1927
The Perfect Sap
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 10, 1927

The Perfect Sap

Wealthy young Herbert Alden, a would-be detective, is …
Wealthy young Herbert Alden, a would-be detective, is practicing housebreaking with his valet, an ex-convict, when he meets George and Polly, two real thieves; they are discovered, and, following a chase, they go to Herbert's city apartment. George arranges with one of them, Tony-the-Lizard, to rob the guests at a ball given by Herbert's father at his country home. Herbert discovers that Tony is Tracy Sutton, a social lion engaged to Herbert's sister, Roberta; and believing Herbert to be a famous criminal, Tony seeks his advice. At the last minute Herbert sounds the alarm and reveals his identity. Polly, who is at the ball in disguise, is accused by Ruth Webster of participation in the robbery, but Polly unmasks Ruth as a notorious thief. After revealing her own identity as a newspaper writer, Polly is united with Herbert.
  • IMDb
1925
The Police Patrol
MovieAug 28, 1925

The Police Patrol

The Police Patrol released.
1924
The Truth About Women
MovieJul 1, 1924

The Truth About Women

The Truth About Women is …
The Truth About Women is a lost 1924 American silent film drama directed by Burton King and starring Hope Hampton and Lowell Sherman.
  • Wikipedia
1922
The Blonde Vampire
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 1, 1922

The Blonde Vampire

Thought to be a hopeless flirt by her sweetheart, Martin …
Thought to be a hopeless flirt by her sweetheart, Martin Kent, Marcia Saville, shows him that she prefers Tom Smith, a man from the underworld, because Tom is more authoritative. Tom is induced to enter a scheme to rob Marcia's father in a crooked deal organized by Simon Downs. Simon plans to have Tom marry Marcia and divide the spoils, as she is to receive a sum of money when she marries. Tom is too smart for them and refuses to get involved. Meantime, Kent proves his strength of character, and Marcia is won over. Simon is exposed to her father and discharged.
  • IMDb
Beyond the Rainbow
en.wikipedia.org
MovieFeb 19, 1922

Beyond the Rainbow

Marion Taylor is secretary to Edward Mallory, a wealth …
Marion Taylor is secretary to Edward Mallory, a wealth Wall Street businessman. She supports her invalid brother Tommy, who has been told by his doctors that he has to go to the mountains for his health. Marion doesn't have the money for that, but Mallory, who has made no secret of his intentions towards her, does. She resigns herself to submitting to his advances in order to get the money in order to keep her brother alive. However, circumstances arise in which she may possibly get the money without having to debase herself with her boss.
  • IMDb
Back Pay
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 8, 1922

Back Pay

Hester Bevins is a simple country girl who yearns for …
Hester Bevins is a simple country girl who yearns for adventure. Though she has a handsome young man, Jerry, who is devoted to her, she leaves her village and goes to New York in search of a grander life. There she becomes the lover of a wealthy and unscrupulous businessman. But when Jerry returns blinded and dying from the war, Hester must choose between her new life and the man whose loyalty to her has never failed.
  • IMDb
1921
The Wonderful Thing
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 7, 1921

The Wonderful Thing

Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs, the daughter of an …
Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs, the daughter of an American hog farmer, is schooled in France and comes to stay with an English family. There she brings a dose of reality to her snobby hosts.
  • IMDb
A Divorce of Convenience
MovieMay 1, 1921

A Divorce of Convenience

A Divorce of Convenience released.
1920
The Wonder Man
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 29, 1920

The Wonder Man

French Secret Service agent and boxer Henri D'Alour …
French Secret Service agent and boxer Henri D'Alour uncovers a plot to con the government out of millions of francs in its purchase of machinery.
  • IMDb
The Flapper
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 10, 1920

The Flapper

Ginger grows up in a slow town. Because of her wild …
Ginger grows up in a slow town. Because of her wild attitude, her father decides to send her to a strict boarding school. Despite the strictness, the girls have fun getting into flapper lifestyle trouble including flirting.
  • IMDb
A Fool and His Money
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 29, 1920

A Fool and His Money

A Fool and His Money is a lost 1920 American silent …
A Fool and His Money is a lost 1920 American silent feature film directed by actor Robert Ellis and starring Eugene O'Brien. It was produced at Lewis J. Selznick studios and distributed by the Select Film Company.
  • Wikipedia
My Lady's Garter
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 14, 1920

My Lady's Garter

A thief known as The Hawk has stolen the treasured Garter …
A thief known as The Hawk has stolen the treasured Garter from the British Museum. One of the men pursuing the thief is mistakenly thought to be The Hawk himself, and so must seek his quarry while himself being hunted.
  • IMDb
Nothing But the Truth
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 1, 1920

Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth released.
1919
Should a Husband Forgive?
MovieNov 1, 1919

Should a Husband Forgive?

Should a Husband …
Should a Husband Forgive? is a 1919 American drama film written and directed by Raoul Walsh. The film stars Miriam Cooper, Beatrice Beckley, Eric Mayne, Vincent Coleman, Lyster Chambers and Percy Standing. The film was released on November 1, 1919, by Fox Film Corporation.
  • Wikipedia
Sadie Love
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 19, 1919

Sadie Love

Sadie Love is a lost 1919 American silent comedy …
Sadie Love is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures (as Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) and directed by John S. Robertson. It is based on a 1915 stage play of the same name by Avery Hopwood and stars Billie Burke in the title role. In the play, Marjorie Rambeau played the Burke part.
  • Wikipedia
Three Men and a Girl
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 30, 1919

Three Men and a Girl

Three men, disillusioned in love and intent on getting away …
Three men, disillusioned in love and intent on getting away from all women, rent a cabin and retreat there. But the young woman who owns the cabin, unaware that it has been rented, is on her way there to escape from an unhappy engagement.
  • IMDb
1918
Under the Greenwood Tree
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 8, 1918

