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Louise Lester

  • Aug 08, 1867 - Nov 18, 1952 (age 85)
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Louise Lester

Louise Lester passed away.
1920
The Luck of the Irish
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MovieJan 5, 1920

The Luck of the Irish

William Grogan ( James …
William Grogan ( James Kirkwood ), lives in New York city and meets the outside world only through the little basement window of his plumbing shop. One day he sees and falls in love with a pretty pair of feet, belonging to Ruth Warren ( Anna Q. Nilsson ), a schoolteacher who is lusted after by Norton Colburton, a dissolute playboy. Ruth is about to marry Colburton, but at the last minute runs away and decides to take a Cook's tour. On the boat, she meets Grogan, who has inherited a fortune, and recognizing the feet, he falls in love with their owner. Meanwhile, Colburton sends a henchman to locate Ruth. In various foreign cities, Grogan is attacked and Ruth is accosted by Colburton, who has followed her. Finally, Ruth is imprisoned in a house of prostitution, Grogan comes to her rescue, and the two are married.
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Dust
MovieJul 10, 1916

Dust

Marion Moore's sweetheart, Frank Kenyon, a young author …
Marion Moore's sweetheart, Frank Kenyon, a young author interested in social reform, discovering that Marion's father is the owner of the worst factory in the city, pleads with her to persuade him to make better working conditions. Marion refuses. The season's society event is an entertainment for the benefit of the Belgian War Victims. Marian is to play "Humanity." That day, Mina, a child working in the factory, has her hand mangled in a machine. Frank learns of the accident from Bud and determines to bring the lesson home to Marian. He bribes her chauffeur to drive Marian to Mina's home. Marian is forced to enter the house with him. They find Mina alone and almost unconscious from an overdose of an opiate. The only hope of saving the child is by keeping her awake until he can summon medical aid. He orders Marian to walk the girl until he returns. Then he dashes away in the machine. Marian, seeing another machine approaching, leaves the child, and persuades the owner to drive her to the entertainment. When Frank returns, Mina is past saving. Wild with rage, he sets out for the entertainment. Marian has just achieved a great success when he arrives. He creates a sensation by mounting the platform and scathingly denouncing the shallow society people before him. Marian later hands him back his ring. He drives her by force to Mina's home. Marian is taken aback when she discovers that the animal mother is not weeping for love of Mina, but she wonders how she will ever pay for a cheap piano now that Mina's wages will no longer be forthcoming. Marian promises to attend to the payments. Marian laughs scornfully at Frank. Frank determines to wage a relentless war against Moore until conditions are modified. As champion of the working people, he is elected to the legislature. Frank introduces his bill for better factories. After much excitement, it is passed. Since the accident to Mina, Bud has been working to perfect a number of safety devices. With the idea of cheating the boy, Moore goes with him to a cabinet at one end of the building to look them over. Meanwhile a blaze has started. Soon the flimsy structure is ablaze. Marian escapes with the girls, hut Moore and Bud are trapped in the cabinet. From the roof of an adjoining building Frank throws a rope to the factory, where it fastens around a cornice. Then he makes his way hand over hand across the rope to the burning building, breaks through a skylight, and lowers a rope to Bud. Moore shoves the boy aside. Frank, angered, lowers the rope again for Bud. Moore rushes to the edge of the building. But as he hangs midway, the flames reach the rope, and he plunges to his death. A few weeks later the newspapers announce large gifts to charity from an anonymous source. Through Bud he discovers that it is Marian. The picture closes as she agrees to face the future with him.
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April
MovieApr 10, 1916

April

April released.
1915
Hearts in Shadow
MovieOct 1, 1915

Hearts in Shadow

Hearts in Shadow is a 1915 American short film directed …
Hearts in Shadow is a 1915 American short film directed by B. Reeves Eason.
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Mountain Mary
MovieJul 5, 1915

