American Actor

Al Ernest Garcia

  • Mar 11, 1887 - Sep 04, 1938 (age 51)
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1938
In Old Mexico
MovieSep 9, 1938

In Old Mexico

Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and friends solve a murder …
Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and friends solve a murder south of the border.
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Al Ernest Garcia

Al Ernest Garcia passed away.
1936
The Gay Desperado
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MovieOct 2, 1936

The Gay Desperado

Chivo, a singer who works in a movie theater providing live …
Chivo, a singer who works in a movie theater providing live entertainment, is and apprehended by a music-loving Mexican bandit Braganza who wants to make Chivo part of his band. Braganza, who admires American gangsters, also kidnaps Jane and her rich boyfriend, Bill. to become more like the American movie gangsters he admires.
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Modern Times
MovieFeb 5, 1936

Modern Times

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society …
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
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1933
Under the Tonto Rim
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MovieApr 7, 1933

Under the Tonto Rim

"Tonto" Daily fails as a cowpuncher for Weston, wealthy …
"Tonto" Daily fails as a cowpuncher for Weston, wealthy cattleman, and is demoted to chuck-wagon driver. He falls even lower, in Weston's estimation, when he loses the wagon in a river crossing and imperils the life of Nina, Weston's daughter. Porky and Tex, two worthless cowboys, who aspire to own a pig farm, learn that Daily has inherited a fortune and they beg him to invest in their pig-farm venture. Daily declines. In spite of his bumbling mistakes, Munther, the ranch foreman, and a rustler on the side, keeps Daily around. He assigns him to guard 5,000 longhorn cattle in the Weston stockyards. When he falls asleep, Munther and Joe Gilbert, a suitor for Nina's hand, steal six hundred head of cattle and hide them in a cavern below the Mexico border. Daily flees the situation and invests money in the pig farm, but his heart is still with the cows. Porky and Tex take him to a Mexican border cantina, and they spread the report that their friend is really the notorious outlaw, the Tonto Kid, from "under the Tonto Rim." Nina is also at the cantina, accompanied by Gilbert, and she is thrilled to learn that Daily is a bold, bad man. Gilbert exposes Daily for the meek man he really is and has a bouncer throw him into the street. Nina's sudden scorn changes Daily into a roaring, two-fisted he-man, cleans out the saloon, commandeers a couple of horses, takes Nina prisoner and escapes.
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The California Trail
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MovieMar 24, 1933

The California Trail

Santa Fe Stuart, leading a relief train bringing food to the …
Santa Fe Stuart, leading a relief train bringing food to the peasants, gets caught up in the Commandante and his brother the Mayor's effort to starve out the peasants. Thrown in jail and ...
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1932
Marido y mujer
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MovieFeb 22, 1932

Marido y mujer

Marido y mujer released.
The Gay Caballero
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MovieFeb 14, 1932

The Gay Caballero

Football star Ted Radcliffe goes west to manage an inherited …
Football star Ted Radcliffe goes west to manage an inherited cattle ranch. Empire builder and cattle thief Don Paco is hounded by El Coyote (who is really Don Bob) who now has a partner in Ted. Unfortunately Ted is also falling love with Don Paco's daughter Adela.
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South of Santa Fe
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MovieJan 8, 1932

South of Santa Fe

Stone kills Thorton but only gets one half of the map to …
Stone kills Thorton but only gets one half of the map to Thorton's gold mine. Tom arrives, and trying to help Thorton's daughter Beth, sets out after Stone and the half of the map. Posing as the man Stone is awaiting to register the mine, he tries to join up with the gang. But when the man he was posing as shows up, Tom is made a prisoner.
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1931
The Deceiver
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MovieNov 21, 1931

The Deceiver

Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, …
Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, stabbed in the back. Suspects abound. John Wayne's only contribution was as a stand-in for the corpse.
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City Lights
MovieJan 30, 1931

City Lights

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp …
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
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1929
Morgan's Last Raid
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MovieJan 5, 1929

Morgan's Last Raid

"Dan Claibourne ( Tim McCoy ) refuses to fight against his …
"Dan Claibourne ( Tim McCoy ) refuses to fight against his state when Tennessee secedes during the Civil War preliminaries. His sweetheart brands him a traitor. Dan joins Morgan's raiders of the Confederate Army and gets an opportunity to rescue the girl during a raid." "Motion Picture News Booking Guide," in Motion Picture News, 15 Apr 1930.
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1928
The Circus
MovieJan 6, 1928

The Circus

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.
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1925
The Power God
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MovieMay 1, 1925

The Power God

Professor Sturgess invents a miraculous engine which can …
Professor Sturgess invents a miraculous engine which can draw unlimited power from the atoms of the air. When the professor is killed, his daughter and her fiance must fight to keep the secret of the power engine out of the hands of evil Weston Dore and his henchmen.
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1922
Pay Day
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MovieApr 2, 1922

