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Alec B. Francis

  • Dec 02, 1867 - Jul 06, 1934 (age 66)
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1934
Outcast Lady
MovieSep 28, 1934

Outcast Lady

Outcast Lady is a 1934 sound film directed by Robert Z. …
Outcast Lady is a 1934 sound film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced and distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The film stars Constance Bennett, Herbert Marshall and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. It is a sound version of Michael Arlen's The Green Hat, filmed in 1928 by MGM as A Woman of Affairs with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.
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Alec B. Francis
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Alec B. Francis

Alec B. Francis passed away.
I'll Tell the World
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MovieApr 21, 1934

I'll Tell the World

I'll Tell the World is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy …
I'll Tell the World is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and written by Ralph Spence and Dale Van Every. The film stars Lee Tracy, Gloria Stuart, Roger Pryor, Onslow Stevens, Alec B. Francis and Willard Robertson. The film was released on April 21, 1934, by Universal Pictures.
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The Mystery of Mr. X
MovieFeb 23, 1934

The Mystery of Mr. X

There have been a spate of London police murders, the victims …
There have been a spate of London police murders, the victims always killed by a long knife (which the police know is a sword cane), the murders always taking place in a deserted but successively different part of town, and the police always being notified by the murderer that he will strike beforehand. By his signed notes, the murderer has dubbed himself as X. The police have their first real lead when the latest murder occurs outside the home where the Drayton Diamond was stolen on the same night. The diamond thief is Nick Revel, a suave, confident career thief, and his two accomplices, an insurance clerk named 'Hutch' Hutchinson, and a taxi driver named Joe Palmer. Nick, however, is not Mr. X, but he and his accomplices know they can't pawn the diamond or return the diamond for its insurance money now until Mr. X is caught. When a well known and respected man named Sir Christopher Marche is arrested for the murders on circumstantial evidence, Nick knows the police have the wrong man. Nick, who has an idea on how the police can find Mr. X, decides the best thing he can do is to make a up a story to clear Sir Christopher while suggesting his plan to the police. In this process, both Sir Christopher and the lead investigator, Superintendent Connor, don't quite trust Nick, the latter who suspects he is the diamond thief. Nick realizes that the police are onto him, which worries both Hutch and Joe more than it worries the confident Nick. But the one person who does trust Nick is Jane Frensham, Sir Christopher's fiancé and Police Commissioner Sir Herbert Frensham's daughter. Sir Herbert himself has been under great criticism by the public for failing to stop the murders. In the process of Nick's assistance, Nick and Jane have fallen in love with each other. To protect himself under the circumstances and protect Jane's good name, Nick feels his only solution is to capture Mr. X himself.
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1933
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 18, 1933

Alice in Wonderland

On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting …
On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her, like changing her size or playing croquet with flamingos.
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His Private Secretary
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MovieJun 10, 1933

His Private Secretary

Dick Wallace secretly …
Dick Wallace secretly marries a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who thinks she is a gold digger, is opposed. She takes a job with the company under her maiden name to prove she's okay.
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Looking Forward
MovieApr 28, 1933

Looking Forward

Depression Era story set in London has department store owner …
Depression Era story set in London has department store owner (Lewis Stone) facing bankruptcy while his family fritters away money. A long-standing employee (Lionel Barrymore) gets fired but finds new life in a home-based bakery. The owner's wife (Benita Hume) can't face life without money, so she runs off with another man. The tables turn, however, when a last-minute reprieve saves the store and a new relationship is forged between the men.
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Oliver Twist
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MovieFeb 28, 1933

Oliver Twist

An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then …
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.
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1932
Alias Mary Smith
MovieJul 15, 1932

Alias Mary Smith

Alias Mary Smith released.
1931
Mata Hari
MovieDec 26, 1931

Mata Hari

During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in …
During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.
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Arrowsmith
MovieDec 7, 1931

Arrowsmith

Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical …
Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.
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Captain Applejack
MovieJan 31, 1931

Captain Applejack

Captain Applejack is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy …
Captain Applejack is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film, produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The film was directed by Hobart Henley and stars John Halliday, Mary Brian, Kay Strozzi and Arthur Edmund Carewe. The film was based on a 1921 play of the same name, starring Wallace Eddinger and written by Walter C. Hackett. The play had previously been filmed as a silent film in 1923 under the title of Strangers of the Night.
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1930
Feet First
MovieOct 30, 1930

Feet First

Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' …
Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and later on a ship. Trying to deliver a letter, he later finds himself dangling high above the street on a building's scaffolding.
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Outward Bound
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MovieSep 17, 1930

