English Film Actor

Frank Elliott

  • Feb 11, 1880 (age 140)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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1951
Darling, How Could You!
MovieAug 8, 1951

Darling, How Could You!

Based on James Barrie's …
Based on James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York, a young girl who believes she's learned "the seamy side of life" from a risque play takes it upon ...
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1947
Life with Father
MovieAug 14, 1947

Life with Father

A financier from New York City rules his numerous family, …
A financier from New York City rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper.
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1940
I Take This Woman
MovieFeb 2, 1940

I Take This Woman

Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love …
Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he becomes physician to the rich, abandoning his clinic services to the poor.
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1938
Doctor Rhythm
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MovieMay 6, 1938

Doctor Rhythm

Dr. Bill Remsen pretends to be a policeman, and ends up …
Dr. Bill Remsen pretends to be a policeman, and ends up being assigned to guard Judy Marlowe. Amazingly, he falls in love with her.
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1937
Bulldog Drummond Escapes
MovieJan 22, 1937

Bulldog Drummond Escapes

Captain Drummond becomes …
Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.
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1930
Take the Heir
MovieJan 15, 1930

Take the Heir

A butler impersonates his tippler boss and falls for a beautiful …
A butler impersonates his tippler boss and falls for a beautiful young maid. However, a notorious gold-digger, who thinks the butler is the wealthy young man he's impersonating, sets her sights on him.
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1928
Easy Virtue
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MovieMar 5, 1928

Easy Virtue

Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a …
Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's secret.
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1927
The Tender Hour
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MovieMay 1, 1927

The Tender Hour

The Tender Hour is a 1927 American romantic drama …
The Tender Hour is a 1927 American romantic drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice, written by Winifred Dunn, and starring Billie Dove, Ben Lyon, Montagu Love, Alec B. Francis, Constantine Romanoff, and Laska Winter. It was released on May 1, 1927, by First National Pictures.
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1926
The Lady from Hell
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MovieJan 7, 1926

The Lady from Hell

The Lady from Hell released.
1925
The Gold Hunters
MovieDec 1, 1925

The Gold Hunters

The Gold Hunters released.
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 Fighting Demon
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MovieMay 24, 1925

The Fighting Demon

The Fighting Demon is a 1925 American silent melodrama …
The Fighting Demon is a 1925 American silent melodrama film. Directed by Arthur Rosson, the film tars Richard Talmadge, Lorraine Eason, and Dick Sutherland. It was released on May 24, 1925.
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Speed Wild
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MovieMay 10, 1925

Speed Wild

Speed Wild released.
1924
Love's Wilderness
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MovieDec 14, 1924

Love's Wilderness

A worthless Frenchmen cad, Paul L'Estrange, leads a young …
A worthless Frenchmen cad, Paul L'Estrange, leads a young Southern girl, Linda Lou Heath, from the shelter of her home in Dixie to a cabin in the Canadian wilderness, where he soon tires of his new plaything. He has a friend carry a message of his death to her and leaves her to the ravages of a cold Canadian winter. Her childhood sweetheart, David Tennant, comes to her rescue, they marry, and he takes a position in Malaysia. There, she finds her first husband, whom she thought dead, serving a term in the government prison...and soon to be released. The southern belle, the former Linda Lou Heath, from the 'land o' cotton', is now in a Malayan jungle, is now Linda Lou Heath L'Estrange Tennant and now has two husbands.
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The Painted Lady
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MovieSep 28, 1924

The Painted Lady

The Painted Lady is a 1924 American drama film directed …
The Painted Lady is a 1924 American drama film directed by Chester Bennett and written by Thomas Dixon Jr.. The film stars George O'Brien, Dorothy Mackaill, Harry T. Morey, Lucille Hutton, Lucille Ricksen and Margaret McWade. The film was released on September 28, 1924, by Fox Film Corporation.
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Sinners in Silk
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MovieSep 1, 1924

Sinners in Silk

Aging roué Arthur Merrill meets flapper Penelope Stevens on …
Aging roué Arthur Merrill meets flapper Penelope Stevens on an ocean liner and decides to undergo rejuvenation surgery so that he may enjoy life again. Transformed, he attends a wild jazz party given by Penelope and persuades her to visit his apartment, but he finds that she is a "good girl" and only flirting. After he gives Penelope a scare and a lecture, her old beau, Brock Farley, enters with a letter to Arthur that reveals Brock to be his son. Arthur gladly steps aside, renounces his wild living, and returns to a simple life. - Motion Picture News 1924.
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The Torrent
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MovieAug 1, 1924

