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Florence Turner

  • Jan 06, 1885 - Aug 28, 1946 (age 61)
  • 4' 10" (1.47 m)
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1946
Florence Turner
PersonalAugust 1946

Florence Turner

Florence Turner passed away.
1931
The Ridin' Fool
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MovieMay 31, 1931

The Ridin' Fool

Remade by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern's "Lone Star …
Remade by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern's "Lone Star Productions" in 1935 as "Desert Trail" starring John Wayne.Cowhand Steve Kendall(Bob Steele) and slick eastern confidence man "Boston" Harry Manners(Ted Adams)become friends but are rivals for the hand of fair Juanita(Josephine Velez), a girl whose hands are influenced by whoever deposited the last trinket in them. Nikkos(Al Bridge) deposits a trinket from a robbery/murder committed by he and Bud Warren(Eddie Fetherston), but Juanita, when pressed, points the finger at Boston Harry, as it is hard for a girl such as Juanita who gets many trinkets to keep up with just who, among the general population, added to her trinket collection and when.The locals are about to string Harry up but he is saved by Steve and they light out for friendlier surroundings in another town. There, they meet storekeeper Ma Warren(Florence Turner) and her pretty daughter Sally(Frances Morris) and Steve and Harry start vieing for her attentions, with Steve in the lead after he sings "I Fell in Love With You" to her, and Harry hasn't much to counter with as Sally is not a trinket-favoring girl.But not all is well, for Sally's brother Bud is also part of the family storekeeping business, when he isn't pulling robberies in near-by towns with his accented partner Nikkos, and he begins to fret over the possibility that Steve and Harry will learn that he was part of the affair in the other town that led to Steve and Harry's hasty departure. Nikkos has a plan to ensure that doesn't happen. (This film's leading lady, Frances Morris,died on December 2, 2003 in Santa Clarita, Ca. at the age of 98.She had a long and varied career in films and television, including many B-westerns in the 1930's, and as "Sarah Kent" on the first television episode of the "Superman" series starring George Reeves.She was first married to silent-film actor Russell Parker and later to Antrim Short.)
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1930
The Rampant Age
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MovieJan 15, 1930

The Rampant Age

Wealthy playboy Sandy Benton falls for pretty but decidedly …
Wealthy playboy Sandy Benton falls for pretty but decidedly less wealthy neighbor Doris Lawrence. She rebuffs his attentions, but scheming golddigger Estelle has her own plans for Sandy. When Doris hears about Sandy's wild times with Estelle, she sets out to show him that she, too, can be a "modern" woman.
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1928
The Pace That Kills
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MovieDec 1, 1928

The Pace That Kills

Young farmboy leaves for the big city to get a job and find his …
Young farmboy leaves for the big city to get a job and find his sister; both of them get involved with drug dealers and become opium/cocaine addicts.
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The Road to Ruin
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MovieMar 23, 1928

The Road to Ruin

A controversial, low-budget drama about the life of a young …
A controversial, low-budget drama about the life of a young teenage girl that goes on the "road to ruin." Sally is a 16-year-old New York City teen who, neglected by her parents, takes up smoking and drinking, engages in affairs with a series of older men, gets arrested by the police during a strip poker game, is sent home only to discover later that she's pregnant, and after getting an illegal abortion, the words "The Wages of Sin is Death" inexpliably appear over her bed in fire.
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1927
The Chinese Parrot
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MovieOct 23, 1927

The Chinese Parrot

The Chinese Parrot (1927) is a silent film, the second in the …
The Chinese Parrot (1927) is a silent film, the second in the Charlie Chan series. It was directed by Paul Leni and starred Japanese actor Sōjin Kamiyama as Chan. The film is an adaptation of the 1926 Earl Derr Biggers novel The Chinese Parrot. It is considered a lost film.
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Sally in Our Alley
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MovieSep 3, 1927

Sally in Our Alley

Sally, a girl of the tenements, is being raised by three …
Sally, a girl of the tenements, is being raised by three bachelor foster-fathers, a pawnbroker, an organ-grinder and a peddler, and is very happy preparing their meals and keeping the house, while the old men bask in the attention she gives them. However, this happy home is broken up when Sally wealthy aunt appears on the scene and takes Sally back to her luxurious penthouse in order to give her the advantages of money and social position. But Sally's heart is back across the river with her plumber sweetheart, Jimmie Adams.
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Stranded
MovieAug 15, 1927

Stranded

Stranded is a 1927 American silent romance film, directed by …
Stranded is a 1927 American silent romance film, directed by Phil Rosen. It stars Shirley Mason, William Collier Jr., and John Miljan, and was released on August 15, 1927.
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College
MovieAug 6, 1927

