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Flora Finch

  • Jun 17, 1867 - Jan 04, 1940 (age 72)
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1940
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1934
The Painted Veil
MovieNov 23, 1934

The Painted Veil

In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she …
In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she agrees to marry her father's research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Fane takes her to China but constantly ignors her in favour of his medical research. Lonely Katrin has an affair with Jack Townsend of the British Embassy. When it is discovered by Walter he becomes very bitter. Fane travels to fight a cholera epidemic and Katrin goes with him and helps. They grow closer together than ever before but Walter is knifed in a riot incited by the burning of a cholera infested town. Now their new found happiness will depend on Walter's survival.
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The Scarlet Letter
MovieSep 18, 1934

The Scarlet Letter

At the end of the 17th century a impetuous woman of noble …
At the end of the 17th century a impetuous woman of noble birth but poor arrives in Boston when it was just a village rather than a city. As she is married to an old doctor she tries to change her life.
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1930
Sweet Kitty Bellairs
MovieAug 9, 1930

Sweet Kitty Bellairs

In 1793, Kitty Bellairs travels to Bath, Somerset for a …
In 1793, Kitty Bellairs travels to Bath, Somerset for a vacation. She is a famous flirt, with about 40 previous affairs. Her coach wagon is stopped by a highwayman, but the man falls in ...
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The Matrimonial Bed
MovieAug 2, 1930

The Matrimonial Bed

It is the fifth anniversary of the death of Adolphe Noblet who …
It is the fifth anniversary of the death of Adolphe Noblet who died in a train wreck. His servant and friends still worship him but don't care much for his wife Sylvaine's second husband Gustave with whom she has recently had a child. Sylvaine's friends recommend that she use a new hairdresser, Leopold Trebel. However, when this womanizing coiffeur arrives, he turns out to be Adolphe suffering from amnesia. A doctor restores his memory using hypnosis but in the process wipes out everything that has happened to him over the last five years. Adolphe thinks he has been unconscious for only a few hours and the doctor tries to keep the truth from him thinking the shock could kill him. This becomes even more difficult as Leopold's wife, with whom he has had two sets of twins, shows up and insists he is Leopold. Gustave finally tells Adolphe/Leopold the truth and he is left with the decision of which man and in which family he wants to be.
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1929
Come Across
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MovieJun 30, 1929

Come Across

On a whim, Mary, a high society girl works as a cabaret dancer in …
On a whim, Mary, a high society girl works as a cabaret dancer in a shady New York nightclub. The crooked owner of the club is attempting to bunco a millionaire with the aid of Harry, who has fallen for Mary. She agrees to help in the scheme, but wishing to avoid putting him in real danger, asks old friend George to pose as the rich victim, but in a fit of jealousy, he double crosses them all.
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The Faker
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MovieJan 2, 1929

The Faker

Frank Clayton (Gaston Glass), the worthless disinherited son of …
Frank Clayton (Gaston Glass), the worthless disinherited son of a wealthy man, John Clayton (Charles Hill Mailes), hires Hardain (Warner Oland), a phony spiritualist to arranger a fake ...
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1928
The Haunted House
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MovieNov 4, 1928

The Haunted House

Four heirs to a family fortune are summoned to appear at the …
Four heirs to a family fortune are summoned to appear at the family estate for the reading of the will, where they meet the estate's staff, which includes a nurse, a crazed doctor, and a sinister handyman.
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1927
Quality Street
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MovieNov 1, 1927

Quality Street

A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her …
A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.
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Rose of the Golden West
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MovieSep 25, 1927

Rose of the Golden West

Rose of the Golden West is a …
Rose of the Golden West is a surviving 1927 American silent drama film produced by Richard A. Rowland and released by First National Pictures. It was directed by George Fitzmaurice and starred Mary Astor and Gilbert Roland.
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The Cat and the Canary
MovieAug 1, 1927

The Cat and the Canary

Rich old Cyrus West's …
Rich old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir with his name left, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before he can reveal the identity of her successor to Annabelle, Mr. Crosby, the lawyer, disappears. The first in a series of mysterious events, some of which point to Annabelle in fact being unstable.
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Captain Salvation
MovieMay 14, 1927

Captain Salvation

A returning seminary student goes up against a small New …
A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured, despite the townspeople's calls for her to be run out of town. His stand endangers his upcoming marriage and his standing in the town where he was to be a minister.
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1926
The Berth Mark
MovieOct 12, 1926

The Berth Mark

This is one of the two-reel comedy shorts, "The Berth Mark," in …
This is one of the two-reel comedy shorts, "The Berth Mark," in the series known as "Carrie of the Chorus." In this one, Carrie and her vaudeville troupe are stranded in a small town. Carrie "wins" the confidence of the town banker who pays their railroad fare to the next town, and goes with them. A society of "do-gooders" and "uplifters" try to break up the troupe, holding a convention in that town, and have them arrested, but Carrie and her show-girls break up the convention, and flirt with the police officers. The banker does not fare as well as his wife is one of the convention attendees.
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Oh, Baby!
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MovieAug 7, 1926

Oh, Baby!

