American Actress

Alice Joyce

  • Oct 01, 1890 - Oct 09, 1955 (age 65)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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1955
Alice Joyce
PersonalOctober 1955

Alice Joyce

Alice Joyce passed away.
1933
Clarence Brown
MarriageMarch 1933

Clarence Brown

Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) …
Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director.
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1930
Song o' My Heart
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MovieJul 25, 1930

Song o' My Heart

Broken hearts in Ireland. Sean is a great tenor, in semi …
Broken hearts in Ireland. Sean is a great tenor, in semi-retirement, living in a village close to Mary, the woman he's always loved. Mary's aunt convinced her to marry a man for his money; he's has recently deserted her, leaving her penniless. She and her two children, Eileen and Tad, move in with the selfish and austere aunt and are miserable. Eileen is falling in love with Fergus, a young man who's off to Dublin to seek his fortune. Sean is drawn out of retirement and goes on tour in America. At his first concert, he's nervous and out of sorts until the last song, when peace descends on him like a gift. What has happened, and can family life be set right?
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He Knew Women
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MovieApr 18, 1930

He Knew Women

A Writer whose every whim is financed by rich widow. …
A Writer whose every whim is financed by rich widow. The writer seems to be insincere with her and he is loved by a poor women who is engaged to a wealthy man
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The Green Goddess
MovieFeb 13, 1930

The Green Goddess

An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife …
An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to execute his three half-brothers in neighboring India. His subjects believe that their Green Goddess has given them the lives of the three Brits as payment for the lives of the Rajah's brothers. They will execute them when the brothers are executed. Trahern and the Crespins must figure a way to use the Rajah's radio to call India for help.
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1929
The Squall
MovieMay 1, 1929

The Squall

The activities of Nubi (Myrna Loy), a minx-like, …
The activities of Nubi (Myrna Loy), a minx-like, Hungarian gypsy girl who, while on the run from her abusive husband, takes shelter in a farmhouse, where she seduces and holds in thrall all the male members of the family.
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1928
The Rising Generation
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MovieNov 1, 1928

The Rising Generation

A major and his wife return …
A major and his wife return from abroad and pose as servants to observe their adolescent children.
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The Noose
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MovieJan 29, 1928

The Noose

A crook blackmails a governor because of knowing his …
A crook blackmails a governor because of knowing his wife's dark past.
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13 Washington Square
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MovieJan 28, 1928

13 Washington Square

13 Washington Square is a 1928 American silent romantic …
13 Washington Square is a 1928 American silent romantic comedy drama film directed by Melville W. Brown, written by Harry O. Hoyt and Walter Anthony, and starring Jean Hersholt, Alice Joyce, and George J. Lewis. It is based on a play of the same name by Leroy Scott. The film was released on April 8, 1928 by Universal Pictures.
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1927
Sorrell and Son
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MovieNov 12, 1927

Sorrell and Son

Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit …
Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take work as a menial. Both his dignity and his health are damaged as he suffers under the exhausting labor and harsh treatment he receives as a hotel porter. But Sorrell thrives in the knowledge that his son will benefit from his labors. Sorrell has allowed the boy to believe his mother dead, but when the mother shows up, wanting to re-enter the young man's life, Sorrell must make hard decisions.
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1926
So's Your Old Man
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MovieOct 25, 1926

So's Your Old Man

Poor glazier Sam Bisbee has invented break-proof …
Poor glazier Sam Bisbee has invented break-proof glass. He intends to show it off to a convention of automobile men. Due to a mixup his car is switched with another and his demonstration toss of a brick simply breaks the car's windshield. On the way home he thinks a woman is trying to commit suicide and so prevents her. The woman is really Princess Lescaboura, who arrives in Bisbee's home town looking for him.
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The Ace of Cads
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MovieOct 11, 1926

The Ace of Cads

Chappel and Basil are both officers in the British …
Chappel and Basil are both officers in the British Guards and also close friends. They both fall in love with Eleanor. Basil is so smitten that he sets up a situation in which Eleanor believes that Chappel has another woman, and she chooses Basil. Chappel, devastated, turns to drink and is soon thrown out of the army in disgrace. Complications ensue.
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Beau Geste
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MovieAug 25, 1926

Beau Geste

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and …
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
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Dancing Mothers
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MovieMar 1, 1926

Dancing Mothers

Young girl becomes a "flapper", defying her parents and …
Young girl becomes a "flapper", defying her parents and the community.
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Mannequin
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MovieJan 11, 1926

Mannequin

Dim-witted nursemaid Annie Pogani, who loves …
Dim-witted nursemaid Annie Pogani, who loves children, steals a baby girl from Selene Herrick, a wealthy woman who cares more for auctions than for family life. The girl, known as Orchid, is reared by Annie in an East Side tenement; when Annie dies, Orchid finds work as a model in a fashionable shop, where she meets Martin Innesbrook, a reporter who is making his reputation by writing editorials against the practice of acquitting female criminals just because they are women. During a fight with Terry Allen, a low fellow more used to taking than to asking, Terry is inadvertently impaled on Orchid's brooch. She is brought to trial for murder and, after a difficult trial, found innocent. Her true identity is finally discovered, and she is reunited with her father, who was the judge at her trial. She and Martin look forward to walking the road of life together.
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1925
Stella Dallas
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MovieNov 16, 1925

Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper …
Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallases go their separate ways. Now confined to poverty, Stella must sacrifice her own life and happiness for the sake of her daughter.
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The Home Maker
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MovieAug 9, 1925

The Home Maker

A man's life seems to be falling apart. He's bored with his …
A man's life seems to be falling apart. He's bored with his job, gets passed over for a promotion and, when the pressures get to be too much, he tries to commit suicide, but he even fails at that and manages only to cripple himself instead of killing himself. Forced to stay at home, he finds the role of "househusband" enjoyable--until his wife takes a low-paying job with his old company, and rapidly rises up the corporate ladder.
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Headlines
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MovieJul 16, 1925

