American Stage Actress

Evelyn Selbie

  • Jul 06, 1871 - Dec 07, 1950 (age 79)
  • 5' 3" (1.61 m)
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1950
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1940
Diamond Frontier
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MovieOct 1, 1940

Diamond Frontier

Story of the early days of the diamond-mining era in South …
Story of the early days of the diamond-mining era in South Africa.
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Winners of the West
MovieJul 2, 1940

Winners of the West

One of the writers of this serial, George H. Plympton, dusted …
One of the writers of this serial, George H. Plympton, dusted the story off and re-sold it to Sam Katzman for a Columbia 1951 serial called "Roar of the Iron Horse". "Winners of the West" was Universal's 47th sound-era serial, falling between "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" and "Junior G-Men", and while it utilizes plenty of stock footage featuring Cliff Lyons doubling Buck Jones and Johnny Mack Brown from earlier Universal serials, the use of such is less than in most Universal serials of the time. Jeff Ramsay (Dick Foran), assistant to John Hartford (Edward Keane), President of the Hartford Transcontinental Railroad, is fighting to advance the line through Hell's Gate Pass. King Carter (Harry Woods), self-styled ruler of the land beyond the pass, plans to block the contruction of the railroad. Carter hires Snakeye (Charles Stevens), a renegade half-breed, to lead the Indians on raids against the construction camps. Hartford's daughter, Claire (Anne Nagel), is captured and held hostage until Jeff and scout Tex Houston (Tom Fadden) come to her rescue. Spurred on by Carter, the Indians and some hired henchmen rob supply trains, drive surveyors off and burn down the telegraph station. Finally, in a battle at Black Hawk, Carter's gang is wiped out by Jeff and Jim Jackson (James Craig.) Carter is turned over to the law, and a peace treaty is signed with Chief War Eagle (Chief Yowlachie) . Jeff, and his bride, Claire are happy as pioneers welcome the first transcontinental train.
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1937
Girls Can Play
MovieJun 23, 1937

Girls Can Play

Foy Harris (John Gallaudet) is a bootlegger selling illegal …
Foy Harris (John Gallaudet) is a bootlegger selling illegal booze and also running a girl's professional softball team and is romancing the team's catcher Sue Collins (Rita Hayworth). The murder of one of the team members gets a police detective, Lieutenant Flannigan (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams and Jimmy Jones (Charles Quigley) a dim-witted, cub newspaper sports reporter involved. The reporter also has a romance going with the team's ace pitcher Ann Casey (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells.)
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1935
A Notorious Gentleman
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MovieJan 21, 1935

A Notorious Gentleman

Deranged Kirk Arlen …
Deranged Kirk Arlen (Charles Bradford) murders Clayton Bradford (Sidney Blackmer) and frames his fiancee Nina Thorne (Helen Vinson) while pretending to protect her, in his quest to commit a perfect crime. But her defense lawyer John Barrett (Onslow Stevens), knows better and proves it in the courtroom trial.
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1930
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
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MovieMay 2, 1930

The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

The villainous master …
The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.
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Dangerous Paradise
MovieFeb 13, 1930

Dangerous Paradise

Dangerous Paradise is a 1930 American Pre-Code drama …
Dangerous Paradise is a 1930 American Pre-Code drama film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen and Warner Oland. The film is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1915 novel Victory, with the significant change of a happy ending introduced to the plot which acknowledged a similar change made in the 1919 silent film Victory directed by Maurice Tourneur. As was common in the early years of sound, Dangerous Paradise was remade in several different languages by Paramount at the Joinville Studios in Paris.
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Love Comes Along
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MovieJan 5, 1930

Love Comes Along

An American sailor comes to a seedy banana republic, and …
An American sailor comes to a seedy banana republic, and finds a fellow yank, a stranded girl, as a saloon singer. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding about her feelings toward the local dictator threaten their happiness.
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1929
The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
MovieAug 10, 1929

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

During the Boxer Rebellion in …
During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and child are killed by foreigners. Enraged, he vows to take his revenge on the British army officers he holds responsible for the killings.
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Eternal Love
MovieApr 22, 1929