Oh, Baby! released.
The Brown Derby
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MovieJun 14, 1926

The Brown Derby

Tommy Burke, an easy-going young plumber, is left a …
Tommy Burke, an easy-going young plumber, is left a brown derby by his recently deceased uncle. The derby is said to bring good luck to its wearer, and it's not long before its powers apparently start paying off--Tommy finds himself engaged to a pretty young girl from a wealthy family. However, things aren't quite the way Tommy thinks they are.
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Fifth Avenue
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MovieJan 24, 1926

Fifth Avenue

When her cotton crop is burned, Barbara Pelham, a beautiful …
When her cotton crop is burned, Barbara Pelham, a beautiful southern girl, comes to New York to find work as a fashion designer, staying with Mrs. Kemp, a woman she meets on the northbound train. In Mrs. Kemp's house, Barbara encounters Peter Heffner, a wealthy stockbroker, and discovers from him that she has taken up residence in a whorehouse. There is a police raid, but Barbara escapes arrest and returns home. Heffner's son, Neil, goes south to inspect some family property and there meets Barbara, with whom he falls in love. They decide to be married, and she accompanies him to New York, where she meets the elder Heffner for a second time. He denounces her as a whore, but Barbara goes to Mrs. Kemp, who explains the misunderstanding to everyone's satisfaction.
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1925
A Kiss for Cinderella
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MovieDec 22, 1925

A Kiss for Cinderella

In London during World War …
In London during World War One, a simple-minded slavey awaits her Fairy Godmother and her Prince Charming.
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Men and Women
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MovieMar 23, 1925

Men and Women

Will Prescott and Ned Seabury work as cashiers in the bank …
Will Prescott and Ned Seabury work as cashiers in the bank of Israel Cohen. Ned speculates in the stock market and lives well on his investments, spending a substantial part of his money on...
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The Midnight Girl
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MovieFeb 15, 1925

The Midnight Girl

A corrupt art patron finds himself in love with the same girl as his …
A corrupt art patron finds himself in love with the same girl as his stepson.
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1924
Monsieur Beaucaire
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MovieAug 11, 1924

Monsieur Beaucaire

When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of …
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity.
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1921
Orphans of the Storm
MovieDec 28, 1921

Orphans of the Storm

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the …
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
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Lessons in Love
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MovieJan 23, 1921

Lessons in Love

Lessons in Love is a 1921 American silent romantic …
Lessons in Love is a 1921 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Chester Withey.
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1919
Oh Boy!
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MovieJun 22, 1919

Oh Boy!

Oh, Boy! is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by …
Oh, Boy! is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Albert Capellani and starring June Caprice, Creighton Hale, and Zena Keefe. It was based on the stage musical of the same name written by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse.
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1918
The Great Adventure
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MovieMar 10, 1918

The Great Adventure

Ragna "Rags" Jansen has found local success and acclaim in …
Ragna "Rags" Jansen has found local success and acclaim in her small town as an actress, but dreams of stardom on Broadway.
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1915
A Mistake in Typesetting
MovieJun 18, 1915

A Mistake in Typesetting

A Mistake in Typesetting released.
The Lady of Shalott
MovieMar 26, 1915

The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott released.
1914
Bunny's Little Brother
MovieDec 5, 1914

Bunny's Little Brother

Naturally fond of the good …
Naturally fond of the good things of life. Bunny eats heartily and refuses his wife's advice to go on a diet and reduce weight. Bunny's sister-in-law sides with him and Flora peevishly refuses to speak to them. She is greatly impressed by an advertisement stating that Dr. Shrinkum guarantees to reduce weight ten pounds per week. Poor Bunny is forced to go to the sanitarium at once, where he is placed in the "tender" care of a couple of huskies, who proceed to give the patient plenty of exercise. Bunny has some very distressing experiences. He manages to escape one morning and meets his long-lost brother, Joe. Poor Bunny is later captured and brought back to the sanitarium. Meantime, Flora, not hearing from her husband, writes to him. Bunny has been made ill by his strenuous treatment and asks his twin brother to visit Flora and explain matters for him. Joe does so and she mistakes him for John, with ludicrous consequences. Joe takes Flora's sister into his confidence, and they decide to teach Mrs. Bunny a lesson. Joe flies into terrific tempers, near scaring Flora to death. She decides the man has gone insane and goes to Doc. Shrinkum for advice. When she speaks of another Bunny and particularly a thin one, the Doc begins to think she is crazy. Then he shows her poor John being slowly sweated to death in the gymnasium. She is overjoyed to see him. On their arrival home they find Joe and Bunny's sister-in-law holding hands. Explanations all around clear up matters and the two couples are soon contented and happy.
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Hearts and Diamonds
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MovieSep 26, 1914

