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Frank Lanning

  • Aug 14, 1872 - Jun 17, 1945 (age 72)
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1945
Frank Lanning
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Frank Lanning

Frank Lanning passed away.
1934
The Lost Jungle
MovieMar 22, 1934

The Lost Jungle

Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of …
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the ...
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1933
Clancy of the Mounted
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MovieFeb 23, 1933

Clancy of the Mounted

Steve Clancy (Earl …
Steve Clancy (Earl McCarthy), the brother of Canadian Mountie Tom Clancy (Tom Tyler), is framed for the murder of John Laurie by Pierre LaRue (Leon Beaumon) and Black MacDougal (William L. Thorne), who are after Laurie's gold mine. Tom is assigned to bring in his brother.
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1932
Trapped in Tia Juana
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MovieAug 15, 1932

Trapped in Tia Juana

An American army officer, Kenneth Holbert, is after a Mexican …
An American army officer, Kenneth Holbert, is after a Mexican bandit, El Zorro, who he doesn't know is his long-lost twin brother. Dorothy Holbert has a hard time figuring out which is which, especially since Romanian native Renaldo uses the same accent for both brothers.
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1931
The Lightning Warrior
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MovieNov 1, 1931

The Lightning Warrior

A Rin-Tin-Tin serial …
A Rin-Tin-Tin serial presented in 12 episodes. The mysterious Wolf Man is terrorizing settlers in a western town. With the help of Rinty, young Jimmy Carter unmasks the Wolf Man and foils his evil plot.
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The Phantom of the West
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MovieJan 1, 1931

The Phantom of the West

A young man's father is …
A young man's father is murdered and the man convicted of the crime escapes prison, leaving a note intimating that seven local men know the real killer's true identity. The murdered man's son sets out to locate the seven men and find his father's slayer.
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1930
Rough Romance
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MovieJun 15, 1930

Rough Romance

Billy West, a "topper" in a Canadian lumber camp, witnesses a …
Billy West, a "topper" in a Canadian lumber camp, witnesses a murder committed by two fur thieves, and finds himself being stalked by the killers.
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Temple Tower
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MovieApr 13, 1930

Temple Tower

Bulldog Drummond goes up against a group of jewel …
Bulldog Drummond goes up against a group of jewel thieves led by Blackton, and a Masked Strangler who they double-crossed, and who wants revenge.
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The Lone Defender
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MovieMar 5, 1930

The Lone Defender

A prospector is murdered by The Cactus Kid and his gang, …
A prospector is murdered by The Cactus Kid and his gang, who hope to find the murdered man's goldmine. The miner's dog, Rin-Tin-Tin, recognizes the killers, who thereafter seek to use the dog to locate the lost mine. With the help of a government agent and a young girl, Rinty saves the mine and brings the bad guys to justice.
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1928
Ships of the Night
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MovieNov 27, 1928

Ships of the Night

Ships of the Night is a 1928 American silent adventure …
Ships of the Night is a 1928 American silent adventure film directed by Duke Worne and starring Jacqueline Logan, Sôjin Kamiyama and Jack Mower.
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Stand and Deliver
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MovieFeb 19, 1928

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver is a 1928 silent film starring Rod La Rocque …
Stand and Deliver is a 1928 silent film starring Rod La Rocque and Lupe Velez and directed by Donald Crisp. Cecil B. DeMille produced the picture with release through Pathé Exchange.
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1927
Black Jack
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MovieSep 25, 1927

Black Jack

Phil Dolan (aka Black Jack because of his talent at …
Phil Dolan (aka Black Jack because of his talent at cards), Nancy Dolan, and a rustler all have a piece of a silver dollar with each piece having a portion of an indented map of an ore mine. Phil has to rescue Nancy from the rustlers to keep their portions of the silver dollar from the rustlers. The sheriffs's pose captures the gang of rustlers just as they reach the ore mine ensuring their claim to the mine.
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The Unknown
MovieJun 3, 1927