Pay Day

Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and …
Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals her purse so he can go out for the evening. He has a terrible time getting home on a very rainy night. When he does so he finds his wife waiting for him with a rolling pin.
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1921
Reputation
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MovieMay 1, 1921

Reputation

Reputation is a lost 1921 American silent drama film produced …
Reputation is a lost 1921 American silent drama film produced and distributed by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company and directed by Stuart Paton. Priscilla Dean stars in what was considered one of her finest performances.
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1920
Skyfire
MovieNov 15, 1920

Skyfire

Canadian Mountie Barr Conroy ( Neal Hart ) heads to the …
Canadian Mountie Barr Conroy ( Neal Hart ) heads to the lawless trading post Skyfire in search of the killer of one of his comrades. There he is pursued by a man who believes that Conroy has insulted the man's daughter, Marette ( Rita Pickering ). In fact, Marette's persecutor is trader Jean Beaupre ( William Quinn ), who is also the killer that Conroy seeks. Conroy eventually clears himself, gets his man, and marries Marette.
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1919
The Trail of the Octopus
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MovieOct 19, 1919

The Trail of the Octopus

Carter Holmes, master …
Carter Holmes, master criminologist, must help the oft-kidnapped Ruth Stanhope to find the 9 daggers that will unlock the secret of the cursed Devil's Trademark!
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The Lamb and the Lion
MovieMar 24, 1919

The Lamb and the Lion

The Lamb and the Lion released.
1918
Baree, Son of Kazan
MovieMay 27, 1918

Baree, Son of Kazan

Baree, Son of Kazan is a 1918 American silent film based …
Baree, Son of Kazan is a 1918 American silent film based on the adventure novel of the same name by writer James Oliver Curwood. The film was directed by David Smith, the brother of Albert E. Smith, one of the founders of Vitagraph studio. Nell Shipman, an influential female actress and producer, stars in the film. In 1925, David Smith produced a new film based on this novel, starring Anita Stewart.
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Restitution
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MovieMay 12, 1918

Restitution

"The picture discloses the perfect man and woman in Eden, …
"The picture discloses the perfect man and woman in Eden, and the tempation of Mother Eve [Lois Gardner] by Lucifer [Al Ernest Garcia]. Many episodes are then presented showing how Satan, ...
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1917
The Purple Scar
MovieJun 3, 1917

The Purple Scar

The Purple Scar released.
1916
The Lion's Nemesis
MovieJun 10, 1916

The Lion's Nemesis

In punishment for a mortal sin committed, the soul of an …
In punishment for a mortal sin committed, the soul of an Egyptian Prince has been reincarnated in the body of Monte, an African lion, and as the cycle of time passes the fallen one ever seeks release to the soul of man. Sin has not been eliminated from the world, and extreme evil resides in the heart of Krama, an Indian Rajah. There is but one influence which this wicked Prince fears and that is the influence of the lion Monte which is now a member of his menagerie. Major Grey, an English army officer, is stationed at the military post in the district over which the Rajah rules. The major's daughter, Margaret, has just been betrothed to Capt. Carlyle, a young officer in the major's command. The Rajah conceives a wild infatuation for Margaret and being possessed of a weird hypnotic power, he proceeds to exercise it on the young girl to further his evil designs. The young captain is mystified at Margaret's growing indifference towards him and her apparent interest in the Rajah, not being aware that his sweetheart's will and mind are under the control of the Prince. At an embassy fete the Rajah by silent command, compels the girl to meet him in the gardens. The captain jealously follows them, witnesses Margaret about to yield to the Prince's advances and promptly challenges him to combat. The guests interfere and a tragedy is averted. Margaret's father believes the captain to be a victim of unreasonable jealousy, and thus the breach between the young couple is widened. Irritated by the apparent animosity of the lion Monte towards him, the Rajah orders the beast killed, but the animal's keeper, who has become greatly attached to the lion, cannot induce himself to carry out his orders and to avoid his master's displeasure sets the lion free in the desert. The Rajah utilizes his power over Margaret and forces her to a clandestine meeting, whereupon he proceeds to forcibly carry her off. A guard, who has witnessed the event, reports the occurrence to Capt. Carlyle. The young captain, with a small detachment of his company, proceeds to the Rajah's palace to demand the return of Margaret, because from the reported events he now suspects the Prince's undue influence over his sweetheart. A servitor of the Rajah, whose ill-will he has gained, informs the captain of the secret retreat to which the Rajah takes his favorites and from whence they never return. Meanwhile, the Prince, who is carrying the unconscious girl across the desert, encounters Monte, the lion, which attacks him. The Prince is killed, and, having destroyed a thing of evil, the soul of the old Egyptian Prince is released from the body of the beast. The captain, in rapid pursuit of the abductor of his sweetheart, comes upon Margaret just as she regains consciousness, and now relieved of the Rajah's influence and once again her old self, a happy reconciliation takes place between the young lovers.
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Clouds in Sunshine Valley
MovieJun 3, 1916