Hearts and Diamonds

By passing himself off as an old "bach," Bunny, a widower, …
By passing himself off as an old "bach," Bunny, a widower, makes a favorable impression on Flora, a wealthy spinster, but she is still coy. Discovering Flora is an enthusiastic baseball fan, Bunny gets up a baseball nine and challenges the Cornfeds, taking care, however, to first "frame up ' the game with "Misty" Catheson, the pitcher, and his teammates. Bunny's daughters, Alice and Edna, learn of the scheme and tell their respective suitors, both of whom Bunny dislikes. By threats of exposure the boys compel Bunny to give them positions on his team, and accept them as favorable suitors for his daughters. The day of the big game Flora roots valiantly for Bunny and his team. With the score 1 to 0 in favor of the Cornfeds, "Toper" Staggs works "Misty" for a base on balls, and Bunny drives out a homer, bringing in two runs and winning the game. Bunny goes to Flora's box and just then Alice and Edna rush up saying, "Father, you are a wonder." Flora is surprised and angry on learning Bunny is a widower and refuses to speak to him. Meanwhile. Alice and Edna and boys execute a "double steal" to the minister's, where they are married. Bunny later on has the good fortune to rescue Flora from an escaped lunatic and then to his ardent proposal of marriage Flora softly whispers, "Yes." His daughters and their husbands return, resulting In a gladsome reunion all around.
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Mr. Bunny in Disguise
MovieMay 8, 1914

Mr. Bunny in Disguise

At an afternoon gathering, …
At an afternoon gathering, Mr. Bunny, the millionaire, meets Daisy Green, falls in love with her and tries to propose, but is interrupted by Euphemia Jones, Daisy's spinster cousin, who has determined to marry Mr. Bunny herself. He then proposes by letter to Daisy, and asks her to meet him at the fountain in the part. At the same time he angrily writes a curt note to Euphemia, saying he does not wish to see her or hear of her again and encloses a check in compliance with her request, to help establish a home for cats. Unfortunately, he gets the envelopes mixed up, sending the curt note and check to Daisy and the proposal to Euphemia. He soon learns his awful mistake when he meets the blushing spinster at the fountain. She coquettes with him and he scorns her. In revenge, she starts a suit for breach of promise. Bunny calls on Daisy and she angrily refuses to see him. Finally, he decides to leave the country in the disguise of the Sultana of Korocko. Euphemia goes to the railroad station with Daisy and her mother, who have also decided to go to Europe. After they have entered the train, Bunny, completely disguised as the Oriental potentate, enters the station. Euphemia attempts to start a conversation with the supposed royalty, and Bunny, in his haste to break away, drops his card case. After they have gone, she finds it and recognizing Bunny's plan, follows him. There is an awful complication when Bunny and his party meet the real Sultana on the boat and barely manage to escape in the excitement, to their staterooms. Euphemia arrives, and seeing the real Sultana, accuses her of being a fraud. She yanks off the lady's yashmak, or face covering, and on seeing the genuine Oriental face behind it, shrieks and drops in a faint. The indignant Sultana orders her removal from the ship. She is put off and as the steamer sails, Bunny mockingly waves his hand to the raging Euphemia on the dock. The first day out, he meets Daisy, but she turns coldly away when he seizes her band. After explanations, and a second proposal of marriage, she turns to him with a smile and says yes. He puts his arm around her and kisses her and Daisy, now fully reconciled, ardently returns her lover's embrace.
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The Old Fire Horse and the New Fire Chief
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MovieMay 5, 1914

The Old Fire Horse and the New Fire Chief

The Women's Progressive …
The Women's Progressive League of Willlamsville, headed by Mrs. Banks, hold a mass meeting to protest against the inefficiency of the local fire department. They visit the mayor, with the result that Bunny, the old fire chief, is ousted and Mrs. Bangs elected in his place as the new fire chief. She has some trouble in her new position, but soon overcomes all obstacles. Willlamsville purchases a motor engine and the faithful old fire horses are auctioned off as worthless, the old chief's pet being sold to a peddler. Returning from a visit out of town, the old chief learns of the sale and is heartbroken. By chance he finds the horse and buys him. Later he finds his old buggy in the rubbish pile of the fire house. A fire breaks out and the new chief tells the maid to 'phone the men to call for her in the auto engine. The new fire chief, after much primping and delay, gets dressed, jumps into the auto engine, and they go tearing past the old chief, with his fire horse and buggy, but the machine breaks down and Bunny soon catches up. He takes a few of the boys in his buggy and races off to the fire. In the meantime, the other firemen arrive at the fire, but can do nothing until Mrs. Bangs arrives. An invalid is in the burning house, but no one dare enter. The old chief dashes up, assumes command and starts things going in a hurry. The invalid is rescued just before the roof falls in. The motor is at last started and the new chief arrives, but everyone shouts for their old chief's reinstatement. Bunny is re-appointed, amid great cheering and generously shares honors with the old fire horse.
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The Chicken Inspector
MovieApr 15, 1914

The Chicken Inspector

He is the talk of Jimpsonville, …
He is the talk of Jimpsonville, a typical village cut-up, and his name is Willy Wildwave. He visits New York dressed in loud college style. A street fakir talks him into buying a "Chicken Inspector" badge. He explains the privileges of the badge and Willy says, "I'm on." He returns home with the badge and a rubber stamp reading, "Approved by Chicken Inspector No. 23," and proceeds to examine and stamp everything that looks like chickens, even to reviewing the "squabs'" and "broilers" in a young ladies' seminary. The principal sends for the constable to arrest him, hut when Willy shows his badge, they surrender. The seminary girls file out in caps and gowns and the "Chicken Inspector" gives them the "once over." Willy next decides to "Inspect" the burlesque show. The manager apparently "falls" for his talk, but in reality conspires with the company to "fix" him. The burlesque girls are lined up and, after Willy signifies his approval, march out. At the manager's signal, the actors and stage hands make a rush for Willy, armed with all sorts of weapons. He grabs a "prop" tree and it goes over with him, the whole crowd piling on top. Scrambling to his feet, he rushes out past the astonished audience. Followed by a big crowd, he finally dodges into a henhouse. The owner, hearing a suspicious noise, pokes a shotgun in and fires. Willy, with a shriek of pain, rushes out and is grabbed by the owner. He breaks loose, leaving his badge in the farmer's hand. He then dashes for freedom, nursing the perforated seat of his trousers.
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1913
Those Troublesome Tresses
MovieAug 19, 1913

