With Vitagraph Company of America (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Aunty's Romance (1912)

Short, Drama

4.5
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In honor bound, Stephen Fiske, Jr., son of a supposed millionaire, tells Doris Myhtle, his fiancée, that the death of his father has revealed that he has died penniless and left him a poor ... See full summary »

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Mary Maurice, Harry T. Morey

Votes: 6

2. While the Auto Waits (1920)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Ethel Fleming, Regan Stewart

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: 2,594

4. 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: 929

5. 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: 417

6. 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

7. Captain Blood (1924)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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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: 38 | Gross: $0.21M

8. Huns and Hyphens (1918)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Larry, apparently a wealthy young man-about-town, romances Vera, who has developed a new invention, a gas mask, for use in the war. Larry leaves Vera's house unaware that German spies are ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Stan Laurel, Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, Mae Laurel

Votes: 48

9. Her Lord and Master (1921)

60 min | Comedy

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Indiana Stillwater, the daughter of a wealthy American railroad industrialist, marries English nobleman Viscount Canning and travels to England. Her in-laws are somewhat shocked by her ... See full summary »

Director: Edward José | Stars: Alice Joyce, Holmes Herbert, Walter McEwen, Frank Sheridan

10. Bears and Bad Men (1918)

19 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Stan Laurel, Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, William McCall

Votes: 23

11. Over the Top (1918)

Drama, War

8.5
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Director: Wilfrid North | Stars: Arthur Guy Empey, Lois Meredith, James Morrison, Arthur Donaldson

Votes: 6

12. 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: 171

13. Frauds and Frenzies (1918)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Director Larry Semon and a young Stan Laurel costar as prisoners loafing on the chain gang. As both comrades and rivals, their paired movements result in strikingly choreographed slapstick.... See full summary »

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Stan Laurel, Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, William McCall

Votes: 88

14. The Last Cartridge, an Incident of the Sepoy Rebellion in India (1908)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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Caught off-guard by Indian mutineers, a British soldier saves his last bullet for his daughter lest she be taken. This silent film features an original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.

Stars: Charles Kent, Florence Turner

Votes: 25

15. 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: 192

16. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 210

17. Black Beauty (I) (1921)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

6.1
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Anna Sewell's "autobiography" of a horse named Black Beauty is here expanded to include the adventures of the humans who surround the horse.

Director: David Smith | Stars: Jean Paige, James Morrison, George Webb, Bobbie Mack

Votes: 8

18. The Life of Moses (1909)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.2
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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: 28

19. 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: 941

20. The Battle Cry of Peace (1915)

90 min | Drama

4.4
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Enemy agents under the leadership of "Emanon" conspire with pacifists to keep the American defense appropriations down at a time when forces of the enemy are preparing to invade. The ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Wilfrid North | Stars: Charles Richman, L. Rogers Lytton, James Morrison, Mary Maurice

Votes: 8

21. The Egyptian Mummy (1914)

15 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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In order to make money, a man hires a bum to pretend to be a mummy, so he can sell the "body" for scientific experiments.

Director: Lee Beggs | Stars: Lee Beggs, Constance Talmadge, Billy Quirk, Joel Day

Votes: 31

22. 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: 270

23. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

6.2
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Director: William Humphrey | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

Votes: 67

24. 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

25. The Enchanted Barn (1919)

Passed | Drama, Romance

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The Hollisters, a bright, spirited, wholesome family, are compelled to move into the country. After many efforts to secure a home, Shirley, eldest of the Hollisters, contrives a way out by ... See full summary »

Director: David Smith | Stars: Bessie Love, J. Frank Glendon, Joseph Singleton, William T. Horne

26. 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

27. A Rogue's Romance (1919)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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A welcome guest of the French aristocracy, Monsieur Picard having been awarded the Croix De Guerre, is also a master thief who baffles the Parisian police. One night, while Picard watches ... See full summary »

Director: James Young | Stars: Earle Williams, Brinsley Shaw, Harry von Meter, Herbert Standing

28. 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: 1,357

29. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Florence Lawrence, John G. Adolfi, Josephine Atkinson

Votes: 34

30. The Wrong Patient (1911)

Comedy, Short

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Dr. Goodwin, veterinary surgeon, is in love with Cissy Morgan. Her father, a rheumatic, objects to the doctor's attentions to his daughter. Mr. Morgan's horse is taken sick, and Dr. Goodwin... See full summary »

Stars: John Bunny, Florence Turner, William Humphrey, William Shea

31. Indiscretions of Betty (1910)

Short, Comedy

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The familiar story of a woman living beyond her means is beautifully and impressively told in this picture. Her husband's income is not sufficient to keep up the style and pretensions of ... See full summary »

Star: Mabel Normand

32. Mogg Megone, an Indian Romance (1909)

Short, Western

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The story opens with Paul Bonythau, an Indian trader, offering Mogg Megone, chief of the Saco tribe, jewelry, money, etc., for a large strip of laud which he wishes to purchase from the ... See full summary »

Star: Edith Storey

33. The Goddess (1915)

Drama, Romance

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A young girl is reared on a desert island by natives and led to believe that she is a goddess. One day an outsider comes to the island, and persuades her to accompany him to preach about ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Paul Scardon, Frank Currier

34. A Mother's Devotion; or, The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt (1912)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short

6.1
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A mother is waiting or her son, a railroad engineer, to return home when she discovers that a railroad trestle he must pass over has been washed out. She must try to get word to him before his train reaches the trestle.

Stars: Mary Maurice, Robert Gaillard

Votes: 10

35. Golf (1922)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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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: 50

36. 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

37. 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: 769

38. The Unusual Honeymoon (1912)

15 min | Comedy, Short

3.9
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Newly married Thomas and Mary MacGregor attend the village fair on their honeymoon. The balloon ascension is advertised for the afternoon. Everything is in readiness and Mary induces Thomas... See full summary »

Director: James Young | Stars: Charles Edwards, Flora Finch, Rose Tapley

Votes: 9

39. The Juggernaut (1915)

62 min | Drama

5.9
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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: 14

40. 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

41. The Bell Hop (1921)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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A government official staying in a hotel puts some important secret papers in the hotel safe. A ring of spies out to get the papers manages to steal them from the safe, and a lady ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog | Stars: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Frank Alexander, Al Thompson

Votes: 31

42. Twelfth Night (1910)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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An early silent version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of unrequited love and gender bending.

Directors: Eugene Mullin, Charles Kent | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Charles Kent, Florence Turner, Edith Storey

Votes: 195

43. The Black Chasm (1911)

Drama, Short

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"Lend me your ears whilst I unfold to thee a legend more fascinating and thrilling than the wonder tales of history or the fairy tales of fiction." This invitation was accepted by a young ... See full summary »

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: Tom Powers, Helen Case, Robert Thornby, Edward Elkas

44. A Night Out (1916)

50 min | Comedy

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

45. 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: 92

47. An Alabaster Box (1917)

Drama

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Lydia Bolton is only a child when financial difficulties overtake her father. His fellow townsmen do not give him support and he goes to the wall. Andrew Bolton goes to prison an embezzler,... See full summary »

Director: Chester Withey | Stars: Alice Joyce, Marc McDermott, Harry Ham, Aida Horton

48. The Skylight Room (1917)

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Director: Martin Justice | Stars: Jean Paige, Carlton S. King, Grace Ashley, Neil Spencer

49. 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

50. The Tarantula (1916)

Drama

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"Beauty Smythe is at his old tricks again. Look at the raving beauty he's got on the string now." This was Manning's contribution to the discussion, which was taking place in one of New ... See full summary »

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Edith Storey, Antonio Moreno, Charles Kent, Eulalie Jensen


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