1929
The Far Call
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MovieApr 28, 1929

The Far Call

The Far Call is a 1929 American lost film directed by Allan …
The Far Call is a 1929 American lost film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Charles Morton and Leila Hyams. Produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation. It is a late silent film with Fox's Movietone sound on film system containing music and sound effects.
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1928
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Charles Gorman

Charles Gorman passed away.
1927
The Gay Retreat
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MovieSep 25, 1927

The Gay Retreat

The Gay Retreat is a 1927 American silent comedy …
The Gay Retreat is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Benjamin Stoloff and starring Gene Cameron, Betty Francisco, Judy King, Sammy Cohen, Jerry Madden, and Holmes Herbert. The film was released by Fox Film Corporation on September 25, 1927.
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1921
The Primal Law
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MovieSep 11, 1921

The Primal Law

A stirring tale of a plotters' efforts to force cattle ranchers …
A stirring tale of a plotters' efforts to force cattle ranchers into selling their holdings cheap, while keeping them ignorant of the fact that the land contained great oil wealth.
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Bare Knuckles
MovieMar 20, 1921

Bare Knuckles

Bare Knuckles released.
1918
Confession
MovieMay 19, 1918

Confession

Confession released.
The Bride of Fear
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MovieApr 7, 1918

The Bride of Fear

Ann Carter, a distraught young woman, is saved from …
Ann Carter, a distraught young woman, is saved from committing suicide by Hayden Masters. It turns out, however, that Masters is a vicious criminal who wants to make Ann his partner in crime. Fearful of what might happen to her if she doesn't marry him as he asked, she accepts, but on their wedding night he is arrested by the police for burglary and thrown in prison. Broke and alone, Ann gets a job as a sectary to a wealthy executive, whose son Donald falls for her. When she hears that Masters has been killed in a failed prison escape attempt, she accepts Donald's proposal--but then Masters, very much alive, shows up.
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The Girl with the Champagne Eyes
MovieMar 3, 1918

The Girl with the Champagne Eyes

The Girl with the Champagne Eyes released.
1917
Treasure Island
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MovieDec 23, 1917

Treasure Island

Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John …
Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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1916
Children of the Feud
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MovieDec 2, 1916

Children of the Feud

Pap Clayton a Mountaineer has promised his daughter …
Pap Clayton a Mountaineer has promised his daughter Sairy Ann ( Dorothy Gish ) to his cousin Jed Martin, but Sairy Ann loves Dr. Richard Cavanagh ( Sam DeGrasse ), the son of Judge Lee Cavanagh In the midst of a feud between the Claytons and the Jacksons, a jealous Jed sets out to kill Richard. Jed shoots a deputy who gets in his way and so is taken before Judge Cavanagh, whom the Claytons have threatened to kill if Jed is convicted. The Claytons are true to their word when Cavanagh finds him guilty, and Richard immediately vows to kill Jed, who has escaped. Sairy Ann, however, reminds Richard that he has railed against family feuding and has said that only the law can take a life. A sobered Richard captures Jed and hands him over to authorities, and then, after he has forgiven the Claytons, he and Sairy Ann become engaged.
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A Sister of Six
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MovieOct 29, 1916

A Sister of Six

A young woman and her six little brothers and sisters are …
A young woman and her six little brothers and sisters are left orphans by the murder of their father over gold found on his ranch. Together the seven offspring fight against their greedy ...
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Let Katie Do It
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MovieJan 6, 1916

Let Katie Do It

Let Katie Do It is a 1916 American silent film drama …
Let Katie Do It is a 1916 American silent film drama directed by Chester and Sidney Franklin and was produced by D. W. Griffith's Fine Arts company. It is also known as Let Katy Do It. A copy is preserved in the Library of Congress collection and UCLA Film & TV.
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1915
The Doll-House Mystery
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MovieSep 19, 1915

The Doll-House Mystery

When a stack of valuable …
When a stack of valuable bonds go missing from the Grant household, suspicion falls on little Carmen Grant's playmate Georgie, whose father is a poor ex-convict trying to go straight.
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For Love of Mary Ellen
MovieSep 7, 1915

For Love of Mary Ellen

For Love of Mary Ellen released.
The Indian Trapper's Vindication
MovieSep 6, 1915