College

Ronald's high school valedictory address praises books and …
Ronald's high school valedictory address praises books and condemns sports. His girlfriend Mary condemns his attitude. He fears losing her to rival Jeff, decides to go to college and pay more attention to sports.
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The Overland Stage
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MovieJan 31, 1927

The Overland Stage

The Overland Stage is a 1927 American Western film …
The Overland Stage is a 1927 American Western film directed by Albert S. Rogell and written by Marion Jackson. The film stars Ken Maynard, Kathleen Collins, Tom Santschi, Sheldon Lewis, Dot Farley and Florence Turner. The film was released on January 31, 1927, by First National Pictures.
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1926
Padlocked
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MovieAug 2, 1926

Padlocked

Padlocked is a 1926 American drama silent film directed by …
Padlocked is a 1926 American drama silent film directed by Allan Dwan and written by Rex Beach, Becky Gardiner, James Shelley Hamilton. The film stars Lois Moran, Noah Beery Sr., Louise Dresser, Helen Jerome Eddy, Allan Simpson, Florence Turner and Richard Arlen. The film was released on August 2, 1926, by Paramount Pictures.
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The Gilded Highway
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MovieMar 13, 1926

The Gilded Highway

The Welby's inherit a fortune from an uncle they barely and …
The Welby's inherit a fortune from an uncle they barely and carelessly cared for during his last years. The money turns all the family into social-climbing snobs to the point of ignoring old friends and breaking off marriage engagements. The poor house looms large in their future.
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1925
The Dark Angel
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MovieSep 27, 1925

The Dark Angel

The Dark Angel tells the story of three childhood friends, two …
The Dark Angel tells the story of three childhood friends, two male, one female. When the woman chooses one of the men to marry, the other, jealous, sends his rival off into a dangerous situation during wartime.
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The Price of Success
MovieAug 15, 1925

The Price of Success

The Price of Success released.
Never the Twain Shall Meet
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MovieJul 28, 1925

Never the Twain Shall Meet

Never the Twain Shall Meet …
Never the Twain Shall Meet is a 1925 American silent South Seas drama film based on the book by Peter B. Kyne, produced by MGM and directed by Maurice Tourneur, starring Anita Stewart and featuring Boris Karloff in an uncredited bit part. It was remade as talking picture in 1931 at MGM by director W. S. Van Dyke. This is one of Tourneur's many lost and sought after films.
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1924
Women and Diamonds
MovieJun 1, 1924

Women and Diamonds

In Africa a typist if framed for killing the diamond smuggler who …
In Africa a typist if framed for killing the diamond smuggler who betrayed her father.
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The Boatswain's Mate
MovieJan 1, 1924

The Boatswain's Mate

A retired boatswain hires an ex-soldier to rob a widow's inn.
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1922
Was She Justified?
MovieNov 1, 1922

Was She Justified?

A jealous man's wife fakes her death and drives him mad by …
A jealous man's wife fakes her death and drives him mad by pretending his daughter is a bastard.
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1921
The Old Wives' Tale
MovieDec 1, 1921

The Old Wives' Tale

A woman leaves her husband to run a Paris boarding house, …
A woman leaves her husband to run a Paris boarding house, and reunites with her sister after the war.
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All Dolled Up
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MovieMar 1, 1921

All Dolled Up

Spinster heiress Eva Bundy, who is in love with Rodolpho, a …
Spinster heiress Eva Bundy, who is in love with Rodolpho, a swindler after her money, is saved by cashier Maggie Quick from being robbed in a department store. When a jealous rival presents evidence of Rodolpho's previous marriage, Eva is heartbroken and sends her elegant wardrobe to Maggie as a reward. In escaping from an unwelcome admirer, Maggie meets James Montgomery Johnson, whom she believes to be an aristocrat; actually, he is Eva's chauffeur. Together they succeed in averting a blackmail plot against Miss Bundy, and as a result she adopts the couple, who then decide to marry.
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1920
The Ugly Duckling
MovieJul 1, 1920

The Ugly Duckling

A telephone supervisor saves a banker's son from a theft …
A telephone supervisor saves a banker's son from a theft charge.
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1919
Fool's Gold
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MovieMay 26, 1919

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by …
Fool's Gold is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Laurence Trimble. A copy of the film survives in the British Film Institute's National Film and Television Archive.
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1916
East Is East
MovieSep 1, 1916