Eternal Love

In a Swiss Village in 1806, the fiery Marcus and the local …
In a Swiss Village in 1806, the fiery Marcus and the local clergyman's niece Ciglia are passionately in love. Unfortunately, after getting drunk during a celebration, Marcus is seduced by his aggressive admirer Pia, who uses the encounter to force him into marrying her. Heart-broken, Ciglia tries to forget him by marrying her own persistent admirer, Lorenz. Able to be faithful in deed but not thought, the two pine for each other, inspiring jealousy in their respective spouses. And once Lorenz decides to find a way to force Marcus out of town for good, it seems the relationship between Marcus and Ciglia can only end in tragedy.
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1928
Freedom of the Press
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MovieOct 28, 1928

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press is a 1928 American silent mystery film …
Freedom of the Press is a 1928 American silent mystery film directed by George Melford and starring Lewis Stone, Marceline Day and Malcolm McGregor. When a newspaper owner is murdered, his son takes over his crusade against a corrupt politician with criminal associations.
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1927
Wild Geese
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MovieNov 15, 1927

Wild Geese

Wild Geese is a lost 1927 silent film drama directed by Phil …
Wild Geese is a lost 1927 silent film drama directed by Phil Goldstone and starring Belle Bennett and Russell Simpson. It was distributed by Tiffany-Stahl Pictures.
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1926
Camille
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MovieDec 18, 1926

Camille

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a …
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.
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The Country Beyond
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MovieOct 17, 1926

The Country Beyond

In the Canadian mountains an orphan girl, Valencia, is left …
In the Canadian mountains an orphan girl, Valencia, is left in the care of the abusive Hawkins family. A fugitive outlaw, Roger McKay, stumbles onto the property and immediately falls in love with Valencia. When Mr. Hawkins is killed by his long-suffering spouse, Roger assumes that Valencia committed the murder and confesses to the crime to protect her. Valencia then finds success as a stage actress. One evening, Mountie Sergeant Cassidy shows up backstage and kidnaps her, carrying her back to Canada. The audience is left wondering the reason, until in the final scene we learn that Roger has now been exonerated and he and Valencia are reunited.
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Into Her Kingdom
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MovieAug 8, 1926

Into Her Kingdom

In Czarist Russia, Stepan, a young peasant boy, is sent to …
In Czarist Russia, Stepan, a young peasant boy, is sent to Siberia for allegedly insulting Grand Duchess Tatiana. Upon his release years later, he joins the Bolshviks, who are now fighting to overthrow the royal family. After they succeed, the royal family, including Tatiana, is condemned to death. The Bolshevik official in charge of carrying out the executions turns out to be none other than Stepan. Complications ensue.
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The Silver Treasure
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MovieJun 1, 1926

The Silver Treasure

Nostromo is the foreman of longshoremen in a South …
Nostromo is the foreman of longshoremen in a South American Republic, and they are to load the cargo of silver that is to come from the San Tome mine. Sotillo and his band gang are plotting to steal the silver, but the fore-warned Nostromo has a plan to outwit them. He meets the silver train far up the road and has the shipment transferred to a big wagon, sending it via side-streets to the wharf. He and his men stay with the train and fight of the bandits. Back at the wharf, Nostromo thinks about claiming the silver was lost in the battle and taking it for himself. He and his conscience struggles mightily.
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Rose of the Tenements
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MovieMay 26, 1926

Rose of the Tenements

Rose Rosetti, the orphaned …
Rose Rosetti, the orphaned daughter of a New York gangster, and Danny Lewis, another orphan, have been brought up by Sara and Abraham Kamisnsky, an elderly Jewish couple with an artificial-flower shop on the lower East Side. Rose works in the shop and Danny, after defeating the ward-bully in a fight, joins the political gang. The Kininskys die, having told Rose of her real parentage, and will the shop to Danny and Rose. Danny, saved from the gang by Rose, falls into the clutches of Willifsky, a Bolshevik agitator, and his co-worker, Emma Goldstein. Danny falls in love with Emma and she uses him for the "cause." When the war with Germany comes, Danny will not enlist into the army. Willifsky and Emma are attacked by a crowd while they are agitating and Danny, in helping them, assaults a policeman. He also prevents her from throwing a bomb, and, after Galligan, a ward-leader, gets him exonerated, decides to join the army.
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Silken Shackles
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MovieMay 14, 1926

Silken Shackles

The wife of an American diplomat falls in love with a young …
The wife of an American diplomat falls in love with a young Hungarian violinist.
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Hell-Bent for Heaven
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MovieMay 1, 1926

