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Frank Hall Crane

  • Jan 01, 1873 - Sep 01, 1948 (age 75)
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1948
Frank Hall Crane
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Frank Hall Crane

Frank Hall Crane passed away.
1936
Step on It
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MovieJan 1, 1936

Step on It

A cop is fired from the force, attempts to solve a string …
A cop is fired from the force, attempts to solve a string of truck holdups.
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1934
Mystery Ranch
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MovieApr 12, 1934

Mystery Ranch

Tom Morris, a writer of western novels, receives an …
Tom Morris, a writer of western novels, receives an invitation to visit "Mystery Ranch", where he will see western men that make his characters look like sissies.Tom and his secretary Percy Jenkins arrive and are soon involved in a lot of staged happenings --- a lynching, a runaway, a fake feud, a chase after horse thieves --- strictly for his benefit. Tom is not fooled at all and ranch owner Mrs. Henderson and her daughter Mary and the ranch hands are ready to give up. Then, two real crooks, Blake and Kern, show up and Tom discovers they are carrying a bag of gold bullion. Tom thinks they are just part of another trick and decides to start playing some of his own.
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1932
Out of Singapore
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MovieSep 24, 1932

Out of Singapore

While a ship's captain is being slowly poisoned, a gang of …
While a ship's captain is being slowly poisoned, a gang of thugs try to take over the ship.
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1929
Children of the Ritz
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MovieFeb 17, 1929

Children of the Ritz

A spoiled rich girl falls for a poor chauffeur. Their situations …
A spoiled rich girl falls for a poor chauffeur. Their situations are changed when her family loses all their money and he wins $50,000 at a racetrack. They get married, but it's not long before she starts spending their money the way she used to spend hers. Complications ensue.
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1928
Bitter Sweets
MovieSep 5, 1928

Bitter Sweets

Bitter Sweets is a 1928 American silent crime film …
Bitter Sweets is a 1928 American silent crime film directed by Charles Hutchison and starring Barbara Bedford, Ralph Graves and Crauford Kent.
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1926
My Old Dutch
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MovieMay 23, 1926

My Old Dutch

Sal Gratton picks Joe Brown over Bill Sproat for her …
Sal Gratton picks Joe Brown over Bill Sproat for her husband. They marry and have a son, and Sproat watches them in anger over the passing years. Sal and Joe come into a fortune and they give their son all the advantages in life, but he turns to gambling and squanders their fortune. He departs to another country and his parents are sent to the poor house, still besieged by Sproat who has also become wealthy.
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1922
The Grass Orphan
MovieDec 1, 1922

The Grass Orphan

A rich uncle fakes his death and poses as a friend to make …
A rich uncle fakes his death and poses as a friend to make an extravagant couple earn their own living.
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Little Wildcat
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MovieNov 12, 1922

Little Wildcat

Robert Ware takes it upon himself to tame wild girl, …
Robert Ware takes it upon himself to tame wild girl, Mag, to prove to his doubting friend Arnold, he can turn her into a graceful young lady. Later, when Arnold is in the war, he meets a pretty nurse who greatly impresses him. Back home he recalls the pleasant encounter to Robert, telling him of the gentle beauty he never forgot. Mag, now Margaret, overhears the story and reveals to Arnold, she was the nurse. The surprised Arnold now has to admit that Robert was right about gentling the little wild cat.
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A Girl's Desire
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MovieSep 10, 1922

A Girl's Desire

A Girl's Desire released.
The Pauper Millionaire
MovieJun 1, 1922

The Pauper Millionaire

A millionaire is robbed, …
A millionaire is robbed, mistaken for a crook, and forced to work for a living.
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1917
Thais
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MovieDec 30, 1917

Thais

Paphnutius, a wealthy Alexandrian, is about to …
Paphnutius, a wealthy Alexandrian, is about to embrace the new faith of Christianity, but is persuaded by a friend to first see Thais, the most notable courtesan of her time. He falls in love with her, but is forced to kill a rival and conscience again urges him toward the new faith. He becomes a monk, but leaves the cloister to return to Alexandria to seek to convert Thais. In this he succeeds and she joins a nunnery. He saves her soul but loses his own peace of mind.
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An Alabaster Box
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MovieSep 10, 1917

An Alabaster Box

Lydia Bolton is only a child when financial difficulties …
Lydia Bolton is only a child when financial difficulties overtake her father. His fellow townsmen do not give him support and he goes to the wall. Andrew Bolton goes to prison an embezzler, cursed by everyone. Lydia is taken in charge by an uncle and the old Bolton mansion, once a proud landmark, is left to neglect. Time has not tempered the disposition of the community when Lydia Bolton comes back, her identity hidden in the name of Lydia Orr. She opens her purse first at a church festival, but her generosity is rewarded only by disparaging remarks and open hints of ulterior motives. She lives at the same boarding house as the young minister and tongues of scandal are at once loosed. Then she purchases the old Bolton mansion, her childhood home, and offers to buy at unreasonably high prices all antique furniture in the town. There is a rush to get all the girl's money, but a few decent folks seek to protect her and at once the town is split in two hostile camps. The minister has a sweetheart and she is jealous of Lydia, which adds to the complexity of her troubles. And in the midst of it all, Bolton, his prison term ended, steals back to town. Lydia and a few loyal friends seek to hide his identity, for a time, at least, but the senile old man eludes them and goes to the country store and proclaims himself. All the pent-up hatred against him now is turned against the daughter and the townspeople utterly blind to all she has done for them and the town, rush to the old Bolton home to wreck it and lynch Bolton. The old man, aided by the minister and Lydia's sweetheart, are striving to protect the girl when Bolton falls dead. This tragedy disperses the mob and finally Lydia's enemies come to see her and her efforts in their true light.
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1916
As in a Looking Glass
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MovieMar 6, 1916

As in a Looking Glass

Scandalous European …
Scandalous European temptress Lila Despard, travels to America to escape her lover, criminal Jack Firthenbras. On the ship, she meets Andrew Livingston, a United States Navy planner, and Senator and Mrs. Gales. Her new friends host a party for Lila in Washington, D.C., where a spy named Dromiroff threatens to expose her past unless she steals Andrew's secret naval plans. In order to secure the papers, Lila makes love to Andrew, but the plan backfires when she falls in love with him. Eventually, Lila agrees to marry Andrew, but during their honeymoon, Dromiroff abducts her from the bridal suite. At headquarters, Lila is shot while destroying the documents, and before dying, she telephones Andrew to confess her misdeeds. The conspirators are killed when their car plunges from a cliff.
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1915
The Stolen Voice
MovieAug 9, 1915

The Stolen Voice

A wealthy society matron is enchanted by a world …
A wealthy society matron is enchanted by a world-renowned opera singer. Her jealous boyfriend, seeing his meal ticket slipping away, hypnotizes the singer and renders him mute. His ploy works, and the singer, now unemployable, soon runs out of money and is reduced to utter poverty. However, a figure from his past is in a position to help him regain his former fame and fortune
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1914
Three Men Who Knew
MovieDec 10, 1914