Clouds in Sunshine Valley

Clouds in Sunshine Valley released.
1915
The Unafraid
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MovieApr 1, 1915

The Unafraid

In Montegro brothers Stefan and Michael kidnap American …
In Montegro brothers Stefan and Michael kidnap American heiress Delight Warren. Stefan marries her so he can claim her wealth, but then they fall in love.
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The Country Boy
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MovieFeb 9, 1915

The Country Boy

Tom, a young man in a small town, wants to marry his …
Tom, a young man in a small town, wants to marry his sweetheart Jane, but Jane's father won't allow it until Tom proves he can support her. Tom heads to New York City to make his fortune ...
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After Five
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MovieJan 28, 1915

After Five

Ted Ewing, a young New Yorker, is the guardian of Nora …
Ted Ewing, a young New Yorker, is the guardian of Nora Hildreth, with whom he is in love. He invests her fortune of $50,000 and an equal amount of his own money (constituting almost his entire property) in a stock exchange speculation. When this speculation apparently fails he seeks to reimburse the girl by taking out a life insurance policy in her favor and then killing himself. But, as the policy has a clause invalidating it in case of suicide, he has to arrange an "accidental death" for himself, and, to this end, enters into an arrangement with the chief of the S.S.S., a blackmailing society which has already threatened his life. The humorous complications really begin when it develops that the money has not been lost but doubled, so that Ted, instead of wishing to die, has every reason imaginable for wishing to live. It is, however, almost impossible to break his sworn pact with the S.S.S. and his own Japanese valet, to whom he gave the money to pay for his death, refuses to divert the money from the one use to which it has been pledged. The manner in which Ted manages to escape from his own plots against his own life, and the details of his romance with Nora form the concluding episodes of this highly amusing photodrama.
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Young Romance
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MovieJan 21, 1915

Young Romance

Young Romance, released in 1915, is a recent rediscovery that …
Young Romance, released in 1915, is a recent rediscovery that forever silences the claim that refined comedy cannot be conveyed via the screen. This disguise plot, worthy of an Elizabethan drama, was written by William deMille (brother of Cecil, father of Agnes), and directed by George Melford ("The Sheik," the Spanish "Dracula").
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1914
A Strong Affair
MovieAug 10, 1914

A Strong Affair

Mr. Heim has a daughter engaged to marry Schultz, the baker. …
Mr. Heim has a daughter engaged to marry Schultz, the baker. Miss Heim, getting ready for the marriage, finds her slippers need repairing. Going to the cobbler shop she is admired by Mier, the cobbler, who forces his love on her. She resents and leaves. During this time Schultz finds his shoes need mending. Going over to Mier he tells him of the wedding, and inviting him, shows the picture of the girl. Mier is sore, and swears revenge. Finished fixing Schultz's shoes, he goes into the side room to polish them. He discovers an idea smelling his Limburger cheese. He puts it in Schultz's shoes. When Schultz arrives at the wedding everything goes lovely till the minister drops his book at Schultz's feet. Getting the smell from the shoes the minister looks Schultz over. Mier, arriving, takes this all in from the other room. Miss Heim, excited and nervous, drops her handkerchief at her lover's feet. In picking it up she smells and then the trouble starts. She stops the minister, telling him she can't marry the man. The father grabs Schultz and throws him out. Schultz takes his shoes off and finds the trouble. Going to the window he sees Mier, the cobbler, getting married to his sweetheart. He takes the cheese and throws it, starting a general fight. The minister runs out and calls the police. But the smell is too great for them. They retreat and seek refuge in a wagon with a sign "Limburger Cheese" on it.
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Valley of the Moon
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MovieJun 1, 1914

Valley of the Moon

At the opening of the play Billy Roberts is successively a …
At the opening of the play Billy Roberts is successively a pugilist and a teamster, and Saxon, a young girl, works in a laundry. They meet at a Weazel Park picnic, the afternoon of the lively "roughhouse" between San Francisco and Oakland. They find each is of the race of the sturdy pioneers, which crossed the plains on foot and founded the new empire of the West. "We're just like old friends, with the same kind of folks behind us," says Billy. We see their simple wedding, and the happiness of the new life. Then comes the teamsters' strike, with its consequent poverty and unhappiness and the embittering of Billy's spirit. A succession of scenes shows the rioting that ensues when strike-breakers are imported. A thousand men were used in this part of the play. The action does not pause from the moment the strike-breakers leave the train until the riot culminates in front of Saxon's eyes, in the killing of Bert, Billy's chum. Things go from bad to worse, but it is when their fortunes are at the lowest ebb, when Billy is in jail and Saxon destitute, and while she sails on San Francisco Bay, that the great inspiration comes to her; the city is just a place to start from and that beyond the circling hills, out through the Golden Gate, somewhere they will find what they most desire. After his release and fired by her enthusiasm. Billy agrees and, with the thought that they are only following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they start out on foot to find a new home. Charming glimpses of the country through which they tramp are given, in the course of which we make the acquaintance of that delightful group of artists who call themselves the "Abalone Eaters," at Carmel, and attend a boxing match at which Billy earns a much-desired camping outfit in twenty-seven seconds. Finally they come to a cairn and view from it a valley that is all they have looked for. It is Sonoma, an Indian name, which means the Valley of the Moon. Our last view of them is in the midst of busy ranch life, and in a dell in Wildwater Canyon, where Saxon whispers to Billy the secret that crowns the summit of their happiness.
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1913
With Eyes So Blue and Tender
MovieDec 16, 1913