Those Troublesome Tresses

Seeing an exhibition of …
Seeing an exhibition of jealousy between and a farmer his wife, the Jones and the Millers start a great argument as to whether man or woman is the more liable to that complaint. Talking over the matter in the house, the two women plan a trick on their husbands to see whether or not they are jealous. Fake love letters are to be written and posted to themselves. Unfortunately, neither of the ladies notices that the men overhear their talk. Jones and Miller have a great laugh together and agree to try some of that tricky business themselves. They go to a stable at the rear of their property and manage to get some light and dark colored horse hair. Fastening the hairs to resemble curls, they place them so that their wives will find them and grow suspicious. At breakfast time the next morning the letters arrive addressed to the ladies. When, after the men have gone to business. Mrs. Jones finds a curl m her husband's coat pocket, she is in despair and rushes to the house of Mrs. Miller to tell her the news. Mrs. Miller is aghast when she hears of Jones conduct and gives his wife all her sympathy, but congratulates herself that her husband, anyway, is faithful to her. She sings a song of a different tune later on in the morning when she finds a similar curl, of a different color, in an envelope locked in her husband's desk. The two women resolve to at once go home to their mothers. They are met as they come out of the house by Jones and Miller, who have become afraid of the consequences and have come home to explain things.
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When the Press Speaks
MovieAug 11, 1913

When the Press Speaks

The leading "sob-sister" on …
The leading "sob-sister" on the Globe, Miss Lizzie Ellison, strongly objects to the love-making between her ward Marion and Danny, the nephew of Professor Peter Gates, the famous woman-hater. Professor Peter, on his part, is equally indignant because Danny wishes to consort with a member of the sex he so greatly despises. Lizzie is sent out by the editor of the Globe, to get an interview with Gates. She forces herself past the butler into Peter's room, but he makes short work of her and soon has her packing from the house. Danny, who is in his uncle's house when Lizzie comes in, has heard all that has transpired and makes a proposal to her, "If I can arrange that interview with my uncle for yon, may I marry Marion?" As her reputation as a newspaper woman is at stake, Lizzie consents to the proposition. Danny, who is a member of "The Sons of Mirth," arranges with the boys a little scheme for the subjugation of Peter. They get him to their rooms by inviting him to a suppositious scientific meeting there. Instead of such a meeting he finds himself apparently in a den of anarchists, who put a barrel of gunpowder beneath his chair and a lighted bomb beneath his nose. Lizzie comes in and offers to rescue him if he will grant her the desired interview, Peter is forced to consent, and, as a result, Marion is soon in Danny's arms. Lizzie receives a great surprise herself when, on her return to the Globe office, she receives a 'phone call from Peter, who proposes marriage to her and tells her not to publish the interview as he has entirely changed his mind about women.
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Vampire of the Desert
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MovieMay 16, 1913

Vampire of the Desert

Ishmael, the son of Hagar, …
Ishmael, the son of Hagar, an old hag, living on the edge of the desert, falls completely under the charms of Lispeth, a vampire. One day there passes the miserable hut in which these three strange people live, a wealthy banker, named William Corday, his wife and son. Derrick. Lispeth wields her magic power over the husband and soon has him in her power. When he attempts to kiss her, she repulses him. So clever is she that the wife has no idea of her husband's unfaithfulness. Acceding to the wishes of Lispeth to be taken away from her humble abode, the banker and his wife take her to the city and give her a home with them. In fashionable dress her fascinating powers seem doubled, and one day in his study the husband beseeches Lispeth to flee with him. This is overheard by the son, who denounces his father. In order that the son should not tell his mother, Lispeth assures him that it was with him whom his father wanted her to flee. The son, believing this, embraces Lispeth, but is thrown aside by the angry father. Then Lispeth tells the father that she had to win the son over in order that he should not tell his mother. Lispeth continues her play with the father and son; but at length arranges to elope with the old man. Just as they are leaving the house, Lispeth is interrupted by the son. Father and son are facing an awkward situation, when Ishmael arrives and takes Lispeth back home. In a maniacal burst of fury, Ishmael takes her life.
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When Mary Grew Up
MovieJan 28, 1913

