clements | Stars: James B. Ross, Harry Southard, Miriam Cooper, Robert Walker

43. The Struggle (II) (1913)

24 min | Short, Drama, Western

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Masterson, having become a captain of industry, leaves the details of running the works to his employees and moves to another city to take life easy and enjoy the wealth that has come to ... See full summary »

Director: George Melford | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Marin Sais, William H. West, Paul Hurst

44. The Wild Engine (1915)

Short, Thriller

6.4
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Helen, informed of the danger which menaces an excursion train because another engine on the same track is running wild, mounts a motorcycle and speeds down the track to warn the passengers... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, Rex Downs, Jack Hoxie

Votes: 52

45. The Old Soldier's Story (1909)

Short, Drama

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An old Confederate veteran tells how he once engaged in a secret service enterprise, how he penetrated the enemy's line in disguise, how he barely escaped capture by the skin of his teeth and how he finally delivered his message in safety.

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Jack Conway, Ruth Roland, Sidney Olcott

46. The Street Singer (1912)

Drama, Short

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Our story opens with a scene on Fifth Avenue, New York, in the neighborhood of 34th Street, where a small crowd is gathered about Papita, a little street singer, who stands holding her ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Lawrence | Stars: Alice Joyce, Earle Foxe, Mayme Kelso, Adelaide Lawrence

47. The Maid's Double (1911)

Short, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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This story deals with two girls who were exact doubles, the one an unscrupulous maid, and the other, Jane, a young lady of high social standing. The maid takes a valuable necklace from her ... See full summary »

Star: Clara Blandick

Votes: 6

48. Shipwrecked (1913)

Adventure, Romance, Short

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When Jones, a valet, is recommended to millionaire Jelds, he is found to be the beau ideal of his class, servile, soft spoken and with apparently no ambition other than to wait on his ... See full summary »

Director: Kenean Buel | Stars: Guy Coombs, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Hallam, Harry F. Millarde

49. The Tempest (1905)

2 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Shipwreck scene from 'His Majesty's Theatre' production.

Directors: Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Charles Urban

Votes: 7

50. Flirtatious Lizzie (1915)

Comedy, Short

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Stars: Ethel Teare, William Wolbert, Charles Dudley, Phil Dunham


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