East Is East

Victoria Vickers, a little East End Cockney girl, is left a vast …
Victoria Vickers, a little East End Cockney girl, is left a vast fortune by an uncle in America. She is finally discovered hop-picking in Kent by her solicitor, who has given up the search and gone off on a photographic holiday instead! The conditions of the legacy are that she must spend three years learning to be a lady before she inherits absolutely. 'Vicky' does her best, but she is not happy in high society. Meanwhile her old East End beau Bert accepts a loan from her in order to 'better himself' and starts a highly-successful fish-and-chip shop business. He takes elocution lessons and buys gentleman's clothes in the hopes of aspiring to her hand. But Vicky, who thinks he has deserted her now she is a fine lady, is lonely enough to accept an offer of marriage from her guardian's spendthrift son, and when Bert reads of the engagement in the newspapers he abandons London and goes down to live in Kent where they were once happy together. When Vicky discovers her suitor's true mercenary nature, however, she abandons the high life and the conditions of her fortune along with it and seeks out Bert... who is nowhere to be found... With the last of her money she goes back to the hop-fields and the little house they once wished they could buy. Unbeknownst to her, Bert used the profits from the sale of his business to buy it himself - and the lovers are reunited, with Victoria's troublesome inheritance happily relinquished to charitable works.
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Doorsteps
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MovieMar 1, 1916

Doorsteps

A boarding house skivvy helps a poor playwright, becomes an …
A boarding house skivvy helps a poor playwright, becomes an actress and saves him from an insane convict.
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1915
A Welsh Singer
MovieDec 1, 1915

A Welsh Singer

A shepherdess becomes an opera star. A shepherd becomes a …
A shepherdess becomes an opera star. A shepherd becomes a sculptor.
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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MovieNov 16, 1915

Far from the Madding Crowd

A girl farmer weds a faithless …
A girl farmer weds a faithless sergeant who is killed by her suitor, and realises she loves the bailiff.
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My Old Dutch
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MovieJun 1, 1915

My Old Dutch

A young English couple meet, fall in love and marry. They soon …
A young English couple meet, fall in love and marry. They soon have a son, whom they believe will be able to achieve a position in the world that they were never able to. However, as the son grows up, it appears that he will be a huge disappointment to them.
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1914
Through the Valley of Shadows
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MovieOct 1, 1914

Through the Valley of Shadows

A doctor cures his wife of …
A doctor cures his wife of brain fever after she stabs her film star lover.
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Daisy Doodad's Dial
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MovieApr 1, 1914

Daisy Doodad's Dial

Daisy and her husband both go in for a face-pulling contest, but …
Daisy and her husband both go in for a face-pulling contest, but when the big day comes she is unable to attend the competition, and her husband wins instead. When the next opportunity ...
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1913
The Lucky Stone
MovieNov 1, 1913

The Lucky Stone

A shy wooer feigns a head injury to gain sympathy.
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The Younger Sister
MovieOct 1, 1913

The Younger Sister

Strong parental objection toward her sweetheart, Jack Evans, …
Strong parental objection toward her sweetheart, Jack Evans, causes Peggy Wright to make life unbearable for her brother's friends, Professor Dinglefritz and his son, Algy, who are visiting the Wright homestead during their vacation from college. Mr. Wright is called away suddenly on business and instructs his son to keep Peggy from seeing Jack Evans. Peggy then proceeds to get even. Disguised as a little girl, she introduces herself to the professor and Algy as Peggy's younger sister. An interesting lecture is being given by the learned professor, but Peggy is seized with a "violent" attack of sneezing and the professor is forced to abandon his work. A little later, shouts of "help" are heard and Peggy's brother, the professor and Algy rush to the edge of the lake and are terrified at seeing bubbles forming on the surface of the water. Believing that Peggy has fallen in the lake and is being drowned, they secure a long pole and are frantically trying to rescue her, when she opens a window in the summer house and asks what they are fishing for. A garden hose, with one end in the water and the other in the summer house, reveals the fact that Peggy was just blowing through the hose and that no drowning was taking place. The would-be rescuers leave the scene, thoroughly disgusted with Peggy and her pranks. Professor Dinglefritz and Algy decide to leave this place of foolishness and return home. Peggy hears of this and enters upon a plan to prevent their sudden departure. Just as the Dinglefritzes are leaving. Peggy, having put aside the little girl disguise, enters and explains that she is Peggy and that she wishes to make amends for her younger sister's behavior. Algy and his father fall completely in love with charming Peggy. In the quietude and shadows of a friendly old tree in the garden, the professor proposes and Peggy tells him that she will give him her answer the next evening at ten o'clock. Algy proposes the same evening and receives the same assurance. The next evening at ten finds Peggy, dressed as her younger sister again, awaiting the professor and Algy. She does not have to wait long, for first the professor appears followed closely by his son. Both are amazed at finding each other present, but still greater is their surprise when instead of Peggy awaiting them, they find her younger sister, who explains that she has just escaped from her room and wants them to help her meet her lover. Only too glad to do anything that will take her away from the spot where they were to receive Peggy's answer, they assist her to a small boat, in which she crosses to the other side of the lake, where her sweetheart is awaiting her. Thereupon the professor and Algy hurry back to the garden, but find no Peggy. Instead, a note which Peggy has left, explains that Peggy and the younger sister are the one and the same person.
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The Deerslayer
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MovieMay 7, 1913

