Silent Film Actress

Charlotte Burton

  • May 30, 1881 - Mar 28, 1942 (age 60)
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1942
Charlotte Burton
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Charlotte Burton

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1917
William Russell
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William Russell

William Russell (April 12, 1884 – February 18, 1929), born …
William Russell (April 12, 1884 – February 18, 1929), born William Francis Lerche, was an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He appeared in over two hundred silent era motion pictures between 1910 and 1929, directing five of them in 1916 and producing two through his own production company in 1918 and 1925.
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1916
The Twinkler
MovieDec 18, 1916

The Twinkler

The Twinkler is a 1916 American silent crime drama film …
The Twinkler is a 1916 American silent crime drama film directed by Edward Sloman. The film stars William Russell and Charlotte Burton. The author, Henry Leverage, was incarcerated in Sing Sing for auto theft; that fact was used in the film's marketing.
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Sequel to the Diamond from the Sky
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MovieNov 27, 1916

Sequel to the Diamond from the Sky

Sequel to the Diamond from …
Sequel to the Diamond from the Sky (also known as The Fate of the Child and The Gypsy's Trust) is a 1916 American short silent film directed by Edward Sloman starring William Russell and Rhea Mitchell. The film is the sequel to the very popular The Diamond from the Sky. It is now considered to be lost.
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The Love Hermit
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MovieOct 26, 1916

The Love Hermit

Young Tom Weston romances Marie Bolton, who is the …
Young Tom Weston romances Marie Bolton, who is the daughter of his boss, but the relationship doesn't last long because Tom finds out that she is engaged to another man, Jack Hillman. Marie dumps him. and an embittered Tom vows that from then on he will treat women the way Marie treated him. He keeps his promise, and as his reputation in the business world grows, so does his reputation as a ruthless womanizer. After he becomes wealthy, he decides to take his revenge on his former employer, James Bolton, and ruin him. However, things don't turn out exactly as he had envisioned.
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The Torch Bearer
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MovieSep 25, 1916

The Torch Bearer

Millionaire John Huntley-Knox, the owner of the Boston Star , …
Millionaire John Huntley-Knox, the owner of the Boston Star , fights political corruption with the aid of William Wendell, the reform district attorney. One day John receives word that he will be visited by Janet Dare, the daughter of a man who once saved John's father's life. John's mother, apprehensive about the "Western" girl's visit, writes a friend about it, but her letter gets crossed with one extending an invitation to Janet. Although she is Eastern bred, Janet decides to play the part of a wild Westerner. Despite her tricks, she and John fall in love. One night, while looking through some papers, John learns that Janet is heiress to a large fortune. He also discovers a confession signed by a man who committed a murder of which John's father was accused. When the gang that is trying to ruin John attempts to kidnap his sister Henrietta but gets Janet instead, John and a group of boy scouts come to her aid. They discover, however, that Janet has held her own against her captors with a gun. All ends well when Janet is freed, John wins an important city election, and Wendell, who loves Henrietta, discovers that she loves him too.
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The Man Who Would Not Die
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MovieAug 31, 1916

The Man Who Would Not Die

The Man Who Would Not Die …
The Man Who Would Not Die is a 1916 silent era feature length drama motion picture starring William Russell, Charlotte Burton, Harry Keenan, and Leona Hutton. Directed by William Russell and Jack Prescott and produced by Samuel S. Hutchinson, the screenplay was adapted by J. Edward Hungerford from a story by Mabel Condon.
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The Strength of Donald McKenzie
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MovieAug 3, 1916

The Strength of Donald McKenzie

The Strength of Donald …
The Strength of Donald McKenzie is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by and starring William Russell and Jack Prescott. The film also stars Charlotte Burton, Harry Keenan, George Ahern, John Prescott, Nell Franzen, and Margaret Nichols.
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The Highest Bid
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MovieJul 6, 1916

The Highest Bid

Elise Burleigh is the daughter of a designing mother, who plans …
Elise Burleigh is the daughter of a designing mother, who plans to marry her to a wealthy husband. Oliver Strong is a stock broker who has fought his way up the ladder of success by pure grit. At her coming out party, Elise meets Strong, resulting in love at first sight on both sides. They quickly become engaged much to Mrs. Burleigh's satisfaction. A short time later, Strong is completely wiped out in a financial conspiracy headed by an unscrupulous operator, Addison Grey. The loss is a body blow to Strong, and his misfortune gives secret pleasure to his financial enemy. Addison Grey. To add to Strong's troubles. Mrs. Burleigh induces Elise to cancel her engagement to Strong and return him his ring, because of his changed financial fortunes. Strong, broken in spirit, and seeking to get away from civilization for a period, goes into the Sierras. There he meets an old Uncle Jerry, an eccentric character, who has reason to believe there is a thick vein of virgin gold in old Eagle Canyon. Becoming friendly they search for the vein together, living in a rough cabin. About this time Addison Grey becomes the matrimonial target of Mrs. Burleigh and she soon contrives an engagement between Grey and her daughter, Elise. Grey invites Mrs. Burleigh and Elise to accompany him on a trip to his hunting lodge in the Sierras, and while there Elise again meets Strong through a picturesque and romantic incident. She is led to declare her love for Strong, but the surroundings are so sordid that she cannot bring herself to give up her life of luxury to share his camp life. She bids him an affectionate farewell and goes back to her intended husband, Grey. In the meantime, Strong has discovered the wonderful ledge of virgin gold and is destined to fabulous wealth, a fact which he withholds from Elise to test her love for him. A forest fire in which Grey shows the white feather and Strong is absolutely fearless and in which Elise plainly tells Grey she is fighting for Strong's home and her own too, results in a permanent reunion and the entire discomfiture of Grey.
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The Bruiser
MovieMar 23, 1916

The Bruiser

Bill Brawley, a longshoreman represents the dockworkers …
Bill Brawley, a longshoreman represents the dockworkers in contract talks with their unscrupulous boss, Manson Kenwick, who tells his own sister, Norma, to take Bill's mind off negotiations. Meanwhile, the workers prepare for the waterfront boxing championships. They urge Bill to participate, but when he refuses because he promised Norma that he would not fight, they believe that he has sold out to management. Even Bill's sweetheart, Fen, now afraid of losing him to Norma, cannot convince him to box. On fight night, Bill attends a party at Kenwick's. He learns that Kenwick has persuaded the men to sign a pro-management agreement and also that the fighter for the Kenwick shipyard is injured. Bill rushes to the ring, wins the fight, forces Kenwick into a fairer agreement and tells Fen that he never stopped loving her.
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The Craving
MovieFeb 26, 1916

The Craving

Oliver Bailey, a substitute for star player Foster Calhoun on the …
Oliver Bailey, a substitute for star player Foster Calhoun on the Newbridge College football team, owes a lot of money to gamblers, and in order to repay it he decides to throw an important game. He tricks Calhoun into drinking too much and when Calhoun is unable to play, Bailey is sent in his place. He deliberately throws the game, but the college holds Calhoun responsible for the loss and expels him. Having lost his reputation, his girlfriend and becoming a pariah in town, he turns into a hopeless alcoholic. Traveling west, he hooks up with a dance-hall girl who tricks him into marrying her. However, he soon receives some good news regarding his old school, but it may be too late for him to take advantage of it.
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The Smugglers of Santa Cruz
MovieJan 28, 1916

The Smugglers of Santa Cruz

The Smugglers of Santa …
The Smugglers of Santa Cruz is a 1916 American silent short drama film directed by Donald MacDonald starring Charlotte Burton, Eugenie Forde, George Periolat, William Russell, and Roy Stewart.
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1915
The Resolve
MovieMay 31, 1915