The Unknown

Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus- …
Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus---or so he appears. He is actually a criminal with his arms intact. He and his accomplice, Cojo (a little person), are hiding from the police. Alonzo views his disguise as perfect, especially since it keeps from view an unusual deformity of his left hand that would immediately give him away as the criminal the police are searching for. Nanon, the daughter of Zanzi, the circus owner, is the target in his act. Although Alonzo is in love with her, Nanon's father despises him. Malabar, the circus strong man, is attracted to Nanon but she is repulsed by his uninhibited sexual advances and desire to touch and hold her. Her phobia extends to the touch of any man's hand. Alonzo feeds her fears in the hopes that Nanon will fall in love with him since he is "armless." Because Zanzi discovers Alonzo really has arms, Alonzo kills him, but Nanon witnesses the killing without seeing Alonzo's face; however, she does see the telltale deformity of his left hand. As Alonzo continues to plot to steal Nanon away from Mirabar, Cojo makes him realize that she will hate him once she discovers he has arms---and the deformity showing that he is her father's murderer. Alonzo decides to have both his arms amputated, which he succeeds in doing through blackmailing a surgeon. While Alonzo is away recuperating from the surgery, Nanon gets over her fear of being touched and falls completely in love with Mirabar. Discovering this upon his return, Alonzo hatches a scheme to kill Mirabar as he attempts his latest, most dangerous stunt.
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The Kid Brother
MovieJan 17, 1927

The Kid Brother

The most important family in Hickoryville is (naturally …
The most important family in Hickoryville is (naturally enough) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.
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1925
Ace of Spades
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MovieOct 19, 1925

Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades is a 1925 American Western film serial …
The Ace of Spades is a 1925 American Western film serial directed by Henry MacRae. The serial is considered to be a lost film.
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The Fighting Ranger
MovieMay 11, 1925

The Fighting Ranger

The Fighting Ranger released.
1924
Ten Scars Make a Man
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MovieOct 12, 1924

Ten Scars Make a Man

Ten Scars Make a Man is a 1924 American adventure film …
Ten Scars Make a Man is a 1924 American adventure film serial written by Phillip Barry and directed by William Parke. The film is considered to be lost.
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1923
The Bad Man
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MovieOct 8, 1923

The Bad Man

Infamous Mexican bandit Pancho López recognizes Gilbert …
Infamous Mexican bandit Pancho López recognizes Gilbert Jones as the man who once saved his life; therefore, when Jones is in danger of losing his ranch for default of mortgage payment, López determines to help him. At the same time, Morgan Pell, intending to cheat Jones out of his potentially oil-rich property, offers him a sum of money, which Jones conditionally accepts. When López discovers that Jones and Mrs. Pell are in love he has Pell shot, then robs a local bank, pays the mortgage, and returns the cattle he has stolen. With Mr. Pell out of the way and the ranch secure, Jones and Mrs. Pell are free to marry.
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Drifting
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MovieAug 20, 1923

Drifting

In Shanghai, an American girl smuggling opium is put …
In Shanghai, an American girl smuggling opium is put under surveillance by an American agent disguised as a mining engineer. The two fall in love, and she determines to get out of the drug ...
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1922
East Is West
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MovieOct 15, 1922

East Is West

East Is West is an extant 1922 American silent drama film …
East Is West is an extant 1922 American silent drama film directed by Sidney Franklin and starring Constance Talmadge. The film is based on a 1918 Broadway stage play starring Fay Bainter as Ming Toy. It was remade as a talkie at Universal in 1930 with Lupe Velez. A copy of the film is held at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, formerly Filmmuseum Nederlands.
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The Storm
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MovieJun 18, 1922

The Storm

The Storm is a 1922 silent film, a northwoods melodrama …
The Storm is a 1922 silent film, a northwoods melodrama directed by Reginald Barker and starring Virginia Valli, Matt Moore and House Peters. It was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.
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Step on It!
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MovieMay 29, 1922

Step on It!