The Indian Trapper's Vindication

Dark Cloud, an Indian …
Dark Cloud, an Indian trapper, is unjustly accused of robbing the trader's store. Winston King forces him to leave the country and warns him never to return. Arnold and Dorothy, the children of King, while canoeing, lose their paddle and drift toward the falls. Dark Cloud hears their cries for help. Leaping upon a log, he follows them. The Indian is just in time to save the children from the rapids. He brings them ashore. While Arnold and Dorothy are pleading with their rescuer to go home with them, a shot is heard. The children and Dark Cloud discover Petro, a half-breed, who has been shot by his Indian partner. Dying, Petro confesses that they had been quarreling about the division of the money they recently stole from the trader's store. The half-breed points out the direction his partner has taken, confiding to Dark Cloud that the Indian has the money. Dark Cloud hunts down Hawkeye, the thief, captures him and brings him back to where Arnold and Dorothy are waiting with the wounded Petro. By this time King, who has been warned of his children's danger, has reached the place. Dark cloud takes the stolen money from Hawkeye's belt and hands it to the trader. Refusing to accept any reward, the Indian walks proudly away.
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The Little Orphans
MovieAug 9, 1915

The Little Orphans

When their mother dies, Donald and Doris fall into the …
When their mother dies, Donald and Doris fall into the hands of Levy, a pawnbroker, who is "fence" for a gang of crooks. Levy forces Donald to sell papers for a living, and Doris he makes his slavey. The gang wants a small boy in a jewel robbery, the pawnbroker rents Donald to them. He is compelled to enter the home of Renwick Morris to open the door. Morris discovers the intruder, recognizes his newsboy, and wins from him his story. Morris phones police headquarters, and the waiting thieves are captured. Meanwhile, Doris has gone to the police, desperately determined to win help against Levy. Donald and Doris meet at the station. Levy has been arrested. Renwick Morris and his wife adopt the homeless brother and sister.
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A Ten-Cent Adventure
MovieJul 13, 1915

A Ten-Cent Adventure

Bill, the biggest boy in the school, abuses one of the …
Bill, the biggest boy in the school, abuses one of the smaller pupils and then puts the blame on Joe, the son of a poor widow. Joe is punished by the teacher. But after school he calls the ...
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The Old Clothes Shop
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MovieJun 19, 1915

The Old Clothes Shop

Summers and Roe, two crooks, learn that Bert Wells, a rich …
Summers and Roe, two crooks, learn that Bert Wells, a rich westerner, is in town visiting his married sister, Alice Field, whom he has presented with a diamond tiara. They start out to get the lay of the land. Passing an old clothes shop, Summers is struck with the beauty of Mina, the granddaughter of Crichett, the owner of the shop. She, however, repulses him. She takes her new novel and goes to the park to forget the commonplaceness of everything in a world of her imagination, wherein she figures as "Lady Montmorency." Mina's reading is interrupted by a thrilling runaway. She sees Bert Wells rescue his sister, and instantly the westerner becomes the hero of the little East Side girl. That night, Summers and Roe steal the tiara and a beautiful new gown of Alice Field's. The butler and maid, who are alone in the house, notify the police and describe both the stolen goods and the thieves. The next day, Summers takes the gown to Crichett's shop, merely as an excuse to see Mina. Later, left alone in charge of the shop, the girl yields to the temptation to put on the gown and walk in the park. In her hurry, however, to avoid her father, who just then returns, she runs off wearing one of Alice Field's slippers and one old shoe of her own. In the park, she wrenches her ankle, and Bert Wells, who happens to be strolling near, comes to her rescue. She tells him that her name is "Madeline Montmorency" and that she lives at the Plaza. He sees her home. As she is coming out of the hotel, she is confronted by detectives who recognize the stolen gown. In her flight she drops Alice Field's slipper. Wells finds it and takes it home. Meanwhile, the detectives have traced Mina to the shop, where they arrest her and her grandfather. The butler and the maid are summoned to identify the prisoners. They testify that these are not the thieves, and Wells goes bail for the Crichetts. He gives the old man his card, telling him that if he is in trouble, to call upon him. That evening, Summers and Roe go to the shop and take Mina away by force. Old Crichett phones the westerner. They save Mina from the crooks and prevent the thieves from making their getaway. Summers and Roe go to prison. Old Crichett is killed in the gunfight with the crooks. Later, Mina marries her hero, and they go west to live on his ranch.
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Little Dick's First Case
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MovieMay 28, 1915