Under the Greenwood Tree

Acting on her love of …
Acting on her love of nature and loathing of titled fortune hunters, heiress Mary Hamilton leaves home with her secretary, Peggy Ingledew, to join a band of roving gypsies. One of Mary's suitors, Sir Kenneth Graham, follows the two young women into the woods, dressed in gypsy garb, but when Jack Hutton decides to rid his forested land of gypsies, Sir Kenneth is thrown into jail. Jack then enters Mary's camp intent upon evicting her, too, but when he catches sight of her swimming in a moonlit pond, he immediately falls in love with her. Similarly smitten, Mary invites Jack to dine with her, but, after he leaves, a group of gypsies rob her wagon and tie her to a tree. Jack tries to rescue her but is beaten into unconsciousness just as Sir Kenneth, finally released from jail, arrives with Peggy. After the two "gypsies" untie Mary, they leave to be married, and the roving heiress, having nursed Jack back to health, reveals her true identity and agrees to marry him.
  • IMDb
Sporting Life
www.imdb.com
MovieSep 15, 1918

Sporting Life

John, the financially troubled Earl of Woodstock, plans …
John, the financially troubled Earl of Woodstock, plans to recoup his losses by betting on gypsy boxer Joe Lee in a fight at the English National Sporting Club, and by entering his horse, Lady Love, in the London Derby at Epsom Downs. Woodstock's sworn enemy, gambler Malet De Carteret, orders his wife Olive to thwart the earl's first plan by luring Joe away from both his trainer and his devoted sweetheart, Kitty Cavanagh. When the boxer fails to respond to Olive's charms, however, she drugs him, whereupon Woodstock enters the ring and, following a difficult contest, defeats champion pugilist Crake. Meanwhile, De Carteret's men steal Lady Love, but Kitty's sister Norah, with whom Woodstock is in love, tricks the gambler and regains the horse. Next, De Carteret kidnaps the earl, but Joe rescues him, and both men arrive at the track in time to see Lady Love win the race. Wealthy once again, Woodstock marries Norah, while Joe weds his loving Kitty.
  • IMDb
The Uphill Path
MovieJun 1, 1918

The Uphill Path

The Uphill Path is a 1918 silent film drama directed by …
The Uphill Path is a 1918 silent film drama directed by James Kirkwood and starring Catherine Calvert. It was filmed at the old Biograph Studios. Working title for this film was : The Girl with a Past.
  • Wikipedia
The Blue Bird
MovieMar 31, 1918

The Blue Bird

Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, …
Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the diamond, the children become aware of and conversant with the souls of a Dog and Cat, as well as of Fire, Water, Bread, Light, and other presumably inanimate things. The troupe thus sets off to find the elusive Blue Bird of Happiness.
  • IMDb
1917
A Rich Man's Plaything
www.imdb.com
MovieSep 30, 1917

A Rich Man's Plaything

A Rich Man's Plaything is …
A Rich Man's Plaything is a 1917 American silent drama film produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation. The film starred Valeska Suratt in her final film role. A Rich Man's Plaything is now considered lost. It is one of many silent films that were destroyed in a fire at Fox's film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey in July 1937.
  • Wikipedia
The Fall of the Romanoffs
en.wikipedia.org
MovieSep 6, 1917

The Fall of the Romanoffs

A dramatization of the …
A dramatization of the Russian revolution and the influence upon the Russian royal family of the famous "mad monk," Rasputin.
  • IMDb
The Poor Little Rich Girl
MovieMar 5, 1917

The Poor Little Rich Girl

The wealthy but selfish …
The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.
  • IMDb
1916
Under Two Flags
www.imdb.com
MovieJul 30, 1916

Under Two Flags

Lewis Victor of the French Foreign Legion is actually …
Lewis Victor of the French Foreign Legion is actually Bertie Cecil, a British nobleman hiding from dishonour for a crime actually committed by his brother. He is loved by Cigarette, a camp follower, but he only has eyes for another. The commandant hates him, and Victor is constantly placed in danger in war-torn Algeria. Then his brother arrives, and with him, a chance to clear his name.
  • IMDb
Where Love Leads
www.imdb.com
MovieJun 12, 1916

Where Love Leads

Where Love Leads is a lost 1916 silent film drama directed …
Where Love Leads is a lost 1916 silent film drama directed by Frank Griffin and starring Ormi Hawley and Rockliffe Fellowes. It was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation.
  • Wikipedia
The Serpent
en.wikipedia.org
MovieJan 23, 1916

The Serpent

Peasant girl Vania is assaulted by a duke who murders …
Peasant girl Vania is assaulted by a duke who murders her lover and sends her away to London. There she becomes a famous actress. The Duke, seeing her perform but not recognizing her, hears that his son is wounded. "If anything should happen to my boy, I think it would kill me." That's all the motivation Vania needs to go to the front, find the one-armed paralyzed boy and marry him. Next she arranges to make love to his father just as the boy enters the room, causing the young man to blow out his brains.
  • IMDb
1915
Fathers Three
MovieJan 18, 1915

Fathers Three

The three bachelors live together in loneliness. Each night …
The three bachelors live together in loneliness. Each night they return to their rooms and exchange solitary greetings. One evening one of their number reads in the newspaper of a poor woman who is unable to support her little daughter and wishes to have someone adopt her. The bachelors visit the poverty-stricken woman and come to an agreement with her to educate her daughter and to provide for her maintenance in the best fashion. The child, Rosemary, grows up to be a handsome young woman with every advantage of environment and surrounding. The bachelors lavish money on her and give her everything she happens to mention. The bachelors' housekeeper dies and the girl mourns her loss greatly. The bachelors fear that the girl takes her loss too much to heart and come to the conclusion that what she really needs to make her happy is a husband. All three decide to propose to her, hoping that she will chose one of their number. Rosemary is much amused by the three proposals but tells each one of her suitors that she loves, but not any more than she does the others. She promises, however, that the one who will bring her the most appropriate gift on her eighteenth birthday will stand highest in her affections. Acting upon her hint the three bachelors scour the town seeking appropriate presents, Robert decides that a beautiful imported gown which he sees at a fashion show would be the most acceptable gift of all and has the package sent home to Rosemary. Henry steps into a jewelers and buys Rosemary an elaborate diamond necklace. Vincent, however, comes to the conclusion that Rosemary does not seek a gift of only material value and when he overhears her making an inquiry about her mother, whom she does not remember, Vincent decides to find the old lady and to bring her to live with her now grown-up daughter. Accordingly he follows several clues and at last learns where Rosemary's mother is living. He finds the old lady in a squalid tenement but with everything about her neat and clean. Telling her that he is about to give back her child, Vincent induces her to visit a fashionable dressmaker and secures an apartment for her in a much better neighborhood. On Rosemary's birthday Robert opens up the box containing the expensive imported gown. Rosemary is enraptured with it and kisses the fortunate Robert enthusiastically. Then Henry presents her with a diamond necklace and Rosemary again demonstrates her affection and gratitude upon the donor. All then look expectantly at Vincent to see what he has to give. Vincent leads a kindly-faced wrinkled up old lady into the room, and when she has removed her veil, presents her to her daughter. An affecting meeting between mother and daughter follows and the other two bachelors, Robert and Henry, take Vincent aside and congratulate him upon his happy choice of a gift. All then gaily make merry to celebrate the engagement between Vincent and Rosemary and the return of Rosemary's mother to become the housekeeper for the two disappointed bachelors.
  • IMDb
1910
Two Little Waifs
MovieOct 31, 1910

Two Little Waifs

A wealthy widow is left despaired by the death of her only …
A wealthy widow is left despaired by the death of her only child. One day two little orphaned children looking for Heaven in hopes of finding their mother, come to the grieving woman's door. Believing they have found Heaven they ask for their Mama. The sight of the two darling waifs impresses the woman so, she immediately decides to adopt them, thus filling the void from her own lost child.
  • IMDb
The Masher
MovieOct 13, 1910

The Masher

It is tough to get the name and yet no part of the game. …
It is tough to get the name and yet no part of the game. Poor Hiram didn't anticipate the trouble laid out for him when he and his wife went for a stroll in the park, she attired in a loud check waist. There has been a complaint sent to the police headquarters about an impudent fellow who has been annoying the lady visitors to the park with his attentions. Hiram, while seated with his wife, espies a very charming young lady paying him some notice. He thinks he has made a conquest and reciprocates. The Madam catches him and a quarrel ensues, the climax of which sends Hiram to a different part of the park. Alter he has cooled down a bit, he realizes his fault and starts back to make peace. From a distance he sees the check waist, and making a dash for it gathers the wearer up in his arms only to find her to be an old spinster, who has just been reading of the real masher, thinks Hiram he, and makes after him with a hat pin, calling for aid as she goes. By the time she reaches Hiram, he is on his knees pleading forgiveness from his wife who scornfully leaves him for another part of the grounds. His pursuers witness the end of this scene, and think it another case of annoyance, so he is arrested. Later, the wife, not knowing her hubby's fate, returns to bring about peace. Here is where the real masher appears and forces his attentions upon the wife, who calls for the police. The policeman tells her that if the masher is apprehended he will notify her, so when she arrives home she is met by the officer and escorted to the station-house to appear against the miscreant. You may imagine her surprise when she is confronted with poor Hiram. She, of course, will not believe a word he says. Appearances arc too conclusive and so the poor innocent victim must suffer for the guilty.
  • IMDb
Examination Day at School
MovieSep 29, 1910

Examination Day at School

You can catch more flies …
You can catch more flies with honey than will gall, and you rule easier by kindness than by tyranny. This fact is shown in this Biograph pastoral, which indeed might prove a lesson to educators. The teacher to thoroughly impart knowledge must win the love of his pupil, otherwise his efforts are in vain. The old village schoolmaster is a lovable soul, and you can see the love his scholars bear him written on their smiling countenances as they scamper on to school. He in turn comes trudging along, his face lit up in the pleasant anticipation of soon being in the midst of his loved ones. All hail him joyously at his entrance and there are the little remembrance, an apple from one, a pear from another, a bouquet from another, etc. The opening exercises begin and the odious announcement that the county examiner will be there arrives outside and the old teacher goes to meet and escort him into the classroom. While he is absent Jimmy the village "cutup," draws a caricature of the examiner on the blackboard. This so incenses this irascible personage that he immediately dismisses the class for the morning and when they have gone discharges the poor old schoolmaster. What a blow. He goes home almost heartbroken at the thought of losing the association of his dear little flock. Jimmy later becomes truly contrite for what he did, and with the scholars at his heels runs off to the teacher's home to beg his pardon. Here they learn what woe their lark has caused, their dear old teacher has gone to the Commissioners' office and engages a new teacher whom he enjoins to lambaste these youngsters into submission. With what success we shall see. The scholars unanimously plan a revolt and no sooner has the new instructor turned his back than he receives a fusillade of fruit and vegetables. Well, they soon whip him and he rushes off to the Commissioners' to tender his resignation. The children follow and insist upon the reinstatement of their old teacher. Their plea is granted, so they hurry off to the teacher's home and fairly carry him back to the schoolhouse. The class again in session, the old teacher gives thanks, writing on the blackboard, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," the children singing as he writes.
  • IMDb
The Oath and the Man
www.imdb.com
MovieSep 22, 1910