The Torrent

The Torrent released.
For Sale
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MovieJun 15, 1924

For Sale

For Sale is a 1924 American drama film directed by George …
For Sale is a 1924 American drama film directed by George Archainbaud and written by Fred Stanley. The film stars Claire Windsor, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Ellis, Mary Carr, Tully Marshall and John Patrick. The film was released on June 15, 1924, by Associated First National Pictures.
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The Goldfish
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MovieMar 30, 1924

The Goldfish

The Goldfish is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed …
The Goldfish is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by Jerome Storm and starring Constance Talmadge, Jack Mulhall and Frank Elliott.
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Secrets
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MovieMar 24, 1924

Secrets

After 40 years of struggle on the Wyoming frontier, a woman …
After 40 years of struggle on the Wyoming frontier, a woman reflects on her hardscrabble life with her unfaithful husband.
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1923
Gentle Julia
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MovieDec 24, 1923

Gentle Julia

Gentle Julia is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film …
Gentle Julia is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film based on the popular novel Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington. Directed by Rowland V. Lee, the film starred Bessie Love. It was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation, and is considered a lost film.
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Red Lights
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MovieSep 9, 1923

Red Lights

The wealthy owner of a railroad is about to be reunited with his …
The wealthy owner of a railroad is about to be reunited with his daughter, who was kidnapped in her childhood. However, a mysterious figure is attempting to frighten the girl away by having sinister and threatening messages flashed at her via red lights. A detective whose specialty is preventing crimes before they occur sets out to track down the villain, which in turns gets him mixed up in a murder aboard a speeding train.
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Ruggles of Red Gap
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MovieAug 7, 1923

Ruggles of Red Gap

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates …
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.
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Garrison's Finish
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MovieJan 15, 1923

Garrison's Finish

Billy Garrison, a jockey, is framed and suspended for throwing …
Billy Garrison, a jockey, is framed and suspended for throwing a face. Depressed, he goes to a bar and eventually gets into a fight. He loses his memory, and is taken to the home of pretty young Sue Desha, who gets him a job as a jockey for her father, Col. Desha. Unfortunately, the man who framed Billy, named Crimmins, finds out he's working for the Sue's father and reveals Billy's past to the colonel. Complications ensue.
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1922
The Impossible Mrs. Bellew
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MovieOct 22, 1922

The Impossible Mrs. Bellew

Lance Bellew ignores his …
Lance Bellew ignores his wife, Betty, for his mistress, Naomi Templeton, but becomes so enraged when he finds Betty in the company of Jerry Woodruff that he shoots this family friend. For the good of her son, Betty does not contest Lance's plea of just cause and self-defense. A jury agrees with Lance, and Betty's reputation is ruined. After the court takes away her son she travels to France, becomes friends with author John Helstan, but agrees with his father that she should break off the relationship for John's own good. John believes Betty to be a good woman, but he changes his mind when he witnesses her behavior at a party given by Count Radisloff. Meanwhile, Lance and his Aunt Agatha have had a change of heart. Aunt Agatha takes Lance, Jr., to France, and John hears the truth in time to rescue Betty from the count.
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1921
The Speed Girl
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MovieNov 1, 1921

The Speed Girl

20 year old Betty Lee becomes famous for her movie stunts …
20 year old Betty Lee becomes famous for her movie stunts with airplanes and high power roadsters. While horseback riding, she allows Ensign Tom Manley to believe that he has saved her from a runaway; then at the studio he meets her suitor, Carl D'Arcy. Betty evades Carl's marriage proposal and accepts Tom's luncheon invitation. Through a trick, she delays him in meeting his ship, and at the last minute, Betty, along with Tom and her press agent, Soapy Taylor, burn up the road to San Diego. Through Carl's plotting, the police arrest Betty for speeding and sentence her to 10 days in jail, although she manages to deliver Tom on time. Carl, trailed by revenue officers, shifts blame to Hilda, a chambermaid whom he has deceived, and she meets Betty in jail. Soapy plans a jail wedding for Carl and Betty as a publicity stunt, but Tom exposes Carl and wins the hand of Betty.
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Alias Ladyfingers
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MovieOct 31, 1921