Outward Bound

Outward Bound is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film based …
Outward Bound is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film based on the 1924 hit play of the same name by Sutton Vane. It stars Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Helen Chandler, Beryl Mercer, Montagu Love, Alison Skipworth, Alec B. Francis, and Dudley Digges. The film was later remade, with some changes, as Between Two Worlds (1944).
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Murder Will Out
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MovieApr 6, 1930

Murder Will Out

Chinese gang blackmails businessman.
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1929
The Bishop Murder Case
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MovieDec 31, 1929

The Bishop Murder Case

The murders start with the …
The murders start with the body of Robin. He is found with a arrow through the heart, but Vance deduces that the body was placed and not found where he was killed. The note found dealing with the murder was part of a nursery rhyme and signed by 'Bishop'. The only witness may have been Mrs. Drukker and Adolph, but they are not talking. As the murders progress, each one is accompanied by a nursery rhyme. It is up to Philo Vance to unravel the clues and unmask the identity of the murderer 'Bishop'.
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The Sacred Flame
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MovieNov 24, 1929

The Sacred Flame

Colonel Maurice Taylor of the Royal Flying Corps is …
Colonel Maurice Taylor of the Royal Flying Corps is hopelessly injured in an airplane crash immediately following his marriage to Stella. Maurice is non-functional in most of the physical areas of marriage that count, but Stella attends to his other needs faithfully for three years. Then his brother, Colin, shows up from South America, and he and Stella fall passionately in love and are making plans to run away together. Mother Taylor is aware of the romance, as is Nurse Weyland, who is secretly in love with Maurice, and now hates Stella for her careless attitude toward Maurice's patiently-borne sufferings. Maurice is also aware of the affair. He has a talk with his wife and brother. Complications arise.
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The Mississippi Gambler
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MovieNov 3, 1929

The Mississippi Gambler

The Mississippi Gambler is a …
The Mississippi Gambler is a 1929 American romantic drama film directed by Reginald Barker, and starring Joseph Schildkraut and Joan Bennett. While this early Universal Pictures talkie used a Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film system, it was also released in a silent version.
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Evangeline
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MovieJul 27, 1929

Evangeline

In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova …
In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them ...
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1928
Companionate Marriage
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MovieOct 21, 1928

Companionate Marriage

Sally Williams (Betty …
Sally Williams (Betty Bronson) marries Donald Moore (Richard Walling) and have trials and tribulations and input from others but they demonstrate that the most successful marriages are ...
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The Terror
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MovieSep 6, 1928

The Terror

The Terror is a 1928 early American, pre-Code, horror …
The Terror is a 1928 early American, pre-Code, horror film written by Harvey Gates and directed by Roy Del Ruth, based on the play of the same name by Edgar Wallace. It was the second "all-talking" motion picture released by Warner Bros. (The first was Lights of New York). The film was also the first all-talking horror film, made using the Vitaphone sound-on-disc system.
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The Lion and the Mouse
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MovieMay 21, 1928

The Lion and the Mouse

Judge Ross, on the Federal …
Judge Ross, on the Federal Bench, rules in favor of a large company in litigation before him, unaware that a smaller company in which he owns considerable stock has been subsumed by the ...
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The Shepherd of the Hills
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MovieJan 1, 1928

The Shepherd of the Hills

David Howitt ( Alec B. …
David Howitt ( Alec B. Francis ), a stranger, comes among the mountain folk of the Missouri hills and, taken in by an Ozark family, becomes known as The Shepherd because of his gentle and kindly ways. Years earlier, his son betrayed a mountaineer's daughter, and The Shepherd hopes to atone for his error. When a continued drought threatens the people with starvation and ruin, they lose faith in the "miracle man" and mock him, though he begs them to keep the faith. The miraculous coming of the rains restores their faith, and the father of the betrayed girl relents in his thirst for vengeance when The Shepherd confesses his son's guilt.
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1926
Camille
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MovieDec 18, 1926

Camille

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a …
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.
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The Return of Peter Grimm
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MovieNov 7, 1926

The Return of Peter Grimm

The fondest wish of Peter …
The fondest wish of Peter Grimm, elderly patriarch of a famous tulip growing family, is that his ward Kate will marry his nephew and primary heir, Fredrick. Though she loves another, she ...
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3 Bad Men
MovieAug 28, 1926