The Resolve

The Resolve is a 1915 American silent short drama film …
The Resolve is a 1915 American silent short drama film directed by Henry Otto starring Ed Coxen, Lizette Thorne, and Winifred Greenwood.
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The Diamond from the Sky
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MovieMay 3, 1915

The Diamond from the Sky

This serial told the story of …
This serial told the story of the diamond heir loom of the Stanley family.
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Wife Wanted
MovieApr 28, 1915

Wife Wanted

Tired of bachelorhood, Andy Fortune resorts to a "want …
Tired of bachelorhood, Andy Fortune resorts to a "want ad" to secure a wife and receives replies from willing women of all ages and color. In one envelope there is enclosed a photo of a ...
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The Day of Reckoning
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MovieApr 19, 1915

The Day of Reckoning

Deceived by Carl Burton, a gambler and sporting character, into …
Deceived by Carl Burton, a gambler and sporting character, into believing that they have been honorably married, Martha True, an innocent young woman, is brutally left by the designing man to bear her disgrace alone. When her child is born, she loves it with super-maternal passion, but in order to secure employment it is necessary to place the child in the care of a woman friend, and her only recompense in life is the weekend visits made to see her baby. Unable to stand the strain of work and the sorrow of being separated from her child, Martha is overcome while behind the counter of a department store and is taken to a hospital by the kind-hearted bachelor owner of the business, who does all he can for her comfort. As the girl is recovering, her employer is a daily visitor to the hospital and gradually falls in love with her. When John Walton proposes a great temptation was put before the girl, but she finally decided to marry him and give her child a home by having the woman who is caring for her baby send a letter which Martha has written herself, asking that the child be sent to Martha's care as her friend is dying. The letter comes in due time and the big-hearted husband welcomes the idea of having a child in the house. In the meantime, Carl Burton learns of the deception played on the husband and sends an adventuress, Rita Marr, with a letter, threatening to expose Martha to her husband unless her prosperity is shared with the blackmailing pair. Martha, fearing that her husband will discover her secret and never forgive her, decides to take her child and leave the house, but in the midst of her preparations her husband returns. At first he is loath to forgive her, but after hearing the whole story, his love for his wife and adopted child is too great and all are united in a happy home, much to the discomfort of the blackmailers.
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Competition
MovieMar 17, 1915

Competition

Farmer Stubbs does not approve of his daughter at all when she …
Farmer Stubbs does not approve of his daughter at all when she returns from school dressed in the latest fashion. When the most prosperous farmer in Pike County proposes and is rejected he approves much less of her and decides to put her to work. Jim Daley, a city sweetheart, is on his way to propose to her. He hopes the parents will approve as his raising has made him utterly against elopement. He arrives at an inopportune time and is refused with more dispatch than courtesy. The old man asserts that his daughter will marry a farmer or no one. Things are despondent when a bright idea strikes Jim. He decides to lease the adjacent farm, disguise himself as a farmer and by competition bring not only Dad but Josh to his terms. After a month or two Josh and Dad offer to buy him out to get rid of him, such inroads has he made into their dairy business He brings them to his terms and then adds that the consent of the old man to the marriage of Myra will be thrown in. This does not displease the old man so much, as he thinks he is giving her to a prosperous farmer. He is bowled over when his son-in-law discloses his identity, but he has to accept the situation.
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She Never Knew
MovieFeb 24, 1915

She Never Knew

Tom Conway robs his employer, Jack Martin, the ship …
Tom Conway robs his employer, Jack Martin, the ship chandler, and leaves town with Olga, a dance hall girl. Martin goes to Mrs. Conway and demands restitution. Tom's mother pays him with the savings of a lifetime. She tells Alice, her daughter, that some day Tom will be coming back. And every night just before going to bed, she places the prodigal's pipe and slippers near the fire, whispering, "Mother will wait for you always, Tom." George Park, in love with Alice, warns her and her mother against an escaped convict, who is lurking in the vicinity. Park insists upon loaning them a revolver for their protection. Meanwhile Tom has discovered that Olga is untrue to him. In a fit of rage, increased by drink, he kills her. Then he makes blindly for his home. At the moment that Tom stumbles in at the rear door of his mother's house, the convict enters from the front. Meeting Mrs. Conway, the convict retreats at sight of her revolver into the kitchen. There he meets Tom. They struggle and the convict escapes. Mrs. Conway seeing the form of a man in the dark kitchen, fires the revolver and faints. Alice and Park return just in time to carry away Tom's body for secret burial.
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In the Twilight
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MovieFeb 15, 1915

In the Twilight

Ellen and Mary, two sisters, are courted by George and Sam, …
Ellen and Mary, two sisters, are courted by George and Sam, who are brothers. At evening when the girls' mother plays to them the twilight song, she tells them that just as they are happy now in the twilight of the day, so must they watch to keep their love and happiness also in the twilight hour of life. They laugh, never doubting the future. Mary and Sam are married, and their hopes are fulfilled. George, however, goes to the city, where he goes rapidly downhill. He marries Doris Grant, and Ellen is left on the farm, broken-hearted. Years later, George, released from penitentiary, his wife dead, seeks the home of his boyhood. He finds that Sam and Mary have adopted his little girl, and faithful Ellen still is awaiting. Thus, in the twilight of life, the lovers, whose early dreams were frustrated, find their happiness together.
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The Wily Chaperon
MovieFeb 12, 1915

The Wily Chaperon

Dick Willis proposes to Myrtle Stern and is promptly put out of the …
Dick Willis proposes to Myrtle Stern and is promptly put out of the house by her irate father, who advertises for a chaperon to guard his beautiful and willful daughter from designing beaux. Mrs, Brown Smith, a dashing widow, who, at the end of the season finds herself financially embarrassed, immediately applies. Her winning ways captivate Father Stern, who engages her at once. Myrtle resents the intrusion of a chaperon, but soon finds out that the widow has too many plans for her own to interfere with her love affairs. With Mrs. Brown Smith's help Dick and Myrtle elope. Father Stern finds the chaperon bound and gagged. As he is trying to console her for the outrageous treatment she has received the newlyweds return at a critical moment. Father explains that he just has asked the lady to be his wife. And this time it is the young couple who give him their blessing.
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Refining Fires
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MovieJan 18, 1915

Refining Fires

John, a poor young man with prospects, falls in love with …
John, a poor young man with prospects, falls in love with Mary who is penniless and socially beneath him. He dares not marry her for fear of losing his fortune. However, he persuades her to live with him, telling her that when his rich uncle dies they will marry. Mary has occasion to believe that John is tired of her, and leaves him. Weary and ill, she finds in Nina Alstrom, Judge Alstrom's daughter, a friend who takes her into her own home and gradually restores her to health and spirits. John's uncle dies and he comes into the money. As it happens, the young millionaire meets and loves Nina Alstrom, who loves him in return. But John, though he long since has ceased to care for Mary, is haunted by his past. He confesses to Nina that he is not worthy of her love, but that he has determined to lead a clean life in the future. Mary overhears. Leaving a note for Nina, she goes to a convent where she takes the veil.
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1914
When a Woman Waits
MovieDec 28, 1914

When a Woman Waits

True to the promise she has given her mother on her death bed, …
True to the promise she has given her mother on her death bed, that she will take care of her younger brothers and sisters, Agnes Graham tells Ben Hewitt that they must postpone their marriage at least seven years. He goes west hoping to strike it rich and return with fortune to claim his bride. The news of his death in the gold fields fails to reach Agnes, who toils on for the family year after year. The younger girls grow up and marry. Her father dies. And Agnes is left alone at length in the big, empty house. From time to time she takes out her bridal finery, now yellow and antiquated, puts it on, and lives through in imagination the wedding which never was to be. Loneliness and disappointment gradually undermine her health. And one day, clad in her bridal veil, her frail heart succumbs, and she goes to rejoin her lover at last.
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In Tune
MovieDec 14, 1914