Alias Ladyfingers

When Rachel Stetherill's daughter marries a man of whom she …
When Rachel Stetherill's daughter marries a man of whom she disapproves, Rachel disowns her. Five years later her daughter, now widowed, is killed. Her young son comes under the influence of a professional safecracker and is soon on his way to becoming a hardened criminal. Twenty yeas later the Stetherill family lawyer learns that the infamous thief known as Ladyfingers bears a striking resemblance to Rachel's husband--and has fallen in love with Enid, Mrs. Stetherill's young ward. Complications ensue.
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The Last Card
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MovieMay 23, 1921

The Last Card

The Last Card is an extant 1921 silent romantic drama film …
The Last Card is an extant 1921 silent romantic drama film directed by Bayard Veiller and starring May Allison. It was produced and distributed by Metro Pictures to poor audience reception.
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The Marriage of William Ashe
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MovieJan 17, 1921

The Marriage of William Ashe

The Marriage of William …
The Marriage of William Ashe is a lost 1921 American silent film directed by Edward Sloman and starring May Allison. It was produced and distributed by Metro Pictures. It is based on the 1905 British novel The Marriage of William Ashe by Mary Augusta Ward and its subsequent play adaptation by Margaret Mayo.
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1920
The Hope
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MovieSep 7, 1920

The Hope

The Hope is a surviving 1920 American silent comedy film …
The Hope is a surviving 1920 American silent comedy film directed by Herbert Blache and starring Jack Mulhall, Marguerite De La Motte, and Ruth Stonehouse. It was produced and distributed by the Metro Pictures company.
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Once to Every Woman
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MovieSep 6, 1920

Once to Every Woman

Aurora Meredith, the village blacksmith's eldest daughter, …
Aurora Meredith, the village blacksmith's eldest daughter, is blessed with a natural singing voice. One day, Mrs. Thorndyke, a wealthy New Yorker, visits Aurora's village and upon hearing the girl sing in the church choir is so impressed with her ability that she sends her abroad to study. At the end of her third year of studies, Aurora's benefactress dies, and she is forced to accept the aid of Juliantimo, an Italian admirer. After attaining great fame as a singer, Aurora returns to America in order to escape the attentions of her Italian admirer and is awarded the starring role in a new opera. Juliantimo follows the singer, however, and on opening night positions himself in a box above the stage, shoots Aurora and then kills himself. Aurora recovers but loses her voice, and with the loss of her talents, her friends begin to desert her. Lonely, Aurora returns home where she is welcomed by her family and her childhood sweetheart Phineas Scudder. The traumatic death of Aurora's mother restores her singing voice, but, finally realizing that true love comes but once to every woman, Aurora chooses to remain in the village as Phineas' wife.
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What Would You Do?
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MovieJan 1, 1920

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do? is a 1920 American silent drama film …
What Would You Do? is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Edmund Lawrence and Denison Clift. It starring Madlaine Traverse, George A. McDaniel, Frank Elliott, Charles K. French, Lenore Lynard, and Bud Geary. The film was released by Fox Film Corporation in January 1920.
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1919
Wings of the Morning
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MovieNov 24, 1919

Wings of the Morning

In Singapore, Captain Robert Anstruthers attempts to …
In Singapore, Captain Robert Anstruthers attempts to protect his friend, Colonel Costabel, from scandal since the colonel's wife is having an affair with Lord Ventnor. When Costabel travels to the interior, his wife and Ventnor have a rendezvous. Upon his return, Costabel discovers Ventnor's hat in his wife's boudoir. His wife tells him that Anstruthers has been annoying her and that Ventnor was trying to protect her from him. Anstruthers is court-martialed and sent away in disgrace. He enlists in the navy under the name of Robert Jenks and becomes a sailor aboard ship owned by Sir Arthur Deane. During a typhoon which wrecks the ship, Anstruthers saves the live of Deane's daughter, Iris. For several weeks, the two live alone on an island. They discover a gold mine, but are set upon by a band of pirates. Deane and Ventnor arrive on a gun boat and defeat the pirates. When Iris announces her engagement to Anstruthers, Ventnor tells Deane that if he does not break his daughter's engagement, he will withdraw his financial support. Deane refuses to interfere, and Anstruthers and Iris get married. Costabel's wife, who is enraged that Ventnor went in search of Iris, confesses everything to her husband, and Anstruthers' commission is restored.
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Love Insurance
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MovieAug 17, 1919

