With The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison

Votes: 2,559

2. A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,207

3. A Night in the Show (1915)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Lloyd Bacon, Lawrence A. Bowes

Votes: 1,390

4. His New Job (1915)

TV-G | 31 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Agnes Ayres, Arthur W. Bates

Votes: 1,392

5. Shanghaied (I) (1915)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Intent on scuttling his ship, a financially-pressed shipowner conspires with the vessel's captain to collect the insurance money, unbeknownst to him that his daughter and her beau, Charlie, are aboard. Will they get away with it so easily?

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lawrence A. Bowes, Fred Goodwins

Votes: 1,129

6. A Night Out (I) (1915)

TV-G | 34 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Charles Allen Dealey, Frank Dolan

Votes: 1,296

7. Sherlock Holmes (1916)

Not Rated | 116 min | Mystery

6.3
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When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters which could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case.

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding

Votes: 261

8. The Champion (1915)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.8
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Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Billy Armstrong

Votes: 1,768

9. His Regeneration (1915)

TV-G | 15 min | Short, Western

4.6
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An unrepentant crook enters a dance hall and gets in a fight over a girl. As he, unknowingly, breaks into her house, another bloody mess stains the residence's thick carpets. Can a simple act of kindness pave the way for his regeneration?

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Marguerite Clayton, Hazel Applegate

Votes: 530

10. Work (1915)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden, Charles Inslee

Votes: 1,234

11. Police (1916)

34 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Charles Chaplin, a convict, is given $5.00 and released from prison after having served his term. He meets a man of the church who makes him weep for his sins and while he is weeping takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles, John Rand

Votes: 1,310

12. Triple Trouble (1918)

Not Rated | 23 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Albert Austin

Votes: 806

13. The Bank (1915)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 1,502

14. A Woman (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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Mother, Father and Daughter go to the park. The women dose off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden, Charles Inslee

Votes: 1,364

15. A Jitney Elopement (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon, Fred Goodwins

Votes: 959

16. By the Sea (1915)

TV-G | 20 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Ed Armstrong, Bud Jamison

Votes: 1,326

17. In the Park (1915)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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A tramp steals a girl's handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie's pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Leona Anderson, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon

Votes: 1,199

18. A Christmas Carol (1908)

15 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short

6.0
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The miser Scrooge passes down a London street the morning before Christmas, on his way to his counting house. So much is he detested that no one speaks to him until a beggar approaches, ... See full summary »

Star: Tom Ricketts

Votes: 42

19. The Girl on Triple X (1910)

Short, Western

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Jack Hartley, the foreman of the Triple X Ranch, is engaged to Nellie Monroe, the ranch owner's daughter. A quarrel starts between Jack and "Red" Williams, a cow-puncher, when the latter ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Clara Williams

20. Ruggles of Red Gap (1918)

70 min | Western, Comedy

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Harry Leon Wilson has written nothing more diverting than this story of the irreproachable English valet who is lost in a poker game to a rough-and-ready westerner and taken to Red Gap ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence C. Windom | Stars: Taylor Holmes, Frederick Burton, Lawrence D'Orsay, Virginia Valli

21. Chase Me Charlie (1918)

Comedy

6.4
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Chase Me Charlie was an anthology consisting of excerpts from several of Chaplin's short films made for the Essanay Company, including The Tramp, Shanghaied, In the Park and The Bank.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Langford Reed | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Ben Turpin

Votes: 88

22. King Robert of Sicily (1913)

Drama, Short

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Robert, King of Sicily, a proud and haughty monarch, scoffs at the church and proudly declares there is no power that can remove him from the throne. One evening, while at vespers in the ... See full summary »

Stars: E.H. Calvert, William Bailey, John Steppling, Charles Hitchcock

23. The Good-for-Nothing (1914)

Comedy, Drama, Western

4.2
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Gilbert Sterling had never wanted for anything. He had been given plenty of money to do with as he pleased, and it was perhaps the fault of his parents that he became worthless, ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Elsa Lorimer, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 18

