Tragic Love (1909)

Love is not in our choice, but in our fate; and whoever loved that loved not at first sight? Such was the case with Bob Spaulding, a manly fellow, who meets Dr. Rankin and his wife on the ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

D.W. Griffith

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A son leaves to seek his fortune in the city. Many years later he returns and checks into his parents' inn. They don't recognize him, but noticing his fat wallet, plan to rob him.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Charles West, Herbert Prior, Anita Hendrie
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Mary is coerced into helping with a burglary of a minister's apartment. Later she repents and goes to the minister's storefront mission to help.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Stephanie Longfellow, Arthur V. Johnson, Henry B. Walthall
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In the little Italian city of Cremona there dwelt Taddeo Ferrari, a violin maker and student of Andrea Amati, the most famous of the craft. Ferrari's pretty daughter, Giannina, was beloved ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Herbert Prior, Mary Pickford, Owen Moore
Resurrection (1909)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel. The subject opens with the return home of Prince Dimitri, who meets the maid Katusha, a little peasant girl, and is instantly charmed with ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Florence Lawrence, Marion Leonard
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A corrupt politician, on seeing a satirical cartoon in a newspaper, rushes to the paper's offices to shoot the cartoonist. On discovering the cartoonist is a pretty woman, he falls ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mack Sennett, Marion Leonard, Herbert Prior
At the Altar (1909)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

At the Italian boarding house the male boarders were all smitten with the charms of Minnie, the landlady's pretty daughter, but she was of a poetic turn of mind and her soul soared above ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Marion Leonard, Charles Inslee, Barry O'Moore
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Lady Florence hides her lover, a Prussian spy, from the French troops who are hunting for him. One of her other suitors, a French officer, discovers the hiding place and threatens to kill the spy.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Marion Leonard, Harry Solter, Owen Moore
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A neglectful woman wants custody of her children in her divorce. The judge rules that he will give her the children only if she can demonstrate her children's love for her within a week.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: James Kirkwood, Rose King, Gladys Egan
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mary Wilson, a neglected child of the slums, falls in with Bob Walton, a tough denizen of the lower east side, and loves him with a pure, honest affection that his low nature cannot ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Florence Lawrence, Harry Solter, Charles Inslee
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A comedy drama of mediaeval days, when Cupid was obliged to work overtime, and be an inventive genius of subtle powers, resorting to artifice and cunning to work his felicitous plans. In ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Anita Hendrie, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard
Those Boys! (1909)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two boys find a pistol their father has hidden. While they're playing with it, they line up a target, not realizing their sisters are on the other side of the door. The parents realize the gun is missing and avert the disaster.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Anita Hendrie, Linda Arvidson, Dorothy West
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An anonymous donor drops a gold coin in the shoe of a homeless girl as she sleeps. A gambler with a 'sure thing' borrows the coin and wins a fortune, but he can't find her again to repay her.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Anita Hendrie, Adele DeGarde, Owen Moore
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ... Bob Spaulding
David Miles ... Mr. Rankin
Linda Arvidson ... Mrs. Rankin
Florence Lawrence ... The Maid / In Factory
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Avery ... In Factory
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy
John R. Cumpson ... Bartender
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... First Thief / In Factory
Robert Harron ... Paper Boy
Raymond Hatton ... A Detective / In Factory (unconfirmed)
Anita Hendrie Anita Hendrie ... The Landlady / The Thieves' Accomplice / In Factory
Charles Inslee ... Second Thief
Marion Leonard ... In Factory
Jeanie Macpherson
Herbert Miles Herbert Miles
Edit

Storyline

Love is not in our choice, but in our fate; and whoever loved that loved not at first sight? Such was the case with Bob Spaulding, a manly fellow, who meets Dr. Rankin and his wife on the street while they are engaged in a violent tiff. The doctor is about to strike his wife when Bob interferes, incurring the resentment of the doctor. During the flurry Mrs. Rankin drops her card case. From a card inside he learns the address and goes there to return it. They meet, and it is a case of love at first sight; but she is a wife, and beyond his reach. Disconsolate, he leaves, and stops in a neighboring café, where he sits and drinks a glass of beer, his thoughts ever on the sad, sweet face of the abused wife. While thus engaged, a couple of thugs drop knockout in his glass, and when he is well under the influence of the soporific they secure his valuables, and one then gets the card. At their den, after dividing the spoils, the one determines to go to the address on the card, where he is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | melodrama | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1909 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed