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1931
Hell-Bent for Frisco
MovieJul 10, 1931

Hell-Bent for Frisco

San Francisco newspaper reporter Jimmy Gray turns detective …
San Francisco newspaper reporter Jimmy Gray turns detective to bring the killer of the brother of his sweetheart, Ellen Garwood, to justice. His city editor is so confident that he will ...
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1925
The Police Patrol
MovieAug 28, 1925

The Police Patrol

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The Making of O'Malley
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MovieJun 21, 1925

The Making of O'Malley

The Making of O'Malley is a …
The Making of O'Malley is a 1925 American drama film directed by Lambert Hillyer and written by Eugene Clifford. The film stars Milton Sills, Dorothy Mackaill, Helen Rowland, Warner Richmond, Thomas Carrigan and Julia Hurley. The film was released on June 28, 1925, by First National Pictures.
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1922
The Blonde Vampire
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MovieApr 1, 1922

The Blonde Vampire

Young Marcia Saville has a boyfriend, Martin Kent, who …
Young Marcia Saville has a boyfriend, Martin Kent, who loves her but she prefers the "excitement" of shady gangster Tom Smith. What she doesn't know is that Smith is setting up a scam to swindle Marcia's father.
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Beyond the Rainbow
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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 ...
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Back Pay
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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 ...
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1921
At the Stage Door
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MovieDec 11, 1921

At the Stage Door

As children, sisters Helen Mathews and Mary Mathews couldn't …
As children, sisters Helen Mathews and Mary Mathews couldn't be more dissimilar--Helen is selfish, thoughtless and self-centered, while Mary is exactly the opposite. Later, Helen--out of ...
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The Wonderful Thing
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MovieNov 7, 1921

The Wonderful Thing

Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs, the daughter of an American hog …
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.
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1920
The Wonder Man
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MovieMay 29, 1920

The Wonder Man

French Secret Service agent and boxer Henri D'Alour uncovers …
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.
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The Flapper
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MovieMay 10, 1920

The Flapper

Ginger grows up in a slow town. Because of her wild attitude, …
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.
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My Lady's Garter
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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.
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1919
Sadie Love
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MovieOct 19, 1919

Sadie Love

Sadie Love is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film distributed …
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.
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The Firing Line
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MovieJul 6, 1919

The Firing Line

Sheila Cardross Malcourt shares only a loveless marriage with …
Sheila Cardross Malcourt shares only a loveless marriage with Louis Malcourt, but is unwilling to divorce him even to marry the man she really loves, for fear of hurting her foster parents....
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Three Men and a Girl
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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.
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1918
Under the Greenwood Tree
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MovieDec 8, 1918

Under the Greenwood Tree

A wealthy young woman is …
A wealthy young woman is nevertheless despondent because her wealth cannot purchase for her the things she really cares about: romance, true love, or freedom. She sets out to live in a wild, unfettered manner in the country, and discovers that the things she seeks are not a matter of simply changing locales.
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The Blue Bird
MovieMar 31, 1918

The Blue Bird

Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a …
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...
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1917
A Rich Man's Plaything
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MovieSep 30, 1917

A Rich Man's Plaything

A Rich Man's Plaything is a …
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.
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The Fall of the Romanoffs
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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.
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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.
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1916
Under Two Flags
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MovieJul 30, 1916

Under Two Flags

Lewis Victor of the French Foreign Legion is actually Bertie …
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 ...
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The Serpent
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MovieJan 23, 1916

The Serpent

Peasant girl Vania is assaulted by a duke who murders her lover …
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.
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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.
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The Masher
MovieOct 13, 1910

The Masher

It is tough to get the name and yet no part of the game. Poor …
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 ...
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A Gold Necklace
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MovieOct 6, 1910

A Gold Necklace

This is a delightful comedy of errors, in which a gold …
This is a delightful comedy of errors, in which a gold necklace figures prominently. Mazie lends her necklace to Nellie, her guest. Nellie is asleep in a hammock when Sam, her sweetheart, ...
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Examination Day at School
MovieSep 29, 1910

