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1921
The Adventures of Tarzan
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MovieDec 1, 1921

The Adventures of Tarzan

Tarzan spurns the love of La, …
Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked simultaneously by two lions, dropped into a pit when a volcano splits the ground, nearly sacrificed by sun worshipers, and so on.
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Desperate Trails
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MovieJun 1, 1921

Desperate Trails

Bart Carson is in love with Lou and even goes to jail to save …
Bart Carson is in love with Lou and even goes to jail to save Walter A. Walker, a man she says is her brother but who is really a husband who has deserted his wife and two children.
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1916
The Missing Mummy
MovieJan 4, 1916

The Missing Mummy

The Missing Mummy released.
1915
The Bank
MovieAug 9, 1915

The Bank

Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna …
Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose which she throws in the garbage. Depressed, Charlie dreams of a bank robbery and his heroic role in saving the manager and Edna ... but it is only a dream.
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Put Me Off at Wayville
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MovieJan 8, 1915

Put Me Off at Wayville

Put Me Off at Wayville released.
1914
Won in a Closet
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MovieJan 22, 1914

Won in a Closet

Won in a Closet is a 1914 black-and-white one-reel comedy …
Won in a Closet is a 1914 black-and-white one-reel comedy film, notable as the first film directed by Mabel Normand.
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1913
The Gusher
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MovieDec 15, 1913

The Gusher

The Gusher released.
Mabel's Dramatic Career
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MovieSep 8, 1913

Mabel's Dramatic Career

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

Mabel's New Hero

Fatty rescues Mabel twice: first, from the unwelcome …
Fatty rescues Mabel twice: first, from the unwelcome attentions of a masher, then from a runaway observation balloon.
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1912
Hunted Down
MovieOct 22, 1912

Hunted Down

John Dayton is shot by George Willis in a saloon quarrel. …
John Dayton is shot by George Willis in a saloon quarrel. The deed is seen by Arline Marsdon, who gives Willis money and a marked timetable, whereby he escapes and goes further west. Mrs. ...
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1909
Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good
MovieApr 29, 1909

Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Out-of-work, Tim steals a …
Out-of-work, Tim steals a sandwich, then knocks out the policeman who chases him. He changes into the policeman's uniform, and is approached by a wife who needs help with her drunken husband.
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Lady Helen's Escapade
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MovieApr 19, 1909

Lady Helen's Escapade

Prizes gained without effort …
Prizes gained without effort are never valuable, and, though we don't appreciate it, the longing for something makes existence sweet; hence if one has everything there is nothing to long ...
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Confidence
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MovieApr 15, 1909

Confidence

A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. …
A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. Confidence is the flower grown from the seed of true friendship, watered by the tears of adversity, and often assailed by the blight of ...
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Trying to Get Arrested
MovieApr 5, 1909

Trying to Get Arrested

Strange as it may seem the …
Strange as it may seem the poor tramp, who is the hero of this Biograph comedy, finds it hard indeed to get pinched. There is no doubt he could have gotten work, but it is against the rules of his order. The cold weather is pretty trying and he wishes to get under cover, if it has to be in the "jug," so commits most ignoble and lawless deeds, but without success. The police simply ignore him, and often arrest an unoffending person in his stead. He becomes guilty of theft, assault, riot, disorderly conduct, and, in fact, everything but murder, but is still a bird of freedom. It's no use, so despondently he makes his way to the woodyard, resolving to go to work, when a copper meets him at the gate and arrests him, just when he didn't want it.
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Jones and His New Neighbors
MovieMar 29, 1909

Jones and His New Neighbors

The Joneses have moved …
The Joneses have moved and taken an apartment in one of a row of houses which are identically alike. The most natural thing happens: Jones gets into the wrong house, and, of course, his intrusion is vigorously resented, and it looked for a time he would suffer bodily injury, but, as usual, the menacing clouds dissipate and peace again reigns in the Jones domicile. Eddy may get some hard bumps, but they never scar.
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A Burglar's Mistake
MovieMar 25, 1909