Step on It! is a lost 1922 American Western film directed by …
Step on It! is a lost 1922 American Western film directed by Jack Conway and featuring Hoot Gibson, released by Universal Pictures.
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1921
Cameron of the Royal Mounted
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MovieDec 25, 1921

Cameron of the Royal Mounted

A young Scottish immigrant …
A young Scottish immigrant to Canada becomes a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He finds himself framed on a forgery charge, but before he can clear himself he must capture a gang of train robbers and stop a band of marauding Indians.
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That Girl Montana
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MovieJan 1, 1921

That Girl Montana

That Girl Montana is an extant 1921 American silent …
That Girl Montana is an extant 1921 American silent western film starring Blanche Sweet and distributed by Pathé Exchange. Jesse D. Hampton produced and Robert Thornby directed. The film is based on a 1901 novel, That Girl Montana, by Marah Ellis Ryan. This is one of Sweet's few 1920s silent films to survive and is available in the DVD format.
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1920
Merva Eaton
MarriageAugust 1920

Merva Eaton

Married Merva Eaton.
Huckleberry Finn
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MovieFeb 22, 1920

Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under …
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures.
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Daredevil Jack
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MovieFeb 2, 1920

Daredevil Jack

Daredevil Jack is a 1920 American silent action film serial …
Daredevil Jack is a 1920 American silent action film serial directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. An incomplete copy of the film is housed in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The supporting cast features Lon Chaney, Edgar Kennedy, and Bull Montana. This was the first of 23 films, many of them short subjects, in which the iconic boxer Dempsey appeared, usually as the top-billed leading man.
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1919
Haunting Shadows
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MovieDec 28, 1919

Haunting Shadows

Young John Glenarm's wealthy grandfather leaves him his …
Young John Glenarm's wealthy grandfather leaves him his estate, but the will stipulates that John live in the estate--rumored to be haunted--for one year or it will be forfeited to schoolteacher Marian Deveraux. John moves in and strange and unexplained events begin to occur. He really doesn't want to stay there anymore, but finds that he is falling in love with pretty young Marian, and decides to stick it out. However, there's more to his grandfather's will than John realizes, and it's not long before he finds out just what that is.
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The Prince and Betty
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MovieDec 21, 1919

The Prince and Betty

The Prince and Betty is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film …
The Prince and Betty is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Robert Thornby. It features Boris Karloff in an uncredited role. It is based on the novel The Prince and Betty written by P. G. Wodehouse.
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Desert Gold
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MovieNov 22, 1919

Desert Gold

Hunting the desert for his daughter, Jonas Warren finds the man …
Hunting the desert for his daughter, Jonas Warren finds the man who took her away, who then produces a marriage certificate to pacify Warren's anger. After the husband finds a gold mine and...
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A Sagebrush Hamlet
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MovieAug 3, 1919

A Sagebrush Hamlet

A Sagebrush Hamlet released.
The Mints of Hell
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MovieMay 5, 1919

The Mints of Hell

The Mints of Hell released.
1918
The Goddess of Lost Lake
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MovieOct 14, 1918

The Goddess of Lost Lake

The Goddess of Lost Lake is …
The Goddess of Lost Lake is a 1918 American silent era drama film starring Louise Glaum, Lawson Butt, and Hayward Mack. Directed by Wallace Worsley and produced by Louise Glaum and Robert Bunton through her production company, the Louise Glaum Organization, in association with Robert Brunton Productions, the screenplay was adapted by Jack Cunningham based on a story by M. Van de Water.
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The Lion's Claws
MovieApr 6, 1918

The Lion's Claws

The Lion's Claws is a 1918 American adventure film …
The Lion's Claws is a 1918 American adventure film serial directed by Harry Harvey and Jacques Jaccard and starring Marie Walcamp and Ray Hanford. The serial, which had 18 chapters, is considered to be a lost film.
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Huck and Tom
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MovieMar 4, 1918

