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Alice Hollister

  • Sep 28, 1886 - Feb 24, 1973 (age 86)
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1925
The Dancers
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MovieJan 4, 1925

The Dancers

Young Tony, unable to make a living in crowded and fast …
Young Tony, unable to make a living in crowded and fast-paced London, goes to South America in search of his fortune. He soon becomes the owner of a saloon and dance hall. One of the dancers in his place, Maxine, falls in love with him, but Tony is still in love with his childhood sweetheart Una, although Una is now a "party girl" back in London and has forgotten about Tony. However, Tony comes into an unexpected inheritance, along with a title, and returns to London for Una. Although disappointed with Una's current lifestyle, he asks her to marry him despite her "indiscretions". However, the night before they are to be married Una confesses a deep, dark secret to Tony that could change their lives forever.
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1924
Married Flirts
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MovieOct 4, 1924

Married Flirts

Nellie Wayne loses her husband, Pendleton, to Jill Wetherell …
Nellie Wayne loses her husband, Pendleton, to Jill Wetherell by neglecting him and her appearance to pursue her literary ambitions. Nellie goes to Europe, where she becomes fashionable and a famous novelist under the name of Mrs. Paramor. She encounters Jill with Perley Rex, whom the vamp has married after jilting Pendleton. Intending to teach Jill a lesson, Nellie applies her charms to Perley until he offers to divorce Jill, but Nellie refuses and sends for Pendleton, whom she still loves. (Toward the end some of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer stars are shown at a banquet and Mah-Jong party at which Mrs. Paramor entertains the screen stars who are to work in the film of one of her novels.
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1922
The Forgotten Law
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MovieNov 1, 1922

The Forgotten Law

Margaret Jarnette discovers that her husband Victor has been …
Margaret Jarnette discovers that her husband Victor has been cheating on her and confronts him. Outraged, Victor has his lawyer rewrite his will so that in the event of his death, his brother Richard will get custody of his daughter Muriel, and his wife won't. When Victor dies shortly afterward, Richard suspects that Margaret had murdered him and takes custody of Muriel. However, he soon begins to suspect that things may not be quite as cut-and-dried as he thought they were.
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1921
A Wise Fool
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MovieJun 26, 1921

A Wise Fool

Jean, a wealthy young Canadian back from a trip to Europe, …
Jean, a wealthy young Canadian back from a trip to Europe, meets and falls for Carmen, a pretty young Spanish girl. They marry and have a daughter, but soon afterward Jean discovers his wife is having an affair. She takes her daughter and leaves him, and Jean's luck gets even worse--he loses his business in a fire and his thieving father-in-law steals what little money he has left.
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A Voice in the Dark
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MovieMar 26, 1921

A Voice in the Dark

Mayhem abounds for two sisters , who both are engaged on the …
Mayhem abounds for two sisters , who both are engaged on the same day: Adele Walton to the scandalous Dr. Hugh Sainsbury, and Blanche, the elder, to Assistant District Attorney Harlan Day. Both girls are suspected of murder when Sainsbury is found shot. Blanche has a motive: Sainsbury nearly dishonored her, and she would prevent his marriage to her sister. The day is by two witnesses, one deaf and the other blind, who reside at the sanitarium where Sainsbury worked, the mystery is solved and the murderer is revealed to be Amelia Ellingham, a nurse at the sanitarium, whom Sainsbury had seduced and failed to marry.
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1920
The Great Lover
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MovieNov 1, 1920

The Great Lover

The Great Lover released.
Milestones
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MovieSep 9, 1920

Milestones

1860 ushers in the era of iron ships, Richard Sibley, a …
1860 ushers in the era of iron ships, Richard Sibley, a builder of wooden ships, stubbornly resists the change, which leads him to forbid the marriage of his daughter Rose to John Rhead, a ...
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1918
The Knife
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MovieFeb 1, 1918

The Knife

Kate Tarleton grows up on a Southern plantation and …
Kate Tarleton grows up on a Southern plantation and becomes engaged to her guardian, Dr. Robert Manning, a famous surgeon. When Robert, Kate, and her younger sister Mary Lou visit New York, where the doctor wishes to conduct medical experiments, the superstitious Kate goes to the home of a fortune-teller named Stella Hill. Stella, whose principal business is white slave trafficking, drugs Kate and forces her to work in a "den of vice," run by Stella and her accomplice Jimmy Bristol, where she contracts syphilis and goes insane. Robert, Detective Ellis, and a lawyer named Billy Meredith rescue Kate, who recovers her sanity but remembers nothing of her bondage. Robert uses Stella and Jimmy in his experiments and through them discovers a cure for Kate's illness. District Attorney Scott is questioning Robert about the propriety of his experiments when Kate enters and sees Jimmy. Her memory suddenly returns, and she narrates her story to Scott, clearing Robert's name.
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1917
Her Better Self
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MovieMay 21, 1917

Her Better Self

Society debutante Vivian Tyler is engaged to marry Count …
Society debutante Vivian Tyler is engaged to marry Count Belloto, then meets Dr. Robert Keith, whose work in uplifting the poor has attracted wide attention, she is strongly attracted to him and asks permission to work in his sanitarium, where the poor of the city receive treatment free of charge. There she meets Aggie May, a woman arrested as a streetwalker, and because she wears a locket bearing Dr. Keith's picture, Vivian assumes that the doctor has been responsible for the woman's downfall. Later, Aggie kills herself, and although Vivian witnesses the act, to avoid a scandal she hurries away before the police come. Dr. Keith is arrested for Aggie's death, the locket providing evidence of guilt. Just as he is to be convicted, Vivian rushes into the courtroom and gives the testimony that clears the doctor.
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1915
The Money Gulf
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MovieDec 6, 1915

The Money Gulf

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The Net of Deceit
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MovieOct 25, 1915

The Net of Deceit

Unable to purchase the formula of the explosive about to be …
Unable to purchase the formula of the explosive about to be sold to the government by Mallott, the representative of a foreign power orders Le Farge and Gabrielle to obtain it. Gabrielle, posing as Le Farge's sister, easily fascinates Fanshell, Mallott's secretary. The adventuress also meets David, a fisherman, and engages him in a violent flirtation. Madly in love with the woman, David is stunned when she mockingly spurns his offer of marriage. Tests have demonstrated the power of the new explosive, Gabrielle renews her efforts to obtain the formula. In the meantime, David, rendered almost insane by what has occurred, determines to kill Gabrielle. Climbing up the balcony, he peers into her room and sees Fanshell giving the siren the formula. Bursting into the room, David snatches the paper and restores it to Fanshell. Le Farge appears upon the scene and endeavors to interfere, but Fanshell, his eyes opened, makes his escape. After knocking Le Farge senseless, David tries to kill the enchantress, but his hand refuses to drive the knife home. On her return to the city, Gabrielle finds her thoughts reverting to David. Then comes the discovery of her love for him. Although a review of her life brings the realization of her unworthiness, she resolves to seek David and beg his forgiveness. The fisherman, heart-broken and unable to forget Gabrielle, suddenly finds her standing before him. Although he at first spurns her, David finally comes to the realization that Gabrielle loves him, and takes her in his arms.
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The Man in Hiding
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MovieOct 20, 1915

The Man in Hiding

The Man in Hiding released.
The Maker of Dreams
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MovieAug 2, 1915

The Maker of Dreams

The Maker of Dreams released.
The Haunting Fear
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MovieJun 11, 1915

