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Harry Jespersen
MarriageMay 1918

Harry Jespersen

Married Harry Jespersen.
The Triumph of the Weak
MovieMay 13, 1918

The Triumph of the Weak

The Triumph of the Weak is …
The Triumph of the Weak is a 1918 Vitagraph American drama film that was directed by Tom Terriss, written by Garfield Thompson based upon a play by Edith Ellis and Forrest Halsey, and starring Alice Joyce. It is the story of a woman who steals to provide food for her child and the consequence which follow her act, the narrow escapes she has of the many pitfalls, in her efforts to live in the straight and narrow path. This film appears to be lost.
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The Purple Dress
MovieMay 1, 1918

The Purple Dress

The Purple Dress is a 1918 two reel silent short film, directed …
The Purple Dress is a 1918 two reel silent short film, directed by Martin Justice.
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The Rathskeller and the Rose
MovieApr 12, 1918

The Rathskeller and the Rose

The Rathskeller and the Rose released.
1917
Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking
MovieDec 1, 1917

Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking

Whistling Dick, so named …
Whistling Dick, so named because of his ability to whistle almost any air, is invited to the City on the day before Christmas to escape the annual round-up for the rock pile, and trudges ...
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The Bottom of the Well
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MovieOct 22, 1917

The Bottom of the Well

The Bottom of the Well released.
The Love Doctor
MovieOct 8, 1917

The Love Doctor

A doctor transplants the brain of a girl who is in love with him …
A doctor transplants the brain of a girl who is in love with him into a girl he is in love with.
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1916
Help! Help! Help!
MovieDec 18, 1916

Help! Help! Help!

Help! Help! Help! released.
Kernel Nutt and the Hundred Dollar Bill
MovieJun 5, 1916

Kernel Nutt and the Hundred Dollar Bill

Kernel Nutt and the Hundred Dollar Bill released.
Lights of New York
MovieMay 29, 1916

Lights of New York

Lights of New York is a 1916 American silent drama film …
Lights of New York is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Van Dyke Brooke. Produced by the Vitagraph Company of America and directed by Van Dyke Brooke, the film stars Walter McGrail and Leah Baird. Its status is currently unknown.
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Kernel Nutt Wins a Wife
MovieMay 22, 1916

Kernel Nutt Wins a Wife

Kernel Nutt Wins a Wife released.
Green Stockings
MovieJan 2, 1916

Green Stockings

There's a tradition in a certain section of England that the …
There's a tradition in a certain section of England that the unwed eldest daughter in a family must wear green stockings when a younger sister gets married. Celia Faraday is forced to do that once, but when her younger sister Phyllis announces she will marry Robert Tarver, Celia refuses to go through that humiliation again and invents a fiance for herself, "Colonel Smith". To make it seem more real, she writes letters to her "fiance", but never mails them. One day one of the letters accidentally gets mailed, and is received by a real Colonel Smith, who decides to check out who his "fiance" really is.
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1913
A Birthday Gift
MovieMar 18, 1913

A Birthday Gift

Left alone by the death of her mother and the imprisonment …
Left alone by the death of her mother and the imprisonment of her father for theft, little Alice goes to live with her uncle and aunt. The latter does not take kindly to the child. The little one longing for a mother's love determines to give her aunt a birthday present. Unknown to her foster-parents, she washes dishes and does little odd jobs in the homes of the neighbors, for which she receives small sums of money. She saves the money in her bureau drawer. Her aunt finds it and comes to the conclusion that she has stolen it, following in the footsteps of her father. She tells her husband and he kindly questions Alice, who tells him how she got the money, and her object. This revelation of the child's thoughtfulness and love, brings her very closely to the hearts of her aunt and uncle, and proudly they adopt her as their own child.
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1912
Ingenuity
MovieAug 12, 1912

Ingenuity

Grandpa is sick and his two little grandchildren, Lola and …
Grandpa is sick and his two little grandchildren, Lola and Fred, are very much worried. The little cigar store which is their only means of livelihood, has an opposition across the way, to ...
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The Man Under the Bed
MovieMay 18, 1912

The Man Under the Bed

We all remember the boy …
We all remember the boy who cried wolf so often that when the wolf really did come the people did not believe it. Little Billy had evidently forgotten, or never heard this. Martha and Jane,...
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The Chocolate Revolver
MovieFeb 16, 1912