Huck and Tom

The adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.
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1917
Bull's Eye
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MovieDec 13, 1917

Bull's Eye

Bull's Eye is a 1917 American film serial directed by James W. …
Bull's Eye is a 1917 American film serial directed by James W. Horne. It is now considered to be a lost film.
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North of Fifty-Three
MovieSep 23, 1917

North of Fifty-Three

Finding his partner, Joe Brooks, murdered in the snow, …
Finding his partner, Joe Brooks, murdered in the snow, "Roaring" Bill Wagstaff's troubles begin. A ray of sunshine enters his life soon after though, with the arrival of Hazel Weir who has ...
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The Squaw Man's Son
MovieJul 26, 1917

The Squaw Man's Son

The Squaw Man's Son is a 1917 American Western silent film …
The Squaw Man's Son is a 1917 American Western silent film directed by Edward LeSaint, written by Charles Maigne and Edwin Milton Royle, and starring Wallace Reid, Anita King, Dorothy Davenport, Donald Bowles, Clarence Geldart and Frank Lanning. It was released on July 26, 1917, by Paramount Pictures.
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1916
The Victoria Cross
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MovieDec 14, 1916

The Victoria Cross

Maj. Ralph Seton is a British army officer stationed in …
Maj. Ralph Seton is a British army officer stationed in Cawnpore, India, when the Sepoy Rebellion--a mutiny of Indian soldiers in the Brtitish army in India--breaks out in 1857. He receives the prestigious Victoria Cross--the highest decoration that can be awarded to a British soldier--for his actions in battle. However, after a night of drunken debauchery, he is stripped of the honor and disgraced in front of his love, Joan Strathallen, the daughter of his commanding officer. When Indian rebel leader Azimoolah instigates an uprising by the natives and has Joan kidnapped, Seton sets out to redeem his honor and save the woman he loves.
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The Three Godfathers
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MovieJun 19, 1916

The Three Godfathers

Three outlaws fleeing a posse through the desert come …
Three outlaws fleeing a posse through the desert come upon a dying woman and her baby in a wagon. Before she passes away, she makes the men promise to take care of her baby and get it safely through the desert.
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John Needham's Double
MovieApr 10, 1916

John Needham's Double

John Needham's Double released.
1915
Buckshot John
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MovieFeb 4, 1915

Buckshot John

A sheriff and his posse shoot it out with a gang of robbers …
A sheriff and his posse shoot it out with a gang of robbers headed by Bad Jake Kennedy. The surviving robber, Buckshot John, won't tell where the gang's loot is hidden and gets 30 years in prison. Halfway through his sentence he "gets religion" and in order to save his soul, decides to tell where the gang has hidden its stash of gold. However, a phony clairvoyant, The Great Gilmore, finds out about John's intentions and tricks him into revealing where the gold is. When John finds out what happened, he decides to break out of prison and take care of matters himself.
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Fatty's Echo
MovieJan 26, 1915

Fatty's Echo

Fatty and Hungry Ike, hungry and stranded in the Alps, notice …
Fatty and Hungry Ike, hungry and stranded in the Alps, notice the delight which some tourists take in listening to echoes. After "planting" Hungry Ike nearby, Fatty informs the tourists that he knows a place where the most wonderful echoes in the world can be found. They follow him. One of the tourists shouts. Ike, playing the echo, answers. Fromage de Brie, a guide, becomes suspicious. At his suggestion the tourists shout together. Angered, Hungry Ike shouts back, demanding to know whether they think him a crowd. The resultant exposure causes Fatty and Ike to touch only the high spots in fleeing from Switzerland.
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1914
Lizzie the Life Saver
MovieNov 3, 1914