Love Insurance

Posing as a nobleman, Allan Harrowby takes out a policy …
Posing as a nobleman, Allan Harrowby takes out a policy with Lloyd's to insure that his upcoming marriage will occur, Dick Minot, Lloyd's assistant manager in the U. S., travels to San Marcos, Florida to handle anything that threatens to disrupt the wedding. On the train, Dick falls in love with Cynthia Meyrick, then discovers she is Harrowby's bride-to-be, he subdues his feelings. After a blackmailing valet claims to be Harrowby's older brother, the real brother and heir, George Harrowby, arrives and accuses the valet of stealing his yacht. Cynthia's father forbids the marriage until George, who says his children in Chicago would laugh at him if he called himself "Lord," resigns his title in favor of Allan. Cynthia, however, indignant when she learns of the insurance policy, calls off the wedding and spurns Dick for his part in it. Later, Dick once again meets Cynthia on a train, and love blossoms without trouble.
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The Cry of the Weak
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MovieMay 4, 1919

The Cry of the Weak

The Cry of the Weak is a lost silent film drama directed by …
The Cry of the Weak is a lost silent film drama directed by George Fitzmaurice, scripted by Ouida Bergère and starring Fannie Ward. Astra Films produced and Pathé Exchange distributed.
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The Love That Dares
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MovieApr 20, 1919

The Love That Dares

The Love That Dares is a lost 1919 silent film drama directed by …
The Love That Dares is a lost 1919 silent film drama directed by Harry Millarde and starring Madlaine Traverse. It was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation.
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The Scarlet Shadow
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MovieMar 10, 1919

The Scarlet Shadow

Moralistic Aunt Elvira, has raised Elena Evans and believes …
Moralistic Aunt Elvira, has raised Elena Evans and believes that because of Elena's mother, Elena possesses "the scarlet strain." Aunt Elvira scolds Elena when the youngster is caught flirting with Van Presby. Elena and Van sneak out to a movie and then return home where Aunt Elvira demands that they get married. Van's uncle, Harvey Presby, prevents the hurried marriage and takes Elena to the home of Van's mother Edith Presby. Mrs. Presby accepts Elena and sends Van off to college. When Mrs. Presby discovers that Uncle Harvey, in whom she is interested herself, has developed an interest in Elena, she plans to marry Elena off to Joseph Fleming. Elena later rebels and refuses to marry Joseph. Van returns from college, and in a drunken state tries to take advantage of Elena. Uncle Harvey rescues her and marries Elena himself. "The scarlet strain" turns out to be the sin of a second marriage.
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The Railroader
MovieMar 9, 1919

The Railroader

The Railroader released.
1917
The Double Standard
MovieSep 23, 1917

The Double Standard

The Double Standard released.
A School for Husbands
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MovieApr 5, 1917

A School for Husbands

A School for Husbands is a …
A School for Husbands is a lost 1917 American comedy silent film directed by George Melford, written by Hugh Stanislaus Stange and Harvey F. Thew, and starring Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Edythe Chapman, Frank Elliott, Mabel Van Buren and James Neill. It was released on April 5, 1917, by Paramount Pictures.
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1915
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo
MovieDec 2, 1915

Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo is a …
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo is a surviving 1915 American drama silent film directed by Frank Reicher and written by Marion Fairfax and E. Phillips Oppenheim. The film stars Theodore Roberts, Dorothy Davenport, Carlyle Blackwell, James Neill, Horace B. Carpenter and Frank Elliott. The film was released on December 2, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.
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Jewel
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MovieAug 30, 1915

Jewel

Jewel released.
Nearly a Lady
MovieAug 12, 1915

Nearly a Lady

That a fork was ever meant for anything but spearing bread …
That a fork was ever meant for anything but spearing bread never dawned on Frederica Calhoun until the arrival at her father's big Montana ranch of Lord Cecil Grosvenor, a prospective buyer. He opened her eyes to an hitherto undreamed of world of refinement and good form, and she in turn appealed to his imagination by her crack riding, her beautiful lariat dances which the cowboys had taught her, and her unfailing sweet disposition and sunny bubbling good spirits. But on their betrothal, with its subsequent visit to Lord Grosvenor's sister, a New York society woman the idyll showed a flaw. Redfern gowns, afternoon teas and the formal social routine of the patrician Knickerbockers did wonders for Frederica, transforming the cocoon into a butterfly. But to Grosvenor it was demoralizing, and word of his escapades reached Frederica's ears. The night of the French Ball she borrowed a suit of men's evening clothes and hid by a stage door where with her own eyes she saw her fiancé come out with the dashing show girl with whom his name had been connected. Indeed, Frederica's "young man" makeup was so complete that Grosvenor grew jealous when Frederica eyed his companion so straight and hard. The fatal breach was widened when Frederica's prospective sister-in-law peeked into her room after her return and deceived as her brother had been, felt it her duty to inform him she had seen "a man." This Frederica spiritedly admitted, inasmuch as the "man" was none other than herself, but Grosvenor presumed to wax furious, and the absurdity of such a stand disgusted her and she tossed the Englishman over. As a matter of fact, she was glad of the excuse, for she had all the time been playing straight with him only at the expense of holding off an old Montana sweetheart who had come to New York and made good. Her hands free, Frederica returned to a man whose word she knew was good as his bond, and, thanking her stars she had learned in time that a man was not to be judged by the way he handled a fork.
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The Scarlet Sin
MovieAug 2, 1915