When Mary Grew Up

Impatient and annoyed at Mary's girlish ways, her aunt, with …
Impatient and annoyed at Mary's girlish ways, her aunt, with whom she lives, wants her to assume more responsibility and spend her time more profitably. Mary is a regular romp, and cannot control her light-heartedness and buoyant spirit sufficiently to take things seriously. She flirts with the grocer's boy and her aunt locks her in her room. Mary finds a boy's suit she wore in a school play and after dressing herself in the clothes, she climbs out of the window and enjoys a day of perfect freedom. She goes into a neighbor's orchard and steals apples from the tree. John Benson, a young man, who occupies the premises, sees her and gives chase. When he catches her by the collar and shakes her, she pulls away from him and her hat falls off and her long hair falls about her shoulders. He is surprised to learn that she is a girl. He tells her to go home and when she refuses, he picks her up and carries her there, and advises her aunt to keep her close at home. Mary thinks he is a mean old thing and decides to get square with him. She dresses herself in her grown-up clothes and when he calls at the house to return the hat she had dropped in the orchard, he is stunned to see Mary standing before him transformed into a lovely young lady. He is impressed with her dignified manner and falls hopelessly in love with her. He proposes to her, but she refuses him with apparent scorn. He cannot get Mary out of his mind and the truth is, Mary can think of no one else but him. Later in the day, they meet by accident at the crossroads, and when he again tells her he loves her, she confesses she loves him. Clasped in each other's arms, they are so absorbed in each other that they are entirely oblivious to all else.
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The Little Minister
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MovieJan 13, 1913

The Little Minister

Part One. To start a little in advance of our story, Lord …
Part One. To start a little in advance of our story, Lord Rintoul, of the English nobility, finds a little Gypsy girl three years old, who had been deserted by her parents. Fifteen years later, Gavin Dishart, the Little Minister, receives an appointment, his first, at Thrums, Scotland. This was made possible through the self-sacrifices of his widowed mother, to educate him for the ministry. The community of Thrums is made up of weavers, who work hard, have little and accomplish much. They are ultra-religious and look upon their pastor with such reverence that he is a little lower than the angels. While naturally intelligent, they are grounded in dogma and intolerance. Just after the Little Minister takes charge of the "Auld Licht Kirk" and the Manse, the weavers resent a reduction, by the manufacturers, in their pay and a strike is declared. To protect themselves against the inevitable and unexpected arrival of the police and soldiers, they have sentinels stationed at the four approaches to the town. Lord Rintoul has established a large country residence at Thruns. He holds himself aloof from the townspeople and he is looked upon as a great and mighty peer. The soldiers, whenever they come to Thrums on their incursions of suppression, always stop at his dwelling to consult him or pay their respects. They do not make this particular visit an exception and do not fail to acquaint him with their plans. The rioters are all gathered together in the square and the Little Minister implores them to disperse and peaceably go to their homes. While he is addressing them, a Gypsy girl mounts the steps from which he is speaking and cries out to the people to stand firm in declaring their rights, "The soldiers are on their way even now to arrest you." The Little Minister is appalled at her temerity and he denounces her as a shameless woman. This is the introduction of "The Little Minister" to "Babbie," although he had seen her in the wood, when she appeared as a nymph-like vision of loveliness. Then the soldiers sweep into the square and drive the people before them as they scatter to the woods. Sanders Webster, the only support of Nannie, his sister, is arrested as a leader in the strike and Nannie is left alone in poverty. Captain Nalliwell, in charge of the soldiers, orders the Gypsy girl's arrest for inciting riot. The Little Minister, notwithstanding his denunciations, loves Babbie, despite himself, and to save her from arrest, he passes her through the outposts as his wife. He offers to escort her to her home, although she has always declared her home was the wood. She insists upon seeing him home, and when they arrive there, he bids her good-bye and enters the Manse. She seats herself on a settee in his garden and discovers lying on it, his Bible. She picks it up and writes across one of its pages, "I will never tell that you allowed me to he called Mrs. Dishart before witnesses, but is this not a Scotch Marriage? Babbie." Part Two. The Little Minister proves himself to be a power in Thrums and he is beloved by the people. Through his preaching, Rob Dow, the village drunkard, takes the pledge and joins the church. Babbie, who is known as the Gypsy, in Thrums, is known as "Lady Babbie" in the home of Lord Rintoul, by whom she has been educated as a lady, befitting one whom he intends to make his wife. He sets the day and announces it with a great reception; "Tomorrow, he is to wed his ward, Lady Babbie," Doctor McQueen calls at the Manse and tells the Little Minister that he is coming to take Nannie Webster to the poorhouse and asks him to accompany him in his sad errand. Gavin goes to Nannie's hut and as gently as possible, tells her they have come to take her away. The poor woman sees no alternative, but she hesitates and lingers in the home, which, however humble, is the dearest place on earth to her. At this moment, Babbie, the Gypsy girl, appears. She is indignant that Gavin and the Doctor should he engaged in such an errand. She provides Nannie with money and tells her that she shall stay, and she agrees to furnish through the Little Minister, a sufficient sum each week to keep her in comfort until her brother is released. They cannot credit such a proposition, but she arranges to meet Gavin in Caddam Wood the next day where she will deliver into his hands the first five pounds of Nannie's support. Regardless of the warnings of others, and the belief that the Gypsy has bewitched him, Gavin keeps his appointment and finds her awaiting him, perched in a tree. The astonished minister almost believes she has been making game of him in her promised provision for Nannie, but she soon convinces him to the contrary, when she places the money in his hand. Part Three. The next day is Lord Rintoul's wedding day, and there is great preparation at the Hall. "Babbie" has purposely kept out of Gavin's way that he might not suffer on her account. They unexpectedly meet and he tells her that he will meet her at Nannie's that day. She implores him not to come, but he says, "I will he there." The farmers of Thrums suffer greatly from the prevailing drought. The elders of the Kirk call a prayer meeting for that night to pray for rain. The church is full to overflowing, but the Little Minister does not appear. He is at Nannie's with "Babbie." She pleads with him to give up his love for her, as she is unworthy of it and then she tells him what she has never told him before; that she is the ward of Lord Rintoul and must marry him that night. She also tells him how she overheard the soldiers' plans and warned the strikers. She hides nothing from him. Gavin asks her to go to Lord Rintoul and tell him that she does not love him, make an honest confession and throw herself upon his better judgment. She replies that Rintoul would not listen to her and if she returns to the Hall, Gavin will never see her again. Remembering that the Gypsies are at camp in the woods, Gavin proposes that they he married according to Gypsy rites. They go to the camp and are married over the fire-irons, which is the marriage custom of the Gypsy race. They are watched by members of the Kirk and Lord Rintoul. The marriage has scarcely been performed when the lightning flashes and the thunder roars, the heavens are darkened and all is blackness. When again the lightning flashes upon the scene, Babbie has disappeared and Gavin at once decides that she has been kidnapped. This was a correct conclusion, for indeed she had been kidnapped by Rob Dow, who could never forgive her for having brought reproach upon the Little Minister. Gavin plunges into the wood to search for her and the rain descends, and the floods cover the earth. He wanders on and on, until he drops helpless, where he is found. At break of day, having recovered his senses, he insists upon going to Lord Rintoul's home for he feels sure that Babbie is there. He is advised not to venture out in the floods. He will not listen. As he reaches the cliff overlooking the river, which is running torrents, he meets a shepherd, who, in distress, cries that a man is caught in the torrent below. He has sent a messenger to the town to get help. Gavin discerns through the mist that the man is Lord Rintoul. He plunges down the cliff, into the water and to his rescue. Instead of one, two are now in danger, as they stand on the small piece of earth between them and death. The villagers have come; all hope has deserted them, when Rob Dow rushes down the cliff with a rope in his hand, swims through the whirlpool and passes the rope to Gavin, then sinks and is swept away. Willing hands, who have held tight to one end of the rope, pull hard and Gavin ties his end around himself and the helpless lord and they are drawn to the shore in safety. With cheers and happy hearts, the villagers proudly escort the Little Minister to the Manse, where he finds Babbie, with his mother, awaiting him. Lord Rintoul, whom Babbie did not marry, relinquishes all claim to her and she and the Little Minister shortly afterwards, have a real "Auld Licht Kirk" wedding, making them man and wife until death do them part. Needless to say, that Lady Babbie, as mistress of the Manse, proves herself a true and godly minister's wife.
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1912
Her Old Sweetheart
MovieJul 8, 1912

