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F. A. Turner

  • Oct 12, 1858 - Feb 13, 1923 (age 64)
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1923
F. A. Turner
PersonalFebruary 1923

F. A. Turner

F. A. Turner passed away.
1922
Through a Glass Window
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MovieApr 2, 1922

Through a Glass Window

Through a Glass Window …
Through a Glass Window is a 1922 American drama silent film directed by Maurice Campbell, written by Olga Printzlau, and starring May McAvoy, Fanny Midgley, Burwell Hamrick, Raymond McKee, F. A. Turner, and Carrie Clark Ward. It was released on April 2, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.
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1921
Tropical Love
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MovieOct 23, 1921

Tropical Love

Tropical Love released.
The Witching Hour
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MovieApr 10, 1921

The Witching Hour

Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic …
Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic powers, is able to win at cards through his unique gift. But when he inadvertently hypnotizes young Clay Thorne, Thorne kills an enemy of Brookfield's while under a trance. No one believes Brookfield's protestations that Thorne is innocent of any murderous intent, so Brookfield teams up with retired lawyer Martin Prentice in hopes of saving the young man from the gallows.
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1920
The Furnace
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MovieNov 1, 1920

The Furnace

The Furnace is a lost 1920 American silent drama film …
The Furnace is a lost 1920 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor, written by Julia Crawford Ivers based upon the 1920 novel of the same name by Leslie Beresford. It was distributed by Realart Pictures.
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Eyes of the Heart
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MovieOct 31, 1920

Eyes of the Heart

Eyes of the Heart is a 1920 American crime film …
Eyes of the Heart is a 1920 American crime film directed by Paul Powell and written by Clara Genevieve Kennedy. The film stars Mary Miles Minter, Edmund Burns, Lucien Littlefield, Florence Midgley, Burton Law, and John Cook. The film was released on October 31, 1920, by Realart Pictures Corporation.
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The Jack-Knife Man
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MovieAug 1, 1920

The Jack-Knife Man

A lonely old riverboat man is left a child by a dying mother. …
A lonely old riverboat man is left a child by a dying mother. The old man and the boy grow to love one another. The village snoop feels the child would be better off in an orphanage and the sheriff is sent to try to take the child away.
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Terror Island
MovieApr 1, 1920

Terror Island

An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is …
An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols.
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1919
Bonnie Bonnie Lassie
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MovieOct 5, 1919

Bonnie Bonnie Lassie

Alisa Graeme travels from Scotland to America to …
Alisa Graeme travels from Scotland to America to visit Jeremiah Wishart, an old wealthy friend of her grandfather. The invalid Jeremiah is charmed by Alisa and decides she would make a good wife for his favorite nephew David. Without meeting Alisa, David refuses the arrangement and runs away. Later, Alisa also runs away rather than wed another of Jeremiah's nephews and meets a young billboard painter in the country. The two form a partnership, travel the countryside together painting billboards and gradually fall in love. When the painter tells Alisa that he won't marry until his finances are secure, she leaves him in anger and heads for Jeremiah's house. From his wheelchair, Jeremiah sees first his wayward nephew painting a nearby billboard, then a young woman stopping to help him. Jeremiah's initial anger at David mellows when he recognizes the woman as Alisa. Once Alisa and David realize the other's identity, they happily reunite.
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The Miracle Man
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MovieAug 26, 1919

The Miracle Man

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their …
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
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As the Sun Went Down
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MovieFeb 10, 1919

As the Sun Went Down

Although a female, gunfighter "Colonel Billy" is feared by …
Although a female, gunfighter "Colonel Billy" is feared by the men of Rattlesnake Gulch, a mining camp in California. The women, however, won't have anything to do with her because of stories about her "loose ways" during the Gold Rush. One day Gerald Morton, an actor, arrives at the camp from San Francisco with his wife Mabel, their baby and preacher Albert Atherton As a prank, the townspeople send Atherton to board with Billy, who is in love with a gold prospector named Faro Bill. Atherton convinces Billy to change her ways; however, Morton strikes gold, and the resulting news reaches San Francisco and attracts a new and different element to Rattlesnake Gulch, resulting in a need for Billy's skills to be used again.
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The Heart of Wetona
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MovieJan 5, 1919

The Heart of Wetona

Wetona, the daughter of Indian chief Quannah and a white …
Wetona, the daughter of Indian chief Quannah and a white mother, returns to her tribe after an education in a white school in the East, to find herself torn between the two cultures of her heritage.
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1918
She Hired a Husband
MovieDec 16, 1918