Headlines

Phyllis Dale, feature writer on a newspaper, keeps secret …
Phyllis Dale, feature writer on a newspaper, keeps secret the fact hat she has a grown daughter. This girl, "Bobby," is a regular jazz baby and when she is expelled from school for a prank she returns home but begins to pose as Phyllis' sister. Phyllis, however, tells her sweetheart, Lawrence Emmett, the truth, and Lawrence takes an interest in the girl and seeks to curb her. Bobby turns down easy-going Roger, the city editor, for a wealthy philanderer, Austen, whose wife is seeking evidence for a divorce. Bobby falls in love with Lawrence and tells her mother they are engaged. Stella, learning Bobby is to visit Austen at his apartment, follows her and is found by Austen's wife and to save Bobby assumes the appearance of guilt. Lawrence is heartbroken and Bobby, realizing her mother's sacrifice, is greatly chastened. Roger comes to the rescue and arranges to bring Stella and Lawrence together and there is a reconciliation and Bobby, having learned her lesson, is glad to accept Roger. - Moving Picture World, August 1, 1925.
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Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
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MovieFeb 23, 1925

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

Julian (Percy Marmont) is …
Julian (Percy Marmont) is a poor artist who lives with wife Edith (Alice Joyce) and their newborn baby in Harlem. Struggling to make ends meet, he foregoes his artistic calling and draws for magazines. Reaching his limits, Julian convinces his wife he could reach higher grounds if he were to go to Paris. He moves to Paris while his Edith works at a shop on Fifth Avenue. Each of their lives evolves differently-Edith is courted by a wealthy suitor whom she ignores while pining for her husband, while Julian fails to meet his goals in Paris, returning defeated three years later. The meeting highlight how different their routes have been.
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The Little French Girl
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MovieFeb 1, 1925

The Little French Girl

During the war Owen …
During the war Owen Bradley, pleading that his leave had been cancelled, fails to visit his home and sweetheart, Toppie, in England but spends his time with Madame Vervier, with whom he is infatuated. Owen is killed in action but in accordance with his promise, his brother Giles takes Madame Vervier's daughter to his mother in England, where she soon becomes a favorite and finally engaged to a viscount. In the meantime, Giles, who has always loved Toppie, tries in vain to win her and she finally enters a convent. To prevent her and aid Giles, Alix, Madame Vervier's daughter, tells Toppie the truth and Toppie denounces Madame Vervier as a bad woman. Giles has already learned that his brother was only one of many with whom Madame had affairs. This truth finally becomes known in England and the viscount breaks his engagement with Alix. When Toppie enters a convent, Giles realizes that he really loves Alix and returning to France finds Andre is attentive to her. He soon, however, learns the truth that Alix has always loved him (Giles), so he takes her in his arms. - Moving Picture World.
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1924
White Man
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MovieNov 1, 1924

White Man

About to be married to a wealthy South African mine owner …
About to be married to a wealthy South African mine owner whom she does not love, Lady Andrea Pellor rebels after she gets her bridal gown on, and seeing an airplane of the beach begs the aviator to take her away. He consents and takes her to his home in the jungle, where she is forced to stay, as the henchmen of his enemy the River Pirate have splintered the propeller and it takes weeks to send for a new one. The hero is a disappointed, disillusioned man seeking to forget and is only known as White Man. He respects her but treats he with a touch of brutality. Lady Andrea contracts jungle fever and her nurses her back to health, and they love each other but her training makes her hide it. The River Pirate pays them a visit and after a fight kidnaps Lady Andrea. White Man goes in his airplane, crashes through the roof of the house and rescues her. He then takes her back to civilization. He follows and turns out to be her brother's war buddy. Finally she confesses her love as he is about to return to the jungle. - Moving Picture World, November 22, 1925.
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The Passionate Adventure
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MovieJul 1, 1924

The Passionate Adventure

A rich man leaves his wife, …
A rich man leaves his wife, poses as a coster, and saves a factory girl from a crook.
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1923
The Green Goddess
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MovieAug 14, 1923

The Green Goddess

Three British subjects arrive in the land of the Rajah of …
Three British subjects arrive in the land of the Rajah of Rukh, during the time of the British Raj.
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1921
The Inner Chamber
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MovieSep 11, 1921

The Inner Chamber

Claire Robson, a girl without money, is annoyed by …
Claire Robson, a girl without money, is annoyed by another, and a third man steps in to try to protect her and does so. She instinctively loves him and he her, but a woman who has designs upon the kindly disposed individual tells Claire, the chap is married. Thereupon she misinterprets his actions and dismisses him. Then her mother is taken seriously ill and is saved by an Italian doctor. He makes violent love to the daughter. Out of thankfulness for what he has done for her mother, she consents to wed him. Upon their nuptial night he learns from a gossip what he believes to be true--a lie regarding his wife's former association with the good-natured chap. There is a scene and the husband shoots himself, but before dying he learns the truth. His death leaves the way clear for the two lovers to straighten out their mistake. - Moving Picture World, September 3, 1921.
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1920
James B. Regan
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James B. Regan

Married James B. Regan.
1919
The Vengeance of Durand
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MovieNov 15, 1919

The Vengeance of Durand

Henri Durand of the …
Henri Durand of the French nobility is insanely jealous of his beautiful American wife Marion's innocent conversations with her many male admirers. Durand provokes her suicide when, egged on by a rejected suitor of Marion's, he accuses her of having illicit relations with her visiting childhood friend, Tom Franklin. Twelve years later, when Tom returns after a long expedition, the vengeful Durand coaches his daughter Beatrice, who resembles Marion, to court Tom. After they become engaged, Durand forces Beatrice to flirt with other men, but when Tom, overcome with jealousy, is about to kill himself, Beatrice admits her real love for him. Durand is at first furious with Beatrice's supposed betrayal, but he is pacified when he receives a confession from Marion's refused suitor that absolves Tom of any guilt. Durand then permits the marriage of Beatrice and Tom.
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The Winchester Woman
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MovieSep 1, 1919

