1935
Charles Sutton
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Charles Sutton

Charles Sutton passed away.
1921
A Virgin Paradise
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MovieAug 3, 1921

A Virgin Paradise

The parents of Gratia Latham are killed by a volcanic eruption …
The parents of Gratia Latham are killed by a volcanic eruption on a South Sea island, the only survivors being the little girl and her native servant. Gratia survives and grows up with only the beasts as her companions. Her cousin comes to fetch her when her wealthy uncle dies and other relatives plan to claim the estate. On the home-bound ship, Bob Alan, an "ex-college graduate," and his chum, Slim, rescue Gratia from a forced marriage to her cousin Bernard, and in New York the three swim ashore to a deserted house on Long Island that happens to be Gratia's property. Bernard notifies the police that they are thieves, but Gratia establishes her identity and is brought into society, where her unconventional manners cause a sensation. She burns the house; and when Bernard tries to coerce her again into marriage, she soundly thrashes him and weds Bob.
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1920
Democracy: The Vision Restored
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MovieAug 24, 1920

Democracy: The Vision Restored

A powerful financial magnate …
A powerful financial magnate is plotted against by his greedy son.
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1919
The Steel King
MovieNov 24, 1919

The Steel King

The Steel King released.
The Stream of Life
MovieOct 1, 1919

The Stream of Life

The Stream of Life released.
Hit or Miss
MovieMar 24, 1919

Hit or Miss

Hit or Miss released.
1918
The Lie
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MovieApr 14, 1918

The Lie

Elinor Shale's happiness at being engaged to Gerald Forster is …
Elinor Shale's happiness at being engaged to Gerald Forster is interrupted by the arrival of her sister Lucy, who confesses that she will soon give birth to an illegitimate child. Elinor goes into seclusion with her sister until the baby is born and then tries to find a foster mother. Seeking to estrange Gerald from Elinor so that she may marry him herself, Lucy convinces him that Elinor is the child's mother. After Lucy and Gerald's marriage, Elinor learns of her sister's perfidy and resolves to tell Gerald the truth, but at the sight of their happiness, she relents and returns home. Nol Dibdin, a family friend whose understanding of the situation has inspired in him a deep admiration for Elinor, suggests that they seek happiness together as man and wife.
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Her Boy
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MovieJan 28, 1918

Her Boy

Her Boy is lost 1918 American silent film drama directed by …
Her Boy is lost 1918 American silent film drama directed by George Irving and starring Effie Shannon and Niles Welch as her son. It was produced and distributed by the Metro Pictures company.
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1917
The Eternal Mother
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MovieNov 26, 1917

The Eternal Mother

The Eternal Mother is a surviving 1917 American silent drama …
The Eternal Mother is a surviving 1917 American silent drama film directed by Frank Reicher and stars Ethel Barrymore. The picture is taken from a novel, Red Horse Hill, by Sidney McCall, an alias for Mary McNeill Fenollosa.
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The Royal Pauper
MovieFeb 19, 1917

The Royal Pauper

The Royal Pauper is a 1917 silent film starring Francine …
The Royal Pauper is a 1917 silent film starring Francine Larrimore and Richard Tucker. It was directed by Ben Turbett. Preserved in the collections of the Library of Congress and UCLA Film & Television Archives.
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Pardners
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MovieJan 29, 1917

Pardners

Justus Morrow, a young Englishman of family and …
Justus Morrow, a young Englishman of family and some wealth, went to Alaska to make his fortune during the heyday of prosperity on Caribou Creek. He leaves his wife, a brilliant young actress, and small son at home. During the early days of his introduction into the society of Rampart City, a typical mining town of the early 90's, Morrow made himself understood and respected by "cleaning out" the gambling house run by "Single-Out" Wilmer and "Curley" Bud, Wilmer's partner, a performance that won for him the instant respect of "Bill" Joyce, a miner and "quick draw" exponent of the difference between right and wrong, who took Morrow into partnership. It was during the mêlée at Wilmer's gambling place that R. Alonzo Struthers, Sunday supplement photographer, representing a syndicate of American newspapers, snapped the troublous scene, with Morrow and "Bill" Joyce celebrating the victory of the former, and incidentally made pictures of subsequent scenes in which a score or more of miners and dance hall women were displayed drinking at tables, dancing and generally carousing. Struthers, impressed with the splendid action of the photographs that resulted from his flashlight activities, showed them to Morrow, who recognized that Struthers had staged the more picturesque of the dance hall scenes, participating in them himself and permitting another man to operate the flash. Morrow pointed out to Struthers that his wife would be sure to see the pictures if they were printed in the United States papers and forbade him to use them, thus letting the photographer into an understanding of the fact that Morrow was well connected and that his wife might "start something" if she recognized him as being involved in a gambling house row. After Struthers' departure by the outgoing boat and the long mail delay of arctic weather, Morrow was struck speechless one day to receive notice of suit for divorce filed by his wife in San Francisco. It did not take Morrow long to start for the States, accompanied, of course, by his partner, "Bill" Joyce. Nor did it take long, once the young miner arrived in San Francisco, to discover that Struthers had sent broadcast, for Sunday publication, pictures taken by him in the gambling house, but that worst of all, he had substituted the head of Justus Morrow on the dance hall pictures of himself, taken in various familiar poses with dance hall women. Without definite knowledge as to where he might find his wife. Morrow accidentally discovered her and the son, singing in a vaudeville house in San Francisco, but was refused an interview by the indignant woman, who believed that the camera could not lie. In this crisis "Bill" Joyce proved equal to the occasion. He invaded the apartments of Mrs. Morrow by a ruse, demanded an explanation on behalf of his partner, threatened to kill half the police of San Francisco if she didn't listen to him quietly, sought and found Struthers and dragged him to the family confessional with a gun muzzle in his ear, in short, brought Mrs. Morrow to a realization of the folly of hasty judgments and left "pardner" with his wife in his arms and "the kid" squeezed up a delighted little bundle between them.
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1916
A Message to Garcia
MovieDec 11, 1916

A Message to Garcia

A Message to Garcia is a 1916 war film directed by Richard …
A Message to Garcia is a 1916 war film directed by Richard Ridgely.
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The Heart of the Hills
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MovieOct 30, 1916

The Heart of the Hills

Young Hester is kidnapped …
Young Hester is kidnapped in India by revolutionaries. As she grows up she becomes one of them, and is sent to England to recover a holy ruby taken from India by her father, Sir Christopher Radwick. However, she falls in love with the manager of her father's estate, and gives up her revolutionary activities. The revolutionaries aren't the forgiving types, however, and follow her to England. When Hester's father dies and is found to have been poisoned, Hester is accused of the crime.
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The Rainbow Princess
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MovieOct 22, 1916