Mountain Mary

A feud exists between Hazen Doone and Giles Turell, both …
A feud exists between Hazen Doone and Giles Turell, both grizzled old men of the mountains. Wandering in the rugged heights, Giles comes upon Hazen, whom he shoots from ambush. Hazen is wounded in the arm, but manages to reach his mountain home. There he discovers that Ivan, his son, has returned from the city, where he has been a student of art. Ivan vows to avenge the wound of his father, and Mary, the young man's mother, suggests a form of revenge more terrible to their foe than death, the ruination of Giles' dearly loved daughter, Mountain Mary. The artist sets about his mission. Shaving his beard, he proceeds to pitch camp in the mountains, not far from the Turell cabin. He is dabbling idly with his brush, when Mountain Mary comes upon him. Ivan becomes a visitor at Giles' cabin, and, though the aged feudist sees something familiar in the young man's features, he does not recognize his mortal enemy's son. Ivan awakens to a realization that he loves Mountain Mary. He is torn by conflicting emotions, love for the girl and the promise he had made to his wounded father. Love for the girl, however, triumphs, and they plan to elope and marry. Then Ivan receives from a friend a picture of a woman from which he is asked to make a painting. He is studying the features when Mary comes upon him. She thinks the picture that of a former sweetheart and bursts into tears. Running to Giles, her father, she tells that Ivan is insincere. In a rage, old Giles shoots Ivan, and the wound is a dangerous one. He has learned, too, that Ivan is the son of Hazen, his lifelong foe. In a flash, Mountain Mary's disappointment is forgotten and her love for Ivan asserts itself. Carrying her rifle with her, she runs to the wounded man, for whom she summons a doctor. At the point of a rifle, she compels her own father to aid in comforting the man he shot. Then Hazen comes up. He, too, is made to assist his enemy in caring for the young man. Ivan explains to Mary the circumstances of the picture. The two embrace. Astounded, the two fathers make as if to grapple. Then Mountain Mary steps in. Taking the grizzled hands of her father and his foe, she places them together. For a moment the old men falter. Then their fingers close in a hearty clasp that marks the end of the feud.
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A Good Business Deal
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MovieJun 30, 1915

A Good Business Deal

Bobby Shermann is a likable young chap, a broker possessed of …
Bobby Shermann is a likable young chap, a broker possessed of excellent business ability, but neglectful of his business and therefore always short of funds. Bobby's club fellows are young ...
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The Right to Happiness
MovieJun 7, 1915

The Right to Happiness

Joe Blaney's wife, and his …
Joe Blaney's wife, and his employer, who is his father-in-law, believe him guilty of stealing money from the firm. The thief in reality was a firm member, but so cleverly did he cover his ...
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At the Edge of Things
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MovieMay 19, 1915

At the Edge of Things

A sudden drop in the price of …
A sudden drop in the price of a popular copper stock threatens ruin, financially, to Tom Carter, who has invested his life savings in margins, and if the market drops another point he will ...
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The Altar of Ambition
MovieMay 10, 1915

