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Betty Compson

  • Mar 19, 1897 - Apr 18, 1974 (age 77)
  • 5' 3" (1.59 m)
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1974
Betty Compson
PersonalApril 1974

Betty Compson

Betty Compson passed away.
1948
Here Comes Trouble
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MovieMar 15, 1948

Here Comes Trouble

A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed …
A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and ...
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1947
Hard Boiled Mahoney
MovieApr 26, 1947

Hard Boiled Mahoney

The Bowery Boys---Slip , Sach, Bobby, Gabe, Whitey, and …
The Bowery Boys---Slip , Sach, Bobby, Gabe, Whitey, and Chuck---accidentally enter the detective business with the disappearance of a beautiful girl, Eleanor Williams, as their first case to solve. They are retained by Selena, who says she is the missing girl's sister. The disappearance is doubly puzzling because Eleanor has just learned that her long-lost husband, Tom Williams, is returning from South America. Slip and Company trace Eleanor to the apartment of Dr. Rolfe Carter, to whom she first went when Tom was reported missing three years earlier. Slip witnesses the doctor's murder, but does not know who fired the fatal shot. Slip and his friends learn that Dr. Carter was a pseudo-psychic, who was into blackmailing his clients. He is linked with syndicate-chief Armand. The latter, and his henchman, knowing that Slip has information regarding Carter's murder, set out to kill the boys.
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1944
Silvius Jack Gall
MarriageAugust 1944

Silvius Jack Gall

Married Silvius Jack Gall.
1941
Escort Girl
MovieNov 4, 1941

Escort Girl

A pair of nightclub owners run a string of escort bureaus …
A pair of nightclub owners run a string of escort bureaus where men pay for the "companionship" of young women. The district attorney sends an undercover agent to infiltrate the bureaus.
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Invisible Ghost
MovieApr 25, 1941

Invisible Ghost

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his …
The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
MovieJan 31, 1941

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Sophisticated New York couple David and Annie Smith have …
Sophisticated New York couple David and Annie Smith have an unusual marriage with an inordinate number of rules and regulations. One rule entitles them to ask each other one question per month which the other must answer completely honestly. Annie asks David if he would marry her again if he could have the time over again and David confides that he misses his freedom and so probably wouldn't. Later that day, an official from the town where they got married calls to see David. He explains that owing to a state boundary dispute, all couples married between 1936 and 1939 in the county were not legally married. David decides to have fun with this fact, but unbeknown to him, the county official calls to see Annie too and disaster results.
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1939
Mad Youth
MovieAug 24, 1939

Mad Youth

A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her …
A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.
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1938
Under the Big Top
MovieAug 31, 1938

Under the Big Top

A pretty young circus trapeze artist is pushed by her …
A pretty young circus trapeze artist is pushed by her domineering aunt to be the best aerialist in the world. When she begins to fall for one of the two men in her act, her mother ...
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A Slight Case of Murder
MovieFeb 26, 1938

A Slight Case of Murder

Prohibition's ban on booze is …
Prohibition's ban on booze is over, and that means bootlegger Remy Marco must make some changes. Don't go calling his beer-peddling enterprise a racket. It's now a business. Employees are no longer lugs or palookas, they're associates. And don't refer to Marco as da boss. Use sir.
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Blondes at Work
MovieFeb 5, 1938

Blondes at Work

Blondes at Work is a 1938 American crime mystery film …
Blondes at Work is a 1938 American crime mystery film directed by Frank McDonald and written by Albert DeMond. The film stars Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane. This is the fourth film in a series of Torchy Blane movies by Warner Bros. It was released on February 6, 1938. The film is followed by Torchy Blane in Panama.
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1936
The Millionaire Kid
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MovieMar 14, 1936