The Deerslayer

Wah-Ta-Wah, or Hist, the lady-love of Chingachgook, a …
Wah-Ta-Wah, or Hist, the lady-love of Chingachgook, a Delaware chief, has been captured by the warlike Hurons. Chingachgook asks the aid of Deerslayer, a white man brought up among the ...
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The Skull
MovieFeb 5, 1913

The Skull

Just as the bead clerk and his assistants are closing up the …
Just as the bead clerk and his assistants are closing up the jewelry store for the day, a package containing a very costly necklace arrives by special messenger. The large safe deposit vault has been closed for the night and the time clock set. The head clerk is fearful to leave the necklace in the store and so decides to take it home. His actions have been closely watched by one of the junior clerks, with sinister and stealthy glances. As soon as the head clerk has gone, his young assistant hastily leaves the store and meets one of his pals, whom he tells about the necklace. It does not need a second glance to learn that his pal is a professional burglar and his interest in the necklace is very keen. Jordan, the head clerk, when he reaches home, puts the necklace in a small house safe. He has an engagement that evening, and is obliged to leave his wife alone. Later she decides to retire, and has no sooner done so than she hears a noise in the room below. She goes downstairs and on entering the room is met by the young clerk and his companion burglar. They seize her and she falls in a faint, continuing their work upon the safe, they have just succeeded in opening it when some medical college students who are on a lark, pass the house and seeing the open window, throw a skull which they are carrying, through the window into the room. It falls directly in front of the burglars who are so startled and frightened at the gruesome sight they hastily retire from the room. Mrs. Jordan, who has recovered, hastily opens the safe, takes out the necklace from the case in the safe and hides it in the hollow of the skull and resumes her position upon the floor. The burglars return, open the door of the safe, take out the case and are so surprised and disgusted on seeing nothing in it they hurriedly take their departure from the house. They have no sooner left, when her husband returns and finds her lying upon the floor. He picks her up. She smiles and then bursts into a laugh and picking up the skull, she quickly extracts the necklace from it. In his happiness at her safety and her cleverness in outwitting the burglars, he can only give her a kiss of appreciation. The next morning, Mrs. Jordan comes to the store with him, and while there, she recognizes the young clerk as one of the burglars of the night before. Police headquarters is notified by telephone and on the arrival of the police, the young fellow is taken into custody and through him, his pal is arrested.
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1912
When Persistency and Obstinacy Meet
MovieOct 9, 1912

When Persistency and Obstinacy Meet

Henry Ford deeply loves …
Henry Ford deeply loves Dorothy Ellis, but he cannot abide her poodle dog. She resents his reflections upon her pet. They quarrel and Henry in a "peeve" leaves. Later, he repents his hasty action and telephones Dorothy, who refuses to answer the 'phone, telling her maid to do so. This is a complete setback to Henry, but he still persists, writing her a letter which she returns to him unanswered. He is not discouraged. He sees his sweetheart in a millinery store making a purchase, which is later delivered to her home by the expressman. Henry follows the man and induces him to exchange costumes with him and allow him to deliver the package. He is admitted to Dorothy's home. At first she does not recognize him in his disguise, but when she docs, she treats him as she would any common carrier. He is repulsed. He keeps at it, this time following her to the theater, masquerading as a woman. No use, she will have nothing to do with him. He tries again, attending a reception to which he and Dorothy have been invited. She arrives at the place d'affair in her limousine, and he in his conveyance, at the same time. After the reception, he tries to attract Dorothy's attention and secure a dance with her, but she obstinately resists him. He determines upon a coup. He gives the attendant who announces the conveyances at the door his limousine check for Dorothy's, which he found on the sidewalk. Both their vehicles are alike. Henry gets in his machine and hides under the lap robes. When Dorothy comes out of the mansion to return home, she enters his machine, supposing it to be her own. After they have proceeded some distance. Henry bobs out from under the robes and reveals himself. Dorothy at first will not listen to his overtures for forgiveness, but finally she weakens and cannot help but acknowledge his persistency as proof positive of his firm and lasting love for her.
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The Irony of Fate
MovieSep 28, 1912

