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American Silent-Film Actor

Charles Avery

  • May 28, 1873 - Jul 23, 1926 (age 53)
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1926
Charles Avery
PersonalJuly 1926

Charles Avery

Charles Avery passed away.
1925
The Fighting Ranger
MovieMay 11, 1925

The Fighting Ranger

The Fighting Ranger released.
1915
A Submarine Pirate
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MovieNov 14, 1915

A Submarine Pirate

A witless waiter working in a hotel restaurant often causes …
A witless waiter working in a hotel restaurant often causes problems for the other staff members of the restaurant, his manager, and the customers. One day, an inventor and his associate dine in the restaurant and is served by the waiter. Gaining access via a submarine moored offshore with its ready crew, the inventor and his associate plan to rob a passenger steamer of a large shipment of gold on board. As they seem so secretive, the waiter devises a system of listening in on their conversation without being detected. As such, the waiter learns their plans to rob the steamer. Using a naval disguise, the waiter plans to take their place first on the submarine so that he can rob the steamer himself. Even with the help of the submarine's crew - or in spite of it - the waiter finds that stealing the gold and getting away scot-free isn't as straightforward as he anticipated.
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Hogan's Romance Upset
MovieFeb 13, 1915

Hogan's Romance Upset

Hogan's Romance Upset is a …
Hogan's Romance Upset is a 1915 American short comedy film directed by Charles Avery and featuring both Fatty Arbuckle and Harold Lloyd in uncredited roles as a spectators.
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1914
The Sea Nymphs
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MovieNov 23, 1914

The Sea Nymphs

Fatty, his wife and mother-in-law are on a ferry to Catalina …
Fatty, his wife and mother-in-law are on a ferry to Catalina Island for an outing. So are Mabel and her father. Mabel and Fatty flirt with each other, and Fatty tosses her father overboard,...
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The Knockout
MovieJun 11, 1914

The Knockout

A couple of tramps, down on their luck and hungry, decide to …
A couple of tramps, down on their luck and hungry, decide to fake an exhibition boxing match for a promoter. Meanwhile, Pug, a good-hearted but boisterous fellow, takes on a gang of mashers who make unwanted advances to his girlfriend. Impressed by his abilities, the mashers decide to pass Pug off as Cyclone Flynn, the champion, and enter him in the boxing match. But the real Cyclone shows up, and he and Pug battle it out in the ring. Soon the fight progresses to include pistols, rooftop chases, and the Keystone Kops in hot pursuit.
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The Bowery Boys
MovieApr 25, 1914

The Bowery Boys

The Bowery Boys released.
Chicken Chaser
MovieApr 2, 1914

Chicken Chaser

Chicken Chaser is a 1914 American short comedy film …
Chicken Chaser is a 1914 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
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Won in a Closet
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MovieJan 22, 1914

Won in a Closet

Won in a Closet is a 1914 black-and-white one-reel comedy …
Won in a Closet is a 1914 black-and-white one-reel comedy film, notable as the first film directed by Mabel Normand.
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Margaret E Royster
Marriage1914

Margaret E Royster

Married Margaret E Royster.
1913
Cohen Saves the Flag
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MovieNov 27, 1913

Cohen Saves the Flag

Cohen is a sergeant in the Union Army and the bitter rival of …
Cohen is a sergeant in the Union Army and the bitter rival of another officer for the attentions of Rebecca. Like most burlesque Jewish characters of this period, this caricature borders on anti-semitism. Yet Cohen is also the hero of the film.
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A Quiet Little Wedding
MovieOct 23, 1913

A Quiet Little Wedding

The scene is laid for a quiet …
The scene is laid for a quiet little wedding. The guests are waiting for Fatty and an ancient maid to be made one. Fatty's rival appears and breaks up the wedding. A lemon meringue pie battle ensues, with the rival the victor. He carries the bride away. A most sensational and ludicrous finish is when he sees Fatty at the foot of a precipitous cliff. In a fit of rage he throws the bride from the top of the cliff at him, who lands unscathed in Fatty's arms.
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Across the Alley
MovieOct 6, 1913

Across the Alley

A militant old maid lives across the alley from a small family, …
A militant old maid lives across the alley from a small family, comprised of an elderly gentleman and his grandchild, whose whole pleasure in life seemed to be in blowing his toy trumpet ...
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Mabel's Dramatic Career
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MovieSep 8, 1913