The Rainbow Princess

The Rainbow Princess is a lost American silent film released …
The Rainbow Princess is a lost American silent film released by the Famous Players Film Company on October 22, 1916. The picture was directed by J. Searle Dawley and filmed by cinematographer H. Lyman Broening. The Rainbow Princess was written by Shannon Fife and marked actress Ann Pennington's second appearance on celluloid.
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1915
Blade o' Grass
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MovieDec 18, 1915

Blade o' Grass

Blade o' Grass released.
Gladiola
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MovieOct 15, 1915

Gladiola

Although she has a strong friendship with Abner, a hand …
Although she has a strong friendship with Abner, a hand on her father's farm, saucy Gladiola Bain loves only her father, until she meets vacationing Ned Williams, a self-described "idler" from the city. When their seemingly harmless flirtation develops into love, Gladiola refuses to obey her father's wishes that she give Williams up, and when Williams, after some hesitation, offers her a beautiful home and clothes, they elope to the city, where Williams arranges a mock marriage. After a few months of happiness, Williams' real wife appears. Gladiola tells Williams that she despises him and returns to her welcoming father. Amid much gossip in the town, Gladiola gives birth to a child, while Williams, whose wife has refused to divorce him, has gone abroad. When he learns that his wife has died, he returns repentantly to Gladiola's farm, but although she is touched by his concern, her love has died, and she refuses his entreaties. At the end, Gladiola and her child stroll in the gladiola fields with the faithful Abner.
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Vanity Fair
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MovieOct 6, 1915

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair is a 1915 silent film drama directed by Eugene …
Vanity Fair is a 1915 silent film drama directed by Eugene Nowland and Charles Brabin and starring Mrs. Fiske, a renowned Broadway stage actress. The Edison Company produced and released the film. Mrs. Fiske had starred in the 1899 hit Broadway play Becky Sharp based on William Thackeray's Vanity Fair. Here she recreates the role for Edison's cameras. This film marks Mrs. Fiske's second feature film as she had starred in Tess of the d'Urbervilles for Adolph Zukor in 1913. Despite the popularity of Vanity Fair, Mrs. Fiske never made another motion picture.
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The Girl of the Gypsy Camp
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MovieJul 30, 1915

The Girl of the Gypsy Camp

The Girl of the Gypsy Camp, …
The Girl of the Gypsy Camp, from Edison Studios, is a three-act silent film written by Lee Arthur and directed by Langdon West. The film was released on July 30, 1915.
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The Master Mummer
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MovieMar 15, 1915

The Master Mummer

At the court of Waldenburg appears Feurgeres, an actor in "The …
At the court of Waldenburg appears Feurgeres, an actor in "The Master Mummer," who gives a performance of Hamlet. He meets the Princess Isobel, a young widow with a small daughter, and falls deeply in love with her. His love is returned and they marry, the Princess abrogating her rights to the throne. Their married happiness is short-lived, as after a few months the Princess dies, leaving Feurgeres desolate with the young child. It develops that, by the ancient law of Waldenburg, this child still retains her rights of succession to the throne, and as the Duchess of Britslau has a daughter of her own, who would otherwise succeed, she plots to have the young Isobel removed to a convent and lost to the world. This she does under the plea to Feurgeres that the child must be taken to court for her education. When the child has grown to young womanhood, however, the Archduchess is fearful of discovery and engages the services of a notorious character, Major Delahaye, to take Isobel away from the convent and place her in domestic service, or otherwise dispose of her. Feurgeres, however, has kept track of her through the years, and frustrates the plot by disguising himself and shooting Delahaye in a London restaurant, using a silencer so that his deed is not discovered. He does not dare to take Isobel himself and manages so that she is thrown on the kindness of three young men occupying a studio together in Trilby fashion. They, with their big-hearted housekeeper, give the girl every comfort. Each in turn falls in love with her, but knowing her helpless position refrains from declaring himself. Attempts, ranging from trickery to violence, are made by the scheming Duchess to get her away, but each fails until finally she is tricked by a false note and spirited away. Pursuit follows immediately, Feurgeres being in the party. Isobel is rescued, but Feurgeres is mortally wounded in the fight. On his deathbed, he writes the old King of Waldenburg, apprising him of the fact that his granddaughter is living and of the schemes against her. The conspirators are punished and Isobel restored to her proper place in court, but not for long. The leader of the studio trio, Greatson, an author, has captured her affections, so she gives up the throne, as her mother did, and returns to him in London.
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln
MovieFeb 26, 1915

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

There is not an American …
There is not an American living who does not relish the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln, the martyr President, considered by the majority of writers and men nationally prominent as the greatest American. The sympathy and passions that are stirred up within us by reading of Lincoln are accentuated by the witnessing of the adaptation on the screen. Lincoln's every mannerism, trait and eccentricity are pictured and while looking at it anyone with a drop of American blood in his veins is carried along by the current of innate patriotism and swallowed up at the confluence of many emotions. From the scene in front of the log cabin to the assassination at Ford's Theatre in Washington, one is gripped. Lincoln's courtship culminated in his marriage with Mary Todd. He struggles along in abject poverty until he is nominated for United States Senator. He opposes Stephen Douglas, and it was in his debate that he proved himself not only a rhetorician but a man of wholesome and broad-minded ideas. He was defeated but in 1860 was elected President. What happened subsequently is familiar to all Americans. Lincoln's Gettysburg address, succinct but powerful, is considered one of the gems of oratory.
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The Girl Who Kept Books
MovieFeb 13, 1915

The Girl Who Kept Books

Gertrude and Jarvis are …
Gertrude and Jarvis are talking in the office of the latter, who is an expert accountant. He is commending her on her auditing work. Gertrude goes to the hallway to drop some letters down a mail chute and meets Nelson Thorpe, who, by his courtesies, wins a place in Gertrude's list of eligibles immediately. She returns to her office and Thorpe enters, passing Crawley, a bookkeeper, who covers the book he is at work on. The president of the firm and others of the men higher up appear in the offices and indicate that there is something wrong with the books. Crawley is nervous. To prevent a run on the bank, which would be resultant from the auditing of the books if the fact were made known. President Bushton suggests that the examination be made at his hotel. Gertrude and Jarvis are given the task. Concealed behind a pillar, Crawley watches Gertrude and Jarvis come out of the hotel, and when Gertrude refuses Jarvis's offer to escort her home, he follows her. Thorpe, one of Gertrude's silent admirers, happens along and decides to follow. Crawley attacks Gertrude in a deserted section and is frustrated in his effort to get the books by the timely arrival of Thorpe. Crawley writes an anonymous letter to Gertrude warning her that Thorpe is an adventurer. She also receives a note from Thorpe asking that she permit him to escort her to the hotel. She compares the handwritings with the entries in the book and discovers that the alterations have been made by Crawley. Crawley then writes a note to Mrs. Jarvis telling her that her husband is seen nightly entering the Vandergilt Hotel in the company of a woman. Mrs. Jarvis, who was suspicious when told by her husband that he had to go out on business, is now aroused and goes to the hotel to satisfy her mind. At the entrance she sees her husband with Gertrude. Crawley gets into the auditing room and begins to demolish one of the books by tearing out leaves. There is a scene in front of the hotel, occasioned by the appearance of Mrs. Jarvis, and before Gertrude can explain she faints. The party adjourns to the interior, and Crawley, hearing them approach, hides. Gertrude is revived and she explains the situation to the satisfaction of Mrs. Jarvis. Furthermore, she tells of her findings after studying the handwritings. Crawley attempts to escape, but is caught. Thorpe and Gertrude, in the meantime, reach an understanding.
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1914
The Stenographer
MovieDec 12, 1914