The Winchester Woman

Anne Winchester is acquitted in court of murdering her …
Anne Winchester is acquitted in court of murdering her husband, and leaves her Nashville hometown for a small community on Long Island, NY. She moves into a boarding house and changes her name to Wharton. She soon falls for David Brinton, a widower who owns the place, and her affections are reciprocated. Alan Woodward, who is after David's daughter Julia, recognizes Anne and threatens to expose her if she tries to interfere with his pursuit of Julia, as Anne knows he is only after her money. Anne nevertheless warns Julia about Alan, but Julia refuses to listen. Anne decides that stronger measures must be taken to save the daughter of the man she loves.
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The Spark Divine
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MovieJun 30, 1919

The Spark Divine

Due to her parents' coldness and constant struggle for social …
Due to her parents' coldness and constant struggle for social recognition, Marcia Van Arsdale grows into womanhood despising love. When mine owner Robert Jardine comes to New York, he causes the near bankruptcy of Marcia's father by manipulating the copper market. Marcia's parents bring about a marriage between their daughter and Robert, although Marcia makes it clear that she can never love. Marcia gives birth to a baby boy and is indifferent to the child until he is kidnapped one day. Marcia realizes her heart is filled with maternal love and also confesses her love for Robert. Christmas Eve brings only sadness to the Jardine home until Robert confesses that he arranged the kidnapping to kindle Marcia's emotional spark. The child returns to a happy family.
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The Third Degree
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MovieMay 19, 1919

The Third Degree

An expose of the methods used by a police-department to …
An expose of the methods used by a police-department to extract a confession from a suspect, regardless of innocence or guilt, and the effect and consequences on a family when an innocent member breaks under the interrogation methods and confesses to a crime he did not commit.
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The Lion and the Mouse
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MovieFeb 16, 1919

The Lion and the Mouse

John Burkett Ryder, "the …
John Burkett Ryder, "the richest man in the world," determines to discredit a judicial decision which works against the interest of his millions by discrediting its author, Judge Rossmore, and causes impeachment charges to be laid against him in Congress. Shirley Rossmore, the judge's daughter, learns of her father's trouble and returns home from Paris, where she has won success as a writer. She is loved by Jefferson Ryder, son of the magnate who is slowly killing her father. Determined to force the millionaire's hand, she publishes "The American Octopus" under a pseudonym, using Burkett's character as the central figure. He is attracted by the book and brings Shirley, whom he knows as Sarah Green, to his home to write his biography. This is the opportunity she is seeking, as it gives her a chance to obtain the two letters which will clear her father's name. Jefferson Ryder helps her secure the desired papers, but is discovered by his father and denounced as a thief. Shirley, who loves Jefferson, cannot stand to see him so branded and confesses her identity to his father. The "Lion" had long since been won by the charm of the "Mouse," and the story is cleared up in pleasing style. - Moving Picture World 1919.
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1918
To the Highest Bidder
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MovieJul 13, 1918

To the Highest Bidder

The story concerns a …
The story concerns a young girl who spends her entire life in trying to obtain money to pay off the mortgage on her farm. But the day comes when she can no longer meet the claims, and Jarvis, the man who holds the mortgage, gives her the alternative of selling herself to him in return for the land. She spurns his offer, but adopts a plan to sell herself in service for one year to the highest bidder. Her old sweetheart arrives too late to save her and later proves that he was not worthy of her. The year passes without her "master" claiming her. Then the girl learns that Jarvis had bought her services because he had really loved her and she, having learned to care for him, marries him. - New York Dramatic Mirror, July 27, 1918.
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The Triumph of the Weak
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MovieMay 13, 1918

The Triumph of the Weak

The opening picture finds …
The opening picture finds Edith (Alice Joyce) in prison where she has been for the last three years. She is a widow and her baby has been placed in an institution. She is paroled, finds her child and steals him from the asylum. After wandering around she finally obtains a position in a department store, where Jim Roberts, superintendent, falls in love with her. They are married, but she fails to tell him of her past. Mabel, also freed from prison, demands that Edith join with her and her side partner in a crime, under threat of exposing her past to Jim. Jordan, a friend of Jim's visits them. He is a detective, and recognizes Edith as a former thief. Further to involve her, Mable, hiding from the police, forces Edith to give her refuge in her home, where she immediately proceeds to steal everything in sight, money being her particular passion. Jordan tells Jim he is harboring a thief and he tells Edith she must leave, but Edith, still fearing Mabel, confesses to the theft of money and Mable is allowed to stay. The two men then plan to trap Mable by placing $400 in a desk. As Edith takes the money from the desk, lights are flashed on and she stands before the two men as the thief. The distracted girl now tells her husband of her first theft to save her baby and of her present attempt to keep her past from him. The men have a battle, the detective gets badly beaten up, but is moved by her great courage, gives her back to Jim and the child and through his efforts she obtains a free pardon. - Review from Variety, May 10, 1918.
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1917
Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation
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MovieApr 1, 1917

Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation

When the nation of …
When the nation of Ruthania declares war on the United States, an army of enemy soldiers invades the U.S. and captures New York. But the American forces have prepared adequately for such an...
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1916
Whom the Gods Destroy
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MovieDec 18, 1916

Whom the Gods Destroy

A tale set during the 1916 …
A tale set during the 1916 Irish Easter Rebellion against the British
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1915
Alice Moore
ChildNovember 1915

Alice Moore

Alice Moore was born on November 23, 1915 in …
Alice Moore was born on November 23, 1915 in New York, New York, USA as Alice Moore Miller. She was an actress, known for Woman Against the World (1937), Shopgirl's Evidence (1938) and Fighting Lady (1935). She died on May 7, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
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The Face of the Madonna
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MovieApr 19, 1915