The Haunting Fear

Lured by Diana, Katherine runs away from home. The foolish …
Lured by Diana, Katherine runs away from home. The foolish girl is soon drawn into the whirlpool. She meets Mace, a notorious man-about-town, and is fascinated by him. Doctor Busby, an insane physician, recognizes in Mace the man who had caused his daughter's death. Shortly afterward, Katherine discovers Mace's real character. Wild with rage, she stabs him. Believing herself to be a murderess, Katherine flees. The crime occurs opposite Busby's home. The doctor witnesses all that happens and carries the wounded man into his house. When Mace revives, he finds himself in the clutches of a madman who intends to torture him and thus avenge his daughter's death. In the meantime, haunted by fear, Katherine flees from place to place. Sleep is denied her. Half-crazed, she pours her tale into the ears of Father Richard, a priest. At his suggestion Katherine surrenders herself to the police. The latter, however, unable to prove such a crime to have been committed, set the girl free. Katherine thereupon resolves to take the veil and enters upon her novitiate. Mace escapes from Busby's clutches. Frenzied by his frightful experience, he seeks the girl who was responsible for it. Mace traces Katherine to the convent. Forcing his way into the place, he comes upon the girl as she is praying for forgiveness. Her words cause the man to stay his hand. Katherine thus learns that she is not a murderess. Father Richard enters and witnesses the startling denouement. Dropping to her knees once more, Katherine, folding her hands in prayer, weeps tears of joy and thanksgiving.
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The Stolen Ruby
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MovieJan 13, 1915

The Stolen Ruby

Patrolman Killegren, seated alone in his home, is startled by the …
Patrolman Killegren, seated alone in his home, is startled by the sound of shooting. Rushing outside, he meets several officers who inform him that two thieves, attempting to escape, had entered his cottage. Positive that no one had entered the house, Killegren conducts the policemen through the building. The father is startled, upon entering his son Alex's room, to find the boy at home. Knowing that his son could not have been in the room more than five minutes, Killegren is filled with a terrible suspicion. After the officers have departed, the father returns to Alex's room. He finds the boy unconscious. Reviving, Alex tells of how he had been duped by Marcia Judson, an adventuress, into helping her rob a ruby from Duare, a collector of gems. Innocent of the part he was playing, the boy aided her to escape from the police by hiding her in his room. Danger of capture over, Marcia emerged from her hiding place and jeeringly informed Alex of how he had been victimized. He attempted to snatch the jewel from her grasp, but a blow from behind knocked him senseless. The following morning, Killegren, debating whether to place his son under arrest, learns that the ruby has been recovered. It seems that Duare's Hindu servant had trailed Alex and Marica and overheard the conversation which took place in the boy's room. Seeing Alex attempt to seize the gem, the Hindu, mistaking his motive, climbed through the window and laid him low. The man then compelled Marcia to surrender the ruby. He was taking her to the police station when the woman broke from his grasp and escaped. Delighted at the turn of events, Killegren arranges for his son's exoneration.
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The Scorpion's Sting
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MovieJan 6, 1915

The Scorpion's Sting

Discovered by Marston in the act of robbing the safe, Mann, the …
Discovered by Marston in the act of robbing the safe, Mann, the crook, shoots and slays him. The murderer escapes, carrying with him a casket containing jewels. So strongly do circumstances point to Lyda, Marston's daughter, as the slayer, that she is tried for the crime. Despite the evidence of the butler and other servants, who tell of a violent quarrel between Lyda and her father just prior to the shooting, the girl is acquitted. In her anxiety to get away from the scene of her father's death, Lyda sells the house and goes to the country. Fate leads her to the same hotel in which Mann is hiding. The two fall in love. Lyda, consenting to be Mann's wife, is horrified to find her mother's ring as a betrothal gift. Something within warns her that she is face to face with her father's slayer. Love has caused Mann to repent of his criminal career. The murderer resolves to take Lyda out rowing and while on the water reveal his past and beg her to help him lead a better life. At the same time, the thought of her father's untimely end fills Lyda with desire for revenge. She decides to induce Mann to take her out rowing. Once on the lake, it is her intention to inform the murderer of her identity and of her knowledge of his crime. Then while he is overcome with surprise and terror, she plans to upset the boat and perish in the water with him. Mann finds Lyda waiting for him on the dock. A moment's hesitation, and the girl accepts his invitation to go rowing with him. Propelled by Mann's vigorous strokes, the boat glides out toward the center of the lake. (The National Board of Censorship request that patrons send in their ideas as to how the picture should end to the Board's address, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City.)
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1914
The Mystery of the Yellow Sunbonnet
MovieDec 9, 1914

The Mystery of the Yellow Sunbonnet

George Cathcart, a young …
George Cathcart, a young naval officer, arrives home on leave of absence after months of mine planting service. Major Maynard, a foreign spy, occupies the adjoining estate. With the assistance of Jessica, an adventuress, Maynard plans to obtain the maps in Cathcart's possession. Jessica contrives to become the guest of George's mother. Although he falls in love with her, the naval officer is led to suspect the girl. He removes the maps from his desk, hiding them behind a secret panel. When Jessica later rifles the desk, she obtains worthless maps. George has seen a yellow sunbonnet hanging in the hall of Maynard's home. The officer is later mystified when he finds a paper, lost by Jessica, bearing the legend, "the yellow sunbonnet." The two visit Maynard that evening. After they have gone, the spy unscrews the peg from which the sunbonnet hangs. The peg is hollow and contains the maps which Jessica had stolen. The adventuress has fallen madly in love with George and when informed by Maynard that the maps she had secured are worthless, refuses to aid him further. A clever ruse perpetrated by Maynard reveals to him the hiding place of the genuine maps. Jessica, however, makes this discovery first. When Maynard opens the secret panel, he finds a note in which Jessica tells him that she has the maps and, because of her love for George, intends to place them into the latter's hands. George comes upon the spy. Jessica enters the room just as Maynard attempts to shoot the naval officer. The girl leaps forward and receives the bullet intended for George. Maynard escapes. Jessica's wound proves slight and she becomes George's wife.
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The Man of Iron
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MovieNov 16, 1914

The Man of Iron

A hard man is Lucius Stanley. Uncompromisingly upright, …
A hard man is Lucius Stanley. Uncompromisingly upright, he lacks sympathy for characters weaker than his own. Thus, when his son John asks for money with which to some debts, the stern father refuses the boy's request. John is to inherit a fortune on his twenty-fifth birthday. Hard pressed, the boy takes money from his father's safe, salving his conscience by promising to return it when he receives his inheritance. Stanley discovers the theft. Despite the pleas of his wife and their daughter Margery, the father sends his son to jail. A year later, John spurns his father's advances. Discharged from prison, the boy hastens to New York. The blow prostrates Mr. Stanley. Margery quarrels with her father, blaming him for the change that has taken place in John. As the result, the girl leaves home. Proceeding to New York, Margery vainly endeavors to secure a position. John, meanwhile, is squandering his fortune in riotous living. Margery, failing to find a position as a chorus girl, excites the sympathy of a couple of actresses. They later invite her to accompany them to a dinner party. John is to be the host. Ignorant of this, Margery accompanies the girls. Thus, brother and sister meet. Unaware of the circumstances, John is appalled to find Margery in the company of his shady friends. The boy takes her to his apartments. While he learns her story, John receives a letter which warns him to come home if he desires to save his mother's life. Brother and sister start homeward. They arrive in time to hear their father's tearful admission that his stern conduct has caused the misery which has beset him. When Mrs. Stanley opens her eyes, she finds her son and daughter, their arms about their father, kneeling by her side.
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The Menace of Fate
MovieOct 28, 1914

The Menace of Fate

Ethel, the young daughter of the wealthy Wiltons, is stolen by …
Ethel, the young daughter of the wealthy Wiltons, is stolen by Effie Sprout, a woman of the slums. Fifteen years later the girl has succumbed to her environment. The gentle traits she has inherited, however, come to the surface from time to time. Dr. Westcott becomes interested in Ethel and determines to develop her better self. In attempting to burglarize Westcott's room, Ethel is injured. While in the hospital, she repulses Dr. Westcott's advances, until the latter succeeds in arousing her jealousy. Ethel thereupon attempts suicide. Westcott saves her, and in doing so, discovers Ethel's identity. With the end of her illness, the girl's better nature returns to remain forever and she becomes Westcott's wife.
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The False Guardian
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MovieOct 21, 1914