In Tune

Edward Stanley, a well-known writer, marries a society …
Edward Stanley, a well-known writer, marries a society butterfly with no appreciation of his work. She is annoying him constantly and interfering with his studies. When he tries to show her his point of view and how imperative it is that he should have seclusion, she takes it as a personal affront, declaring that he is utterly indifferent to her enjoyment. Later, when business troubles come upon the impractical man of letters and he is obliged to sell his home to make good, Bella Stanley indignantly leaves him and goes to live with her mother. Not long after this, she is killed in an automobile accident. Meanwhile, Stanley, who is trying to ferret out who is to blame for things going wrong in his office has occasion to investigate the life of his chief stenographer, whom he finds to be a girl of exceptional sympathy and character. Through Ida Drew's kindness to a poor messenger boy, however, the mismanagement of certain "trust funds" is traced to Robert Long, Stanley's bookkeeper. Stanley writes a novel, "In Tune," revealing the sympathetic relations between himself and Ida. When he gives it to her to read she recognizes the chief characters in the romance, and not long afterward, she becomes the wife of the author.
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The Beggar Child
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MovieNov 30, 1914

The Beggar Child

Hugo, a poor artist, adopts his motherless child model who …
Hugo, a poor artist, adopts his motherless child model who has been deserted by her father. He paints a picture of little Lycia, which he calls "The Beggar Child." The canvas brings him fame and wealth. Eighteen years later, Lycia, as the daughter of the famous artist, is courted by Count Roberto, whose attentions she accepts until the appearance of Dan Street, a young art student, who saves her from drowning. Rosa, a peasant girl, whom the Count has betrayed, tells Lycia her story, and the Count is dismissed. Determined to win Lycia at any cost, he plots with the butler in Hugo's employ to kidnap the girl. Meanwhile, Rosa's brother, seeking to avenge his sister, has entered the Count's service. He discovers the conspiracy and substitutes Rosa for Lycia on the occasion of the secret marriage which the Count thinks he is forcing upon the artist's adopted daughter. Later, Marco, the butler, discovers that Lycia is his own child. He proves this to Hugo. But Lycia, still believing herself Hugo's child, finds happiness with Dan, to whom alone the artist relates the true story of her birth and bringing up.
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The Archeologist
MovieNov 25, 1914

The Archeologist

James Devon, a playwright, takes a villa on the Mediterranean, …
James Devon, a playwright, takes a villa on the Mediterranean, where he can work in quiet and without interruption. His daughter. May, is terribly bored. She goes to the hotel where her friend, Edna Lee, another American girl, is staying, and they discover Billy Green, a student of archaeology. Green, however, is so engrossed in his subjects that he is blind to the girls' attractions. This piques May, and she makes a vow that she will win his love. Armed with a statuette, she wanders with Edna to a seat in the hotel grounds near where Green is sitting. Then she tells her friend enthusiastically about this treasure which she has unearthed in her garden. Green becomes interested at once and asks to call the next day to investigate. The girls go to a curio shop and stock up with "antiquities." With the help of Snow Ball, the negro gardener, the girls bury these near the villa, and the next day Green digs them up. He is so excited over the possibility that they are living over a buried city that he cannot be prevailed upon to stay for luncheon, to the great disappointment of the girls. So they plant more bait. That night Mr. Devon takes a fancy to do some excavating on his own account. At breakfast he displays his finds, and the girls discover themselves undone. Then they invent a new scheme for entrapping the archaeological Billy. Edna sends him word that they have discovered a beautiful statue, and offers to lead him to it. He is overcome with admiration for the classic maiden, and when it comes to life, like Pygmalion's Galatea, he falls in love with the fair reality, who is May. Mr. Devon, when he hears how his very acceptable son-in-law has been won, pays the sizable bill, which the dealer in antiquities sends in, without a murmur.
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The Final Impulse
MovieOct 23, 1914

The Final Impulse

Jack, the foreman's assistant, loves Marian, the foreman's …
Jack, the foreman's assistant, loves Marian, the foreman's daughter. Nothing exciting ever happens in the out-of-the-way construction camp. He is warned by an old blacksmith in the camp that something may happen any time. Later a stranger arrives in the camp and wins the attention of Marian. The stranger seems to care for no one but the little child of the blacksmith, and seems to be a man of mystery. One day a girl arrives whom the stranger has deserted. She is shot when she tries to kill him to avenge a wrong. A posse led by Jack starts after the stranger and leads through various parts of the camp. The stranger is cornered at one end of the trestle on the electric construction railroad. Here he starts an electric engine across as his pursuers are after him. They are about to be swept off to the rocks below. Just then the blacksmith's child, who has been hiding on the work train, cries out. The stranger sees her going to her death. As the only way to stop the engine he pulls down the trolley wire, stopping the engine, but resulting in his own death.
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The Redemption of a Pal
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MovieSep 21, 1914

The Redemption of a Pal

Dora, a girl of the …
Dora, a girl of the underworld, has never known other influence until she meets Lane, a young wealthy banker. Lane has a young sister whom he loves. One night she accompanies friends on a slumming expedition, and, in a spirit of bravado, she takes a few puffs from an opium pipe. She acquires the taste, which later develops into a craving for opium. Lane, one night accompanies a friend to a dance hall. Dora is present with some friends. A bully insults her and Lane knocks him down. Lane and Dora become acquainted. On Lane's refusal to buy some flowers from a poor old woman, Dora, on the impulse of the moment, gets up and dances and hands over the collection she gets to the woman. This generous act awakens in the soul of Lane a desire to uplift the denizens of the underworld. With the assistance of Dora, he starts a club in close proximity to the district and has installed a hospital, reading room, employment bureau, nursery, etc. Under a different environment, Dora realizes the shallow life she has been leading. Thrown in daily contact with Lane, she learns to love him, but one day in calling at his office, she sees Lane kiss his sister and. believing it to be his sweetheart, stifles the love that had grown up in her heart. By her own changed life and influence she sets a good example for her pal, Andy, who reforms and becomes a man. Later on the sister of Lane again visits the opium den. A fire breaks out in the old shack and the place is soon enveloped in flames. Dora and her pal run to watch the fire. A woman breaks through the flames and informs the crowd that another woman is still in the building. Andy rushes through smoke and fire, picks up the woman and carries her to safety. Dora has her conveyed to her little hospital that Lane founded. The next morning Lane reads of the fire and that the woman rescued was brought to his hospital and decides to visit. Dora conducts him to the ward and Lane recognizes his sister. Dora leaves the two together and goes to where her pal Andy is. Andy is seated in a chair with his hands in bandages. When Dora comes in Andy greets her with a smile and asks her to become his wife. After a moment of hesitation she consents and when Lane finally enters the room she tells him the tidings. Lane congratulates them both and concealing his disappointment turns once again to the hospital and realizes that in his philanthropy he but cast his bread upon the waters.
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The Wrong Birds
MovieSep 2, 1914

The Wrong Birds

Dorothy Dean, daughter of Senator Dean, becomes the bride of …
Dorothy Dean, daughter of Senator Dean, becomes the bride of Dick Wayne. They escape their friends through a basement exit and start on their honeymoon trip in an automobile, believing their troubles over. Meanwhile at a county fair in a neighboring town, Jim Thomas and his companion, Nell Jackson, are conducting a pickpocket game. Scarcely do they escape with their loot in an automobile when the victims of the trickery discover their loss, lay the case before a deputy officer, who notifies the surrounding towns by telephone to arrest the couple. Squire Hopper, representative of the law in Jonesville, misses the chance of his life to get into the public light in his efforts to play the part. The culprits pass his very door while he searches for his badge of authority. He returns to the business center where the bridal couple, innocently passing through the town in their automobile, fall the victims of his wrath and are held awaiting the arrival of the sheriff. Their pleadings of innocence fall on deaf ears until the arrival of the sheriff and complainants, who positively deny the guilt of the pair in custody, and who are then allowed to go on their way.
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The Song of the Sea Shell
MovieAug 28, 1914