The Irony of Fate

Virginia Jameson, a girl of lovely disposition, is wooed by a …
Virginia Jameson, a girl of lovely disposition, is wooed by a man much older than herself whom she very much dislikes, but who stands very high in the favor of her parents. She might have married another man had not fate decreed otherwise. She meets and accidentally escapes the man she could have loved and would have married; she stooped to tie her shoe-strings, diverting her attention from him. Had their eyes met, both their lives would have been different. Leroy Farley, the man favored by her parents, prevails and she marries him. Her life is unhappy, notwithstanding his great riches and social prominence. One day, out for a stroll, she meets some little children, her heart goes out to them as she thinks of the comfort they might be to her were they her own. As she stoops to kiss one of them, Harry Weston, the man whom she could have loved and would have loved her with all his heart, happens by, gazing with admiration on her and the scene before him. As a married woman, she naturally repulses his stare and passes on to her home, where in meditation and loneliness, she thinks of her unsatisfied life and the irony of fate. While she is thus engaged, Harry Weston, in his bachelor apartments, pictures in his reverie, life and what it might have been made to him had he married the woman he met and could have loved.
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Aunty's Romance
MovieJul 13, 1912

Aunty's Romance

In honor bound, Stephen Fiske, Jr., son of a supposed …
In honor bound, Stephen Fiske, Jr., son of a supposed millionaire, tells Doris Myhtle, his fiancée, that the death of his father has revealed that he has died penniless and left him a poor man. She is so disappointed she returns her engagement ring to him, which he throws into the fire. He is obliged to go to work as an ordinary laborer. She tells her Aunt Patience, with whom she lives, and the old lady confides the romance of her life to her. She was engaged to Stephen's father. She rejected him and it was the regret of her life, and almost broke her heart when he married another woman. One evening, Aunt Patience, after a day's shopping, entering her home, slips, injuring herself, and Stephen, returning from his day's work, finds her on the area step, and carries her into the house. He calls a doctor, who pronounces her injuries fatal. The old lady recognizes Stephen, of whom she is very fond, and who closely resembles his father. She expresses a hope that he and Doris will be wedded to each other, and again repeats the romance of her life. As she does so, visions of the happy retrospect appear before her and she passes away in thoughts of that past happiness, and a full realization of the joys that await her in the life beyond. Grieving at the loss of their good friend, Doris and Stephen, kneeling at her bedside, touch hands, and looking into each other's eyes, they ask each other if they will fulfill Aunt Patience's hope. The mutual fervor with which they silently embrace each other is their answer.
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Indian Romeo and Juliet
MovieJan 30, 1912

Indian Romeo and Juliet

Oniatare, a young brave of …
Oniatare, a young brave of the tribe of the Hurons, and Kowa, a chief of the Mohicans, are in love with Ethona, or "The River Flower," an Indian Princess. The Hurons and the Mohicans are sworn enemies. The young brave and "The River Flower" meet from time to time. Kowa notices this and in plaintive song would lure the fair Ethona to him. But it is of no avail. The Great Medicine Man of the Mohicans prescribes rest and a sleeping potion, which she takes and falls into a deep sleep. Both Oniatare and Kowa meet at her uncovered pyre. They fight a duel unto the death. Oniatare slays the older man, and then plunges the dagger deep into his own breast, dropping lifeless. The falling of his body across hers arouses her from her sleep and she awakens to behold his self-sacrifice, a still stronger evidence of his love for her. Seizing the blood-stained dagger from his breast, she thrusts it into the heart which goes out to his.
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The Path of True Love
MovieJan 6, 1912

The Path of True Love

Among the green hills and …
Among the green hills and running brooks, we follow the country boy and girl, who are happy in the contentment of their hearts and a ripening love for each other. In contrast we see another picture of a city boy and girl with entirely different surroundings, at odds with each other and the boy disturbed by the coquettishness and indifference of the girl. To assuage his wounded feelings, he tells her he will go away to the country where, among far different scenes, he will die of a broken heart. While "dying" he meets the young country girl and soon forgets all about his city sweetheart. He makes love to the girl. To further his interests and make her succumb to his blandishments, he tears his clothing, puts blackberry stain upon his face and lies down at the foot of a cliff, where the country girl, on return from milking, finds him. She helps him to her home, where the young man is attended by her father and the rest of the family. The rustic youth is almost forgotten. And we have almost forgotten the young city girl, who now makes her appearance in the country. The country lad readily sees through and exposes the ruse by which the city chap has been trying to gain sympathy. While this is taking place the city girl confronts her erstwhile lover and he, forgetting all about his pretended pain, clasps her to his arms. At the close we are brought back to a scene similar to the first one. The country maiden, all forlorn, is plucking the petals from a bunch of flowers which she holds in her hands, repeating, "To-day, to-morrow or never," when her country lover softly approaches her and folds her in his arms, saying, "Today."
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1911
A Tale of Two Cities
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MovieFeb 21, 1911