She Hired a Husband

She Hired a Husband released.
The Velvet Hand
MovieSep 30, 1918

The Velvet Hand

The Velvet Hand is a 1918 American drama film …
The Velvet Hand is a 1918 American drama film directed by Douglas Gerrard and written by F. McGrew Willis. The film stars Fritzi Brunette, William Conklin, Gino Corrado, F. A. Turner, Wedgwood Nowell and Carmen Phillips. The film was released on September 30, 1918, by Bluebird Photoplays, Inc..
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Playthings
MovieAug 12, 1918

Playthings

Playthings released.
Restitution
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MovieMay 12, 1918

Restitution

"The picture discloses the perfect man and woman in …
"The picture discloses the perfect man and woman in Eden, and the tempation of Mother Eve [Lois Gardner] by Lucifer [Al Ernest Garcia]. Many episodes are then presented showing how Satan, ...
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1917
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
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MovieOct 11, 1917

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

The story of Aladdin and …
The story of Aladdin and the Princess Badr al-badr's adventures as told through child actors.
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
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MovieSep 22, 1917

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

With her family in financial …
With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new friends and must adjust to surroundings that are sometimes difficult. But she still finds time to think of numerous ways to help others in her new hometown.
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Madame Bo-Peep
MovieMay 27, 1917

Madame Bo-Peep

Octavia a society girl, rejects her fiancé, Teddy Westlake, …
Octavia a society girl, rejects her fiancé, Teddy Westlake, and marries the elderly Colonel Beaupree, a wealthy rancher. When the colonel dies, Octavia discovers that he has left her only ...
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Her Official Fathers
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MovieApr 8, 1917

Her Official Fathers

When Janice Webster's ( Dorothy Gish ) father dies …
When Janice Webster's ( Dorothy Gish ) father dies and leaves her guardianship to Ethan Dexter and Henry Jarvis, the vice presidents of the Webster Trust Co., which holds her fortune until she reaches eighteen, her official fathers become alarmed by Janice's quirky shenanigans. Deciding that marriage is the way to tame Janice, Dexter proposes and is accepted. Then Winfield Jarvis, Henry's son, proposes and is also accepted. In a muddle as to which suitor to marry, Janice confides in bank teller Steven Peabody, who loves the girl himself. Later, Steven overhears Dexter boasting of his future control of the Webster millions, but before he can warn Janice, the banker locks Steven in the closet and goes to meet his bride-to-be. Steven escapes and arrives in time to find Dexter and Jarvis arguing over Janice who then reads aloud a letter written by her late father denouncing both vice presidents and announces that she will marry Steven.
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A Love Sublime
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MovieMar 11, 1917

A Love Sublime

A Love Sublime released.
A Girl of the Timber Claims
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MovieFeb 11, 1917

A Girl of the Timber Claims

Jess Vance and her father …
Jess Vance and her father are homesteaders in the Northwest. For some time land-frauds "engineered" by a "ring" controlled by Senator Hoyle have been going on. Francis Ames, a lawyer, is sent by the government to investigate. The homesteaders endeavor to see Ames, but by the manipulation of Senator Hoyle are prevented from doing so, and they feel that Ames has double-crossed them. Jess boasts bravely of what she would do if she found one of the "dummies" on her claim. Ames learns that one of Hoyle's henchmen has arranged to send dummies to the timberland to "establish a residence" and cinch the ring's claim to the township where Jess lives. Ames stating that he is going east, follows the dummies. Jess meets Ames on her claim and orders him off. He refuses to leave and at the expiration of three days Jess again orders him off, and when he still refuses she shoots him, inflicting only a slight wound. Meantime his secretary, Stanley, meets Cora Abbott, a former friend of Ames. She obtains information that Ames is laid up in his cabin and reports to Hoyle. He tells her to "get something" on Ames. She goes to the woods, and to Ames' dismay insists that she has come to nurse him back to health. In the meantime Jess, feeling sorry for him, has bandaged his wound. He learns of the contempt in which he is held by the settlers. Cora, to get rid of Jess, tells her that she and Ames are engaged. Ames asks Cora to leave, which she does, after a stormy scene, but she bribes two forest scouts to burn Ames' cabin on the night the settlers have decided to burn the cabin of the jumpers. Ames, hearing of the proposed attempt to drive out the jumpers, leaves his cabin in charge of a half-breed. When Jess is told of the burning of Ames' cabin, and the finding of a charred body, she is broken-hearted, and to forget her own heartache offers to go to Portland to see if anything can be done toward the settlement of the homesteaders' wrongs. She is granted an interview with Ames, and there are two very surprised people when Ames sees his forest girl and Jess discovers that her jumper and the despised Ames are one and the same. Later she gladly gives up her homestead rights to become Ames' bride.
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The Little Yank
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MovieJan 14, 1917