Her Old Sweetheart

Priscilla is all flustered when she receives word that a long-lost …
Priscilla is all flustered when she receives word that a long-lost lover is coming to claim her. She is somewhat of an antique, but she has always kept alive the spark of maidenly love, which is ready to burst forth into a consuming flame. Time is precious. She cannot lose a chance and hastens to a beauty parlor to acquire a few touches of the bloom of youth. During her absence a burglar, a regular "tough mug," enters her home and holds up the maid. When Priscilla returns she mistakes him for her long-lost lover. She embraces him and orders the maid from the room, that she may nestle on his breast and listen to the cooings of his responsive heart. The poor fellow tries to escape from her demonstrations, but she holds onto the skirts of his garment and will not let him go. Her old sweetheart arrives and makes himself known. Priscilla hesitates, while the words of the immortal bard pass through her mind: "How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away!" During this lull in the proceedings the burglar beats it through the open window and "hikes it for the tall pines." Priscilla gets a strangle hold on her arrived lover and assures him that it was all a horrible or pardonable mistake. "The other man was so handsome, I thought it must be you!"
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The First Woman Jury in America
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MovieMar 11, 1912

The First Woman Jury in America

A young California …
A young California newspaper editor is arrested. At his trial he has the privilege of a male or female jury. He chooses a female panel. Among those drawn and selected are Priscilla Simpkins, a spinster, and Matilda Jones, a suffragette. The young scribe knows his attractiveness will appeal to the jury. Both Priscilla and Matilda try to win his attention. After the case is given to the twelve women, they retire to the jury room for deliberation. They are all decided that the accused is not guilty but Priscilla and Matilda insist upon being the forewoman of the jury, bringing about a squabble. The deputy sheriff enters the jury room and brings about a reconciliation between the two "scrappers." He leads them into the court room. Priscilla makes known their verdict of "not guilty." As the editor advances toward Matilda, she clasps him in her arms while he winces under the ordeal. The judge raps for order and the sheriff politely bows the jury out of the court room, after the judge has dismissed the prisoner.
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Stenographers Wanted
MovieFeb 26, 1912