Three Men Who Knew

Watson falls asleep while reading the novel, "The …
Watson falls asleep while reading the novel, "The Three Men Who Knew," an Oriental mystery. Asleep, he dreams and the dream seems horrible reality. He sees himself and two friends, Gibson and Ferguson, going through a series of strange adventures, commencing in an Oriental temple in India. The native worshipers are kneeling before their idol in adoration. The three men burst in and defame the god. The natives grovel in fear of what might be the result, but the three men, laughing loudly, leave the temple. The High Priest curses them with all the fervor of his enraged being. The three men return to America and forget the incident. But the curse of the High Priest follows them, and from some strange source each receives a miniature of the idol they have insulted. At Watson's home they all meet that evening, and as they stand to give each other a toast there appears in the center of the room the figure of the High Priest. They fear inwardly, but on the surface each displays a certain amount of bravado, fearing to be called a coward. Ferguson and Gibson go home with a strange feeling of impending disaster. But they laugh away these thoughts and go to bed. Strange things happen. In their sleep they see themselves, bound and gagged, carried into the temple to be sacrificed before the idol. The idol kills them by a stroke of lightning. The men awake in the morning and find on their arms a red design which they cannot erase. Watson awakens from a troubled sleep and finds on his dresser the miniature god surrounded by a strange light. He gets up and moves toward it, but it disappears. He turns on the light and finds no one. He puts out the light and the miniature returns. He becomes angry and throws the god out of the window. In the morning he finds the god has returned. So it goes until one of the men dies mysteriously. Watson, fearing for his own life, becomes a nervous wreck. He sees a figure and shoots at it, and then discovers it is his wife. Watson, terrified, turns the gun on himself and levels it at his head. There is a flash, and Watson awakens. It was the fuse blowing out that awakened him.
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Men and Women
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MovieAug 1, 1914

Men and Women

Robert Stevens robs the bank where he is employed, and …
Robert Stevens robs the bank where he is employed, and through the efforts of Calvin Stedman, the prosecuting attorney, he is sentenced to six years' imprisonment. While in jail his wife dies and his little daughter, Agnes, is placed in a convent. At the expiration of his sentence, Stevens locates his daughter and settles in Arizona, assuming the name of Stephen Rodman. He prospers and later is elected governor. Agnes, now in an Eastern school, is first to hear the good news, and tells her chum Dora Prescott. Will Prescott, Dora's brother, is in love with Agnes, and before the closing of school, he sends her his photograph. Dora returns to her home in New York and Agnes to Arizona. Will Prescott is cashier of the Jefferson National Bank, and Ned Seabury, his chum and assistant, is in love with Dora. Calvin Stedman, now counsel for the bank, is in love with Dora, and when he learns that she is engaged to Ned, he plans to be revenged. Agnes confesses to her father that she is in love with Will. She receives an invitation to visit the Prescotts and is delighted when her father gives his consent. Ned and Will speculate in stocks through Arnold Kirke, a broker, and Ned wins. Stedman sees Ned in Kirk's office, and, knowing that speculating is contrary to the rules of the bank, he decides to tell Israel Cohen, the president. Kirke is on the brink of ruin, and, to save himself, he begs Will to lend him some bonds, promising to return them after showing them to his creditors. Will is indebted to Kirke, and lends him bonds belonging to the bank. Stedman informs Cohen that Ned is speculating. Governor Rodman comes east to meet his prospective son-in-law and is introduced to Will. A panic occurs, and Kirke disposes of the bonds loaned by Will. Cohen's bank is also in trouble, and Will is worried. Governor Rodman decides to tell Will his secret before the latter marries Agnes, and confesses that he served time in prison for a bank theft. Will realizes that he is not worthy of Agnes, but if he breaks his engagement Agnes will believe it is on account of her father's crime. Kirke commits suicide. Calvin Stedman is instrumental in bringing about Ned's discharge, and when the bonds are discovered missing, Ned is placed under suspicion. Stedman is introduced to Governor Rodman and recognizes Robert Stevens, the ex-convict. Rodman is overcome at his discovery. Stedman tries to turn Dora against Ned by stating that her lover is a defaulter, but he is unsuccessful, as Dora believes Ned to be innocent. Will confesses to Agnes that Ned is innocent and that he took the bonds. Agnes half faints when she realizes that Will is telling the truth, but assures him of her love despite everything and plans to save Ned. The directors of the bank hold a midnight meeting at the president's home to decide what action to take. Agnes accompanies her father to the meeting, and pleads with him to make any proposition that will save Ned. Cohen is surprised when Agnes and her father are announced. Rodman is granted a private interview and tells Cohen that he is willing to supply the funds to save the bank if Ned is not prosecuted. Cohen promises to do all he can and to present the Governor's proposition before the directors. The meeting is called to order and the investigation is conducted by Cohen and Stedman. Ned pleads that he is innocent of the charge. Due to his having speculated in stocks, sentiment is not in his favor, and his statement in his own defense is not impressive. Stedman accuses Ned and Ned is wild with rage. Cohen submits Rodman's offer, but Stedman opposes its acceptance and discloses the fact that Rodman is an ex-convict. Rodman admits the charge, and pleads with the directors to allow him to save Ned from the disgrace he suffered. Stedman again refuses to agree. John Pendleton, one of the directors, realizing that the bank is on the brink of ruin, offers to advance the funds necessary to tide the bank over the panic. Ned refuses to confess and is left in the hands of the law. Will contemplates suicide, but his courage fails him and he finally gives himself up. Governor Rodman makes good the amount of Will's defalcation. Governor Rodman returns to Arizona and resigns his office. Ned is reinstated as cashier of the bank and marries Dora. Will, due to the bank affair, is unable to hold the humblest of positions, and returns home time and again utterly discouraged. Agnes has been loyal to him through all his trouble, and comforts him. Will is overjoyed when Cohen hands him a letter from John Pendleton offering him a position in his factory. Will accepts, and leaves with Agnes to start life over again.
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The Universal Boy
MovieJul 16, 1914

The Universal Boy

In this piece, Matty Roubert is introduced to us while he …
In this piece, Matty Roubert is introduced to us while he is still in bed of a morning. After going through his usual morning exercises, eating his breakfast and receiving his lessons from the private tutor, he departs for the Imp studio. For Matty is an actor. At the studio he is greeted by all the famous Imp stars, King Baggot. William Shay and Frank Crane Then Matty makes up in one of his familiar characters for us and we see him rehearsing a scene. Finished at the studio, Matty telephones his father, asking to be taken to the ball game. Father consents. Matty climbs into a big automobile and later joined by his father, finds his way to the first row in a box at the Polo Grounds. Here the Giants are "warming up." Matty, always anxious to be on the inside, climbs over the box into the field and presents himself before the renowned John McGraw, the Giants' manager. In a close-up scene we see Matty talking with the famous manager and asking him all sorts of boyish questions. Then Matty makes friends with Jimmy Ford, mascot of the New York Giants and plays ball with him. Leaving the ball grounds, Matty visits the N.Y. Globe Theatre and is introduced to Annette Kellerman, heroine of "Neptune's Daughter." The picture finishes with Matty and his father in a theater where Matty is to see himself upon the screen.
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The Lady of the Island
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MovieJul 6, 1914

The Lady of the Island

The story opens after the …
The story opens after the death of Vivian's father, with the reading of his will, Vivian is made sole heiress, while her uncle is placed over her as guardian for a term of years. Should she marry, the estate goes to the husband. The uncle, Ralph, determines to marry his own son, Jack, to Vivian, and as the estate is on a secluded island, he is confident that matters will work out his way. We are then introduced to Teddy and Brian, who leave in a motor launch to look for what Brian calls "the land of romance." They arrive at Vivian's island and make camp. Vivian, meanwhile annoyed by the attentions of Jack, complains to her guardian, and declares her intention of returning to the mainland. She attempts it that night, but is injured in a trap set by the father and son. Brian and Teddy hear the girl's cry; they rush to her assistance, only to be met by father and son, who order them from the island as trespassers. As the girl lies unconscious on the bed, the guardian takes her picture to be used as a lantern slide. His purpose is to throw the picture by means of a lantern, into Vivian's room, showing her dead. It is his scheme to drive her insane or to suicide. Teddy, while roaming around the house investigating, is captured and made a prisoner in the cellar; his boat is overturned to give Brian the impression that he is drowned. Later a nurse comes to the island to care for Vivian; she soon suspects something wrong, and informs Brian whom she has met, of her fears. Vivian asks Brian to take her from the island. The plot discovered, the nurse finds herself also a captive with Teddy in the cellar. Vivian and Brian carry out their attempt to escape, but are foiled. It is Teddy's dog that rescues him from the cellar, and it is the dog which, while swimming to the mainland carrying a note for help, meets the boys in the rowing skiff. Following the race to the island, there is a terrific fight. But the guardian and his son are captured and made prisoners in the cellar themselves. Later, there is a double wedding, Brian and Vivian and the nurse and Teddy. Visiting the island in a launch, they send the dog off to the cellar with a package. The dog pulls the bolt and the guardian and his son stagger out; they open the package left by the dog. It is a wedding cake, and the two men are glad to get even a wedding cake to eat.
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The Skull
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MovieJun 25, 1914