The Little Yank

Sallie is a beautiful Kentucky girl who belongs to a family of …
Sallie is a beautiful Kentucky girl who belongs to a family of Union sympathizers. Her brother is a lieutenant in the Union army, and on a visit home brings Major Rushton, his superior officer, who falls in love with Sallie, "the little Yank." Lieutenant James Castleton encourages his sister to make hospital supplies for the wounded soldiers. While the two Union officers are at the Castleton home, the house is surrounded by Confederates, but Sallie utilizes a clover ruse in helping her brother and the Major to escape. She herself starts through the Confederate lines to carry her supplies to the wounded Unionists. She is assisted by Captain Johnny, a handsome young Confederate. Lieutenant Castleton is captured by the Confederates after a battle in which he has been injured, and Sallie goes to the enemy's camp to nurse him. While there she falls in love with Captain Johnny. Meanwhile Major Rushton has become a spy, following the Confederates as a sutler. He learns of the attraction between Sallie and Captain Johnny, and decides to break it up. He returns to the Union lines and sends Captain Johnny a note, presumably from Sallie, asking him to meet her at a trysting place. Johnny is captured, evidence is "planted" on him, and he is condemned to death. Sallie learns of the perilous situation, and. going to Rushton's headquarters, flirts with him, so that attention is diverted from her Confederate lover, and he is enabled to escape. Shortly after hostilities cease and a long lifetime of happiness dawns for Sallie and Captain Johnny.
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1916
The Microscope Mystery
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MovieNov 19, 1916

The Microscope Mystery

When a wealthy …
When a wealthy hypochondriac is dissatisfied by the care of the town doctor (Doc Arnold), he consults with a new physician in town who swindles him out of a large sum of money. When his daughter tries to retrieve the check, the quack (Dr. Bell) turns up dead with a gun shot wound to the chest. Doc Arnold lends his expertise to the investigation and solves the case by finding microscopic evidence on the murder weapon left at the scene.
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Atta Boy's Last Race
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MovieNov 5, 1916

Atta Boy's Last Race

Lois Brandon ( Dorothy Gish ) is in love with racehorse …
Lois Brandon ( Dorothy Gish ) is in love with racehorse owner Jim Spencer, but she refuses to marry him. Since her father committed suicide because of racing debts, Lois now hates the racetrack atmosphere. Jim vows to leave the business after winning one more race, and he sells his horses to Jarvis Johnson, betting the money on Atta Boy, who breaks down in the stretch. Lois claims Atta Boy and nurses him back to health, then enters him in a race without knowing that it has been "fixed" by Johnson. At the last minute, Lois finds out about the fix and yells to Jim to switch his bets to Johnson's horse. Atta Boy manages to win, but Jim had not heard Lois' warning to change his bet, and so he wins enough to leave the track forever.
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Intolerance
MovieSep 5, 1916

Intolerance

The story of a poor young woman, separated by …
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
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The Devil's Needle
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MovieAug 13, 1916

The Devil's Needle

Wynne Mortimer, a pampered society girl and daughter …
Wynne Mortimer, a pampered society girl and daughter of William Mortimer, a prominent business man, chances to meet David White, a young artist whose fame is already assured, at an art exhibit. Despite the fact that she is engaged to marry Hugh Gordon, the junior partner of her father, she falls in love with the artist. He invites the girl and her father to visit his studio and the invitation is accepted. Renee, a model, has been in love with David White for years and he has seemingly reciprocated her love. When Wynne Mortimer appears on the scene, however, he forgets all thoughts of love for Renee. The model is quick to realize the change in her lover. Secretly, she has been a user of cocaine. To forget the heartache the growing attachment between her lover and Wynne causes her, she turns to the cocaine. Wynne, led on by her interest in the artist and his insistence that she is the only one who can justly typify the spirit of a new picture at which he is at work, goes to the studio and poses for him. Hugh Gordon follows her and after a violent scene with the painter takes Wynne to her father, who upbraids her and forbids her to again see the painter. David is dejected at the loss of Wynne and finally takes to using cocaine. Before he has become a complete victim to the habit, however, Wynne dares her father's vengeance and returns to the studio. She and David finally run away and are married. In his anger Wynne's father turns her from home. David rapidly becomes an habitual user of cocaine and Wynne is forced to return to her home. Renee, heartbroken at the evil she has done by really being responsible for the drug habit acquired by David, tries to reform him. It is not until David hears his wife, however, declare that she will stick to him as long as he has need of someone to look after him, and he finally manages to throw off the habit he has acquired. He is determined to free his wife of whatever obligation she may feel binds her to him. Her loyalty to her husband leads Wynne to seek him. Her search takes her into an evil part of the city and she is attacked by a thug. David, who has returned to the city, however, learns that his wife is seeking him and goes to find her. He arrives just in time to rescue her from the den into which she has been carried. When husband and wife are reunited after the horrors through which they have passed the year past, they find that their love has grown stronger and eventually they find happiness.
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Susan Rocks the Boat
MovieMay 14, 1916