Stenographers Wanted

Hanks & Shanks advertise for a young lady stenographer. In …
Hanks & Shanks advertise for a young lady stenographer. In response they are deluged with a bevy of pretty girls who apply for the position. The office boy receives them with great dignity. When the two bosses arrive they find it very hard to make a choice, but finally decide upon two. While they are trying them out a homely old maid comes in and insists upon seeing the heads. Shanks peeps from his private office and falls into his chair. Hanks then takes a look and he falls on top of Shanks. The stenographer dares a look and falls into Hank's lap. While in this position, Mrs. Hanks and Mrs. Shanks arrive and find their husbands with the pretty young stenographer in their arms. The two wives employ the old maid. This is too much for the two partners, so they leave the office and seek consolation with a "bracer" at a nearby café.
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A Cure for Pokeritis
MovieFeb 23, 1912

A Cure for Pokeritis

Mrs. Sharpe keeps her eye on Bunny. His friend Bigelow …
Mrs. Sharpe keeps her eye on Bunny. His friend Bigelow invites him to join him in a session with the cards and chips, and tells him that he will fix it up with Mrs. Sharpe. He sends Bunny a notice telling him he has been elected a member of the Sons of the Morning, who meet every Wednesday evening. Sharpe tells his wife that this is a distinction he did not expect and so impresses her with the honor that has been conferred upon him, that she consents to his going to the meetings. Unfortunately, Bunny talks in his sleep, and his better-half overhears him "passing and drawing," and going "some better" in his dreams. She becomes suspicious, appeals to her cousin, Freddie Dewdrop, who promises to find out where her husband spends his evenings. Disguising himself by changing his trousers and turning up the front of his hat, he follows Bunny, and learns the truth. Freddy and Mrs. Sharpe work up a plot to scare Bunny. They divulge the scheme to all the wives. Freddy consults the members of the Mental Improvement Society, of which he is one, and they agree to disguise themselves as policemen and make a raid on the poker fiends. Before doing so, however, he invites the wives to meet at the point of attack at a certain hour, without telling them just what is going to happen. Freddie, as the Captain, leads his officers and sweeps down upon the poker players, catching them red-handed and placing them under arrest. At this moment the wives enter the room and there is no escape for their husbands, and in fear of disgrace, they agree to give up poker and spend their evenings at home. With uplifted hands they swear it and they are forgiven by their wives and freed from arrest, at the command of the gallant Captain, Freddie Dewdrop.
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The First Violin
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MovieFeb 2, 1912

The First Violin

Old Von Shultz, the first violin, finds as he grows older a longing …
Old Von Shultz, the first violin, finds as he grows older a longing for companionship. Hurrying from the theater the old musician finds little Helen sleeping on the steps of the stage door. He picks her up and takes her to his comfortably furnished home. The old man even grows childish, he is so pleased with the little tot's presence and he gives her the love with which his heart abounds. The next day he learns from the morning papers that Helen's mother and father were lost in a fire. He spends many happy hours with her, playing with her toys. He takes her to rehearsals with him, where she is the pet of the musicians. One year later Helen shows an aptness for the stage. This delights the old musician and the child grows nearer and dearer to his heart. A sad blow, however, comes to him when the Children's Society take the little girl away from him and once more he finds himself a lonely old man. Helen is taken from the Children's Society by a family who make her life one of drudgery. In later years, however, she is fortunate enough to come in contact with those who assist her to a place upon the stage, where she gains fame and fortune. The old violinist has lost his position. Crossing one of the streets, he is run down by a passing automobile, which is occupied by Helen and her maid. She assists the old musician into her car and Helen takes him home with her, where she learns, while she is playing a familiar air on her violin, their relationship.
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1911
Her Crowning Glory
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MovieSep 11, 1911

Her Crowning Glory

A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to …
A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.
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1910
Uncle Tom's Cabin
MovieJul 26, 1910

Uncle Tom's Cabin

PART I. The incidents of this story are some of those preceding …
PART I. The incidents of this story are some of those preceding and lending up to the Civil War in 1861 and the Declaration of Emancipation. The central figure in the drama is Uncle Tom, a ...
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All on Account of the Milk
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MovieJan 15, 1910

All on Account of the Milk

The hero, a young …
The hero, a young contractor, is mistaken by the heroine for a laborer, while he thinks she is the maid although she is the daughter of the manor. The hero continues to represent himself as...
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1909
The Way of Man
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MovieJun 28, 1909

The Way of Man

A woman is scarred in an accident and refuses to stand in the …
A woman is scarred in an accident and refuses to stand in the way of her lover's marriage to another.
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Jones and the Lady Book Agent
MovieMay 10, 1909

Jones and the Lady Book Agent

There is no question that the …
There is no question that the good natured man is always made the "Patsy," and so it is that poor Jones, who is benignity personified, is always getting into hot water. His latest episode is an experience with a female book agent, who tried to sell him a book entitled. "How to Be Happy, Tho' Wedded." The work does not appeal to affable Edward, and he with gentlemanly firmness ejects her from his office, as his friend Dick Smith enters, to whom he mimics the ludicrous antics of his visitor. All this is witnessed by this modern Clio, who is peeking through the keyhole. She vows to be revenged, and seeing a box of gloves which Jones has bought for his wife, she substitutes her corsets for the gloves, writes a note which she puts in his overcoat pocket, asking him to return her corsets, and finally sends a letter to Mrs. Jones warning her of her husband's perfidy and to search his pockets for proof. Does the scheme work? Well there seems to a certainty a case of "Jones vs. Jones" appearing on the calendar of the divorce court in the near future, but the book agent becomes conscience stricken and sends a letter of contrition to Mr. and Mrs. Jones, explaining everything. Peace again reigns and Jones receives the osculatory balm on his throbbing forehead.
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A Wreath in Time
MovieFeb 8, 1909