The Chocolate Revolver

Little Florence Williams's …
Little Florence Williams's parents go out to spend the evening after Florence is asleep. Two burglars enter the house and awaken the child. One asks her to show him where the family jewels ...
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1911
A Doubly Desired Orphan
MovieDec 29, 1911

A Doubly Desired Orphan

Mrs. Johnson, a widow, and …
Mrs. Johnson, a widow, and Mr. Brown, widower, childless and alone, are very unhappy and long for the companionship of home and family. By a strange coincidence, both hit upon the same idea, of adopting an orphan and bringing it up as their own. Mrs. Johnson visits the Hilldale Orphan Asylum, and after inspecting the many little inmates, selects as her choice, Helen, a pretty little miss about ten years of age. Mr. Brown, shortly after Mrs. Johnson has left, comes to the asylum and makes the same choice. They both ask the other to withdraw in favor of the other. The head nurse suggests that Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Brown marry each other, and then they both can have the child for their own. They therefore repair to a minister, are married, and return to the asylum for Helen, whom they take to their hearts, and smilingly accept each other with that happiness and contentment of mind which makes the two one, and the three a complete and happy family.
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Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer
MovieSep 22, 1911

Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer

Mrs. Earle dies at the birth of …
Mrs. Earle dies at the birth of her child. Max, her husband, is so overcome with grief that he cannot bear to look at the child, foolishly attributing his wife's death to the innocent ...
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Barriers Burned Away
MovieJun 24, 1911

Barriers Burned Away

John and Edwin Martin, two brothers, occupy, each with …
John and Edwin Martin, two brothers, occupy, each with his own family, a double house; they are all very much united. Each one of the brothers has a child. John has a little boy, named ...
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Sunshine and Shadow
MovieMay 20, 1911

Sunshine and Shadow

Way down south in the days of the aristocracy, there dwelt a …
Way down south in the days of the aristocracy, there dwelt a lady named Mrs. Gilbert, and "Sunshine" was the name of her daughter. This lady has a colored cook who dwelt upon the Gilbert ...
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Society and the Man
MovieFeb 3, 1911

Society and the Man

Happily and contentedly married, the hero of our story is living …
Happily and contentedly married, the hero of our story is living in one of the smaller cities surrounded by all the necessary comforts of home. Lured by the greater possibilities of wealth in the Metropolis, he goes thence and soon finds himself in the swirl and swish of society and the stock exchange. His wife is carried into the vortex of bridge-whist and associations with the "smart set." The husband in the current of wealth, the wife in the pursuit of pleasure, their child is neglected and soon there is an inseparable gulf between their common interests of domesticity. Discontent and unhappiness have taken possession of their once happy home. The crash come; the husband is ruined and contemplates self-destruction. His wife learns of his failure, comes to his support, cheers and comforts him, pleading for the sake of their child to brace up and begin life anew. Clasping his loved ones to his heart, he resolves to start over again and seek contentment rather than riches.
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His Trust Fulfilled
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MovieJan 19, 1911

His Trust Fulfilled

Continuing where His Trust (1911) leaves off, George, a slave, …
Continuing where His Trust (1911) leaves off, George, a slave, takes care of his deceased master's daughter after her mother's death. He sacrifices his own meager savings to give the girl a good life, until the money runs out and he tries to steal money from the girl's rich cousin.
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1910
Jean and the Waif
MovieDec 24, 1910

Jean and the Waif

Jean and the Waif released.
A Life for a Life
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MovieSep 2, 1910

A Life for a Life

A strange attachment, akin to love, has been formed by a …
A strange attachment, akin to love, has been formed by a convict for a rat which he has caught and tamed and of which he has grown very fond. It is the only living thing he cares for and ...
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One Night, and Then --
MovieFeb 14, 1910

One Night, and Then --

Henry Revol was a wealthy …
Henry Revol was a wealthy bachelor, who had nothing but time and money at his disposal. We see him at his mansion in the midst of a Bohemian gathering. The party is made up of the lights of...
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The Rocky Road
MovieJan 3, 1910