The Stenographer

Gertrude Sawyer supports herself and an invalid sister on her …
Gertrude Sawyer supports herself and an invalid sister on her wages as stenographer of a large corporation, but her income does not allow her to fulfill her longing to have her sister seek the remedy of the seaside, or to furnish what conduces to quick recovery. Gertrude's employer, Charles Hardin, has a business rival, Joe Elbert, whom he is anxious to crush. Eager to obtain inside information, Hardin so contrives matters that Gertrude quits his employ and secures a similar position with Elbert. She comes to learn that she is supposed to spy on Elbert and keep Hardin informed of his business secrets. Gertrude is thereby confronted with a terrible alternative. She must either pursue course of action that is dishonorable and repellent, or be thrown out of employment, and thus increase her sister's sufferings, both mental and physical. The situation is complicated by the fact that Gertrude falls in love with Elbert, and he with her. Unknown to Gertrude, Elbert overhears a stormy interview between her and Hardin, and he thus learns how she is situated. However, he does not let Gertrude understand that he knows how she is placed, but arranges that she give false information to Hardin, that drives him to the wall and prospers Elbert. Gertrude, not knowing the trick that Elbert has played, and that through her unconscious aid he has won, remorsefully confesses to him, only to receive his assurance that he knew all about it all the time, understands the situation, and does not resent her part in it. An overcast sky now clears, and comfort delayed comes to the lovers plentifully. Its fullest measure is for a while withheld, until they watch with delight Gertrude's little sister playing in youthful abandon with the nurse. The story brings into strong relief the economic necessities and moral pitfalls that beset the girl who earns her living, and is told with a directness that forcibly drives its lesson home.
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The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner
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MovieAug 28, 1914

The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner

It was just one hundred …
It was just one hundred years ago that the national anthem of the United States came into existence. In this film we have attempted to present the dramatic events which led to its creation, in a realistic and accurate manner. When the combined military and naval forces of the British were threatening Washington during the fall of 1814, President Madison, fearing for the safety of the Declaration of Independence, sent it, in the care of Captain Potter, his aide, to the commandant of Fort McHenry at Baltimore. On his way to Baltimore, Potter stopped at the house of Dr. Beanes. While they were at dinner, a British reconnoitering party, consisting of General Ross and his aides, invested the house. Potter and Helen Beanes took refuge behind a secret panel in the dining room. From this position, Potter heard General Ross say that Baltimore would be attacked by land and sea within two days. To save Dr. Beanes from torture when the Captain's hat was discovered. Potter jumped from his hiding place, and, after holding the British officers at the point of his pistol, escaped. Dr. Beanes was taken aboard the British cartel ship, while Potter delivered his mission and warning of the British attack to the commandant of Fort McHenry. Helen Beanes appealed to President Madison to help her father, and the President sent one of his aides, and a certain Francis Scott Key to interview Admiral Cockburn. Admiral Cockburn agreed to release the doctor, but insisted that both Americans should remain aboard the cartel ship "Minden" until the forthcoming battle was over. So Key was forced to watch the long bombardment of Fort McHenry throughout the long night. "The rockets' red glare; The bombs bursting in air; Gave proof through the night; That our flag was still there." But towards morning, the fire of the fort slackened, and Key feared it had surrendered. His feelings, when the first rays of the sun fell on the fluttering flag are embodied in the great song he wrote for his country.
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Frederick the Great
MovieMay 1, 1914

Frederick the Great

The story opens in Frederick's youth. Frederick William, his …
The story opens in Frederick's youth. Frederick William, his father, was a rough, burly man, fond of outdoor sport, a hearty eater and a heavy drinker. Because his son was frail and delicate and more interested in intellectual matters than in sport and hearty living, Frederick William hated him. He forced Frederick to drink and smoke, and on one occasion when the boy defied him on the subject of a favorite flute, attempted to strangle his son with a window cord. From these joyless days we shift to the tragic death of the old king, hastened by the receipt of an insulting message from the Austrian emperor. With his dying breath, Frederick William besought his son to avenge him. Frederick heaped coals of fire on the head of his dead father by laying Austria waste in the terrible Seven Years' War. Amalie, Frederick's sister, fell in love with Baron Trenck at first sight, and their love that started in the palace garden at Sans Souci lasted all their lives. But if it started with roses and moonlight, it ended with ashes and rue, for years later Trenck was imprisoned by Frederick on a charge of high treason. Amalie pleaded for her lover, but in vain. The king was obdurate. "Even as you have taken from me the only thing I loved," cried the poor princess, "so may God deal with you, brother." Frederick did not have long to wait for the fulfillment of his sister's prayer. The discovery that Voltaire, the great French philosopher, whom the king had honored with his friendship, was playing traitor, nearly broke Frederick's heart. A tremendously dramatic scene shows the king reviewing his army for the last time, and raising his trembling hand to the salute as the flag passes. Last of all, we see the great king, lonely for all his greatness, talking to two little peasant children in the grounds before his palace.
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The Man of Destiny
MovieFeb 7, 1914