Lizzie the Life Saver

The feud waged between …
The feud waged between Ham and his assistant, Bud, waxes stronger, when Ham accidentally swats Wise, the owner of the building, in the face with a mop. Ham and Bud are fired. In revenge, the former chases the latter with blood in his eye. Angered by the swat, Wise discharges his stenographer, Lizzie, when he sees her flirting with Johnny, his nephew. Lizzie later gets a job as a life saver at the beach. All the men at the resort promptly try to drown, much to Johnny's jealousy. In the meantime Bud gets away from Ham by leaping into a motorboat. In his effort to stop the craft, Ham seizes hold of the mooring line and is dragged all over the bay. Bud beaches the vessel and flees, with Ham close behind. Wise comes to the beach. He falls into the water and is on the verge of drowning when Lizzie and Johnny come to his rescue. His gratitude causes the wealthy uncle to present them with a check for $5,000. As for Bud and Ham, the former enters a sewer outlet to escape from bloodthirsty Ham. Too large a man to follow, Ham secures a three-pronged gaff and waits for his foe to emerge.
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The Oubliette
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MovieAug 15, 1914

The Oubliette

Francois Villon, vagabond, poet and philosopher, and his …
Francois Villon, vagabond, poet and philosopher, and his friend Colin, leave the vagabond camp and start for Paris. En route to that city, Villon's heart is touched at sight of the eviction of an elderly couple from their poor home. Whereupon he empties his own and Colin's purse, pays the Beadle, and then resume their journey. Overcome with the pangs of hunger, they "lift " the purses of a couple of corpulent monks. For this breach of law both Villon and Colin are arrested and thrown into prison. They succeed in overpowering the turnkey and, assisted by Colin, who insists that his friend don the clothes of the turnkey, Villon makes his escape. Colin is tried, convicted and hanged. At the foot of the gibbet, Villon's farewell to the swinging Colin is interrupted by the entrance of the Chevalier do Soissons. Villon resents the knight's tirade against the corpse of Colin. Fight ensues and the crafty vagabond slays the knight, using as a weapon a great stone. The rich purse, armor, etc., of de Soissons proves too strong a snare for the impoverished Villon, who quickly changes habiliments with the dead knight, props the body against the gallows and then continues on his way to Paris. Philippa de Annonnay, the fair ward of the Chevalier Bertrand de Pogne, is held prisoner in an inn. Villon chooses this inn wherein to satisfy the cravings of hunger. Here he meets de Pogne. From her window she sees the entrance of Villon and determines to appeal to the strange knight. An animated discussion between Villon and de Pogne is interrupted by a scream from Philips. Villon starts to climb the stairs to the gallery of the inn. De Pogne bars the way and a terrific battle with swords ensues. The fight continues up the stairs and toward Philippa's window, through which the girl reaches as the fight continues on the balcony and stabs de Pogne, who falls to the floor below, dead. Villon conducts Philippa safely to her castle, then resumes his journey to Paris. Having dissipated the proceeds of the de Soissons adventure, Villon hies himself to a garret, where he spends his time in courting the muses. Louis XI, the "Prowler," determines to test the loyalty of Villon. To this end, the king hies himself to a dungeon in the Bastille, causes the arrest of Villon, then offers that worthy his freedom if he will help overthrow the king. Villon indignantly refuses to purchase his freedom at such a price. Whereupon Louis reveals himself to the poet and presents Villon with a bound copy of his (Villon's) manuscript, which was the first book to be printed in France. Then Louis knights him, bestowing upon Villon the title Chevalier des Loges.
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The Love Victorious
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MovieJul 28, 1914