The Skull

When Elliot, a master crook, fires his secretary, Bruce …
When Elliot, a master crook, fires his secretary, Bruce Morgan applies for and secures the position. Elliot has a sister, Sybil, who is in love with Eden Villiere, a young author. Matt Owen, a tool, of Elliot's, is instructed to rob a bank. While doing the "job" he is interrupted and pursued by a policeman. He takes refuge in Elliot's home. While the man is still in hiding Sybil observes a figure in the garden watching the house. Elliot investigates and finds that it is Morgan. On being questioned about his presence there, Morgan simply says that he was enjoying an evening walk. Elliot is satisfied. However, Morgan continues his watch, and when Matt leaves the house, Morgan follows him. Matt finds that he is being followed and confronts Morgan. They fight, Morgan is tricked and Matt gets away. Later, back in Elliot's office. Matt recognizes Morgan and informs his leader. Elliot asks Morgan what he knows and receives the reply, "everything." Morgan refuses to name his "price." Elliot, though, believes that Morgan will become his tool also. Matt on the other hand, does not trust him and persuades Elliot to send him to kill Morgan. He attempts it while Morgan sleeps. Another fight follows between them, then the room is pitched into darkness. Morgan goes to Elliot with the information that he has killed the man sent to kill him and that it is now up to Elliot. Meantime Sybil and Eden find a skull in the garden. Eden takes it home, in the hope that a study of it will give him inspiration for a story. As he watches the skull it dissolves into a human head and tells him the story of how he was murdered. Eden writes the tale down. Elliot comes upon the finished script, reads it and finds it a history of his own crime. He instructs Eden not to publish the story. Eden refuses to obey. Elliot threatens; there is another terrific fight. Sybil tries to enter the room, but finds herself locked out. Morgan watches the fight through a hole in the floor above. This proves one of the unique photographic effects of the picture. Before the fight is finished, Morgan brings the police. The door is broken down and Elliot, the "Master Crook" is arrested. As he is led off he asks Morgan who he is. Morgan replies, "Sybil's brother and the son of the man you murdered eighteen years ago." Later, it develops that Morgan had Matt in hiding; he had not killed him.
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Love's Victory
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MovieFeb 20, 1914

Love's Victory

Lil, concealing her identity, goes into the same office with …
Lil, concealing her identity, goes into the same office with her husband to work, Marsden, the employer, has been gambling heavily on the stock market; he finds himself heavily involved. Money must be had. He returns home and practices the writing of a signature. He fixes up a check to be forged. Arriving at the office the next morning he gives it to George, Lil's husband, to cash at the bank. George presents the check. It is questioned. George is arrested. He explains, but Marsden, realizing his position, denies all knowledge. George is jailed; he explains the affair to his horrified wife. She comforts him with the assurance that she will right matters. She does so in her own way; she enters Marsden's rooms and secures evidence, and then she fights him. Marsden's foot slips and he takes a fall down the elevator shaft. He is forced to bed, mortally injured. He repents, and his stocks having gone up, he turns them all over to the young couple for the injustice he did them in shouldering the blame onto George. In the end we see the couple in their own home.
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1913
Leah Kleschna
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MovieDec 10, 1913

Leah Kleschna

Leah has been taught by her father from early childhood …
Leah has been taught by her father from early childhood to steal. In attempting to commit a robbery at the house of Paul Sylvaine, she is caught in the act by Sylvaine, who, instead of treating her as a thief and turning her over to the police, has an extraordinary interview with her. Sylvaine has faith in the innate goodness of human nature, and this faith is strengthened by Leah s confession that her father has taught her to steal and that she wants to go somewhere to begin life anew, and forget the past. An adroit complication is here introduced that increases the suspense. The brother of the girl that Sylvaine is to marry, returning from a drunken spree, enters Sylvaine's apartments and steals the jewels that Leah was to have taken. Sylvaine believes that he has been doped by Leah, who after all his kindness and forbearance, fulfilled her job before she left. But eventually Sylvaine learns that the theft was committed by his fiancée's brother. Leah is exonerated, and just to help sentimental matters along, the engagement between Sylvaine and his fiancée is suddenly terminated. Sylvaine seeks Leah and finds her living far from Paris, a redeemed and regenerated woman. Ha asks her to marry him; she consents, and the jewels that brought her into Sylvaine's home and into contact with his refining influence are bestowed upon her as a wedding gift.
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1912
The Padrone's Daughter
MovieAug 19, 1912

The Padrone's Daughter

Luigi Messano is a …
Luigi Messano is a prosperous padrone with a beautiful daughter, Rosita. Like many others in the Italian districts, they crowd their household goods on the fire escape, and on account of this a love romance was born. Larry Howard, the chief of the battalion of the Fire Department in the Messano district, receives orders from headquarters to clear off all obstructions from the fire escapes. This he starts out to do, and arrives in time to save Rosita from an attack at the hands of Vincenzo, a young Italian whom Luigi wishes his daughter to marry, but for whom she does not care. Rosita visits her rescuer the next day, but is seen by Vincenzo who tells her father. The latter forbids the lovers the right to see each other, and for days they do not meet. One day Vincenzo and Luigi call upon the latter's daughter for a final answer regarding Rosita's marriage to the young Italian. Rosita refuses to marry the ruffian, who goes to the floor above to enjoy a bottle or two of Chianti with his friend. They both get intoxicated, and the lamp is thrown to the floor, The curtains take fire, and in a moment the entire room is a mass of flames. Rosita is locked in the floor above. Larry happens to be at his desk at the moment the alarm is turned in by the drunken father, and he with his engine and apparatus rushes to the scene and rescues Rosita from her perilous position. Luigi out of gratitude to his daughter's savior, permits them to see each other more frequently, and as Vincenzo has gracefully stepped from the field, one can imagine the result.
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Reunited by the Sea
MovieJul 29, 1912

Reunited by the Sea

Joe Layton and Jim Coburn are hard working fishermen in …
Joe Layton and Jim Coburn are hard working fishermen in the little village of Rayton, where pretty little Emily Dobson is the belle. Joe and Jim are pals until love for Emily enters the heart of each. One day their fishing smack is overturned in a storm and both seek refuge in a desert island, where they build and share a rude hut. For days no sail is sighted. For days the thoughts of each wanders to the little girl at home who realizes that she loves Joe Layton the better of the two. Her heart yearns for a sight of her sweetheart, but two weeks pass and no sign of either of her friends. One day Jim is wandering along the shore of the island when he sights a vessel. The temptation comes to him to board the ship and leave Joe behind, thus returning to his home and marrying Emily. The fishermen see Jim waving to them, put off a boat to the island and rescue him. Just as they are passing, Joe rushes to the beach, but too late. He realizes his friend has betrayed him and slowly wends his way back to his lonely hut. Jim woos Emily and is accepted. In the joy of the moment he takes more from the "flowing bowl" than is wise, and falls from his boat into the water. His body is washed ashore on the very island where they were marooned. Joe, walking along the shore, finds his enemy and the boat. The sea has avenged him. He takes the boat and returns to his home, but when Emily sees him, she thinks he is a ghost and runs away, but is soon reassured and happiness is king.
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The Heart of a Gypsy
MovieJul 25, 1912