The Scarlet Sin

Reverend Eric Norton leaves his position in a fashionable New …
Reverend Eric Norton leaves his position in a fashionable New York congregation to preach in a poor mining town, against the wishes of his wife, Cecelia. Disputes rage about the safety of ...
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The High Road
MovieApr 26, 1915

The High Road

The High Road released.
Sunshine Molly
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MovieMar 18, 1915

Sunshine Molly

"Sunshine Molly'' enters the oil town in search of work. Her …
"Sunshine Molly'' enters the oil town in search of work. Her first good deed is to help old Pete, whom she had met on the road, to carry his heavy bundle. She is seen to do this by "Bull" Forrest. Old Pete shows her the boarding house and she applies for work. Mrs. O'Brien and her daughter, Patsy, a slovenly girl, who have to do all the work, are tired out and seeing in Molly a willing worker, hire her and she starts in at once. "Bull" Forrest enters the dining room at this point and announces: "There's a new female in town." He is reproved by old Pete as Molly enters with food, and Bull in a spirit of bravado pinches her. Molly is furious, breaks a plate on his head and tells him to keep his hands to himself. Bull leaves the dining room in a rage. Pat O'Brien, whose wife runs the boarding house, owns an oil well in which he has sunk all his money and is greatly worried because it shows no sign of producing. Old Pete, now very weak and near the end, makes Bull a witness to his will in which he leaves his land and all on it to Molly. In the meantime Pat's well turns out to be a gusher and the O'Brien family move to town and enter society. The Widow Budd takes charge of the eating house during their absence and falls hopelessly in love with all her boarders, who show a preference for her daughter. At this juncture Mrs. O'Brien engages a professional matchmaker to find a man of family to marry her daughter. She is successful and on making known her intention of giving a reception to announce the engagement. Pat thinks it will be a good chance to give his old cronies in the oil fields a treat, so he secretly invites them to the reception. The night arrives and Mrs. O'Brien and her daughter, whom she now calls Patricia, are flattered by the large attendance of polite society, when who should file in but the workmen from the oil fields. Consternation follows, and Pat's wife is furious that he should have dared to invite such common people. Pat, angry at the insult to his cronies, departs with them to the oil fields, leaving his wife and daughter in sore straits, as the fiancée demands a marriage settlement. Bull Forrest has been shunned by his fellow workmen on account of his insult to Molly, and worried so over it that his nerves became affected, his sight troubled him and caused him to act so queerly that he was thought to be insane, and all avoided him. Molly discovered him stricken senseless one night, took him to his room and doctored him and his hate turned to love. Mrs. O'Brien with Patricia and her fiancée were compelled to follow Pat to Oilfield and on arriving were given a cool reception by the workmen, and the fiancée in retaliation tells them that he knows "Sunshine Molly" and that she has been a jailbird. The men are enraged at this insult to one whom they all think so highly of, and hurry him into the dining room where Molly is and demand to hear what he knows about her. Molly says that he is quite right as she was arrested once for attacking a man who would not keep his hands to himself, and pointing to him, tells the men that they will find a scar on his left shoulder. Bull tears the clothes away and reveals the scar, the men at once kick him out and he swears to be revenged. That night he sets fire to the oil field, which is destroyed, and Bull seeing him do the dastardly deed, pursues him to an old derrick where he climbs to the top, pursued by Bull. A part of the ladder breaks and the traducer is dashed to the ground and killed. Bull is carried to the boarding house and placed in Molly's room where he is tenderly cared for by Molly. Overcome by her kindness he sends a note to her by Pat asking her to have someone else wait on him, as "he can't keep his hands off her." Molly answers the note in person and tells him that loving each other as they do, it would not be long before, "a man can lay his hands on his wife."
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It's No Laughing Matter
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MovieJan 14, 1915