Susan Rocks the Boat

Susan ( Dorothy Gish ), a pretty society girl, bored with her …
Susan ( Dorothy Gish ), a pretty society girl, bored with her lot in life, reads and decides to use her time and money to help the poor. She founds the Joan of Arc Mission and quickly becomes an easy mark for con men. She meets and becomes fond of Larry ( Owen Moore ), the son of a loved and respected politician. Soon Larry exposes the petty grafting that is going on and Susan almost ends their friendship. She is befriended by Jim Cardigan ( Fred J. Butler ), a saloon owner, who has evil designs upon her. Susan would like to turn his saloon into an ice cream parlor. Jim promises to do so, but uses his interest to lure her to his apartment and tries to advantage of her. When a con men runs to tell Larry that she is being attacked, he goes to rescue her and is wounded in the struggle. Susan nurses him back to health and happily wins his love.
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Little Meena's Romance
MovieApr 2, 1916

Little Meena's Romance

Meena, a Pennsylvania …
Meena, a Pennsylvania Dutch girl, is left wealthy when her parents die. She goes to live with her unpleasant relatives in New York. There she encounters a German count, who, though he ...
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Acquitted
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MovieFeb 6, 1916

Acquitted

Hard-working insurance company bookkeeper …
Hard-working insurance company bookkeeper John Carter, comes home Easter eve to his suburban cottage with a potted lily for his loving wife and two daughters. The Carters live happily until cashier Charles Ryder is murdered by the night watchman, a "coke sniffer" in need of money, and Carter is accused because he worked with Ryder that evening. During intense third-degree police questioning, Carter acts guilty, but cub reporter Ned Fowler, who loves Carter's daughter Helen, intervenes. After the watchman, arrested for fighting and in need of drugs, confesses, Carter is released, but insurance company president Ira Wolcott will not reinstate him because of his notoriety. During the next year, Carter fails to find work because of his age. As Easter approaches and his life insurance premium becomes due, Carter decides to kill himself in a gas-filled hotel room, so that his starving family can collect the insurance money. When Carter's little daughter Nellie strays into Wolcott's yard, Wolcott learns about Carter's plight and rescues him. Carter returns to work, and Helen becomes engaged to Ned.
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1915
The Fortification Plans
MovieJul 7, 1915

The Fortification Plans

Lieutenants Lydell and …
Lieutenants Lydell and Selbert are members of Major Steever's staff in the department of fortification construction. The young men are good friends, though both love Marcia, the daughter of their chief. Not until Lieutenant Lydell saves Marcia's baby sister from drowning, does the girl realize that it is Lydell whom she really loves. Selbert, quick to see that she has made up her mind, casts about for means to win Marcia for himself. He overhears Lydell indignantly refusing to sell certain newly completed plans to Paul Zare, who offers him a handsome bribe. Selbert is greatly in need of funds to cover his gambling debts. He steals the plans, barters them to the spy, and then sets about to fasten the crime upon his rival. This is nearly accomplished when, to the astonishment of both Lydell and Selbert, the "spy," Zare, appears, salutes the Major, and returns into his keeping the stolen papers. Zare is an employee in the secret service. The guilty officer is brought to justice, and Lydell is rewarded with promotion and the girl he loves.
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The Woman from Warren's
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MovieJun 20, 1915

The Woman from Warren's

The Woman from Warren's released.
The Burned Hand
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MovieJun 13, 1915

The Burned Hand

Three college boys graduate. One is in love with a girl, …
Three college boys graduate. One is in love with a girl, whose mother and father have domestic difficulties. They go to court and are divorced. Father is refused the request for his ...
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The Living Death
MovieJun 6, 1915

The Living Death

Dr. Farrell loves with a consuming selfishness his …
Dr. Farrell loves with a consuming selfishness his only child, Naida. When the young men begin to pay her too marked attentions, Farrell takes his daughter to a beautiful, but lonely place ...
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The Outlaw's Revenge
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MovieApr 15, 1915

The Outlaw's Revenge

In Mexico, a humble peon has great difficulty retaining his …
In Mexico, a humble peon has great difficulty retaining his small farm because of the greediness of those controlling the government. While he is in another town, two federal officials search for loot in his cottage and attack his two sisters. The eldest, lame from birth, shoots herself rather than succumb to their lust. Her fourteen-year-old sister loses her mind and dies after telling her brother what occurred. The peon vows vengeance and is branded an outlaw by the frightened officials. After he escapes from jail with the help of an old family servant, he is aided in eluding his pursuers by Americans traveling in a covered wagon. Years later, the outlaw, now the commander-in-chief of the Constitutionalist Army, wins many victories and kills one of the officials who attacked his sisters. When he learns that the Americans who helped him are in trouble, he leads a cavalry charge to rescue their wagon train from being attacked by revolutionists. He recognizes one of the attackers as the other official and is about to exact vengeance as the film ends.
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The Lost House
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MovieMar 25, 1915