The False Guardian

Just as he is appointed guardian of his niece, Helen, aged John …
Just as he is appointed guardian of his niece, Helen, aged John Graham dies. Butts, his valet, conceives the idea of assuming Graham's identity. Aided by Stone, the rascally butler, Butts plans to send Helen to an insane asylum and seize her fortune. Tom, the girl's sweetheart, learns of the diabolical scheme and pursues the auto which is conveying Stone and Helen to the asylum. As the result of an accident, the auto is wrecked and Stone is mortally injured. The man confesses. Butts is arrested and sent to prison.
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Into the Depths
MovieSep 15, 1914

Into the Depths

Neglected by her husband, Beth Stanford becomes interested …
Neglected by her husband, Beth Stanford becomes interested in Arthur, his friend. Although their friendship is an innocent one. Stanford becomes intensely jealous. Arthur presents Beth with a diamond brooch upon her birthday. Later, when Stanford faces ruin, he compels Beth to pawn her jewels. The money thus secured proves insufficient for his needs. The man drinks heavily in his desperation and falls into a drunken stupor. When Stanford returns home, he meets Arthur. The husband cedes Beth to Arthur for a sum sufficient to settle his obligations. Then comes the realization of his baseness. It prompts Stanford to commit suicide. Stanford awakens from his drunken sleep with a start, discovering that the terrible events have occurred only in a dream. It is the lesson he needs, however, and although ruined he returns home. Together Stanford and Beth face a future of renewed endeavor and happiness.
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The Barefoot Boy
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MovieSep 1, 1914

The Barefoot Boy

Eleanor Warren is loved by Harold Rives, a struggling artist. …
Eleanor Warren is loved by Harold Rives, a struggling artist. Although fond of the young man, Eleanor longs for the comforts of wealth. Walter Hastings, a wealthy Southern planter, meets Eleanor and falls in love with her. Rives sees the two together. Filled with jealous rage, the artist creates a scene and is ordered from the house. Shortly afterwards Rives hears that Eleanor has married Hastings. Immediately after the wedding, Hastings and his bride leave for their southern home. Later, a daughter is born. Eleanor, however, is not happy. Her longing for the gay times of her girlhood are intensified by the messages she receives from her chum in the north. Eleanor also learns that Rives, favored by fortune, is now one of the foremost artists of the day. She receives news that her aunt has died, together with a letter informing her that she has inherited her relative's estate. Now in a position to take an active part in the affairs of society, Eleanor, knowing that her husband would never consent to join in the social whirl, determines to leave him. When Hastings returns home that evening, he finds a note in which his wife informs him of her purpose. Back in her old home, Eleanor plunges into the social vortex. She meets Rives once more. The woman falls madly in love with him. Rives, however, learning what Eleanor has done, sees her for just what she is. Hastings, embittered by his wife's faithlessness, is filled with a hatred towards all women. Turning his back upon civilization, the man takes his daughter, Frances, into the wilderness, where he leads a primitive life. So great is his distrust of all women, that the father rears Frances up as a boy. Fifteen years later Frances as wild as any boy. Clad in trousers and rough shirt, she contributes toward the family larder with her rifle and rod. A surveying party headed by John Weir enters the forest. Frances becomes a favorite with the men, who are ignorant of her real sex. Rives, on a sketching trip, meets Frances. He induces her to pose for a painting. As "The Barefoot Boy," his painting creates a sensation. A falling tree crushes Hastings to death. Frances' cries bring Weir and his men to the scene. Later, Weir learns that the "boy" is in reality a girl. The man takes Frances home to his wife. The couple adopt the orphan. Fate causes Rives to stroll towards the Weir home. Frances sees her friend of the forest and rushes to greet him. The artist, amazed, draws back, but his amazement increases when he discovers that the beautiful girl before him and "The Barefoot Boy" are one and the same. Rives has tired of the friendship of Eleanor. Frances' youth and freshness win the man's heart. The artist wins the Weirs' consent to paint Frances in her feminine attire. Eleanor sees Rives take the girl in his arms. Frantic at the thought of losing Rives. Eleanor resolves to bare her friendship with the artist. Unable to believe the story. Frances shrinks from her in horror. The girl learns the truth, however. The artist declares that his heart belongs to Frances. Rushing from the room, she meets Weir and tells him all that has transpired. The surveyor confronts Eleanor and Rives and informs the woman of Frances' identity. The following day Eleanor appears at the Weir home and begs to see her daughter. Weir informs her that Frances has gone to visit her father's grave. Frances is sobbing over the rude mound when a touch on her arm causes her to turn. She confronts Eleanor, who informs her of their relationship. The girl stares at the heart-broken woman. A sudden impulse causes Frances to take her mother in her arms. Throwing herself at her daughter's feet, Eleanor begs for her forgiveness. Just at this moment, a shot emanating from Rives' studio brings his servants to the scene. They find the artist on the floor, a revolver clutched in his hand.
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The Vampire's Trail
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MovieAug 3, 1914

The Vampire's Trail

With the birth of her son, Laura's affection for her husband is …
With the birth of her son, Laura's affection for her husband is submerged in her mother-love for the child. Deprived of his wife's companionship, Horace drifts away from her. The man falls into the toils of Rita, an actress. The woman loves Dugan, a reporter on a yellow sheet. Dugan suggests that Rita elope with Horace as a means of getting publicity. The unscrupulous woman agrees. Horace falls into Rita's net and the two plan to elope upon the occasion of a reception given by Laura, which is to be held a few days later. Laura is amazed to find the notorious actress among her guests, upon the night of the affair. Shortly afterward, a frightened maid informs the hostess that her child is ill. All the guests depart, with the exception of Rita, who waits for Horace. A doctor declares that Laura's baby has a severe case of diphtheria and the house is quarantined. Rita is furious when she discovers she cannot leave the house. Enraged by the collapse of her infamous scheme, the woman reveals her true self to Horace. Thinking of the little wife who is fighting for their child's life, Horace turns from Rita in disgust. Several nights later, Dugan, impatient for news, steals to the rear of the house. Evading the police on guard, he attracts Rita's attention. Laura comes upon the two and learns what her neglect of Horace has brought about. She confronts the actress, who shrinks in fear from the enraged wife. Thus Horace finds them. Falling to his knees, the husband acknowledges his baseness and begs to be forgiven. But Laura, taking him in her arms, declares the fault to have been her own.
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Kit, the Arkansaw Traveler
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MovieAug 1, 1914