24. Seeds of Chaos (1914)

Short, Drama

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Richard Morgan, John Booth's employer, appropriates a certain amount of money from the firm of Morgan and Company, and in order to escape the penalty, places the blame upon Booth. Certain ... See full summary »

Director: Harry McRae Webster | Stars: Rapley Holmes, Richard Travers, Gerda Holmes

25. The Strange Case of Mary Page (1916)

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Episode 1: Mary Page, actress, is playing the leading role in "The King's Daughter," in rehearsal at the opening of the story. The show is secretly backed by David Pollock, man about town, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Charles Haydon | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Edna Mayo, Sidney Ainsworth, Harry Dunkinson

26. Skinner's Baby (1917)

50 min

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William Skinner is very pleased with the news his wife Honey is expecting their first child. He eagerly prepares for the new arrival, as he is sure it will be the next William Skinner Jr. ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bryant Washburn, Hazel Daly, James C. Carroll, Ullrich Haupt

27. Men Who Have Made Love to Me (1918)

70 min | Biography, Drama

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The story of six affairs of the heart, drawn from controversial feminist author Mary MacLane's. None of MacLane's affairs - with "the bank clerk," "the prize-fighter," "the husband of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Mary MacLane, Ralph Graves, Paul Harvey, Cliff Worman

28. The Raven (1915)

Not Rated | 57 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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Edgar Allan Poe, while at college, incurs many debts and is sent home in disgrace. He is ordered from the house by his father. Shortly after, he marries, and tries to make a living by ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Warda Howard, Ernest Maupain, Eleanor Thompson

Votes: 71

29. The Virtue of Rags (1912)

Drama, Short, Fantasy

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A grouchy landlord discharges a kind-hearted rent collector for failing to collect the rent from an impoverished widow. After dreaming that he himself is experiencing the sordid experiences... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Wharton | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Helen Dunbar, Bryant Washburn, Howard Missimer

30. The Ranchman's Anniversary (1912)

Short, Comedy, Western

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Jake Simpson, a ranchman, is celebrating his wedding anniversary. Through the ranch house window the boys see him fondly kiss his good wife and Bill Todd hits on a corking good scheme to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Mackley | Stars: Arthur Mackley, Harry Todd, Augustus Carney, Julia Mackley

31. The Fable of the Kid Who Shifted His Ideals to Golf and Finally Became a Baseball Fan and Took the Only Known Cure (1916)

Comedy, Sport

6.6
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A Messenger Kid stopped to Gaze at a picture of Jess Willard in a window and began to Weep bitterly. A soft-hearted Commuter halted. "Why do you weep?" he asked. "Aw, gee, what chance have ... See full summary »

Votes: 9

32. Mr. Flip (1909)

4 min | Comedy, Short

4.6
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Mr. Flip flirts with every woman he sees, and ends up with a pie, shaving cream, and seltzer in his face.

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Star: Ben Turpin

Votes: 161

33. The Fable of the Long Range Lover and the Lallypalooze (1914)

Comedy, Short

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Blackstone Cooley, a studious young lawyer, could not see the girls for dust. One day while walking down the street he ran squat into a dame who looked like a million dollars to him. At ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Dunkinson, Lillian Drew

34. The Indian Wars (1914)

History, Western

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Directors: Vernon Day, Theodore Wharton | Stars: William F. Cody, Nelson Appleton Miles, Jesse M. Lee, Frank D. Baldwin

35. Under Western Skies (1910)

Short, Western

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Kate Allison, an exceptionally beautiful western girl, is engaged to marry a young easterner, a long-time family friend. In the first scene the fiancé is bidding his sweetheart good-bye and... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Fred Church, Joseph Smith, Clara Williams

36. Love on Tough Luck Ranch (1912)

Short, Comedy, Western

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Old Jim Parsons, a ranchman, desires that his daughter, Ethel, shall marry old man Carney, a little dried up, wizened character. Ethel refuses to marry Carney. One morning a young stranger,... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Mackley | Stars: Augustus Carney, Arthur Mackley, Margaret Joslin, Josephine Rector