The Rocky Road

Ben Cook had been a man of intelligent energy, but …
Ben Cook had been a man of intelligent energy, but meeting with reverses, went the way of so many others, that is, became addicted to drink. Falling lower and lower, we first see him a drunken loafer. In return for his wife's tearful entreaties he gives abuse, and finally desertion; leaving his native town for parts unknown. Landing in a strange village, he seeks and obtains employment in a sawmill, where he resolves to brace up. Meanwhile, his poor wife, learning from her husband's companions of his flight, becomes unbalanced in mind, and taking up her little three-year-old child, starts out in search of him. On she wanders, cold and hungry, meeting a kindhearted Italian on the way, who compassionately gives her an old shawl to wrap about the child. Further on she falls exhausted beside a haystack. Here the hallucination of hearing her husband's voice calling seizes her and she leaves the child to go in answer to the imagined call. The child is found later by an old farmer, who adopts it. The poor woman staggers on until she falls helpless in the road. She is found by a benevolent couple who take her in and care for her, she performing light housework in return for their kindness. Years later Cook, through his close application to work, has become manager of the mill, and is enjoying the best of fortune. A search for his deserted wife has proved fruitless, hence he assumed her dead. One day while out in his auto, it becomes temporarily disabled, and he rests up at a farmhouse, where they are celebrating their daughter's eighteenth birthday. The meeting with the daughter incurs mutual love at first sight. Later they are betrothed and the wedding day set. It is now the day of the wedding and Cook is speeding to the house to meet the wedding party when his machine passes the place where his wife has lived all these years. She recognizes him and dashes after him, but, of course, is far distanced. Continuing, she comes to the house shortly after the party, of which she knows nothing, has left. She asks for a drink, and while waiting sees her husband's picture in a frame on the table. To her queries the maid tells her in detail about the little foundling, the adoption, the birthday party, and now of the wedding, which may at this moment be taking place. It is for her the awakening. She realizes the horror of the situation, and asking the direction to the church dashes madly out, hailing a passing wagon, begs the man to drive in haste to it. The ceremony has just begun when she rushes in. Oh God! What a terrible revelation. She has just strength enough to make the truth clear when she falls into her husband's arms dead. Thus, in a flash he is made to feel the weight of the hand of Divine Justice in the horror and mortification of the situation.
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1909
In a Hempen Bag
MovieDec 16, 1909

In a Hempen Bag

A woman decides to drown the family cat which has become …
A woman decides to drown the family cat which has become a nuisance. She ties it in a hempen bag and gives it to the deaf gardener to throw in the river. However, the children discover the ...
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Through the Breakers
MovieDec 6, 1909

Through the Breakers

A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of …
A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of their social life. When the girl becomes seriously ill, the father realizes the errors of his ways and stays home with her, demanding his wife do likewise. She sneaks out to a dance and the child takes a turn for the worse. By the time she returns home the child is dead. After her husband leaves her, the mother realizes her selfishness and begs forgiveness at her daughter's grave.
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The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period
MovieDec 2, 1909

The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwelli…

During the reign of Oliver …
During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, Catholic worship is forbidden on pain of death. Three soldiers are arrested as Catholics and condemned to die. Cromwell decides to spare two of them and to determine which should die by chance. The guards bring the first child they meet. Whichever soldier she gives the 'death disc' to shall die. Cromwell is charmed by the girl and gives her his signet ring. By chance the child is the daughter of one of the soldiers and gives the death disc to her father, because she thinks it's pretty. The child is returned home to her mother, who learns of her husband's pending execution and of the power of the ring. She rushes to the place of execution and saves her husband by producing the ring.
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In the Window Recess
MovieNov 29, 1909

In the Window Recess

An escaped convict takes refuge in the home of a police officer …
An escaped convict takes refuge in the home of a police officer out on duty. He seizes the officer's daughter and pulls her into a window recess, with a pistol to her head. The officer returns and discovers the convict's hat. He suspect his wife is concealing an affair and she must avoid revealing the convict's presence for the sake of their daughter.
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Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience
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MovieOct 4, 1909

Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience

Our story opens with Pippa …
Our story opens with Pippa awakening in her little room with the morning's light pouring through the window, for the "day's at the morn; morning's at seven; the hillside's dew-pearled; the lark's on the wing; the snail's on the thorn; God's in His heaven. All's right with the world." To-day is a holiday in Asolo, the whir of the spindles of the silk mill is silenced and Pippa, the little silk winder, saunters forth with her lute to brighten life's ordeal with song, little realizing what good she is doing. Her song of peace, "God's in His heaven. All's right with the world!" induces faith, hope and charity, faith in God's justice, hope for our welfare, and charity towards mankind. The workman goes to spend his time and earnings at the tavern, neglecting his despairing wife, with their little child, who grieve at home. In the midst of the roistering, Pippa passes, singing her song of peace. The words sink deep into the heart of the workman, and force him to return to his sorrowing wife, with a resolve never to err more. The next episode is that of the marrying of Jules to the Greek model, whom he believes an innocent young girl. Upon learning her true character, Jules would have struck her down, but at that moment Pippa passes, and her song induces him to be charitable and he resolves to save and protect her. Wending her way through the lanes, Pippa approaches the shrub house of Luca, wherein a terrible tragedy is impending. Luca sleeps and his wife, Ottima, is persuading her lover, Sibald, to dispatch him. With upraised dagger, he approaches the couch, and the dagger is about to fall, when Pippa's song is heard. What a transformation. Conscience turns their eyes into their very souls and how black the aspect, "God's in His heaven. All's right with the world!" Are we not of the world? How stand we in the sight of God? What ministering angel art thou, who with song has stayed the hand that would have done irreparable wrong?" Thus has Pippa's song averted a tragedy, Returning to her little room, she retires. "Day's turn is over, now arrives the night's." The golden sunshine fades into silver moonbeams and Pippa sleeps, innocent of the good her peregrinations hare worked.
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Wanted, a Child
MovieSep 30, 1909

Wanted, a Child

A poor, elderly couple with many children is tempted when the …
A poor, elderly couple with many children is tempted when the husband's brother offers to pay to adopt one of the children himself. However, when forced to choose, the parents realize they can't part with any of their children.
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Leather Stocking
MovieSep 27, 1909

Leather Stocking

Freely adapted from the tales of James Fenimore Cooper. …
Freely adapted from the tales of James Fenimore Cooper. Our story starts with the Colonel and his two nieces starting out to make a short cut to Fort George, accompanied by a scout and piloted by a trusted Indian guide, who was none other than Big Serpent. This traitorous redskin is elated at the opportunity to perpetrate a long cherished revenge. To this effect he has notified his followers and they stand in readiness to act at his call. Proceeding on their journey, they come to a mountain stream, where the party rest and take water, Big Serpent and the scout leading the horses into the shade of the wood. Just prior to the party's arrival, Leather Stocking and Uncas meet, and when they learn Big Serpent is guiding the party, they express their misgivings, being sure of his sinister intention, and truly, for while they are indicating their fears, the scout rushes on and tells that he had been assaulted and the horses killed. Leather Stocking and Uncas volunteer to see the party through their danger, if possible, but they have not proceeded far when the woods seem alive with Indians and the party is almost surrounded. Taking the only avenue of retreat, they manage to reach the stockade just ahead of the bloodthirsty Indians. Here a spirited battle ensues, which is not destined to last long, as ammunition is low. It is hoping against hope, for we now find there are but two charges left, and after that they will be at the mercy of the foe. Leather Stocking, however, feels that there is but one chance, hazardous though it be, of getting to the fort for aid. His plan is subtle in the extreme. Donning an animal's skin, he plunges into the swirly, tortuous river at the back of the stockade, knowing that the crafty Indians would waste no ammunition on game, but save it for the enemy, ammunition being a scarce and precious commodity. In this manner he succeeds in reaching the soldiers' quarters, where he falls, exhausted, after telling them of the danger of the party. The soldiers start off at once, and are none too soon, for in the meantime the Indians have effected an entrance into the stockade with battering rams and have the party tied up to trees, piling brush to incinerate them. The torch is already applied to the brush about Uncas, and only the timely arrival of the soldiers and annihilation of the redskins saves his life. Uncas then accompanies the party on their way to the brow of the bill, where we leave him standing alone, the last of the Mohicans.
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A Fair Exchange
MovieSep 23, 1909

A Fair Exchange

Free adaptation of George Eliot's "Silas Marner." This …
Free adaptation of George Eliot's "Silas Marner." This Biograph adaptation makes Master Marner a cobbler instead of a linen weaver, but this change does not weaken, nor make less romantic, ...
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The Children's Friend
MovieSep 13, 1909

The Children's Friend

Three little girls fall into a …
Three little girls fall into a sand pit and can't get out. One of them ties a note around her pet pigeon's neck and releases it. The pigeon flies home, alerting the parents to where the girls are trapped.
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The Country Doctor
MovieJul 8, 1909