Little Dick's First Case

Little Dick is ambitious to …
Little Dick is ambitious to be a detective like his father. He reads many detective tales and acts out the stories with his playmates. His father sees him at his games, gives him a badge ...
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The Electric Alarm
MovieMay 18, 1915

The Electric Alarm

An electrical engineer is installing a fire alarm …
An electrical engineer is installing a fire alarm system in a small town in Pennsylvania, and has about completed his work, with the exception of connecting the wires from the different ...
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Checkmate
MovieApr 27, 1915

Checkmate

Tom and Arthur, two friends, are employed, respectively, as …
Tom and Arthur, two friends, are employed, respectively, as wire chief for the telephone company, and as telegraph operator for Burton Gray, a stockbroker. Tom meets Gray's ward, Dorothy, and is greatly attracted. Dorothy never has seen her father. He had placed her in Gray's care as a baby, refusing to see her because her birth had cost her mother her life. And he had given Gray a sum of money to be handed to Dorothy upon her coming of age, or in the event she should marry. Gray uses the money in speculation, and it is lost. Dorothy's father, outgrowing his antipathy to his daughter, wires Gray that he is coming to take the girl in charge. Her guardian, knowing that Dorothy loves him, determines to persuade her to marry him in order to avoid the discovery of the misappropriation of the funds. Tom overhears Gray engaging train accommodations and is suspicious. Then, finding the telegram from Dorothy's father, he accuses his employer. Gray knocks Tom down and ties him up with a wire from an electric drop light. Though bound, the young man manages to pull a telephone from the desk, and using the receiver as a key, he telegraphs for help. The flashing light at central puzzles the operator, who summons Arthur, the wire chief. Arthur rushes to Tom's assistance, and they pursue Gray. Tom boards the train, which already is in motion, and when Gray attempts to throw him off, Dorothy summons help. The young man shows Dorothy her father's telegram and tells her his story. She is convinced of her guardian's stratagem. Eventually she and Tom are married.
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The Job and the Jewels
MovieApr 14, 1915

The Job and the Jewels

Kid Kennedy, after serving …
Kid Kennedy, after serving a light sentence for burglary, resolves to go straight. When his old pal, Spider Morrissey, suggests to him that he join him in making a rich haul already planned, he refuses and Spider goes about the job alone. Kennedy reads of it and knows it is Morrissey's work. He goes to his old pal's rooms, removes the stolen jewels and that night returns them to their owner. A detective, suspicious of Morrissey, searches his den in vain. The next morning the newspapers tell how the jewels have been found on a dressing table, "evidently misplaced." Morrissey realizes that Kennedy has saved him from arrest by the detective. He goes to his friend, and tells him that he has decided to lead an honest life.
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Minerva's Mission
MovieMar 7, 1915

Minerva's Mission

Minerva comes home from school filled with the idea …
Minerva comes home from school filled with the idea that she has a great mission in life. All society needs reformation. She has her maiden aunt come to live with her as chaperon, and Minerva immediately starts in by reconstructing her. The trust company that has charge of her fortune is represented by young Mr. Grant, who looks on with dismay at the operations of Minerva and tries to dissuade her, but without success. She stops him from smoking and he compiles when she isn't looking. She discovers this and quarrels with him. A laborer making some repairs at the house attracts her attention when she finds him drinking a pail of beer with his lunch. She remonstrates with him and questions him about his home life. As a result she visits his mother's home and tries to educate the family, much against their will, lavishing money on them. The boorish workman, misconstruing Minerva's interest, puts on his Sunday best when she calls, and at last insults her. When she repulses him, his cupidity makes him covet her money and he resorts to force to get it. She manages to get word to the banker's son, who comes with policemen and rescues her.
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1914
False Pride
MovieNov 3, 1914