The Face of the Madonna

Married to Tige, a …
Married to Tige, a gangster, Jane is widowed on her wedding day. She subsequently becomes an accomplice of her husband's father, who is a burglar. In the fashionable part of the city, the dissipation of Wallace, an artist, causes his wife to leave him. The artist refuses to allow her to take their child, but places it in an institution. Wallace is commissioned to paint a Madonna for the new cathedral. For a long time his searches in vain for a suitable model. Jane, pursued by a policeman who had seen her in the act of snatching a handbag, takes refuge in the grounds of the institution where Wallace has placed his baby. The infant's nurse places the child down for a few minutes. To throw her pursuers off the track. Jane picks the baby up and pretends to be its nurse. Wallace comes to see his child. He discovers it in Jane's arms. In the girl the man finds the very type he has been looking for. Wallace learns of Jane's ruse. By threatening to turn her over to the police, he induces the woman to pose for him. As the painting develops, Wallace discovers that he is inspired. The marvelous picture has a curious effect the baseness of the lives they had been leading. Wallace finds that he loves Jane. She, however, has learned of the misery he has caused his wife. Her better nature aroused by the painting, Jane induces Wallace to seek Edna out. The model goes to the institution which houses the artist's baby and succeeds in securing a position as nurse. Wallace finds his wife, but too late. The woman dies just before he reaches her side. Remorse-stricken, he vows to devote all his time to his child. Wallace hastens to the institution for his baby. He finds her in Jane's arms.
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1914
The School for Scandal
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MovieDec 21, 1914

The School for Scandal

On the eve of his …
On the eve of his departure for India, Sir Oliver entrusts his nephews, Charles and Joseph Surface, to the care of his friend, Sir Peter Teazle. Twenty-five years later finds Charles a wild character and a thorn in Sir Peter's side. Joseph, a smug hypocrite, is a favorite with the elderly bachelor. Sir Peter is captivated by Ann, a country squire's daughter, whom he meets by accident. Although many years his junior, the girl becomes his wife. Shortly afterwards, Sir Peter becomes the guardian of Maria, with whom Charles is deeply in love. Sir Peter frowns upon the young man's suit. Learning that Maria is immensely wealthy, Joseph resolves to marry her. Lady Sneerwell, in love with Charles, successfully conspires with Joseph and her secretary, Snake, to separate the sweethearts. Meanwhile, Lady Teazle leads Sir Peter a merry life. Sir Benjamin Backbite, a notorious gossip, chances to visit the Teazles while Sir Peter is remonstrating with his wife because of her extravagance. After listening to the war of words, Sir Benjamin departs for Lady Sneerwell's home, where he finds the members of the School for Scandal engaged in tearing the reputations of their friends to tatters. The most harmless incidents are twisted and distorted. As told by Sir Benjamin, the quarrel between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle wound up in blows. Sir Oliver, returning from abroad, determines to study the characters of his nephews. He informs Sir Peter of his intention of meeting each under an assumed identity. To Charles, Sir Oliver appears as Premium, a money lender. The result of the interview between nephew and uncle finds the latter delighted with Charles. Despite Sir Peter's friendship for him, Joseph makes desperate love to Lady Teazle. Due to the efforts of Joseph, Snake and Lady Sneerwell, Sir Peter is led to believe that Charles and Lady Teazle love each other. Sir Oliver, visiting Joseph in the guise of a poor relation, finds the young man an ungrateful cur. In the meantime Lady Teazle is induced by Joseph to call upon him at his apartments. It happens that Sir Peter, having drawn up a will leaving all his property to Lady Teazle, calls upon Joseph to ask his advice. Unable to leave without detection, Lady Teazle hides behind a screen. She thus hears of what her husband has done to provide for her comfort after his death. Sir Peter's words touch Lady Teazle's heart, filling her with remorse. The husband discovers that someone is concealed behind the screen. He is about to investigate, when Joseph hurriedly declares that it is a French milliner. Charles is announced. Not wishing to meet him. Sir Peter hides in a closet. In the conversation which ensues between the brothers, Sir Peter discovers that his suspicions concerning Lady Teazle and Charles are unfounded. Lady Teazle, on the other hand, learns of Joseph's hypocrisy. Charles discovers Sir Peter in the closet just as Joseph learns that Lady Sneerwell is calling. While the hypocrite endeavors to warn her away, Charles and Sir Peter determine to have a look at the milliner. The resultant discovery astounds Sir Peter. Lady Teazle, thrusting aside Joseph's lying excuses with contempt, confesses the flirtation she has carried on with him. Lady Sneerwell gets an inkling of what has taken place. At once the wildest rumors are circulated by the members of the School for Scandal. These have it that both Sir Peter and Joseph had been shot, stabbed or horsewhipped. The gossip-mongers who hasten to Sir Peter's house to offer condolences, are astounded to find him alive and well. Joseph, arriving at Sir Peter's home in an effort to seek forgiveness, learns the real identity of the "poor relation" who had visited him. With the news that he has been disinherited comes a second blow when he hears that Sir Peter has consented to the marriage of Charles and Maria. As a last card, Joseph brings Lady Sneerwell to the scene. The woman declares that Charles has promised to make her his wife. Snake, however, turns traitor and confesses the plot to discredit Charles. Lady Teazle, giving Joseph and Lady Sneerwell a bitter rebuke, dismisses them. Realizing the many discomforts she has caused her husband, Lady Teazle promises to henceforth be a dutiful wife.
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The Riddle of the Green Umbrella
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MovieNov 9, 1914