The Heart of a Gypsy

Jan, a reckless young gypsy poacher, defies the game …
Jan, a reckless young gypsy poacher, defies the game laws and is arrested for shooting and trapping on private ground. He is about to he given a long sentence when the little daughter of the Squire prevails upon her father to release the trespasser. The gypsy boy's sweetheart is very grateful and vows to be of aid to the little girl some day. Later the child goes on a long sea voyage and is shipwrecked upon a deserted coast. She is saved from the sea by the gypsy girl, who nurses her back to health. The gypsies protest against the presence of a hated outsider within their encampment and would drive the sick child into the wilderness, but the gypsy girl takes her under her protection and the two set out for the long walk through the forests to the father's home. They arrive there after many hardships and the gypsy girl is offered a home, which she is about to accept, but the memory of her gypsy sweetheart is too strong and, after a sad farewell, she once more faces the wilderness and journeys to the tents of her people.
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A Leap for Love
MovieApr 13, 1912

A Leap for Love

Arthur Law and Samuel Kingston are both aspirants for the …
Arthur Law and Samuel Kingston are both aspirants for the hand of Marguerite Leonard. Kingston, however. is the favored one until he seems to be a coward in the eyes of his sweetheart. He proposes to Marguerite during the progress of a dance at her home. She accepts him and the betrothal is overheard by Law, who in a moment of passion quarrels with Kingston and strikes him. The latter, remembering the respect he owes his hostess, restrains his anger and refuses to retaliate. Cowardice is despised by the pretty Marguerite, and she breaks off the engagement. The rumor of lack of courage reaches his club, and when he arrives there, he is shunned by his fellow members. Marguerite, while on the Brooklyn Bridge with young Law, looks down at the river below and in a flippant mood dares Law to leap over, even with the aid of a parachute. Law is piqued by her dare and tells his friends at the club, who make the attempt interesting for him by putting up a liberal amount of money that he will not do it. Kingston overhears the conversation and arranges to be on the boat the day the leap is made. Law has his parachute on the bridge and he makes the jump successfully. After reaching the water, however, he is seized with a cramp and is within an ace of sinking when Kingston throws off his coat, forgetting the wrong that the drowning man has done him, and leaps to his rescue. They are both pulled up on the boat and when the exhausted man recovers his senses, he apologizes to Kingston, and thanks him for his bravery. Marguerite then realizes her mistake, and knows she cares for him alone.
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The Chef's Downfall
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MovieApr 6, 1912

The Chef's Downfall

Jacques Proudhon was an ambitious chef, who posed …
Jacques Proudhon was an ambitious chef, who posed as a French Count, in order to obtain the hand of a rich girl, whose father had designs to obtain his daughter a titled husband. Jacques carried the game through very well by the aid of a disguise and much effrontery, but he reckoned without his host. In his case his host was a fellow menial, a woman servant, with whom the chef had dallied, who at the psychological moment gave Jacques away. The disguise of the bogus Count was penetrated and justice was done.
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1911
Al Martin's Game
MovieSep 14, 1911

Al Martin's Game

Will Denton, a society man, tiring of the east, calls upon his …
Will Denton, a society man, tiring of the east, calls upon his chum, Harry Warner, and tells him of his resolve to go west. Harry gives Denton a letter of introduction to his father, who is a ranch owner in the west. Denton, seeing the photograph of Harry's sister, Helen, falls in love with it. Denton arrives in the west and meets a miner in hard luck, Al Martin. Denton buys Martin's horse and in doing so shows considerable money. Martin resolves to get it. Later on he holds Denton up, takes him to his cabin, where he and his Indian companion rob Denton of his money, the letter of introduction to Harry Warner's father and also the photograph of Helen Warner, which Denton had brought west with him. Martin decides to impersonate Denton. Leaving the Indian to guard Denton in his (Martin's) cabin, Martin calls at the Warner ranch and is cordially received by Warner and his daughter. In fact, it is a case of "love at first sight" between Martin and Helen. Denton, while being detained in Martin's cabin, is treated nicely. One day the Indian, who is Denton's guard, gets drunk and falls in a stupor in the cabin. Denton then manages to escape, but wanders around and finally gets lost in the desert. In the meantime Martin, whose love affair with Helen has been progressing very smoothly, arrives at his own cabin, only to find the Indian in a drunken stupor and Denton gone. Martin, who really likes Denton, fearing Denton may have taken the wrong trail and been lost in the desert, tries to find him there. Taking a bottle of water along, he searches for some time in the desert and finally finds Denton, almost unconscious from a terrible struggle in the desert from thirst. Martin, who has denied himself water while searching for Denton, is in pretty bad shape himself. He gives Denton the water, puts him on his horse and finally brings him out of the desert and back to the cabin. Martin then confesses to Denton what he has done, after which, though hardly able to drag himself along, he struggles over to the Warner ranch and tells Helen all about his deception. She forgives him.
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The Declaration of Independence
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MovieJul 4, 1911

The Declaration of Independence

John Hancock, one of the …
John Hancock, one of the most ardent of American patriots, had more to lose than had practically any of his associates in the revolution against George the Third. A millionaire at the time when a man with $10,000 was regarded as wealthy, the revolution absolutely beggared him, as he had predicted it would, but from start to finish he did all he could to win freedom for his country. To Samuel Adams is accorded much of the credit of winning the handsome young millionaire to the side of the patriots, but his sweetheart, Dolly Quincy, afterward his wife, also had much to do with the stand he took. For she was an ardent American. Hancock was an active figure in the famous "Boston Tea Party," when the tea ships form England were attacked, and the wares thrown overboard. He did not, like some of the others, try to avoid recognition by disguising himself as an Indian, but was present with the crowd on the ship, trying to preserve order, seeing that nothing except the tea was disturbed. Hancock was really the cause of the first fighting, that of Lexington, when the British regulars were repulsed by the farmers and minute men. Gage dispatched troops to seize munitions of war at Concord, but on the way they were ordered to stop at Lexington, where Hancock and Adams were, and arrest both men as traitors, Gage planning to send them to England for trial and execution. But the plan was foiled by Paul Revere, who learning of the expedition in time made his historical ride and, besides arousing the countryside, gave Hancock and Adams the warning that enabled them to make their escape. Hancock was a member of the Continental Congress and his election as President came about in a dramatic way. The patriots were in session, when an official message came from Gage, offering pardons to "all rebels" except Hancock and Adams, who it was declared "would receive condign punishment." The answer was the prompt election of Hancock as President, and when Benjamin Harrison introduced him to the assemblage as its presiding officer, he remarked grimly: "We will show Britain how much we value her proscriptions." As presiding officer, it was Hancock's privilege to first sign the Declaration of Independence, which he did in large, bold characters, saying, "I write so that George the Third may read without his spectacles." And at the time he signed there were many among the patriots who believed that Hancock had signed his death warrant. Hancock gained his nickname, "The Cavalier of American Liberty," because of his elaborate costumes. Even in these days he would be called a dandy. His garb was particularly remarked upon at a time when Americans, particularly in New England where he lived, were plainly dressed.
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A Circus Stowaway
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MovieJun 2, 1911

