With Edison Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Guilty Party (1912)

Short, Drama

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Big Bill, a lumberman in the Maine woods, gets into a violent argument with the foreman over money matters and in the quarrel which develops, knocks him down. The foreman, in falling, has ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Guy Hedlund, George Lessey, Miriam Nesbitt, Harold M. Shaw

2. The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus (1914)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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When a burglar dressed as Santa Claus steals a family's Christmas presents, amateur detective Octavius sets out to recover the loot.

Director: Charles M. Seay | Stars: Barry O'Moore, Julian Reed, Richard Neill, Bliss Milford

Votes: 108

3. The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy (1915)

5 min | Comedy, Short, Animation

6.0
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Three cavemen court Miss Araminta Rockface. She favors the one who apparently slew the Missing Link ... but a dinosaur did the deed.

Director: Willis H. O'Brien

Votes: 238

4. Santa Claus vs. Cupid (1915)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A desperate man and two romantic rivals encounter one another at a Christmas party.

Director: Will Louis | Stars: Raymond McKee, Billy Casey, Guido Colucci, Edith Wright

Votes: 97

5. The Yarn of the Nancy Belle (1912)

Comedy, Short

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The story begins by the finding of an elderly naval man by a traveler, and the former's recital of the verse, "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, William Wadsworth, William Bechtel, Charles Ogle

6. The Unbeliever (1918)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

6.1
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A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War. In the course of his training and his experiences in the trenches ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, Erich von Stroheim, Kate Lester

Votes: 91

7. Jack's Joke (1913)

6 min | Short, Comedy

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In an upper class home, two gentlemen discuss meeting the young lady who lives there. The shorter of the two, "Jack," plays a prank on his friend by telling him she's hard of hearing and he... See full summary »

Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: Edward Boulden, Arthur Housman, Cora Williams, Alice Washburn

8. The First Christmas (1913)

Short, Drama

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In the days when Herod was king in Judea, there lived in the city of David, which Is Bethlehem, a rich young man who, wearying of the emptiness of life, passed his nights and days in ... See full summary »

Star: Rice Cassidy

9. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter (1912)

Short, Drama

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The old keeper of the lighthouse and his daughter have lived together peacefully year after year tending the lights on St. David's Island. The old man has come to believe that his ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Charles Sutton, Laura Sawyer, Ben F. Wilson, William R. Randall

10. A Christmas Accident (1912)

Not Rated | 15 min | Drama, Short

6.4
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The Giltons are next door neighbors to the Biltons. The houses are exactly alike and adjoin each other; the back yards are even unseparated by a fence. Gilton is a crabbed old money-maker ... See full summary »

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: William Wadsworth, Mrs. William Bechtel, Augustus Phillips, Ida Williams

Votes: 167

11. The Land Beyond the Sunset (1912)

Unrated | 14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin, Ethel Jewett

Votes: 593

12. The Cossack Whip (1916)

Drama

8.0
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Feodor Turov, chief of the Russian Czar's secret police, orders his Cossacks to attack a village he believes to be infested with rebels. The Cossacks attack the village and massacre almost ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Grace Williams, Robert Walker, Frank Farrington

Votes: 28

13. One Touch of Nature (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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An irritable man meets a boy in the woods, and gets a change of attitude.

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: John Sturgeon, Elizabeth Miller, T. Tamamoto, Alan Crolius

Votes: 51

14. The Three Musketeers: Part 2 (1911)

Short, Drama

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D'Artagnan having discovered that the girl he has rescued on his way to Paris is none other than the Queen's confidante, Constance, loses little time in becoming better acquainted. The ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Sydney Booth, Herbert Delmar, Jack Chagnon, Harold M. Shaw

15. What Happened to Mary (II) (1912)

Action, Short, Thriller

6.9
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The forerunner of all serials, What Happened to Mary was a series of twelve monthly one reel episodes, each a complete entity in itself, revolving its immediate dramatic and melodramatic ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, Barry O'Moore

Votes: 7

16. Lead, Kindly Light (1912)

Short, Drama

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Nellie Gray, a sweet little maiden of sixteen, is discovered surrounded with all the loving care of a dear old-fashioned home and a mother and father who worship her. Unused to the ways of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bessie Learn, Charles Sutton, Margery Bonney Erskine, Barry O'Moore

17. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912)

12 min | Drama, Short

6.7
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Retelling of the famous incident in the 1854 Crimean War when a British cavalry unit, because of a mix-up in orders, charged an almost impregnable Russian artillery position and was decimated.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Richard Neill, James Gordon, Charles Sutton

Votes: 31

18. Children of Eve (1915)

73 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Conness, Tom Blake, Nellie Grant

Votes: 62

19. The Passer-By (1912)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A stranger is invited to a bachelor dinner, where he tells the story of his life.