False Pride

Hiram Judson, a proud old man, is living with bis grown …
Hiram Judson, a proud old man, is living with bis grown daughter, Nora, and his twelve-year-old daughter, Ellen. He is possessed of an income from a mine out west, and refuses to allow Nora to work, although the small income barely suffices to pay for their rooms and board in the boarding house kept by Mrs. Casey. Nora wants to work so she can have pretty clothes. Her father proudly tells her he is the support of the family and they must content themselves with what he provides. Nora has a beau, Frank Colton, whom her father doesn't look upon with favor. Judson receives word that his small income has been swept away. Still proud, he bravely determines he will earn sufficient to take care of his family and starts forth to find work, forbidding Nora to take any work or to help in any way except about the house. He finds it impossible to raise much money on account of his age. Finally in desperation, at the imminent loss of a roof over their heads, he accepts a job as a porter in an office building. It doesn't pay enough. When her father goes to work, Nora slips out, answers an ad, and gets a job with the firm of lawyers whose letter had announced the cessation of her father's income. This office is in the same building that Judson is now a porter. To save her father's pride and to keep him from the knowledge of her working, she mails her salary to him, writing on a letterhead of the firm, saying a small amount of the income was recoverable, etc. The old man is very proud and happy over it. He is glad that with his little income and his job he will be enabled to support them nicely. The knowledge that he is able to take care of them without assistance makes him feel better over the bum job he has. Things go along all right until Frank sees the old man one day and tries to prevent his working, telling him he will marry Nora and he can live with them. Judson refuses and forbids him to see Nora anymore. He reprimands Nora when she protests, repeating his assertion that he is the provider of the family and she must do as he says. Frank wants to tell the old man it is Nora's wages that support him more than his own, but Nora forbids him. One day Judson finds an error in a letter from the firm in reference to his remittance and calls to see them about it and finds out the truth. His pride wounded, he is angry at first, but finally realizes his daughter's love and care for him, and consents to her marriage, and reconciles himself to letting someone else care for him and his family henceforth.
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Environment
MovieOct 20, 1914

Environment

Bob Campbell, ne'er-do-well, falls in love with Bella …
Bob Campbell, ne'er-do-well, falls in love with Bella Cortwright, daughter of the president of the city bank. She persuades him to try to get a steady job and be somebody. He promises, but finds it very hard to overcome his evil reputation. Bob chances to meet James Crawford, a well-dressed crook, and is inveigled into helping him rob the bank. While Campbell is standing on guard, the crook being busy in the vaults, Bella happens along. She praises Bob for his pluck in trying persistently to get honorable work. Ashamed of the position in which, all unconsciously, she has caught him, he gives chase to the burglar, who jumps aboard a deserted train at the station, and starting the engine, makes his getaway. Bob, however, manages to swing himself up behind, and making his way to the locomotive, engages the crook in a hand to hand fight, in which he flings him from the moving train. Returning, he finds the bank robber dead. Bob refunds the stolen money, receiving the bank president's thanks in the form of a better position, and Bella for his wife.
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Out of the Air
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MovieOct 4, 1914

Out of the Air

The fireman is in love with his engineer's daughter and is …
The fireman is in love with his engineer's daughter and is accepted by her in his proposal of marriage. While the engineer is absent a tube blows out of the engine and the fireman quits his post and crouches beside the engine while the steam escapes. The engineer, coming up, jumps aboard, shuts off the steam and is painfully burned. For the first time he sees the fireman in his cowardly situation and berates him as a man unworthy a place in the cab. The engineer succeeds in having the fireman discharged for quitting his post. The fireman visits the daughter with his troubles, but on his departure the arriving father explains the circumstances of the fireman's dismissal and advises the daughter to have nothing to do with a coward. Wandering aimlessly down the tracks the fireman comes to an aviator working on an aeroplane, and, making application, secures a job as mechanic. The engineer's daughter and her little sister are playing about the railroad tracks chasing a dog when the former's foot is caught in a frog, and at first unsuspecting of their danger they play at releasing it. Down the line the father is aboard about to start out with a new fireman when the throttle is thrown open, and, jumping off with a spurt, the engine tosses the two into the ditch and races away. Having no success in releasing the foot, the girls have become anxious and discover that a train is soon due. The little one runs to the nearby station and finding no one there makes use of her knowledge of telegraphy to wire for help to the adjoining station. The discharged fireman happens to be passing and catches the message. They tell him the particulars at the station and he races to the aeroplane and flies away toward the rescue. A duel of speed ensues between the aeroplane and the runaway engine bearing down on the girl, who now fully realizes her danger. When the aeroplane finally catches the engine, the ex-fireman slides down a rope and swings into the cab, shuts off the engine and saves the girl. The father arrives later with others and extends his apologies and complete forgiveness of the man he had wrongfully branded a coward.
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1913
Her Wedding Bell
MovieDec 25, 1913

