American Actor

Charles Wellesley

  • Nov 17, 1873 - Jul 24, 1946 (age 72)
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1946
Charles Wellesley
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Charles Wellesley

Charles Wellesley passed away.
1928
His Destiny
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MovieDec 10, 1928

His Destiny

His Destiny released.
Skinner's Big Idea
MovieMar 26, 1928

Skinner's Big Idea

Skinner's Big Idea is a 1928 American comedy film …
Skinner's Big Idea is a 1928 American comedy film directed by Lynn Shores and written by Matt Taylor and Randolph Bartlett. It is based on the 1918 novel Skinner's Big Idea by Henry Irving Dodge. The film stars Bryant Washburn, William Orlamond, James Bradbury Sr., Robert Dudley, Ole M. Ness and Charles Wellesley. The film was released on April 24, 1928, by Film Booking Offices of America.
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1926
College Days
MovieOct 15, 1926

College Days

College Days released.
1925
The Half-Way Girl
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MovieJul 28, 1925

The Half-Way Girl

When her traveling theatrical group goes broke, Poppy, an …
When her traveling theatrical group goes broke, Poppy, an actress in the troupe, finds herself stranded in Singapore. She's reduced to working in a bar in the seedy part of town as a "hostess", where she meets a down-on-his-luck Englishman. While drunk he gets into a fight, and is forced to kill his opponent in self-defense. The girl helps him escape and goes to Sam, a shady plantation owner, to try to get them out of Singapore. However, Sam has his own plans for Poppy, and they don't include potential rivals for her affections.
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The Lost World
MovieFeb 2, 1925

The Lost World

s expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at …
s expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them.
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1924
The Perfect Flapper
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MovieMay 25, 1924

The Perfect Flapper

The Perfect Flapper is a 1924 comedy film starring Colleen …
The Perfect Flapper is a 1924 comedy film starring Colleen Moore. This was Moore's second "flapper film" after Flaming Youth. It was released after Through the Dark (made before Flaming Youth but in theaters after its release) and Painted People. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress along with a trailer.
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Traffic in Hearts
MovieMay 23, 1924

Traffic in Hearts

Traffic in Hearts released.
Cytherea
MovieApr 3, 1924

Cytherea

Cytherea is a lost 1924 American silent romantic drama film …
Cytherea is a lost 1924 American silent romantic drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Alma Rubens, Constance Bennett, and Norman Kerry. Based on the novel Cytherea, Goddess of Love, by Joseph Hergesheimer and was adapted for the screen by Frances Marion. Cytherea features two dream sequences filmed in an early version of the Technicolor color film process.
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1923
The Wolf Man
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MovieDec 16, 1923

The Wolf Man

The youngest son of a noble English family turns into a …
The youngest son of a noble English family turns into a wolf man whenever he partakes in alcohol.
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The Acquittal
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MovieNov 19, 1923

The Acquittal

When a wealthy man is found murdered in his bedroom, …
When a wealthy man is found murdered in his bedroom, one of his two adopted sons is arrested and charged with the killing. However, the verdict at his trial is an acquittal. Since the police don't seem to be particularly interested in finding the real killer, the dead man's daughter-in-law--the wife of the adopted son who wasn't charged--takes it upon herself to solve the crime.
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Does It Pay?
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MovieOct 7, 1923

Does It Pay?

Does It Pay? is a lost 1923 American silent society …
Does It Pay? is a lost 1923 American silent society drama film directed by Charles Horan and starring Hope Hampton. It was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation.
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Alias the Night Wind
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MovieAug 19, 1923

Alias the Night Wind

Bing Howard a former stockbroker, is called the "Night Wind" …
Bing Howard a former stockbroker, is called the "Night Wind" because he is a fugitive from justice, persistently being trailed by Clifford Rushton, a private detective who has framed Howard on a bond robbery. Rushton's failure to catch Howard forces the chief to turn the case over to Detective Katherine Maxwell, alias "Lady Kate," whose brother was sent to prison for bond robbery on the same evidence Rushton has brought against Howard. Lady Kate provides a temporary hideout for Howard, then proves that Rushton is guilty of both crimes.
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Don't Marry for Money
MovieAug 19, 1923