With Eyes So Blue and Tender

Jim Calvert, a young …
Jim Calvert, a young seaman, is in love with June, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper. Caleb Hauworth, and she reciprocates his affections. Rough-mannered Silas Crag, however, thinks that he can win the girl. Silas, finding June alone one day, makes his usual advances, but Jim comes up and tosses him over the cliff to the sands below. Silas is furious and vows vengeance. Afterward Jim gets a commission and goes to sea, and on the long cruise and visits to other ports for the nonce he forgets the little girl at home, and in a blundering way becomes the victim of an adventuress, Inez Valleau, who marries him when he is half doped. Faithful June has gone into a decline with much waiting. Jim's vessel finally comes home and is shipwrecked on the rocks of his own shore. June, thinking him true to her, frantically tries to reach him and is lost in the undertow. Silas, who has grown gentle in his comforting ministry during her trials, tries to rescue her, but is also drowned. Jim is rescued, but would have preferred death.
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A Western Romance
MovieJun 27, 1913

A Western Romance

The particular comfort of Col. Jordon, the superintendent of …
The particular comfort of Col. Jordon, the superintendent of a big western irrigating project, is his lovely daughter Bessie, in a rather lonely land. Kellog, the engineer of the works, is in love with her; but as his habits are doubtful, she desires the attention of his assistant. One day when a party is investigating the site of a dam in the mountains, a premature explosion of dynamite endangers the life of the girl. In this emergency the engineer proves himself a coward, but his assistant rescues the girl. The unscrupulous Kellog is not slow in observing the growth of affection between the young people, and he manages to shift suspicion concerning a Mexican woman, whom he has treated shamefully, toward the good young man. This leads to the temporary disgrace of the young engineer; but he saves the works from distraction at the revengeful hand of Kellog. Kellog eventually gets what is coming to him in deserved punishment, while his assistant is promoted and the girl is delighted.
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The Fighting Lieutenant
MovieJun 20, 1913

The Fighting Lieutenant

A cavalry officer, stationed …
A cavalry officer, stationed on the Mexican border, falls in love with a beautiful señorita.
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Woman: Past and Present
MovieJun 4, 1913

Woman: Past and Present

Miss America is a mannish, …
Miss America is a mannish, presumably advanced type of womanhood, who refuses to surrender her rights by marrying the young man she loves, because he has what she considers "too old-fashioned ideas" concerning the femininity of women. She gives oat her ideas in a bale-fellow-well-met-way to the modest man and be retires to sadly think it over as she goes joyously on to "whoop it up" at a suffrage meeting. Returning from a day of strenuous service in disorder and window smashing, she casts herself in exhaustion upon the couch in her study and falls asleep. Then comes to her in dreams a picture of the quiet, delightful days of old, so well remembered from the tales told by her grandmother. Old Father Time makes bold to intrude and conduct her back along the path of the storied past, decade by decade, until she arrives at the age of gallantry, when great grandmother was a girl. It shows the courtly old days in the quaint, colonial mansion where grand dames, powdered beauties, periwigged old gallants and lively beaux danced to stately and dignified minuet. This is all in striking contrast to the syncopated ragtime and "animal dances" that hold cheap and unworthy possession in current esteem. She awakens in shame at the present conditions, tears the banner calling "votes for women" from the wall of her room, and again surrenders herself to the gentle surroundings of her true sphere. The disappointed lover having gained in manhood correspondingly comes to claim his own. In view of the fact that the right to love and be happy is absolutely constitutional.
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Indian Summer
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MovieMay 22, 1913

Indian Summer

In the Springtime, Robert leaves his love, Virginia, and goes to …
In the Springtime, Robert leaves his love, Virginia, and goes to fight for Dixie in the War of the Rebellion. In leading his regiment in a desperate charge be is felled by a blow on the head and left in the field as dead. Eventually he is picked up and taken to a hospital. His memory has gone and soon afterwards he loses his identity and is posted as "missing." Thereafter be becomes a wanderer on the face of the earth. Virginia refuses to believe him dead, and waits patiently through the years for his return. He has gone up and down the country as an itinerant peddler, forgetful of his former identity. Now, after years of restless moving about, some irresistible desire seizes him and he returns to his old home, finding it in spite of himself. As he comes upon the scene of his earlier life the faithful Virginia is set upon by a thieving tramp. Robert rushes to her rescue, and the blow he receives in the ensuing fight eventually restores his memory. After all the years the good lovers meet again at the old gate in the glowing twilight of Indian Summer, never now to part until death does them separate.
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The Stolen Melody
MovieMay 21, 1913