Mabel's Dramatic Career

A young man falls in love …
A young man falls in love with his mother's kitchen maid, Mabel. But his mother objects strongly, and arranges for him to meet another young woman whom she considers more suitable. Mabel confronts the young woman, and is dismissed from her position. Later, when the young man learns about the new career that Mabel has found, he begins to act in an agitated and unpredictable manner.
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Mabel's New Hero
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MovieAug 28, 1913

Mabel's New Hero

Fatty rescues Mabel twice: first, from the unwelcome …
Fatty rescues Mabel twice: first, from the unwelcome attentions of a masher, then from a runaway observation balloon.
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The Firebugs
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MovieAug 21, 1913

The Firebugs

The Firebugs released.
The Riot
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MovieAug 11, 1913

The Riot

When a girl delivering expensive garments loses them to …
When a girl delivering expensive garments loses them to some Irish shanty town kids,her boss, a Jewish clothier, is livid and a fight breaks out.Soon the mêlée spreads to the whole neighborhood with brick throwing merging into bomb throwing, with the sides on clearly ethnic lines. The Keystone cops find things too much for their efforts to stop it, so firemen and a bayonet-charging squad of soldiers are called into the fray.
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Peeping Pete
MovieJun 23, 1913

Peeping Pete

This early Keystone has Pete spying on his neighbor's wife …
This early Keystone has Pete spying on his neighbor's wife through one of those little knotholes in a fence. The neighbor (Sterling) notices and chases him all over town with sheriff and family close behind. Fatty Arbuckle plays the peeper's wife(!).
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That Ragtime Band
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MovieMay 1, 1913

That Ragtime Band

The members of the rag-time band are rivals for the affections of …
The members of the rag-time band are rivals for the affections of Mabel, and lively altercations take place at rehearsal. They appear at an amateur night at the theater, and Krause, the leader, is bombarded with vegetables. He finally gets the hook, and in revenge he reappears upon the stage with a hose which he turns upon the audience. The results are indescribable.
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The Bangville Police
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MovieApr 24, 1913

The Bangville Police

At a farm near Bangville, the young daughter see strangers in the …
At a farm near Bangville, the young daughter see strangers in the barn. She quickly rushes to the house and calls the police. The police engage in a haphazard rush across the countryside to get there in time.
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Safe in Jail
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MovieMar 7, 1913

Safe in Jail

Safe in Jail is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring …
Safe in Jail is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle.
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A Deaf Burglar
MovieMar 3, 1913

A Deaf Burglar

A Deaf Burglar released.
1912
Stolen Glory
MovieOct 14, 1912

Stolen Glory

Warner is an old veteran in love with the widow Simpson. His …
Warner is an old veteran in love with the widow Simpson. His rival is an old farmer, named Burns. Warner stands in front of the old soldiers' home, telling a crowd of old veterans of the ...
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Katchem Kate
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MovieJun 13, 1912

Katchem Kate

Kate was a laundry girl and grew very tired of the ironing …
Kate was a laundry girl and grew very tired of the ironing-board. She aspired to greater things, and when she saw an advertisement in the newspaper of a school at which one might become a ...
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Home Folks
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MovieJun 6, 1912

Home Folks

A stern father rules his little family by what he thinks to be the …
A stern father rules his little family by what he thinks to be the Bible's precepts, but it is simply the influence of his own narrow mind, he forgetting entirely his own youth. Hence when ...
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The Brave Hunter
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MovieApr 22, 1912

The Brave Hunter

At the Hunting Lodge there arrives a great braggadocio who …
At the Hunting Lodge there arrives a great braggadocio who boasts that he, while in Africa, only went in quest of big game, showing a lot of skins as trophies of his expeditions. Out he ...
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1909
The Seventh Day
MovieAug 26, 1909

The Seventh Day

A neglectful woman wants custody of her children in her divorce. …
A neglectful woman wants custody of her children in her divorce. The judge rules that he will give her the children only if she can demonstrate her children's love for her within a week.
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With Her Card
MovieAug 16, 1909