The Millionaire Kid

The Millionaire Kid is young Tommy Neville whose wealthy …
The Millionaire Kid is young Tommy Neville whose wealthy parents, Thomas and Gloria Neville are preparing to fight it out in divorce court.Tommy runs away from home. The private detective assigned to watch him tells Mrs. Neville he has been kidnapped. She immediately suspects her husband. Meanwhile, Tommy is selling newspapers in another city. He is attacked by a bully, and is rescued by gangster Terry Mallon and his daughter Kitty. Unaware of his identity, they take him to their beach home. Reporter Breezy Benson is sent to interview Mrs. Neville about the divorce, and is fired when she won't talk to him. He meets Kitty at the beach and is intrigued by her. He meets her father, who is curious but not suspicious as news of the alleged kidnapping has not been reported.
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1935
False Pretenses
MovieOct 22, 1935

False Pretenses

A girl who's just lost her job meets a drunk millionaire on a …
A girl who's just lost her job meets a drunk millionaire on a bridge who's just lost his money. They go back to his house, and eventually come up with a plan to benefit them both: he'll ...
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1933
Irving Weinberg
MarriageDecember 1933

Irving Weinberg

Married Irving Weinberg.
1931
The Gay Diplomat
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MovieAug 22, 1931

The Gay Diplomat

Captain Orloff is sent to Bucharest to capture a Mata Hari type …
Captain Orloff is sent to Bucharest to capture a Mata Hari type of spy, but many different women fit the bill and are attractive enough to make one question one's allegiance.
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Three Who Loved
MovieJul 3, 1931

Three Who Loved

John Hanson (Conrad Nagel) is a bank teller and invests in …
John Hanson (Conrad Nagel) is a bank teller and invests in stocks. He and his best friend (another bank teller) Phil Wilson (Robert Ames) live at a boarding house run by his Swedish ...
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The Lady Refuses
MovieMar 8, 1931

The Lady Refuses

A wealthy London nobleman hires a pretty but poor young girl to …
A wealthy London nobleman hires a pretty but poor young girl to distract his playboy son from marrying a golddigger. Complications ensue when the girl and the father begin to fall for each other, and things get even more complicated when the son declares his love for her, too.
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1930
She Got What She Wanted
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MovieNov 9, 1930

She Got What She Wanted

She Got What She Wanted …
She Got What She Wanted is an American pre-Code early talking film comedy-drama directed by James Cruze and starring his actress wife Betty Compson. The film was made for Tiffany Pictures with Cruze and Compson having recently completed The Great Gabbo (1929).
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The Spoilers
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MovieSep 20, 1930

The Spoilers

While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) …
While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) meets beautiful Helen Chester (Kay Johnson), who soon becomes his sweetheart. Glenister is one of several owners of a lucrative ...
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Inside the Lines
MovieJul 5, 1930

Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines is a 1930 American Pre-Code spy drama film …
Inside the Lines is a 1930 American Pre-Code spy drama film starring Betty Compson, Ralph Forbes, and Mischa Auer. Directed by Roy Pomeroy (who also was the associate producer) from a screenplay by John Farrow and Ewart Adamson, which in turn was based on the 1915 Broadway play of the same name by Earl Derr Biggers. This version is a remake of the 1918 silent version, also with the same name. This film exists in the public domain because the claimants did not renew the copyright after 28 years.
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Midnight Mystery
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MovieMay 30, 1930

Midnight Mystery

Midnight Mystery is a 1930 American mystery film …
Midnight Mystery is a 1930 American mystery film directed by George B. Seitz, from a screenplay by Beulah Marie Dix, adapted from the play Hawk Island by Howard Irving Young. Betty Compson starred, leading an ensemble cast which included Hugh Trevor, Lowell Sherman, Rita La Roy, Ivan Lebedeff, Raymond Hatton, June Clyde and Marcelle Corday.
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Those Who Dance
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MovieApr 19, 1930