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: George Lessey, Miriam Nesbitt, Marc McDermott, Guy Hedlund

Votes: 88

20. My Double and How He Undid Me (1912)

Short, Comedy

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An overworked minister chances upon a man in a poorhouse who looks very much like him, and decides to engage the man to impersonate him and attend the stupid committee meetings and social ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: William Wadsworth, Miriam Nesbitt, Edward O'Connor, Robert Brower

21. The Edison Minstrels (1913)

Short, Musical

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A group of actors in various costumes including powdered-wigged 18th century interlocutor, and black-faced comedian side men, engage in some jokes and sing several songs, including "Grand ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: George Ballard, Edward Boulden, Arthur Housman, Eugene Jardas

22. Nursery Favorites (1913)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: George Ballard, Viola Dana, Edna Flugrath, Robert Lett

Votes: 35

23. Betty's Buttons (1911)

Short, Comedy

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Betty, a poor little girl, whose father has been out of work for some time, appears at school in a dress that is far from being up to the standard of the other little girls. They poke fun ... See full summary »

Director: Bannister Merwin | Stars: Shirley Mason, Herbert Barrington, Miriam Nesbitt

24. The Ranch Owner's Love-Making (1913)

Short, Comedy, Romance

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Mary Morris is employed in the toy section of a department store; her wages are small and she has to support a young sister who is an invalid. The child is very ill. The doctor has just ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Herbert Prior, Charles Ogle, Richard Ridgely, Mabel Trunnelle

25. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1914)

Short, Fantasy

5.4
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A boy rides in Santa's sleigh for a round the world Christmas Eve jaunt.

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: Harry B. Eytinge, Andy Clark, Eldean Steuart, Maurice Steuart

Votes: 7

26. Andy Goes on the Stage (1914)

Comedy, Short

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When Andy, in his capacity of messenger boy, was given a message to deliver at the theater, he did not realize the tremendous change the apparently trivial incident was destined to make in ... See full summary »

Director: Charles H. France | Stars: Andy Clark, Yale Boss, Janet Dawley, Harold Holland

27. The Edison Kinetophone (1913)

Short

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Star: Allen Ramsey

28. Vanity Fair (1915)

Drama

5.9
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Directors: Charles Brabin, Eugene Nowland | Stars: Minnie Maddern Fiske, Shirley Mason, Yale Benner, Helen Fulton

Votes: 7

29. A Moment of Madness (1914)

Short, Drama

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Director: Langdon West | Stars: Edward Earle, Gertrude McCoy, Kate Jordan, Mabel Dwight

30. R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1916)

10 min | Animation, Short, Romance

6.0
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Two prehistoric suitors, one a mailman, compete for the affections of a prehistoric maiden and a dinosaur.

Director: Willis H. O'Brien

Votes: 109

31. Lady Clare (1912)

Short, Drama

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A Lord weds a Lady despite knowledge of her lowly birth.

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Miriam Nesbitt, Mai Wells

32. The Spirit of the Gorge (1911)

Drama, Short

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Ouchita, the daughter of Chief Massachiquita, is the belle of the tribe. Novashote and Kewanee are suitors for her hand, but she does not know to whom to give it. Word comes that a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Gordon, Richard Neill, Rolinda Bainbridge, Herbert Prior

33. The Musical Blacksmiths (1913)

Short, Music

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: George Ballard, Robert Lett, Shirley Mason, O.J. McCormack

34. The Magic Skin (1915)

Drama, History

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Director: Richard Ridgely | Stars: Everett Butterfield, Mabel Trunnelle, Bigelow Cooper, Frank A. Lyons

35. Freezing Auntie (1912)

6 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short

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An injection that can freeze cattle solid for later thawing is prepared by a woman's husband and nephew to be used on her. At her son-in-law's warning, she replaces the fluid with tap water... See full summary »

