With Vitagraph Company of America (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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: 409

2. The Redemption of Red Rube (1912)

Drama, Short

4.1
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Hurriedly making preparations to go in pursuit of "Red Rube," the outlaw, who has broken jail, Sheriff Sanders is accosted by "Spotted Snake," an Indian from the reservation, who enters his... See full summary »

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: Robert Thornby, George Stanley, Anne Schaefer, Eagle Eye

Votes: 7

3. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 2,546

4. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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A traveler stays the night at a rural inn, but gets no rest as he is tormented by various spectres and mysterious happenings. The food on the table prepares itself, his clothes leave the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, William V. Ranous

Votes: 198

5. Over the Top (1918)

Drama, War

8.2
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Director: Wilfrid North | Stars: Arthur Guy Empey, Lois Meredith, James Morrison, Arthur Donaldson

Votes: 5

6. While the Auto Waits (1920)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Ethel Fleming, Regan Stewart

7. Captain Blood (1924)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.4
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Peter Blood, a young Irish physician, treats a rebel soldier wounded in battle, and he is arrested, tried for treason and sent into slavery to Barbados. He and his friend Jeremy are bought ... See full summary »

Directors: David Smith, Albert E. Smith | Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige, Charlotte Merriam, James Morrison

Votes: 32 | Gross: $0.21M

8. The Poor Musician (1909)

Short, Drama

3.7
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Our story opens with a noted violinist practicing, his young wife sitting nearby, while their little daughter plays about on the floor, a truly happy family. The maid announces a caller, ... See full summary »

Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: Earle Williams, Charles Kent

Votes: 7

9. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 910

10. A Florida Enchantment (1914)

Unrated | 63 min | Comedy

6.0
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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: 169

11. School for Wives (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

5.9
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Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Conway Tearle, Sigrid Holmquist, Peggy Kelly, Arthur Donaldson

Votes: 12

12. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1912)

Short, History

9.2
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On the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln dedicated the ground upon which was fought, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863, the bloodiest conflict and the... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, James Young | Stars: Ralph Ince, Tefft Johnson, James Young, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 11

13. The Juggernaut (1915)

62 min | Drama

5.8
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This silent film presents drama to prevent a train from falling from a damaged railroad bridge.

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Julia Swayne Gordon, William R. Dunn

Votes: 13

14. Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (1918)

Comedy, Short

5.4
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A man decides to stage a fake robbery in front of his girlfriend's father (who doesn't like him), hoping it will make the father change his opinion. Unfortunately, real crooks wind up ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, Frank Alexander, James Donnelly

Votes: 19

15. 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

16. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,339

17. My Official Wife (1914)

Drama

5.9
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Helene Marie, on the run from the Russian police in St. Petersburg, plots to kill the Czar.

Director: James Young | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Harry T. Morey, Earle Williams, L. Rogers Lytton

Votes: 15

18. Actors' Fund Field Day (1910)

Short, Comedy

6.0
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It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Regular village "cut-ups" are those actor chaps and actresses. They don't keep still a minute when they get loose on the village green at the Polo ... See full summary »

Stars: George Bickel, Emma Carus, George M. Cohan, James J. Corbett

Votes: 6

19. The Gypsy's Revenge (1908)

Short, Drama

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Director: Van Dyke Brooke

20. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)

12 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 267

21. Les Miserables (Part I) (1909)

Short, Drama

6.9
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The present subject deals with the imprisonment of Jean Valjean and the incidents immediately following his release. He is first shown in his humble home, his family utterly destitute. ... See full summary »

Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, William Humphrey, Helene Costello

Votes: 7

22. The Girl Philippa (1916)

70 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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About the year 1900 in a midnight raid on the palace of a Balkan king, emissaries of a great power slay the royal pair, and carry off the infant crown princess. The time shifts to the ... See full summary »

Director: S. Rankin Drew | Stars: Anita Stewart, S. Rankin Drew, Frank Morgan, Mrs. Curley

23. Masters of Men (1923)

70 min | Drama

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Director: David Smith | Stars: Earle Williams, Alice Calhoun, Cullen Landis, Wanda Hawley

24. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

6.8
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A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb which he cannot control.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Paul Panzer

Votes: 469

25. Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.6
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A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 760

26. Fox Trot Finesse (1915)

16 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Ferdie's wife is fox-trot crazy, wanting to go dancing all the time. To get out of it, Ferdie fakes an ankle injury. When his wife spies him walking without his crutch, she writes a letter ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Drew | Stars: Sidney Drew, Mrs. Sidney Drew, Ethel Lee

Votes: 138

27. The Life of Moses (1909)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.3
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The persecution of the children of Israel by the Egyptians. Now there arose up a new king in Egypt. And he said unto his people. Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and ... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Pat Hartigan, Julia Arthur, William Humphrey, Charles Kent

Votes: 26

28. Becket (1910)

Drama, Short

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Thomas à Becket was born in London. In 1155 he was made Chancellor of England by Henry II. Upon the death of the Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury, in 1162, at the time of this tragedy, he ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Charles Kent, William Shea, Hal Reid, Maurice Costello