A Burglar's Mistake

Henry is being blackmailed. When the blackmailer breaks into …
Henry is being blackmailed. When the blackmailer breaks into his house, Henry apprehends him at gunpoint and takes the opportunity to rid himself of the blackmailer's threat.
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The Deception
MovieMar 22, 1909

The Deception

Of all the agonies of life, that which is most harrowing is the …
Of all the agonies of life, that which is most harrowing is the conviction that we have been deceived where we placed all the trust of love, and this is most apparent to Harry Colton, a ...
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The Lure of the Gown
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MovieMar 15, 1909

The Lure of the Gown

"Fine feathers make fine birds.'' and handsome gowns make …
"Fine feathers make fine birds.'' and handsome gowns make handsome women, and a handsome woman is the most fascinating thing extant. Hence it is when Isabelle appears on the scene clad in a...
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The Salvation Army Lass
MovieMar 11, 1909

The Salvation Army Lass

Mary Wilson, a neglected …
Mary Wilson, a neglected child of the slums, falls in with Bob Walton, a tough denizen of the lower east side, and loves him with a pure, honest affection that his low nature cannot ...
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His Wife's Mother
MovieMar 1, 1909

His Wife's Mother

That one may be killed by kindness is a demonstrated fact, but …
That one may be killed by kindness is a demonstrated fact, but that dire deeds may be wrought by generous acts is a rarity. Jones does, though, with great success. But, then. Eddie has never fallen down yet, although he has gotten into some awkward positions. Wifey's mamma promises, or rather threatens, a visit. This, of course, is most delectable news to Jones: "not" and when she arrives he is further perturbed by her egotistical domination of the household. Son-in-law must not smoke, nor drink; the maid must not frill nor flounce, but attire herself austerely demure. To say that this gets on Jones' nerves is putting it mildly, but what can he do? "Ah! an inspiration. It takes nerve, but it is worth a chance." So he sets out, to make his wife jealous of her own mother. First he goes out and buys her candy and flowers, then he showers attentions upon her to the extreme neglect of wifey, which starts things in the right direction for Jones. After this he takes mamma dear to the milliner's and buys her a Merry Widow creation that is a marvel of merchandises de mode. All this, of course, costs money, but it is well spent, for the effect is very apparent, and the master stroke was struck when Jones takes mamma to Rector's and introduces to her notice that effervescent bubble water, champagne. Well, you see the stiff, prim old lady soften and become the giddiest girl extant. Back home they go, and it is all off between mother and daughter, and Mrs. Jones packs up mamma's duds and fairly throws her out of the house, with an injunction to go away and never come back. Of course, Jones is in bad for a time, but when he explains that what he did was induced by his selfish love to have wifey all to himself, he is forgiven and receives the usual "make-up" kiss.
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At the Altar
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MovieFeb 25, 1909

At the Altar

At the Italian boarding house the male boarders were all …
At the Italian boarding house the male boarders were all smitten with the charms of Minnie, the landlady's pretty daughter, but she was of a poetic turn of mind and her soul soared above ...
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The Golden Louis
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MovieFeb 22, 1909

The Golden Louis

An anonymous donor drops a gold coin in the shoe of a …
An anonymous donor drops a gold coin in the shoe of a homeless girl as she sleeps. A gambler with a 'sure thing' borrows the coin and wins a fortune, but he can't find her again to repay her.
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Tragic Love
MovieFeb 11, 1909

Tragic Love

Love is not in our choice, but in our fate; and whoever loved that …
Love is not in our choice, but in our fate; and whoever loved that loved not at first sight? Such was the case with Bob Spaulding, a manly fellow, who meets Dr. Rankin and his wife on the ...
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The Girls and Daddy
MovieFeb 1, 1909