Kit, the Arkansaw Traveler

Mary Adams, about to visit …
Mary Adams, about to visit relatives in a distant part of the country, is entrusted to the care of Manuel Bond. The girl's beauty inflames Bond, a gambler and a scoundrel. That night, when the stagecoach halts, Mary is horrified to discover that Bond has registered for both as man and wife. The gambler turns a deaf ear to the girl's frantic pleas. After locking her in the room, the scoundrel proceeds to the barroom. Mary escapes by means of the window. The girl comes upon a party of settlers. Mary joins the party. Later, the girl meets Kit, a young backwoodsman. It is a case of love at first sight and the two are married the same day. Six years pass. Manuel Bond, who has fled to the Arkansaw country because of an unfortunate Mississippi River encounter, hears a familiar tune being played. He comes upon Kit, who is trying to play a tune he had heard upon the Mississippi, but cannot recall the last half of it. By taking the violin from Kit's hands and finishing the air. Bond wins his friendship. The gambler discovers that Mary is Kit's wife. Later, when the backwoodsman goes to shoot a bird for dinner. Bond threatens to kill Kit unless Mary agrees to run away with him. Terrified, and fearing lest the gambler slay her husband who is unconscious of what is transpiring, the unfortunate woman consents. Seizing her three-year-old daughter, Alice, Mary enters Bond's buckboard and flees with him. Upon Kit's return, a neighbor informs the husband of what has happened. Mad with rage, Kit follows. He comes upon the three just as they are being ferried across the river. Kit and the gambler engage in a pistol duel. A bullet strikes Kit. The man drops. Crazed by the sight, Mary leaps into the river and is drowned. Bond continues his flight, carrying little Alice with him. Upon his recovery, Kit returns to his cabin. Desiring to obliterate all thoughts of Mary from his mind, the man burns the cabin to the ground. Fifteen years pass. Bond has resumed his nefarious profession on the Mississippi under an assumed name. Fortune has smiled upon Kit, who is a prosperous stock-raiser. The two men meet in a saloon, and although neither recognizes the other, each is filled with an instinctive hatred. Alice has been placed in a convent by Bond. The girl believes the gambler to be her adopted father. The incidents of the past dwell but faintly in her memory. Bond, desiring to use Alice in his gambling operations, orders the girl to come home. Kit, now known as "The Arkansaw Traveler," witnesses the meeting between the two and is instinctively drawn towards the girl, finding something hauntingly familiar about her. The stock-raiser takes passage on a steamboat which is to make a trip down the river. When about to board the vessel, he comes to the aid of Frau Peddler, a German woman, who has been pickpocketed by one of Bond's gang. Aided by Judge "Snuggs," "Major'' Squigs and other henchmen, the gambler plans to rob the safe of the steamboat during the trip. Alice, who is among the passengers, comes upon Kit while the latter is playing the famous air, "The Arkansaw Traveler." The tune revives the old memories. Despite the years that have elapsed, the girl gradually recalls the terrible incident on the river. James Temple, a young planter, is traveling with his widowed mother. Temple and Alice fall in love with each other. Aware of the fact that the boy is in possession of a large sum of money. Bond inveigles him into a game of cards. Mrs. Temple sees that her boy is losing his last dollar. Her grief attracts the attention of Kit and he promises to help her. Kit discovers that Bond has stacked the cards. "The Arkansaw Traveler" calmly announces his intention of sitting in the game and cleverly succeeds in cleaning the crooks out of the money they won from Temple. Returning the money to the boy Kit warns him never to play with thieves. Enraged, the gamblers attempt to shoot Kit, but are awed by the ugly pistols he levels at them. That night. Kit comes upon Alice. In the kindly face of "The Arkansaw Traveler," the girl recognizes her father. Meanwhile, disguised as deckhands. Bond and his men set fire to the steamboat, and in the excitement which ensues, rifle the safe. Bond comes upon Kit who holds his long-lost daughter is his arms. Stealing from behind, the gambler stabs "The Arkansaw Traveler" and seizing Alice, throws her into the boat which his accomplices have waiting alongside. The desperadoes row to shore. Kit revives, and despite the throbbing wound in his shoulder, leaps into the river and follows. The blazing steamboat is beached and the panic-stricken passengers leap ashore. Frau Peddler had seen the villains at work and informs the ship's officers as to the identity of the culprits. A posse is immediately formed to search for the men. When Alice, who has fainted, recovers consciousness, she finds herself in an old shack with Bond and his men. Her attempts to escape are frustrated. The posse, headed by Temple, capture the crooks. Bond makes for the river and is confronted by Kit. The two engage in a terrible bowie knife duel. Realizing he faces death, Bond, in desperation, leaps into the river. Kit follows his man. Both disappear beneath the waters. Bubbles rising on the surface tell of the awful struggle going on. A hand suddenly emerges from the water and convulsively clutches at the air. It disappears. Kit, swimming ashore finds Alice in Temple's arms.
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The Treasure Ship
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MovieMay 25, 1914

The Treasure Ship

The "Treasure Ship" is not a real ship, but a model …
The "Treasure Ship" is not a real ship, but a model constructed by Captain Bascom during ten years of enforced solitude on a South Sea island after the wreck of the "Golden Cloud." The treasure consists of a bag of gems found under the skeleton of an earlier castaway. When rescue finally comes, Bascom stows the treasure in the hold of his model and so carries it safely to his home, where he has long been mourned as dead. He arrives in time to cheer the last moments of his dying wife, who has been faithful to his memory. Bascom finds that his daughter, Beth, is now a comely young woman. Tom, her brother, falls under evil influence and commits a theft. His father comes to his aid. Bascom has taken care to conceal all knowledge of his treasure from the children. He decides to bequeath it to Beth and conceives the idea of leaving a chart describing its location with directions couched in misleading, nautical terms, which to his simple mind seem clear and explicit. Shortly afterwards, Bascom passes away. Tom discovers the chart and makes a copy of it. He shows it to Harley, his employer. The man induces Tom to embark for the South Sea, believing the instructions are to be taken literally. After Tom's departure, however, Harley discovers where the treasure is really hidden. Beth is mystified by the chart bequeathed her by her father. Harley suddenly appears with a note for $100 bearing Bascom's forged signature and demands payment. Beth, being unable to meet the demand, he offers to take the model in exchange. Dave, Beth' s sweetheart, arrives before the deal can be closed and gives her the money to take up the note. Later, the boy takes the model from the mantelpiece on which it is standing. He accidentally lets it drop. The treasure falls from its hiding place. The secret of the "Treasure Ship" lies revealed.
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Wolfe; Or, The Conquest of Quebec
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MovieMay 25, 1914

Wolfe; Or, The Conquest of Quebec

General Wolfe, appointed …
General Wolfe, appointed commander of the expedition against Quebec, comes to bid his mother goodbye. Before sailing, the general calls upon his sweetheart, Katherine Lowther. She presents him with a locket containing a miniature of herself. Wolfe places the jewel on a chain about his neck. Mignon Mars and her brother, Hubert, of a Canadian family, are captured by a body of men attached to the Royal Americans. Lieutenant Arleigh, the officer in charge, secures their release. Mignon loses her heart to the young officer. General Montcalm arrives at Quebec and takes command of the French forces. Under his supervision, fortifications are erected on the isle of Orleans, to protect the approach to the city. The general gains the enmity of Vaudreuil, the vainglorious governor, when he protects Mignon Mars from the unwelcome attentions of the latter. Mignon's brother enlists in the French army and is made an officer. The English fleet carrying Wolfe's men arrives off the Isle of Orleans. Wolfe entices the Canadian pilots aboard his vessel by raising the French flag. The pilots are compelled to take the fleet up the river, under penalty of death. Mignon discovers Wolfe's ruse and rides to warn Montcalm of the approach of the English fleet. Wolfe lands his soldiers on the Isle of Orleans, twelve miles below Quebec. The fleet then proceeds up the river and anchors before Quebec. In an effort to destroy the fleet, Montcalm prepares to fire the ships. But the wind and the tide are against the French, and the fire ships drift ashore. Under orders from the young commander-in-chief, Monckton, one of the British generals, seizes Point Levis, overlooking Quebec. Wolfe offers amnesty to the Canadians who lay down arms. The inhabitants, however, prove unruly. Later, the English batter away at Quebec, with the fortifications at Point Levis and the guns of the fleet. The bombardment does terrific destruction, houses being rattled by the shot and shell, while fires, caused by the rain of death, spring up everywhere. Bushwackers attack the Chateau Mars, on the Isle of Orleans, the home of Mignon. The girl and her father are in dire peril, when Wolfe and his men approach and drive the renegades before them. Wolfe makes the chateau his headquarters. Wolfe orders an attack on the French redoubts above Montmorenci Falls. The impetuosity of the Grenadiers leads them to disobey orders, with the result that the English are compelled to retreat, after a desperate battle. The approach of the Highlanders, who cover the retreat of the army, saves the English from annihilation. Lieutenant Arleigh strives in vain to check the retreat. Fighting like a hero, he is shot by an Indian, a Caughnawaga ally of the French. The redskin is about to scalp the young soldier when Hubert Mars comes to the rescue. The Canadian saves Arleigh's life, but is himself desperately wounded. Wolfe is greatly downcast by the defeat. He returns to the chateau in dejection. Mignon looks in vain for her English lover. She learns that he is among the missing. Setting forth, she searches the battlefield among the dead and wounded. Mignon hears that Hubert is wounded and goes to the hospital to see him. To her delight, she sees Arleigh lying on the cot next to her brother. Mignon returns to the chateau and reports to Wolfe that his young aide is captured. That night, Arleigh makes his escape by changing cots with a French soldier who has died. He dons the man's uniform and leaves the hospital. Later, Arleigh succeeds in escaping through the French lines. He swims out to the English fleet. The following day, Mignon returns to the hospital and is informed that Arleigh is dead and has just been buried. Heartbroken, she returns home with the sad news. Wolfe is stricken with a fatal illness and learns that he cannot recover. During his sickness, his brigadiers recommend an attack without his knowledge. Wolfe learns of it. Despite his weakness, the commander-in-chief rises from his bed and goes to take command. In his escape, Arleigh has learned of Montcalm's intention to send boats and supplies down the river at nightfall. He returns to the chateau and delivers his information to Wolfe. Mignon is overjoyed to find her sweetheart safe. Wolfe learns of a narrow path leading up the mountain side to the Plains of Abraham. The English troops are sent down the river and due to the password given by Arleigh are enabled to slip by the French sentries. All night long the English toil up the mountainside. When morning dawns, they are drawn up in battle array on the Plains of Abraham. The fight commences. Montcalm, emerging from his tent, grows uneasy when he hears the sound of firing. He learns of the state of affairs. The bugles summon the French troops to battle and they march forth to the Plains of Abraham. Montcalm calls upon Vaudreuil, the governor, for assistance, but that cowardly official refuses to render aid. The French approach within firing distance of their foe. Wolfe delivers a stirring address to his men as the French approach. The battle commences. The opposing forces come together with a clash that sends both sides reeling. Forward they spring, slashing and stabbing like madmen. Wolfe is in the thickest of the fray. A shot strikes him. He falls. A tremendous shouting arrests his agony. "They run, they run," cries one of his aides. "Who runs?" gasps Wolfe. "The enemy." "Now God be praised," the dying man whispers, "I die happy." At the same moment, Montcalm, desperately striving to check the rout, is mortally wounded. The French commander is carried to his headquarters. He is informed that his wound is mortal. "How long shall I live? Twelve hours more or less? So much the better. I am happy that I shall not live to see the surrender of Quebec," he gasps. Wolfe's body is placed aboard the English flagship to commence its journey to the land for which he gave his life. Seated in a boat on the river, Arleigh and his bride, Mignon, watch the vessel sailing out towards the setting sun.
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The Shadow
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MovieFeb 23, 1914