The Country Doctor

While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the …
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.
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The Lonely Villa
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MovieJun 10, 1909

The Lonely Villa

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can …
A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home.
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What Drink Did
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MovieMay 31, 1909

What Drink Did

A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a …
A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch, then gives in. After work, two friends take a little while to convince...
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Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good
MovieApr 29, 1909

Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Out-of-work, Tim steals a …
Out-of-work, Tim steals a sandwich, then knocks out the policeman who chases him. He changes into the policeman's uniform, and is approached by a wife who needs help with her drunken husband.
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A Drunkard's Reformation
MovieApr 1, 1909

A Drunkard's Reformation

A drinking man arrives home, …
A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; he sees the parallels in his own life and swears off the demon brew.
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The Medicine Bottle
MovieMar 29, 1909

The Medicine Bottle

While she attends a party, Mrs. Ross leaves her young …
While she attends a party, Mrs. Ross leaves her young daughter to care for her bed-ridden mother. At the party, Mrs. Ross realizes she left the wrong medicine, and desperately tries to contact her daughter before it's too late.
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A Burglar's Mistake
MovieMar 25, 1909

A Burglar's Mistake

Henry is being blackmailed. When the blackmailer breaks into …
Henry is being blackmailed. When the blackmailer breaks into his house, Henry apprehends him at gunpoint and takes the opportunity to rid himself of the blackmailer's threat.
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And a Little Child Shall Lead Them
MovieMar 22, 1909

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

The house divided against …
The house divided against itself has been united by the child, as was the case in this story. The dentil of the first horn, at the age of two, left the couple almost inconsolable, and the little toy dog, which the baby held in its arms, in its last moments, was indeed a cherished remembrance. Seven years after the husband became so deeply engrossed in his business affairs as to neglect to some extent his wife and second child, a girl of six. The wife complaining of his indifference, a quarrel ensues. She decides to leave him. Arrangements for a separation are made, and a division of effects takes place. Everything is disposed of when the little girl picks up the toy dog of her dead and gone brother, and says, "Mamma, who takes this?" Well the scene that transpires defies description and it is sufficient to say that it is the most touching episode ever portrayed. The separation does not take place.
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The Deception
MovieMar 22, 1909

The Deception

Of all the agonies of life, that which is most harrowing is the …
Of all the agonies of life, that which is most harrowing is the conviction that we have been deceived where we placed all the trust of love, and this is most apparent to Harry Colton, a ...
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The Voice of the Violin
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MovieMar 18, 1909

The Voice of the Violin

A music teacher is in love …
A music teacher is in love with Helen, one of his students, but she rejects him. In his anger he joins a communist group who plan to blow up a rich capitalist's house. When he realizes it's Helen's house, he tries to stop the plan.
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I Did It
MovieMar 15, 1909

I Did It

A mother punishes her son for eating a plate of cream puffs, …
A mother punishes her son for eating a plate of cream puffs, unaware that the daughter really did it. As the daughter watches the punishment, she feels guilty, and confesses her misdeed.
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The Lure of the Gown
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MovieMar 15, 1909

The Lure of the Gown

"Fine feathers make fine birds.'' and handsome gowns make …
"Fine feathers make fine birds.'' and handsome gowns make handsome women, and a handsome woman is the most fascinating thing extant. Hence it is when Isabelle appears on the scene clad in a...
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The Salvation Army Lass
MovieMar 11, 1909

The Salvation Army Lass

Mary Wilson, a neglected …
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 ...
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The Golden Louis
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MovieFeb 22, 1909

The Golden Louis

An anonymous donor drops a gold coin in the shoe of a …
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.
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One Touch of Nature
MovieJan 1, 1909

One Touch of Nature

Policeman John Murray is the proud father of a little girl and …
Policeman John Murray is the proud father of a little girl and the happy husband of a dutiful wife. Both father's and mother's whole life is centered in their little one, and the little ...
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1908
The Christmas Burglars
MovieDec 22, 1908

The Christmas Burglars

It is Christmas Eve. Mrs. …
It is Christmas Eve. Mrs. Martin, the poor widowed mother of a seven-year-old child, returns to her cheerless apartment, after a long day's tramp in search of work, and all in vain. The ...
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1899
Adele DeGarde
BirthMay 1899

Adele DeGarde

Adele DeGarde was born.
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