Stars: William West, Alice Washburn, Marion Brooks, Harold M. Shaw

36. Children Who Labor (1912)

Not Rated | 13 min | Drama, Short

5.9
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A foreigner who does not understand the ways of this country, applies for work at a mill, but is sent away with the intimation that if has a child at home there will be work for it, but ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Miller | Stars: Robert Conness, Miriam Nesbitt, Shirley Mason, John Sturgeon

Votes: 104

37. The Golden Wedding (1913)

Drama, Short

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Their anniversary over, the guests going, two weary old people sit by the fireside to rest. They fall asleep and dream of their past life. Their dreams carry them from boy and girlhood all ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Prior | Stars: Harry Beaumont, Mabel Trunnelle, William West, Adele Clark

38. Rorke's Drift (1914)

Short, Drama, War

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In Rorke's Drift in 1879, eighty men, under Lieutenants Chard and Bromhead, of the British army, were attacked by four thousand Zulus, and held their pitifully weak position despite the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Ridgely | Star: Richard Tucker

39. Clothes Make the Man (1915)

Comedy, Short

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Harold sends his only pants to be pressed. Meanwhile a fire breaks out in his apartment building. Harold's rival arrives in time to climb into his window for a rescue, but Harold knocks him... See full summary »

Director: Will Louis | Stars: Raymond McKee, Yale Benner, Jean Dumar, Oliver Hardy

40. The Relief of Lucknow (1912)

10 min | Drama, Short

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In a succession of splendidly enacted scenes, we are led, step by step from the beginning of the dissatisfaction of the Indian troops at Lucknow. Finally the outbreak occurs and we are ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: James Gordon, William R. Randall, Ben F. Wilson, Richard Neill

41. A Princess of the Desert (1914)

Short, Drama

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Of all the outlaws of the desert, none could compare with Abdullah, the Great Chief. From Gishon to the River Oualeh his light-fingered men plied their trade, pillaging men of all races, so... See full summary »

Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Marc McDermott, Mary Fuller, Harry Beaumont, Alan Crolius

42. Old Jim (1913)

Short, Drama

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Old Jim nearly causes the downfall of himself and his son, who is boss in a quarry and who falls in love with Amy, daughter of Pearson, his employer. Pearson refuses to accept Old Jim's son... See full summary »

Stars: William West, Robert Brower, Mabel Trunnelle, Augustus Phillips

43. Dances of the Ages (1913)

Documentary, Short

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With the two principals in a ballet of forty dancers that is a feast to the eye. Back of this novelty there is woven a simple tale of an old fashioned dancing master, in his little garret ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Duane Wager, Dorothy Davenport, Anna Dodge, Ted Shawn

44. The Crime of Carelessness (1912)

14 min | Drama, Short

5.4
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Mr. Waters, the owner of a large woolen mill, is careless about having the fire exits kept clear. The factory inspector listens to Mr. Waters' promise to right matters and does not report ... See full summary »

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: Bigelow Cooper, Mabel Trunnelle, Austin Conroy, Barry O'Moore

Votes: 44

45. The Call of the City (1915)

Short, Drama

5.5
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Bessie Graham has been a sort of maid-of-all-work in her mother's boarding house for years. Determined to make a change, she tells her mother that she is going to strike out for herself and... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Learn, Margery Bonney Erskine, Robert Walker, Marjorie Ellison

Votes: 31

46. The Two Merchants (1913)

Short, Drama

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Ebenezer Burke and Jeremiah Briggs are in the same line of business in the small city of Bedford. Julia Burke has become fascinated with a traveling salesman and she receives court from him... See full summary »

Director: Charles M. Seay | Stars: William West, May Abbey, Mabel Trunnelle, Yale Boss

47. The Five Bachelors (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Allen Ramsey | Stars: Edward Boulden, George Ballard, O.J. McCormack, Leo Parmet

48. When Greek Meets Greek (1913)

Drama, Short

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John Blackstone, the successful financier, recognizes no will but his own. The committees of the various companies he controls are directors in name only, as Blackstone's voice is a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Barry O'Moore, Margery Bonney Erskine

49. Lo! The Poor Indian (1914)

Short, Comedy

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A. Hunter, wandering through the forest in quest of game, fell into a trap. He was released by a poor Indian. Filled with gratitude, the hunter spoke as follows: "Let Red Hawk come to ... See full summary »

Director: C.J. Williams | Stars: Carlton S. King, William Wadsworth, Alice Washburn, Elsie MacLeod

50. The Old Violin (1914)

Short

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