With Her Card

Randolph Churchill, a Wall Street broker, incurred the love of …
Randolph Churchill, a Wall Street broker, incurred the love of Adele Alletta, a comic opera favorite, and although he treated her with almost cruel sang-froid she rejected all other suitors in his favor, among whom was Henry Larkin, another broker, who sincerely loved her. Adele, however, simply a whim with Churchill, and he coldly threw her aside to marry a society lady. This information comes to her in a letter from him, and also announcement of his engagement in the newspapers. He did not know the designing powers of the seemingly light-hearted, frivolous girl, who at once evolved a scheme he little dreamed her capable of. Appreciating the strength and sincerity of Larkin's love for her, he having sought her in marriage most ardently, she writes him of the humiliating insult she suffered from Churchill, begs that he effect his ruin in the market, promising to marry him the day he accomplishes it. Larkin is most willing to undertake the affair, as he had undergone many a heartache on account of his rival and as Churchill's holdings are in open market, he figures the undertaking fairly easy, and feels positive of success. At last the fight is on, the tickers relentlessly and industriously record the diverging currents of fortune, Larkin upward; Churchill, downward, until at the end of the first day a little short of panic hangs over the office of Churchill. The game, however, is to be to the bitter end, and the next day opens ominous for the victim. He is at a loss to know who is his opponent, and fate leads him to the office of Larkin for help, where he learns the truth of the situation. In desperation he returns to his own office to find the last prop broken and his fortune swept away. His fiancée, the society belle, learns of his ruin, cruelly deserts him, as do all of his so-called friends. Larkin loses no time in informing Adele of the result of the scheme and she comes to the office, where, realizing the extreme woe of Churchill, persuades Larkin to send him back his holdings with her card attached, on which is written. "The game won, spoils returned with compliments of Adele Alletta." These arrive at Churchill's office very timely, for in his desperation he was about to terminate his existence. Adele is true to promise with Larkin, and accepts the situation with felicity, as during the episode her eyes are opened and she sees Larkin's real worth and loves him. Churchill, on the other hand, bows to the inevitable with more than becoming grace as the return of his fortune is the all-important end.
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A Strange Meeting
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MovieAug 2, 1909

A Strange Meeting

In a Bowery dance-hall we find Mary Rollins associated with …
In a Bowery dance-hall we find Mary Rollins associated with those poor souls who walk in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. One of their number is a youth whose mother appears and tries to get him away from the place, but appeals are in vain and she goes to the little mission, where she finds Rev. John Stanton, the pastor, who is the good shepherd willing to seek the lost one. Stanton's entrance in the dance hall occasions vile derision from the mob, and, indeed, they would have assaulted him, had he not cowed them by an exhibition of his forced aggressiveness. Here he meets Mary, through whose glance he sees a pure soul which is being forced into the quagmire of crime by conditions. Before leaving with the boy, Stanton hands around cards on which is printed Psalm 23. These lines impress her so deeply that she is drawn to the little mission to hear the words of encouragement preached by the kindly spirited Mr. Stanton. How strongly do the words of holy writ, "Let them be ashamed who transgress without cause," appeal to her when she arrives at her home to find herself compelled to join her father and brother in a burglary; The injunction "Thou shalt not steal" never seemed so terrible as now. However, she must bow to the inevitable and go. By singular coincidence the place selected are the apartments of Rev. Mr. Stanton. Mary and her brother are in the room when surprised by the minister, who was at first Inclined to hand them over to the police, but that something good in her sad face made him desist, and be allows them to go. Mary had secured the minister's watch and chain, with which she retraces her steps and returns. Mr. Stanton takes this opportunity to plead with her to give up her present life and go the better way, and although she breathes the prayer, "Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths," she feels how weak she is, but the good man encourages her by telling her of the omnipotence of God's grace, so she fights on, and we finally find her in the little chapel, her arms stretched forth and face upturned with the promise, "I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever," thus ending one of the most beautiful picture subjects ever produced.
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The Cardinal's Conspiracy
MovieJul 12, 1909

The Cardinal's Conspiracy

A royal woman rejects her …
A royal woman rejects her arranged marriage. The cardinal hatches a plan: the suitor will shave and change clothes. He arranges with 4 clowns to stage an attack on the princess which he easily repels. It works; the princess falls for him, especially when the cardinal arranges his arrest.
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The Necklace
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MovieJul 1, 1909