Don't Marry for Money

Don't Marry for Money released.
Legally Dead
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MovieJul 30, 1923

Legally Dead

Legally Dead is a 1923 American drama film directed by …
Legally Dead is a 1923 American drama film directed by William Parke and written by Harvey Gates. The film stars Milton Sills, Margaret Campbell, Claire Adams, Eddie Sturgis, Faye O'Neill, and Charles A. Stevenson. The film was released on July 30, 1923, by Universal Pictures.
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1922
Outcast
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MovieDec 1, 1922

Outcast

Miriam, a down-on-her-luck streetwalker meets Geoffrey …
Miriam, a down-on-her-luck streetwalker meets Geoffrey Sherwood, who is crestfallen after Valentine Moreland, the love of his life, MARRIES another man. Sherwood helps Miriam to abandon her sordid lifestyle, but complications arise when Valentine comes back into his life. Can Miriam win him back again?
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The Rapids
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MovieOct 30, 1922

The Rapids

The Rapids released.
1921
Nobody
MovieJul 24, 1921

Nobody

Nobody released.
His Greatest Sacrifice
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MovieApr 17, 1921

His Greatest Sacrifice

Richard Hall is a successful …
Richard Hall is a successful writer, while his wife, Alice, is interested in pursuing a career as a singer. She meets James Hamilton, a musical agent, who arranges an opera engagement with Rimini, an impresario. Hall quarrels with his wife over this, and they separate, with Hall taking their daughter Grace. When Hall attempts to reconcile with his wife, he finds Hamilton with her. Enraged, he kills Hamilton and is sentenced to life in prison. Twenty years later, Hall is paroled. His wife has had a successful career as a singer, but her best years are behind her. She attempts to reconcile with Grace, but her daughter, now a widow with a child, refuses. Grace now works as a secretary for a philanthropist named John Reed, who wants to marry her. Unable to find work, Hall applies to Reed for help. There, he recognizes Grace. When Hall is arrested again, he refuses help, because he feels he has come between Grace and Reed.
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The Silver Lining
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MovieJan 1, 1921

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining is a 1921 American silent drama film …
The Silver Lining is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Roland West. Its survival status is classified as unknown, which suggests that it is a lost film.
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It Isn't Being Done This Season
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MovieJan 1, 1921

It Isn't Being Done This Season

It Isn't Being Done This Season released.
1919
The American Way
MovieJul 7, 1919

The American Way

Richard Farrington is the hell-raising son of an English …
Richard Farrington is the hell-raising son of an English nobleman and his American wife, and his parents send him for a visit to his aunt and uncle in Long Island, New York. On the ocean voyage from England, Richard meets Betty Winthrop, the pretty ward of the wealthy Van Allen family, after saving her cat, but in introducing himself he mistakenly gives her the card of John Smithers, a con-man who cheated him at cards in London. He follows Betty to the Van Allen estate, where he hears her declare that she would rather marry an American criminal than a weakling English aristocrat. Determined to win her over, he pretends to be Smithers, but things don't turn out exactly the way he planned.
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1918
The Heart of a Girl
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MovieJul 1, 1918

The Heart of a Girl

The Heart of a Girl is a lost 1918 American silent drama film …
The Heart of a Girl is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Barbara Castleton, Irving Cummings and Charles Wellesley.
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Her Mistake
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MovieApr 1, 1918

Her Mistake

The heroine is a country girl who marries a city chap and finds …
The heroine is a country girl who marries a city chap and finds herself neglected after the novelty of the honeymoon has worn off. Ralph Van Court is lost while hunting in the Adirondacks, and is found by Rose Hale. The young man had been in love with Viola Shepard, but discovered that she intended to marry his uncle, Stephen Van Court, for the sake of his money. After the two marriages, Ralph starts a flirtation with Viola, and spends most of his time away from home. When his son is about five years of age, Ralph's attentions to his uncle's wife become so marked that everyone is talking of the affair. T The big situation comes when Viola meets Ralph at a road house, after consenting to run away with him. Stephen Van Court learns of the affair, and so does Rose. She reaches the private supper room before Stephen, and manages to make him believe that he has been misled about his wife's duplicity. Rose does this to shield the father of her boy, and Ralph is awakened to the true worth of his wife.
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The Song of Songs
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MovieFeb 18, 1918