Her Wedding Bell

Pedro, newly arrived in this "land of the free," believed he …
Pedro, newly arrived in this "land of the free," believed he had found the ultimatum of the brotherhood of man, and accordingly saw no reason why a gardener should not love the lady of the garden. His dream was rudely shaken, however, but in fulfilling the decree which had been placed upon him as the result of his principles, he found that the lady concerned would suffer. He braved the penalty of death to save her.
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The Adopted Brother
MovieAug 30, 1913

The Adopted Brother

He saw another accused of a crime his degenerate …
He saw another accused of a crime his degenerate brother had committed. He stood by truth. Two escaped convicts, filled with vengeance, sought the adopted brother. Good done another and returned, frustrated their evil design, though the price was a life.
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When Love Forgives
MovieAug 2, 1913

When Love Forgives

Bessie, the bookkeeper, and Harry, the confidential …
Bessie, the bookkeeper, and Harry, the confidential clerk, are sweethearts. Harry does not fully realize the strength of Bessie's affection, but later, on the eve of a false step, he is made to appreciate her devotion and grit.
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The Enemy's Baby
MovieJul 10, 1913

The Enemy's Baby

A feud began with a political argument. Then the justice …
A feud began with a political argument. Then the justice declared if granddad did not pay up he would attach his household goods. Granddad was that mad all he left of the furniture was kindling. When he learned his act had made him liable to the law he fled with his family, but came back after a lost baby, now in the hands of the enemy.
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A Timely Interception
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MovieJun 7, 1913

A Timely Interception

After a hard struggle the …
After a hard struggle the old man has just saved enough money to justify the marriage of his daughter and adopted son, when word comes from the oil fields nearby that his brother has lost his job, the little girl is very ill, and there is no money in the house. The sacrifice is a big one, but it has to be made. The wedding is postponed. One day his brother rides over on a bicycle to pay a visit to his benefactors, but does not bring the money. The little family is at a desperate pass; the house has been put up for sale. An oil prospector discovers oil on the premises and takes an option on the property, then hastens away to form a syndicate. The old man's brother and the boy go out in a field to dig postholes, and strike oil. The importance of the discovery is appreciated by the former oil man, and the pair rush off to the house. On the way they fall into a disused well, from which the boy contrives to escape. The oil syndicate is on the way in a fast motor car when they are intercepted by a traffic policeman who has seen a little girl clinging to the back of the car. She is the old man's niece, who has risen from her sick bed, put on her roller skates, and gone on a lark. The oil men bundle the half-fainting girl into the car, rush to the house, and are forcing the old man to sign the papers when the boy enters and stops the transaction. The syndicate is foiled, and the great event takes place after all, some days later.
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The Left-Handed Man
MovieApr 21, 1913

The Left-Handed Man

The thief was clever and he forged around the girl's …
The thief was clever and he forged around the girl's sweetheart a chain of circumstantial evidence that seemingly had no flaw. The girl's faith was great and in unraveling the mystery the detective she engaged used the scientific methods of today, making a brilliant detective story.
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Fate
MovieMar 22, 1913

Fate

Sim Sloane and his beloved son were the reprobates of the …
Sim Sloane and his beloved son were the reprobates of the village, not what would be called lovers of peace and kindness. But granddad dwelt in a house filled more with love, and when Sim came in for his brutal sport, he soon went out assisted by granddad. Incited by ridicule and drink, Sim swore to get even. That was where granddad's new supply of powder came in. Sim appropriated it and although he wrecked the house of love, he destroyed through his venom the only thing he cherished in life.
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1912
The God Within
MovieDec 26, 1912