The Lost House

Before his niece and ward, Dosia Dale, comes of age, her …
Before his niece and ward, Dosia Dale, comes of age, her uncle, who has spent her entire fortune, must think of a way to account for his actions. He proposes marriage, and when Dosia indignantly refuses him, he conspires with his evil friend, Dr. Protheroe, to do away with her. Declaring Dosia insane, the two men lock her up in the doctor's insane asylum, but she manages to drop a note from the window. Her plea for help is found by a reporter named Ford, who feigns insanity in order to gain admittance to the asylum. Dr. Protheroe becomes suspicious of Ford and locks him up with Dosia, whereupon Ford, knowing that his friend Cuthbert will notify the police if he and Dosia do not emerge safely by twelve, barricades the door and waits. In a furious battle with the police and the militia, Dosia's uncle and Dr. Protheroe are killed and the house set ablaze, but Ford and Dosia escape, leaping from the roof into a fire net below. All danger passed, Ford and Dosia become engaged.
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1914
The Better Way
MovieDec 22, 1914

The Better Way

Sunbeam's father is sent to prison, and on his release …
Sunbeam's father is sent to prison, and on his release promises to remain honest. He secures a job as a night watchman, but his prison record being discovered, he is fired, and finds it impossible to secure work. Sunbeam gets a job in a a family as a "slavey" in order to support the father and herself, but her father chafes at the idea of his daughter working, although he does not know what her job is nor where. In desperation, he decides to turn crook again, and breaks into the house where his daughter is working. She discovers him, but allows him to escape, and tells her employers it was only a cat which had made the noise which brought them to the scene of the disturbance. Returning home later she finally forgives her father his lapse since it was for her, and they are happy again.
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The Kaffir's Skull
MovieNov 28, 1914

The Kaffir's Skull

Elsie Brandon receives a letter from her uncle in South …
Elsie Brandon receives a letter from her uncle in South Africa, telling her that he has found a huge diamond in the rough which he is shipping to America in a kaffir's skull, addressing the package to an assumed name at the express office. His reason for doing this is that a man named Healy is trying to steal the diamond. He adds that he will follow on a later steamer and claim the package. Six months afterward Elsie and Jack Dwyer, a young law student, who loves her but is too poor to marry, go to meet the steamer on which the girl's uncle is expected. He fails to appear, and they learn of the disappearance of a man overboard, whose description corresponds with that of Mr. Brandon. Not knowing the assumed name, they cannot claim the package containing the diamond. They attend a sale of unclaimed express luggage, in the vain hope of identifying the package. The eagerness of a rough looking man in the crowd to buy a certain box gives them a clue, and they manage to bid him down and get away with the box. It proves to contain the skull and the diamond. Elsie persuades Dwyer to take the gem for safe keeping. He is shadowed to his lodgings, however, by the defeated bidder who is none other than Healy. Elsie, fearing this very thing, follows, after summoning the police. Healy's arrest results in his conviction of the murder of Brandon on shipboard. Elsie and Dwyer sell the diamond, and start married life with a fortune.
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The Niggard
MovieNov 10, 1914

The Niggard

Elmer Kent is a clerk in a large establishment, and earns …
Elmer Kent is a clerk in a large establishment, and earns fifteen dollars a week. He supports his sickly mother, and every cent of his salary is required to make both ends meet. The heaviest expense is the payments on the cottage which his father, before his death, partially paid for. Recently more money than usual has gone for necessities for his mother who has had an ill turn, and the real estate agent sends him word that payments overdue must be remitted the following day or the cottage will be seized. The next day is Saturday and pay day. Elmer hurries with the money to the agent's office only to learn he has gone to the beach. He follows, him but at the summer resort is waylaid by a fellow clerk. Wirt Hadley, who introduces him to two pretty girls. They have a good time, Hadley footing the bills until the girls begin to pass remarks about Elmer's being a "tightwad." Discouraged, irritated by their ridicule, and despairing of finding the agent, he treats everybody to a sumptuous meal at the café. There Carr, the agent, sees Elmer, forms his own opinion of the spendthrift, and when the young man applies on Monday for an extension, sternly refuses. Elmer and his mother are evicted. Meanwhile the girls enjoy life at the beach, where they are summering, all unconscious of the misfortunes their careless twitting of a sensitive youth have caused.
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False Pride
MovieNov 3, 1914