The Love Victorious

Facile as a child, lovely as a flower, the woman takes up her …
Facile as a child, lovely as a flower, the woman takes up her journey along the road to life. She is happy in her innocence because she loves and is to marry Good, her life-long companion. One evening, on her way to a store where she is to purchase material for her trousseau, she is accosted by fawning Vice and smiling Lust. But she shrinks from them in terror. She has not yet made the acquaintance of Evil, but is soon to meet him. As Woman passes the stage door of a theater, Evil and his first lieutenants, slant-eyed Vanity, and a silver-tongued Flattery, are attracted by her freshness, innocence and youth. Through the cunning offices of Flattery, the Woman is enticed into Vanity's dressing-room. There she is arrayed in costly silks and laces, and she sees in herself the fairy princess of her dreams come to life. After the play she is taken to a café. She is dazzled with the many lights and the brilliant colors. She is intoxicated with the glamour and the music, and the hot lips of Evil plant a kiss upon her hand. She forgets the existence of Good, her first and true love. Good seeks her out in the café and pleads with her to return home to her mother. But the poison in the wine has penetrated her heart and she turns from Good to Evil with a passing smile. A year elapses. The woman has lost her freshness. She comes to know the meaning of lassitude in the world of plenty. The false feathers have begun to fade. Evil tires of the worn-out Woman and bestows his caress upon Youth, the most recent acquisition to his court of tired gaiety. The Woman is outraged at being thrown aside, but through the cunning of Flattery she is cast out of the house. Woman hastens home and learns that her old mother died of a broken heart six months before. Good again appeals to her, but she is blind to his beauty, and again casts him aside. Now she naturally falls in with Lust and Vice. She knows them this time, and allows them to lead her to the underworld. She drinks the cup of depravity to its dregs. In a low dive of the underworld she again meets Youth, who, like herself, has been cast off by Evil. However, the beholdment of Youth in the talons of Lust causes an awakening in the Woman. In the fallen Youth she sees herself; she realizes what a terrible creature he is, and like the myriad of others before, she decides to take her own life. At the crucial moment, when she holds the vial of deadly poison to her lips, Good and Evil come upon the scene and battle for her. The advantage is with one and then with the other. She hesitates and leans over the table. Before her is the old family Bible. Her eyes shift from the death-dealing poison to the holy writ. Long forgotten memories of Good return to her. She sees herself not as an angel of the devil, but as a daughter of God. The scales fall from her eyes, and before her Good is kneeling, her old sweetheart. She shrinks from him as though she might contaminate him. But in all forgiveness and sweetness he takes her up in his arms and guides her to the Great Tomorrow.
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1912
My Hero
MovieDec 12, 1912

My Hero

Stern parents have ever been relentless obstacles in love's …
Stern parents have ever been relentless obstacles in love's young dream, but it is perhaps quite doubtful if ever love could equal the accentuated bliss and anguish of these two. She refused to eat for her hero and for her he bore the marks of battle, an eye made black by a cruel parent's fist. Tired of such an unsympathetic world, they sought the wilderness, where, had it not been for Indian Charlie, these two "babes in the wood" would have ended their dream in a manner quite too disagreeable to think of.
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1911
The Mistress of Hacienda del Cerro
MovieOct 9, 1911

The Mistress of Hacienda del Cerro

Richard Young, an American …
Richard Young, an American immigrant, and his sick wife find shelter at the Hacienda del Cerro. Dolores, daughter of Estebon Hernandez, owner of the Hacienda Del Cerro, is fascinated by the young American and attempts to win him from his wife, but her advances are scorned by the honest American. This incites the vindictive Dolores to revenge herself on Richard by having Gray Bear, an Indian Chief, abduct Richard's wife. Dolores summons Gray Bear to her home and makes known her plan. The Indian apparently becomes a willing tool, but when he arrives that night with four or five braves, instead of kidnapping the American's wife they capture Dolores, with whom the Indian chief is madly in love. A prisoner in Gray Bear's tent, Dolores is informed she is about to become the Indian's wife. The rescue is splendidly portrayed.
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The Hero Track Walker
MovieMar 31, 1911