The Altar of Ambition

Engrossed in his candidacy …
Engrossed in his candidacy for governor, John Farden, neglects his wife and home ties. An important engagement prevents him from accompanying his wife to a musicale, but unwilling to spoil her pleasure, he suggests that she accept the escort of William Morris, a friend. At the musicale Irene Farden's wife meets Richard Barry, her husband's political enemy. The morning papers announce the candidacy of John Farden against Richard Barry for the governorship, and Barry, fearing the strength of his opponent, plans to injure his chances by involving his wife in a scandal with William Morris, whose I.O.U.'s he holds for gambling debts. Morris, to save his reputation among his fellow-clubmen, reluctantly accepts the politician's plans. At a lawn fete, Irene, unknowingly becomes involved in a flirtation with Morris and through Mrs. Morris, who is also in the plot, the affair becomes common gossip among the guests. When John Farden hears the ugly rumors he refuses to believe them true, but later he discovers his wife out automobiling with Morris and finds a bouquet of roses in the library with that gentleman's card attached. He informs his wife that people are talking about her and begs that she refrain from further meetings with Morris. Irene, however, bent on enjoying her social engagements, continues her association with Morris until one evening Morris plays his last card and tries to kiss her as he bids her goodnight. The scene is witnessed by Farden who denounces them both and refuses to believe his wife's explanation. Ordered from her home, Irene goes to the home of a friend before the conspirators of a subsidized newspaper publishes an account of the scandal. Missing her mother's attentions, little Helen Farden becomes ill and the distracted father and the two nurses are unable to console her. Irene seeks the seclusion of the country, but is followed by Morris, who in an intoxicated condition, tries to force his attentions on her. In spite of all, Farden is elected governor and a month later as his child grows steadily worse, seeks Morris, hoping to find his wife's address. This information is withheld by Morris and the following day Morris goes to the country club hoping to meet Irene. As Morris orders a horse the hostler warns him not to ride while intoxicated, but Morris pays no heed and awkwardly rides away. As he approaches Irene's retreat the horse rears and he receives a tail. Servants carry him into the house, and summoning a doctor, he is pronounced unable to live. Before dying he seeks retribution and signs a confession, exonerating Irene and tells of the conspiracy to discredit her husband for political purposes. Armed with the confession, Irene returns to her husband and a happy reconciliation is affected at the bedside of their little child.
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The Day of Reckoning
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MovieApr 19, 1915

The Day of Reckoning

Deceived by Carl Burton, a gambler and sporting character, into …
Deceived by Carl Burton, a gambler and sporting character, into believing that they have been honorably married, Martha True, an innocent young woman, is brutally left by the designing man to bear her disgrace alone. When her child is born, she loves it with super-maternal passion, but in order to secure employment it is necessary to place the child in the care of a woman friend, and her only recompense in life is the weekend visits made to see her baby. Unable to stand the strain of work and the sorrow of being separated from her child, Martha is overcome while behind the counter of a department store and is taken to a hospital by the kind-hearted bachelor owner of the business, who does all he can for her comfort. As the girl is recovering, her employer is a daily visitor to the hospital and gradually falls in love with her. When John Walton proposes a great temptation was put before the girl, but she finally decided to marry him and give her child a home by having the woman who is caring for her baby send a letter which Martha has written herself, asking that the child be sent to Martha's care as her friend is dying. The letter comes in due time and the big-hearted husband welcomes the idea of having a child in the house. In the meantime, Carl Burton learns of the deception played on the husband and sends an adventuress, Rita Marr, with a letter, threatening to expose Martha to her husband unless her prosperity is shared with the blackmailing pair. Martha, fearing that her husband will discover her secret and never forgive her, decides to take her child and leave the house, but in the midst of her preparations her husband returns. At first he is loath to forgive her, but after hearing the whole story, his love for his wife and adopted child is too great and all are united in a happy home, much to the discomfort of the blackmailers.
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The Poet of the Peaks
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MovieApr 12, 1915

The Poet of the Peaks

Lydia Lovell, a heartless …
Lydia Lovell, a heartless society butterfly, is one of the guests at Philip Granger's shooting lodge in the mountains. Perched on one of the highest peaks is a solitary cabin, the abode of ...
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In the Sunlight
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MovieMar 29, 1915

In the Sunlight

A slave to the drug habit, Dr. Arthur Abbott leaves a fair country …
A slave to the drug habit, Dr. Arthur Abbott leaves a fair country practice for the fame of the city career about the same time that Frank Stead, a young city physician of the slums. Longing for the sunlight and open air comes to the village. In the city Dr. Abbott soon forgets his wife and child in the country and becomes infatuated with an adventuress named Olga. Abbott's old office being well known, Dr. Stead takes it and he and Helen, Dr. Abbott's wife, are thrown much together. They both realize that their companionship is growing into love, but Helen's marriage is ever a barrier between them. Meanwhile Dr. Abbott, because of his habit, is losing what practice he had and having spent all his money, his temptress no longer cares for him. During a quarrel between the pair, Olga is stricken with heart disease and dies. To the doctor's drug crazed brain, it appears that he will be accused of her murder, so he flees the city on a freight train. An accident occurs and Dr. Abbott is erroneously reported to have died in a hospital. When this news reached the farm, young Dr. Stead declares his love for Helen, who, thinking she is free to marry, accepts. Dr. Abbott's injuries prove slight and he is soon released from the hospital and turns to his old drug habit. Wandering back to his old home he arrives on the day before the time set for the wedding. On approaching the house he sees his wife in her lover's arms. In rage he attempts to attack Frank, but his body and mind, weakened by the continual use of drugs, gives way and he drops dead. Later Frank and Helen are married.
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In the Heart of the Woods
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MovieMar 24, 1915