The Girls and Daddy

Two young women who live with their father are home alone, …
Two young women who live with their father are home alone, and are guarding a significant sum of money. While they are sleeping, a thief climbs in through the window and begins to rob their home. Even before he has left the premises, the two young women are confronted by another, more violent intruder.
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The Cord of Life
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MovieJan 28, 1909

The Cord of Life

Antonine, a worthless, good-for-nothing scoundrel, demands …
Antonine, a worthless, good-for-nothing scoundrel, demands money of his cousin Galora, an energetic, provident husband and father. His demands are met with a positive rebuff, and when he ...
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The Welcome Burglar
MovieJan 25, 1909

The Welcome Burglar

Alice Pierce, an innocent country girl, as the sweetheart of Ben …
Alice Pierce, an innocent country girl, as the sweetheart of Ben Harris, a heartless wretch, and in the impetuosity of her trusting nature she consents to elope. It is the old story: he ...
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The Fascinating Mrs. Francis
MovieJan 21, 1909

The Fascinating Mrs. Francis

A young man becomes …
A young man becomes infatuated with Mrs. Francis after she sings at a party. His father convinces her to discourage the young man's attentions. Out of despair, the young man considers suicide, until he meets a woman his own age.
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Love Finds a Way
MovieJan 11, 1909

Love Finds a Way

A comedy drama of mediaeval days, when Cupid was …
A comedy drama of mediaeval days, when Cupid was obliged to work overtime, and be an inventive genius of subtle powers, resorting to artifice and cunning to work his felicitous plans. In this Biograph story the Duke's daughter is loved by a gallant knight, which love she reciprocates. The Duke, however, favors another and would force her to wed the man of his choice. Preparations are made for the wedding, and it looks as if the poor girl will be made a party of an odious match, but the lover becomes fearless and resorts to trick. With the aid of friends, he seizes the bridegroom that is to be, and assisted by the court barber, makes up to look exactly like him, and thus takes his place at the altar, is married before the deception is discovered. This is one of the most elaborately staged and costumed productions ever made.
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One Touch of Nature
MovieJan 1, 1909

One Touch of Nature

Policeman John Murray is the proud father of a little girl and …
Policeman John Murray is the proud father of a little girl and the happy husband of a dutiful wife. Both father's and mother's whole life is centered in their little one, and the little ...
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1908
The Helping Hand
MovieDec 29, 1908

The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand is a 1908 American silent short drama …
The Helping Hand is a 1908 American silent short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith.
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The Christmas Burglars
MovieDec 22, 1908

The Christmas Burglars

It is Christmas Eve. Mrs. …
It is Christmas Eve. Mrs. Martin, the poor widowed mother of a seven-year-old child, returns to her cheerless apartment, after a long day's tramp in search of work, and all in vain. The ...
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Money Mad
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MovieDec 4, 1908

Money Mad

The central figure is an old miser, who in parsimonionsness is …
The central figure is an old miser, who in parsimonionsness is a Harpahon. And, like Fosene, boarded his money in a secret cellar, where he met his death. We first find him begging on the. ...
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The Guerrilla
MovieNov 13, 1908

The Guerrilla

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

The Taming of the Shrew

Based on Shakespeare's …
Based on Shakespeare's play: Two suitors have come to the home of the popular Bianca to court her. But her bad-tempered sister Katharina interrupts, deals with the men roughly and chases them out. Later she also assaults her music teacher. Only Petruchio, just arrived in town, wants to court Katharina. Her father eagerly agrees to arrange a wedding, and soon Petruchio and Katharina are locked in a battle of wills.
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The Pirate's Gold
MovieNov 6, 1908

The Pirate's Gold

Young Wilkinson is leaving his dear old mother for a journey to …
Young Wilkinson is leaving his dear old mother for a journey to seek his fortune in a foreign clime. Now, the little cottage is situated near the coast. The waters of the sea have been ...
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After Many Years
MovieNov 3, 1908