The Man of Destiny

When Monsieur Laporte died, he provided in his will that an …
When Monsieur Laporte died, he provided in his will that an annual dinner should be given to six of his dearest friends for so long a period as any of them should remain alive. Among these friends was a certain obscure lieutenant of artillery named Napoleon Bonaparte. In his dingy regimentals, Bonaparte made a striking contrast with the other recipients of Monsieur Laporte's bounty. The other five were aristocrats, powered, frivolous elegants of the day, careless and blind to the storm gradually rising in their land. From the heights of their disdainful superiority, they looked askance at the shabby Corsican lieutenant with whom they were forced to dine once a year. Matters grew worse when the shabby lieutenant dared to raise his eyes to the lovely Cecilie de Cloche Forêt. They grew still worse when M. Bonaparte, in a duel with Cecilie's lover, the Count de Passy, negligently disarmed that young man and made him a present of his life as though it had been an old hat. But before the aristocratic guests of M. Laporte had recovered from the presumptuous conduct of their plebeian comrade, the storm broke. The peasants of France rose and cast their masters down from their lofty heights to ruin and death. When the smoke and blood of the French Revolution had passed away, all but two of Monsieur Laporte's former guests had perished. Of these two, one, the Count de Passy, was a crossing sweeper, the other, Napoleon Bonaparte, was Emperor of France and master of Europe. François, who of old had waited on the guests, was now one of Napoleon's most trusted generals. On the anniversary of M. Laporte's dinner, Napoleon, believing himself to be the sole survivor, decided to visit the inn and dream over bygone days. In a low dive in the slums of Paris, the ruined Count de Passy overheard a Bourbon plot to assassinate the Emperor after he arrived at the inn. The Count hastened to the inn, arriving in time to frustrate the plot, by forcing one of the spies to take the Emperor's place and meet the death prepared for Napoleon. After the other conspirator had been led off by the guards, de Passy made himself known to his old enemy. The grateful Emperor, overcome with the memories of the past, bade General François resume his old duties of waiter. Then the Count and Napoleon seated themselves in their old places and drank to the health of Monsieur Laporte.
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An American King
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MovieFeb 6, 1914

An American King

When Prince Stepan Norski decided that he would rather …
When Prince Stepan Norski decided that he would rather marry the Countess Maritza than preserve his rights as a member of the royal family of Balkia, the king, his father, was highly indignant. But Prince Stepan remained unmoved despite the royal threats and entreaties. He married Maritza and sailed to America, where, assuming the name of Stephen North, he settled down to the life of an American businessman. Sixty years later, John North, Prince Stepan's grandson, decided to go to Europe. He had several business interests to be sure, but the main reason for his decision was the fact that Helen Bond was sailing for the continent with her mother and father, John North was very fond of Helen. Moreover, Helen liked John, so there was really no reason why they shouldn't have married. But Helen's mother was ambitions. She wanted her daughter to marry a title. At just about this time the older line of Balkia came to an end with the death of King Jan IX. The nest heir to the throne was discovered to be none other than a certain John North, American citizen. The Prime Minister of the kingdom instantly set off to acquaint that young man of his good fortune. North learned of his windfall in Switzerland, whither he had followed the Bonds, in company with Arthur Merritt, a friend of his. If it hadn't been that North was desperately afraid Helen would marry a duke despite all his efforts, he probably wouldn't have listened to the minister for a moment. As it was, he decided that becoming a king was the simplest possible way of winning Helen. North was crowned and discovered that a monarch's life was a distinct bore. He was so hedged about with conventions that he could hardly breathe. But he won his reward for all the discomforts when the Bonds were presented at Court. The utter confusion of Mrs. Bond was distinctly gratifying. The affairs in Balkia speedily became in a very troubled condition. After the revolutionists had made a couple of attempts on his life, North learned the true reasons for their discontent and sympathized with them. Arthur Merritt fell in love with the Princess Senia, whom the Prime Minister had decreed must marry North for political reasons. So North decided to clear matters up. He gave Senia to Merritt, declared himself in favor of a republic, abdicated and sailed for America with Helen.
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The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies
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MovieJan 31, 1914

The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies

Episode 1: "The Perfect …
Episode 1: "The Perfect Truth" The day after Dolly Desmond had startled the community with the excellence of her graduation oration, Bobby North, a reporter on the local paper, suggested ...
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1913
Within the Enemy's Lines
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MovieDec 19, 1913

Within the Enemy's Lines

When the cheerful season of …
When the cheerful season of Christmas dawned on the bloody, hopeless years of the Civil War, Colonel Stafford's home lay in the midst of a great Northern army. Colonel Stafford, C.S.A., was a soldier of iron nerves. He had firmly resolved that he would give his children a real Christmas and shrank not at all from the task ahead of him, although he realized the deadly risk, with the few gold pieces he had managed to get in exchange for the paper money in which his salary was paid, he bought the little uniform and doll for which he knew the children longed. Then, attired as a peddler, he started on his difficult way to his home. Colonel Denby, of the Union army had met Colonel Stafford when the Union colonel had been taken prisoner by the Confederates. He liked and respected Stafford immensely, but when he recognized him in the peddler's garb, his duty forced him to only one action. In personal command of a file of soldiers he entered the Stafford mansion and told Mrs. Stafford that he knew her husband was in the house. Little Bob Stafford's joy over the arrival of his father with the presents was instantly quieted by the arrival of the soldiers. From harrowing experience, he knew that unless his father were captured in uniform, he would be shot. Without a word to anyone, Bob slipped out of the house, swam the creek and ran over to the Union camp. The soldiers knew the little chap, and made no protest whatsoever when he went over to talk with the Confederate prisoners. Bob whispered a few words to one of the Confederate officers and the officer slipped off his uniform and put it on the boy, ostensibly on account of the latter's wet clothes. Bob raced back to his home and gave the uniform to his father. Then Colonel Stafford surrendered himself with all the rights of a prisoner of war. Colonel Denby, overjoyed at the happy outcome of his hateful duty, gladly accepted the Stafford's invitation to Christmas dinner. In the midst of it a message arrived for him and he was able to assure the happy Stafford that he would be exchanged forthwith for a captured Union officer. A story that is bound to bring a glow of warmth to the hearts of all Americans and to make them remember that there is neither North, South, East or West where brave and loyal men are.
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A Gentleman's Gentleman
MovieJul 4, 1913

A Gentleman's Gentleman

Having been informed by his …
Having been informed by his lawyer that he is near the end of his inherited resources, Jardine, a young society man, orders Holmes, a servant who has been for many years in the Jardine family, to sell a part of the family plate. Instead of complying with big young master's request, Holmes hides the golden plates and gives Jardine his own scanty savings. With this money Jardine squares himself with some of his more persistent creditors. He accepts an invitation to a house party because of his fondness for Lady Sarah. His devotion being not sufficiently strong to subdue his gambling passion, he enters a game of bridge. He loses everything and is compelled to give an I.O.U. As he is leaving the card room he finds a pearl necklace which he appropriates. In his room a realization of what he has done comes to him and he attempts to force Holmes to conceal the necklace. But Holmes refuses indignantly. Having been informed by his daughter of her loss, the Earl goes to Jardine's room where Holmes admits to having committed the theft. But just as the police are leading him away Jardine tells the truth, thus exonerating his servant. After the incident Jardine starts to Canada with his servant, where he begins life anew and tries to make himself worthy of Lady Sarah.
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Mary Stuart
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MovieJun 21, 1913