The Song of Songs

When composer Anselm Kardos leaves his alcoholic wife, he …
When composer Anselm Kardos leaves his alcoholic wife, he gives his daughter Lily an unfinished love ode entitled "The Song of Songs" and warns her to keep her artistic temperament in check. Lily becomes a salesgirl for an import dealer and travels to Palm Beach and Atlantic City, where her beauty attracts the attention of many wealthy men. Finally, Lily agrees to marry Senator Calkins, a powerful but unscrupulous man who earlier had betrayed the love of Ann Merkle, his housekeeper. Impersonating Lily on the phone, the jealous Ann invites Calkins' neighbor, Dick Laird, to visit Lily in her room, and when the senator finds him there, he divorces her. Bewildered, Lily remains Laird's mistress until she falls in love with musician Stephen Bennett. Aware of her past, Stephen proposes, much to the dismay of his uncle Phineas, who resolves to break up the romance. After Phineas plies Lily with champagne so that the idealistic young man may see her in an intoxicated state, Stephen boards a train for the West. Soon, however, he returns to save Lily from suicide by marrying her.
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Madame Jealousy
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MovieFeb 4, 1918

Madame Jealousy

Madame Jealousy is a 1918 American silent allegorical …
Madame Jealousy is a 1918 American silent allegorical drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and written by George V. Hobart and Eve Unsell. The film stars Pauline Frederick, Thomas Meighan, Frank Losee, Charles Wellesley, Isabel O'Madigan, and Elsie MacLeod. The film was released on February 4, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.
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By Right of Purchase
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MovieFeb 1, 1918

By Right of Purchase

Margot Hughes is a butterfly society girl who sells herself …
Margot Hughes is a butterfly society girl who sells herself to the highest bidder. Her husband does not press his ownership "by right of purchase," and his delicacy is misunderstood by her and she thinks that love is lost to her. She goes to France to serve the cause of humanity. There they meet again and understanding comes. For the Program: A loveless marriage that turned out differently. - Moving Pictue World, February 2, 1918.
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1917
Richard the Brazen
MovieJul 23, 1917

Richard the Brazen

"Richard the Brazen" is the romance of a modern knight …
"Richard the Brazen" is the romance of a modern knight who has all the flourish and daring of the knights of old, although he happened to be born in Texas in the twentieth century. While traveling with his chum, an English peer, an accident forces him to assume his friend's title, valet and monocle and leads to a meeting with a girl whom he has worshiped from afar in England. He is obliged to court her under false pretenses and the complications growing out of this false situation culminate in a stirring fight with a burglar in which the true state of affairs is revealed and Richard restored to his rightful title as scion of a Texas family. - New York Dramatic Mirror, July 28, 1917.
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Her Better Self
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MovieMay 21, 1917

Her Better Self

Society debutante Vivian Tyler is engaged to marry Count …
Society debutante Vivian Tyler is engaged to marry Count Belloto, then meets Dr. Robert Keith, whose work in uplifting the poor has attracted wide attention, she is strongly attracted to him and asks permission to work in his sanitarium, where the poor of the city receive treatment free of charge. There she meets Aggie May, a woman arrested as a streetwalker, and because she wears a locket bearing Dr. Keith's picture, Vivian assumes that the doctor has been responsible for the woman's downfall. Later, Aggie kills herself, and although Vivian witnesses the act, to avoid a scandal she hurries away before the police come. Dr. Keith is arrested for Aggie's death, the locket providing evidence of guilt. Just as he is to be convicted, Vivian rushes into the courtroom and gives the testimony that clears the doctor.
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Redemption
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MovieMay 21, 1917

Redemption

An actress with a wild reputation finally settles down to a …
An actress with a wild reputation finally settles down to a sedate and pleasant marriage. One of her former lovers, an architect, arrives to disrupt her happiness by renewing their affair. She humiliates this suitor in public with her rejection, and he seeks revenge, revenge that catapults her into tragedy.
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The Poor Little Rich Girl
MovieMar 5, 1917