The Stolen Melody

A young music publisher loves the daughter of a composer …
A young music publisher loves the daughter of a composer whose music has been stolen.
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Lieutenant Jones
MovieMay 13, 1913

Lieutenant Jones

Col. Stanleigh is a "sporty" individual, infatuated with …
Col. Stanleigh is a "sporty" individual, infatuated with Mary Thompson, the sister-in-law of the post commandant, and the daughter of an old reprobate addicted to cups and cards. Mary loves Lieut. Jones. This fact infuriates Stanleigh, who plans dire revenge on both. Old Thompson, heavily indebted to Stanleigh, is induced by him to rob the safe of the monthly pay roll. Jones frustrates this plan, but is not disposed to ruin the weak old man, on account of the love he bears for his daughter. Stanleigh discovers this and diverts suspicion toward Jones, who is tried, convicted and sentenced. An Indian uprising calls the garrison away from the fort. Lieut. Jones rides out alone, disgraced. He discovers the ruse of the Indians in time to make a desperate ride, get in touch with the misguided troops, and get them back to save the post Poor old Thompson, mortally wounded, confesses his crime. This exonerates Jones and implicates Stanleigh. The lovers are again united and Stanleigh loses his insignia of rank.
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Margarita and the Mission Funds
MovieApr 1, 1913

Margarita and the Mission Funds

Steward Hopewell, an …
Steward Hopewell, an adventuring American, who is on the staff of the Governor of California, is sent to the San Gabriel Mission to levy on the mission funds. Father Sanchez, the Superior, secretly but strenuously resents the encroachments of the civil authorities and seeks to evade the payment of the tribute. Hopewell attends a fandango in the village and falls in love with Margarita Foquerora. Among the attendants at the function is Ramon Valenzuella, a dashing outlaw, who, with some of his leaders, is incognito. He tries to gain the favor of the fair Margarita but is repulsed in favor of Hopewell. He leaves vowing vengeance. He visits the mission, steals the cash bag and makes away with it. Hopewell makes up a party and starts in pursuit, overtakes the outlaw and after a sharp fight gets the money back. He hesitates between love and duty, having the code in hand, but finally sends the Governor the money required out of his own pocket, resigns his command, joins the church and marries Margarita.
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Pierre of the North
MovieFeb 10, 1913

Pierre of the North

Pierre and Baptiste, French-Canadian half-breed …
Pierre and Baptiste, French-Canadian half-breed trappers, are enamored of Mary, the factor's daughter. Both men propose to the girl, both are refused. Baptiste, mad with jealous rage, abducts the girl and carries her off to a lonely cabin in the wilderness. She defies him, throws his proffered ring at him and is chained to the floor to change her mind. Pierre trails them through the pathless forest, and sets a trap in the path of Baptiste. He traps the abductor, but before he can reach him, to wreak vengeance, is himself caught in a giant trap Baptiste has set for a cougar. The wolves make short work of the rivals, and Mary is rescued by the timely arrival of her father and other trappers the next day.
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Altar of the Aztecs
MovieJan 31, 1913

Altar of the Aztecs

A picturesque and romantic story dealing with the strange …
A picturesque and romantic story dealing with the strange adventures encountered by Edwin Dalton, a young American mining engineer in the ancient silver mines of the Aztecs in Sonoma, Old Mexico. It starts with a brilliant social function, given by Juan Caballes, an Americanized descendant of the old Spanish Aztecs, and now a wealthy mine owner on the New York Stock Exchange. This interesting story is carried through, scene after scene, of original and gripping incidents and picturesque settings, until at last the hero finds himself imprisoned in the tumble-down silver mine in far-off Cordilleras, Mexico.
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1912
Saved by Fire
MovieNov 11, 1912

Saved by Fire

A startling story of a clean strong young man who struggles to …
A startling story of a clean strong young man who struggles to herd and operate a heavily encumbered piece of oil land, in spite of the 'pressure' brought to bear by a great corporation, and, the manipulations of an unscrupulous 'loan shark' who is in love with the oil man's fiancée. Curiously enough through the miscarriage of his enemies' tricked scheme, the good young man is saved through the burning of his oil tanks, by which they hoped to ruin him.
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Her Educator
MovieNov 6, 1912