False Pride

Hiram Judson, a proud old man, is living with bis grown …
Hiram Judson, a proud old man, is living with bis grown daughter, Nora, and his twelve-year-old daughter, Ellen. He is possessed of an income from a mine out west, and refuses to allow Nora to work, although the small income barely suffices to pay for their rooms and board in the boarding house kept by Mrs. Casey. Nora wants to work so she can have pretty clothes. Her father proudly tells her he is the support of the family and they must content themselves with what he provides. Nora has a beau, Frank Colton, whom her father doesn't look upon with favor. Judson receives word that his small income has been swept away. Still proud, he bravely determines he will earn sufficient to take care of his family and starts forth to find work, forbidding Nora to take any work or to help in any way except about the house. He finds it impossible to raise much money on account of his age. Finally in desperation, at the imminent loss of a roof over their heads, he accepts a job as a porter in an office building. It doesn't pay enough. When her father goes to work, Nora slips out, answers an ad, and gets a job with the firm of lawyers whose letter had announced the cessation of her father's income. This office is in the same building that Judson is now a porter. To save her father's pride and to keep him from the knowledge of her working, she mails her salary to him, writing on a letterhead of the firm, saying a small amount of the income was recoverable, etc. The old man is very proud and happy over it. He is glad that with his little income and his job he will be enabled to support them nicely. The knowledge that he is able to take care of them without assistance makes him feel better over the bum job he has. Things go along all right until Frank sees the old man one day and tries to prevent his working, telling him he will marry Nora and he can live with them. Judson refuses and forbids him to see Nora anymore. He reprimands Nora when she protests, repeating his assertion that he is the provider of the family and she must do as he says. Frank wants to tell the old man it is Nora's wages that support him more than his own, but Nora forbids him. One day Judson finds an error in a letter from the firm in reference to his remittance and calls to see them about it and finds out the truth. His pride wounded, he is angry at first, but finally realizes his daughter's love and care for him, and consents to her marriage, and reconciles himself to letting someone else care for him and his family henceforth.
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Environment
MovieOct 20, 1914

Environment

Bob Campbell, ne'er-do-well, falls in love with Bella …
Bob Campbell, ne'er-do-well, falls in love with Bella Cortwright, daughter of the president of the city bank. She persuades him to try to get a steady job and be somebody. He promises, but finds it very hard to overcome his evil reputation. Bob chances to meet James Crawford, a well-dressed crook, and is inveigled into helping him rob the bank. While Campbell is standing on guard, the crook being busy in the vaults, Bella happens along. She praises Bob for his pluck in trying persistently to get honorable work. Ashamed of the position in which, all unconsciously, she has caught him, he gives chase to the burglar, who jumps aboard a deserted train at the station, and starting the engine, makes his getaway. Bob, however, manages to swing himself up behind, and making his way to the locomotive, engages the crook in a hand to hand fight, in which he flings him from the moving train. Returning, he finds the bank robber dead. Bob refunds the stolen money, receiving the bank president's thanks in the form of a better position, and Bella for his wife.
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The Idiot
MovieAug 4, 1914

The Idiot

There lived in a country an idiot who was very devout, …
There lived in a country an idiot who was very devout, attending church regularly, and singing on all occasions when joy possessed him the old hymn, "Halleluiah." He was not of great assistance on the farm. His father would have preferred a strong healthy lad who could have eased his shoulders of the burdens of his declining years. Likewise his mother would have welcomed a daughter who could have saved her bent back and rheumatic joints from the grind of housework. Therefore, they cuff and elbow the idiotic son about which mistreatments he accepts silently and as a matter of course. He feeds the pigs, goes to the post offices, loves the woods and is kind to dumb animals. One day the house catches fire and his mother, choked by smoke, falls in the burning building. The neighbors try ineffectually to extinguish the flames and are forced back by the heat. The father, a coward at heart, hearing his wife's cries, implores the watchers to rescue her, but none respond. The frantic old man then sinks to his knees and asks God to help him. As if in response to his prayers, the idiot, his son, whom he has kicked about, staggers into the flames, rescues his mother, and chanting the familiar hymn, falls dead at her feet.
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The Oath of a Viking
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MovieAug 1, 1914

