With Edison Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. Two Little Kittens (1913)

Drama, Short

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Arnold Graves falls in love and marries Lettie, his mother's seamstress. For marrying beneath his station he is told to leave the house. Five years later, Lettie, now a widow, returns to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles M. Seay | Stars: Mabel Trunnelle, May Abbey, Harry Beaumont, Cora Williams

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Battle of Trafalgar (1911)

51 min | War

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We show Lord Nelson leaving the admiralty room where he makes his famous speech and then introduce him with his captains giving the details of that wonderful plan of attack which was ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Sydney Booth, Herbert Prior, James Gordon, Charles Ogle

18. The Old Monk's Tale (1913)

Short, Drama

4.8
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A monk tells a tale about a woman who can only surrender her heart to a man who can offer her jewels. A poor man falls in love with her and steals jewels off a statue of the Madonna to give to her.

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

Votes: 6

19. Who Will Marry Mary? (1913)

Action, Adventure

5.7
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Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Ben F. Wilson, Richard Tucker, Harry Beaumont

Votes: 11

20. Friday the 13th (1911)

Comedy, Short

6.4
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Mr. Gayton is given tickets for the theater. He hurries to his suburban home. In his hurry to adorn himself in sartorial habiliments, he forgets the tickets. He rushes back, and when he ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bechtel, Miriam Nesbitt, Marie Tener

Votes: 37

21. 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

22. How the Hungry Man Was Fed (1911)

Comedy, Short

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Young Van Bibber is on the way downtown one day when he notices a typical "Weary Wanderer" following him and begging money for something to eat Van Bibber hands him a half dollar. The tramp... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Conness, William West, William Bechtel

23. How Mrs. Murray Saved the American Army (1911)

Short, Action, Drama

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During the American Revolution, Mrs. Murray (Miriam Nesbitt), a spirited American wife, pretends to welcome the British command into her home, While they gorge on her enormous meals, she ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Miriam Nesbitt, Mabel Trunnelle, Charles Ogle, Robert Brower

24. The Twelfth Juror (1913)

Drama, Short

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A play based on a famous English case of a man being executed wrongfully on circumstantial evidence. Harry Baker and Alice Charlton meet at the preparations for a barn dance. He takes her ... See full summary »

Director: George Lessey | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Laura Sawyer, Jack Conway, R. Henry Grey

25. 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

26. 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

27. Salt of the Earth (1917)

Western

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A miner is swindled by a crooked, fast-talking con man. The con man is the father of Wallace, who is the fiancĂ© of Marjorie, the miner's daughter. The old miner dies shortly after losing ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Harrison | Stars: Claire Adams, Chester Barnett, Russell Simpson, William Wadsworth

28. The Adventures of Andy Clark (1914)

Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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Director: Charles H. France | Star: Andy Clark

Votes: 7

29. 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

30. 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

31. Treasure Island (1912)

Short, Adventure

4.7
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The story is almost too well known to need repetition; how old Captain Billy Bones, with his scars and his oaths had secured within his old sea chest the map and chart of Treasure Island ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Addison Rothermel, Laura Sawyer, Ben F. Wilson, Richard Neill

Votes: 7

32. The Three Musketeers: Part 1 (1911)

Short, Drama

6.9
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D'Artagan leaves home to seek his fortune. Armed with his father's sword and a letter to the Captain of the King's Musketeers, he rides forth boldly to face the world. At a wayside inn he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 8

33. The Lone Game (II) (1915)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

5.1
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A brother, a sister, and a friend all battle against the deadly disease of tuberculosis.

Director: Edward C. Taylor | Stars: Bessie Learn, Robert Walker, Wilfred Young

Votes: 72

34. A Forest Fire (1912)

Documentary, Short

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The picture was taken in the Sierra National Forest in California and shows what a wonderful work the United States rangers are doing. We are first shown one of the principal causes of ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley

35. 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

36. The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914)

Drama

6.2
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Episode 1: "The Perfect Truth" The day after Dolly Desmond had startled the community with the excellence of her graduation oration, Bobby North, a reporter on the local paper, suggested ... See full synopsis »

Director: Walter Edwin | Stars: Mary Fuller, Yale Boss, Charles Ogle, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 40

37. '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

38. Eugene Wrayburn (1911)

Drama, Short

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We see the meeting of Lizzie, the progress of her love for Wrayburn, the introduction to Bradley Headstone and his growing jealousy, Lizzie's escape from London and attempt to hide herself ... See full summary »

Stars: Darwin Karr, Richard Ridgely, Bliss Milford, Edwin Clarke

39. The Stoning (1915)

Short, Drama

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Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Conness, Helen Strickland, Charles Sutton

40. 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

41. Mary Had a Little Lamb (1912)

Comedy, Short

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From the child who is old enough to talk to the gray-haired centenarian, who does not know of Mary and that wonderful lamb of hers? Teaching a moral, a lesson of kindness to dumb animals ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirley Mason, Jeanie Macpherson

42. The Story of the Willow Pattern (1914)

Short, Drama

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We have all seen the quaint, blue plates of Nankin ware, with their queer, formal decoration, known as "The Willow Pattern." Not so many of us are familiar with the beautiful old legend ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Brower, Bessie Learn

43. The Lighthouse by the Sea (1911)

Drama, Short

5.5
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The two daughters of an old lighthouse keeper fall in love with two young fishermen. The girls seek secluded spots to tell their lovers "sweet nothings," before they sail away on a long ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Charles Sutton, Mabel Trunnelle, Laura Sawyer, Richard Neill

Votes: 6

44. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1913)

Short, Drama

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The familiar story of the piper whose charmed notes enticed the rats of Hamelin into the river Weser, and the children of the village into the heart of a mountain, has been told in a ... See full summary »

Director: George Lessey | Stars: Herbert Prior, Robert Brower, Mary Fuller, Miriam Nesbitt

45. The Unwritten Code (1919)

Drama

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Director: Bernard J. Durning | Stars: Shirley Mason, Ormi Hawley, Matt Moore, Frank O'Connor

46. 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

47. The Temple of Moloch (1914)

Short, Drama

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Workers in a pottery factory labor in unhealthy, unventilated and dangerous conditions, but the plant's wealthy owner doesn't see any need to change things. It's not long before one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Langdon West | Stars: Harold Vosburgh, Warren Cook, Bessie Learn, Yale Boss

48. A Moment of Madness (1914)

Short, Drama

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

49. Mr. Toots' Tooth (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Mr. Toots had a toothache. Toots' toothache was a jumping toothache. Every time his tooth started to jump. Toots started instantaneously for the dentist's. You cannot temporize with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles M. Seay | Stars: Frank A. Lyons, Arthur Housman, Edward Boulden, William Bechtel

50. Ranson's Folly (1915)

Western

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Director: Richard Ridgely | Stars: Marc McDermott, Mabel Trunnelle, Marjorie Ellison, Edward Earle


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