Hell-Bent for Heaven

Sid Hunt and Jude Lowery are Carolina sweethearts but …
Sid Hunt and Jude Lowery are Carolina sweethearts but hired-hand Rufe Pryer also has his eyes on her. Rufe lies to Andy, Jude's brother, and a family-feud is started when Andy goes gunning after Sid. But Sid quiets the drunken Andy, and is taking him home when a shot is fired from ambush and Sid's horse comes home riderless. But he shows up unhurt, and the jealous-maddened Rufe sends him on a ruse to the big dam. Rufe sets off a dynamite explosion to catch Sid in the swirling waters but Jude is the one who is caught.
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The Test of Donald Norton
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MovieMar 1, 1926

The Test of Donald Norton

The Test of Donald Norton is …
The Test of Donald Norton is a 1926 silent western starring George Walsh and Tyrone Power and directed by B. Reeves Eason.
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1924
A Cafe in Cairo
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MovieDec 7, 1924

A Cafe in Cairo

A young white girl raised by an Arab family is promised in …
A young white girl raised by an Arab family is promised in marriage to an Arab sheik. He persuades her to try to steal some important documents from a British secret agent. She and the agent fall in love and she refuses to steal the documents, but they wind up missing anyway. The sheik is angered at her betrayal. Complications ensue.
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Mademoiselle Midnight
MovieApr 14, 1924

Mademoiselle Midnight

Said to be the first MGM film …
Said to be the first MGM film ever to be released, Mademoiselle Midnight is a 1924 American silent drama starring Mae Murray and directed by Murray's then husband, Robert Z. Leonard.
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Flapper Wives
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MovieFeb 23, 1924

Flapper Wives

Broadminded rector Stephen Carey is ousted from his church by …
Broadminded rector Stephen Carey is ousted from his church by his vestrymen and befriends Claudia Bigelow, a young divorcée who defended his position in the church. Claudia's carelessness ...
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Name the Man
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MovieJan 27, 1924

Name the Man

Victor Stowell is engaged to Fenella Stanley. He …
Victor Stowell is engaged to Fenella Stanley. He becomes involved in an intrigue with local girl Bessie Collister.
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1923
The Broken Wing
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MovieAug 19, 1923

The Broken Wing

An American pilot flying in Mexico crash-lands on a ranch, and …
An American pilot flying in Mexico crash-lands on a ranch, and is nursed back to health by the daughter of the ranch's owner. Unbeknownst to the pilot--who has lost his memory because of the crash--the girl has been praying for a husband, and believes that God has answered her prayers by sending him this handsome pilot. However, a local guerrilla leader has also had designs on the daughter, and comes up with a plan to get rid of his competition, make some money and win the girl in the bargain.
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The Tiger's Claw
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MovieMar 18, 1923

The Tiger's Claw

The Tiger's Claw is a 1923 American silent drama film …
The Tiger's Claw is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Joseph Henabery and written by Jack Cunningham. The film stars Jack Holt, Eva Novak, George Periolat, Bertram Grassby, Aileen Pringle, and Carl Stockdale. It was released on March 18, 1923, by Paramount Pictures.
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1922
Omar the Tentmaker
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MovieDec 1, 1922

Omar the Tentmaker

About Omar Khayyam of Persia the poet and mathematician who …
About Omar Khayyam of Persia the poet and mathematician who wrote the Iranian first solar calendar in about 1073 AD. His fiancé was forced to marry the shah but she eventually escaped and with help of grand Vazir Joined Omar Khayyam. Hollywood made a film based on the same story with Connell Wilde, the life and adventures of Omar Khayyam
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The Half Breed
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MovieJun 1, 1922

The Half Breed

The Half Breed released.
1921
The Devil Within
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MovieNov 20, 1921

The Devil Within

The Devil Within released.
Without Benefit of Clergy
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MovieJun 19, 1921

Without Benefit of Clergy

A British engineer in India …
A British engineer in India takes a simple native girl as his bride, an act which defies social strictures and leads to tragedy.
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1920
A Broadway Cowboy
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MovieJul 4, 1920

A Broadway Cowboy

A Broadway Cowboy released.
1919
The Red Glove
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MovieMar 17, 1919