Those Who Dance

Those Who Dance is a 1930 American Pre-Code crime …
Those Who Dance is a 1930 American Pre-Code crime film produced and distributed by Warner Bros., directed by William Beaudine, and starring Monte Blue, Lila Lee, William "Stage" Boyd and Betty Compson. It is a remake of the 1924 silent film Those Who Dance starring Bessie Love and Blanche Sweet. The story, written by George Kibbe Turner, was based on events which actually took place among gangsters in Chicago.
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1929
The Show of Shows
MovieNov 21, 1929

The Show of Shows

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered …
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appear actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway and of course the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts.
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Woman to Woman
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MovieNov 1, 1929

Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman is a 1929 British drama film directed by Victor …
Woman to Woman is a 1929 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Betty Compson, George Barraud and Juliette Compton. The film was an adaptation of the play Woman to Woman by Michael Morton which had previously been made into a film in 1923.
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The Great Gabbo
MovieSep 12, 1929

The Great Gabbo

The Great Gabbo (1929) is an American Pre-Code early …
The Great Gabbo (1929) is an American Pre-Code early sound musical drama film directed by James Cruze, based on a story ("The Rival Dummy") by Ben Hecht and starring Erich von Stroheim and Betty Compson.
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Street Girl
MovieJul 30, 1929

Street Girl

Street Girl is a 1929 pre-Code musical film directed by …
Street Girl is a 1929 pre-Code musical film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Betty Compson, John Harron and Jack Oakie. It was adapted by Jane Murfin from "The Viennese Charmer", a short story by William Carey Wonderly. While it was the first film made by RKO Radio Pictures, its opening was delayed until after Syncopation, making it RKO's second release. It was very successful at the box office, accounting for almost half of RKO's profits for the entire year.
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The Time, the Place and the Girl
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MovieJul 8, 1929

The Time, the Place and the Girl

A musical comedy that …
A musical comedy that follows the progress of a college All America football player, Jim Crane(Grant Withers), whose swollen head is deflated when, after graduating , he takes a job as a ...
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On with the Show!
MovieMay 28, 1929

On with the Show!

A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all …
A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.
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Weary River
MovieFeb 10, 1929

Weary River

Weary River is a 1929 American romantic drama film directed …
Weary River is a 1929 American romantic drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, and William Holden. Produced and distributed by First National Pictures, the film is a part-talkie, part-silent hybrid made at the changeover from silent to sound movies. Based on a story by Courtney Riley Cooper, the film is about a gangster who goes to prison and finds salvation through music while serving his time. After he is released and falls back into a life of temptation, he is saved by the love of a woman and the warden who befriended him. The film received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Director in 1930.
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Best Actress
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Nomination1929

Best Actress

Nominated for "The Barker".
Academy Award
1928
Scarlet Seas
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MovieDec 30, 1928

Scarlet Seas

A sea captain comes to rescue of a prostitute in Shanghai, who …
A sea captain comes to rescue of a prostitute in Shanghai, who is being run out of town. He takes her aboard his ship and heads out to sea. Not long afterwards the ship sinks but the pair ...
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The Barker
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MovieDec 5, 1928

The Barker

A carnival barker wants his son to become a lawyer, but his son …
A carnival barker wants his son to become a lawyer, but his son gets side-tracked into joining the carnival too.
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The Docks of New York
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MovieSep 15, 1928

The Docks of New York

Bill Roberts works as a …
Bill Roberts works as a stoker on a coal-red barge. It's dirty, hard work and the men have to put up with a foreman, Andy, who seems to enjoy making their life miserable. When finally off the ship, Bill sees a young woman struggling in the water - apparently trying to commit suicide. He takes her to the Sandbar saloon, the sailors' hangout. The girl is Mae and Bill takes a shine to her but so does Andy. One thing leads to another and Bill asks her to marry him then and there. They don't have a marriage ;licence however and despite Bill promising to get one first thing the morning he decides to leave her behind. When she gets into trouble however, Bill steps in.
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Court Martial
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MovieAug 12, 1928