It's No Laughing Matter

Hi Judd, poet, postmaster …
Hi Judd, poet, postmaster and philosopher, is the sunshine of the village, a veritable doctor of happiness. His right arm the little world of the village leans on, the kind words he scatters broadcast reap their harvest of love for the old postmaster and the verses he writes (sometimes when he should be working) proclaims him the wit of the village. And because of the verse writing Mrs. Judd is often discouraged. Hi confides in his daughter, Bess, that he often stands in awe of Mrs. Judd when she catches him pencil in hand, with the woodpile untouched and the chores not done. But Bess is consoling and when Hi is not around she makes a collection of the verses and sends them on to a great newspaper. Theirs is a peaceful life that must have its dramatic climax and it all descends upon them at once. Jim Skinner, an unscrupulous, grasping old miser, holds the mortgage on the house and also has designs upon Hi's position as postmaster. Then the bank fails and shadows hang low. In the meantime drama is stirring within their home. Bess who had thought she cared for Hal, the station master is under the spell of Sam who has come from the city to be the new ticket agent. Hi, dubious of his character and regretting his daughter's change of heart, before it is too late, finds a picture of Sam, his wife and their baby. Hi recognizes in the wife, Belle, the long-missing daughter of Mother Wilkins, a widow of the village whose home has burned and who would have suffered privation had it not been for the generosity of Hi. He sends for Belle, making her believe the money and message come from Sam and when Sam is confronted with the wife and baby he sees there is nothing to be done but face the unexpected situation. The mortgage is due. Heartbroken, they are preparing to leave the little home when word comes from the newspaper: "Verses accepted, send them as fast as you can write them." Thus ends the story. Hi, with his $500 check from the newspaper pays off the mortgage, the future holds its promise; Mother Wilkins is happy with her daughter and the little baby, and Hal and Bess are engaged to be married.
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1914
On Suspicion
MovieNov 19, 1914

On Suspicion

Maud Grey has a heated argument with John Maddox, tile …
Maud Grey has a heated argument with John Maddox, tile prosecuting attorney, who is her fiance, over a third degree account in the newspaper. Maddox arrogantly defends the system and he and Maud part in a huff. The next morning Maud receives a letter from a wayward brother, asking her to come to Havenhurst, a nearby seaside resort. Telling her father that she intends to spend the night with a girl friend. Maud leaves the city. On the morning Maud is to reach Havenhurst, the hotel management receives a warning that Meg Slade and Speed Coyne, notorious hotel thieves, are operating in the territory. The warning is handed to the house detective. He meets the train on which Maud arrives and spots her for Meg Slade. Meanwhile, Speed Coyne ha« gone to work at the hotel and planned his loot in a pearl necklace, the property of a wealthy matron at the hotel. Meg Slade arrives by motor car as an ultra-fashionable lady, and is met by Speed in his capacity of bellhop. Meg makes the acquaintance of the matron and provides an opportunity to weaken the clasp of the necklace. That night while Meg entertains the matron, who through the breaking of the clasp has been forced to leave the necklace in her suite. Speed creeps down the fire escape from Meg's apartment and secures it. During the day, Maud has met her brother and given him money. He leaves, swings a freight train, and starts back to the city. Maud, shadowed by the hotel detective, returns to the hotel. In the morning she leaves early. Following her departure, the robbed matron announces her loss. The detective hurried to the depot too late to bead off Maud. Meg calmly walks out of the hotel with the necklace in her luggage, and dashes away from the hotel in her auto driven by Speed. The hotel detective telephones to the city police and the chief issues an order for the arrest of Maud and her brother. Both are apprehended and brought to headquarters and put through the third degree. When confronted with her brother Maud faints and is carried to cell. In the throes of hysterics, she answers "yes" to every question put to her. This constitutes a "confession" upon which the chief secures a complaint from Maddox. In the meantime Meg and Speed have been arrested for speeding and brought to Maddox's office. While his fiance has been undergoing the third degree, the prosecutor has been talking to the real crooks and lets them go as he issues a complaint for his betrothed. Maud is arraigned in court. All indications point to her guilt. The house detective has arrived and identifies her. Her confession is before the judge. He is about to hold her when Maddox enters court to handle the arraignment. He recognizes Maud and rescues her. In Maddox's office, Maud recovers her composure. As her eyes glance about, they discover the newspaper and the article over which she and her fiance had the controversy. She points to it. Maddox hangs his head and admits he has learned a lesson.
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1880
Frank Elliott
BirthFebruary 1880

Frank Elliott

Frank Elliott was born.
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