The Riddle of the Green Umbrella

Helmar, an eccentric old …
Helmar, an eccentric old professor, owns a green umbrella, the handle of which was once a portion of a deadly instrument used by the Borgias. Lloyd and Reynolds, two young professors, are rivals for the hand of Dorothy, Helmar's daughter. Reynolds is discovered to have misappropriated the funds of the college by Helmar and Lloyd. He is ordered to return the money within twenty-four hours. Reynolds has been experimenting with racinus, the deadliest poison known. Merely inhaling it causes death. Helmar enters a barber shop the following day. Reynolds, disguised as a tramp, follows. Later, when the barber finishes shaving Helmar, he discovers the professor is dead. Madelyn Mack takes charge of the case. She suspects Reynolds. The latter has cleverly fastened the crime upon Lloyd by means of the green umbrella. Aided by a vocaphone and a detectaphone, she secures positive evidence of Reynolds' guilt. Disguised as a chambermaid, Madelyn enters the man's apartment. He captures her, however, and announces his intention of giving her a hypodermic which will deprive her of her memory. The man sneeringly tells the helpless girl that he murdered Helmar by placing racinus in his shaving mug. The professor inhaled the fumes of the drug and perished. Just as Reynolds is about to give Madelyn the memory-depriving drug, the girl, picking up a vial standing on the table, dashes it into his face. It contains racinus. Reynolds crumples up just as detectives, who have overheard his confession, enter.
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Tom Moore
MarriageMay 1914

Tom Moore

Thomas J. "Tom" Moore (May 1, 1883 – February 12, 1955) …
Thomas J. "Tom" Moore (May 1, 1883 – February 12, 1955) was an Irish-American actor and director. He appeared in at least 186 motion pictures from 1908 to 1954. Frequently cast as the romantic lead, he starred in silent movies as well as in some of the first talkies.
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A Celebrated Case
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MovieMay 1, 1914

A Celebrated Case

Foster sister of the Duchess d'Aubeterre, Madeline, …
Foster sister of the Duchess d'Aubeterre, Madeline, marries Jean Renaud, a French soldier, and has a daughter named Adrienne. Five years later, on a battlefield, Renaud is entrusted by the Count de Moray with jewels and papers proving that Adrienne is his heir. After Moray's death, Renaud gives everything to Madeline and then returns to the battle. Lazarre, who had followed Renaud, then goes to Madeline and demands the jewels. Madeline's refusal awakens Adrienne, but Madeline quiets her by saying that her father is home. When Madeline still refuses Lazarre's request, he stabs her. Later, Adrienne tells the neighbors that her father had just been with her mother. Renaud is sentenced to prison for life, after which the Duchess adopts Adrienne. Many years later, Adrienne re-encounters her father and eventually the true murderer is revealed and Renaud is pardoned.
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The Dance of Death
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MovieApr 27, 1914

The Dance of Death

Because of Richard's indolent habits, Mabel refuses to …
Because of Richard's indolent habits, Mabel refuses to marry him. To show his ability to make good, the boy leaves for one of the South Sea islands as secretary to the U.S. Consul. Richard meets Sahki, a native dancing girl. Shortly afterwards, he makes her his wife according to the native rites. Sahki's heart almost breaks when Richard later tells her he must return home. Although he promises to return shortly, the boy forgets Sahki when he meets Mabel upon his return to the States. Mabel agrees to marry Richard. On the island of Maukalu, Sahki, with her newborn babe in her arms, waits for her lover's return. Langbaum, a theatrical manager, comes to the island and sees Sahki dancing before her child. The man induces her to come to America and go on the stage. Because it will take her near Richard, Sahki leaves her home. Nahaku, her sister, goes with her. The night before their wedding, Richard and Mabel go to the theater. Richard is thunderstruck when he discovers Sahki on the stage. The girl does the "Dance of Death." The weird dance scores a tremendous success. Sahki is compelled to respond to the demand for an encore. Just as the music commences, her eyes fall upon Richard; intuition tells her he has proven faithless. Sahki throws herself into the dance, holding the audience spellbound. At the climax, she raises her knife and plunges it into her heart. Consternation reigns when it is discovered that the "Dance of Death" has ended in grim reality. Richard hastens to the dressing room. He clasps Sahki in his arms just as she breathes her last. Nabaku grimly places his child in the man's arms. Thus Mabel finds him. The remorse-stricken man tells her the dreadful story. Filled with pity, Mabel takes the infant from Richard's arms and promises to love it as though it were her own.
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1913
The Christian
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MovieSep 1, 1913

The Christian

When Christian, a city toiler, receives a letter from his …
When Christian, a city toiler, receives a letter from his dying mother requesting him to be just and righteous and lift up the fallen and help the weak, he ponders long. His mother, his sainted mother, is dying. The youth leaves his humble room and despondently departs for the waterfront. As he approaches he sees the figure of a woman kneeling in supplication. Something tragic in her appearance holds him spellbound. Suddenly she arises. It is a young girl. As she is about to plunge into the seething waters below Christian darts forward and saves Esther, a city unfortunate. The beautiful girl sobs out her pitiful story. She has no home; she is scorned and shunned. Christian takes her to his humble room. She slumbers locked securely in the room while he rests outside the door, his head pillowed on his coat. In the morning they are driven from the house. Christian swears to protect this girl. They start into the country as brother and sister. A farmer gives them refreshment. They tarry. Esther helps about the house while the sturdier Christian works in the fields. He is startled when he finds his love for the girl is not that of a brother's and realizes that she is the only woman in the world. Then comes the shock. Fate throws Worldly, a city idler, their way. He is injured and Esther recognizes him. As she tenderly nurses him back to health Worldly realizes his great love for the girl. He soon recovers and they are wed. As they leave, Christian wearily trudges toward the house. The farmer and his wife follow and enter softly. Christian leans forward, his head resting on his arm, and his mother's letter in his hand. They gently raise him. Christian is dead.
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A Thief in the Night
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MovieJul 16, 1913