The Song of the Sea Shell

Roy, a shepherd of the hills …
Roy, a shepherd of the hills and a dreamer is lured from his flock by the "song of the sea shell," as created by Lydia, the beautiful fisherman's daughter, who has just found the wonderful seashell in the surf where she has been wading. Roy and Lydia meet on the big sea coast rocks and become fast friends. One day Lydia shows Roy where she lives and they are surprised upon reaching the house to discover that a traveler, the great musician Rolla, has arranged with Lydia's folks to shelter under their root for the night. Roy returns to his flock of sheep and sitting under a big tree soon falls asleep and dreams that Rolla has stolen the heart of his new friend Lydia. Troubled over the dream, Roy returns to the house and finds Lydia and her folks and Rolla together. Lydia has been making music upon her shell and the professor, in great admiration for her musical ear, offers to take Lydia to the city and make a great lady of her. Roy has entered unseen by the group and overhears the professor's offer. Jealousy enters Roy's heart and stealing back to his flock sits under his favorite shade tree and again falls asleep this time dreaming that Lydia elopes with Rolla. Roy follows them to the city where meeting Rolla strolling in his beautiful gardens. He attempts to stab Rolla, but Rolla drawing a revolver shoots Roy. Immediately Roy awakes to find Lydia and Rolla bending over him. He tells them of the dream and when Lydia hears that he was killed she loses control of her feelings and clinging to Roy's arm tells him, "you must not die Roy, not even in a dream." Roy gazing into her eyes sees the love there that he has hoped for and gathering her close to his bosom calls her "Sweetheart." Rolla retreats leaving them alone.
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This Is th' Life
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MovieAug 24, 1914

This Is th' Life

Farmer Brown, a man who clings to old ideas, is so set against …
Farmer Brown, a man who clings to old ideas, is so set against the wheels of progress and modern science, that his son John is compelled to steal away from home in order to complete his education in electricity. In contrast, Brown's neighbor, Farmer Miller, installs modern ideas and machinery. His farm products and stock thrive and bring great results, while his daughter Rita, can attend boarding school. Rita and John are sweethearts and Rita applauds and encourages John in his struggle toward progression. John becomes a genius and invents many electrical meters and a powerful X-ray, but time nor success will soften his father's heart or reconcile them. Miller even lightens his wife's household burdens by installing electrical washing and ironing devices, while Brown's frail daughter, Mary, is a slave to the heat and drudgery of the old methods of housekeeping. One day Mary, while lifting a heavy wash boiler strains her back and falls to the floor. Brown finds her and for the first time fully realizes the necessity of a telephone. Rita just home on her vacation comes to his aid and rushing over home summons a doctor, then by long distance summons John to bring a surgeon and his new X-ray. The country doctor announces that Mary has suffered a paralytic stroke and will never recover. Brown's heart is crushed, but the next day John and the surgeon arrive. After an examination the surgeon declares to Brown that through the aid of the wonderful X-ray and modern science his daughter will be permanently restored to health. The wedding day of Rita and John arrives and Brown's gift to the couple is in the nature of a new home completely equipped electrically even to the stove and cooking utensils. He becomes a convert to progress and modern science, and declaring, "this is th' life," takes his neighbor Miller for a drive in his own electric car.
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The Butterfly
MovieAug 12, 1914

The Butterfly

Two sisters love the same man. He proposes to the more …
Two sisters love the same man. He proposes to the more frivolous one and the older one hides her love. Five years pass. The shallow Marie finds herself bored with domestic life and motherhood. In the meantime Lydia is deeply attached to the children and still carries her love for the man. He naturally turns to her for sympathy, which he fails to get from his wife, but lavishes an indulgent love upon the pettish Marie. He treats her as a child. Marie, bored with domestic life, feigns illness and the doctors order her to a summer resort. A handsome and unscrupulous man appears upon the scene and attaches himself to Marie. The mild flirtation develops into a serious affair and Lydia, though tempted to let it go, and thus get the love of the man so dear to her, overcomes the temptation. She writes Robert to come for them, giving an excuse that Marie is not well. In the meantime the elopement is foiled and Lydia saves the situation without destroying the trust of the husband. Lydia finds virtue its own reward and weeds out her love for Robert.
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A Man's Way
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MovieJul 20, 1914

A Man's Way

Henry and Louise had gone through college together. …
Henry and Louise had gone through college together. Afterward, Henry went out to pursue his career, that of a geologist, meanwhile letting business gradually crowd out Louise, who never forgot to love him. On a vacation Henry came in contact with an old mountaineer and his young granddaughter, Gladys, a sweet, girlish product of the mountains. Soon interest grew to infatuation. Career was forgotten. They were married and very happy for a while, but Henry's ambition again came to the front, and he decided to go back to the place of his work. In the city, Henry steadily followed in the footsteps of success, shaking off, for a time, the thoughts of his child-wife, off in the mountains with her old grandfather. Louise, the girl who had always loved him, soon realized the hopelessness of her love. Gladys, back in the mountains, was brokenhearted. Louise's unrequited love for Henry undermined her health and she had to be sent up into the mountains to regain her strength. One day she heard a melody; she followed the sound and came upon Gladys. A prank of Providence brought together two women whose hearts were given to one man. The two became fast friends. Meanwhile Henry was successful, but not happy. Thoughts of his child wife came until finally he started for her. She was gone. For five years he searched to no avail. She sings at a big reception. By a strange coincidence Harry comes to the same reception. He is greatly affected by the singing, but does not recognize in this cultured woman his little mountain Gladys. She recognizes him, but controls herself. After the solo she goes into the garden. He starts to follow. He watches, and as this woman battles with herself, the old crude instincts return; she tugs at her ear. Henry recognizes her through this mannerism. He goes to her, his wife, but she spurns him. Louise, who is present, stands a witness to the scene, and realizes that the man she loves pleads for the love of another. Gladys is adamant. Henry leaves her. Louise's love for Henry forces her to him. He pours out his story to her, not knowing that every word is a wound. Louise, realizing now that her love is hopeless, leaves him. She goes to Gladys and says, "I saw all; you must go to him." Gladys will not relent, so Louise, desperate in her love for the man and her wish for his happiness, lets out the secret that Henry is the man she has loved and begs Gladys for the sake of her love to go to him. Gladys loves Henry deeply. Her pride is broken by Louise's magnanimity, and husband and wife are reconciled.
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The Lure of the Sawdust
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MovieJul 13, 1914