Her Educator

"The Kid." Known by no other name, is a daughter of the …
"The Kid." Known by no other name, is a daughter of the range and pal of the rough, big hearted men that ride it. Her father meets his death in an attempt to protect her from the insults of a repulsive saloonkeeper. Before his death "The Kid's" father insists, to her utter horror, that she secure above all other things, an education. After the killing "The Kid" follows and shoots the saloonkeeper and then, absolutely alone, with only a few dollars, she sets out on horseback to fulfill her father's dying wish by gaining entrance to the State University. While riding along a precipice her horse stumbles and she is thrown to the ledge below, where she lies unconscious until Joe Emory, a young Irish sheep herder, finds her and nurses her back to life. Two happy weeks are spent together by the young couple, so strangely introduced, and sad are their hearts when the time for parting comes, for "The Kid" is determined to carry out her father's last desire. She arrives at the University finally, and in company with a new found cowboy friend she applies for admission to the "learnin' factory." The faculty refuse her request, and her cowboy friend proceeds to lick the whole bunch of "wisdom pilots" one by one. "The Kid" and her pal are arrested, but are later set free and she loses no time in getting back to the range and Joe Emory.
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The Great Drought
MovieOct 3, 1912

The Great Drought

Jim Harker is a landlord of the crudest type. Harker evicts …
Jim Harker is a landlord of the crudest type. Harker evicts the Widow Cline and her son Andy from the house which he owns because they cannot pay the rent. The community is so aroused by Harker's action that his own family is ostracized. Finally he is driven out of town entirely, and moves to the far west to try ranching. In the meantime, neighbors provide a purse to send the Clines west. It chances that the Harkers and the Clines take up land in neighboring valleys, without knowing the presence of the others. Harker goes in for ranching on a large scale. His funds are low, but he pledges his crops in payment for the installments on the land, which is held by a brutal fellow named Dominguez. An old squaw appeals to Harker for food. He uses his usual brutal measures on her, and she utters against him a terrible curse: "The drought be upon you." True, a terrible drought visits the region that season. Dominguez sees how things are going and calls for a pledge for the coming season. Dominguez has conceived a passion for Helen, but Helen loathes him. Dominguez proposes to Harker that he yield him his daughter in marriage if by the seventh day from date no rain has fallen. The father signs a document to this effect. The seventh day approaches without rain. Jim Harker is finally brought to his knees by his agony of mind, and goes out into the parched fields, falls on his knees and prays with tragic eloquence for rain. As Jim Harker prays, the clouds roll in, and rain falls on his upturned face. In the meantime, the Clines have struck water and prospered. On this day when the rain falls, Helen Harker mounts her pony and goes in desperation to bring help for her little brother, who lies stricken with fever. She has heard of the neighboring ranch and rides that way. She comes face to face with Andy Cline. The Clines come to her assistance, and Harker now abjectly asks the Widow Cline's forgiveness for the terrible wrong he had done her. Dominguez, hurrying toward Harker's ranch on the last day of grace to claim Helen, is overtaken by the rain. With the philosophy of the gambler he tears up the pledge signed by Harker and returns to town.
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A Humble Hero
MovieMay 7, 1912

A Humble Hero

In "A Humble Hero" is told a simple but vivid and forceful story of …
In "A Humble Hero" is told a simple but vivid and forceful story of canine intelligence that will hold the attention of all lovers of the motion picture drama. Its scenes are laid in the west amid desert and plain, mountains and dim trails, amid the wilds of unexplored country. Sutton, an engineer, fired by the tales told by a chance prospector, obtains leave of absence to prospect in a new region. Accompanied by Jocko, the humble hero of the story, he sets off waving a farewell to his wife and daughter. Out of food, he stumbles in his weakness and discovers an outcropping lode rich with gold. His find is jumped by two others who have trailed him, and one starts to record the claim while the other watches Sutton. How the faithful dog carried his master's discovery ahead and foiled the plot of the claim jumpers is told without a common view being made to tell the story. The race made by the canine hero is especially attractive and the end is a fitting climax to a well told romance of the west.
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The Danites
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MovieFeb 19, 1912