A Thief in the Night

The husband comes home ill and when the doctor is …
The husband comes home ill and when the doctor is summoned he leaves medicine with directions that it be given to the invalid every half hour. Night comes on and the wife prepares for a lonely vigil that she may faithfully administer the medicine. In the still hours of the early morning a thief breaks into the library. The wife starts at the sound and breaks the bottle. She knows that if the husband learns of the presence of the intruder he will succumb to the shock. There is no telephone in the house and as the nearest neighbor is almost a block away the woman is frantic when she discovers it is time to give the medicine. She pursues the only course and appeals to the thief. The latter, fearing a trap, will not listen to the request and proceeds to fill a sack with loot, seeing that the wife is defenseless. Stepping to the curtain he realizes the seriousness of the woman's predicament and finally consents to secure a new supply of medicine from the doctor. When the burglar is admitted to the doctor's house he hides his sack of stolen goods, which is discovered by the town constable. Recognizing an old offender, the officer trails the thief when he returns to deliver the medicine. The husband's life is saved by the thief's timely arrival and when the constable would lead his prisoner away, the wife declares that she has presented the crook with the valuables in reward for his services.
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The American Princess
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MovieMar 31, 1913

The American Princess

Tom Whitney, connected …
Tom Whitney, connected with the American embassy at Trendary, meets the Princess Alexa and promptly loses his heart. Sometime later the Princess goes shooting and accidentally wounds the young American who is passing through the woods. The injury is a slight one and the young people establish a bond of friendship which soon ripens into love. Tom is called back to America. He writes to Alexa, asking if she is willing to come to the United States and become his wife. The Princess decides to sign away her title and when she informs her father, the infuriated king locks her in her room, under guard. Alexa, however, escapes with the assistance of her maid and flees to America. At New York, Alexa is met by Tom, who drives her to a little church where a quiet ceremony is performed. The girl has had no time to secure suitable wardrobe and a visit is paid to the famous Lucile establishment, where many beautiful gowns are purchased. In Washington Tom lavishes presents upon Alexa and is soon in dire financial straits. He is approached by an international spy who induces him to copy certain secret plans. Tom is about to fall from grace when Alexa discovers the situation. By selling her jewels and paying Tom's creditors she thwarts the scheme of the spy and informs her husband, "I am no longer a Princess, just your plain American wife."
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The Cub Reporter's Temptation
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MovieJan 25, 1913

The Cub Reporter's Temptation

The Police Department …
The Police Department learns that certain criminals are in the city, and Spider, a stool pigeon, is sent out to make inquiry regarding their proposed operations. An "upstairs job" is planned and the crooks reach the top of a building by way of a fire-escape. Spider, who has joined the party, remains below, acting as lookout and officers arrive through prearranged plans. Several policemen ascend the fire-escape, while others wait below. All of the crooks are captured, except the one who has the custody of the loot, a package of money, and this is dropped down a chimney by the desperate man who is pursued over the house-tops and fears that he will he caught with the goods. The burglar is apprehended when he readies the alley and a search of the gang at headquarters proves futile. Bud Collins, who supports his sister, works as cub reporter on "The Star." While he sits at his fireplace, brooding over his meager salary, the package of money rolls to his feet and the young people regard it as a gift from heaven. The Police Department is in a quandary. The criminals have practically been caught in the act but even the third degree fails to develop the hiding place of the tool. The City Editor of "The Star" wishes a special article on the subject and as his best reporters are out on assignments, there is no one to send but Bud. Bud rushes home and tells his sister. He says that the money is theirs, but the sister finally induces him to return it. Bud therefore accomplishes a "scoop" for his paper and when the money is returned to the owner, the latter is impressed with Bud's honesty and offers him a promising position.
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The Nurse at Mulberry Bend
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MovieJan 20, 1913

The Nurse at Mulberry Bend

Rose, a nurse at the …
Rose, a nurse at the Central Hospital, becomes interested in hygienics and devotes her leisure hours to study. The ambitious girl discovers that her health is becoming impaired and she is advised to take a vacation. She therefore visits her cousin Lilly in New York and improvises a laboratory where she continues her studies. Lilly, giving most of her attention to social affairs, is inclined to ridicule her serious-minded cousin but Dr. Leslie, who has been very attentive to Lilly, finds that the visitor is an unusual young woman and soon his affections are transferred. Naturally a barrier arises between the cousins and Rose is about to leave Lilly's house when a series of unexpected incidents delay her departure from the city. Angelina, a young Italian mother, finds that she cannot properly care for her sick baby as she earns a livelihood by selling lace from door to door. She leaves the infant in the care of its grandmother and while offering her wares to Rose, tells her pitiful story to the young nurse. Rose's sympathies are aroused and she visits the squalid home in Mulberry Bend. There she is startled by the prevailing conditions and the baby's father enters while the nurse is establishing some hygienic measures. The ignorant Italian, fearing that the baby will die, tells Rose that he will hold her responsible and locks her in the room. Seeing that she must have skillful assistance, Rose succeeds in sending a message to Dr. Leslie, who forces his way into the tenement with an officer. The crisis passes and when the baby's recovery is assured the Italian is pacified. When Rose returns to the hospital it is to present her resignation and inform her friends that she has entered into a permanent contract with the medical profession.
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1912
A Business Buccaneer
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MovieDec 27, 1912

A Business Buccaneer

Agnes is the trusted secretary of the president of the …
Agnes is the trusted secretary of the president of the Hopewell Rubber Company and is in love with Tom, the president's son. Tom returns from South America with a new formula for the manufacture of rubber. Newspaper reporters visit the vessel when it arrives in quarantine but succeed in securing little information from the young manufacturer. However, from advice they have gathered they take it upon themselves to publish an article calling attention to Tom's possession of the new formula. When the article comes to the notice of Hasting, the manager of a rival rubber company, he becomes alarmed and determines to secure the formula by strategy. He is given a cold reception when he attempts to bribe Agnes and therefore, resorting to desperate means, he employs two accomplices to assist him in entering the office of the Hopewell Company. That night Agnes and Tom go for a drive and take her pet dog along with them. As they pass the office building they notice a light in the window and go up to investigate. They discover Hastings and his men busy at the safe and they are made prisoners in the private office. Tom and Agnes succeed in removing their bonds and attempt to write a note beseeching help. They can find neither pencil nor pen and fear that the noise of the typewriter will alarm the robbers. Agnes therefore places a blank record on the phonograph, dictates a cry for help, and the cylinder is placed around the dog's neck. The dog, lowered from the window, runs to the Hopewell home. Hopewell's butler discovers the phonographic record and places it on the machine. He arouses his employer and both hasten to the office, accompanied by two policemen, in time to liberate Agnes and Tom and affect the capture of the criminals.
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The Finger of Suspicion
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MovieDec 16, 1912