The Lure of the Sawdust

Annette, a bare-back rider in …
Annette, a bare-back rider in a circus, is the object of the attentions of Henri Dupree, a ring master. His attentions so arouse the jealousy of Marie, another performer, that she plans to cripple her rival. Placing a wire across the hoops, through which Annette leaps, while in performance on horseback, suggests itself and Annette is seriously injured. Annette is taken to the hospital and the circus moves on, leaving her behind. Dupree loses interest in Annette as soon as she becomes a cripple. William Ward, a young farmer, witnesses the accident and becomes interested in Annette, and he and his mother call on her while she is at the hospital. Mrs. Ward, a motherly old soul, offers her a home. The young people fall in love and are married. Annette, although happily married, still feels the call of the circus, and is caught on one occasion by her husband dressed in her performing costume. A year later the circus returns and Dupree encounters Annette in the village. She is fully restored to health, and he tries to persuade her to return to the circus by making her fine promises. She is tempted, but resists. He locates her home and continues persuasion and she decides to return for just one performance. She leaves a note to this effect. Her old friends greet her warmly at her performance, and the audience goes wild over her riding. Flushed with the excitement and gratification, she listens to Dupree's importunities to continue in circus life. She remembers her baby and returns home to her husband, who has worried over her disappearance. She shows that she has put the life definitely behind her by making a dress for her baby out of her ballet suit, and her husband, finding her so employed, is relieved of any further uneasiness.
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In the Footprints of Mozart
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MovieMay 18, 1914

In the Footprints of Mozart

Hopelessly, Stanton works …
Hopelessly, Stanton works with compositions, returned manuscripts, together with his sweetheart's ring, which Ruth's aristocratic mother forced her surrender, crushes out his ambition. An aged neighbor enters, seared with evidence of life's struggle and speaks, "Tell me not in mournful numbers. Life is but an empty dream." The old man's tale of being saved by Stanton's music awakens Stanton to hope and courage and saves his life. Alone, Stanton gazes at the silent features in the bust of Mozart and recalls the tragedy of his world's master of 624 operas, masses, etc. Mozart, in dying hours, writes the "Requiem" on special order, praying that it brings fame and money. Mozart sings this "Requiem" with his dying breath and passes away and is buried in an unknown grave in the Potter's Field. "Lives of great men all remind us / We can make our lives sublime." Stanton sees Mozart's feeble wife laying a tiny wreath at the foot of the cross and believes that heaven's choir is singing the "Gloria" chorus beside the brokenhearted wife. He gazes at the "Gloria" Chorus, recalls the choir which sang it as all choirs have done, takes courage, and with heart, opens his window as of old and plays his violin with all his soul. Outside the aged neighbor is waiting for these tones: "A stranger, passing, stops, is charmed; finds the originator of the marvelous music; discovers in the discarded mass that for which he seeks, and through him fortune smiles and Stanton looks up: 'With a heart for any fate.'" Ruth turns from her mother, declares she shall starve with Stanton rather than turn from him. She goes to him, declares her purpose. Stanton puts the half-eaten loaf of bread aside, shows Ruth money and his turning tide. Stanton clasps the girl to his breast. The old man looks in, smiles his blessing as he sees Ruth take the tiny dried wreath of leaves from Mozart's picture and lay it on the brow of her lover.
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A Soul Astray
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MovieMay 11, 1914

A Soul Astray

Larry Cordon, a beach comber, spends his time in the …
Larry Cordon, a beach comber, spends his time in the pastures of black sheep in Honolulu. Edith Sands, the girl hack home, continues to love him. Anthony Wentworth, who loves her, proposes, but she gently refuses him. One night as she sings Kipling's "Gentleman Rankers," she breaks down, weeps, and tells Anthony the whole story, how she and Larry had been sweethearts since childhood, how when he had been expelled from college, she sued and won for him his father's forgiveness. Larry gambled until penniless and dishonored he left home. Anthony tries to comfort her. A cousin of hers returns from a trip around the world and among his Kodak pictures Edith recognizes in the dissolute face of a beach comber, Larry Gordon. The cousin tells her that it is the picture of a notorious character in Honolulu known as "Gentleman Larry." Edith writes to Larry and the letter reaches him through the Rev. Otis, a mission worker. She writes him that she still loves him and begs him to come home. His first impulse is to go, but sinking down on his cot, on the dirty wall before his eyes there passes in stinging vividness the hideous steps of the downward path he has come. Sick with self-loathing, he determines to save Edith from himself at any cost. His love for her is the one decent thing about him, but he realizes that he has forfeited past recall all right to love her. He writes her a letter, supposedly from the Rev. Otis, telling her that Larry Gordon is dead. A year later Anthony again proposes to Edith. For a moment she hesitates and turning from him moves across the room. Faintly the vision of Larry, dissolute, passes before her and, as closing forever the thought from her memory, she, with serene smile, turns and is folded into the patient, longing arms of Anthony. At this moment Larry is upon his knees on the beach of Honolulu praying "God, have mercy on such as we, poor black sheep."
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Calamity Anne's Love Affair
MovieMay 8, 1914

Calamity Anne's Love Affair

Calamity Anne, after …
Calamity Anne, after consultation with Tommy, decides to go into business. From a financial standpoint, the business is a failure. As Calamity wanders along the road one day, she meets an aviator. Mr. Skyboy, who is about to give a demonstration. Mr. Skyboy, on hearing that Calamity Anne has money, decides to pay her his attention. The cowboy friends of Calamity inform her that aviators make big money. Being financially embarrassed at this time, Calamity accepts Skyboy when he proposes. The evening of the wedding arrives; Calamity is about to be married, when the service is interrupted by the entrance of two women, who claim that each of them is engaged to Skyboy and that they have advanced him money. Calamity forces the intruders out and the service is resumed, but is again interrupted, this time by the entrance of a poor woman who proves that she is the legal wife of Skyboy and that he is the father of her child. Calamity gives up all claim to the aviator. She first, however, makes him give up all of his money, which she hands over to the wife. Calamity goes to faithful Tommy for consolation in her wrath and grief. She promises him in the future that there will be "no wedding bells for her."
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The Widow's Investment
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MovieApr 20, 1914

The Widow's Investment

James Waldo, finding himself …
James Waldo, finding himself financially embarrassed, decides to form a fake oil company and sell stock. He forms a partnership with Henry Morgan, who is unprincipled as himself. They go to Santa Maria, Cal., to carry on operations. James Waldo takes his daughter, Kate, an adventuress, that she may hold Morgan to his agreement. Morgan takes his wife, Rose, with him. She is a woman gifted with a beautiful character, but who has become estranged from her husband on account of his attention to other women. Widow Green, of Santa Maria, invests her late husband's insurance in this fake oil. Soon after, Eben, her son, is forced to leave their farm and get employment. He is put to work on the oil drills of James Waldo. Eben falls in love with Marjorie, the daughter of the head driller, Stubbs. Stubbs, under the money influence of Waldo, becomes unprincipled and agrees to let Waldo know when they strike oil. They do strike oil and Waldo, with the assistance of Stubbs, hides the fact from the rest of the shareholders. The shareholders, ignorant that oil has been struck, decide to let their stock go for the amount of the assessment, which Waldo insists must be made. He plans to buy this stock cheap. Eben discovers his plans, and by a clever ruse, buys the assessment and gets control of the company. The oil stock increases in value. Eben marries Marjorie, Waldo finds out that "Honesty is the best policy," and Henry Morgan finds out that his wife's love is of more value than the smile of any other woman.
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The Certainty of Man
MovieApr 1, 1914

The Certainty of Man

The cock-sure deputy sheriff, through circumstantial …
The cock-sure deputy sheriff, through circumstantial evidence, places the positive guilt of a certain crime on a man he had previously esteemed a friend. His sworn testimony on the witness stand in the murder trial convicts this man, the foster-father of his sweetheart. The real murderer is a well-known bandit, who in an attempted hold-up kills the man whom at first he merely intended to rob. The deputy is called to another town to identify the man who has been severely wounded, and in him finds the real murdered who, on his death-bed, confesses to the crime. The deputy telegraphs the circumstances, having, as he thinks, ample time to prevent the execution of the law, which has decreed death on an innocent man. As he enters the room, a clock which has been set wrong by a boy who had also the cock-sure instinct that his watch was right and the clock wrong, shows the times as 3:23 and the execution had been set for 3:00. Without stopping to reason, the cock-sure man loses his nerve as he realizes he alone is responsible for the death of his former friend. He goes absolutely mad and rushes to the mountains. Meanwhile, the governor has received the wire in time to release the prisoner, who is returned safely to his home. The deputy wanders near his home town and even attempts to kill the girl he loves, but fortunately his reason is restored by the appearance of the man he had been instrumental in condemning and the girl he had always loved again comes into his life.
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The Town of Nazareth
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MovieMar 30, 1914