The Danites

Part One: The Williams family are en route west, when they are …
Part One: The Williams family are en route west, when they are overtaken by the Danites and all are killed but Nancy Williams and her little brother, Georgie. They eventually are picked up by another emigrant train and allowed to go on with them. The Danites return to their chief, where they report all but two are killed and receive orders to pick up their trail and never leave it until they, too, are killed. They proceed on their quest and incidentally join the emigrant train of which Nancy and Georgie are members. Stopping for the night, the "Danites," Hickman and Carter, recognize little Georgie, and seeing their chance, kill him and ride away. Nancy gets her gun and starts after them. Nancy, being unable to find the murderers, returns to the camp and finds it deserted, except for the grave of little Georgie. From the top of a hill she sees a hunter's cabin, and an idea comes to her and she makes her way to it. Entering, she cuts her hair and takes a suit of the hunter's son's clothes and, changing, is always known as Billy Piper. Part Two: Billy Piper, a new arrival, inquires of Parson, the town drunkard, where he can lodge, and has just received his answer when Limber Tim arrives with news of the arrival of a new teacher. All the men prepare a welcome for "him" when they are taken off their feet by the entrance of a young woman, who is subsequently dubbed the "widow." Billy Piper is overjoyed at seeing one of her own kind, and these two become good friends. The men, too, have fallen victims and despite their sudden revolution as to looks and presents, maintains a laughing mien, and still favors Billy. Hickman and Carter, men of the Danite clan, suspect Billy Piper of being the woman they are seeking and follow her as she leaves to visit the "widow." The Danites arrive at the cottage and look in the window where the "widow" and Billy are talking. Billy sees them and faints. He is resuscitated by the "widow "" who discovers his sex, but promises to keep his secret. A year elapses. Sandy and the "widow," married, are receiving congratulations from their friends upon the arrival of an heir. The Danites, however, still sure that Billy is Nancy Williams, resolve to be convinced, and as Billy spends nearly all his time at the widow's, write a note to her husband, Sandy, warning him to "keep an eye on Billy." On one of his visits the widow pleads with Billy to reveal his identity, but he refuses, and Sandy, coming in at that moment, accuses the widow of duplicity and orders Billy to leave the house. In the meantime, the Danites start off for Billy's home, only to find it empty. They go on to the widow's, where Billy is and Sandy enters. Billy pleads with him to save him, vowing his innocence, and Sandy agrees to. The men, bent on vengeance, crowd in and are met by Sandy's revolver. He orders them to stand aside for Billy to pass. Billy starts away, but sees the Danites, who have pushed forward. A heart attack seizes her and she falls dead in Sandy's arms. Then it is that her identity is revealed, that Nancy Williams drops the name forever of Billy Piper. The Danites, with a triumphant look at each other, quietly leave, their mission entirely fulfilled.
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The Bandit's Mask
MovieJan 23, 1912

The Bandit's Mask

A bandit, after robbing the pay-master of the ranch, drops …
A bandit, after robbing the pay-master of the ranch, drops his mask, which is found by Lieut. Rogers. Rogers arrives at the home of Anita de Vidal, where he obtains a glass of wine and the mask drops to the ground. He explains how he found it, and incidentally incurs the jealousy and suspicion of Juan Ramirez. Juan is notified of the robbery, and remembering the mask, starts in pursuit of Rogers, whom he supposes is the bandit. Rogers sees him and his companions coming, and thinking them bandits, fires at them and rides away. Anita gives him shelter in her home and sends Juan on a false scent. He returns and enters the house where he finds Rogers. They are about to take the law into their own hands, when Don Pedro de Ramirez arrives, after capturing the real bandit. Due explanations follow, the money is restored to the rightful owner and the lovers, Anita and Lieut. Rogers, are reunited.
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The Cowboy's Adopted Child
MovieJan 2, 1912

The Cowboy's Adopted Child

George Fowler, after a …
George Fowler, after a severe illness, dies, leaving his wife, Sarah, and baby. Sometime after, things have gone from bad to worse with Sarah, and finding herself unable to support her baby, consigns it, in a note which she writes, to the one who finds it, and places it in a saddle outside a mess house for cowboys. Jack Norton, returning from the range late, hears the baby's cry, and forthwith takes it home with him, to the horror and consternation of his cowboy friends. They spend a sleepless night and spend the following day buying toys and presents for their collective "protégé." Jack, however, soon realizes he must have a "mother" for his baby and immediately starts to the village to inquire where he can procure one. In the meantime, Sarah has applied for and obtained a position as school teacher, and she arrives in the village just as Jack does. With them, it is a case of love at first sight and when Jack has had an introduction, he tells her of his "child" and asks for her help. She agrees to go with him and upon arriving, of course, recognizes her baby, and tells Jack her story. The cowboys are inclined to be credulous, but Jack believes her and several months later she is installed permanently as wife, as well as "mother."
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1911
Shipwrecked
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MovieSep 22, 1911

Shipwrecked

Annie Jackson, living with her uncle, Horace Gregory, an …
Annie Jackson, living with her uncle, Horace Gregory, an old fisherman on Val Dez Island, is injured by an automobile. John Kingdon, who happens by, takes her in his machine to the hospital. There he learns to love her, but his advances are not wanted by her uncle, for his choice for his niece's hand is John Runyon. So when Annie returns to her home, and is told to marry Runyon, she refuses. In the meantime, Kingdon leaves for Honolulu. The vessel is wrecked. Kingdon, cast into the sea, clings half exhausted to a spar. By a trick of Fate, the wreck occurs on the rocks of Val Dez Island, and Annie sees the spar, rows out and succeeds in dragging it to shore, where Kingdon is recognized. The young people declare their love for each other, but Runyon plans to get Kingdon out of his way. The "best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglee," and so Kingdon escapes the trap laid for him, and taking Annie with him to the mainland, they get married.
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How Algy Captured a Wild Man
MovieSep 4, 1911