In the Heart of the Woods

Jack Daley, in an effort to …
Jack Daley, in an effort to forget his rejection by Miriam Stern, goes on a hunting trip to an abandoned cabin in the heart of the woods. Nance, the granddaughter of Ben Morgan, an old game warden, discovers that the abandoned cabin has a tenant. Nance, entering the cabin, makes herself at home and when Jack returns he finds her fast asleep in the bed. Unintentionally awakening her, she escapes before he can question her. Afterwards Nance makes frequent visits to the cabin and after rearranging the room, hides under the bed to discover if Jack will notice the difference. Jack is so absorbed in reading a letter from Miriam that he does not notice the difference in his room, an oversight which causes Nance to forcibly undo her work as soon as he goes out. Jack hears her throwing things about and returns. Nance reveals her jealousy of Miriam, whose picture she has seen Jack looking at, and rages at his lack of appreciation of her tidiness. First Jack reprimands her; this soothes her and she becomes repentant. Running home, Nance confides her troubles to her pet rabbit. Later Jack receives a telegram announcing Miriam's marriage, which so upsets him that when Nance arrives with her arms full of flowers, he brushes her aside and leaves her brokenhearted in the cabin. Becoming reckless as a result of the news he has received, Jack defies the signs prohibiting shooting and kills Nance's pet rabbit which had wandered away. Nance, hearing Jack's shot, finds him triumphing over his trophy. Crying over the loss of her pet, Nance refuses to be consoled, although Jack begs forgiveness. Thinking to replace the loss of her pet. Jack sends his dog together with a note stating if she needs him at any time to send the dog after him. As Nance is deciding if she will accept Jack's gift her grandfather is brought in by some hunter who had found the old man accidentally killed in the woods. The loss of her grandfather causes Nance to reconsider Jack's note and she sends the dog after him with the result that the lovers are reunited.
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Competition
MovieMar 17, 1915

Competition

Farmer Stubbs does not approve of his daughter at all when she …
Farmer Stubbs does not approve of his daughter at all when she returns from school dressed in the latest fashion. When the most prosperous farmer in Pike County proposes and is rejected he approves much less of her and decides to put her to work. Jim Daley, a city sweetheart, is on his way to propose to her. He hopes the parents will approve as his raising has made him utterly against elopement. He arrives at an inopportune time and is refused with more dispatch than courtesy. The old man asserts that his daughter will marry a farmer or no one. Things are despondent when a bright idea strikes Jim. He decides to lease the adjacent farm, disguise himself as a farmer and by competition bring not only Dad but Josh to his terms. After a month or two Josh and Dad offer to buy him out to get rid of him, such inroads has he made into their dairy business He brings them to his terms and then adds that the consent of the old man to the marriage of Myra will be thrown in. This does not displease the old man so much, as he thinks he is giving her to a prosperous farmer. He is bowled over when his son-in-law discloses his identity, but he has to accept the situation.
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The Two Sentences
MovieMar 15, 1915