The Town of Nazareth

Rosney, as a young man, is jilted by the girl he loves, in favor …
Rosney, as a young man, is jilted by the girl he loves, in favor of another. As years roll by he keeps an ever watchful eye over the welfare of the girl, Mary, at the same time achieving success that brings him to the attention of the outside world. When Mary's husband, failing to win success in the town, and losing the money saved for his son, Frank's college education, complains that no success can be won in Nazareth, and plans to go to the city. Rosney remembers the old saying "Can anything good come out of Nazareth." and attempts to dissuade him. He fails. Walter, the husband, sneaks away and is not heard from. Rosney, unbeknown to Mary, succeeds in replacing the missing college money, and her grief is tempered by the knowledge that Frank will get his college education. Frank returns from college and takes up some experiments which results in the discovery of a dyeing process much desired by Wilson, a large manufacturer of cloth. Frank, of course, does not know the value of his discovery. nor is Wilson aware of it, but Wilson visits Rosney with his daughter, Miriam, and an attachment springs up between Miriam and Frank. At this time definite news of the disgraceful death of her husband brought to Mary, and the shock results in serious illness. Just as she is getting better Miriam foolishly dares Frank to come to the city and make good. He takes the dare and leaves against his mother's pleas - an additional shock that brings a relapse. Frank, in the city with Miriam, receives word of his mother's condition and has his eyes opened to his selfishness, and, renouncing Miriam, he hurries home. Rosney, sensing Frank's trouble, explains to him through the immortal "mousetrap," saying he can win success in Nazareth as well as elsewhere, and, sure enough, a coat of Miriam's, left to be dyed, reveals to Wilson the existence of some better process. The threads are quickly gathered together, even Rosney receiving his reward when after years Mary looks up in his eyes with a new and greater love than she had ever known before.
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A Blowout at Santa Banana
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MovieJan 26, 1914

A Blowout at Santa Banana

Wall-Eyed Pete, Curly …
Wall-Eyed Pete, Curly Whiskerlegs and Rattlesnake Pete, known as the three guardsmen, get in bad with three pretty waitresses by misinterpreting the girls' request of the amorous trio that they "ask Aunt first." They ask the unattractive aunts - and are accepted at the aunts. To escape the aunts, they eagerly accept the job of driving 60 miles across the desert to Tombstone, to fetch a ton of fireworks for the projected Fourth of July celebration at Santa Banana. The Amusement Committee warns them that they must not waste the city's funds on liquor and gambling. Arriving in Tombstone, they protect one another from the allurements of rye and poker, and start home with the fireworks, after the storekeeper, has smuggled a demijohn aboard with his compliments. The guardsmen are warned by Capt. Wheeler's Rangers that the bandits are on the road. In a gulch the outfit is overtaken by twenty bandits. After a fight the guardsmen are captured. The bandits discover the firewater and hold an orgy around the campfire close to the explosives. That night Wall-Eyed Pete wheedles the Lone Guard into letting him smoke a cheroot. With it he burns the thongs from Curly's wrists, and, after setting fire to the wagon, they escape on one horse. The air is filled with a dazzling pyrotechnic display, which drives the drunken bandits in every direction. Next day the three guardsmen meet the rangers and send them back after the bandits. Meantime, at Santa Banana the Fourth of July celebration languishes, the crowd loudly demanding fireworks as advertised. The Committee, deciding that the guardsmen are off on a drunk, send a gun-man after them. He brings them in. Their tale of heroic daring is scoffed at. On the plea that the three guardsmen owe it to the town to make good by furnishing some sort of celebration, the Committee on Amusements decide to lynch them "to make a Roman holiday." The three bellicose aunts rush to the rescue of the unhappy heroes. Thus intimidated, the Committee gallantly waive the point, confer with the parson and decide to change the punishment. The horrified guardsmen are given their choice of marrying the aunts on the spot or being lynched. After a vain appeal to the still haughty girls, the boys ungallantly chose hanging, whereupon the outraged aunts attack the guardsmen. The nieces start to interpose but the ruction is interrupted by the entrance of Wheeler's rangers, bringing a string of captive bandits, who make signs that they still see sky-rockets and pin wheels. Explanations and apologies follow, and the boys are hailed as heroes. The girls relent and the right sort of wedding ensues, to the huge delight of the whole assembled population of Santa Banana.
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At the Potter's Wheel
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MovieJan 24, 1914

At the Potter's Wheel

The picture opens with …
The picture opens with scenes at a pottery located at Suresne, a small town near Paris, France. The potters and decorators are seen at work and a vase is made on the potter's wheel. Among the girls employed in the decorating of the porcelain is Vera Nemours, a poor girl who is doing most artistic work. She is living with an old woman, Jeanne Eaton, who has become so feeble with age and infirmities that she is no longer useful, and the master of the works, Jean Montparnasse, finally discharges her. She returns to her poor lodgings in despair. Montparnasse has conceived a violent passion for Vera, which culminates when he attempts to seize her violently. Roual Nevers, a young artist who is the chief designer for the pottery, sees the predicament in which Vera is placed and knocks down the villain. A beautiful vase which we see made on the wheel, put in the oven and baked, is brought to Vera to be decorated. A girl who really loves Montparnasse is jealous of his attentions to Vera, and as Vera goes to the window to admire the beauty of the vase, the girl trips her. She falls and the vase is shattered to pieces. Vera returns to her squalid home hopeless, finding her aged companion in despair; they agree to die, as the future holds no hope. They turn on the gas and are to die in each other's arms. Montparnasse comes to the room to obtain possession of the girl. He attempts to break in the door, but is admitted by the old lady temporarily dissuaded from her purpose, and he attacks the girl. The old woman, with a fierce return of strength, grapples with him and in the struggle which follows he falls against the low window and crashes through, falling into the street, six stories below. Roual, hearing Vera's screams, rushes to her protection and says he will care for their futures, so from the chaos of her present the future looks bright and full of promise of content.
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The Power of Light
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MovieJan 5, 1914

The Power of Light

Cliff Jackson, the eighteen-year-old son of a mountaineer, is …
Cliff Jackson, the eighteen-year-old son of a mountaineer, is possessed of a strong determination to conquer his father, who operates an illicit still, as then through the strong arm of the law, his father interprets the boy's innate disgust for liquor and injustice as personal animosity and defiance of his authority, the son leaves the home. In the city, he forms the acquaintance of a family, which although poor, takes him in and gives him his first taste of learning, which although crude, awakens in him a stronger desire for knowledge. A kindly pastor interests himself in the studious young fellow and he is sent to school and college to become a minister. The daughter in the poor family and the minister's daughter become rivals, but the thought of his people's needs leads him to select the girl whom he believes can love his people. After his ordination he marries Jennie Bentley, the girl who taught him elementary arithmetic and grammar, and she returns with him to his home. The government officers are on the trail of the moonshiners and are making an attack when Cliff rides up the mountain road, and a stray bullet hits him. He is taken to his home and the officers, at his request, leave him to handle the situation by teaching love and kindness rather than by the arbitrary display of arms and authority. Cliff's ambition is soon realized and he is privileged to demolish the still in the presence of those who, for long years offered defiance to the law and power of the light that has been brought to them by the ambitious son of their leader.
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The Rose of San Juan
MovieDec 27, 1913