The God Within

The woman of the camp implores her lover to marry …
The woman of the camp implores her lover to marry her, and he promises to do so, but goes away and does not return. Target of the camp's jeers, she lives alone until her child is born dead. The doctor fears for her reason if she discovers that all her shame and anguish have been in vain. He has another maternity case on the outskirts of the camp, where the Saint, as the trapper's wife is known, dies in giving birth to a child. For the sake of the baby and of the woman bereft, the doctor gains the trapper's consent to a plan, and brings his two patients together. The woman's quarters being squalid, the doctor insists that she go to the trapper's cabin, and the trapper moves out to make room for her. The sight of his child drawing life from an alien breast has awakened the trapper's soul. And the touch of baby hands the strangeness of human kindness, stir the God within the woman. The doctor hopes to see her marry the trapper. At this moment the woman's former lover returns, bent on making such amends as he can. He, too, has discovered the living God within him. At the doctor's suggestion the woman chooses between the two men. For a long time she hesitates, then places her hand in the trapper's palm.
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A Sailor's Heart
MovieNov 25, 1912

A Sailor's Heart

A sweetheart at every port has ever characterized the …
A sweetheart at every port has ever characterized the sailor, but it is believed that the sailor in this comedy carries the tradition a trifle further. Perhaps he was sincere for the moment in his declaration that each girl he met was the first and only, but with a sweetheart at home and one in another port and a wife in still another, fate dealt very kindly with him. He was the victim of his own impulse and paid back in his own coin, went his merry way.
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The Massacre
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MovieNov 7, 1912

The Massacre

The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the …
The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.
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The Chief's Blanket
MovieOct 10, 1912

The Chief's Blanket

When the Great Chief's body is placed before the funeral …
When the Great Chief's body is placed before the funeral pile by his mourning braves, his sacred blanket is covered over it and a sentinel left to watch that this, his last resting place, is not desecrated. The tribe has just departed for their village when a mountain outlaw appears and succeeds in stealing the blanket, having given the sentinel doctored whiskey. When the Indians discover this they exile the unfaithful sentinel until he can recover the blanket. About this time there comes to the mountains a little family, which is forced into the location on account of the ill health of the old father. They meet the outlaw, who is stricken ill, and dying, he presents the sacred blanket to the wife. Later on, the blanket is seen in her possession by the exiled Indian and he vows to recover it. In his attempt he yields his life, but the blanket is retained to the tribe through his sacrifice.
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With the Enemy's Help
MovieAug 19, 1912

With the Enemy's Help

The discouraged …
The discouraged prospector is about to give up his search for the coveted ore, when he hears his two little children praying, "Please, God, help papa find gold." Their faith gives him new hope and their prayer is efficacious, for he does find it and so stakes the claim, intending to register it at his earliest opportunity. While the little family is lunching at their camp, "Faro Kate" and her gambler husband ride by the claim and jump it, the husband urging Kate to go to the Claim Office and register it. Kate, who does not see the necessity for haste, is slow in starting. When the prospector returns to his "diggings" he finds the gambler in possession and in the struggle which ensues the prospector falls and is hurt. The prospector's wife, arriving at the claim, realizes the situation in a flash and is determined to win the race to the Claim Office, for she feels that the claim jumper has started for that place. By a most unique trick of fate she wins out.
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An Interrupted Elopement
MovieAug 15, 1912

An Interrupted Elopement

The father of Bob's …
The father of Bob's sweetheart doesn't think much of him, which fact is made undeniably clear when papa, upon entering the house, surprises the loving couple together and kicks Bob into the street. Bob's friends suggest an elopement, to which plan he is heartily acquiescent. It was largely due to a trick of fate and Bob's quick wit that the plan succeeded. But, oh, what an experience!
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The Inner Circle
MovieAug 12, 1912

The Inner Circle

A lonely widower living in the Italian quarter of the city, …
A lonely widower living in the Italian quarter of the city, whose only solace since the death of his wife is his little child, is reluctantly a member of a secret society existent among his countrymen. The active members of this society have observed with envy the success of another Italian and feel that they should share the proceeds of his industry without working for it, so to this end send the wealthy man a demand for $5,000, ostensibly to defray the expenses of their society. The rich man is defiant and consequently the society decides upon his annihilation, electing the widower to do the deed. He at first rebels against the move, but has little choice, for it is a case of the marked man or himself. Hence, off he goes on the terrible errand. In the meantime, the widower's child wanders off and is thrown down by an automobile and, though not injured, is carried into the doomed house just as the father places and lights a bomb beneath it. You may imagine the man's position when, as he is leaving the place, he sees his own child through the window of the room just above the terrible instrument of destruction.
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The Narrow Road
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MovieAug 1, 1912