The Poor Little Rich Girl

The wealthy but selfish …
The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.
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Wrath
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MovieMar 5, 1917

Wrath

Wrath released.
1916
The Enemy
MovieDec 11, 1916

The Enemy

The Enemy is a lost 1916 silent film drama directed by Paul …
The Enemy is a lost 1916 silent film drama directed by Paul Scardon and starring Charles Kent, Julia Swayne Gordon, Peggy Hyland.
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Just a Song at Twilight
MovieDec 1, 1916

Just a Song at Twilight

Lucy Winter, raised in the lap …
Lucy Winter, raised in the lap of luxury, has reluctantly accepted the suitor of her father's choice. George Turner, whose aunt has recently died, leaving him a necklace of peculiar antique beauty, has decided to search for his father, whom he has always believed dead. Passing a beautiful old southern mansion, which somehow seems strangely familiar, he sees a sign, "Gardener Wanted," applies for the position and is accepted by the girl Lucy, with whom he falls in love, to the chagrin of her banker father, who orders him to leave, after recognizing the necklace which the boy has given Lucy in lieu of an engagement ring. During a troubled sleep Father Time leads Winter's conscience to review his past. This extends over eighteen years, during which we see Winter installed as gardener at the Turner mansion. He becomes the pal of his master, Carlyle. They both love the same girl, Lucy Lee, who elopes with Winter. Their married life is one continued struggle. Previously Turner has given the antique necklace to Lucy as a wedding gift. This she later places in Carlisle's hands as security for one of the loans he made to her in their struggle against poverty. She has led her husband to believe the money came from her mother, but he knew the truth, and accepted Carlyle's friendship, planning his ruin at the same time. Through the loss of Lucy's love, Turner passes many restless nights, eventually resorting to morphine, which finally masters him. Winter rises to the position of bank cashier, forecloses a mortgage on the Turner mansion, ousts Carlyle as bank president, and becomes president himself. Turner has been wrongly convicted of murder and sent to prison for life. Lucy, realizing the despicable character of Winter, and really in love with Carlyle, dies of a broken heart. We see Father Time leading Winter's conscience back into his body, and he wakes, calling "Lucy! Lucy!" George Turner arrives at the house and reads a number of letters, including one from his father, accusing Stephen Winter of being the cause of his troubles. He determines on revenge and hastens to the Winter mansion. Pity takes the place of anger at sight of Winter, and the old man tells George how it happened, giving his promise that he will secure his father's pardon. Soon George is able to bring his father from prison to the Winter Mansion. Winter tries to make amends to Carlyle, and the two leave the room arm in arm and the children give each other the previous promise, "I will."
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The Hero of Submarine D-2
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MovieMar 13, 1916

The Hero of Submarine D-2

The Hero of Submarine D-2 …
The Hero of Submarine D-2 is a lost 1916 silent film adventure war film directed by Paul Scardon and starring Charles Richman. It was produced by the Vitagraph Company of America and released by V-L-S-E Incorporated.
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The Hunted Woman
MovieMar 6, 1916

The Hunted Woman

The Hunted Woman released.
The Island of Surprise
MovieJan 16, 1916

The Island of Surprise

The Island of Surprise released.
Green Stockings
MovieJan 2, 1916

Green Stockings

There's a tradition in a certain section of England that the …
There's a tradition in a certain section of England that the unwed eldest daughter in a family must wear green stockings when a younger sister gets married. Celia Faraday is forced to do that once, but when her younger sister Phyllis announces she will marry Robert Tarver, Celia refuses to go through that humiliation again and invents a fiance for herself, "Colonel Smith". To make it seem more real, she writes letters to her "fiance", but never mails them. One day one of the letters accidentally gets mailed, and is received by a real Colonel Smith, who decides to check out who his "fiance" really is.
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1915
The Hand of God
MovieJun 29, 1915

The Hand of God

While looking through the family album with Gladys, his wife, …
While looking through the family album with Gladys, his wife, Hugh Rawn, a successful and well-beloved minister, is brought back to sad memories of the days when Jessie, his sister, was ...
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The Goddess
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MovieMay 9, 1915