The Rose of San Juan

Ben Cameron, a young Southerner from Virginia, goes to …
Ben Cameron, a young Southerner from Virginia, goes to California in the early fifties to take up government land. As he enters the little city of San Juan he finds upon the road a starving Spanish peon, Ozozco. Moved by his physical condition, Cameron takes the boy to his home, passing the Mission in the town of San Juan, where a Padre of the Mission is talking to Ines, the rose of her fair California. Love at first sight dominates, and at the fandango that night, Cameron again meets the beautiful Ines, proving her champion when an insulting drunken Spaniard attempts to trespass upon the freedom of the girl Ines. Land grabbers everywhere cause great distress to the Spaniards, who kill at sight all gringos thieving or taking their lands unlawfully. To avenge himself, the drunken Spaniard causes a raid upon the privacy of Cameron, who is in the act of questioning a number of land grabbers, who are about to make a wholesome raid upon the little village of San Juan. Cameron, captured by the order of the commandant, is doomed to be shot when Ozozco, proving a friend in need, crawls to the stacked muskets and replaces the good cartridges with blanks. Cameron, when shot, falls as if dead and so escapes by the aid of the faithful Ozozco and his sweetheart. Standing on the mountain peak, Cameron holding his sweetheart, now his wife, in his arms, looks over the state they are now leaving for a new world beyond.
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The Shriner's Daughter
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MovieDec 22, 1913

The Shriner's Daughter

William Lambert and George …
William Lambert and George Goodrich were partners in business and rivals in love for the hand of Anne Cortell. When Lambert was accepted by Anne and they were happily married, the jealousy of Goodrich knew no bounds. A few years after the marriage Anne dies, leaving Lambert a widower. Goodrich, in passing the house, sees Lambert leave to go to a meeting of the Shriners, his child remaining in care of the maid, and he sees a chance for revenge. Watching his chance, he steals the child and goes to a western county. Lambert, returning from the Shriner's meeting, is heartbroken over the disappearance of his child; he can find no trace of his daughter, and her disappearance remains a mystery. Goodrich, in the meantime, posing as the father of Helen, becomes sick and is visited by Mission workers, one of whom, pitying the child, adopts her. Later, Goodrich tries to prevail on the woman to give the child back to him. Her love for the child has grown and rather than part with her, she tries to buy him off and pays him a sum of money. This opens to Goodrich a new field of usefulness for the child; better to let her live with the kind woman, and he collect the toll. Ten years later Goodrich keeps on imposing his toll on the woman; her love for the child being so great that rather than give her up, she pays to the father the money he demands. The girl, now grown into womanhood, enters a hospital as a trained nurse, where she meets a young doctor. He falls in love with her, and presses his suit, but she refuses him, giving no reason. One afternoon, while the doctor is at the house pleading with Helen to marry him, her foster-mother comes out of the house and he asks for her permission, which is refused, she answering that there is no objection. Goodrich appears and beckoning to Helen, tries to secure from her more money. She, frightened, gives it to him and tries to hurry him off. He goes, but the doctor has seen, and so upon Helen's return, when he questions her, she tells him the story. He tries to overcome her objection by saying that he loves her for herself alone, but she still refuses. Lambert, after all these years of grieving for his daughter, has found no means of consolation except through devotion to the Shrine. He embarks for Santa Barbara to attend the convention of the Shriners on their "Hands around the State" tour. While attending the festivities, he is overcome by the heat. The young doctor, Helen's lover, who is also a Shriner, is the first at his side, and has him taken to the hospital, where he is placed under the care of Helen. Later, Lambert now convalescing, is being wheeled by the young doctor and Helen through the grounds. Lambert recognizes his former partner and rival even through all the lines of age and dissipation, and asks the girl who he is. She tells him that it is her father. Looking into her face, he sees there the likeness between this girl and his dead wife, and the whole magnitude of Goodrich's scheme appalls him. He takes his daughter in his arms and he tells her the story. Later, Goodrich has been disposed of by due process of law, and Helen, the young doctor and her real father, make a pretty picture as they happily piece together the story which has made up their lives.
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The Tale of the Ticker
MovieNov 20, 1913

The Tale of the Ticker

Tom Burns, a broker's clerk, …
Tom Burns, a broker's clerk, falls in love with his employer's daughter, Edith, but realizes their positions are too far apart to hope. Edith is beloved by Wilson, her father's private secretary. Although she likes him at first, her heart soon turns to Tom. She invites the young clerk to her birthday party. He sends her a bunch of violets, which she wears that night, disposing of Wilson's gift of a handsome bracelet, Wilson proposes and is refused. He becomes jealous of the preference shown Tom and vows vengeance. By ruining Edith's father he hopes to punish the girl and throw Tom out of a good position. But Tom receives an unexpected legacy and unknown to his employer, saves the day. Wilson is nonplussed at the failure of his plans. Edith becomes piqued at Tom's slowness and encourages his rival the hope of bringing him to a declaration. Tom misunderstands. Edith's father learns of Wilson's perfidy and Tom's noble sacrifice and divining the cause of Edith's unhappiness, hits upon a scheme. Feigning that he is near death as the result of an accident he sends for both Tom and Edith. Expressing a dying wish that they marry, Edith and Tom agree and the ceremony is just completed as Wilson enters. Surprise and chagrin show in his face, but he is quietly informed and his perfidy is known and given notice that his services are no longer required. Tom is then appointed Wilson's successor and the amount of his legacy restored. Then to cap the climax, papa reveals that his illness was all a ruse to bring about speedy termination of the unhappiness of the young couple.
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Calamity Anne, Heroine
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MovieSep 15, 1913

Calamity Anne, Heroine

Calamity Anne is trudging …
Calamity Anne is trudging along the country road with her burro in tow. Tommy gets stubborn and refuses to travel further until he gets something to eat. The tactics amuse an auto party passing along and a little girl of the party furnishes a banana for Tommy. Calamity and the girl become friends and upon receiving the card from the girl's father, Calamity promises to call at the home. The automobile party passes two tramps who recognize the millionaire and his daughter, whom they have contemplated kidnapping. They follow the auto and kidnap the child from her home, while the maid and her sweetheart are engrossed in their lovemaking. In the meantime Calamity finds the tramps' camp and enjoys their untouched meal. After being refreshed she journeys on and meets the young lover in search of the child. She recognizes him as an old friend. He tells his trouble and Calamity finds it is the little girl she has learned to love. The tramps hide the child in a deserted barn. Calamity rescues her and captures the tramps. The child wants Calamity to stay with her, but the beautiful home is too much for poor Calamity. She climbs out of the window to find out how poor Tommy is and spies the lovers in distress because they haven't the money to get married. She puts her arms around them, gives them her reward she receives for finding the child and tells them to be happy.
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Through the Neighbor's Window
MovieSep 11, 1913

Through the Neighbor's Window

Every town has its …
Every town has its troublemaker and the view the neighbor has from behind lace curtains is often strangely distorted. Herbert Spencer and his wife, Lillian, have two such neighbors and they very nearly cause trouble for the young couple. Lillian goes away on a few days' visit with her mother. Herbert, as a surprise for her, invests in a dressmaker's form that she has been wanting. He has the form delivered to his home, but intercepts the drayman in the parkway leading to his house, escorts it to the door. To be cute, he dresses the form with one of his wife's wrappers. From their windows the neighbors see him with the strange woman entering his house; they scent a scandal and try to find out more. In the morning they see Herbert go off alone, so rush over to his house to investigate. Receiving no answer to repeated knocking, they peer in the window and there. to their great horror, they see a figure on the couch covered with a shawl (where Herbert has left it). Scandalized, they decide to write to Lillian, hinting at strange goings on. When Lillian receives the letter from her neighbors she is mentally disturbed and with her mother immediately returns to her home. At the sight of her husband her anger subsides and she would have be en pleased to fall in his embrace, but the stern mother reminds her that things are not as they used to be and poor Herbert gets rather brutal rebuke. In the house the figure on the couch first causes consternation and then amusement. The neighbors call to offer their sympathy, met with a stern rebuke and depart with dampened spirits.
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For the Crown
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MovieSep 8, 1913