The Oath and the Man

Before the revolution in France the nobility exercised a …
Before the revolution in France the nobility exercised a most despotic rule over the peasants, subjecting them to abject slavery. Not only did they suffer pecuniary oppression, but their humble households were invaded and defiled by the noble profligates. Henri Provost, a perfumer, receives a call from his landlord in quest of some perfume. During his visit this nobleman is attracted by Henri's pretty young wife. Her beauty so enthralls him that he, during her husband's absence, exercises his presumed rights, and invites, or rather commands her to attend his house fete. Here he dresses her in finery and promises to make a great lady of her, so that when her husband, who finding whither she had gone, bursts into the palace, she denies him. The heartbroken perfumer at first would return to the palace and in vengeance murder both his wife and the nobleman, but the old priest stays him, by showing him the crucifix, the emblem of Christian charity and making him swear he would never kill them. Indicating that vengeance belonged to God. Henri takes this oath and lives up to it. Some time later the peasants chafing under aristocratic tyranny revolt, with the perfumer a leader. The revolutionists invade the home of the nobleman, the occupants of which flee in panic. The nobleman himself, with the perfumer's wife, who is still with him, make their way to her former home, which she imagines is deserted. The perfumer enters, and upon meeting the guilty pair, sees his chance to wreak vengeance. He is about to run them through when the old priest again appears and shows him the crucifix, reminding him of his oath. He then waves back the mob, who haven't seen the nobleman, with the exclamation, "This is my wife." The mob dismissed, he takes the couple to an inner room where they exchange their finery for peasant's attire. Thus they leave to take their chances of evading intemperate revolutionists who are parading outside, devastating everything and destroying everybody aristocratic. What a bitter lesson she has been taught. Her covetousness has brought her only shame, terror, poverty and isolation.
  • IMDb
A Summer Tragedy
MovieSep 19, 1910

A Summer Tragedy

Clarence Topfloor is given his week's vacation with pay, …
Clarence Topfloor is given his week's vacation with pay, and makes great preparations for his stay at the seashore. In pressing his trousers, he badly scorches them, but thanks to a long coat he is able to hide the damage, so off he starts to give the seaside belles a treat, Adonis II. While Clarence is making these preparations, Mabel is starting off on her vacation. They are, of course, unknown to each other. Mabel vows that she will return from her sojourn with an engagement ring. So you see here are two romantic souls starting out chock-full of determination. Fate is going to be busy. Fortuitously Wavecrest-by-the-Sea Hotel is the destination of both, Mabel arriving first. She is in her room when Clarence arrives. He conceives the idea of playing the part of a millionaire for the week just to see what happens, hence he registers as Reginald Vandergould, Fifth Avenue, New York. Well, maybe he don't stir things. Everybody in the hotel is at attention. Here the "pipe-dream" begins. Mabel and Clarence meet, and, as she is also fostering an iridescent bluff, that of being an heiress, each thinks the other the real article. Down at the shore he points to a steam yacht at anchor as his, but as things aboard are in such confusion, owing to the crew being at work overhauling the "log-book," he is forced to deny her the pleasure of a visit thereon. He doesn't get it on her for an instant, for pointing to a mansion that graces the distant shore as her summer home, she gives as a reason for stopping at the hotel, the servants being house-cleaning, she so disliked the taste of dust. Well, as they look good to each other, he proposes and she accepts. At this point in the romance two things happen, Clarence's time limit is up and his finances are down, so he must tear himself away, but parting is such sweet sorrow, and they leave each other vowing eternal constancy. Once outside the land of Utopia, they awaken. Mabel visits the city drug store to quaff a refreshing flagon of cream soda, when, "discovered!" Who should dole it out but Reginald Vandergould, Fifth Avenue, alias Clarence Topfloor. Another case of Cupid working overtime. At lunchtime Clarence hies himself to a neighboring "Ham and" emporium to have the festive coffee and sinkers served by the fair hands of Mabel; discovery no. 2. Their bluffs punctured, they both make the best of the worst of it, shake and become friends at least.
  • IMDb
Muggsy Becomes a Hero
MovieSep 1, 1910

Muggsy Becomes a Hero

When we left Muggsy in …
When we left Muggsy in our last subject he had just redeemed himself with his sweetheart Mabel. Hence it is that when Mabel is requested by mamma to accompany her to the church meeting, she sends him a note asking him to meet her after service and he may walk home with her. Muggsy is there on time all right, hut fate conspires again. The sisters Frost, two spinsters, on their way to church, were accosted by a couple of burly tramps who frightened the poor old ladies so that they were afraid to make the return trip unaccompanied. So the pastor asks that some of the men escort them. Poor Muggsy is hooked, much to his chagrin, and when the trio reach the deserted part of the road the tramps again appear. Muggsy assures the ladies of his protection, so to fear not. This declaration the tramps regard as a joke. Well the affair is on, and although Muggsy next appears in a torn, disheveled condition his opponents have to be carried bodily to the cooler, both knocked out. Mabel is justly proud of her Muggsy.
  • IMDb
Wilful Peggy
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 25, 1910

Wilful Peggy

Peggy is a high-spirited young woman from a poor family. …
Peggy is a high-spirited young woman from a poor family. One day she catches the eye of a wealthy lord, who proposes marriage and wants to introduce her into his social circle. But ...
  • IMDb
The Usurer
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 15, 1910

The Usurer

A wealthy, callous moneylender finds a terrifying way to …
A wealthy, callous moneylender finds a terrifying way to learn about money's limitations.
  • IMDb
An Arcadian Maid
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 1, 1910