The Necklace

Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, …
Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks, and after she married John Kendrick, she suffered an incessant ...
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The Peachbasket Hat
MovieJun 24, 1909

The Peachbasket Hat

No more popular fad has ever struck the feminine fancy …
No more popular fad has ever struck the feminine fancy than the peachbasket hat. This is a creation of headgear that for size outstrips anything yet designed by the disordered mind of the ...
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The Son's Return
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MovieJun 14, 1909

The Son's Return

A son leaves to seek his fortune in the city. Many years later he …
A son leaves to seek his fortune in the city. Many years later he returns and checks into his parents' inn. They don't recognize him, but noticing his fat wallet, plan to rob him.
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The Lonely Villa
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MovieJun 10, 1909

The Lonely Villa

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can …
A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home.
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The Violin Maker of Cremona
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MovieJun 7, 1909

The Violin Maker of Cremona

In the little Italian city of …
In the little Italian city of Cremona there dwelt Taddeo Ferrari, a violin maker and student of Andrea Amati, the most famous of the craft. Ferrari's pretty daughter, Giannina, was beloved ...
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What Drink Did
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MovieMay 31, 1909

What Drink Did

A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a …
A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch, then gives in. After work, two friends take a little while to convince...
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Eradicating Aunty
MovieMay 31, 1909

Eradicating Aunty

Tom Norton married Flora, the niece and young ward of …
Tom Norton married Flora, the niece and young ward of Miss Matilda Scroggins, and in a moment of indiscreet good humor writes Aunty to visit them at their villa. Of course Aunty comes, and is accompanied by the Rev. Joshua Whittington, the gentleman who has done the deed for the young couple. No sooner have they set foot on the place than the trouble begins. First of all, Aunty and the reverend gentleman object strenuously to the candied affection indulged in by the young couple. Then they proceed to run things to their own Ideas. The cook does not furnish the table to suit them, so there is trouble in the kitchen; the servants are not alert enough, so they fall in for a share of the interlopers' despotism: and soon the household is in a tumult verging upon insurrection. At last a shaft of light breaks in upon the dark and stormy aspect in the person of Bill Corker, an old college chum of Tom's, who is the comedian of a show playing in the town, and he calls. Hearing the tale of woe of his friends, he volunteers to help them out. Well, talk about a "monkey and parrot" time: Bill plays the leading role in the funniest comedy he has ever done in the whole course of his histrionic career. Many things are pulled, but the climax comes when Bill, in a fire-eating cowboy makeup, chases the odious visitors out of the house, down the road to the railroad station, where they both leap on a moving train which carries them cityward, presumably thanking a benevolent Providence that they have escaped with their lives, no doubt to ejaculate whenever Norton Villa is mentioned, "Never again." So, though Bill was not a friend in need, he was a friend indeed.
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Two Memories
MovieMay 24, 1909

Two Memories

A dying man sends a note to his lost love, asking her to visit …
A dying man sends a note to his lost love, asking her to visit him. As a lark she does, but brings along some drunken party guests. They find him dead, and she repents her lightheartedness.
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Resurrection
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MovieMay 20, 1909

Resurrection

Free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel. The subject …
Free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel. The subject opens with the return home of Prince Dimitri, who meets the maid Katusha, a little peasant girl, and is instantly charmed with ...
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The Jilt
MovieMay 17, 1909

The Jilt

John is seduced and abandoned by a cruel flirt. Later he learns …
John is seduced and abandoned by a cruel flirt. Later he learns that his friend Frank is engaged to the same woman. He relates his story to Frank and convinces him to jilt her at the altar.
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One Busy Hour
MovieMay 6, 1909

One Busy Hour

Jim decides to sell his store because business is bad. …
Jim decides to sell his store because business is bad. When his prospective buyer comes to look the place over, Jim offers friends and strangers money to visit the store and make it look busy.
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The Suicide Club
MovieMay 3, 1909