The Hero Track Walker

Bill is discharged from Bar K …
Bill is discharged from Bar K Ranch and in his desperation decide to turn train robber. On his way to town he rescues Myrtle Mulligan, who has been driven from protection to the high branches of a tree by a vicious bull. Arriving in town Bill applies to the superintendent of the railroad and secures a job as track walker. Pinto Joe, a friendly Indian, learns of Bill's train wrecking plans, and tells Myrtle about it. Hearing Bill intends to dynamite the bridge the plucky girl decides to take a hand in the game. Arriving on the scene just after Bill has lighted the fuse she fearlessly picks up the cartridge and throws it where it can do little damage. Rushing up the bank to the track she flags the oncoming train. When the passengers and trainmen cluster about her to learn the cause of the explosion she tells them that Bill saved their lives by finding the burning fuse just in time to prevent the blowing up of the bridge. Bill, realizing that Myrtle had rescued him from a perilous position allows the grateful passengers to tell him he is a hero and claims the hand of Myrtle as the hero's reward.
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1910
Indian Pete's Gratitude
MovieOct 28, 1910

Indian Pete's Gratitude

A half-breed Indian is …
A half-breed Indian is befriended by a settler and in addition is given a job in the settler's family where he becomes the devoted servant of the settler's daughter. As time progresses the girl's father becomes interested in some recently discovered mining claims and decides to buy one which has not yet been registered. Some claim jumpers who by chance learned of the deal started to get possession of the claim by getting to the registry office first and in order to accomplish this, one of them holds up the girl's father while the other rides to town to make the entry. The half-breed gets wind of the conspiracy and is able to warn the girl who mounts her favorite pony and races with the claim jumpers to the registry office. She is enabled to win out through the pluck of the half-breed who holds up the claim jumpers until she gets a good lead but in his efforts to help the girl the young half-breed is mortally wounded and thus gives up his life for his white friends.
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The Call of the Blood
MovieAug 12, 1910

The Call of the Blood

During an Indian tribe's …
During an Indian tribe's warfare the little daughter of one of the chiefs, who has fled in the panic with the other children, becomes lost and strays into the path of a pioneer family. The pioneers have just buried their only little child at the side of the trail and their hearts go out to the miserable Indian child who timidly approaches them for protection. They take care of her and bring her up as their own and the girl becomes in training and dress like one of her white sisters. There comes a time, however, that a young white man falls in love with her and her foster parents consider it their duty to tell both the girl and the young man the story of her origin. The girl's first impulse is a desire to see something of her people, and her father and her lover reluctantly consent to accompany her in a search for the tribe from which she originated. Thinking that her long life among the whites will cause her to revolt when she sees the poverty and hardship of her own people, but it turns out that "The Call of the Blood" is too strong, for when the tribe is finally located the young squaw completely forgets her foster father and her white lover, takes up with a young buck, whose squaw she becomes in spite of the argument and protestations of her white friends.
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The Legend of Scar-Face
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MovieAug 5, 1910

The Legend of Scar-Face

A story that is always told to …
A story that is always told to the Indian boy when the father desires to rouse his ambition and to enthuse him with a daring to do great deeds. Scar Face, as the legend goes, when a baby was clawed and torn by a bear, so that when he grew up he was so badly crippled as to be almost utterly unfitted for the strenuous games and cruel warfare of his tribesmen. The old men of the tribe, however, had for years handed down a story that some day one of his tribe would be developed into a warrior much greater and braver than any who had preceded him, and bearing this story the daughter of the chief decides that she will be the squaw of this famous warrior, and of none other, and in a vision the face of the great warrior is revealed to her and to other members of the tribe. It is that of Scar Face except that it has none of the scars nor deformities. The bucks of the tribe in derision tell Scar Face that he must indeed be the great warrior and suggest that he go forth to win fame and renown for himself. Scar Face takes their jibes seriously and does venture forth. His adventures are shown in the picture and it is useless to say that they are of the most thrilling character, and when Scar Face has achieved all the necessary coups, a vision of the mighty Manitou appears to him and he is told that if he will bathe in the waters of a certain mystic spring all of his deformities and scars will vanish. Scar Face does as he is told and is transformed into a noble and prepossessing warrior. His fame has gone before him and when he returns to his tribe he is acclaimed as the great war chief of the legend and the chief's daughter becomes his bride.
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1872
Frank Lanning
BirthAugust 1872

Frank Lanning

Frank Lanning was born.
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