How Algy Captured a Wild Man

Phillip Stoddard and his …
Phillip Stoddard and his friend, Teddy Windleigh, two wealthy New Yorkers, are acting as hosts to their sweethearts on a yachting cruise through the South Seas. One of the party, Algy Montmorency, an English fop and braggart, makes himself pretty solid with the girls by constantly telling of his wonderful exploits with a gun. While passing an uninhabited Island, later named Santa Cruz, they decide to go ashore and hunt goats. Algy protests, but is finally persuaded to join the party. They have only been ashore a short time, when Algy and the girls, who have become separated from the rest of the party, are frightened almost to death by the sudden appearance in their midst of a wild-eyed, long-haired, skin-clothed man of gigantic size. He had jumped from a ledge of rock above them. Algy, who has been telling the girls of his great deeds, gives one horrified glance at the wild man, and runs for his life. The girls thus deserted, run in the opposite direction. The wild man hesitates a moment, then dashes after Algy. The wild man has almost succeeded in capturing Algy, when he is interrupted by the others and Algy is rescued. With the aid of ropes, the wild man is later captured and brought on board ship. The following day he gains possession of a knife and cutting his bonds, he grabs Algy and diving overboard swims to shore with the terror stricken Englishman. Reaching shore the wild man carries Algy, who has fainted, to a cave and calmly sets about amusing himself by making Algy change clothes with him. He rakes the braggart's revolver away from him and in examining it accidentally shoots himself in the foot. This gives Algy his chance to escape, which he does. The wild man follows and is captured by the rescuing party and for the second time hoisted on board the yacht. This time he is carefully guarded. Phil and the girls overhear Algy explaining with great gusto to the assembled audience how he captured the wild man of Santa Cruz. The girls are convinced of Algy's lying abilities and turn from him in disgust. Phil and Teddy forgive them and all ends happily.
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The Herders
MovieMay 22, 1911

The Herders

Pedro loves Wana, the daughter of Buck Henshaw, the squaw …
Pedro loves Wana, the daughter of Buck Henshaw, the squaw-man. Jim Haley, an American sheep buyer, is also smitten with the charms of the pretty half-breed, and getting Buck under the influence of liquor, persuades the squaw-man to compel Wana to marry him. Pedro is heart-broken as his poor little Indian sweetheart rides away, a sacrifice to her unnatural father's greed for money. Goaded to desperation by the sight of her misery, the poor Mexican boy follows for miles on foot until the town of San Gabriel is reached. Leaving Wana outside a saloon, the sheep buyer enters to refresh himself after his long ride. Pedro takes advantage of this opportunity to urge Wana to go with him to the Mission and there be married to him by the good Padre. The poor girl, half in fear, yet blessing her young sweetheart for delivering her from the man whom she looks upon as a human monster, gives her consent, and so they are married. When the half-drunken sheep buyer finds the bird has flown, he returns to the home of the squaw-man and compels him to refund the money he has paid, which is almost a death-blow to the old rascal. The two lovers are now happy and wander away, hand in hand over the green hills to the little cote Pedro has built for his fair Wana.
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The Still Alarm
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MovieMay 18, 1911

The Still Alarm

John Bird and Franklyn Fordham were business partners in …
John Bird and Franklyn Fordham were business partners in years gone by. The firm being on the verge of bankruptcy, sought in every way to retrieve its lost prestige. Fordham, a man of honor in all his dealings, and afterward a fond and devoted father, is made the innocent offender and accused of a crime through the unscrupulous plotting of Bird. The result was the great Johnston Mystery that had baffled the police for years. Bird leaves the city after securing the valuables left deposited in the firm's safe before Johnson's death. While Fordham became prosperous, his former partner became a renegade and fell lower and lower as the years rolled on. Elinor, the cherished daughter of Fordham, was blooming into womanhood and had found her love reciprocated when Jock Manley, the blacksmith's son, came into her life. He was made a trusted employee of her father's and became a favorite for his honor and integrity. Then dark days came upon them. Bird returned and threatened his former partner, and asked as a price for his silence the hand of Elinor. To shield the family name and save them from disgrace he is forced to discharge Jock from his employ and renounce him as his future son-in-law. After a few months of disappointment and search for work, Jock is again back with his old fire department associates. In order that he may accomplish his ends, Bird, through the pretense of being a newspaper man (under the assumed name of Gorman), gains admittance to engine house and cuts the wires. At the same time a mysterious fire breaks out in the Fordham mansion, but kind providence sends a messenger, telling Jock the threatened danger. Paled with emotion and with a determination as rigid as stone, turns in the 4/11/44 and rushes madly to the rescue, for there was a higher love than even his love for duty that spurred him into the burning home in time to save Elinor and her father. Thus again Bird's scheme had failed. The day has arrived when his marriage is to be performed. As a last hope, Jock, through a ruse of illness, induces Elinor to visit him, knowing Bird would follow and thus give him a chance to meet face to face with the man that had ruined his future. This proves the undoing of the treacherous Bird and landed him into the hands of the officers and results in the reuniting of the devoted lovers.
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1887
Al Ernest Garcia
BirthMarch 1887

Al Ernest Garcia

Al Ernest Garcia was born.
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