A Circus Stowaway

Ted, a tiny orphan sees his first circus parade and is much …
Ted, a tiny orphan sees his first circus parade and is much impressed with it. So much so, in fact, that he follows the line of march to the "Big Tent," and manages to get a free ticket by helping to care for the animals. So he became a circus stowaway. This is something that small boys frequently attempt, but seldom "get away with." But Ted, despite his youth, was resourceful. He hid in an empty animal wagon, and had a perfectly delightful, sleepless, goose-flesh-raising ride to the next town. For he figured that perhaps a Royal Bengal tiger might come home at any moment and object to crowded quarters. But nothing terrible happened except that the next day he was discovered and dragged from his place of refuge. The man who found him was about to throw him out, and would have done so had it not been for a kindly circus rider, who came along, rescued him, took him to his dressing room, fed him some wonderful circus sandwiches and put him to sleep on a pile of clothes in the corner. Ted vowed that he would do anything in the world for the man who had been so kind to him, and his chance came shortly. For one of the ringmasters, applied to for assistance in locating a missing heir to a large estate, laid a plot to swindle the rightful heir out of his fortune. He did not notice Ted, who was lying very quietly in the corner, but Ted did not miss a word, especially when he realized that it was his benefactor who was to be swindled. Ted foils the plot in a decidedly novel way, just when the wicked ringmaster and his accomplice thought that victory was in their grasp. And Ted's benefactor never forgot that he owed his life of ease and luxury to the tiny circus stowaway whom he had befriended out of pure good nature.
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Old Home Week
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MovieApr 14, 1911

Old Home Week

John Hepburn was raised in a little country village, and …
John Hepburn was raised in a little country village, and went to the city to seek his fortune. His relatives were dead, and he had quarreled with his childhood sweetheart, so somehow Jayville rather passed out of his mind. Years later, when he was one of New York's millionaires, it was recalled to his mind by reading an item to the effect that Jayville was to have an "Old Home Week," on which occasion the roving sons of the village were expected to gather and renew old friendships. The article also mentioned incidentally that the village could not boast of any millionaires among those who had gone out to seek fame and fortune. But Hepburn was in the millionaire class, and he determined to show his old townsmen that he had not forgotten them. He wanted to prove, however, that they loved him for himself alone, and that the greed of gold could find no lodging in their sturdy breasts. So he hid all evidence of wealth, and went down, to all appearances, a poor man, who had battled with life and had not achieved much success. Things did not turn out as he had expected. His shabby clothes caused unfavorable comment, and everywhere he went he was shunned and snubbed. The only person who greeted him cordially was his old sweetheart, and the love of childhood was revived. After a time, the villagers began to take notice of Hepburn. There was a reward offered for the capture of a noted burglar, and it was decided, by unanimous vote, that Hepburn was the man wanted. So he was promptly arrested, and as the village had no jail, was locked up in a barn, and there was a sign over the door reading "Welcome," which made the first time that the village's richest son had received any attention. The girl promptly freed him, for the country constables pay little attention to prisoners after they lock them up. And the boy returns to the city, with the girl's promise that she will wed him as soon as he says the word. He says the word promptly. The girl meets him under the old tree on which as children, he has carved their initials, and they are married. Then they start off on their wedding tip in his auto. The machine, when it draws up at the railroad depot, causes the villagers to gape. Their surprise is intensified when their former townsman, utterly ignoring them, tacks a sign up on the side of the depot. And their grief cannot be expressed when they read the sign. For he explains, in a few vigorous words, that he has bought the railroad and that after the current day, trains would not stop at Jayville. If the villagers had been good, they might have been presented with a library. As it is, all they have is the privilege of seeing trains go by and never stop. And the principal fun at a country station is watching the trains stop.
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Silas Marner
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MovieMar 31, 1911

Silas Marner

Silas Marner is driven from his native village because of a …
Silas Marner is driven from his native village because of a false charge against him. He goes away to England and starts a new life. Being a skillful weaver, he makes money rapidly, and being friendless, by his own choice, naturally becomes a miser. He places his earning near the fireplace, so that it is always near him. Dunstan, the worthless son of the Squire, spies him one night, and when Silas is out of the house for a few minutes, Dunstan slips in and takes the gold. Making his escape in the dark, Dunstan slips and tumbles into a nearby stone pit. His loss almost unhinges the reason of Silas. He falls asleep before his fire one night, and dreams that his gold has returned. Opening his eyes, he rushes forward to reclaim it. He is doomed to disappointment. The "gold" is the hair of a tiny girl. Her starving mother managed to reach the doorstep of Silas, and there fell dead. Her plight touches the heart of the old weaver. In later years he had occasion to bless his choice. For the little girl, as she grew to woman hood, became a loving and affectionate daughter. In the course of time the old stone pit was drained out, and workmen solved the mystery of the robbery. Dunstan's skeleton was found, with bags of money nearby. The adopted daughter brings the money to Silas. For a moment he clutches the coins eagerly. Then he casts them aside and turns to the girl. He realizes that he is no longer Silas Marner, the miser, but a man who has reason to be happy and grateful. Once he thought that money meant everything in the world, but now he understands that the shining heap of gold is not worth one strand of his daughter's sunny head. The money is hers, for she is his, and he knows now that love is a treasure no miser can buy.
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Divorce
MovieMar 21, 1911

Divorce

Mr. and Mrs. Gray are a young married couple who have …
Mr. and Mrs. Gray are a young married couple who have everything to live for. But they have unconsciously drifted into the bad habit of quarreling. Their children are greatly distressed by it. Mr. and Mrs. Gray decide to separate. Before he leaves for the last time, he steals upstairs to take a look at the children. There he finds his wife, a horrified witness of a scene that is being enacted by the children. They are playing "divorce," and go through the various quarrels and misunderstandings which they have seen their parents enact. They divide their various belongings to their mutual satisfaction until they come to the collies. The little girl refuses to be separated from her dollies, and father than wound her, the little boy decides that divorce is a horrid game, because it makes her cry. The parents now realize the sorrow that separation would mean to their children as well as themselves, and become reunited.
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The Old Curiosity Shop
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MovieJan 20, 1911

The Old Curiosity Shop

A kindly shop owner …
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
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Rip Van Winkle
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MovieDec 6, 1910

Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle, although a loving father to his little girl …
Rip Van Winkle, although a loving father to his little girl Meenie, and a hale-fellow-well-met with all his fellow townsmen, is being constantly scolded by his wife for leading an idle and profitless existence. Rip is also fond of the bottle, and spends the greater part of his time and money at the village tavern. Catching him entering the house late one night after a day's carouse, his wife Gretchen becomes thoroughly angry with him and drives him from the house. In the face of a terrible storm and with only his dog Schneider and his faithful rifle to protect him, Rip wanders toward the mountains. Here he comes across a band of Gnomes who are supposed to be the spirits of Heinrich Hudson and his merry men who disappeared near the Catskill Mountains, hundreds of years before, and had never been heard of since. The Gnomes give Rip some magic schnapps to drink, and under its influence he goes to sleep for twenty years. When he wakes, he is an old man and in ragged clothes, his dog is dead, and his rifle has rusted away. He makes his way as best he can back to the village, and his old home. But there no one knows him. He finds his wife married to another man, his daughter grown to womanhood, and most of his old friends dead and gone. Rip, however, finally manages to prove his identity, and also to lay claim to his property, which has greatly increased in value during his sleep, and which he is just in time to save from being unlawfully confiscated by his old time enemy. Happily reunited to his family, Rip looks forward to his declining years with a spirit born of peace and solace.
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Paul and Virginia
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MovieNov 15, 1910