Court Martial

During the American Civil War, A Union-Army officer is ordered …
During the American Civil War, A Union-Army officer is ordered by U. S. President Abraham Lincoln to bring in Belle Starr, the leader of a Missouri guerrilla band, dead or alive. However, he falls in love with her, does not bring her in, and is facing a court-martial.
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1927
Cheating Cheaters
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MovieNov 28, 1927

Cheating Cheaters

The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the …
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
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Say It with Diamonds
MovieJun 2, 1927

Say It with Diamonds

Say It with Diamonds is a 1927 American silent drama film …
Say It with Diamonds is a 1927 American silent drama film starring Betty Compson and Earle Williams, an early Vitagraph leading man and matinee idol. It was directed by Jack Nelson and Arthur Gregor. Earle Williams final film before his death in April 1927.
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1926
The Belle of Broadway
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MovieAug 15, 1926

The Belle of Broadway

Madame Adele, once a great …
Madame Adele, once a great star of the Paris theatre, has fallen upon hard times. But she allows a young American performer, Marie Duval, to perform as the Madame Adele of old, and both become the darlings of Paris, one again and the other newly-crowned.
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1925
James Cruze
MarriageOctober 1925

James Cruze

James Cruze (born Jens Vera Cruz Bosen, March 27, 1884 near …
James Cruze (born Jens Vera Cruz Bosen, March 27, 1884 near Ogden, Utah – August 3, 1942 in Hollywood, California) was a silent film actor and film director.
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The Pony Express
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MovieSep 4, 1925

The Pony Express

The Pony Express is a 1925 American silent Western film …
The Pony Express is a 1925 American silent Western film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by James Cruze and starred his wife Betty Compson along with Ricardo Cortez, Wallace Beery, and George Bancroft. Prints of this film survive and has been released on DVD.
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Paths to Paradise
MovieJun 29, 1925

Paths to Paradise

A con-woman has a nice business going in fleecing gullible …
A con-woman has a nice business going in fleecing gullible tourists who want a genuine 'underworld' experience -- but the tables are turned when one of her victims turns out to be less ...
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Eve's Secret
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MovieFeb 15, 1925

Eve's Secret

Eve's Secret is a surviving 1925 silent film romantic comedy …
Eve's Secret is a surviving 1925 silent film romantic comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. It is based on a Broadway play, Moon-Flower, by Zoë Akins, adapted from a Hungarian play by Lajos Bíró. On Broadway Elsie Ferguson starred. Clarence Badger directed Betty Compson and Jack Holt. An extant film 35mm at the Library of Congress.
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1924
The White Shadow
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MovieMay 5, 1924

The White Shadow

Two girls cast in the same mold physically, but in soul and …
Two girls cast in the same mold physically, but in soul and character as far apart as the poles: Georgina, wistfully charming, sheltered from the world, and Nancy, devilishly fascinating, idol of the Paris underworld. Movingly and with a wealth of dramatic power, the story of these twin sisters is unfolded in "The White Shadow."
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1923
Woman to Woman
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MovieNov 1, 1923

Woman to Woman

David Compton leaves his expecting French girl-friend …
David Compton leaves his expecting French girl-friend Louise Boucher, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, for the war where he looses his memory. Building a new life from scratch after the war, he gets married in London. Louise, now a mother, thinks him dead. She becomes a famous dancer under the name Deloryse but falls gravely ill. One night, as David is in the audience of her show, he recovers his memory. When she learns that David is married to another woman, Louise turns her son in the care of David's new wife and accepting a dancing job at a party, she dies there of exhaustion and sorrow.
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The White Flower
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MovieFeb 25, 1923

The White Flower

Konia Markham, the daughter of an American father and a …
Konia Markham, the daughter of an American father and a Hawaiian mother, is told by a sorceress that the man who presents her with a perfect white flower will be her true love. When Bob ...
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1922
Kick In
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MovieDec 17, 1922