After Many Years

John Davis, first mate of the brig "Gifford," is seen bidding his …
John Davis, first mate of the brig "Gifford," is seen bidding his wife and infant child a tearful adieu on the eve of the sailing of his ship. Caught in a terrible storm in the Pacific ...
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The Call of the Wild
MovieOct 27, 1908

The Call of the Wild

George Redfeather, the hero of this subject, returns from Carlisle, …
George Redfeather, the hero of this subject, returns from Carlisle, where he not only graduated with high honors, but was also the star of the college football team. At a reception given in...
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Ingomar, the Barbarian
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MovieOct 13, 1908

Ingomar, the Barbarian

Ingomar, the Barbarian is a …
Ingomar, the Barbarian is a 1908 American silent short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. It has been placed in the same genre as the theatrical toga play.
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The Zulu's Heart
MovieOct 6, 1908

The Zulu's Heart

The Zulu chief of the Amatabele tribe has an only daughter …
The Zulu chief of the Amatabele tribe has an only daughter who, at the age of four years, dies of fever, and in the opening scene of this Biograph story we find him burying her. Scarcely ...
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The Stolen Jewels
MovieSep 29, 1908

The Stolen Jewels

It would have taken more than the wonderful powers of …
It would have taken more than the wonderful powers of deduction of a Sherlock Holmes to have dispelled the mystery that shrouded the disappearance of a case of jewels at the home of Robert ...
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Where the Breakers Roar
MovieSep 22, 1908

Where the Breakers Roar

An early Biograph short in …
An early Biograph short in which two separate sequences of events collide and the leading man must save his lady from the villain. The first storyline involves a group of young adult ...
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The Red Girl
MovieSep 15, 1908

The Red Girl

Kate Nelson, a girl miner who has been working a claim in the …
Kate Nelson, a girl miner who has been working a claim in the mountains, runs into the office of the frontier hotel with the tidings that she has at last struck paydirt, showing a bag of ...
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Behind the Scenes
MovieSep 11, 1908

Behind the Scenes

A mother works as a dancer to support her ill daughter. One …
A mother works as a dancer to support her ill daughter. One night while performing, the mother has a vision of her child dying. She rushes home, but it is too late.
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The Girl and the Outlaw
MovieSep 8, 1908

The Girl and the Outlaw

Bill Preston, a heartless …
Bill Preston, a heartless roadabout, too despicable for the association of white men, had gathered about him a little band of low-down redskins, whom he seemed to rule by extreme despotism....
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The Man and the Woman
MovieAug 14, 1908

The Man and the Woman

John and Tom Wilkins are …
John and Tom Wilkins are brothers and most divergent in natures. John is a clergyman and a noble, upright fellow, while Tom is a scapegrace, wild, reckless and unscrupulous. Not having the ...
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The Greaser's Gauntlet
MovieAug 11, 1908

The Greaser's Gauntlet

Though somewhat obscure …
Though somewhat obscure in the beginning, this subject shows the efficacy of a mother's prayer. Holy is the name Mother, and many who stray from the path of righteousness to the radiantly ...
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A Calamitous Elopement
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MovieAug 7, 1908

A Calamitous Elopement

A young couple are enjoying …
A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and they make plans accordingly. But as they are leaving, a thief discovers their plans, and he decides to turn the situation to his own advantage.
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The Bandit's Waterloo
MovieAug 4, 1908

The Bandit's Waterloo

The Outwitting of an …
The Outwitting of an Andalusian Brigand by a Pretty Senora. The hills of Southern Spain were infested by a gang of lawless freebooters who terrorized the country and made travel in the ...
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The Red Man and the Child
MovieJul 28, 1908

The Red Man and the Child

Alongside of a beautiful …
Alongside of a beautiful mountain stream in the foothills of Colorado there camped a Sioux Indian, who besides being a magnificent type of the aboriginal American, is a most noble creature,...
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The Adventures of Dollie
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MovieJul 14, 1908

The Adventures of Dollie

On a warm and sunny …
On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to...
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