An Arcadian Maid

A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to …
A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an engagement ring and promises to marry her. When the peddler runs up some gambling debts, he visits the maid again and tells her they cannot marry until he has enough money to pay off his debt. While the farmer and his wife are asleep, the maid foolishly steals their money. The peddler takes the money and leaves on a train to get out of town. Overcome with guilt, the young maid runs away from the farm. Meanwhile the peddler gets into a fight and is thrown off the train. The maid stumbles upon him by the railroad tracks. She finds the money on the peddler and returns it to the farm couple before they even knew it was missing.
  • IMDb
A Flash of Light
www.imdb.com
MovieJul 18, 1910

A Flash of Light

John Rogers, a young chemist, is sincerely loved by the …
John Rogers, a young chemist, is sincerely loved by the eldest of two sisters, but in a state of infatuation prefers the younger girl, fascinated by what he would call vivacity, but which is nothing less than frivolousness. He marries her, and she soon tires of a life of domesticity. He tries to interest her in his chemical experiments but they simply bore her, although they are interesting to the sister, which interest is born of a pure love which she still holds. While he is working in his laboratory, the wife is either entertaining or being entertained by friends. She is in her element at a dinner party, when an explosion takes place in her husband's laboratory, apparently destroying his sight and hearing. It is a sad house she returns to after her evening's pleasure. There is her husband, deaf and sightless. You may imagine her lot is now more repugnant, as his helplessness annoys her, so she eagerly accepts diversion. This comes in the form of an offer from one of her friends, a theater manager, to shine on the comic opera stage. She accepts the offer and on the persuasion of this friend decides to leave her husband and get a divorce, leaving her wedding ring on the table for her sister or father-in-law to find. The sister sees her action, and tries to dissuade her, but in vain. The thought of this second and worse blow to the young man moves the sister to wear the ring, deceiving him until his affliction has passed, for the doctor is sure of restoring his sight and hearing. This deception is easy, as he can neither see nor hear and is ever under hands of the nurse. The operation promises to be successful, so the sister goes to the green room of the theater to bring the wife back. After a heated argument the wife consents to go and see him at least, arriving just as he is placed in a darkened room to have the bandage removed. When the bandage is taken off, the young man sees in the dim light of the room the figures about him. He turns from one to the other until he sees his wife and makes a move towards her, but she with guilty mien recoils and as she does, clutches the portieres nervously. Down they come, letting in a fatal flash of light from the outside, striking the poor fellow's eyes, causing now incurable blindness. Realizing what she has done, she rushes horror-stricken from the house. The young man's hearing unimpaired, he learns the truth and now feels in his heart what he failed to see with his eyes.
  • IMDb
A Midnight Cupid
MovieJul 7, 1910

A Midnight Cupid

Perry Dudley, a young man of wealth and position, is the …
Perry Dudley, a young man of wealth and position, is the center of attraction with the matchmaking mothers, as he is considered the season's best catch. The daughters are by no means backward. In obtruding themselves to his notice. In fact, he is so annoyed and bored by this bevy of fawning females that his life becomes one of ennui. He longs for a change where people are less superficial. While fulfilling one of his social obligations his house is entered by a poor unfortunate tramp, a veritable soldier of misfortune. The poor fellow has a letter in his pocket from friends in his native village from whence he left when but a small boy. The missive asks that he return and he will be taken care of. He is inclined to go, but cannot make the trip on an empty stomach, so his visit to the Dudley mansion is in quest of food. He finds no one at home, and espying a decanter of wine on the table, in lieu of food, takes a drink. The wine has both an intoxicating and soporific effect, and when Perry returns he finds his nocturnal visitor on the floor in a profound bacchanalian slumber. As he lifts him to a chair Perry sees the letter, which he reads. What a chance. He decides at once to disguise himself and go to the country in the tramp's place, assuming that no one would recognize the deception. Placing a ten-dollar bill in the tramp's pocket instead of the letter, he instructs his valet and butler to take the sleeping tramp out and lay him on a bench in the park. Off Perry goes to present himself as the long-lost native, and has little trouble in convincing the old tanner that he is the personage to whom the letter is addressed. Of course, he is welcomed, but one thing he didn't bargain for was work on the farm; still he must endure it. Another thing he didn't bargain for, but is willing to endure, is the companionship of farmer's pretty daughter. It is a case of love on both sides. Meanwhile, the tramp awakening and finding the money, resolves to go back to his old home. His arrival is uneventful, as no one will believe him until he shows the farmer several marks or scars of identification as proof, hence the farmer chases Perry off and locks the daughter in her room. But, pshaw! As they appreciate the fact that love has ever given locksmiths the merry ha ha, they won't let a little thing like that break their romance, so they elope. When they arrive at Perry's mansion the girl is amazed, but is reassured by the presence of a minister, who makes them one just as the old father, who has followed with a neighbor, enters. He not only makes the best of the situation, but considers himself the most fortunate father in Christendom with his daughter making such a match.
  • IMDb
A Child's Impulse
www.imdb.com
MovieJun 27, 1910