The Two Sentences

By winning a lawsuit against the Traction Company, Jim …
By winning a lawsuit against the Traction Company, Jim Rodgers, a country lawyer, attracts the attention of Ford, a city attorney defending the suit, who persuades Jim to turn to a city practice assuring him he will become famous. Jim's sweetheart, Helen Wade, promises to wait for him, but during his absence another young man, Tom Carter, wins her love not knowing she was betrothed, and when Jim returns he arrives just as the happy pair are leaving the church as man and wife. Jim's whole life is ruined so far as love and women are concerned. Devoting all his efforts to his practice, Jim quickly mounts the ladder of success, becoming a judge of the Criminal Court and is called on to try Tom Carter on a charge of assault to kill. Tom is found guilty and Helen, knowing that Jim can sentence her husband to from one to twenty years, calls on the judge asking that he have pity and make the sentence only one year. Jim asks her why he should do so when she had not hesitated to give Jim a life sentence. He sends her away telling her she will hear his decision the next day in court. Tom is sentenced to twenty years but no sooner has the sentence been pronounced than Jim repents. His decision preys on his mind and the vision of Tom in prison is always before him, until he prays for a way to undo what he has done. Two years later he becomes a candidate for governor with his whole heart set on winning, thereby securing the power to pardon Tom. Helen, thinking that Jim is striving for the governorship only, vows that he shall not be elected, even if she has to disgrace herself by circulating reports that will not only kill his chances but ruin his reputation as well. Election day when the other candidates seem certain of winning, Helen informs him that she is the one who has worked for his defeat. Astounded Jim informs her of his reasons for wanting to win. Helen tries to retract her statements as the returns come in they show that Jim has won. As governor, Jim pardons Tom and the husband and wife are reunited.
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The Echo
MovieMar 10, 1915

The Echo

To regain her health, Violet, the young daughter of a rich …
To regain her health, Violet, the young daughter of a rich man, is sent to the country where she forms a childish attraction for John, the eleven-year-old son of the farmer at whose house she is left. While exploring the surrounding country her curiosity is aroused by hearing an echo which John explains is the voice of an illusive woman who lives over the ferry. They plan a trip in search of this mysterious woman which proves to be one long remembered, although its purpose is not accomplished, for John with the simplicity of youth on this day tells her he loves her. On their return to the farmhouse they find the father waiting to take Violet back to the city. A proceeding which nearly breaks both their hearts. A few days later John is happy in the possession of his first love letter written in the childish hand of Violet in which she states that when she grows up she will return and marry him. As the years go by John becomes the village schoolmaster and Violet a reigning society belle with many suitors. Among the latter is an elderly nobleman who, on account of misfortune and title, has been selected by her father as a future husband. While walking along a rocky shore the nobleman proposes and is rejected. Angered and disgusted he calls for the chauffeur of the car from which they have alighted. The girl hearing the echo becomes conscious of the only happy period of her life and not daring to tell her father she pens a note, packs her things and flees to the country, where she again meets her childhood lover and finds happiness although her father disinherits her.
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Heart of Flame
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MovieMar 1, 1915

Heart of Flame

Keith Gordon, a young violinist, the protege of Von Ezdorf, an old …
Keith Gordon, a young violinist, the protege of Von Ezdorf, an old music teacher, has acquired the magic touch, but lacks "the heart of flame." His teacher tells him it will surely come. ...
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She Never Knew
MovieFeb 24, 1915

She Never Knew

Tom Conway robs his employer, Jack Martin, the ship …
Tom Conway robs his employer, Jack Martin, the ship chandler, and leaves town with Olga, a dance hall girl. Martin goes to Mrs. Conway and demands restitution. Tom's mother pays him with the savings of a lifetime. She tells Alice, her daughter, that some day Tom will be coming back. And every night just before going to bed, she places the prodigal's pipe and slippers near the fire, whispering, "Mother will wait for you always, Tom." George Park, in love with Alice, warns her and her mother against an escaped convict, who is lurking in the vicinity. Park insists upon loaning them a revolver for their protection. Meanwhile Tom has discovered that Olga is untrue to him. In a fit of rage, increased by drink, he kills her. Then he makes blindly for his home. At the moment that Tom stumbles in at the rear door of his mother's house, the convict enters from the front. Meeting Mrs. Conway, the convict retreats at sight of her revolver into the kitchen. There he meets Tom. They struggle and the convict escapes. Mrs. Conway seeing the form of a man in the dark kitchen, fires the revolver and faints. Alice and Park return just in time to carry away Tom's body for secret burial.
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Coals of Fire
MovieJan 27, 1915