Examination Day at School

You can catch more flies with …
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 ...
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The Oath and the Man
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MovieSep 22, 1910

The Oath and the Man

Before the revolution in France the nobility exercised a most …
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 ...
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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 ...
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Wilful Peggy
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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 ...
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The Usurer
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MovieAug 15, 1910

The Usurer

A wealthy moneylender instructs his collectors to foreclose on …
A wealthy moneylender instructs his collectors to foreclose on the property of every debtor who is behind on his or her payments. Many families are affected by this decision, in some cases with tragic results. But the moneylender is unconcerned, and he ignores their pleas while he enjoys showing off his wealth. But when he is accidentally locked inside his office's valuables vault one evening, he realizes to his horror that suddenly all his wealth is useless to save him.
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An Arcadian Maid
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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 ...
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A Flash of Light
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MovieJul 18, 1910

A Flash of Light

John Rogers, a young chemist, is sincerely loved by the eldest …
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 ...
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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 ...
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A Child of the Ghetto
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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 ...
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The Impalement
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MovieMay 30, 1910

The Impalement

Walter Avery is blessed with a most dutiful and loving wife, whose …
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...
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The Gold Seekers
MovieMay 2, 1910

The Gold Seekers

The maxim, "'Tis darkest just before dawn," was certainly …
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 ...
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The Tenderfoot's Triumph
MovieApr 21, 1910

The Tenderfoot's Triumph

"It's in the surprise" that great …
"It's in the surprise" that great plays are made and battles won, and our tenderfoot friend, appreciating this, pulls a victory that is amazing. The western camp folks had suffered the loss...
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The Converts
MovieMar 14, 1910

The Converts

A bored young man of means decides that it would be a …
A bored young man of means decides that it would be a lark to masquerade as an evangelist and preach outside the "dance hall" of the town in which he is living. One of the young dance hall girls hears the phony preacher and is greatly moved by his message. The girl leaves the dance hall and goes to her room, where, weeping, she kneels and prays. Her life is changed, and she now becomes a dedicated settlement house worker. One day the girl encounters the young man. He, of course, is not now in disguise; and he is falling down drunk. At first the girl is disillusioned, but then she realizes that, although his words were falsely delivered, their message was nonetheless her salvation. The young man slinks away, but now he, too, sees the light. Soon he goes out to look for the girl, and he finds her assisting an old man who has fallen on the road. Their eyes meet and we can tell that this is a new beginning for the two converts.
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In Old California
MovieMar 10, 1910

In Old California

No land nor period was more given to romance than the Spanish …
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.
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The Thread of Destiny
MovieMar 7, 1910

The Thread of Destiny

Little Myrtle, the orphan girl …
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, ...
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The Englishman and the Girl
MovieFeb 17, 1910

The Englishman and the Girl

A small-town drama group's …
A small-town drama group's rehearsal is interrupted when one of their members receives a letter telling him his English relative is arriving for a visit. The Englishman turns out to be a ...
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Her Terrible Ordeal
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MovieJan 10, 1910

Her Terrible Ordeal

An absent-minded business man is about to be off on a journey. …
An absent-minded business man is about to be off on a journey. He leaves his son and his secretary (who, unbeknownst to him, are in love) in charge of the office. The two soon find the boss's wallet on the floor, and the son rushes off to catch up with his father. While he's gone, a poor vendor seizes the opportunity to turn robber. He grabs the secretary's purse and locks her in the airtight vault. The son returns, and soon he becomes aware of his beloved's plight. He doesn't know and cannot find the combination to the vault, so off he goes again to catch dear old dad. He just misses dad's train and sends a telegram ahead to have his father return immediately. But dad wasn't on the train. He had forgotten important papers that he needed for the trip. Now he's back at the office, blissfully unaware that his secretary is dying just a few feet away. Then off he goes again. The son returns and is told (by a man who was unaware of the secretary's plight) that he has just missed his father. Away the son rushes again. This time he catches up with dad. Back they run to the office, and the girl is freed in the very nick of time.
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The Dancing Girl of Butte
MovieJan 6, 1910