Paul and Virginia

Paul and Virginia are two young lovers who have grown up …
Paul and Virginia are two young lovers who have grown up together from babyhood. Their widowed mothers live near each other in rude cottages, on an island in the Indies, on which there are few inhabitants. Here the children are reared, knowing no play-fellows but each other. When Virginia is sixteen years of age, her mother receive a letter from a wealthy aunt in Paris, who offers to make Virginia her heir and give her a good education, providing Virginia will, in the future, make her aunt's home her own. Virginia's mother, having lost her own fortune through marrying against the will of her family, feels that she must not let her daughter suffer the poverty that she has been compelled to endure. She accordingly insists upon Virginia's acceptance of her wealthy relative's offer. Virginia thereupon sets sail for France, leaving Paul brokenhearted at her departure. Virginia tries to be a dutiful niece to her aunt, who is very old and sickly, although she longs to return to her humble home and Paul, whom she dearly loves. When, however, the aunt insists that she marry a rich nobleman, Virginia refuses; her aunt disowns the girl and sends her back to the island home. Virginia's ship arrives at the Indies during a hurricane, and although only a cable's length from shore, it sinks before help can reach it, and Virginia is drowned. Paul witnesses her death from the shore, and almost loses his own life in a vain attempt to save her.
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Ten Nights in a Bar Room
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MovieNov 4, 1910

Ten Nights in a Bar Room

Ten Nights in a Bar Room …
Ten Nights in a Bar Room is a 1910 American silent short drama produced by the Thanhouser Company. Adapted from the novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There by Timothy Shay Arthur, the production focuses on Joe Morgan after he has become a hopeless drunkard. Often Morgan's young daughter, Mary, comes to beg her father to return home. One day, she appears during a fight between the two men and is fatally struck by a bottle thrown by the saloon-keeper. Before Mary dies she asks her father to promise to swear off alcohol and he accepts. He is reformed and becomes successful, while the saloon-keeper is killed in a fight in an irony of fate. The film was released on November 4, 1910 and met with mixed reviews. The film is presumed lost.
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Pocahontas
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MovieOct 11, 1910

Pocahontas

Captain John Smith comes to America at the head of a …
Captain John Smith comes to America at the head of a band of English colonists and settles Jamestown, Virginia. While at the lead of the colony Smith makes a trip of exploration into the interior, and is captured there by King Powhatan, the acknowledged head of all the redmen in Virginia. Powhatan orders his prisoner's execution. Just as the fatal club is about to descend, Pocahontas, the favorite daughter of the King, throws herself before her father. She begs so fervently that the white man's life be spared that Powhatan relents and orders his release. Captain Smith returns in safety to his friends. Later, Pocahontas is taken prisoner by the English, and held as hostage. While a prisoner, she is converted to Christianity, and falls in love with Rolfe, a handsome young Englishman. They are married in a rude little church at Jamestown, and the Indian princess sails away with her husband to England. There she is received with royal honors by King James I, but the foreign flower cannot stand transplanting. She soon sickens and dies, and in her last hours is visited by visions of the home in the wilderness that she would fly back to if she could.
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Not Guilty
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MovieSep 20, 1910

Not Guilty

Joinville, a rogue, commits a robbery. Fearing capture …
Joinville, a rogue, commits a robbery. Fearing capture he decides to part with the stolen valuables, knowing that they will incriminate him if found on his person. Moreover, he decides to place them in someone else's possession, thus turning all suspicion from him. He selects a young clerk, Harry Martin, as his victim, and slips the valuables into the youth's pockets. The police find the stuff there. Harry is brought to trial. He is convicted and sentenced. Committed to prison to serve his time, he leaves behind him two persons who are full of faith in him and who know he is not guilty of the crime of which he is charged; his blind mother and his pretty sweetheart. Convinced that all chance for a correction of the gigantic error of which he is victim, has fled, he determines to take matters into his own hands and force his way to the stricken home. While breaking stone outside the prison walls, he spies a passing hay wagon and feels his chance has come. Eluding the guard, he gains the wagon and crawls into the hay. He reaches his failing mother in time to buoy her up with a white lie; he has been "freed." His sweetheart keeps up the imposture until the truth is made clear by the arrival of the police. They surround the house but the boy hazards a thrilling clothesline ride to an opposite roof and safety. In the meantime, the rogue Joinville's conscience asserts itself. Long dormant, it now cries out to him and will not back down. He obeys its call and surrenders himself to the law. His confession makes clear he who is "Not Guilty," and the boy is restored to mother and sweetheart for all earthly time.
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The Mermaid
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MovieJul 29, 1910

The Mermaid

John Gary runs a summer hotel at a charming spot on the …
John Gary runs a summer hotel at a charming spot on the seashore, but he has been unable to induce people to stop there, and at the opening of the picture is seen lamenting the fact that there is not a single guest's name on his hotel register. At this juncture his daughter, Ethel, returns from school. Ethel is an expert swimmer, and on reading in the paper the rumor that a mermaid has made several appearances in the waters of the Atlantic, he decides to have his daughter pose as the mysterious Lady of the Sea. He wisely conjectures that a handy mermaid will bring guests. With Ethel clad in appropriate costume, and seated upon the rocks in true mermaid fashion, her father persuades the reporter of the local paper to take a look at the phenomena. The newspaper man is greatly impressed with the spectacle and obtains a photo of the mermaid, which he publishes. The mermaid gains wide publicity and vacationists arrive from far and near to see her. Tom, Dick and Harry, a trio of city sports, jump into bathing suits and the water, each bent on capturing the mermaid. She eludes them all, however, and the mystery is not cleared up until Ethel, in a pretty tailored suit, presents herself to the guests and explains the joke. By this time Gary's hotel is famous, and the owner is certain of a big summer business.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
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MovieJul 26, 1910

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Our story opens in winter at the time when Mr. Shelby is …
Our story opens in winter at the time when Mr. Shelby is forced to sell some of his slaves, owing to business reverses. Up to this time they have lived all their lives with him, and he has been noted for his kindness to them. Unfortunately, the man to whom he is compelled to sell is a slave owner of the other sort, brutal, heartless and a hard master. This man, Simon LeGree, comes to Shelby's home and agrees to buy as many of the slaves as he desires, providing Mr. Shelby gives him his choice. The slaves are passed in review, and LeGree selects Uncle Tom, one of the oldest and most trusted of Shelby's negroes, and the young son of Eliza, also a slave who has been with Shelby many years. Despite the protestations of Mr. Shelby and the entreaties of the poor slaves themselves, these two are heartlessly torn from their homes and families. LeGree refuses to buy any of the others, and as Shelby is in need of immediate money, he is forced to allow him to buy these two. The small boy is torn from his mother's arms and placed in Uncle Tom's care, to be taken with him to LeGree's plantation. But when Eliza entreats him to give her back her child he does so, and aids her to escape with him. For this deed he is cruelly beaten by his new master, LeGree, and forced to join the search with bloodhounds which LeGree institutes to recover the runaway slave. Eliza with her boy in her arms escapes over the Kentucky border to Ohio, a free stat, by making a perilous crossing of the Ohio River, stepping from one block of ice to another. Terribly overcome by the unusual cold and faint from exposure and lack of food, Eliza is carried unconscious into the home of Senator Bird of Ohio. Here she is revived and promised protection. When tracked by the purchaser of her boy, Simon LeGree, to Bird's home, Mr. Bird, out of goodness of his heart, buys the boy, and giving him his freedom, gives him to his mother. Uncle Tom is not fortunate enough to find another purchaser, however, and is taken by LeGree to his plantations on the Mississippi, finding on his trip that his new owner has taken a dislike to him and in consequence treats him with great brutality. During his journey, while waiting for a Mississippi steamboat, Uncle Tom first meet little Eva, who with her father is also taking the boat south. Tom is at once attracted to the beautiful little girl and she, in her turn, talks to the kindly old darkey. While looking at the boats, the little one accidentally falls into the swiftly flowing river and escapes drowning only through the bravery of Uncle Tom. He, of all the crowd, has the courage to jump into the surging waters and rescues the little girl. Eva's father, as a reward to Tom for his bravery, buys him from LeGree, and once more Tom knows what it is to be treated kindly. He lives happily as little Eva's special bodyguard until the little one is seized with a sudden sickness and dies. She had become greatly attached to Uncle Tom and the last act of her life was to present him with a little locket containing her picture. Once more Uncle Tom is sold and again falls into the hands of Simon LeGree. He is taken down the river to LeGree's cotton plantation in Mississippi, and here is so cruelly overworked and ill-treated that he, too, is called by death. Just before he dies he presses to his lips the locket with the picture of his beloved little mistress, and in a vision sees her in the clouds, holding out her arms to him that he, too, may enter with her the pearly gates, inside of which all souls are equal, and all free. The comedy of the story is furnished by little Eva's Aunt Ophelia, a queer old lawyer named Marks, and his stubborn donkey, to say nothing of Topsy, a wicked little colored girl, whom Aunt Ophelia tries hard to convert.
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Thelma
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MovieJun 21, 1910