Mary Stuart

The beautiful and much loved Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, is …
The beautiful and much loved Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, is one of the most unfortunate and sympathetic characters in history. Born in Scotland, educated at the court of Francis II of France, whom she married at fifteen, queen of France at sixteen, a widow at seventeen, beginning her reign as Scotland's Queen at eighteen, married to Darnley of the Royal Blood at nineteen; her life began amid turmoil and disaster. Her husband, Lord Darnley, who after their marriage proved himself a vicious braggart and coxcomb, was intensely jealous of Rizzio, Mary's favorite singer and secretary. One night as Rizzio sang to the queen, Darnley and his band of night hawks waited at the foot of the narrow staircase for the singer. Down the staircase he comes full of youth and love. Darnley's hand shoots out of the shadow and Darnley's dagger finds its rest in Rizzio's heart. Such marital dissensions, together with political factions and religious contentions, cause Scotland to rise in arms, and the queen in jeopardy of life and without followers, accepts the offered hospitality of England's queen, Elizabeth, who extends Mary an invitation to sojourn at Kennilworth Castle, in Warwickshire, until the broils of Scottish clans subside and Mary can return to her throne. With gratitude and haste, the Stuart repairs to Kennilworth, only to find herself trapped, a prisoner, by Elizabeth who really fears not only the Scottish queen's beauty and power, but her legal birthrights to the English crown. Elizabeth, not daring to openly execute her royal sister, tries secretly to affect her assassination but in vain, owing to the loyalty of Mary's servitors. A charge of treason is then brought against her by the English crown. She is found guilty and sentenced to the block. Pending the signing of the death warrant by Queen Elizabeth, attempts to rescue her are made, one by a gallant and loving Englishman, Sir Edward Mortimer; but these only resulted in failure of plans, frustrated attempts on Elizabeth's life, and deeper confinement and unhappiness for Mary. In a meeting between the two queens, affected after much planning, Elizabeth taunts Mary whose proud spirit rebels and bursts forth in denunciations. After this disastrous interview and at the urging of Lord Burleigh, the Lord Treasurer, Elizabeth signs the death warrant and the martyr queen is led to public execution. The Earl of Leicester has been secretly in love with Mary but, fearing in his safety, deserts her when the crisis comes. There is a white haired old man who follows her, with breaking heart, to the scaffold, and a gray haired old woman bowed down by weeping; these, her nurse and her physician, the remnants of her faithful followers. She mounts the scaffold the charges of treason are read to the curious hungry crowd watching. She forgives the headsman, offers a prayer for her too trusting soul, and bares her white neck to the axe. The film fades on Leicester bowed with grief and remorse on the stairs which Mary had just ascended on her way to the scaffold.
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Hulda of Holland
MovieApr 21, 1913

Hulda of Holland

A Dutch romance. Hulda and Heintz are bashful, giggling …
A Dutch romance. Hulda and Heintz are bashful, giggling lovers, hut their spooning opportunities are few, as well as being forbidden. One day they get a chance to spoon, but the village gossip sees them and hastens to Hulda's mother, exaggerating what she saw. Hulda gets a curtain lecture, but pleads for Heintz. Heintz is then allowed to call. The lovers become engaged. As the wedding day approaches Hulda dons her wedding dress and goes to show it to her lame grandmother, who cannot be present at the ceremony. The village gossip's husband is a dike-tender. A great storm is raging while he lies drunk. The land is in danger of flood. Hulda disappears and the village gossip starts another scandal about her eloping with a minister. When the wedding hour arrives Hulda is missing. After a search she is found, bedraggled and covered with mud. While the dike-tender lay drunk she had been stopping a hole in the dike with her hare hands and thereby saves the country.
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The Well Sick Man
MovieApr 9, 1913

The Well Sick Man

John Norwood, a businessman, finds his clerk making love to …
John Norwood, a businessman, finds his clerk making love to his daughter and fires the clerk. The clerk goes to the West and Marion, to be near him, persuades her father, by suggestion that makes him think himself sick, that he needs a vacation. They, too, go to California and there a brave young man rescues the daughter from drowning. The young man proves to be the clerk.
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Master and Man
MovieApr 5, 1913

Master and Man

A bachelor, coming home one night under the influence of liquor, …
A bachelor, coming home one night under the influence of liquor, discovers a burglar taking his silverware. In his drunken condition he makes the robber put back the spoils and also promises him a position as butler if he will give up his profession as a burglar. He agrees. A few months later the bachelor marries a woman who falls heavily in debt playing cards. The woman to whom she owes the money is insistent, and matters come to a climax when at a card party in her own home she notices a guest drop her purse. She picks it up and when the loss is discovered the owner demands that everybody be searched by the detectives summoned. In the meantime the wife has given the purse to the butler for safe keeping. In this picture we are shown what gratitude really means and the sacrifice possible in the least of us. The burglar has paid his debt and the woman has learned a lesson.
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The Old Monk's Tale
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MovieFeb 15, 1913

The Old Monk's Tale

A monk tells a tale about a woman who can only surrender her …
A monk tells a tale about a woman who can only surrender her heart to a man who can offer her jewels. A poor man falls in love with her and steals jewels off a statue of the Madonna to give to her.
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A Day That Is Dead
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MovieJan 28, 1913

A Day That Is Dead

Heart strings that once were rent asunder, 'neath love's most …
Heart strings that once were rent asunder, 'neath love's most gentle touch, oft-times in old age quiver, when memory strikes a sacred chord like balsam to a soul with sorrow wrung. So be it, in this pictorial translation of Alfred Tennyson's poem, "Break, Break, Break." An echo of the past is resounded and a story of love and memory falls from the lips of an aged man, like a storm that vents its wrath and passing on into infinite space, leaves behind the random ruins of its wicked grave. A lad once was he, in love with a maiden who dwelt by the sea. "'Twas all beautiful in their youthful, loving hearts. Nor did he think then that cruel fate would interfere and pluck the happiness from out his life as the chill breath of a summer night sometimes a rose will kill. They were separated, however, by parental objection for many a weary day. Through grief and absence the girl is stricken ill and the father that stood in his daughter's light, relents from his firmness and seeks the father who marred his son's future life. "My daughter is dying," the old man cried. "Your son, your son, for God let him come to her side." And he came, as did the fathers, to the cottage by the sea. A scene then followed that strikes deep in the heart. The walls within maintained a silence serene and calm. The wind outside moaned a requiem, whilst the fathers stood with heads bowed down, the lovers locked in a last embrace. Her eyes grew brighter, she clutched him tighter, then like the morning stars in the mystic realm, they gradually grew dim and the flutter of the eyelid as the soul departed, left the dust he loved with him. Thus goes the story the old man tells. The waves still break upon the rockbound coast, and the passing ships their havens seek, but without "the touch of the vanished hand and the sound of the voice that is still."
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The Red Man's Burden
MovieJan 4, 1913