The Dancing Girl of Butte

Bella is a dancer in a music …
Bella is a dancer in a music ball at Butte. She is pretty, light-hearted, and yet possessed of a refined nature that commands a respect not looked for in such surroundings. Strolling ...
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The Rocky Road
MovieJan 3, 1910

The Rocky Road

Ben Cook had been a man of intelligent energy, but …
Ben Cook had been a man of intelligent energy, but meeting with reverses, went the way of so many others, that is, became addicted to drink. Falling lower and lower, we first see him a drunken loafer. In return for his wife's tearful entreaties he gives abuse, and finally desertion; leaving his native town for parts unknown. Landing in a strange village, he seeks and obtains employment in a sawmill, where he resolves to brace up. Meanwhile, his poor wife, learning from her husband's companions of his flight, becomes unbalanced in mind, and taking up her little three-year-old child, starts out in search of him. On she wanders, cold and hungry, meeting a kindhearted Italian on the way, who compassionately gives her an old shawl to wrap about the child. Further on she falls exhausted beside a haystack. Here the hallucination of hearing her husband's voice calling seizes her and she leaves the child to go in answer to the imagined call. The child is found later by an old farmer, who adopts it. The poor woman staggers on until she falls helpless in the road. She is found by a benevolent couple who take her in and care for her, she performing light housework in return for their kindness. Years later Cook, through his close application to work, has become manager of the mill, and is enjoying the best of fortune. A search for his deserted wife has proved fruitless, hence he assumed her dead. One day while out in his auto, it becomes temporarily disabled, and he rests up at a farmhouse, where they are celebrating their daughter's eighteenth birthday. The meeting with the daughter incurs mutual love at first sight. Later they are betrothed and the wedding day set. It is now the day of the wedding and Cook is speeding to the house to meet the wedding party when his machine passes the place where his wife has lived all these years. She recognizes him and dashes after him, but, of course, is far distanced. Continuing, she comes to the house shortly after the party, of which she knows nothing, has left. She asks for a drink, and while waiting sees her husband's picture in a frame on the table. To her queries the maid tells her in detail about the little foundling, the adoption, the birthday party, and now of the wedding, which may at this moment be taking place. It is for her the awakening. She realizes the horror of the situation, and asking the direction to the church dashes madly out, hailing a passing wagon, begs the man to drive in haste to it. The ceremony has just begun when she rushes in. Oh God! What a terrible revelation. She has just strength enough to make the truth clear when she falls into her husband's arms dead. Thus, in a flash he is made to feel the weight of the hand of Divine Justice in the horror and mortification of the situation.
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1909
Choosing a Husband
MovieDec 30, 1909

Choosing a Husband

Four bachelors all want to marry Gladys. To test their fidelity …
Four bachelors all want to marry Gladys. To test their fidelity she pretends to be away, and when they come to visit, each in turn is met by her pretty younger sister. One by one they fail the test by flirting with the sister. Gladys renounces them, then is reunited with her real sweetheart, who has been abroad.
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To Save Her Soul
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MovieDec 27, 1909

To Save Her Soul

Agnes, a singer in a country church, is practicing one day …
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.
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In Little Italy
MovieDec 23, 1909

In Little Italy

Marie has two suitors. She accepts Victor and rejects Tony, who …
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.
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The Test
MovieDec 16, 1909

The Test

Harry, preparing to leave on a business trip, tells Bessie …
Harry, preparing to leave on a business trip, tells Bessie that her photograph will always be with him. To test his sincerity she removes the photo from his bill case, and when he writes ...
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Through the Breakers
MovieDec 6, 1909

Through the Breakers

A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of …
A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of their social life. When the girl becomes seriously ill, the father realizes the errors of his ways and stays home with her, demanding his wife do likewise. She sneaks out to a dance and the child takes a turn for the worse. By the time she returns home the child is dead. After her husband leaves her, the mother realizes her selfishness and begs forgiveness at her daughter's grave.
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The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period
MovieDec 2, 1909

The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwelli…

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.
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