The Red Glove

This is an 18-chapter film serial featuring a suffrage-era New …
This is an 18-chapter film serial featuring a suffrage-era New Woman-type heroine briefly popular a few years prior and undergoing a revival at the time due to the first World War. Billie is a female cowboy on the edges of the American frontier during the last decades of the 19th century. She shoots it out with a series of threatening characters; from the bandit Vulture to gentleman thieves, Billie rules the day. This is considered a lost film.
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1918
The Grand Passion
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MovieJan 12, 1918

The Grand Passion

The Grand Passion is a 1918 American silent western film …
The Grand Passion is a 1918 American silent western film directed by Ida May Park and starring Dorothy Phillips, Jack Mulhall, and Lon Chaney. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
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1917
Sirens of the Sea
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MovieSep 20, 1917

Sirens of the Sea

Sirens of the Sea is a 1917 American silent fantasy film …
Sirens of the Sea is a 1917 American silent fantasy film directed and written by Allen Holubar based upon a screen story by Grace Helen Bailey. Featuring Louise Lovely, it was distributed by the Jewel Productions division of Universal Film Manufacturing Company. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
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Pay Me!
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MovieSep 1, 1917

Pay Me!

Joe Lawson, a corrupt gold miner, kills his partner, his partner's …
Joe Lawson, a corrupt gold miner, kills his partner, his partner's wife and his own wife for the mine, and steals his partner's child, while abandoning his own child. He starts an outlaw town. 20 years later, his son returns as does his partner, who's not really dead, but is rather unhappy.
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The Flashlight
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MovieMay 21, 1917

The Flashlight

The Flashlight released.
Hand That Rocks the Cradle
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MovieMay 13, 1917

Hand That Rocks the Cradle

A doctor's wife is the head of …
A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was open to the rich but closed to the poor. She is arrested for holding a meeting anyway, is arrested, but convinces her husband and a judge of the soundness of her beliefs.
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The Voice on the Wire
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MovieMar 18, 1917

The Voice on the Wire

Chapter 15: "The Living …
Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer and Polly Marion that all would be made clear in next week's episode. Tom and Polly watch fascinated as the dis-embodied Hand writes (in flashback scenes, mostly.) Cronin and Professor Duvam wait in an adjoining room. The Hand writes that it (he) was a member of "The Black Seven," a psychical and scientific research group in Paris and, because other scientists considered them crazy owing to their advanced theories, they and their meetings were kept secret. Five of these men were the victims of "The Voice" (also dis-embodied) in previous chapters, the sixth was Dr. Reynolds and the seventh was Emil LaRoux. The latter, not content, with proving astral bodies could be projected, was also convinced he could recall a soul at will, providing that the body in which the soul had lived on earth was preserved by a certain ancient process. The other members were convinced that no one would consent to being mummified alive. But LaRoux learned that he could easily dominate the will of Reynolds' wife, Irene. He told five of the members he had found his subject for the experiment. The one he didn't tell was Reynolds. A year later, deep in the heart of the African jungle on an expedition and in Reynold's absence, LaRoux made Irene his experiment victim, and left the camp with her mummified body and her infant child. In pursuit, Reynolds found LaRoux's dead body in the desert sand, with a note in his hand saying he had sent Irene's mummified body back to civilization to the five members not on the expedition and the baby son was to be the channeled means of communication with her in what LaRoux called "The Living Death". That night Reynold's was bitten by a snake and his servant cut off his hand to save his life. Later, a human arm was grafted to Reynolds' body and he discovered when his astral body was projected, only the missing hand was visible. He now had his method of revenge.
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The Terror
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MovieFeb 12, 1917