The Finger of Suspicion

Robert Wallace, a …
Robert Wallace, a promising young attorney, writes to his fiancée, Kathleen, informing her that he has secured a position in the west and that she must hurry her preparations for their wedding in order that they may leave at once. Kathleen, who lives with her invalid sister, Adele, finds that he must make an important decision. She finally decides that her duly is with the sister and she therefore writes to Robert as follows: "You know that I love you, but my duty is with Adele. This is your great chance. Go and God bless you." That night Robert comes to the little cottage and meets Kathleen on the porch. He draws forth the note and asks if her decision is final. When he finds that she cannot be moved he exclaims, "Only your sister stands between us!" In the little sitting room Adele hears the exclamation of her sister's sweetheart and is heartbroken. Robert, informing Kathleen that he will leave at once, enters the sitting room to say goodbye to Adele. The housekeeper, passing through the room, sees the young attorney leaning over the invalid's chair and nervously lingering a glass on the table. When Robert leaves, Adele is found dead. The housekeeper calls attention to what she has seen, and, despite the protests of Kathleen, a police officer is summoned, with the coroner. Robert is arrested. At the trial it is found that the circumstantial evidence is not strong enough to convict Robert. He writes a note to Kathleen saying that although he has been acquitted many think him guilty and he is leaving for the west on the afternoon train. In her sorrow, Kathleen takes from the bookcase a book of poems which she has been in the habit of reading to her sick sister. In the book she finds a note, reading, "You have faithfully fulfilled the promise you gave our mother and I am going to set you free. The little powder I have kept for months gently shows the way. Adele." Kathleen hastens to the station and overtakes Robert, who now finds that his name has been cleared forever.
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A Daughter's Sacrifice
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MovieDec 4, 1912

A Daughter's Sacrifice

Old Tom Wells is a victim …
Old Tom Wells is a victim of drink and is unable to pay the rent when Steve, the young landlord, appears on the scene. Steve's stormy interview is broken by the appearance of Alice, Tom's daughter, whom the landlord has made many unsuccessful efforts to court. Alice, who has given her promise to Martin, an industrious young farmer, entreats with her father to overcome his weakness. Wells, knowing he will he dispossessed, becomes desperate and starts for the village to secure money. He is tempted to steal Steve's horse, but is discovered by the landlord, who declares that he will have the old man imprisoned if he does not force Alice to consent to the marriage. The unhappy father therefore refuses to permit Martin to visit Alice to whom he explains that he is in the power of the landlord. Alice sacrifices her happiness and marries Steve. Wells makes his home with the young couple but finds that he is in the way. Steve is harsh and oftentimes cruel and the old man is finally obliged to leave the farm. Meanwhile, Martin, heartbroken, leaves for the village as he is unable to bear the sight of the old places where he has known so much happiness. Wells, in his journey, falls by the wayside and dispatches a note to Martin, beseeching him to look after the unhappy daughter. Steve meets a young woman with whom he determines to elope and he returns home to secure his money. He discovers Alice weeping over an old photograph of Martin and he attacks her. Martin, fulfilling his trust, arrives on the scene and is confronted With Steve's revolver. In the straggle the pistol is accidentally discharged and the unfaithful husband is killed. As the days pass. Alice forgets her unhappiness in the true love of Martin.
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A Battle of Wits
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MovieNov 25, 1912

A Battle of Wits

While at work in the woods, Tom meets Sue. Tug, who …
While at work in the woods, Tom meets Sue. Tug, who seeks to win the girl's hand, becomes insanely jealous when he learns of her friendship for Tom. The mountaineer inflames Sue's father against the surveyor and the old man forbids Tom to visit the premises. Some time later, Tug is given some mail addressed to Sue. Opening one of the letters, he discovers it to be a message from a promoter who has discovered that the railroad intends to lay its tracks through the girl's land. Meeting the promoter, Tug represents himself as Sue's husband and receives $10,000 on an option for the right-of-way. When Tom learns of this piece of crookedness, he hastens to the Elwood cabin. Tug, however, has poisoned old Elwood's mind and the two attack the surveyor, making him a prisoner. Tom is placed in an outbuilding until his captors can decide upon his fate. Sue, who has been locked in her room because of her refusal to marry Tug, succeeds in escaping and sees the two men imprisoning her lover. She liberates Tom and the two start for the village, where they meet the promoter and explain the situation. The treachery of Tug is exposed and Sue's father consents to allow her to marry Tom.
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The Young Millionaire
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MovieNov 13, 1912