A Tale of Two Cities

Barrister Sydney Caron falls in love with lovely Lucie Manette, …
Barrister Sydney Caron falls in love with lovely Lucie Manette, daughter of a victim of the oppressive French aristocracy. After he successfully defends falsely accused Charles Darney, Carton's love for Lucie remains unrequited as she marries Darnay. When Darnay is ultimately condemned to death by a revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror, his only hope for rescue lies with Carton.
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1910
Francesca da Rimini
MovieNov 19, 1910

Francesca da Rimini

It is a beautiful story simply and clearly told; it all happened in …
It is a beautiful story simply and clearly told; it all happened in the thirteenth century. Francesca is the daughter of Guido da Polentia, the Lord of Ravenna, Italy. Lanciotto (the Lame), a hunchback of Rimini, becomes enamored of Francesca, although he has never seen her. Her father secures her consent to marry Lanciotto, who sends his brother Paola, a handsome youth, to bring her to Rimini and arrange the nuptials. Paola arriving at the court of Ravenna, Francesca thinks he is Lanciotto and falls in love with him at first sight, and he with her, but Paola controls his heart's desire by proving faithful to his brother's mission. When Francesca meets Lanciotto she is shocked at his attractive brother, whom she really loves and, in fact, shows her preference. Lanciotto sees it and knows the reason, but persists in his attentions and intentions, and, by the persuasion of her father, Francesca is married to Lanciotto. Just after the marriage ceremony, before the bride and groom leave the magnificent cathedral with all its grand architecture, a messenger from the guards of the city rushes in and hands Lanciotto, who is captain of the soldiery, a message that he must join his army and be off to war. Ever faithful to the call of duty, Lanciotto takes his sword from the bearer of the message, gives Francesca over to the care of Paola during his absence, and hastily departs. Pepe, the jester of the court, heartily dislikes Lanciotto, and readily sees the true state of affairs and never fails to mock and ridicule his crippled master. He is delighted when he learns that Francesca and Paola love each other, and is constantly on the "qui vive" for evidence of his suspicions. The lovers in the gorgeous gardens of Rimini are wrapped in love's sweet thoughts and rhapsody, and are irresistibly drawn in each other's embrace, kiss and stand transfixed. Pepe, spying every movement of the couple, dashes from his place of hiding and hastens to Lanciotto's camp, running through the wood and glen like a maddened hound. He reaches Lanciotto's tent, informs him of his wife's and brother's unfaithfulness, only to meet the cripple's wrathful indignation and contempt. The shaft of venom has been sunk deep by Pepe into the heart of Lanciotto, urging him to mount his horse and gallop furiously in the midst of an approaching storm to his palace, there to learn the truth of the jester's report. As the lightning flashes and the thunder roars he reaches the portals of his home, throws aside the curtains and beholds his wife in the embrace of his brother. With terrible denunciations and uncontrolled anger he draws his dagger, raises it to kill, when a stroke of lightning, attracted by the glistening steel, glances from the dagger and strikes the two lovers dead. The climax is a conception of dramatic art, inspired genius, sustaining to the end what proves the par excellence of the Vitagraph "life portrayals."
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Auld Robin Gray
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MovieOct 18, 1910

Auld Robin Gray

Young Jamie loved a lassie and she loved him. His love was …
Young Jamie loved a lassie and she loved him. His love was strong but his purse was weak, and so he went to sea to make his fortune with which to claim his lassie as his bride. The good ship "Ben Lomond" bore him away, and while he was on the seas the lassie's father had his arm broken, when the gypsies stole their cow and the mother of the lassie was taken sick. They were poor folk and the lassie was obliged to spin and weave, keep the house, care for her father and nurse her mother. "Auld Robin Grey," a friend of the family, generous and true, aids them in the time of their need and kindly bestows his beneficence whenever he can do so without pretension or obtrusion. He likes the father and the mother, but he loves the daughter. He asks her to marry him. Her parents favor good old Robin Grey, but the daughter still loves Jamie, and she cannot give heart and hand to another. Men must work and women must weep, but it seems the poor lassie must do both, for it is not long before there is great sorrow and excitement among the town folk. The ship "Ben Lomond" is announced as wrecked, with Jamie and all on board lost. They try to keep the news from Jenny, but bad news travels quickly, and despite Robin Grey's efforts to have the shock come to her as gently as possible she sees the bulletin posted on the outside of the ship chandler's and is supported from falling by her faithful friend Robin. Giving up her Jamie as gone to a watery grave, she is urged to marry Robin Grey, while her heart is at the bottom of the sea. Robin proves a good husband and she tries to be a good wife to him, although she does not love him. Like one from the dead Jamie escapes the wreck and comes back to claim Jennie's hand and heart. She can scarcely believe she sees aright, and she is not easily convinced that her Jamie is alive and talking to her, and when she does realize it she tells him she is the wife of "Auld Robin Grey," and he is a good man and she will do her best to be a faithful wife to him. Jamie and she kiss and then part from each other, to go their own ways as their consciences direct.
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Peg Woffington
MovieJul 26, 1910