The Goddess

A young girl is reared on a desert island by natives and led to …
A young girl is reared on a desert island by natives and led to believe that she is a goddess. One day an outsider comes to the island, and persuades her to accompany him to preach about the kindness and love she has experienced. She agrees, but she's soon confronted by the problems and travails of the "outside" world.
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The Battle of Frenchman's Run
MovieMar 18, 1915

The Battle of Frenchman's Run

After making a fortune in …
After making a fortune in lumber, Brady determines to give his wife and daughter, Bella, a trip to New York. John, a friend of Brady's, in love with Bella, works in the woods with a broadaxe, with which he is an expert. While the girl in reality loves big, honest John, she teases him to the point of distraction, and finally tells him she will marry him only when he has shown his heroism in something. John is all broken up when Bella and her parents leave for the city, especially when she writes to him of Count Martini, a dapper little Frenchman, and describes how delightfully he kisses her hand. This stirs John to action, and hastily packing up, he starts for the city, determined to "wring that d____ Frenchman's neck." When he finds the Count proposing to Bella, what he doesn't do to the Count's nose isn't worth doing. The Count challenges John to a duel, and when tried out by one of the young men he chooses as a second, John is advised to skip, as the Count being a crack swordsman as well as pistol shot will surely kill him. In despair, the young woodsman is about to take the advice, when he happens to think of a clever idea. He hurries back to his friend and announces he is going to fight just the same. On arrival at the dueling grounds, all are appalled to discover that as John has the choice of weapons, he intends to fight with American broadaxes. Protests are useless and the Count is made to stand up with an axe, almost too heavy for him to lift. When John makes a rush for him, the Frenchman's nerve deserts him and he runs like a deer. Bella sees them racing past her, the Count's breath coming in sobbing gasps, and she stops John, begging him to tell her what it all means. Just then he would rather keep on after the Frenchman, but she throws her arms about him and asks him to take her back to the Northwest with him.
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1914
The Man Behind the Door
MovieNov 22, 1914

The Man Behind the Door

The Man Behind the Door released.
The Locked Door
MovieOct 12, 1914

The Locked Door

Arnold Forsythe, manager of The Century Suit Company, a …
Arnold Forsythe, manager of The Century Suit Company, a model concern, is informed by his son, Harold, of the dangerous conditions in the shop of The Atlas Waist Syndicate on the floor below. Forsythe interviews Jacob Emanuel, manager of the Atlas shop, and informs him that unless he remedies conditions he will report him to the Fire Department. Stella Rubinow, a worker in the Century establishment, warned several times because of her carelessness in violating a fire ordinance, is discharged and in revenge acquaints Emanuel of a defective door in the Century shop, and as a reward is given a job. To get square with Forsythe, Emanuel writes the Fire Department about the door. Inspector Laude visits the Century shop and finds Forsythe ready and willing to adjust matters. As the Inspector is leaving, Randall, Forsythe's foreman, tells him of conditions in the shop below, and, upon investigation, he finds matters even worse than reported, the most flagrant violation being a door opening in the shop and kept locked during working hours. He orders Emanuel to comply with the regulations at once. Emanuel believes that Forsythe reported him and resolves to be revenged, by setting fire to the Century shop. Waiting until night, he steals up the fire-escape and enters through a window. Collecting a pile of rags, he saturates them with oil and sets fire to the mass. His daughter, Mabel, suspicious of his actions follows him and catches him in the act. While he makes his escape, she tries to extinguish the blazing rags. The heat from the flames starts the sprinklers and rings the automatic fire alarm, calling back Forsythe, who has just left, together with a watchman and a policeman. Emanuel, looking through a window from a fire-escape, where he had crawled, sees his daughter arrested for his crime. Harold Forsythe, believing Mabel is innocent, goes her bail and she is released, but will not divulge the name of the guilty party. On her return to the office, she has a scene with her father. Stella, listening at the office door, learns that Emanuel is the guilty one and threatens to inform the authorities if he does not buy her silence. A letter from the Fire Department warning Emanuel to make the required changes, together with the knowledge of the fact that his daughter is suspected of the crime, drives him nearly out of his mind, and he plans to burn down the building, but the continued carelessness of his foreman forestalls him. A cigarette thrown in a pile of old rags starts a fire and the inevitable panic ensues in the Atlas shop, while the flames leap about the dirty room. The workers, finding the exit door locked, rush to the fire-escape and Stella and the foreman, fighting to be the first, fall to their death. Emanuel, trapped by his own locked door, is dragged to the window by Mabel, but is fatally burned and crushed. Harold and the firemen rescue the two, but too late to save Emanuel, who, with his dying breath, clears his daughter.
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Rainy, the Lion Killer
MovieAug 25, 1914