A Child's Impulse

Mrs. Thurston, a socially ambitious widow, is …
Mrs. Thurston, a socially ambitious widow, is holding one of her famous Bohemian parties. To these functions are invited the leading lights of the several professions, actors, artists, musicians, etc. Surrounded by these men and women of art and letters, she was at first entertained, but they soon palled and bored. On this evening in particular, she is especially possessed of ennui, until the appearance of Raymond Hartley, a wealthy young bachelor, who is introduced into the circle by a newspaper man. An attachment immediately springs up between the widow and Raymond, and it must he said that the latter is more sincere than the former, for Raymond calls upon her and proposes marriage, which she is only too willing to accept. His friends, however, upon finding out the seriousness of the situation, go and warn him against her, accusing her of being a flirt. He, of course, will not believe until he himself later finds their accusation true. His friend and chum suggests a stay in the country to cure him of this ominous infatuation. Selecting a quiet out of the way place they go, enjoining the valet to keep secret their whereabouts. Almost upon their arrival, he meets Grace, the daughter of the farmer. Her simple, artless manners, with her rustic beauty, fairly captivate him and make him forget the widow entirely. He now experiences a higher and holier love, so he sends word to his valet to send on his trunks as he intends protracting his stay indefinitely, and later proposes to Grace and gains consent. The widow, meanwhile, has waxed uneasy, as she is most anxious to make this rich match, realizing what Raymond's wealth would do for her. At his residence she gets little information from the valet, but espying the trunk tagged, she slyly notes the address. Off she goes in her auto, and funds Raymond on the roadside in a state of elation over his prospects. Feigning illness, she elicits his sympathy, and soon the old infatuation possesses him. Back to the city he goes with the widow, after dispatching a note to Grace of his departure. What a shock this is to the poor girl, and her little sister, while she doesn't quite understand why, feels that the return of Raymond is urgent. The trunks have arrived and the little one finds the return stub still intact. Getting her toy bank, she extracts her savings and finds she has sufficient to pay the fare to the city. Surreptitiously she starts, and when in the city a policeman directs her to Raymond, whose valet states he is at the widow's. Here the child enters into the midst of a Bohemian gathering. The look into the child's sweet face, so much in contrast to the features around him, and but the sound of one word of her pleading, is enough to decide him, so picking up the child in his arms he dashes from the place, hurling aside the widow, who would detain him. Back to the farmhouse he rushes and throws himself appealingly at the feet of the poor heart-crushed Grace.
  • IMDb
A Victim of Jealousy
MovieJun 9, 1910

A Victim of Jealousy

The young husband's irrational jealousy makes him …
The young husband's irrational jealousy makes him suspicious of every attention bestowed upon his wife. Even the minister, who performed their marriage ceremony, making a pastoral call annoys him. They attend a social gathering, and his ill-concealed perturbation at his young wife's affability with all present spoils her evening's pleasure, and finally induces her to ask to be taken home. Arriving home, a stormy scene ensues, and there might have been a separation but for the wife's subtleness in placing within his range delicate reminders of her own gentleness. He is awakened from his present dementia and promises never to act so foolishly again. The next morning as he is about to leave for his office, he is sincere in his protestations of faith, but upon returning to his library to secure some business papers, he hears a man's voice issuing from the reception room, and upon entering finds his wife's milliner, who has come with her hat. He orders the man out and unjustly upbraids his wife. Not only that, he instructs his valet to watch. This of course, is fine for the valet, as he sees gain in it. During the afternoon lady friends of the wife call and beg her to accompany them to the art studio to look over some paintings they think of purchasing. While at the studio, her friends are called away for a few moments and ask her to wait until they return. Meanwhile, the valet has learned of the wife's visiting the studio and so informs the husband. The intelligence throws him into a frenzy, and rushing home secures a revolver and heads to avenge his fancied wrong. The wife's sister sees this and hastens to apprise her of her danger. Up to now the friends have not returned and the wife is place in a very embarrassing position, but the sister hurries her into an adjoining room, from which she escapes by another door for home. Unfortunately, the wife in her haste drops her scar, which the husband recognizes, and dashing into the adjoining room, just as the other door closes behind his wife, finds his sister-in-law who claims the scarf. Returning home he finds his wife, who confesses that she really was at the studio, and relates the details which are corroborated by her friends who now appear. The wife's patience is tried to the limit and she determines to leave him at once, so it is only upon his solemn promise never again to mistrust her that she remains.
  • IMDb
A Child of the Ghetto
www.imdb.com
MovieJun 6, 1910

A Child of the Ghetto

After her mother's death, …
After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love.
  • IMDb
The Impalement
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 30, 1910

The Impalement

Walter Avery is blessed with a most dutiful and loving …
Walter Avery is blessed with a most dutiful and loving wife, whose every endeavor and thought is to make him happy, but he being a man of the world, finds domestic life dull, and his wife's attentions boring. Hence, it is with eagerness that he accepts invitations to the different social functions. Accompanied by his wife, he attends a social gathering and there meets a young dancing girl, society's favorite entertainer. He is immediately obsessed with an infatuation for the girl, and it is evident that his feelings are reciprocated. Mrs. Avery's suspicions are aroused and she accuses him of undue attentions toward the dancer. He, of course, denies her accusations and cajoles her into believing that his thoughts are always only for her. Nevertheless, the time comes when she sees positive proof of his perfidy in a letter to him from the girl inviting him to attend a dinner at her house given in his honor, hoping he will not fail to grace the occasion. When he is about to leave for the dancer's home, Mrs. Avery picks up a bottle of poison, threatening to take her life if he goes. Regarding this threat merely a jealous woman's trick to keep him home, he not only treats it with derision, but pours the contents of the bottle into a goblet, remarking that it would be more convenient to take it that way, and off he goes. When he is gone the true aspect of the situation dawns on her. She realizes for the first time what a despicable wretch he is, and not worth the effort to save him, so she dashes the glass with its contents to the floor. However, the strain of the ordeal through which she has passed proves too much for her, and she falls in a swoon to the floor. Meanwhile, Avery has reached the home of the dancer, and is toasted at his entrance. By strange coincidence, the glass handed to him is identical with the one he handed his wife. He at once becomes conscience-stricken that his wife may have carried out her threat. Rushing back to his home he finds his wife in a swoon, but he thinks her dead. Dead, and he caused it! At this moment he becomes a veritable maniac. Dashing madly out of the house, he re-enters the dancer's home like a fiend. The guests are thrown into a panic as he shrieks, "I killed my wife! I killed my wife!" and falls across the table dead, struck down by the relentless avenger of injured virtue.
  • IMDb
The Gold Seekers
MovieMay 2, 1910