Peg Woffington

Two men, Sir Charles Pomander and Ernest Vane, both fall in …
Two men, Sir Charles Pomander and Ernest Vane, both fall in love with Peg at the same time. Pomander's offer, on account of the manner in which it is made, Peg resents as an insult. Vane's, on the other hand, is agreeable to her, for she falls desperately in love with this handsome young country gentleman. All goes well, and Peg things Vane's love is honorable and that he intends to make her his wife. Great then is her surprise when, at a banquet given in her honor at Vane's home, Mrs. Vane unexpectedly arrives. Peg, not knowing who she is, and seeing the strange woman rush into the arms of her suitor, asks, "Who is this woman?" This is my wife,'' is the reply which transfixes Peg as if she were struck by a thunderbolt. Mrs. Vane asks her husband to introduce her to the company and he tries to give some excuse. Peg, concealing her feelings beneath a brave air, steps into the breach and introduces the entire assemblage, saving the day for Vane and permitting the company to withdraw gracefully. Vane tries to explain matters to Peg and suggests that they elope, but she spurns him and his offer. Pomander, seeing the breach between Vane and his pretty, charming wife, attempts to make love to the latter and receives from her the same treatment that Vane did from Peg. In his anger Pomander tells Mrs. Vane of the attentions which her husband has paid to the famous actress, Peg Woffington. He then withdraws. As Mrs. Vane is about to leave the room Peg and Vane enter. They do not see her as she is in the doorway. Vane is pleading with Peg to go away with him. The scene is interrupted by Mrs. Vane coming toward her husband and. after upbraiding him, fainting in the midst of her angry outburst. Peg views the scene before her with mingled emotions. She still loves Vane, though she has rejected him, and sneers somewhat at the sentiment of the wife. We next see Peg in the green room of a theater trying to study the lines of her part. Mrs. Vane is ushered in and pleads with Peg to give up her husband. Peg at first is inclined to be cold, and the other woman sobs in her despair. Peg is moved to pity and, taking Mrs. Vane in her arms, she promises that she will help her. The question now is how a reconciliation can be effected between Vane and his wife. A brilliant idea suggests itself to the mind of Peg. She writes a letter to Pomander under Mrs. Vane's signature, in which she asks him to meet her (Mrs. Vane) at the rooms of Triplet, the playwright, at two o'clock the following day. Mrs. Vane objects to the sending of this note until Peg explains the nature of the trick. Peg writes another letter to Vane, telling him that if he wishes to save scandal to his name he will be at the rooms of Triplet the following day at two o'clock. This letter is signed, "A Friend." Mrs. Vane now becomes a willing confederate of Peg's. Triplet, by the way, is a poor playwright whom Peg has made an appointment to read one of his tragedies. His home is in a garret, and there the next day before two o'clock for a reading of the play. We see the generosity and bounty of Peg in the way in which she relieves the distress of Triplet, his wife and children, and makes the poor man happy, for the moment at least. When Triplet finishes reading his tragedy Peg expresses her delight with it, and indicates to him that it is a work of art. At this point Mrs. Vane arrives, and Peg explains to Triplet that she wishes to receive some friends in the room. Triplet withdraws. Peg disguises herself in Mrs. Vane's cloak and sends Mrs. Vane out of the room. Having received their separate letters the men concerned arrive in proper order. Pomander thinks he is making love to the wife of his friend and is becoming very ardent in his declarations when the indignant husband dashes into the room. The two men are about to fight with swords, when Peg casts off her disguise and brings each man to a full realization of the error of his ways. Vane, who has learned to value the affection of a true wife, is happy when she comes to his arms, and Pomander, the foppish villain of the story, is politely shown the door. Happiness comes to all save Peg, whose heart has received wound which only her great ability as an actress enables her to conceal.
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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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1909
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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MovieDec 25, 1909