A Wreath in Time

A few of us have had the chance to read our own obituary notice, …
A few of us have had the chance to read our own obituary notice, but it fell to the lot of John Goodhusband the rare privilege of viewing his own elegiac cinerary floral offerings, and at the time John was anything but a "dead one." It happened thusly: John, after office hours, meets a couple of his erstwhile chums, who prevail upon him to go with them to the show and make a jolly old-time bachelorhood night of it. Now John is fully alive to his duties as a benedict, but it is hard to resist the temptation, so he yields and sends Mrs. Goodhusband a telegram that he had left on the Red Eagle Express for Freeport on business, and will return in the morning. The trio then repair to the Empire Theater, where the Burlesque Company is playing, of which La Tunita, the Queen of the Orient, is the bright peculiar star. To say they enjoy the show is putting it mildly, and after the performance they play the role of stage door Johnnies, inducing several of the show girls to join them in several cold bottles and hot birds at a neighboring lobster palace. Meanwhile, an "extra" evening paper is handed Mrs. Goodhusband, which contains the alarming news that the Red Eagle Express has been "wrecked and all on board killed." Sorry her lot; a widow so early in the game. Well, she dons the weeds and hies herself to the florist and orders a suitable floral tribute, a large wreath of roses, with the word "R-E-S-T" worked in violets. All this time John is having a rip-roaring good time piling up an iridescent souse, arriving in the gray of morning to a house of mourning, where he is met by his own widow. Shown the newspaper, he feels some eclaircissement is due the lachrymose Mrs. Goodhusband, so he sets to work his fabricating faculties, and in lucid terms tells how he, the lone survivor of the calamity, at the risk of his own life endeavored to save others, dragging them from the wreck. He plays the noble hero in the eyes of Mrs. G. until the maid enters with the morning paper, which states that the account of the wreck was all a mistake; it never happened. Poor John is now up against it for fair, and he certainly would have come out badly but for the arrival at this moment of the wreath, which presents to the Mrs. the thought of what might have been, hence she weakens, with a promise from John that to his bachelor traits he exclaim "requiescat in pace."
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Mr. Jones Has a Card Party
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MovieJan 21, 1909

Mr. Jones Has a Card Party

Mr. Jones, since his last …
Mr. Jones, since his last escapade, had made strenuous efforts to amend the reputation he had gained in the eyes of the ladies of the Temperance League. But Oh! the ordeal, for such it was, was telling on him, and his pent-up spirits were threatening ebullition, when at last the chance comes. The league arranges to attend a three-days' convention out of town, and when Mrs. Jones departs, Jones sends a note to Smith, telling him to bring the gang, and they would have a "Prayer Meeting," enjoining him not to forget the "fixings." Well, the gang are not long in putting in an appearance, for they feel that every minute's delay is a chunk lost from a golden opportunity for fun. Of "fixing" there is much, and it isn't long before they are in the "Wild Indian" stage of inebriety. During this time the feminine nemesis of Rum, the League has arrived at the station just in time to see the train pull out. Madder than wet hens, they decide to pass the night with Mrs. Jones. "Oh, horror! Oh horror! a couple of times." Does not your sympathetic heart go out to poor unsuspecting Jones who in the meantime has gotten into a glorious condition, and the gang dress him in one of his wife's gowns, paint his face, carry him to the bedroom and throw him into bed, covering him up with the bedclothes. At this moment the prohibition party are seen approaching the house. The men hide as best they can the "fixings," and are sitting reading books entitled "Down with Rum" when the ladies enter. They of course are delighted at this sight, and the absence of Jones is explained by a faked note calling him to attend a sick friend, noble Jones. The ladies go to the bedroom to remove their wraps, and their intrusion arouses Jones, who, not recognizing them, makes a dash for them, at which they all rush wildly into the drawing room, screaming that there is a madman in the bedroom. The men then rush in and while pretending to annihilate the imagined maniac they tidy up Jones and slip him through the window, that he may go around and enter the front door. The fright attending this episode has somewhat sobered him and everything would have been well had not Mrs. J. got a whiff of his breath. Even this would have passed, but Sister Anderson spies the bottles. Well, it's all off. It looks bad for Jones until the gang step forward and claim all the blame, as Jones was not even present. Here Jones makes the bluff and exclaims majestically. "Madam, nimium de crede colori!" or, in other words, "Trust not to appearances." and the bluff goes.
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Mrs. Jones Entertains
MovieJan 9, 1909

Mrs. Jones Entertains

Mrs. Jones Entertains is a …
Mrs. Jones Entertains is a 1909 American silent short comedy film directed by D. W. Griffith. The Internet Movie Database lists Mary Pickford as appearing in this short. However, Pickford did not begin with Biograph until the end of April 1909.
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1908
The Helping Hand
MovieDec 29, 1908

The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand is a 1908 American silent short drama …
The Helping Hand is a 1908 American silent short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith.
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1867
Flora Finch
BirthJune 1867

Flora Finch

Flora Finch was born.
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