The Terror

Chuck Connelly discovers his sister in a compromising situation …
Chuck Connelly discovers his sister in a compromising situation with a gunman and kills the man. Two private detectives connect him with the crime. Later, the members of the protected organization to which the man belonged, attempt to kill Chuck, but he kills three of them and the detectives help him make a getaway. They then force Chuck with threats of the electric chair to kill a reformer who has been upsetting the organization. Chuck then becomes a regular member of the gang. Chuck falls in love with Annie Mangan, who is persuaded to go to the Salvation Army home. Chuck comes to the dancehall looking for her and is told that she has joined the Salvation Army. The new District Attorney is pounding the graft organizations. Word is passed to the gunmen to get him. Chuck goes to the District Attorney's house to threaten him, and is taken aback when the District Attorney's three-year-old daughter leans trustfully on his knee and looks up into his face with a smile. He goes to the Salvation Army for another sight of Annie. Chuck's sister has become the mistress of Jim Canford, the man higher up. The District Attorney pays no attention to the warning. Chuck is ordered to kill him and breaks into the house. He sees the District Attorney's little daughter, who forgot one of her dolls and is on her way to the library to get it. He steps out of sight, the child passes him, and he attempts to go up the stairs but cannot do it. Canford arranges to put some other man on the job and accuse Chuck. His sister overhears and warns Chuck, who has gone to the Salvation Army. He tells Annie he has thrown the gang down and asks her to teach him "this religion thing." She explains, but he cannot understand how a few words of acknowledgment can square all he has done. His sister arrives and, seeing a chance "to square himself with God," goes to save the District Attorney. The gunmen have surrounded the District Attorney's house before Chuck arrives. He reaches the door and sees the gunmen. There is no time to wait, so he breaks through the library window, grabs the District Attorney and his daughter, hurries them up stairs and faces the gunmen. The District Attorney's life is saved, but Chuck is mortally wounded. Word is sent to Annie and his sister and they come to the house. Chuck dies, feeling that this was the only way in which he could atone.
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The Mysterious Mrs. Musslewhite
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MovieFeb 5, 1917

The Mysterious Mrs. Musslewhite

Raymond Van Seer, wealthy, …
Raymond Van Seer, wealthy, has become morose and dissatisfied with life. His mental mood has worried his friends and when his true condition of mind is disclosed by the discovery that he is reading a book entitled "Famous Suicides," action becomes necessary. One of Van Seer's club friends has recently visited a fortune teller, known as "The Mysterious Mrs. M.," and relates his experiences to Van Seer. As a result of the combined urgings of his friends, Van Seer visits the sorceress. When she tells Van Seer that on a given date be will meet with a painful accident while out of doors, Van Seer hopes to thwart whatever truth there may be in her prognostication by remaining indoors, at his club, all day. Despite the invitations of his friends to venture forth, Van Seer sticks within his room until late in the afternoon, fire is discovered in the clubhouse and, with the other occupants, Van Seer rushes forth. Just as he is crossing the threshold, he trips, falls headlong to the sidewalk and breaks his wrist. He will have none of the attentions offered by the club physician, but takes his machine and rides to his country seat, where he submits his broken wrist to the treatment of Dr. Woodman, the family physician. Prompted by a desire to further test the abilities of the seeress, Van Seer again visits "The Mysterious Mrs. M." She informs him that on a certain date, still three months away, he is to die suddenly. As a token of his disbelief Van Seer gives her an order on his executor to pay her an immense sum of money if he shall die in accord with Mrs. Musselwhite's prophecy. The fortune teller hands him back the order, stating that his money will do her no good as she is herself going to die within a week. Van Seer bribes the fortune teller's butler to keep him advised of Mrs. Musselwhite's health. On the day the woman has set for her death, the butler calls Van Seer to the phone and informs him that Mrs. Musselwhite has died. Being now thoroughly convinced of the woman's ability Van Seer contemplates the likelihood of his own death as specified, but now he wants to live. Dr. Woodman's daughter, Phyllis, has come home from college. Van Seer has fallen in love with her, but believing that his day of death is fixed by fate he refrains from advancing his own cause while all the time Phyllis is in love with him. So matters continue until Van Seer's last day on earth. He spends the hours alone, locked in his library, watching the hands of the clock approach the hour of midnight. When at last the hour of midnight arrives and passes with Van Seer still alive he is suddenly aroused to the realities of life by having his club friends burst in upon him with a letter from "The Mysterious Mrs. M." She has, all along, acted in the employ of Van Seer's club friends and has prognosticated and acted along previously decided lines. Rejoicing in his good health, good fortune and the love of Phyllis, there is the happy ending of Van Seer's romance of life and death.
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1916
The Price of Silence
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MovieDec 11, 1916

The Price of Silence

The Price of Silence is a 1916 American silent drama film …
The Price of Silence is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and starring Lon Chaney. A print is housed at Archives du Film du CNC.
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1915
Broncho Billy's Teachings
MovieMar 13, 1915