The Shadow

Driven to desperation by the enmity of Jane, her step-daughter, …
Driven to desperation by the enmity of Jane, her step-daughter, Sarah, Dean's second wife, turns to Ware, a friend of the family and a former suitor, for advice. Jane learns that her stepmother has gone to call upon Ware. Realizing the unhappiness her conduct has caused, the girl is stricken with remorse. Knowing that her father would misconstrue Sarah's visit to Ware, the girl hastens to the man's home to meet her stepmother. Sarah is fallen aback when Jane finds her with Ware, but is filled with happiness when the girl announces her desire for a reconciliation. The two are just about to leave when Dean is seen approaching the house. In terror, the two women hide in the next room. Dean enters. He discovers his wife's handkerchief lying on the table and demands an explanation from Ware. To save her stepmother, Jane enters the room and nobly shoulders the guilt. In horror, Dean forbids her ever returning to his home. Fearing her husband's anger, Sarah selfishly suffers Jane to hear the consequences of her own thoughtless act. For a time, Jane strives to support herself, but finally faces dire poverty. Sarah, learning of her stepdaughter's predicament, is brought to the realization of her own selfishness. She determines to reveal the whole miserable story. Sarah arranges to have Jane and Jack Ware at her home the following day. Dean discovers his daughter's presence and harshly orders her from the house. Sarah, however, reveals the circumstances. She points out that through the course of events, the enmity which had formerly existed between Jane and herself is now replaced by love. Jane and Ware corroborate the unhappy woman's story. Dean sees a new light. Gladdened at the turn of events, he takes his wife and daughter in his arms.
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Her Husband's Friend
MovieJan 7, 1914

Her Husband's Friend

Believing her husband no longer loves her, Alice Lund …
Believing her husband no longer loves her, Alice Lund consents to elope with Cater. She writes the man a note to this effect. Dane and the Lunds are warm friends. He decides to surprise them by taking them to the theater. Dane calls at the Lund home in time to see Alice preparing to run away with Cater. He sees the woman rifle her husband's safe of a large sum of money. She is just about to hand it to Cater, when Dane steps between and seizes the money. He orders Cater from the house. Alice perceives sorrow of the step she contemplated. In gratitude, the woman embraces Dane. Lund enters in time to witness the act. Fearing lest Dane betray her secret, Alice decides to disgrace him. The woman tells her husband that she had caught Dane in the act of robbing the safe and was pleading with him to return the money. Dane realizes the motives which prompted Alice to tell the outrageous falsehood. He remains silent when Lund, unwilling to believe the story, pleads for his side of the matter. Dane is ordered from the house. In need of money, Cater determines to blackmail Alice by threatening to show Lund the note in which she had consented to elope with him. Terror-stricken, Alice is an easy victim. In desperation, the woman decides to plead with Dane to get the note from Cater. Despite the wrong he has suffered at her hands, Dane listens to her plea. Later, he chokes Cater into submission and gets the incriminating missive. The blackmailer sees him depart for the Lund home. He tells Lund that Dane has a tryst with Alice. Filled with rage, Lund hastens home, accompanied by Cater. This time, however. Alice rises to the occasion when Lund faces Dane. The woman confesses the whole miserable story and exposes Cater's villainy. The blackmailer shrivels beneath Lund's scorn and slinks from the house. Dane's nobility overwhelms Lund, and he begs forgiveness. Dane smiles, places his friend's hand into that of Alice, and quietly withdraws.
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Primitive Man
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MovieNov 22, 1913

Primitive Man

Allan loves Betty, a mountain girl. Not sure that she loves the …
Allan loves Betty, a mountain girl. Not sure that she loves the boy. Betty declines to marry him. Dan, a rough mountaineer, lives a secluded life, with only his dog as companion. The man sees Betty bathing in a mountain stream. He falls madly in love with her. Later, Dan woos her in his rough way. Betty, who is something of a coquette, finds herself seized in his strong arms and pressed to his breast. Despite her struggles, Dan kisses her repeatedly and then rushes away. Betty tries hard to be angry, but the man has awakened the first fire of love in her heart. Shortly afterward, Dan overhears Allan making love to Betty. The mountaineer thrashes Allan, who flees like a whipped cur. Dan orders the girl to choose between Allan and herself. Betty marries Dan. Allan calls on Betty, ostensibly upon a friendly visit. Later he tries to make love to her. Dan sees this and beats the man soundly. Thinking his wife guilty of a love affair. Dan tells Betty that for the rest of her life she is to live in seclusion. The man lives in a shack near the house and keeps visitors away. Dan's dog carries a market basket to the village every day and secures the necessary food. One day, Betty places a note in the basket requesting that a doctor be sent immediately. Dan allows the physician to pass. Several hours later, the doctor emerges from the house, his face beaming. Betty has given birth to a son. Dan is petrified upon hearing the news. Remorse, because of the brutal treatment he has accorded Betty, sits heavily upon him. The man rushes into the house and falls on his knees by the bedside. Betty, with her infant cuddled to her breast, places her hand upon Dan's head and smiles her forgiveness.
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The Vampire
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MovieOct 15, 1913