A Midsummer Night's Dream

In ancient Athens, four young …
In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.
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Launcelot and Elaine
MovieNov 13, 1909

Launcelot and Elaine

The scene opens as King Arthur declares the ninth of the …
The scene opens as King Arthur declares the ninth of the tournaments, the prize of which is the last of nine diamonds. Queen Guinevere declares that illness will prevent her attendance and promptly Launcelot declares that he will not enter the lists, supposing that the Queen's indisposition is but the excuse for their meeting. His declaration is received with surprise, for he has won the other tournaments and wields the mightiest lance. The Queen quickly undeceives the sharer of her guilty love and bids him go to the tournament and win. Launcelot rides forth, attended only by his squire, and, coming to the castle of Astolot, demands of its lord a plain shield that his identity may he hidden. He is made welcome and given the shield of Sir Torre whose shield is yet blank, for he was defeated by Launcelot at the last tournament and may not blazon his arms upon his shield until he has achieved a victory. Launcelot leaves his own shield, bearing his device, in the care of the lovely Elaine, who urges him to wear her broidered sleeve upon his helmet when he rides against the others in the lists. Though he never before has worn a lady's gage, he accepts the favor and rides forth, little thinking of the damage he is doing. At Camelot he again defeats all other knights, but in the last encounter he is himself sorely wounded and is carried off the field by the faithful Sir Lavaine. A dagger has been thrust beneath his shoulder and its removal is followed by so copious a flow of blood that Lavaine hurries him to a hermit's cave, where he is cared for. King Arthur has sent Sir Gawain in search of the stranger knight, whose prowess has roused comment and it is Gawain who first brings to Astolot the news of Launcelot's victory and wound. Elaine goes to the hermit's cave, where she nurses him back to health, but Launcelot loves only the Queen and at last he rides away without a farewell. He meant it in all kindness, but he has broken the tender heart of the gentle maid, and on the bed of death she writes him a farewell and "the dead steered by the dumb," goes to Arthur's Court to bear the last adieu. Sadly the Queen places flowers upon the bier and Launcelot, oppressed by grief keeps knightly vigil beside the fragile form, finding there the repentance that in time purged his soul from the crime of illicit love.
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King Lear
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MovieMar 27, 1909

King Lear

An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, …
An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
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1908
The Merchant of Venice
MovieDec 22, 1908

The Merchant of Venice

A rich merchant, Antonio is …
A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him.
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Miss Sherlock Holmes
MovieDec 4, 1908

Miss Sherlock Holmes

Jack Rose & Jim Dalton are both employed in the same …
Jack Rose & Jim Dalton are both employed in the same broker's office, are both in love with the boss's daughter Nell. Nell favors Jack. Learning that Dalton is planning mischief, Nell disguises as a boy and gets employed in same office. Long story short, Dalton speculates loses and tries to frame Jack. Nell's Sherlock Holmes' detective work saves the day, Jack is exonerated, and Nell's Dad agrees she can marry Jack. Florence Turner, as Nell.
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Saved by Love
MovieNov 3, 1908

Saved by Love

A crusty old uncle, whose niece refuses to marry the man he …
A crusty old uncle, whose niece refuses to marry the man he selects, leaves a clause in his will requiring that she marry on a certain day, or be disinherited. Confronted with the loss of a fortune, or immediate marriage, reluctant to forego her freedom, being as yet "heart-whole" and "fancy-free," she decides on a plan that allows a loophole. A homeless man, drifting, discouraged, is induced to become her husband, and paid a large amount on condition that he absent himself for a legal period, and then submit to a divorce. After the marriage he decides on a fitting celebration. Comfortably seated in a saloon, he muses o'er the strange adventure. In a reverie he sees again the woman he has wed. Amused at first, the "man within" awakes, and he resolves to meet Fate's jest with one to match, to earn a name and fortune, return and win the love of the woman he has wed. In the West, seeking gold, he prevents a stagecoach hold-up: among the passengers is an Eastern banker, from whom he receives an invitation to visit when in New York. Striking it rich, he returns East at the time appointed, meets his wife at the banker's under an assumed name. It is a case of love at first sight, but her happiness is shadowed by the memory of her hasty marriage. Her lawyer advises that her husband will be on hand at the time agreed. Timidly facing her ordeal, she hears the visitor announced, rises, in dread, and meets the man she loves!
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Romeo and Juliet
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MovieJun 6, 1908

Romeo and Juliet

Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual …
Two feuding houses are united with the marriage and eventual death of their children.
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Macbeth
MovieApr 19, 1908

Macbeth

Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.
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1885
Florence Turner
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Florence Turner

Florence Turner was born.
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