37. Max Wants a Divorce (1917)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Max gets into trouble at the altar. He has just kissed his bride when he espies over her shoulder a pretty girl sitting in a front pew. Max cannot help giving her a wink. His bride sees him... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Helen Ferguson, Francine Larrimore

Votes: 70

38. The Bad Man's Christmas Gift (1910)

Short, Western

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Andy Carson, puncher on the Lazy X ranch, is in love with Gladys, daughter of Col. Pierce, the ranch owner. Gladys likes the young puncher, hut when Jack Brinsley, a young Eastern friend of... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Gladys Field, Brinsley Shaw, Arthur Mackley

39. Young Mother Hubbard (1917)

73 min | Drama

7.0
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Forced by the death of her mother to care for her three brothers and sisters, little Mona Fairfax is known to farmers of her district as Young Mother Hubbard. The children's step-father, ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Mary McAllister, William Clifford, Carolyn Irwin, Granville Bates

Votes: 7

40. The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (1917)

Documentary, Western

7.0
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Buffalo Bill is shown in the early days of his thrilling career as a pony express rider in the pioneer west; later as hunter of buffaloes and then as the chief Indian scout for the United ... See full summary »

Stars: William F. Cody, Frank D. Baldwin, Short Bull, Sitting Bull

Votes: 6

41. The Prospector (1912)

Short, Western

3.6
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A lone prospector comes to a cabin in the woods where he seeks food and lodging. There he meets a woman and her small daughter who put him up. Soon her father and brother, miners, arrive ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Mackley | Stars: Fred Church, Arthur Mackley, Evelyn Selbie, Audrey Hanna

Votes: 11

42. Max in a Taxi (1917)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Mathilde Comont, Francine Larrimore

Votes: 49

43. Broncho Billy's Christmas Spirit (1914)

Short, Western

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It is Christmas Eve, and a humble prospector has spent his last cent for food. He is heartbroken to think that he cannot even buy anything for his two small children. When his wife finds a ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Evelyn Selbie, Eugenia Clinchard

44. Neptune's Daughter (1912)

Fantasy, Romance, Short

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A young artist dreams of romancing Neptune's daughter, Undine, who, as a result, must pay the price of taking human form.

Director: Theodore Wharton | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Martha Russell, Ruth Stonehouse, Harry Cashman

45. President Taft at San Francisco (1911)

Documentary, Short

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President William Howard Taft turns the first spadeful of earth for the coming Panama Pacific Exposition which was to celebrate the rebuilding of San Francisco.

Stars: William Howard Taft, Lillian Nordica

46. A Man for A' That (1914)

Short, Drama, Romance

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A wealthy clubman becomes disenchanted with the life of the idle rich and takes up work among the poor.

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Ruth Stonehouse, Bryant Washburn, Irene Warfield

47. A Pair of Sixes (1918)

60 min | Comedy

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A unique method was agreed upon by T. Boggs Johns and George Nettleton, proprietors of the Digestive Pile Manufacturing Company, to put a stop to their quarreling. The scheme was to play a ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence C. Windom | Stars: Taylor Holmes, Robert Conness, Alice Mann, Edna Phillips

48. The Fable of the Club Girls and the Four Times Veteran (1914)

Comedy, Short

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Once a lot of grown-up girls organized a club for the discussion of current evils. The principal current evil they discussed was man. The object was to find some way to keep them home at ... See full summary »

Stars: Lillian Drew, Gloria Swanson

49. Baby's First Tooth (1910)

Short, Comedy

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Mr. Lighthead rises from the breakfast table one morning, hustles into his overcoat and hat, kisses his wife good-bye and hurries out to catch the next downtown car. Mrs. Lighthead waves ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: J.H. Gilmour, Martha Russell

50. Every Inch a King (1914)

Drama, Short

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King Liporie of Vidonia loves an American, but is forced into a loveless marriage of state in order to save his kingdom. Civil War breaks out, the United States Marines come to the rescue, ... See full summary »

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Bryant Washburn, Lester Cuneo


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