The Young Millionaire

John Harris, a crippled …
John Harris, a crippled young millionaire, breaks his engagement with Sarah Curtis when he discovers that she has been attracted by his wealth and covertly mocks him because of his affliction. Harris determines to put his club friends to the test and has an article published to the effect that he has lost his fortune. When the article appears Harris' former friends desert him. Disgusted with the shallowness of society Harris takes quarters in a tenement, hoping to discover true friendship among the poor. In the meantime Anna Newton, a benevolent young woman of means, decides to write an article on tenement life and finds a room in the game building. The agent who conducts her to her quarters wishes to become better acquainted and forces his attentions on the young woman. Her cries attract Harris who hastens to the scene. But the crippled millionaire is no match for the rough agent, who throws the young man to the floor and stuns him. Anna secures help and bears Harris to his room. She secretly engages a doctor, who finds some time later that Harris' accident permits his broken limb to be reset. Harris leaves the tenement upon his recovery but he cannot forget his kind friend. He returns just as Anna has completed her story and is about to leave the tenement. Harris tells her that he has secured a position as secretary in a household which also needs a governess and he induces her to accompany him. Anna does so, feeling that she must now confess that she has deceived the poor (?) young man. When they arrive at the Harris mansion the butler addresses his master before the millionaire can warn him and his secret is discovered. Anna now has a confession to make and the adventure culminates in a visit to a nearby parsonage.
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The County Fair
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MovieOct 21, 1912

The County Fair

Jim Burke, a side showman, is attracted by the pretty face …
Jim Burke, a side showman, is attracted by the pretty face of Mary, a country girl who has come to visit the fair. He sends her a note proposing a meeting. The inexperienced country girl, flattered by the attention of the showman, joins him and they arrange to elope. Lazelle, the sweetheart of Burke, overhears the conversation and tells John, Mary's suitor, of the proposed elopement. John goes to warn Mary's parents but finds they have gone to the fair. Running down the road, John meets Mary's father and mother on the way back from the fair. He tells them of Mary's proposed elopement and states that a strange buggy has just driven down the road toward the depot. A wild ride toward the railroad station takes place and Mary's parents arrive just as the young girl is about to board the train. The error she is about to make is impressed upon Mary and she agrees to return home. Just as the train is pulling out, Burke arrives and seeing his plans have been frustrated, he boards the last car. Realizing her fortunate escape, Mary concludes John is a safer companion than a traveling showman.
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The Street Singer
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MovieSep 13, 1912

The Street Singer

Our story opens with a scene on Fifth Avenue, New York, in …
Our story opens with a scene on Fifth Avenue, New York, in the neighborhood of 34th Street, where a small crowd is gathered about Papita, a little street singer, who stands holding her father's hand, singing to the assembled men and boys. Suddenly Papita's father falls and upon the arrival of the ambulance it is discovered that he has died from heart failure. Carl, a young musician, who has been attracted by Papita's singing, observes the plight of the little street singer, and takes her to his home, where the exquisite quality of her voice impresses both Carl and his mother. Ten years pass by and the voice of the little street singer continues to improve. Carl finally decides to take her to a great vocal teacher. After a few months under the instruction of the master, Papita makes her appearance in the drawing-room of a rich patron of music. The wonderful promise of the fair singer impresses them all and Mrs. Burleigh, a lady of means, offers to give Papita a musical education abroad. Papita leaves for Europe and after three years of hard study under the leading teachers, she returns to America and makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House. Carl visits the opera and sends his card in to Papita. The card is intercepted by Mrs. Burleigh, who meets him and informs him that Papita does not wish to be bothered. Carl becomes ill, brooding over Papita's apparent ingratitude. Papita, after scoring an immense success at her debut, feels there is something lacking to complete her happiness and, alone, she goes in search of Carl and his mother. Arriving at the former home of Carl, she learns that his mother died some time ago and the neighbors have no knowledge of the son. While walking through the street she hears the sound of a violin and readily recognizes that it is Carl playing her favorite air. Entering the house she climbs the stairs, locates the unhappy musician and proves to him that her heart is true.
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The Octoroon
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MovieFeb 19, 1912

The Octoroon

In the period before the Civil War, a young man returns …
In the period before the Civil War, a young man returns to his hometown of New Orleans after having been gone for a long time. He soon meets and falls in love with an "octoroon", a young woman who is one-eighth black. However, since the "one-drop" laws--anyone having as little as one drop of "Negro" blood in them is still considered black, and therefore subject to be sold as a slave--are still in effect, the girl is sold at auction and purchased by an evil and murderous overseer. The young man sets out to free his love from the clutches of the evil slaver.
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The Russian Peasant
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MovieJan 17, 1912

The Russian Peasant

Dimitri and his sister, Amuska, stopped before the gate of …
Dimitri and his sister, Amuska, stopped before the gate of the Brokoff estate. Even the sight of life, which knew not hunger and want, was a relief to these impoverished peasants. With no thought of trespassing, they watched the gaiety of the land owner and his family. At that moment a cruel groom appeared and was about to strike the young woman, when Dimitri shielded her with his arms. The Princess Olga, Brokoff's daughter, happened to be riding by when she saw this heartless attack upon the two peasants and quickly came to their rescue, bidding the groom be gone. This gained for her the eternal gratitude of the young Dimitri. A few days later as Dimitri and his aged father were gathering wood, a stray bullet from the rifle of a nobleman engaged in a pigeon shoot, wounded the old man. Dimitri rushed to his father's side and the young man's outcry of dismay brought the nobleman, who merely gave their victim a glance of contempt and passed by in the manner of the Pharisee. When Dimitri had assisted his father to their cottage, he came upon the highway and met a large party of rebellious peasants, who had prepared a petition, demanding a living wage from the land owners. Prince Brokoff and his friends happened by, read the petition and scornfully refused to consider it. This caused a spirit of anarchy among the peasants who set forth to take the Brokoff estate by storm. In vain Dimitri argued with them the futility of their attack. Finding he could accomplish nothing, he ran quickly to the nobleman's castle and forced his way into the banquet hall, where he endeavored to picture to Brokoff the horrors of the coming rebellion. There was but one listening ear, that of a dignitary of the church, who went to the steps and by his presence, which always had a strong influence upon the peasantry, induced them to depart. The Princess Olga had already been given an insight into the conditions of the people and now Dimitri's bravery appealed to her so strongly that she persuaded her father to give the peasantry an audience, which resulted in the institution of new conditions.
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1890
Alice Joyce
BirthOctober 1890

Alice Joyce

Alice Joyce was born.
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