The Red Man's Burden

Big Bear and Silver Fawn have been made man and wife by …
Big Bear and Silver Fawn have been made man and wife by the good priest of the mission and their dwelling place became a dilapidated old house that modern civilization had neglected to tear down. The land had been used by their forefathers from time unknown so these two lived, loved and slept their days away, contented to dip no further into the mysteries of civilization than to abide in a wooden house. One day some men came in a big touring car and said, "get out of here. We do not want you around." They handed Big Bear a typewritten letter, "The law says this property is mine." "The Law. Who is he? I no know him. My forefathers say this land mine." But the law. So Big Bear and Little Silver Fawn mount their horses and turn their backs on civilization and the old shack is burned down. Civilization had taken their home and farm away from them but they still had the wild game to kill as in days of old. But the same man, John Randall, came along with the authority of the law back of him and said, "You cannot hunt here," and took his gun away from him. And hate was in the heart of Big Bear, while Silver Fawn trembled at his black looks, but the fire that burns and destroys sometimes deals out retribution as well for the blazing sparks from the burning house set the pine needles aflame and soon the forest is ablaze. And so it happens that John Randall catches his foot in a bear trap chained to a huge tree and set by his own men. Thus he is held a chained prisoner while the flames from the forest creep closer and closer to him. His cries for help reach the ears of Silver Fawn who comes to him and sees her enemy begging for help but her strength is too weak to open the trap so back she goes through flame and smoke, breathing in the death laden air and suffocating smoke till she reaches the side of Big Bear whose heart is softened by her pleading. He saves his prisoner and brings him safely home but poor little Silver Fawn has gone into a happier hunting ground beyond the laws of a cruel civilization. The red man keeps silent over her dead body by the slowly dying camp fire.
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1912
The Charge of the Light Brigade
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MovieOct 11, 1912

The Charge of the Light Brigade

There are eighteen short …
There are eighteen short minutes in the history of Great Britain that will live as long as the war drum is sounded and the shrill trumpet calls to arms. These historical moments are recorded in the annals of time on October 25th, in the year 1854, at the hour of ten o'clock, on the blood-stained field of Balaklava, where England strewed for over a mile the life-blood of heroes. Over four hundred soldiers gave up their lives to the everlasting glory and honor of England's military discipline, and all within this short space of time. Think of them, wonder at them, honor them, all you who love the heroic and brave, for it was only eighteen minutes from the moment Lord Cardigan gave the command, "Forward the Light Brigade," and the brilliant band of England's best blood made their never-to-be-forgotten charge, and then this torn, bloody, battle-stained, broken and shattered regiment, the pride of England's army, came back from the valley of death. All that was left of the six hundred, only one hundred and ninety-nine answered the roll call.
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The Relief of Lucknow
MovieJul 27, 1912

The Relief of Lucknow

In a succession of splendidly …
In a succession of splendidly enacted scenes, we are led, step by step from the beginning of the dissatisfaction of the Indian troops at Lucknow. Finally the outbreak occurs and we are shown the night of May 12th, 1857, and just what occurred on that memorable evening at Lucknow. At the beginning of the mutiny we are shown the burning of the officers' houses, the news of the outbreak received by Sir Henry Lawrence and also the manner of Sir Henry Lawrence's death, his burial at night, midst shot and shell and, like Sir Thomas Moore. No useless coffin enclosed his breast. Nor sheet nor shroud rebound him, but he lay like a warrior taking his rest with his military cloak around him. Hospital scones are shown giving one an idea of the work that befell the women during the siege. General Havelock is also introduced and he is shown starting for the relief of Lucknow from Cawnpore. This all eventually leads up to that never-to-be-forgotten moment at Lucknow when hopes had deserted them and each moment they thought would be the last. Then comes the shrill notes of the bagpipes. And in the closing events we are shown the fight in the streets of Lucknow when General Havelock forced his way through those narrow lanes to the relief of those heroic men and women.
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Treasure Island
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MovieMay 10, 1912

Treasure Island

The story is almost too well known to need repetition; how old …
The story is almost too well known to need repetition; how old Captain Billy Bones, with his scars and his oaths had secured within his old sea chest the map and chart of Treasure Island and knew just where the treasure lay; and how his fellow associates endeavored to obtain them. But Billy Bones died before their scheme was realized and thus the valuable map fell into the hands of Jimmie Hawkins and led up to the search for the treasure. They soiled away for the unknown land with a crew of nineteen. Mutiny breaks out and that famous character, one-legged John Silver, plans and schemes and fights and kills to get possession of the treasure and one by one the band of nineteen dwindles down to six and our hearts are glad when we realize after so many thrilling adventures that the vessel is homeward bound laden with all the treasure that Jimmie Hawkins, the doctor and the squire set out to gain.
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The Spanish Cavalier
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MovieApr 9, 1912

The Spanish Cavalier

The story deals with the love of a Spanish cavalier for a …
The story deals with the love of a Spanish cavalier for a wealthy senorita of noble birth. Across the pathway of these two moves the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition with all the cruelty and ignorant conception of misguided Christianity. This noble Castilian senorita is also wooed by one of the members of the Inquisition whose suit is favored by her father. But the fair maid refuses this dazzling offer of marriage and spurns the all-powerful master of the Inquisition. Revenge soon takes the place of love within his breast and his hired spies are set to work to watch the lady. Soon this fair daughter of Spain finds her maid arrested and through torture forced to accuse her mistress of the crime of heresy, which is brought about while her brave cavalier is away to the war. The daughter is arrested at the home of the good priest and brought for trial before the Inquisition. She is condemned. The good priest brings the news of her plight to the cavalier and together they manage her escape, but not before the priest has sacrificed his life for the sake of the two lovers.
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The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
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MovieMar 26, 1912

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

The old keeper of the …
The old keeper of the lighthouse and his daughter have lived together peacefully year after year tending the lights on St. David's Island. The old man has come to believe that his daughter's after life will be spent near to him when she marries John West. Little they dream that the ways of a woman's love must follow the dictates of her heart and when she steals away from the lighthouse and marries another man sadness falls upon those two who are left behind. Six months later Jeannette bids her husband good-bye as he goes on a fishing voyage. The great ship never comes back, her heart grows weary of waiting and she returns to her old home. The dawn of a new hope is just about to break into bloom in the heart of John West when the lost husband is rescued from a lonely island and is brought back to his wife.
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At the Point of the Sword
MovieFeb 16, 1912