The Oath of a Viking

The scene of this play opens with the temporary camp …
The scene of this play opens with the temporary camp of the Viking king of Norseland on a Summer trip off the coast of England. While the men are away from camp fishing, a wandering stranger from the North happens upon Lydia, the king's daughter, asleep, and is desperately smitten with her unusual beauty. Fearing his reception upon the return of the men, he steals off to view the camp from a neighboring cliff top. Upon the return of the men he discovers that Lydia is interested in one of the men of the party, Nordo, and seizes an opportunity while the camp is about to sit down to a feast presents himself, and asks a kindly reception. The king receives him as a guest. In the dead of night, while the camp is asleep, he attempts to steal into the cave which shelters Lydia, but is frustrated by the ever-watchful Nordo, who, crazed with rage at this attempted desecration of his sweetheart's resting place, is about to stab him when Lydia reminds him of the laws of hospitality. Olaf at the first opportunity proposes marriage to Lydia, and demands her hand from the king, the king disdainfully spurns his offer, and Olaf challenges, according to the ancient Norse law, Lydia's champion to fight for her hand. Lydia chooses her favorite, Nordo. A bloody duel is immediately fought, and Nordo conquers. Olaf is nursed back to health by the beautiful Lydia, and again protests his love. One day a messenger arrives from Voldor, the father of Olaf, demanding his return alive, to expiate his unpardonable offense against the god Odin. Olaf makes good his escape from the camp, and the king vows that if Olaf is not captured alive, he will sacrifice his daughter to the sea. Nordo starts out to find Olaf. Olaf from a safe hiding place has overheard the king's vow, and plans a desperate revenge. He allows Nordo to see him, and when pursued feigns an injury. He grapples with Nordo, but by a mischance Nordo, in the struggle, throws him over the cliff. Nordo returns to the camp brokenhearted with the sad news. The king fulfills his vow, but Nordo, unknown to the rest, dives from the foot of the cliff and raises the maiden from the bottom of the sea. Olaf was only stunned by his fall from the cliff, and returns to the sad-hearted king, knowing that his revenge has been accomplished. Nordo sees Olaf alive and under the protection of Lydia's father, and hastens back to her with the joyful news that she can rejoin her family. The king receives his daughter back from the grave, and blesses them both.
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The Gunman
MovieAug 1, 1914

The Gunman

The owner of the Pitchfork Ranch of which Thorne is …
The owner of the Pitchfork Ranch of which Thorne is manager finds that many of his cattle are disappearing. He orders Thorne to get the cattle back or lose his job. Thorne employs Bass, a gunman, to get the thief, whom he hints is Tom Farrell, his sister Mattie's sweetheart. Bass finds Farrell to be a square young fellow and Mattie, despite her rebuffs, an "up and up little gal." Incidentally Bass discovers that Thorne himself, has been stealing his boss's cattle and threatens to expose the rancher unless he makes good the stolen cattle and gives Mattie a piece of property for a wedding present. Thorne complies reluctantly and the gunman acts as best man at the wedding.
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The Sheriff's Prisoner
MovieJul 29, 1914

The Sheriff's Prisoner

John Walsh, a miner, …
John Walsh, a miner, leaves his wife and baby behind on his barren claim, and takes his small store of gold to the settlement where he loses at the gaming table. In a fight which follows, Burns, a cow-puncher, kills Walsh. Mrs. Walsh attempts to work her dead husband's claim, but in a few weeks breaks down. A doctor who is called in declares that only the transfusion of a healthy person's blood can save Mrs. Walsh's life. Burns, a fugitive, appears and agrees to submit to the operation. While the mob who seek Burns are held off, the doctor proceeds with the transfusion. Mrs. Walsh's life is saved, but Burns, weakened by hunger and exposure, succumbs, happy in having made amends for his crime.
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The Old Derelict
MovieJul 14, 1914

The Old Derelict

Foster, a young married man in comfortable …
Foster, a young married man in comfortable circumstances, gets drunk and attacks his wife. Realizing that he cannot control his appetite for drink, Foster settles all his property on his wife and goes away. Foster drifts to the mines; his craving for liquor keeps him down. Through all his misfortunes he clings to a little tin box containing a Masonic emblem. Thirty years pass. Foster, changed beyond all recognition, returns to his old home. He finds that his daughter has married and has two pretty children. Foster saves the children from being injured in a gunpowder explosion, but is mortally wounded himself. The derelict tries to conceal the trinkets which will identify him. His son-in-law discovers the old man's secret, and destroys all evidence of his identity.
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The Stolen Code
MovieJun 20, 1914