The Gold Seekers

The maxim, "'Tis darkest just before dawn," was …
The maxim, "'Tis darkest just before dawn," was certainly verified in the case of the despairing prospector who is the subject of this Biograph story. All his searching for the coveted yellow ore has been fruitless, and he starts out to make his last effort to find pay dirt. The privations he has suffered do not affect him as much as the hardships endured by his patient wife with their little child, a boy of ten years. To see them subjected to hunger and exposure almost drives him mas, and this final effort is almost maniacal. As usual, his endeavors seem to be in vain, until in a fit of rage he hurls his pick away from him and sinks despairingly on the ground. Here he sits hopeless, when he sees something shining in the earth that the pick's point had upturned when he hurled it from him. He is dazed, and can scarcely believe his sight. However, a pan of the dirt taken to the brook and washed proves he has at last struck pay dirt. Wild with joy, he rushes to his camp to give the news to his wife. She reminds him of the importance of filing his claim at once, and to this end the three, man, wife and child, go back to the place and he stakes the claim, guarding it, while the wife hurries to the agent's office to file it, she taking the little boy with her. Two mountain reprobates from a distance see the staking of the claim, and knowing that the first one filing the claim may secure it, try to reach the agent before her, but as she is on horseback and they on foot, she reaches there first. When she arrives she finds the office not yet open and a line of prospectors awaiting the agent's arrival. The two scoundrels now scheme to get the wife's place in the line, and to effect this they play upon her sympathy by getting an unconscionable old woman to feign illness and ask to be assisted to her home. This the wife does, the scoundrels following and locking her in a room with her little boy. They go back to the agent to secure his recognition of their claim. After futile efforts to burst the door, the wife lets the baby through the transom on a rope, telling him to run for help. This the little fellow manfully does, and after a time engages the attention of a couple of ranchers, who release the poor woman, rushing her to the land agent's office just as he is about to sign the claim of the scoundrels. The agent listens to the woman's story, backed up by the ranchers and the baby, and signs the claim, handing it to her, at the same time pushing a pistol in the scoundrels' faces with the injunction, "Now, git," and they very wisely "got."
  • IMDb
Up a Tree
MovieApr 28, 1910

Up a Tree

Jake, a young country lout, comes into the possession …
Jake, a young country lout, comes into the possession of a ladder and plans to have some fun. Placing the ladder against a tall tree, he climbs up and lodges his cap in the branches. Descending, he waits at the foot, and when an old farmer appears, Jake begins to blubber, crying that his cap is in the tree, where he tossed it after a bird, and, pretending lameness, he beseeches the farmer to get it. Up the farmer climbs and dislodges the cap, just when he attempts to descend he finds that Jake has removed the ladder. He is "treed" and no mistake. This trick worked so well, that Jake is encouraged to try it again. This time his victims are a couple of lovers who have quarreled. The beau in a huff, refuses when the sweetheart suggests he get the boy's cap, so she to shame him, climbs up herself. Fine! The lover follows, paying Jake to do the very thing he intended, remove the ladder. Of course, the girl is wild, but the lover is in his element. Here they are "treed" side by side on the limb. Same thing happens, only Jake drives off in the wagon to find another easy mark, which he does in the person of a Jew carrying two live chickens. Jake has visions of a chicken pie, but his dream fades for the Jew carries the birds up the ladder. Further on Jake sells the horse, wagon and ladder to a painter for four dollars. Cheap, of course, but it is velvet to him. With the money he goes to the summer garden restaurant and purchases four dollars' worth of May wine. Meanwhile, the man with the wagon has retraced the route taken by Jake and comes upon the treed ones. All are anxious to be rescued but the young lover, who spurns their assistance until his sweetheart accepts him, which she finally does. The victims then band together to wreak vengeance, and fortune soon favors them, for along comes Jake, their persecutor, lame from head to feet. They pounce upon him, and after administering chastisement, carry him up into one of the trees, where they leave him to think it over.
  • IMDb
In Old California
MovieMar 10, 1910

In Old California

No land nor period was more given to romance than the …
No land nor period was more given to romance than the Spanish American in the early part of the 19th century. The influence of the warm constant sun, without excessive amenity was conducive to lethargy and lethargy is the seed of romance. The dreamer is a romancer. This Biograph story starts some time before Mexican independence was proclaimed in California, which occurred in 1822. Perdita Arguello, the pretty Spanish senorita is beloved by Jose Manuella, a wealthy young Spaniard, who migrated to the new world in search of adventure. A man of qualities, he surrenders claim upon the girl when he finds her heart is given to Pedro Cortes, a handsome troubadour of the village. Cortes is just the sort of fellow to impress a thoughtless and unsophisticated girl with his gentle persuasive manner together with his talent as a musician. Of poetic temperament, she yields to his plan and marries him. But what a calamity! Twenty years later we see the result of her folly. Cortes proved to be a worthless dipsomaniac and reprobate. Spending his time and money she earns at the tavern. The most unfortunate feature is that they have a son, now nearly 19 years old. Perdita realizes that the environs and example of the father are not favorable to the boy's well-being, hence she resolves to save him. It is at a time when Baja and Alta California are in conflict, and Manuella, Perdita's former lover, is now Governor. So she appeals to him to provide a future for their son. The Governor takes the boy into his own company. But is there any wonder that the son of such a dog as Cortes should prove himself to be a despicable whelp? He is not long in the service when the blood of his father asserts itself. Drunkenness is one of the first offenses. Next theft of the meanest order, that of robbing his sleeping comrades-in-arms. Perdita has dispatched a letter of thanks to the Governor, which he is reading as the drunken boy is brought before him. The tone of the letter induces Manuella to be easy on the boy that she might live in ignorance of his real nature. However, later she writes that she is dying and believing her son has made a name for himself, she asks to be allowed to see him before she dies. As the Governor reads this letter the boy is brought before him, having been caught for thieving. Manuella is thoroughly disgusted with the boy, but in order to have his mother die happy, he decorates him, making him appear before her as a hero. When she breathes her last the medals are torn his breast and he is sent to prison where the punishment he justly deserves is inflicted. In this subject are shown a series of most beautiful scenes of Southern California, which are photographically perfect.
  • IMDb
The Thread of Destiny
MovieMar 7, 1910