At the Point of the Sword

Editha is in love with a young …
Editha is in love with a young count who is greatly despised by her father. In order that they may continue their courtship, the lovers secretly meet each fortnight in an old inn, where one night a company of soldiers come who have just captured a famous outlaw, Francois de Villary. He is bound and thrown on the floor. Editha's sympathies are aroused by the cruel treatment of the outlaw, and she succeeds in permitting him to escape without being suspected herself, and consequently wins de Villary's undying gratitude. Editha discovers that she will be forced to wed her father's choice, a nobleman sixty years of age. Her lover is sent for in order that he may aid her to escape this terrible marriage, but ere plans can be arranged for their future, they are discovered. A fight ensues and Editha at the risk of her life succeeds in getting her lover away, and in consequence the irate father vows she shall wed at once the first who passes his castle door, the nobleman having stated that she is no fit match for him. The first who passes by proves to be none other than the escaped outlaw, and a series of romantic incidents follows until at the close of the picture, we have the pleasure of seeing Editha wedded to the man of her choice.
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To Save Her Brother
MovieJan 20, 1912

To Save Her Brother

This story is laid in Colorado and deals with the district …
This story is laid in Colorado and deals with the district attorney of a small western town, his daughter and his son, a young man whose weakness is due mostly to his boyish forgetfulness of the duties of life and society rather than to criminal instinct. Seeing an advertisement in the paper of one of the get-rich-quick concerns, and becoming possessed with the desire to make good before his father and sister, he robs his father of three hundred dollars, fully believing that he can return the money in a few days, and also add a great deal more to his income. But ere the money has left his hands, he discovers that the enterprise is a fraud and that his father is now investigating its false methods and is authorized to secure all mail addressed to the company. The boy realizes that his father will discover his theft through this means and so he applies to his sister's sweetheart, Jack Morton, who is a cowboy, for aid. Jack realizes what it would mean to his sweetheart and her father, and to save the family from disgrace, he robs the mail, holds up the stagecoach, and secures the damaging letter. The boy returns the money to his father's safe and all would have been well but for a missing cuff button which eventually places the guilt of the stagecoach hold-up on Jack. He is willing to stand the guilt for his sweetheart's safe, but her brother confesses his crime and Jack is again reinstated.
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Lead, Kindly Light
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MovieJan 12, 1912

Lead, Kindly Light

Nellie Gray, a sweet little maiden of sixteen, is discovered …
Nellie Gray, a sweet little maiden of sixteen, is discovered surrounded with all the loving care of a dear old-fashioned home and a mother and father who worship her. Unused to the ways of the world, she steals away from choir practice one evening to take an auto ride to the big city with a salesman who has come to town. Eager-eyed and wonder-marveling, she is induced to take supper at one of the gilded cafés of a great city, where the bright lights glitter and fascinate the unaccustomed stranger. Here in this heated atmosphere her companion endeavors to persuade her to take her first glass of champagne. In her weakness she tries to resist his persistent pleadings, but at last she yields to his demand. Opposite her at a table sits a woman of the world into whose soul, at the sight of this young girl, has crept the memory of all that she has lost and ere the tempting glass reaches her lips, this frailer sister has knocked it from her hand. Lightly turning the accident into a joke she succeeds in getting her companion away for a moment, and with all the compassion of a woman of the world to her purer sister, she gets little Nellie Gray home and safe into her mother's arms. Here one good turn produces another, and the woman finds the little girl's prayer book and hymnal which she has left behind. On the fly-leaf are inserted the words, "Your mother's prayers are always with you, my child." Something has been awakened in the woman's soul; she falls upon the table sobbing, crying for the better, purer things in life. Along the streets in the darkness she comes, hopeless, alone. Across her path steals a stream of light from the open doors of the city church and its kindly light leads her into a better and purer life.
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1911
Buckskin Jack, the Earl of Glenmore
MovieDec 12, 1911

Buckskin Jack, the Earl of Glenmore

As the story unfolds itself it is …
As the story unfolds itself it is revealed that the Earl of Glenmore is a western cowboy who came to American in his very early childhood and of whom all traces were lost. Finally, however, he is discovered to be the legal heir to Glenmore Castle and also the guardian of Lady Eleanor and Lady Jane. He is requested to return to England and take possession of his inheritance. We then see the western atmosphere brought into the English home and are shown the meeting of Buckskin Jack with his two young wards. He does not fit well into the atmosphere of the monocle and the tea cup, but nevertheless his manhood comes to the surface when he realizes that Lady Jane is about to marry a society man whose appearance does not please him. He proceeds at once to investigate the man's character. In a strong dramatic scene, the Earl discovers Lady Jane's suitor cheating at cards and in cowboy fashion informs the gentleman that that isn't the way cards are played out west. The Englishman determines to get the best of the westerner, and arranges an elopement with Lady Jane. Their plans are learned by Jack, who quietly steps in at the appointed time and commands the girl to go back into the house. This little episode naturally puts him in bad favor with Lady Jane, but yet there is something about his manly ways, his free, careless manner that wins the heart of Lady Eleanor, and when her younger sister, Lady Jane, upbraids the cowboy for his manners, Lady Eleanor's heart goes out to him and she realizes that this big, strong western man is being wrongfully humiliated. Buckskin Jack steals away from the castle, realizing that he is not fit to associate with society, and plans to go back to America to the wild, free life of a cowboy. Lady Eleanor, however, changes his mind, and at the close of the picture he realize that love will teach him his faults and that the manhood of the western cowboy will win the love of the lady.
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A Perilous Ride
MovieNov 25, 1911

A Perilous Ride

A capricious girl was in love with Captain Lorraine, and …
A capricious girl was in love with Captain Lorraine, and knowing his fondness for her, she laid him a wager of a kiss to race her to the river, although she had received instructions from her father, the colonel not to leave the fort. A moment he hesitates, but flushed cheek and sparkling eyes win and they are off. The river's edge is reached and the young captain has won the wager. But from across the river the warlike band of Utes dashes toward them and now it is a race, not for love, but for life. The captain realizes that there is no chance for them both to escape, so signals the girl to ride on while in desperation he endeavors to hold the Indians in check for a few moments in order that she may gain the fort in time. This she eventually does, but the young captain falls into the hands of the Indians and is taken to the camp, bound and thrown into the chief's tent. At night, White Swan, the chief's daughter, whom he has befriended, steals into his tent and manages his escape. She arrives at the fort with news of his escape, but is wounded. White Feather, the chief, comes to the fort under a flag of truce, not knowing of his daughter's whereabouts, and demands the colonel's daughter as his squaw. The colonel realizes that time must be gained and tells him of his daughter's presence, but refuses to let the old chief see her. The red man does not believe the colonel, and sends forth a cry for his White Swan. He waits to hear her voice, but only silence falls upon the air, for death has stolen in and silenced White Swan's voice forever. The Indian chief believing the white man is deceiving him, turns to the window and draws his bow to send forth the arrow which will signal the attack. Suddenly the air is rent with pistol shots and distant sounds of conflict; Captain Lorraine has arrived with reinforcements.
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Three of a Kind
MovieOct 21, 1911