3 Bad Men

In 1876, an old man finds gold in the Sioux lands, provoking a …
In 1876, an old man finds gold in the Sioux lands, provoking a gold and land rush from immigrants to Dakota. On the way to Custer, the lonely cowboy Dan O'Malley helps to fix the wheel of Mr. Carlton's wagon and flirts with his daughter Lee Carlton. Later, Lee and her father are attacked by horse thieves and Mr. Carlton is murdered; however, the outlaws "Bull" Stanley, Mike Costigan and "Spade" Allen save her from the criminals and head with her to the camp where the pioneers are waiting for President Grant proclamation to explore the lands. In the site, the corrupt Sheriff Layne Hunter rules with his henchmen with horror and injustice. The trio of outlaws decides that Lee needs to get married and select Dan to be her husband. When Bull's sister Millie Stanley is murdered by Hunter's right arm Nat Lucas, "Bull" organizes the men to chase Hunter. But it is 1877 and the gold and land race of wagons is ready to start.
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Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
MovieMar 21, 1926

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him …
Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays off his father Amos's mortgage and marries Betty.
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1925
The Circle
MovieSep 22, 1925

The Circle

Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence …
Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence and everything she could want in life . . . except Ted Lutton, the man she loves. Now, she must decide whether to give up everything and everyone to follow her heart in The Circle. At a time when divorce means a lifetime of banishment from family, friends and society--foregoing a life of ease for a life of hardship--Lady Elizabeth (Eleanor Boardman) wants to leave her husband, Arnold (Creighton Hale), for their friend Ted Lutton (Malcolm McGregor). To help convince herself to stay with her husband, she invites Arnold's mother, Lady Catherine (Eugenie Besserer), who left Arnold's father for Lord Porteous (George Fawcett). Everything that Elizabeth sees confirms her belief that she should forgo love and stay with her husband . . . until she witnesses the true love still shared by this couple living in social exile.
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The Bridge of Sighs
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MovieJan 1, 1925

The Bridge of Sighs

The spoiled, arrogant and slow-witted son of a wealthy …
The spoiled, arrogant and slow-witted son of a wealthy businessman falls in love with the daughter of his father's business manager.
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1924
Beau Brummel
MovieMar 30, 1924

Beau Brummel

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady …
George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ...
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1923
The Gold Diggers
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MovieSep 22, 1923

The Gold Diggers

Stephen Lee doesn't want his nephew Wally Sanders to …
Stephen Lee doesn't want his nephew Wally Sanders to marry chorus girl Violet Dayne, because he believes all chorus girls to be ruthless gold diggers, always chasing after the men's money. ...
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Little Church Around the Corner
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MovieMar 1, 1923

Little Church Around the Corner

A wealthy minister in a …
A wealthy minister in a mining town is something of an advocate for the miners' safety, but he doesn't really get involved in the issue. He is soon snapped out of that attitude, however, ...
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Lucy Francis
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Lucy Francis

Married Lucy Francis.
1922
Beyond the Rocks
MovieMay 7, 1922

Beyond the Rocks

Love, duty, and the scent of narcissus. Theodora, a …
Love, duty, and the scent of narcissus. Theodora, a young and penniless aristocrat, marries a much older man, self-made millionaire grocer Josiah Brown, so that her father and spinster sisters can live comfortably. Soon after the wedding, she finds herself falling in love with Hector, the Tenth Earl of Bracondale, a playboy she encounters on the social circuit of the very rich -- in the Swiss Alps, Paris, London, and the English countryside. Hector is attracted to her as well. Theodora must choose between love and duty, and then Josiah and Hector must make choices of their own.
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Smilin' Through
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MovieFeb 13, 1922

Smilin' Through

Kathleen, a young Irish woman, is in love with Kenneth Wayne …
Kathleen, a young Irish woman, is in love with Kenneth Wayne but is prevented from marrying him by her guardian John Carteret. John is haunted by memories of his thwarted love for Kathleen's aunt, Moonyean.
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1921
The Great Moment
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MovieJul 24, 1921

The Great Moment

The Great Moment is a 1921 American silent drama film …
The Great Moment is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson, Alec B. Francis, and Milton Sills. The film is now considered lost though a fragment exists and is preserved at the BFI National Archive.
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1920
The Man Who Had Everything
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MovieOct 1, 1920

The Man Who Had Everything

Harry Bullway is a careless …
Harry Bullway is a careless young man, always after a good time. He nearly runs over a blind beggar with his car, but he shows no remorse. In response to his heartlessness, the beggar ...
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The Butterfly Man
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MovieApr 18, 1920

The Butterfly Man

Sedgewick Blynn is a gigolo--albeit a broke one--determined to …
Sedgewick Blynn is a gigolo--albeit a broke one--determined to marry into money, no matter what it takes. One evening he saves a young child from burning to death in a fire and is hailed as...
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1919
When Doctors Disagree
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MovieMay 25, 1919