For the Crown

Following the first adventures of Jacques, the king, repentant …
Following the first adventures of Jacques, the king, repentant of his insult to the church, again embraces the faith and shortly after, falling ill, he dies. The second adventure opens with the funeral procession of the late king, the crown prince in the procession that carries the remains of the late monarch to the royal tomb. The following day the coronation of the child king takes place. The bishop advances with the crown, but the child, already imperious in his authority, demands that none other than his beloved friend, Jacques le Grand, shall place the crown. His wishes are acceded to. In the meantime the Duke de Monserrat continues his intrigue with the queen, but the death of the king has awakened her mother love and when he suggests that together they rule the country, she replies: "The past is dead! The future is for the king." Failing in this attempt to secure the throne through marriage with the queen's mother, the duke incites the nobles to revolt against the king. With this assistance of the infuriated nobles of the court, the palace is stormed and the king kidnapped. Jacques le Grand has been inactive, preferring to remain at the court and bask in the smiles of Constance, who has won his heart. The queen, distracted, sends for him and tells of the outrage. Recalling the vow to his father who had admonished him "Be ready to lay down your life for the king," he buckles on his sword and promises "I will save the king or die for him." Constance overhears and decides to accompany him. Securing the costume of a page, she joins the young adventurer and together they go in search of the king. Far from the palace the robber nobles carry the king and place him in the home of some peasants in the mountains. The imperious king warns them "You will repent this when I come back." The king is hustled into the hut and guarded by the peasants. In the meantime Jacques and Constance encounter the nobles at the inn, and when they make overtures of friendship he seemingly falls in with their plans to gain his purpose. But one of the nobles, unobserved, places a sleeping powder in Constance's tankard and Constance indiscreetly drinks therefrom. When Jacques notes what has befallen his beloved Constance, his anger is aroused and pulling her up on the table beside him he draws his rapier and fights them all. They are about to overpower him when with one sweep of his arm he breaks the window and leaping, escapes with Constance to safety. The young king wanders from his guards with the child of the latter and makes his way into the mountains. The escape is discovered and the alarmed peasants hurry to notify the duke. In the meantime Jacques and Constance have resumed their search for the king, and the duke encounters them after learning the escape of the king. He attempts to kill Jacques, and Constance takes up the fight in the stead. She is disarmed and Jacques, being found only wounded, they are carried to the prison and placed in cells.
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While There's Life
MovieSep 1, 1913

While There's Life

Rose had hoped to marry Brill and hers was true love, but the …
Rose had hoped to marry Brill and hers was true love, but the sister became Mrs. J. Brill and Rose made the entry in her diary, then fell into a restless sleep. Six months of marriage found Mrs. Brill seeking some other attractions beside the hearth and she resumed her music, while the husband as a chemist was busy in research. A friend drummer thought he saw a business opportunity for himself in Mrs. Brill's ability and gave her all the assistance and encouragement he could, which caused the wife to forget her husband. This preyed so on his mind that he became forgetful, and, and the wife was leaving one evening against his wishes, he made an error which caused an explosion and resulted in blindness. The wife was so far advanced as to make public appearances professionally, and in her selfishness, she killed her husband's chance of recovery at the critical moment; but this did not matter when a big offer to tour was made her, and she accepted leaving and probably breaking her marriage ties forever. This gave Rose, whose attention and devotion to the husband had been constant, every reason to feel that for herself - while there's life - she had every reason to hope.
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For the Flag
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MovieAug 25, 1913

For the Flag

Lieutenant Jack Bronson is partaking of a private dinner …
Lieutenant Jack Bronson is partaking of a private dinner he is giving to his classmates when Captain Williams enters and addresses himself to the young lieutenant. It is quite evident from the way the captain is received and dismissed that the best of feeling does not exist between the two men. To the west where both men are officers, Captain Williams finds time to direct his anger at the lieutenant to the detriment of that young man. On one occasion when the wife of Colonel Graham succumbs to the charms of the lieutenant, much against the former's will, the captain, in telling the colonel of his wife's actions, makes it appear that the lieutenant ensnared her. Going to ascertain the truth of the captain's assertion, the colonel catches his wife in a very compromising attitude with the lieutenant, but for which the wife was responsible. The consequent effect of this incident is court-martial for the lieutenant and he is dishonorably discharged. Sometime later Jack, who had gone to America and enlisted as a private in the Philippines, comes face to face with Captain Williams, who had been ordered there with his company. The captain recognizes Jack, but he denies his identity. A ball is given at the governor's home, where Jack has been assigned as an orderly to Captain Williams. The captain assaults the Spanish girl. Jack knocks him down and escapes. He and another soldier put out to sea. Several days later they are washed ashore in an emaciated condition. Jack proves his mettle when, in a skirmish with bolo men, he brings the captain and his company to victory.
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Truth in the Wilderness
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MovieJul 14, 1913

Truth in the Wilderness

Bruce Willard, an employee …
Bruce Willard, an employee in the office of the president of a mining company, becomes dissatisfied with his lot and demands an opportunity to earn more money. He is offered the chance to go to Mexico. His success is to be rewarded with an interest in the business. His sweetheart, Helen Courtney, a society butterfly, promises to await his return to become his wife. Her choice is not that of her mother's and she readily bestows her affections on one George Scott, a wealthy but aged gentleman. Bruce Willard, spurred on by the prospects of success and happiness, puts forth his best efforts and is successful beyond his fondest expectations. His presence at the mining camp has meant much to Mary, the saloon keeper's daughter, who has been in constant attendance upon him. His every kind look and deed have meant a thrill of joy to her and when he prepares to return home in answer to a call from the president of his company, the heart strings of the poor girl are sorely torn. Returning home, Bruce finds that his sweetheart is betrothed to Scott. Willard's success, however, causes Helen to revert to her old lover only to be discarded for her fickleness. He returns to his Mexican camp where Mary finds him more responsive and soon the world holds brighter views to both lovers.
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1912
It Happened Thus
MovieNov 12, 1912

It Happened Thus

The bank in which John Allen and Co. have their account …
The bank in which John Allen and Co. have their account deposited fails, and the company is compelled to shut down their factory. Allen manages to keep his anguish of mind from his sweetheart, Madge Dale, who persuades him to accompany her and her mother to their home in a suburban town, where Madge is preparing to give him a party that night. Their conversation is overheard by "Crafty Jim," a professional burglar, and he determines to rob Allen's house. While the party is in progress Allen excuses himself and goes to his home, only to find "Crafty Jim" there. Not desiring to have anything to do with him, Allen tosses Jim his pocketbook and orders him to leave. "Crafty Jim" goes, but in looking through the window sees that Allen is about to drink some poison. Jim tries to make Allen see things in a different light, but Allen will not listen, and a terrible struggle ensues, in which Jim is the winner. He ties Allen to a chair and brings Madge to him. Madge learns of Allen's predicament and, being a wealthy girl, offers him some of her money, which starts business going again for him. Later Allen and Madge do a good turn to "Crafty Jim" by gaining his freedom from jail and starting him on the right path.
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1881
Charlotte Burton
BirthMay 1881

Charlotte Burton

Charlotte Burton was born.
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