Three of a Kind

Seeing two exceedingly attractive girls playing croquet with …
Seeing two exceedingly attractive girls playing croquet with their father, the three make up their minds that the girls need young male escorts, and each tries to outdo the other in forcing an introduction. Unfortunately, the father is not at all disposed to welcome any addition to his party and. to say the least, receives the young men coldly. The girls, however, are more willing, and put it in the way of the young men to learn that they propose a trip through the Garden of the Gods. The three young men get ahead of the party and proceed to hire all the available burros, thus forcing the father to at least meet them on halfway friendly terms. We then follow the party through some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, finally reaching Steamboat Rock, from which are seen, through a telescope, the curious formations of rock which have been classified respectively as "the kissing couple," "the seal and the bear," "the lion," "the buffalo," and "the Scotchman." During this trip father, whose burro is particularly obstinate, gets very far behind and reaches Steamboat Rock after the rest of the party has left. In anger he starts to follow them home, but in crossing a stream his small animal absolutely refuses to be guided and the old gentleman is precipitated, with a very bad fall, into the bottom of the brook. In the meantime the party has arrived home, and it occurs to each one of the young men individually, that it would be a very nice thing to present one of the girls with a small burro. Thus they dash off separately, each bringing back one of the little animals, hardly larger than a good sized dog. As the gifts are being presented with due ceremony, father appears, very hot, his clothing very much in disorder and extremely angry. The young men are immediately ordered about their business and the girls taken into the house. The picture closes with a view of the three young men looking at each other in consternation and, as a totally unexpected transformation, fades into a view of three small burros.
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The Lighthouse by the Sea
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MovieSep 15, 1911

The Lighthouse by the Sea

The two daughters of an old …
The two daughters of an old lighthouse keeper fall in love with two young fishermen. The girls seek secluded spots to tell their lovers "sweet nothings," before they sail away on a long fishing voyage. One day a report comes to the old man that a ship has been dashed upon the shoals. The vessel happens to be the very one on which the young fishermen sailed. The little family searching amidst the rocks and angry waters for a survivor, suddenly see far out in the ocean a man seated upon a spar. He is recognized as one of the girl's lovers. The other is also seen struggling further out. The girls look to their brother to rescue their lovers. But he is only able to save one. Which one shall it be? It is better to see the film than to describe it, so we will leave the reader with these words.
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The Venom of the Poppy
MovieAug 22, 1911

The Venom of the Poppy

The sister of a customs …
The sister of a customs inspector of a seaport one day discovers by accident the smugglers' cave where they are storing away their ill-gotten goods. They detain her and bring her before their leader, who proves to be none other than her own sweetheart. She is released at his commands and at once hastens to her religions adviser, the old village priest, and with heart sobs and tears, informs him what she has learned. If she remains silent her brother will probably lose his position and be disgraced, as he has been ordered to find the guilty parties responsible for the opium smuggling in his port and he is expected to bring them to justice at once. If she tells him the truth she will condemn her lover and practically sentence him to a long term in prison. The chief inspector of the division of customs visits this little town secretly and after investigation suspects the customs officer for complicity because of his not reporting the offender in the opium smuggling. Eventually the brother of the girl learns the truth of the smuggler's guilt from his own lips and for his sister's sake decides to remain silent. He is asked to resign by the chief inspector, which he does, rattier than he the one to send the man his sister loves to prison. The mighty deep of the ocean finds means to make the guilty man a hero in a wonderful dramatic shipwreck rescue and the chief inspector realizes that, though guilty, the prison is no place for a brave heroic man. And so the guilty lover starts life afresh with the love of a sweet little woman to guide him into the best and truest ways of life.
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The Doomed Ship
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MovieJul 28, 1911

The Doomed Ship

Dick, a sailor lad, woos and wins Mabel, the daughter of a …
Dick, a sailor lad, woos and wins Mabel, the daughter of a hard, miserly shipping merchant. Dick, in order to get some money before getting married, secures a position as mate on a coasting vessel. The ship happens to belong to his prospective father-in-law, who has received a report that she is in very bad condition and must not leave port. He pays little attention to this report, and lets her sail. But before doing so, he writes a note to his future son-n-law, to come and see him. Dick also receives a letter from Mabel to meet her before he sails. He pays no attention to the old man's letter, and after leaving his sweetheart, sails away. The report reaches the old miser that ship and crew have been dashed to pieces. It kills the old miser, and almost kills his daughter. As luck would have it, Dick is the sole survivor. He finds his sweetheart at their trysting place, brooding over her loss. This is suddenly dispelled by her lover's strong arms about her. It is needless to say that they are eventually married.
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The Crucial Test
MovieJul 7, 1911

The Crucial Test

Channing was a reporter from the ground up; a writer who …
Channing was a reporter from the ground up; a writer who could catch the public and hold it, but after he had been sent down to Santiago by his paper, he failed to send in the startling news quick enough to suit the people at home. For this there was a good reason, as there was nothing to send in, as it proved to be just that period of suspense and waiting when the Spanish fleet was laid up in the harbor of Santiago, but it caused the manager of his paper to wire him his discharge and send another man down in his place. Consequently, when the story opens, Channing finds himself stranded in Cuba without a job and without money. Keating, the new reporter, arrives and at once falls into the ways of a great many newspaper reporters, who have nothing to do but to wait until something turns up, takes to drinking heavily, and becomes careless of what is going on, while each day finds Channing more destitute and more despondent, until he has reached the stage of sleeping on the docks at night, broke, hungry and weak. By chance he hears Keating arranging to engage a tug to visit the American fleet, and, unbeknown to Keating, who is greatly under the influence of liquor, he secures a job on the boat as a deck hand. This was a wonderful piece of luck, for just as the fleet is sighted there is a movement on the deck and the next moment the Battle of Santiago is on. Channing rushes down to the Captain's stateroom to call Keating, but finds him drunk and almost insensible to what is going on around him. Channing rushes on deck and there beholds the pride of the Spanish war fleet shattered, broken and sunk, while huge black columns of smoke are pouring from the vessels. It is a wonderful sight and the reporter's instinct gets the better of him. He writes the story of the victory, succeeds in reaching the telegraph office before anyone else and sends in the whole story, but sends it in the name of the man who would hardly speak to him and who lay dead to all around him in the stupor of drink. Three months later he wanders into New York, a human derelict drifting on the sea of fate, but eventually he comes into his own and this scene closes a very interesting and thrilling story of the famous naval engagement of Santiago Harbor.
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