29. The Darkest Hour (1919)

Drama

6.2
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Wealhy New Yorker Peter Schuyler has a best friend in Lee Austin--so he thinks. Actually, Austin and Marion Dinsmore have a scheme whereby Marion marries Schuyler, then divorces him, gets a... See full summary »

Director: Paul Scardon | Stars: Harry T. Morey, Anna Lehr, Jean Paige, George Howard

Votes: 5

30. Within the Law (1917)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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Mary Turner is a young shopgirl who is unjustly convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison. Upon her release, she does everything possible to make the man who wronged her to suffer, ... See full summary »

Director: William P.S. Earle | Stars: Alice Joyce, Harry T. Morey, Adele DeGarde, Anders Randolf

31. The Sawmill (1922)

25 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A bumbling sawmill employee tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter while staying out of the clutches of the mill's bullying foreman.

Directors: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Larry Semon, Frank Alexander, Kathleen O'Connor

Votes: 189

32. How a Mosquito Operates (1912)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.4
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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: 914

33. Lost on Dress Parade (1918)

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Towers Chandler saves a little out of his weekly pay from an architect's office and uses it to have a night on the town every few weeks. On one outing he meets a shop girl. When he boasts ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Justice | Stars: Patsy De Forest, Evart Overton

34. The International Motor Boat Race (1910)

Documentary, Short

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The first part of this film shows the trial races for the selection of the motor boats as American defenders of the Motor Boat Club of America. Nothing has had to great an international ... See full summary »

35. The Show (II) (1922)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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A harried propman backstage at a theater must put up with malfunctioning wind machines, roosters that spit nitroglycerine, and a gang planning to rob the theater's payroll.

Directors: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog | Stars: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Frank Alexander, Lucille Carlisle

Votes: 91

36. The Sins of the Mothers (1914)

Drama

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At an early age, Trix, the daughter of Mrs. Raymond, the proprietress of a gambling resort, shows an inherited tendency to gambling. Mrs. Raymond sends her to a convent school, and. ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Anita Stewart, Julia Swayne Gordon, Ralph Ince, Earle Williams

37. Golf (1922)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A silent comedy from 1922, featuring Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy.

Directors: Tom Buckingham, Larry Semon | Stars: Larry Semon, Lucille Carlisle, Al Thompson, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 48

38. And the Villain Still Pursued Her; or, The Author's Dream (1906)

Drama, Short

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Author dreams of a story where a villain pursues an innocent woman. He rescues her by leaping from a cliff, only to fall into his own bed and wake up.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Paul Panzer

39. Captain Alvarez (1914)

Drama

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Robert Wainwright, arriving in the Argentine Republic to look after his father's business, finds himself in a hotbed of revolution. Stopping at the home of Don Arana, foreign minister to ... See full summary »

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: William Desmond Taylor, Edith Storey, George Stanley, George Holt

40. The Suspect (1916)

Drama, Romance

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Director: S. Rankin Drew | Stars: Anita Stewart, S. Rankin Drew, Anders Randolf, George Cooper

41. The Merchant of Venice (1908)

9 min | Drama, Short

5.2
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, William V. Ranous, Florence Turner, Maurice Costello

Votes: 29

42. A Night Out (1916)

50 min | Comedy

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Director: George D. Baker | Stars: May Robson, Flora Finch, Kate Price, Eva Taylor

43. Trumpet Island (1920)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Tom Terriss | Stars: Marguerite De La Motte, Wallace MacDonald, Hallam Cooley, Josef Swickard

44. Jeffries-Johnson World's Championship Boxing Contest, Held at Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910 (1910)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

5.7
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Stars: James J. Jeffries, Jack Johnson

Votes: 81

45. Vanity Fair (1911)

Drama, Short

6.0
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(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky Sharpe, returns from boarding school. Becky is a natural born flirt. Bashful Joseph Sedley falls desperately in love with her. He takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup

Votes: 14

46. The Painted World (1919)

Drama

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Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Janice Cummings, Julia Swayne Gordon, E.K. Lincoln, Harry Northrup

47. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

4.8
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 20

48. Over the Garden Wall (I) (1910)

16 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Making the best of her genteel poverty, our heroine prepares to attend the dance to which she has been invited, and, after surveying the general effect of her plain and somewhat passé ... See full summary »

Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Mabel Normand, Willis Marks

49. The Acid Test (II) (1914)

Drama, Short

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Spoiled by too much attention, Grace Asheton, a society girl, refuses all her suitors. At the Lotus Ball, she meets Tom Marston. After the ball he escorts her home. He calls on her, ... See full summary »

Directors: Maurice Costello, Robert Gaillard | Stars: Maurice Costello, Mary Charleson, Thomas R. Mills, Robert Gaillard

50. Rip Van Winkle (I) (1912)

Short, Drama

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Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Robert McWade Sr., Rose Tapley, Helene Costello, Dorothy Kelly


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