The Vampire

Harold is ensnared by the wiles of Sybil, an adventuress. The …
Harold is ensnared by the wiles of Sybil, an adventuress. The boy forgets Helen, his country sweetheart. Sybil's influence over him is so evil that he can no longer apply himself to his work. His employer finally discharges him. When Harold's money is gone, the adventuress throws him over. He becomes a drunkard. Helen, failing to hear from him, comes to the city, where she secures a position. Harold decides to become a hold-up man. To pass away the time before midnight, he goes to a theater where Bert French and Alice Eis are presenting their famous "Vampire Dance." The characters are an artist and a vampire, in the guise of a wood nymph. Harold sees the artist attracted by the beautiful creature and then his struggles as he realizes what the result of the fascination must inevitably be. The victim beats her in his frenzy of fear, but is irresistibly drawn into the coils by the vampire's fiendish wiles. The vampire fascinates the man by her beauty and lures him toward a forest dell There the horrible creature succeeds in taking his life. Harold feels that a veil has been torn from his eyes. He seems to have reviewed his life with Sybil, and vows to reform. He succeeds in regaining his position and once more takes his place among men. The boy learns of Helen's presence in the city, but can find no trace of her. Sybil, learning of Harold's prosperity, attempts to drag him into her net once more, but the boy, with the memory of "The Vampire Dance" before him, resists her efforts. That night he finds Helen, and to insure his reformation, proposes immediate marriage. His sweetheart consents, and the knot is tied.
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The Bribe
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MovieSep 8, 1913

The Bribe

John Dickson, millionaire candidate for mayor, is in love with …
John Dickson, millionaire candidate for mayor, is in love with Dora Malcom, a society girl. He finds, however, that she is engaged to marry Frank Stevens. He hides his grief and promises to be best man at the wedding. Higby, a political boss, determines to discredit Dickson as he fears he will be elected. He hires Maggie Lee, an unscrupulous woman, to appear at Dora's wedding and claim that Dickson is her husband. The program is followed out to the letter. Maggie appears and makes the accusation, but on questioning, says that Dickson hired her to do it. Dickson's infatuation for Dora is so well known that the statement is believed and he quickly loses his popularity. Dora postpones the wedding, but does not lose her faith in Dickson, whom she knows to be an honorable man, Stevens is angered at her defense of the man, an altercation follows and Dora breaks the engagement. Maggie Lee, although a hard, calloused woman, has a little daughter whom she worships. The child is lost one day and Dora is the means of restoring her to the mother. Maggie's gratitude is so great that she confesses her crime and makes a public denunciation of Higby, who hired her to lie. Public sympathy quickly shifts to Dickson and he is elected by a large majority. As a further reward, Dora promises to become his wife.
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The Blind Basket Weaver
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MovieAug 25, 1913

The Blind Basket Weaver

Paul, a blind basket weaver, …
Paul, a blind basket weaver, plies his trade at a small seaside village. Anna, a cripple, is madly in love with the handsome young man. He does not know of her deformity and Dolly, who also loves him, is too tender-hearted to tell. Dr. Arnold and his bride visit the village on their honeymoon. The doctor finds that he can restore Paul's sight by a simple operation, and gives Anna his card. Paul and Dolly are overjoyed, but Anna fears he will have nothing to do with her should he recover his sight and discover her deformity. Dolly determines to have the operation. She goes to the hotel and finds to her dismay that the doctor has been called back to the city by an urgent telegram. She regains her good spirits when she remembers that Anna has the doctor's card, bearing his address. Anna is tempted and says that she has lost the card. When she sees Paul's grief she cannot bear to deceive him, and pretends to find the card. Together they write a pathetic little note to Dr. Arnold requesting him to return. He does return and performs the operation. Several weeks later, when the bandages are to be removed from Paul's eyes, Dolly and Anna wait anxiously outside the door. Paul wishes to have Anna by his side. The girl enters the house and sits beside him, holding his hand. As the doctor starts to remove the bandages she can stand it no longer, and has him send for Dolly. Dolly substitutes her hand for Anna's. Anna rushes blindly from the house and towards the cliffs. Paul sees the beauties of the world for the first time by Dolly's side, while at the foot of the cliffs Anna's poor little body is found, bruised and broken.
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The Lost Diamond
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MovieJul 14, 1913

The Lost Diamond

John Holden discovers a burglar in his house and shoots at the …
John Holden discovers a burglar in his house and shoots at the escaping thief. Warding, a detective, and the officer on the beat hear the shot and hurry to the scene. The detective finds a large diamond set on the library rug and concludes it has been lost from the thief's ring. Thinking it probable the crook will try to recover the diamond, Warding secures a paste duplicate which he places on the rug and awaits developments. The accomplice, Nancy, is sent to the house in the guise of a book agent. Admitted to the library, she pretends to faint and while Mrs. Holden is getting a glass of water the girl searches for the stone and finds it on the rug. When Nancy departs Warding, who has been watching the affair, trails her to the thieves' hiding place and obtaining the assistance of an officer, he succeeds in arresting the criminals.
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A Stolen Identity
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MovieJul 7, 1913

A Stolen Identity

Steve Carnes, the son of a wealthy manufacturer, leads a …
Steve Carnes, the son of a wealthy manufacturer, leads a useless life and is disowned by his father. After a night of gambling he returns, penniless, to his apartment. He is on the point of ending everything when his bell rings and he finds an abandoned baby on his doorstep. Steve and his valet, Hodges, attempt to pacify the child. The distracted mother, who has hoped to place the little one in a comfortable home, repents her act and comes to Steve's house, begging that the child be returned. Steve complies with her request and secretly follows her home. He sees that she lives in a disreputable tenement and finds a note from her husband's father, in which the latter states that the marriage was against his wishes and that the young woman has no claim upon him. Awakened to the misery that exists around him and filled with a desire to help the girl, Steve decides to impersonate the father-in-law, whom the girl has never seen. He sends a message, stating that he regrets sending the former communication and expressing his intention of calling upon her. Steve sells all of his belongings and is forced to become a laborer to keep up the deception. In a clever make-up he pays frequent visits to the tenement and one day he is set upon by two thugs. Badly injured he is carried into the tenement, where the young widow discovers that it is not an old man who has been visiting her, but a young man in disguise, who has proven a good Samaritan. The elder Carnes, learning of his son's sacrifice, rejoices and the future happiness of the young people is assured.
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Shenandoah
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MovieJul 4, 1913

Shenandoah

Part One: Constance, the second wife of General Haverhill, …
Part One: Constance, the second wife of General Haverhill, befriends the officer's son, Frank, who has been ostracized. On the night of April 12th, 1861, she gives a ball at Charleston, S.C. Frank gets word to Mrs. Haverhill that he is hiding in the city. The father will not be reconciled, but sends the boy a miniature of Constance. At the ball are Col. Kerchival West and his sister, Madeline, Robert Illingham and his sister, Gertrude. Fort Sumter is fired upon and Illingham declares his allegiance to the Confederacy. He is deeply in love with Madeline West, whose brother fondly admires Gertrude. Capt. Thornton insults Mrs. Haverhill and is called upon to fight a duel with West. Through a peculiar circumstance General Haverhill suspects Colonel West. Frank enlists in his father's regiment under another name. He has grown a beard and is not recognized. One year later the Confederates make a night attack on the Federals and Frank is made prisoner. Capt. Thornton, in the Confederate service, takes Constance's miniature from the captive at Richmond. Frank and several companions make a daring escape. Part Two: In 1863 the Federal army invades the Shenandoah Valley. Col. West accompanies General Haverhill, who makes headquarters at the Illingham home. Madeline West comes to visit Gertrude. The sweethearts are brought together but Gertrude will not acknowledge her love for the gallant Col. West. An expedition is sent to capture a Confederate signal tower, with Frank Haverhill in command. He loses his life in the perilous undertaking. Later Col. Illingham is captured, but is granted parole by his old friend. Col. West. West secures the miniature from Thornton, when the latter is captured, but later he is wounded by Thornton and General Haverhill is more embittered than ever when he finds the picture on West's person. Part Three: The Confederates have planned an attack on the Federals during the absence of General Phil Sheridan. A terrific battle is waged, in which Col. West is taken prisoner. Twenty miles away, Sheridan hears the cannonading and makes a wild dash toward Winchester, to assume command. The Federals are unable to withstand the fearful assault and flee in panic. Sheridan arrives, rallies his men and thwarts the enemy. Gertrude becomes a second Evangeline in her search for Col. West. She finally locates him just as he is released from prison and they visit a little church near the battlefield. In 1865 General Haverhill visits his wife in Washington, still thinking her unfaithful. Gertrude arrives and delivers to Constance and Frank's widow a message which was written in his last hour. The general is brought to a realization of his wife's nobility.
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The Terror of Conscience
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MovieJun 6, 1913