The Thread of Destiny

Little Myrtle, the orphan …
Little Myrtle, the orphan girl of San Gabriel, stands at the window of her cabin contemplating the beautiful sun before her; the valley out between the hills bedecked by the hand of Flora, iridescent in the morning light, a veritable Iris. Her pure soul goes out in love to the trees, the flowers and the sun, which is responded in the exhilaration of their perfume. Yet she is obsessed with an insatiable yearning. An orphan, she does not know paternal love; her pure, tender heart does not concur with those around her, for the village is made up of a people abjectly material. There is but one to whom she can evince her generous, affectionate nature, the wife of the innkeeper, who is ill. Each morning she gathers flowers and brings them to her. On this morning we see her flower-laden, making her way to the inn. On the road she meets a Mexican stranger, Estrada. Their hands touch while he assists her in recovering some of the flowers she has dropped. She experiences a thrill, such as she had never felt before, and yet she doesn't know why. However, her heart seems lighter, the world brighter, as she continues on to the inn to cheer and comfort the suffering woman. As she is about to leave, she is insulted with the advances of Gus Walters, a drunken tough. He is about to seize her when Estrada enters and rescues her from the peril, seeing her safely out of the place. Later, Estrada is induced to take a hand in a poker game, which is really a subterfuge to start a quarrel. He is accused of cheating, and they determine to lynch him. Seeing the chances extremely against him, he picks up a chair, and whirling it around him, makes his way to the door. He dashes down the road, and by climbing a tree, manages to throw his pursuers off his trail. In detour he finally comes to a cabin, which he enters as refuge, to find it the home of .Myrtle. Her wit saves him. She makes him bind her hands and feet, disarrange the place, and then hide under a pile of stuff. The appearances are convincing to the story she tells the posse of being robbed by Estrada, who had proceeded on out of reach. They are satisfied that the Mexican has eluded them and so search no further, going back to the inn. Gus hangs back and returns to Myrtle's cabin to wreak revenge, thinking she is unprotected, but he is mistaken, of course, and being off guard, he is easily overpowered and bound. He is afforded the felicity of witnessing Myrtle and Estrada plight their troth, and leave for the mission chapel to be married. Still they are charitable, for before they leave they place in Gus' mouth a cigarette and light it for him that his hours of bondage might not hang heavy. Off they go to the mission where they are bound for life in holy marriage. Gus, meanwhile, has freed himself and rushing hack to the inn tells of the girl's ruse. As they look from the window they see Myrtle and Estrada leaving the priest and strolling down the road as the twilight bells of the Angelus toll. This awakens the boys to their better selves and they exclaim. "Let 'em go, Gus, the drinks are on you."
  • IMDb
The Rocky Road
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 3, 1910

The Rocky Road

The evils of drink cause a man to separate from his family. In …
The evils of drink cause a man to separate from his family. In time he becomes sober and prosperous. Then he meets and falls in love with a young woman, and they become engaged. Unbeknownst to him this young woman is his own daughter.
  • IMDb
1909
To Save Her Soul
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 27, 1909

To Save Her Soul

Agnes, a singer in a country church, is practicing one …
Agnes, a singer in a country church, is practicing one day when a vaudeville manager hears her and offers her a job. Over the objections of the curate who loves her, she accepts the offer and goes to the city. Later the curate goes to hear Agnes perform and, fearing that her soul is being corrupted by show business, he asks her to return to the small town with him. When she refuses, he is prepared to kill her in order to protect the purity of her soul. This brings about her change of heart, and together they return to the little church.
  • IMDb
In Little Italy
MovieDec 23, 1909

In Little Italy

Marie has two suitors. She accepts Victor and rejects …
Marie has two suitors. She accepts Victor and rejects Tony, who stabs Victor in a fit of jealousy. When he learns that Victor is still alive, he breaks into the room in Marie's house where Victor is convalescing and attacks him again. He is threatening to attack Marie when lawmen burst in and arrest him.
  • IMDb
The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period
MovieDec 2, 1909

The Death Disc: A Story of the Crom…

During the reign of Oliver …
During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, Catholic worship is forbidden on pain of death. Three soldiers are arrested as Catholics and condemned to die. Cromwell decides to spare two of them and to determine which should die by chance. The guards bring the first child they meet. Whichever soldier she gives the 'death disc' to shall die. Cromwell is charmed by the girl and gives her his signet ring. By chance the child is the daughter of one of the soldiers and gives the death disc to her father, because she thinks it's pretty. The child is returned home to her mother, who learns of her husband's pending execution and of the power of the ring. She rushes to the place of execution and saves her husband by producing the ring.
  • IMDb
1877
Charles Craig
BirthAugust 1877

Charles Craig

Charles Craig was born.
Back to top
  • Data from
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Wikidata
  • Freebase
  • Select images from
  • TiVo
Wikipedia text under CC-BY-SA license