Kick In

Kick In is a 1922 American silent crime drama film produced …
Kick In is a 1922 American silent crime drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Betty Compson, and Bert Lytell. The picture was directed by George Fitzmaurice, who previously directed a 1917 film version of the story. Both films are based on Willard Mack's 1913 play that was produced on Broadway in 1914 starring John Barrymore. The supporting cast features Charles Ogle, who had played the first screen Frankenstein's monster in the original 1910 version of Frankenstein.
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To Have and to Hold
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MovieOct 29, 1922

To Have and to Hold

Trying to escape marriage to the hateful Lord Carnal, Jocelyn …
Trying to escape marriage to the hateful Lord Carnal, Jocelyn Leigh joins her maid on a "bride ship" bound for the American colonies. She is shocked by the conditions she finds in Virginia,...
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The Bonded Woman
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MovieAug 21, 1922

The Bonded Woman

Angela Gaskell travels and sails around the Pacific Ocean to …
Angela Gaskell travels and sails around the Pacific Ocean to rescue the man she loves, John Somers. Her task takes her from San Francisco bondage-servitude to a dance-hall in Honolulu to a remote South Seas island. She survives a shipwreck along the way.
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Over the Border
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MovieJun 4, 1922

Over the Border

Over The Border is a lost American drama film released by …
Over The Border is a lost American drama film released by Paramount Pictures in 1922. It stars Betty Compson and Tom Moore in a story about "love and thrills beneath the northern lights". It was adapted from Sir Gilbert Parker's "She of the Triple Chevron".
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1921
The Little Minister
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MovieDec 25, 1921

The Little Minister

In 1840 Scotland, a young lass named Babbie revels in the …
In 1840 Scotland, a young lass named Babbie revels in the country life and frolics with the locals, simple weavers whose livelihood is threatened by increasing industrialization. When Lord ...
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Ladies Must Live
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MovieOct 30, 1921

Ladies Must Live

Schooled by her wealthy brother-in-law, William Hollins, …
Schooled by her wealthy brother-in-law, William Hollins, Christine Bleeker plans to marry Ralph Lincourt when he is divorced. He, however, is equally pursued by Nancy Barron, whom Christine...
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At the End of the World
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MovieAug 14, 1921

At the End of the World

The daughter of the English …
The daughter of the English proprietor of a seedy Shanghai gambling hall is a target for the romantic attentions of the various men who pass through. She grows more and more cynical about ...
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For Those We Love
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MovieMar 11, 1921

For Those We Love

For Those We Love is a 1921 American silent romantic …
For Those We Love is a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced by and starring Betty Compson and Lon Chaney. Directed by Arthur Rosson, the film was distributed by Goldwyn Pictures. It is now considered to be a lost film.
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1919
The Miracle Man
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MovieAug 26, 1919

The Miracle Man

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to …
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
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The Devil's Trail
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MovieJun 16, 1919

The Devil's Trail

Whiskey smuggler Dubec, trades liquor to the Indians, takes …
Whiskey smuggler Dubec, trades liquor to the Indians, takes revenge on the Royal North West Mounted Police pursuing him by killing the wife of post commander Sergeant Delisle and abducting his teen-aged daughter Nonette. After twelve years of futile searches, the eighteenth birthday celebration of Delisle's other daughter Julie is disrupted when Sergeant MacNair arrives to replace Delisle because Delisle cannot control the lawlessness in the camp. MacNair falls in love with Julie though she scorns him. When Dubec and Nonette, now his wife, return from the Klondike with a dance hall troupe of women, Delisle, not recognizing Dubec but resenting his flirtations with Julie, orders them to leave. Dubec captures Julie and MacNair, forcing Julie to dance, and offers her to the highest bidder. MacNair saves her just as Delisle, warned by Nonette of Dubec, arrives. Nonette is reunited with her father, and MacNair and Julie, now in love, embrace.
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1897
Betty Compson
BirthMarch 1897

Betty Compson

Betty Compson was born.
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