The Terror of Conscience

A noted actor, appearing in …
A noted actor, appearing in the role Richelieu, stands at the stage entrance one evening and hears the confession of a conscience-stricken Italian, who mistakes him for a priest.
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A Victim of Heredity
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MovieMay 26, 1913

A Victim of Heredity

A gang of thieves is captured and brought to justice. Some …
A gang of thieves is captured and brought to justice. Some weeks later the woman of the party dies in prison and her baby, Jane, is adopted. Twenty years pass and Jane, grown to young womanhood, has an inherited propensity for stealing which she is unable to resist. One day, while attempting to rob her employer, she is detected and discharged. The poor girl decides to end it all and visits a drug store. Dr. Van Buren, a noted specialist happens to be behind the prescription counter and suspecting the girl's purpose, substitutes a harmless sleeping potion. Some time later Jane answers an advertisement for a housemaid and secures a position with the wealthy Mrs. Deiter. Dr. Van Buren, who calls one afternoon, prevents Jane from robbing her mistress and, keeping his own counsel, becomes greatly interested in the girl's case. He gives her his card and invites her to call. The specialist then calls in a number of his colleagues and determines upon an experiment. That night when Jane calls and is about to appropriate some valuables which the doctor has intentionally left exposed, a flashlight is set off by the secreted physicians. The girl faints from the shock. Van Buren contends that the sudden shock will permanently cure Jane of her kleptomania and his theory proves correct when, later, he puts her to the test.
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Man's Greed for Gold
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MovieMay 14, 1913

Man's Greed for Gold

The old miser, living in a tenement, keeps his savings in an …
The old miser, living in a tenement, keeps his savings in an earthen idol. The janitor of the building suspects that the old man has concealed wealth, but is unable to locate if. Finally the miser dies and the janitor disposes of the idol to a dealer in antiques. Carter, a bank clerk, is given to speculation, and in response to his wife's earnest appeal, be promises to give up the precarious practices, which are jeopardizing his position and happiness. However, the young man is weak and breaks his promise. While shopping the wife buys the idol and brings it home. Carter is called upon for margins and takes his wife's jewels to meet the demand. Later in the day he receives a second telegram in the wife's presence, and the sacrificing woman brings out the jewel box, only to discover that she has been robbed by her husband. Fearing that Carter will become desperate, his wife removes the cartridges from the revolver which he keeps in a drawer. That night a burglar visits the house. Carter goes after the intruder with the revolver, but the crook discovers that the weapon is unloaded and attacks the bank clerk. Mrs. Carter rushes to the scene and fells the burglar with the idol which she grasps from the mantel. The earthen image is shattered and a fortune lies at the feet of the young couple. As the burglar is led to prison, the clerk assures his wife that he will profit by his experience and they happily make their plans for the future.
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The Wartime Siren
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MovieMar 29, 1913

The Wartime Siren

When the Civil War breaks out Eric Warren, a young physician, …
When the Civil War breaks out Eric Warren, a young physician, enlists and is commissioned captain. In the field of action his clever maneuvers constantly harass the Confederates and Colonel Ashby, chafing under many defeats at the hands of the young officer, decides to capture him through a subterfuge. He calls upon his daughter, Rosalie, for assistance. The girl entices Warren to her home where he is set upon by several Confederate soldiers and made prisoner. It is then that the young captain displays the unusual nobility and generosity of character which compels Rosalie's admiration and wins her heart. Mrs. Ashby has been seriously ill for months and her condition becomes alarming. No doctor can be found in the neighborhood and the nearest town is many miles away. Rosalie is in terrible distress and the house in excitement. The news of the lady's suffering comes to Warren and he is told that no physician is available. Mrs. Ashby is lost unless the skilled hand of a doctor brings her relief. Forgetting the wrong which has been done him, Warren orders his saddle-bags brought in. Securing his case of medicines he is conducted to the bedside of Rosalie's mother. The crisis passes and Mrs. Ashby steadily gains strength. Rosalie is consumed with remorse when she realizes that the mother's life has been saved by the man whom she, Rosalie, has betrayed. The girl assists the officer to escape and he reaches his troops in time to turn the tide of battle.
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The Message of the Palms
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MovieFeb 26, 1913

The Message of the Palms

Henry Strong, a young civil …
Henry Strong, a young civil engineer, is placed in charge of a party which makes a preliminary survey for a railroad. In their work they enter the property of Colonel Carlton who objects decidedly to the invasion of his ancestral land. Henry secures the aid of the sheriff, who convinces Carlton that the young engineer is acting within his rights but the Colonel develops a spirit of animosity toward the surveyor. Lovie Carlton, the Colonel's daughter, does not share her father's opinion and falls deeply in love with Strong. Knowing that they cannot hope to secure the father's consent, the young people are secretly married and leave for South America, where Strong has secured a promising position. Several years pass. The Colonel refuses to read his daughter's letters and sends them back unopened. One adversity follows another until the old gentleman is ruined financially and finally dispossessed. His faithful servant. Uncle Tom, endeavors to secure employment that he may aid the Colonel but no one will engage the old negro. One afternoon Uncle Tom visits a place where palms are being cut and shipped to different cities for the Palm Sunday services. A little child tells the negro the story of the palm and, much impressed, he asks her to send a prayer for the Colonel. The little one therefore scribbles a message on a palm reading: "Please God, tell Miss Lovie Carlton that Uncle Tom wants her to come home, 'cause he ain't able to take care of Colonel Carlton no longer." At the Palm Sunday services in a distant city the palm comes into the hands of Lovie's little boy who hands it to his mother to decipher. Lovie's husband has prospered and the message of the palm is the means of making the old Colonel's last days very happy.
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A Desperate Chance
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MovieJan 18, 1913

A Desperate Chance

Tom and Joe, brakemen on the N. and O. Railroad, are the best …
Tom and Joe, brakemen on the N. and O. Railroad, are the best of friends until Ruth, the new operator, arrives at Crawley. The rivalry to gain her favor, friendly at first, soon causes the old friendship to give way to enmity. Tom is promoted to the position of freight conductor. On his first run a hot-box delays the train and the conductor upbraids Joe for his carelessness. The brakeman, envious of Tom's promotion and angered because of the reprimand, concludes to further delay the train. He shuts off a steam-cock and climbs on the caboose. Reaching a downgrade the train gains speed and the engineer is unable to control it. The brakeman attempts to alight but he is obliged to stay on the train. Tom has received orders to hold the freight at Whitmark that the eastbound passenger may pass, and when the train dashes by the siding hie works his way over the box cars to the cab and learns from the horrified engineer that the train cannot be stopped. The conductor sees that the hand brakes are applied and realizing that something desperate must be done he places a message in a lantern and throws it through a station window. The operator receives the warning and endeavors to hold the passenger at Spotford, only to find that the train has left on time. At the little wayside station at Crawley, Ruth comes on duty and overhears the message of the frantic operator passing over her wires. She rushes to the switch, breaks the lock with a stone and sidetracks the runaway train. In a few seconds the passenger flashes by. Tom learns that the air-brakes have been tampered with and Joe by attempting to steal away incriminates himself.
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A Sawmill Hazard
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MovieJan 11, 1913