Rainy, the Lion Killer

Jack Brown, hotel proprietor …
Jack Brown, hotel proprietor of Sachville, mentions his daughter Lucille's future, to his old friend, Colonel Tubbs, who suggests a match between the girl and Peter Rainey, a wealthy nephew of his. Jack is delighted and arrangements are made for Peter's visit. When the young man arrives with his hunting togs, the townspeople mistake him for Paul Rainey, the big game hunter. Peter does not undeceive them and meets with a great reception at the hotel from all but Jack, who takes a dislike to him. Colonel Tubbs being out of town, Peter's little deception is successful. The supposed "lion-hunter" proposes to Lucille and is accepted. Next day, during a big celebration in his honor, some bears, being used by a moving picture concern nearby, escape and create a panic among the villagers. The crowd yells for the hunter to save them. Peter is not over-anxious, but is forced to lead the "bear hunt." They meet with some lively adventures, at last being driven back into the village with a rush. Jack and Peter get into a ludicrous mix-up and Jack calls the latter a "Fine Lyin'-Killer." Peter, however, regains his nerve, and wildly chases the bear through the village streets into the woods, for which he is loudly hailed as a "Preserver." Jack, now certain Peter is not Rainey, the hunter, is disgusted and about to "show him up" when Colonel Tubbs arrives. Then Peter in introduced to the Brown family and the mistake in identity explained. All are laughing heartily over the affair when Peter spies a crowd of natives preparing to congratulate their "hero" and taking Lucille's hand, bolts into the hotel to avoid any more of the "idol worshiping" business.
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My Official Wife
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MovieJul 13, 1914

My Official Wife

The marriage of Marguerite Lenox to a wealthy Russian, and …
The marriage of Marguerite Lenox to a wealthy Russian, and her subsequent widowhood, occasions a trip to Russia by her father, Arthur Bainbridge Lenox. He is a handsome man in the early forties. The noble Weletsky family, into whom his daughter has married, have never seen either Lenox or his wife, but desire Lenox's co-operation in the settlement of his daughter's estates. The summons comes while they are in Paris. A passport for two, man and wife, is secured, But Mrs. Lenox is of delicate health and decides to let her husband take the journey alone. The Nihilist, "Helen Marie," is also preparing a trip to Russia. Of unknown identity, her activities are yet notorious, and the police of Russia are warned. Knowledge of the passport is brought to her by a young Nihilist girl employed in Mrs. Lenox's services. Helene Marie has a just cause against the Russian aristocracy. When hardly more than a child, she saw her family butchered in cold blood. She carries through a ruse whereby Lenox permits her to cross the Russian frontier as his wife. Her charm begins to work upon his susceptible nature. The pair are continually brought into contact with personages and officials dangerous to Helene Marie. Finally, at the hotel in St. Petersburg she reveals her identity to Lenox and dares him to betray her secret. She charms the rich aristocratic Weletskys and Sacha Weletsky falls in love with her. The strain on Lenox induces him to resort to a drug for sleep. He forestalls his daughter's contemplated journey to Petersburg (from the Russian provinces) and attempts to take "his official wife" back to western Europe. Her work in Russia has been completed. She would gladly go, but the Weletskys beg her to remain and attend a ball. She learns the Czar is to be in attendance. It is her one chance to become the Joan of Arc of the Nihilists. She refuses to go back with Lenox. Lenox therefore purposely misses the train. He returns to the hotel, finds his "official wife" being wooed by Sacha. But he accompanies her to the ball. During the evening his hand touches the pistol in the folds of her gown. He realizes her object is the Czar's assassination. He averts this tragedy by a sleeping potion which he gives to Helen Marie in a glass of punch. She collapses and he carries her home. Meanwhile the secret service has sent a telegram to the real Mrs. Lenox in Paris which brings her to Russia. Lenox's secret is, however, protected by the police, because of his saving the life of the Czar, Helene Marie induces Sacha to elope with her in his yacht, which is fired upon from the forts and Helene reveals her identity. The young man renounces rank for love of her, but his yacht is sunk by the Imperial guns.
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An Officer and a Gentleman
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MovieMar 14, 1914