The Stolen Code

MAN OF MYSTERY A SUICIDE. Left-handed victim shoots …
MAN OF MYSTERY A SUICIDE. Left-handed victim shoots himself in Cheapside lodgings . - The morning papers were full of it. But in all London there were two persons only who knew the inside facts of the strange tragedy, and that was a story none of the papers got. The evening before, in London, a woman confronted Stepan Petritsky, secret spy of the Czar, in his room. She had been his accomplice for two years. She was the intense, Slavonic type, oddly silent save in moments of strong emotion, with a half savage imagination, and great beauty which made her one of the most valuable instruments of the Petersburg detective service. She was passionately demanding of the spy the copy of their partnership agreement and he stood, revolver in hand, guarding the papers which she was well aware were concealed upon his person. Suddenly she laid hands on him. There was a struggle, a sharp report, the body of the spy collapsed. The woman heard footsteps on the stairs, and hastily thrusting the revolver in the dead man's hand, she hid herself in the wardrobe. There she leaned, half fainting, listening with pounding heart to hurried steps, and voices in the room. One of the two men left presently, and the door of her hiding place was swung open. Irina Levin sprang into the room with a smothered cry, seizing the hand of her discoverer. He was a well-known diplomatic agent of the English government. "The code," she gasped, "I came to steal it back for you. My heart has been, ah, it has tortured me." She broke off, turned pale and held up a discolored wrist. "He threatened me; I wrested the gun from him. It was all over in the next moment." Her eyes flashed. "See, I took pains, they will think he shot himself." The Englishman nodded slowly. He had noticed at first glance that the revolver had been hurriedly placed in the man's left hand, while the fingers of the right were stained with ink. He handed the woman a card. "Go there. Get a good sleep, and do not worry. Tomorrow early I will come to you." He took her hand. And she sank her head, with its crown of glossy black braids, on her breast. Then below their breaths they swore to partnership. Irina glided from the room. The diplomatic agent emptied the Russian's clothes. Then he cleaned the stain from the dead man's right hand and inked the finders clutching the revolver. That was how the officers found the "man of mystery."
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The Escape
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MovieJun 1, 1914

The Escape

A dramatic comparison between the mating habits of …
A dramatic comparison between the mating habits of animals and the way humans choose their own partners.
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The Life of General Villa
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MovieMay 9, 1914

The Life of General Villa

Vivid fighting scenes …
Vivid fighting scenes photographed under fire by Mutual cameramen under special contract with General Villa are the features of this motion picture. Many scenes are shown of the Battle of Torreon. They show the Constitutionalist forces advancing under fire with the shrapnel kicking up the dirt all around. Many other interesting scenes are shown of the artillery in action under fire, laying railroad track under fire and similar war time activities. General Villa himself, with his generals, appears in many of the scenes. The famous Constitutionalist leader is seen to good advantage. The old saying that "War is Hell" is well exemplified in the pictures showing the burning of the dead and other views of the seamy side of the conflict. Some of the battle scenes are shown as battle scenes. Other views of the actual fighting are worked into a film dramatization of the life of General Villa, which is preceded on the screen by a sub-title, "The Tragedy in the Career of General Villa." This tells the story of Villa's life as follows: Years ago, Pancho Villa was a young rancher living alone with his young sister and doing well. One day a young lieutenant of the Mexican Federal Army came to that locality with another young officer. The lieutenant became smitten with Villa's sister, and with the aid of his companion, abducted her and ruined her. The sister, after telling her brother, died, and Villa journeyed to the garrison town and killed the lieutenant, but the companion escaped. Villa then sold his rancho and with a small body of his men escaped to the mountains, vowing warfare on all mankind in revenge for the death and ruin of his sister. He became a bandit, and by meeting and defeating other bandits, became the chief of a great band and the terror of the northern part of Mexico. He was particularly sore at the Federal Government, and when the revolution broke out, he sided with the revolutionists and their leader. Sallying forth from the mountains he blew up trainloads of Federals and met and defeated every Federal army that was sent against him, captured town after town and city after city. At the last great and decisive battle he met face to face the Federal officer who had assisted in the abduction of his sister and helped to start him on his road to banditry and outlawry and killed him with his own hands upon the battlefield. The Federals were defeated, and Villa is finally proclaimed president of the great Republic of Mexico, he who once was an outlaw with a price upon his head.
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The Quicksands
MovieMay 1, 1914

The Quicksands

The Quicksands is a 1914 American short drama film …
The Quicksands is a 1914 American short drama film directed by Christy Cabanne.
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The Hunchback
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MovieApr 12, 1914

The Hunchback

"The Hunchback" earns a scanty living as a tinker, traveling …
"The Hunchback" earns a scanty living as a tinker, traveling from house to house, but on account of his deformity, there is no one who cares for him. Although a great lover of children, they flee at his approach. Taking pity on a little girl whose doll has been broken, he spends all his earnings to replace her plaything, and in consequence, the people with whom he boards, order him out. Tired and despairing, he gets, unobserved, into a freight car, and is carried to a western mining town. There the wanderer finds friends in a miner and his little girl. An accident renders the little girl fatherless, and the hunchback brings the child to womanhood. As the years pass the cripple grows to care for his ward, but when he tells her of his love, he finds that it is not returned. The girl falls in love with a young prospector, and the jealous hunchback seeks to take his life, and then weakens in his resolve. Later the prospector is in deadly danger and the hunchback decides to let him die. But when he recalls a promise he made to the girl's dying father and of his own desire for happiness, he makes the sacrifice and saves the life that means so much to her.
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F. A. Turner
BirthOctober 1858

F. A. Turner

F. A. Turner was born.
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