Broncho Billy's Teachings

Broncho Billy, a young …
Broncho Billy, a young clergyman, is struck on the head and left for dead by his partner, just after they have struck it rich on a mining claim. He is found by a young Indian girl and taken to the Indian camp where he is nursed back to health. During his convalescence he teaches the girl the commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," and the motto, "Forgive and Forget." Another Indian girl asks him to write out the mottoes for her. Broncho grants her request, whereupon the first girl tries to kill her. Broncho frustrates the attempt by showing her the commandment written on the slate. The clergyman's partner is captured by the Indians and brought to the camp. The chief orders that he be killed, but the clergyman saves his life. The prospector comes to thank him and Broncho recognizes his partner. Crazed by rage he attempts to kill him, but the Indian girl shows him the commandment in his own writing. He obeys it. His partner makes restitution.
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Broncho Billy's Vengeance
MovieMar 6, 1915

Broncho Billy's Vengeance

Broncho's former wife writes …
Broncho's former wife writes a note to him shortly before her death, asking him to forgive her, also the other man. Broncho is heartbroken at hearing of her death, and his memory takes him back to the days when they were happily married. Then this scoundrel came into her life and finally succeeded in parting them. The old memories make the blood run hot in Broncho's veins, and he swears vengeance. After many weeks of searching he finds the man, the proprietor of a gambling joint. That evening Broncho attacks the gambler as he is going home, and after tying him to a tree, prepares to brand him with a hot iron, when he thinks of his wife's last request, that he forgive the man. Broncho releases him, allowing him to go unpunished.
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Broncho Billy's Sentence
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MovieFeb 13, 1915

Broncho Billy's Sentence

A robber on the run from the …
A robber on the run from the law hides out in a house with a young girl and her grandfather, and treats them shabbily. He is later shot and badly wounded, but is rescued and cared for by an elderly, devoutly religious couple, and he begins to rethink the path his life has taken.
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1914
Broncho Billy's Christmas Spirit
MovieDec 19, 1914

Broncho Billy's Christmas Spirit

It is Christmas Eve, and a …
It is Christmas Eve, and a humble prospector has spent his last cent for food. He is heartbroken to think that he cannot even buy anything for his two small children. When his wife finds a letter to Santa Claus asking for a doll and rocking horse, the prospector is desperate. He goes out and steals Broncho Billy's horse, sells it and spends the money for toys. The youngsters are delighted and the father forgets the theft. Broncho learns who stole his horse and goes to the prospector's home with a posse to hang him. When Broncho sees how the money was spent, his heart is touched. Each member of the posse then contributes some money and they leave the family happy.
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The Good-for-Nothing
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MovieJun 8, 1914

The Good-for-Nothing

Gilbert Sterling had never wanted for anything. He had been …
Gilbert Sterling had never wanted for anything. He had been given plenty of money to do with as he pleased, and it was perhaps the fault of his parents that he became worthless, good-for-nothing. The firm of John Sterling and Sons bad been organized by his father, and. when Gilbert was old enough, he took active part in the management. Gilbert's love for the gay life led him away from his duties, and it was nothing unusual for him to spend six nights out of the week with questionable company. Early one morning, intoxicated, Gilbert finds his way to his home. His father reprimands him and finally puts him out of the house, telling him "never to return." Ralph, Gilbert's brother, is engaged to a society belle by the name of Gertrude Chapin, and the end of the second reel shows the two families making arrangements for the wedding. Years later, we see Gilbert a ragged, good-for-nothing tramp in the far west. His happy-go-lucky ways and mannerisms are appreciated by the men in the small town, who pay little attention to him, except for contributing the "makings" or an occasional twenty-five-cent piece. In the meantime, Ralph has engaged in a crooked deal. His father becomes furious and will not reconcile himself to the commercial transactions. The son leaves his office, swearing that he is through with the firm. Sterling and Son, forever. He associates himself with another company and forces his father to the wall, breaking him. The old clerk, who had befriended Gilbert many times, pleads with Ralph to help his father, but for his trouble he is requested to leave the office. Gilbert befriends an Indian who is taken with smallpox, and as a reward, Is left a deed for the Lone Star Mine. He prospers, and after months of labor, becomes very wealthy. His father and mother, in the city, now destitute, are taken to the poorhouse, Ralph having refused to help them in any way. A letter from the east informs Gilbert of his parents' whereabouts, and he hastens to them, restoring them to their old home. Ralph tries to corner the wheat market and Gilbert gets the tip and "breaks" him, and the pretty society butterfly Ralph had married deserts him, now that he is penniless. The worthless son finally saves the life of his brother, and a happy ending takes place, the family now reunited and the old firm name "Sterling and Sons" re-established.
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The Hills of Peace
MovieJan 8, 1914