An Officer and a Gentleman

The Colonel's wife, Mrs. …
The Colonel's wife, Mrs. Cavendish, has an extravagant interest in Billy Brinkley, an army lieutenant, the hero of the army and navy game. When he is assigned to the Colonel's command, her attentions to him are noted and reproved by her husband, who fears gossip. Billy is in love with her sister, Joy Grayson, whom Captain Sutherland also wishes to marry, although he is carrying on a clandestine affair with the Sergeant's wife, Jane Smedley. His presents to Jane are discovered by the Sergeant and she defiantly acknowledges them, Billy and Joy's engagement arouses the jealousy of both Mrs. Cavendish and Sutherland. At a card party, Sutherland's bad feeling toward Billy crops out and they are only prevented from conflict by the other men present. Billy returns to his quarters to find Mrs. Cavendish awaiting him there. She pleads that she can't give him up to her sister. Billy quiets her and insists upon showing her home. Smedley goes to Sutherland and the same night to beg him to cease his dishonorable attentions to Jane. Sutherland replies insultingly. They quarrel, Sutherland springs upon Smedley. In the struggle between Sutherland and Smedley, Smedley stabs Sutherland, killing him. The murder is discovered at once. Billy suspected and found absent from his quarters. Confronted upon his return, he realizes that he cannot prove an alibi without compromising the Colonel's wife. He is arrested by the civil authorities and at the Central Criminal Court the evidence is strongly against him. Mrs. Cavendish finally breaks down and confesses to her husband that she was the woman with Billy. He demands a public confession from her, in court, to clear Billy. As she is about to confess to the court, Smedley. conscience-stricken, rushes in ahead of her and admits that he killed Sutherland. Billy is accordingly exonerated, and he and Joy are united. Mrs. Cavendish's good name is preserved and Smedley receives his just punishment.
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The Lucky Elopement
MovieJan 30, 1914

The Lucky Elopement

Through the unintentional and accidental mix-up of an …
Through the unintentional and accidental mix-up of an elopement, two scalliwags get caught robbing a house and two lovers get a fine start on their honeymoon.
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Diana's Dress Reform
MovieJan 7, 1914

Diana's Dress Reform

In haste to get to the dance, Diana has trouble hooking up her …
In haste to get to the dance, Diana has trouble hooking up her dress in her maid's absence. She asks father and mother to assist her. They are deeply engrossed in a game of chess and do not wish to be disturbed. Diana stamps on the floor and insists. When they do not comply, she upsets the chess game by mixing it all up. They finally do their best to hook up Diana's dress and. only succeed in breaking off most of their nails and bruising their augers on the hooks and eyes of lovely Diana's very tight-fitting gown. When Diana returns home at an early hour, she wakes up father and brother to unhook her. She has difficulty in inducing them to get out of their warm beds. They comply when she pulls off the covers and tickles their feet. The next morning at breakfast, Harry, Diana's brother, sees an article in the paper about women wearing Greek clothes. It strikes him that it would be a capital idea if his sister adopted the innovation; remembering that Greek clothes do not need to be hooked up. Diana thinks well of the idea, and at Mrs. Herves' ball she appears in a loose-flowing robe. She is the belle of the evening. So popular is she that she arouses the jealousy of Mrs. Herves and the other ladies. To get even with her, Mrs. Herves plans a Greek ball, and on the day of the dance she succeeds in getting possession of Diana's Greek robe, thinking to force her to come in plain clothes. The plan is frustrated by a Greek florist, who overhears the plot and acquaints Diana with Mrs. Herves' trick. He suggests that Diana go to the ball attired in inexpensive material draped with natural flowers. She does so and is again the hit of the evening; the gypsy-like costume setting off her beauty to great advantage. The ladies look ridiculous in their Greek robes and only through Diana's kindness do they get any dances. She makes the women realize their conduct has been childish. When she goes, she mischievously leaves the Greek florist's note in which he warned her of the plot. When Mrs. Herves reads it she is vexed and chagrined.
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1913
Matrimonial Manoeuvres
MovieOct 17, 1913