A Sawmill Hazard

Mrs. Herton, a widow, lives in comfortable circumstances …
Mrs. Herton, a widow, lives in comfortable circumstances with her son, Roland. Over forty years of age, she is still an attractive woman, but lacks self-reliance and is greatly impressed by Geoffrey Stern who seeks her hand. Roland objects to Stern and endeavors to convince his mother that the selfish and unscrupulous suitor has been attracted by the comfortable home and timber lands owned by the widow. But the good woman is deceived by Stern's well-feigned devotion and agrees to marry him. Shortly after the marriage a violent scene takes place between Roland and his stepfather. Seeing that his mother has, in a manner, become estranged from him, he leaves home and finds employment in a sawmill. Roland, through his industry, wins the esteem of his foreman and meets his employer's daughter, Martha. An attachment springs up and the young couple become engaged. Roland, wishing to introduce his fiancée to his mother asks her to accompany him to his old home. When Martha and Roland enter the cottage a pitiful sight confronts them. Geoffrey Stern, in an attempt to realize on his wife's property is on the point of securing her signature to a mortgage. Roland roundly denounces his stepfather and takes his mother to his sweetheart's home. Stern determines to be revenged, as he sees that Roland stands between him and the accomplishing of his designs. He therefore goes to the sawmill when Roland is alone and through an act of startling boldness places the young man in peril of his life. Martha, disturbed because Roland has not come to the house for lunch, visits the sawmill and Stem is turned over to the authorities.
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1912
The Shaughraun
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MovieDec 23, 1912

The Shaughraun

Robert Ffolliott is a young Irish lad who is done out of his land …
Robert Ffolliott is a young Irish lad who is done out of his land and sent off to a penal colony in Australia following false accusations by the greedy Kinchella. Conn the Shaughraun comes to his rescue, helps him to escape from the prison ship and return to Ireland where he is united with his sweetheart.
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The Kerry Gow
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MovieNov 18, 1912

The Kerry Gow

The Kerry Gow is a 1912 American silent film produced by …
The Kerry Gow is a 1912 American silent film produced by Kalem Company and distributed by General Films. It was directed by Sidney Olcott with Alice Hollister and Jack J. Clark in the leading roles.
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From the Manger to the Cross
MovieOct 3, 1912

From the Manger to the Cross

An account of the life of …
An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise...
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A Prisoner of the Harem
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MovieJul 19, 1912

A Prisoner of the Harem

Alice Durand, after weeks of …
Alice Durand, after weeks of discouragement, reads the following advertisement in the New York Herald: "Governess wanted. Young American woman, well educated and speaking French and German, may obtain lucrative position with prominent Egyptian. Fare and expenses will be advanced. Write, enclosing photograph, to Mahmoud Pasha, Sphinx Club, Cairo, Egypt." Answering the advertisement, Alice seven weeks later, secures the position and leaves her New York boarding-house for Egypt. The Pasha meets her at the station in Cairo and she is taken to the harem, where she is introduced to the Pasha's favorite and his children. Within a few days the Pasha shows his hand and Alice finds she is a prisoner in the harem. Writing a note, indicating her peril, she drops it through the shutters. A young American connected with the Consulate, picks up the message and enters the harem only to be overpowered by the eunuchs. Just as the Pasha is about to have him thrown into the lion's den, help arrives from the United States Consulate and the young Americans are released.
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Tragedy of the Desert
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MovieJul 1, 1912

Tragedy of the Desert

Dr. Franklin Cochran …
Dr. Franklin Cochran practices in Luxor, Egypt, and his vivacious wife. Miriam, is prominent in society affairs. She makes the acquaintance of Mahmud Bey, an Oriental diplomat, who becomes fascinated with the young woman and by artful blandishments so impresses the temperamental wife that she neglects her husband. In a burst of crazed anger the doctor departs for the desert, first making out a will which amply provides for Miriam. Reaching a Bedouin village Cochran trades his horse for a camel and continues across the desert. The scorching sun and sands almost overpower him, but with true instinct the camel finds an oasis, where the unfortunate wanderer falls in a daze. Zenab, a young Egyptian woman, comes to the oasis and discovers the doctor. She summons her tribesmen, who tenderly carry Cochran to their village. When he gains strength the doctor embraces the Mohammedan faith, saying his past is dead and the future offers nothing. He is adopted by the Sheik, the father of Zenab. The doctor labors faithfully with the natives and his friendship for Zenab develops into a warm love, which is reciprocated. The Sheik gives his daughter in marriage to Cochran and they live happily together. There comes a time when Miriam, with a party of tourists, visits the quaint village, and there she discovers her husband. He is horrified at the meeting as he has long since consigned her to the forgotten past. Miriam, repentant, implores Cochran to return to her, but he is firm in his devotion to Zenab. The Egyptian wife sees her husband with the stranger and is lead to believe that she will be deserted. Cochran accompanies Mirian to the edge of the village and then bids her to depart forever from his life. He returns to join Zenab and finds to his horror that the heartbroken girl has killed herself. The doctor's cup of sorrow is now full and, kneeling at the side of his faithful wife, he cries in supplication: "Allah preserve us, for we are but the Dust of the Desert."
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1911
The Colleen Bawn
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MovieOct 16, 1911

The Colleen Bawn

A young Irish boy has fallen in love with a poor girl and wants to …
A young Irish boy has fallen in love with a poor girl and wants to marry her, but his mother will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he marries his rich cousin.
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The Fiddle's Requiem
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MovieMay 3, 1911

The Fiddle's Requiem

The old musician playing his fiddle in his garret home dreams of …
The old musician playing his fiddle in his garret home dreams of his youth and his lost love. As the past unfolds itself he sees his sweetheart, Dolores, forced by her parents to sign a contract of marriage with Don Carlos, and he again reads over in memory her message of farewell: "My on Love, This is my marriage ever, the death day of my soul. I cannot go without one last farewell to you, whom I will never see again. Wait for ma by the lake until you hear the bells chime. Yours in spirit until death, Dolores." Meeting her at the lake as requested, she gives him her old violin, saying, "I have breathed my soul into this violin. Whene'er it plays, it is my soul that speaks." A few days later the tragedy takes place that causes her bereaved parents to withdraw from society and the musician to live in a dream until his work is finished.
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By a Woman's Wit
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MovieApr 5, 1911

By a Woman's Wit

Captain Jasper, a Union officer, is sent on a secret service …
Captain Jasper, a Union officer, is sent on a secret service mission to the Confederate headquarters. Safe through the lines Captain Jasper, disguised as a Commissary Supply Agent, meets old friends who are Northern sympathizers. Visiting Confederate headquarters, information is supplied him by an ally. Suspicion is eventually aroused against the Captain and he is arrested. Pamela, a Southern girl with Northern sympathies, decides to aid the Captain's escape. She bakes a loaf of bread with a hook and cord buried therein. Taking the bread with other delicacies to the Captain's prison she is allowed to present it to him. Being advised of the contents of the loaf of bread the Captain that night gets to the roof of his prison, lowers himself to the ground and quickly makes his escape. A month later Pamela receives a letter from the Captain saying, "I am back with my regiment, thanks to you. An opportunity to send this letter through the lines emboldens me also to enclose a ring. Will you wear it, and when the war ends I will come for my bride."
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1908
George Hollister Jr.
ChildJune 1908

George Hollister Jr.

George Hollister Jr. was born on June 6, 1908 in New York …
George Hollister Jr. was born on June 6, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Hand of Fate (1914), The Swindler (1915) and The Arizona Kid (1929). He died on January 22, 1976 in San Diego, California, USA.
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1906
Doris Hollister
ChildDecember 1906

Doris Hollister

Doris Hollister was born on December 2, 1906 in New …
Doris Hollister was born on December 2, 1906 in New York, USA as Doris Ethel Hollister. She was an actress, known for Uncle Tom's Cabin (1913), The Alien (1913) and The Atheist (1913). She was married to Walter Lantz. She died on July 26, 1990 in Tustin, California, USA.
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1903
George K. Hollister
MarriageMarch 1903

George K. Hollister

George K. Hollister (March 7, 1873 – March 28, 1952) was an …
George K. Hollister (March 7, 1873 – March 28, 1952) was an American pioneer cinematographer.
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1886
Alice Hollister
BirthSeptember 1886

Alice Hollister

Alice Hollister was born.
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