The Hills of Peace

Being in ill health, Fred Church goes west. Arriving there, he …
Being in ill health, Fred Church goes west. Arriving there, he goes into partnership with Carl Stockdale. A few days after they strike pay dirt, Fred is taken with a paroxysm of coughing and Stockdale sends him back to the cabin to rest up. Realizing that the end is near, he writes a letter to his mother and sister, telling them he is going into the valley and not to worry if they do not hear from him, that his partner will send them his share every week. He also writes a note to Stockdale, telling him not to notify his mother and sister of his demise, as the shock would kill his mother, who is an invalid. His mother dies, and the sister goes to seek her brother. She finds her way to the cabin while Stockdale is out prospecting, and accidentally comes across the note her brother has written before he passed away. Stockdale returns and brings her to Fred's grave on the hill. In trying to comfort her in her sorrow a pretty romance springs up between them and later we see them happily married.
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Through Trackless Sands
MovieJan 1, 1914

Through Trackless Sands

While on the way to visit her …
While on the way to visit her mother, Mrs. Bailey stops to feed the horses. She discovers that the oats had leaked out of the bag and she is compelled to ask assistance of a party camping nearby. During her absence from the buggy, her young daughter strays off into the woods and falls over a high cliff. The rugged rocks and brush hold her tight alongside of the cliff. Mrs. Bailey becomes frantic. Dayton, one of the campers, volunteers to save the child and lowers himself by the aid of a rope. The child is restored to its mother. Dayton later secures a position on Bailey's ranch. Bailey becomes smitten with Dayton's wife and it is only through the recognition of a locket she is wearing that she is saved from the infuriated ranchman. Bailey's daughter had given Mrs. Dayton the locket in appreciation of the brave deed her husband had accomplished. Bailey apologizes to Mrs. Dayton, and her husband, who had been sent on a false errand across the desert, is saved from the jaws of death.
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1913
Broncho Billy Gets Square
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MovieOct 17, 1913

Broncho Billy Gets Square

A reward is offered for the …
A reward is offered for the capture of Broncho Billy and David Kirkland and freedom is promised to either one who will turn state's evidence. Broncho and Dave are pals, but they fall out over a pretty Indian girl and Dave, who is jealous of Broncho Billy's success in winning the favor of the girl, tells the sheriff where to find Billy, and the latter is captured. Dave then writes a letter to the Indian girl under Billy's name and tells her that he is going away and cannot marry her. Fifteen years later Billy is released from prison and finds White Feather, the once pretty Indian girl, a gray-haired, worn-out squaw. She tells him that she became the wife of Dave and that he had deserted her. Billy sets out to get Dave, who has become a roving gambler. In the little town of Sennet, Dave has succeeded in getting the postmaster and storekeeper in his power and won his consent to let Dave marry his daughter Grace. The girl is engaged to a young ranchman, but agrees to marry Dave to save her father from disgrace. Just as the wedding is about to be performed, Billy comes on the scene with White Feather and several Indians of her tribe. Kirkland is exposed and is taken away by the Indians. Ned is sent for and marries Grace and Broncho Billy is happy.
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The Belle of Siskiyou
MovieOct 2, 1913

The Belle of Siskiyou

Unable to bear her father's …
Unable to bear her father's cruelty, May leaves home. Black Moody finds her crying, and wandering around aimlessly. Taking her away, he installs her as barmaid in his saloon. Moody before this has held up the stagecoach, and although the sheriff is rather suspicions of him, he has no positive evidence, until the bandit's wife, furious at his bringing the girl into their home, gives him away. The man is arrested and May is taken back to her home by the young sheriff, to whom the girl's beauty and sweetness has made a strong appeal. A pretty romance between May and the sheriff later develops.
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1912
The Prospector
MovieDec 12, 1912

The Prospector

A lone prospector comes to a cabin in the woods where he seeks …
A lone prospector comes to a cabin in the woods where he seeks food and lodging. There he meets a woman and her small daughter who put him up. Soon her father and brother, miners, arrive and are uneasy with the stranger. That night, they plan to rob him, but the woman alerts him and helps him fend off his attackers. This gesture moves the prospector to marry the woman.
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1871
Evelyn Selbie
BirthJuly 1871

Evelyn Selbie

Evelyn Selbie was born.
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