Matrimonial Manoeuvres

Martin Mills is always hard …
Martin Mills is always hard up and he does not like to work. He lives mostly on money supplied by his aunt Julia, a rich widow. His applications become too frequent, but Mrs. Black has a weakness for court news and high society, so she tells her nephew that if he will introduce her to some of the aristocratic friends he is always boasting about, she will give him money, and if she can make a match with one of them, she will give him more: otherwise, her purse is closed. He goes to an actor, a friend of his, named Hartley, and proposes that he shall pose as Lord Ormon le De Verde. Hartley, who is a decent sort of chap, does not like the job, but he is out of work and in pretty hard straits. At last he consents. The scheme works well, Julia is infatuated and gives her nephew the advance fee, but it goes farther than was expected, for she actually makes a leap year proposal to Hartley. He writes her that circumstances which he cannot explain have called him from England, perhaps forever. She is terribly upset and gives Martin money and tells him to find her lover and bring him back to her. Hartley in the meantime, on returning home, finds he has secured a London engagement. Things look well for him, but his conscience troubles him. Not satisfied with the way Martin is conducting things, Mrs. Black comes to London herself. Martin tells his servants to get tickets for the theater and Jenkins gets them for the theater at which Hartley is playing. Martin discovers this when too late. Mrs. Black sees Hartley and makes a scene. Then suspecting her nephew she uses stratagem and gets Hartley's address. She goes to him and accuses him and he confesses. She is in a terrible rage and threatens to prosecute him. In spite of his penitence and his wife's prayers, Little Nellie, their daughter, wins her way to Mrs. Black's heart, and for the child's sake she forgives, but she hands her nephew $20 and tells him to get out of England and never come back.
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The Test
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MovieOct 11, 1913

The Test

Having put his practice before everything else, Richard …
Having put his practice before everything else, Richard Anstruther, an army physician, has somewhat neglected his wife, who, because of this, drifts into a flirtation with Larry Gordon, one of Anstruther's brother officers. Unwilling to expose his wife to the climatic conditions of South Africa, whence he has been ordered, Anstruther charges Gordon to watch over and protect her while he is away. This Gordon says he will do, but nevertheless, takes every opportunity to poison Eleanor's mind against her husband. Sometime after reaching Africa, Anstruther sends for his wife, who is only too glad to come. By curious coincidence, she and Gordon, who has also been ordered down, take the same boat, Gordon, taking full advantage of his opportunity, endeavors to make Eleanor more and more suspicious of her husband. At the Guards' Ball, affairs come to a climax when Austruther sees his wife in Gordon's arms, Anstruther, on his way to the smoking room in the barracks, is told of the fresh fever out-break in a nearby town. After the ball, Anstruther leaves his wife alone with Gordon. Later, coming home, he finds Gordon alone and sees a way to let fate settle the score between them. After telling Gordon of the plague-stricken district, he places a pack of cards on the table and tells him that by cutting the cards they shall decide which shall go. Anstruther wins, Gordon, nearly prostrated with fear, hunts up Eleanor to say goodbye. While they are together, a note comes from Anstruther for Eleanor, telling her that he was simply testing Gordon's nerve, and he is satisfied that he is a coward; that he himself intends to go into the fever town, thinking that better than life without her love. Eleanor, at last realizing Gordon's cowardice, disguises herself as a native, and sets out after her husband. She finds him desperately ill. She nurses him back to life, convincing him of her true love for him, and they are happy in the realization that it is mutual.
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1873
Charles Wellesley
BirthNovember 1873

Charles Wellesley

Charles Wellesley was born.
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