The Narrow Road

Two men are released from prison after having served …
Two men are released from prison after having served their sentences. One is determined to go straight and stay out of trouble, but his fellow ex-con has other ideas, and his plans wind up spelling trouble for both of them.
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Black Sheep
MovieJul 29, 1912

Black Sheep

The son of the foreman of the ranch is a young man of …
The son of the foreman of the ranch is a young man of many good qualities, but a bit wayward; drinking and gambling are passions irrepressible with him. The ranch owner's daughter has quite a liking for the boy and does her best to make him reform. This he promises to do, and is given hope of winning more than her friendship. The son has gained the enmity of an ugly-tempered Mexican who works on the ranch and who has sworn to get even. His chance comes when the son is entrusted with a large sum of money and sent to town, the Mexican accompanying him. On the way the Mexican works the boy's disgrace by inducing him to gamble at the road house, where he loses the money entrusted to him. The father, upon learning this, casts the boy out. The Mexican takes advantage of this by assaulting the father and robbing him, reasoning that the son will be accused of the deed on account of the trouble which he has had with his father. All this seems to work out well, until fate turns the tables on the Mexican. The incident proves a powerful lesson to the boy.
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A Dash Through the Clouds
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MovieJun 24, 1912

A Dash Through the Clouds

Arthur and Martha are …
Arthur and Martha are sweethearts, but Martha becomes fascinated with the sport of aeroplane riding, and later is infatuated with the aviator. Arthur is a tutti-frutti salesman and goes to a neighboring Mexican town to sell his gum. Here he is a "cut-up" among the ladies. The Mexicans, incensed at Arthur's attentions to their sweethearts, attempt vengeance. Arthur sends a boy with a note to Martha that his life is in danger at the hands of the Mexicans. This is where Martha and her aeroplane driver shine, for with the aeroplane they dash to the rescue.
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A Temporary Truce
MovieJun 10, 1912

A Temporary Truce

Mexican Jim, a good-for-nothing of the mining camp, …
Mexican Jim, a good-for-nothing of the mining camp, spends most of his time in the tavern of the little town. On this particular day, having drunk up more than usual, he quarrels with Jack Hardy, a young prospector. Jack, under other circumstances, would have disdainfully ignored Jim's drunken garble, but he felt in none too good a humor, for things were not prospering with him, and his young wife was growing homesick for the east. Hence Jack's temper was on tap and he made Jim the laughing-stock of the town by giving him a walloping. Jim vows to get even: but how? He carries off Jack's wife and leaves a derisive note for Jack, and another at the saloon, to the effect that the joke is turned. Jim has forcibly taken Jack's wife as far as an old deserted well-box in the hills, when Jack, who started after them, comes up and opens fire. Jim has the advantage for he is sheltered by the well-box, and furthermore. Jack is careful for fear of hitting his wife. This warfare does not last long because of an outbreak among the young Indian braves, who have started out to avenge the death of one of their tribe at the hands of a party of drunken cutthroats, so Jack and Jim form a truce to fight the common enemy.
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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 …
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 his boy suggests going to a barn dance, he flies into a rage and commands that the boy remain at home. The boy, however, becomes rebellious and goes, and for this act of disobedience the father drives him from the house and forces the rest of the family to swear never to mention his name again. A short time later they move to a new neighborhood, and the boy's sister meets and marries the village blacksmith. The old father has often regretted his harshness to the boy, but his stubborn nature prevents his admitting it. The sister, though, realizes his feelings and writes to her brother, who begs to come home. This almost causes trouble of another nature, for the blacksmith, who knew nothing of the brother, saw his wife in the apparent stranger's arms, and suspicious, was about to leave without asking an explanation.
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Algy the Watchman
MovieJun 3, 1912