The Suicide Club

This is a broad comedy subject, the theme of which we often …
This is a broad comedy subject, the theme of which we often encounter in the newspapers. A body of disgruntled grouches band together in view of shuffling off this mortal coil in a spectacular manner. With this object to the fore the Suicide Club of America holds its monthly meeting to select the next candidate for mortuary honors. Lots are drawn and Frank Fairmount picks the fatal card "23." The President then presents Frank with the necessary skidoo instruments, a pistol, a dagger, a bottle of poison and a rope, and wishes him success. Frank arrives home at the same time as a letter addressed to him which informs him that he has fallen heir to $50,000. Now to commit suicide under these conditions is out of the question. The members are very much upset by not seeing notice of Frank's demise in the newspaper, so they go in a body to ascertain the cause. Frank meets them with a paper to sign releasing him from his oath, but they indignantly refuse until he closes the door and turns on the gas. Now while they would speed the parting guest, they are loath to go with him, so they sign.
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Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good
MovieApr 29, 1909

Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Out-of-work, Tim steals a …
Out-of-work, Tim steals a sandwich, then knocks out the policeman who chases him. He changes into the policeman's uniform, and is approached by a wife who needs help with her drunken husband.
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Confidence
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MovieApr 15, 1909

Confidence

A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. …
A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. Confidence is the flower grown from the seed of true friendship, watered by the tears of adversity, and often assailed by the blight of ...
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A Drunkard's Reformation
MovieApr 1, 1909

A Drunkard's Reformation

A drinking man arrives home, …
A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; he sees the parallels in his own life and swears off the demon brew.
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Jones and His New Neighbors
MovieMar 29, 1909

Jones and His New Neighbors

The Joneses have moved …
The Joneses have moved and taken an apartment in one of a row of houses which are identically alike. The most natural thing happens: Jones gets into the wrong house, and, of course, his intrusion is vigorously resented, and it looked for a time he would suffer bodily injury, but, as usual, the menacing clouds dissipate and peace again reigns in the Jones domicile. Eddy may get some hard bumps, but they never scar.
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The Salvation Army Lass
MovieMar 11, 1909

The Salvation Army Lass

Mary Wilson, a neglected …
Mary Wilson, a neglected child of the slums, falls in with Bob Walton, a tough denizen of the lower east side, and loves him with a pure, honest affection that his low nature cannot ...
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Tragic Love
MovieFeb 11, 1909

Tragic Love

Love is not in our choice, but in our fate; and whoever loved that …
Love is not in our choice, but in our fate; and whoever loved that loved not at first sight? Such was the case with Bob Spaulding, a manly fellow, who meets Dr. Rankin and his wife on the ...
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Love Finds a Way
MovieJan 11, 1909

Love Finds a Way

A comedy drama of mediaeval days, when Cupid was …
A comedy drama of mediaeval days, when Cupid was obliged to work overtime, and be an inventive genius of subtle powers, resorting to artifice and cunning to work his felicitous plans. In this Biograph story the Duke's daughter is loved by a gallant knight, which love she reciprocates. The Duke, however, favors another and would force her to wed the man of his choice. Preparations are made for the wedding, and it looks as if the poor girl will be made a party of an odious match, but the lover becomes fearless and resorts to trick. With the aid of friends, he seizes the bridegroom that is to be, and assisted by the court barber, makes up to look exactly like him, and thus takes his place at the altar, is married before the deception is discovered. This is one of the most elaborately staged and costumed productions ever made.
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1908
The Helping Hand
MovieDec 29, 1908

The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand is a 1908 American silent short drama …
The Helping Hand is a 1908 American silent short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith.
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The Taming of the Shrew
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MovieNov 10, 1908

The Taming of the Shrew

Based on Shakespeare's …
Based on Shakespeare's play: Two suitors have come to the home of the popular Bianca to court her. But her bad-tempered sister Katharina interrupts, deals with the men roughly and chases them out. Later she also assaults her music teacher. Only Petruchio, just arrived in town, wants to court Katharina. Her father eagerly agrees to arrange a wedding, and soon Petruchio and Katharina are locked in a battle of wills.
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Father Gets in the Game
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MovieOct 10, 1908

Father Gets in the Game

"You have got to keep up …
"You have got to keep up with the bandwagon or quit." This never impressed old Wilkins so forcibly as when his son and daughter give him the go-by, stamping him as a "has-been," and away ...
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1873
Charles Avery
BirthMay 1873

Charles Avery

Charles Avery was born.
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