Thelma

Thelma is a simple Norwegian maiden living alone with …
Thelma is a simple Norwegian maiden living alone with her father in the "Land of the Midnight Sun." Her father is one of the few remaining Vikings, famous in history. As such he is held in great reverence by his servants, who consider him somewhat in the nature of a king, and his daughter a princess. Outside of the years spent at school, Thelma has spent nearly all her time alone, her mother having died when she was a baby. While on a visit to her mother's grave, Thelma meets Sir Philip Errington, a distinguished young Englishman, who is touring Norway in his private yacht. Sir Philip is instantly attracted to her and obtaining information as to where she lives, presents himself to Olaf, the Viking, and is finally admitted to his friendship and that of his daughter. Sir Philip woos and wins the fair Thelma for his bride, and with her sails back to England. In London, Thelma at once creates a favorable impression and is cordially welcomed by all of Sir Philip's friends, who comprise the nobility and aristocracy of the metropolis. Lady Clara, alone, of all Sir Philip's old friends, wishes Thelma harm. She has long felt an affection for Sir Philip, and resents the fact that he spurned her love and chose his bride in far-off Norway. This wicked and designing woman determines to wreck Thelma's happiness and force her to leave England. This she contrives to do, by making Thelma believe that Sir Philip no longer loves her, but that in truth his heart belongs to Lady Clara. As proof of her statement she shows Thelma a letter written to her by Sir Philip in which he pleads the cause of his friend, who is in love with Lady Clara and wishes her to become his wife. This, Lady Clara claims, is a love letter written by Sir Philip to her. Thelma, heartbroken, believing she has lost her husband's love, returns to Norway, just as her father, the Viking, breaths his last. She, with his faithful followers, complies with his last wishes, which are, that he shall be buried as his forefathers were before him, sent out to sea in his burning ship. This form of burial had been that accorded all Vikings for centuries past. After straining her eyes for a final look at the departing ship, Thelma retraces her steps to her mother's grave, and there, feeling that she is now absolutely alone, prays for strength to live. Here, in a rocky dell before the tomb of her mother, where first she meet the man who won her heart, Sir Philip again finds Thelma. A few words suffice to show her how she has been tricked, and a fervent protestation of his love convinces her that she still has a place in his heart. In Sir Philip's arms she finds comfort for the loss of her father' and she starts out bravely to again face the world, now sure of his unending love.
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The Two Roses
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MovieJun 7, 1910

The Two Roses

Tony Prolo, a poor laborer, lives happily, despite his …
Tony Prolo, a poor laborer, lives happily, despite his poverty, with his wife and their child, who is named after his father. Tony is employed with other laborers on railroad construction work, and little Tony brings him his lunch every day. The boy has carried father his lunch as usual one noon, and crossing the road fails to notice the approach of a large automobile. He is knocked down. Mr. Sears, the owner of the car, tries to aid the boy and seeks to comfort his father. But the excited laborer spurns the rich man's sympathy, picks the child up in his arms and carries him home. Arrives at his own resident, Mr. Sears receives a letter signed "Black Hand" demanding $10,000. He is to give the money to a man who will meet him at a certain street corner, and will carry a white rose. Sears takes the letter to the police and a trap is laid for the Black Hand man. In the meantime, Tony, who has been to see the doctor, stops at a florist's and purchases a white rose for his suffering son, who is passionately fond of flowers. Unhappily for him, he passes the place picked out by the Black Hand, the police think his rose the signal rose. He is promptly arrested, but when he tells his story, Sears and his wife induce the police to investigate it. They find Tony has told the truth, and the repentant Mr. Sears presents him, by way of recompense, with a pretty cottage in the country where white roses are so plentiful that little Tony can't even begin to keep track of them.
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The Girl of the Northern Woods
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MovieJun 3, 1910

The Girl of the Northern Woods

This picture tells the story …
This picture tells the story of Lucy Dane, a Canadian lumberman's daughter, and of Will Harding's love for her. Will is a worthy young surveyor and Lucy feels honored to have his love, and returns it. Jose, a half-breed trapper, adores Lucy and necessarily dislikes Will, whom he correctly counts his successful rival. More, he bears Will a grudge for responding to Lucy's cries for help when he forced his attentions on her in a lonely neck of the woods. His chance to even matters with Will comes shortly when he fastens on the surveyor responsibility for the shooting of the latter's assistant, of which the half-breed is himself guilty, having shot the assistant from ambush in mistake for Will. Jose claims he witnessed Will's alleged deed and his falsehoods are believed by the lumbermen. Rarely are the courts resorted to in that portion of the North where these events transpired and the rough lumbermen quickly decide to lynch Will. Lucy hears of the fate intended for her sweetheart and cuts his bonds. Further, she sends the lumbermen off in the wrong direction when they set out to recapture Will. The fugitive is spied by the half-breed, who steals up from behind and attempts to knife him. The surveyor turns just in time, and in the ensuing struggle the half-breed is wounded and falls over a precipice. At this juncture Will is retaken by the lumbermen. They are leading him to his execution, when the faithful Lucy encounters her sweetheart and whispers: "Ask for a drink at the brook!" Will follows her suggestion, and on stooping to drink finds a revolver which Lucy has placed there for his use. But he is overpowered when he attempts to use the gun and despite Lucy's efforts seems doomed to die. Jose, the guilty half-breed, dying at the bottom of the precipice, calls for help. His cries are heard by Lucy, who responds and finds Jose expiring and repentant. He wishes to clear his conscience before facing his Maker and tells Lucy that he shot Will's assistant. He puts his confession in writing and, relieved, passes peacefully away. In the meantime the lumbermen have completed the preparations that will make an innocent man pay the penalty of another man's crime. Already the noose is about Will's neck and a death prayer on his lips and then, in the nick of time, Lucy arrives with the precious confession, and Will gathers his faithful sweetheart to him in the tenderest scene that ever closed a thrilling picture.
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The Winter's Tale
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MovieMay 27, 1910