Algy the Watchman

A farm woman's two sons leave home to earn money to …
A farm woman's two sons leave home to earn money to prevent a foreclosure. Algy goes to the city, and the other son goes to a mining camp. Algy gets a job as a bank guard, but accidentally locks the bank president in the safe, thinking he's a bank robber. The foreclosure is delayed long enough for the other son to return home from the mines with the news that he has struck it rich and can pay off the mortgage.
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His Lesson
MovieMay 16, 1912

His Lesson

He had no thought, but to work and save money. His poor …
He had no thought, but to work and save money. His poor wife did nothing but drudge, with no return other than an existence. This cannot last; it poisons one's spirit in time. Bay after day it was work, without an affectionate word or glance from her husband, who always met her plea for a new hat or dress with the expression, "We cannot afford it; we must save our money. Besides, your hat and dress are good enough." One day, a young man stops at the farmhouse to get a drink of water. He imagines from her sad face that all is not as it should be, and tells her that her eyes are too beautiful for tears and her hands too delicate to carry the burdens set for her. The husband sees and hears and is at last made to realize that her life, without the sunshine of love, is but a little better than death, and so he makes a change for the better.
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The Lesser Evil
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MovieApr 29, 1912

The Lesser Evil

As per appointment, the girl goes to meet her sweetheart …
As per appointment, the girl goes to meet her sweetheart outside an old shack. This spot is selected as being the most sequestered. Unknown to anyone, this shack is used by a gang of smugglers for the reception of contraband goods for shipment. This gang is just preparing to take away a cargo when the girl arrives. Not finding her sweetheart there, and hearing voices, she imagines he is inside the shack, and enters. The gang becomes panic-stricken at the entrance of an outsider. It is not long before they realize the importance of the situation, and as she has discovered their secret, they dare not leave her behind. Carrying her aboard their ship they sail away, just as the girl's sweetheart, who was late on account of the stopping of his watch, arrives at the place of meeting, and helplessly witnesses their departure. The young man rushing off, gets the Harbor Officers to attempt a rescue. In the meantime, the girl is in great peril on the ship, as the captain, who has locked her in his cabin, defends her from the onslaught of his drunken, mutinous crew. Finally, his ammunition being reduced to one cartridge, she begs that it be turned upon her, choosing death rather than falling into their hands. Good fortune, however, ordains that the rescue party shall deliver her from her peril.
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Under Burning Skies
MovieFeb 22, 1912

Under Burning Skies

Joe would have been happily married to Emily if he …
Joe would have been happily married to Emily if he could have kept his promise to give up drink. But seemingly it was impossible, and when drunk he became so reckless and dangerous that he had received the name of "The Bad Man of San Fernand." A young man from across the desert meets Emily, and before long she consents to marry him. Joe hears of this, and, his mind inflamed by liquor, he sends a message to the new sweetheart that he will shoot him on sight. Emily fearful that Joe might carry out his threat, marries the young man at once and they start across the desert for home and safety. Joe hearing of this, vengefully follows. On the desert the ripping of their water sack has left the young couple without a supply of water, and when Joe overtakes them they are on the verge of dying from thirst. Gloating over his chance for revenge, he refuses their appeals for water and leaves them to die. He cannot, however, forget little Emily's heartrending appeals, and, his better self awakening to a realization of what he has done, he returns.
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The Old Bookkeeper
MovieJan 18, 1912

The Old Bookkeeper

A beloved old man is fired by a new manager who wants …
A beloved old man is fired by a new manager who wants to give the bookkeeping job to his friend. Trying to contact his employer, who doesn't know about the firing, the old man foils a ...
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1911
A Terrible Discovery
MovieDec 21, 1911

A Terrible Discovery

Taunted by the gang over the conviction of his brother by …
Taunted by the gang over the conviction of his brother by the District Attorney, Dick swears to make the attorney suffer. His plan is a novel one, which might have succeeded but for the daring of the lawyer's ten-year-old son. Dick disguises himself as an old woman, and owing to the attorney's benevolent nature, Dick finds it easy to gain entrance into the house by feigning illness. The lawyer is in the house with only the boy, who is in his own room on the second floor. It looks for a time that Dick will be successful in perpetrating his dire design, but the boy suggests that his father lower him by a rope from the window. This is a perilous move, but the boy bravely undertakes it. The youngster once outside, races off and brings a couple of mounted police to the rescue.
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