When Doctors Disagree

When Doctors Disagree is a …
When Doctors Disagree is a 1919 comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger, written by Anna F. Briand, photographed by Percy Hilburn, and starring Mabel Normand. The movie was released by the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation with a running time of 50 minutes. A print of the film survives in the Cinémathèque Royale film archive.
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1918
The Glorious Adventure
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MovieJul 14, 1918

The Glorious Adventure

The Glorious Adventure released.
The Venus Model
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MovieJun 16, 1918

The Venus Model

A young lady designs a wonderfully received bathing suit and …
A young lady designs a wonderfully received bathing suit and saves her employer from financial disaster. In the course of this, she falls in love with her employer's son, who is in danger of ruin from a romantic scandal
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1916
The Heart of a Hero
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MovieNov 6, 1916

The Heart of a Hero

The Heart of a Hero is a surviving 1916 silent film historical …
The Heart of a Hero is a surviving 1916 silent film historical drama directed by Emile Chautard and starring Robert Warwick and Gail Kane. It was produced and distributed by World Film Corporation. Prints exist at George Eastman House and the Library of Congress.
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The Gilded Cage
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MovieOct 9, 1916

The Gilded Cage

The Gilded Cage is a 1916 silent film drama directed by Harley …
The Gilded Cage is a 1916 silent film drama directed by Harley Knowles and starring Alice Brady. This film is preserved at the Library of Congress, Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation.
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Human Driftwood
MovieApr 10, 1916

Human Driftwood

Human driftwood's basic premise is be nice to those who would …
Human driftwood's basic premise is be nice to those who would want to do you in. The film opens with a wide view of the battlefield. It's present day WWI. The men of company 7 are in the ...
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The Yellow Passport
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MovieFeb 7, 1916

The Yellow Passport

A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist …
A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ...
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1915
Alias Jimmy Valentine
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MovieFeb 22, 1915

Alias Jimmy Valentine

Alias Jimmy Valentine is a …
Alias Jimmy Valentine is a 1915 American silent crime film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Robert Warwick, Robert Cummings and Alec B. Francis. It is based on the 1910 play of the same title, which was subsequently made into films again in 1920 and 1928. The play was based on the O. Henry short story "A Retrieved Reformation".
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1914
The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England
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MovieNov 9, 1914

The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

Giles Bateson is expelled …
Giles Bateson is expelled from college for misconduct. His angry father, the Earl, sends him a message: "Never let me see you again until you have earned a half crown and proven yourself worthy of confidence." Giles meets Sally, the parson's daughter, who believes Giles to be the gardener. On a walk, they meet some gypsies, who show Sally a "magical ring." Giles buys it for her, and Sally comes to believe in its power when her wishes -- such as for a new dress and shoes to wear to the Earl's party for the villagers -- come true, although actually Giles is responsible. At the party, Sally accidentally discovers the note from the Earl and realizes who Giles really is. She determines to reconcile father and son, and begins visiting the Earl each day to play chess and distract him from the pain he suffers from gout. The gypsies tell her that she can find an herbal cure at Devil's Cliff, but when Sally doesn't return home, a search party finds her lying unconscious by the herb. The Earl is upset to hear of her accident and goes to visit her; when his horse goes lame in the village, he unwittingly borrows one from his own son for half a crown.
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1913
The Spectre Bridegroom
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MovieJan 23, 1913

The Spectre Bridegroom

We begin with a Hallow Eve …
We begin with a Hallow Eve party at Baron Von Landshort's, where the young people are peeling apples. They throw a long peeling over their shoulders, and the initial of the thrower's ...
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1912
Robin Hood
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MovieAug 22, 1912

Robin Hood

Maid Marian is represented in the cast as the daughter of Old …
Maid Marian is represented in the cast as the daughter of Old Merwyn and it is at his house that the action begins. He introduces a rich gentleman as her prospective husband after ...
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Saved from the Titanic
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MovieMay 14, 1912

Saved from the Titanic

A young woman tells her …
A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a new hazard because her fiance is a sailor and her parents have just been reminded of the dangers of the sea.
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1911
Vanity Fair
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MovieDec 19, 1911

Vanity Fair

(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky …
(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky Sharpe, returns from boarding school. Becky is a natural born flirt. Bashful Joseph Sedley falls desperately in love with her. He takes ...
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The Military Air-Scout
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MovieDec 12, 1911

The Military Air-Scout

The story takes place three …
The story takes place three years into the future. Events represented take place in 1914, when supposedly there is a war between the united European states and the United States of America....
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1867
Alec B. Francis
BirthDecember 1867

Alec B. Francis

Alec B. Francis was born.
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