The Winter's Tale

The kings of Bohemia and Sicilia, monarchs of …
The kings of Bohemia and Sicilia, monarchs of adjoining kingdoms, have been close friends since boyhood. But after each has assumed his regal duties and find that they are not able to see much of each other. Therefore at the opening of the story it has been several years since they have met, each has taken unto himself a royal spouse, and the King of Bohemia boasts a son of four years. The King of Bohemia enjoys a visit to his boyhood friend of Sicilia, is royally received and presented to his host's queen. She, in fulfilling her duties as hostess, unconsciously arouses the jealousy of her royal husband. Blinded by his jealousy, the King of Sicilia orders his royal guest, whom be considers his rival, poisoned. The King of Bohemia escapes a horrible death through the confession of the courtier who has been employed to kill him. He returns safely to his own kingdom, carrying with him the courtier who saved his life. Enraged at the escape of his victim, the King of Sicilia orders his Queen imprisoned. From her prison the Queen sends her infant daughter to her royal father, hoping to soften his heart. But the King is not to be won over. He heartlessly orders the child taken beyond the borders of his kingdom and there left in the wilderness to perish. The Queen is tried at a public tribunal and there, overcome with grief at the false accusation, she swoons and is pronounced dead by Paulina, her lady in waiting. The body is left in Paulina's charge and when later the Queen revives she is taken to Paulina's house, where she dwells in seclusion, her existence being unknown to anyone but her faithful maid. The infant Princess of Sicilia is found by a shepherd of Bohemia, taken to his home and reared as his daughter. Her costly robes and jewels are kept by the old shepherd in the hope that in some future time they will assist in identifying her as the child of wealthy parents. After a lapse of fifteen years we see at the court of Bohemia the young Prince starting from the palace in a decidedly mysterious manner. When questioned by his father, the King, as to where he is going, the Prince refuses to answer. He is allowed to go but the King, accompanied by his trusted friend, follows him. The Prince disguises himself as a shepherd, and in this guise woos a beautiful maiden whom he supposes naught but a simple shepherdess. She is, in reality, however, the Princess of Sicilia. The King arrives at the shepherd's hut just in time to hear the Prince announce his intention of wedding the shepherdess. The King forbids the engagement and leaves the Prince in anger. His faithful courtier, however, decides to befriend the young couple and advises them to fly for protection to the court of the King of Sicilia. The lovers arrive in Sicilia, accompanied by the old shepherd. Here they are gladly received by the repentant King, who, too late, realizes that his jealousy was groundless. He mourns his lost Queen and his estranged friend. The shepherd, in endeavoring to prove that his adopted daughter is of gentle birth, thus permitting of her marriage to the Prince, shows the King the clothes in which he found her as a baby. The King recognizes the clothes as those his own child wore. The King of Bohemia then arrives upon the scene and is told the glad news amid general rejoicings. As a final surprise the royal party is invited by Paulina to visit her house and there view a statue of the Queen. The statue comes to life before the eyes of the royal party, or rather the Queen who had made up to resemble a statue, extends her hand to her grieving spouse, who is glad to receive her, whom he had thought lost and now found again.
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Cupid at the Circus
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MovieMay 20, 1910

Cupid at the Circus

Tom Wilk is a poor country lad, living alone with his …
Tom Wilk is a poor country lad, living alone with his stepfather, who ill-treats him. Tom leaves his work one day to follow a circus parade. He is fascinated with the wonders of the parade and follows it to the circus grounds, around which he stays all morning, and is finally tempted by his great wish to see the show, to crawl under the tent. He is discovered by a circus guard, and ordered off the grounds. A small girl, Lillie Lockwood, and her father come to the circus, and witness Tom's ejection. Urged by his daughter, Lillie's father buys Tom a ticket of admission, giving him his first happy day. In return. Tom gives Lillie, as a keepsake, his most treasured possession, his pocket knife. On returning home, Tom is severely chastised by his stepfather, after which he decides to run away. He walks to a neighboring town, and is there engaged as an office boy by Gates, a lawyer. After some years of faithful service, in various capacities, Tom becomes a member of the firm. Lillie obtains a position as a stenographer in their office. She and Tom do not recognize each other, until Tom accidentally sees in her hands the little knife he had given her in the long ago. He declares he has loved her through the years, and has been patiently waiting for her, so the romance that began at the circus finds a happy climax at the altar.
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The Best Man Wins
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MovieMay 13, 1910

The Best Man Wins

A small child's experience helps a rich heiress to decide …
A small child's experience helps a rich heiress to decide between two suitors.
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Jane Eyre
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MovieMay 6, 1910

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is left an orphan and penniless at the age of …
Jane Eyre is left an orphan and penniless at the age of fourteen. She is adopted by her uncle, who has ample means of providing for her, and who also loves her dearly. Her uncle's kin, however, consider her adoption an intrusion, and do all in their power to prevent her becoming a member of the family. But her uncle insists on her remaining, and during his lifetime, she receives some degree of kindness and consideration. Unfortunately Uncle Reed dies and leaves Jane without a friend in the world. She is sent to an orphan asylum by her unfeeling aunt. Five years later she leaves the asylum to accept the position of governess to Lord Rochester's little niece. The child is the daughter of Rochester's dead brother. Her mother has become insane and is living in Lord Rochester's home, under his protection. Jane is engaged by Lord Rochester's housekeeper during his absence from home, and her first meeting with her employer is both exciting and romantic. She is sitting by the edge of the road reading when Lord Rochester rides up to his ancestral home. The sight of his huge dog, coming upon her suddenly, so startles Jane that she jumps to her feet, causing Lord Rochester's horse to shy and throw it rider. He injures his ankle, and has to be assisted to remount "the little witch," as he calls her, who is the cause of his accident. That same evening in his home, he is surprised to find that "the little witch" of his adventure is living in his house as his niece's governess. Jane's rich relations, the Reed family, visit Lord Rochester, and persistently insult and humiliate her by treating her as a servant. Lord Rochester, however, is not blind to her sweetness, nor to the cruelty of her cousin, who is trying to win Lord Rochester's hand and fortune. One evening the maniac escapes from her nurse and sets fire to the room in which Lord Rochester has fallen asleep. He is saved from a horrible death by Jane. When next Jane's haughty aunt and cousins come to call upon Lord Rochester, they are just in time to be introduced to his bride, who is none other than the despised Jane Eyre.
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Daddy's Double
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MovieApr 5, 1910

Daddy's Double

Hal Dunton is very much in love with Sue Post, in fact, too …
Hal Dunton is very much in love with Sue Post, in fact, too much so to suit Sue's father. To drive the matrimony idea out of Sue's head, papa places her in a boarding school and instructs the boarding mistress to keep a sharp eye out for Hal. This the lady does, and succeeds in defeating a plan on the young people's part to elope. Hal and Sue are in black despair. Eventually Hal finds a way out. He hires a photographer to snap-shot Sue's father in the street and then, using the resulting photo as a guide, makes up to resemble papa. As papa, he fools that gentleman's coachman into driving him in the family coach to the boarding school, where Sue joins him. They journey to the parson's and are wed, and outwitted papa "comes around" all right.
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St. Elmo
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MovieMar 22, 1910

St. Elmo

St. Elmo, a wealthy young man, is betrothed to his cousin …
St. Elmo, a wealthy young man, is betrothed to his cousin Agnes. Dick Hammond, St. Elmo's chum, is studying for the ministry. As soon as he is ordained he is to take charge of a church built for him by St. Elmo. Hammond, however, takes St. Elmo's friendship lightly and makes love to Agnes in secret. The affair is discovered by St. Elmo, who, in a rage at Hammond's perfidy, challenge him to a duel. The false friend loses his life in the ensuing combat. Edna, the granddaughter of the village blacksmith, strays upon the scene of the duel, an uninvited witness. St. Elmo is forced to flee the country. He is pursued by Agnes and the sheriff. Edna tells her first lie when she deceives St. Elmo's pursuers as to his direction and leads them completely off the trail. St. Elmo makes good his escape. On the day that Edna witnesses the duel her grandfather dies, leaving her alone in the world. She is adopted by St. Elmo's mother. Five years later the fugitive returns. Edna recognizes him as the victor of the duel but he does not remember having met her. He discovers that he loves the girl. Edna rejects his suit, declaring that she never would marry a man who had taken a human life. In desperation. St. Elmo attempts suicide, choosing as the spot the grave of Dick Hammond, but is swerved from this purpose by Edna, who relents and promises him her love and sympathy. St. Elmo decides that life is worth living if but for her sake.
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The Actor's Children
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MovieMar 15, 1910

The Actor's Children

When his play closes down, an actor returns home to find …
When his play closes down, an actor returns home to find that his children are gone. He's then notified that a wealthy relative has died and left him a substantial amount of money.
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1873
Frank Hall Crane
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Frank Hall Crane

Frank Hall Crane was born.
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