Coals of Fire

John Vincent, a man of wealth, is obsessed with love and …
John Vincent, a man of wealth, is obsessed with love and ambition for Ben. his son. He neglects his daughter, Mary, and after the death of Mrs. Vincent the girl leads a lonely life until her marriage to Henry Love. Later, Vincent realizes his hopes for Ben when he makes him junior partner in the firm. On an inspection tour of the factory, however, young Vincent is stabbed and killed by a fanatical employee called Mad John. Mary takes her little boy and girl and rushes home to comfort her grief-crazed father. He has a stroke and loses his memory. It seems to him that Mary's son is little Ben. He lives over the past with his grandchild, whom Mary allows to comfort him to the end.
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The Legend Beautiful
MovieJan 4, 1915

The Legend Beautiful

Indolent Jose and industrious, avaricious Pietro, like Jacob …
Indolent Jose and industrious, avaricious Pietro, like Jacob and Esau, are brothers. Rachel loves Jose, but admires Pietro for his enterprise. However, she refuses to marry either of them. The Padre suggests to the boys' aged father, that he tell his sons that the neglected fields have gold in them, in order to rouse Jose. Pietro immediately applies himself to searching for the gold, and in his greed deserts his father, who is cared for on his dying bed by Jose. Rachel at last consents to marry Jose, and Pietro, seeing that he is about to lose the girl, drugs his brother's wine and induces him to sell his share of the patrimony. Jose, on coming to himself, in shame and despair, wanders away. Returning a few weeks later, he learns that that very hour his brother has married Rachel. He goes to a certain rock and putting the gold he has received from Pietro underneath, with a note swearing revenge to the death, he cunningly informs his brother that there is one rock he has overlooked. Pietro and his bride discover the money and the challenge. Several years later finds Pietro reduced to poverty and stricken with illness. Jose, well-armed with gold and thirsty for his long-plotted revenge, sends his knife to his brother by a traveler, and then, stopping at the cottage which was once his home, he falls asleep. Meanwhile, Leah, the eight-year-old child of Pietro, has been listening to the Padre's story of the Legend Beautiful. She comes to the cottage with her basket full of bread and lilies and wakens the sleeping stranger. He hears with amazement that she is his brother's child, and her recital of the legend stirs him to repentance. Falling on his knees in the hut, he is vouchsafed a vision of the Christ. Then he hastens to Pietro's house and clasping his brother in his arms, begs his forgiveness. Not long after, Pietro succumbs to his sickness. On the threshold of taking holy orders, Jose learns of his brother's death. He and Rachel at last are united.
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1914
The Sower Reaps
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MovieDec 21, 1914

The Sower Reaps

On the occasion of the killing, in an accidental encounter, of …
On the occasion of the killing, in an accidental encounter, of Miser Pike by Peter Pelham, the district attorney, who for years has been hounded by the sinister old man, the latter manages to divert suspicion to Ben Rolfe, the schoolmaster and his political rival, also involving Rolfe's worthless brother, Tim, in the affair. Ben, to shield Tim, who recently has robbed the miser of his hoard and therefore appears guilty, does not deny the charge Pelham has put upon him, though he escapes to another town. Tim is arrested by order of the district attorney, and a posse is sent after Ben, who is found and taken into custody by the sheriff. Meanwhile, Pelham has contrived to find in Pike's house certain incriminating papers, which for years the miser has held against him and used as a threat. He tells Laurel, Pike's daughter, that the papers will convict Ben Rolfe, whom she loves. The next day, however, at the inquest, the evidence being sifted thoroughly, Pelham breaks down and confesses.
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The Strength o' Ten
MovieDec 2, 1914

The Strength o' Ten

Betty, a vivacious girl of the hills, is courted by all the boys. But …
Betty, a vivacious girl of the hills, is courted by all the boys. But her unhappy home life with a drunken father leads her to try out everyone of her admirers, and if a young man drinks she rejects him. Elick almost comes up to Betty's standard. But on a day when Elick yields to temptation, Betty finds him at daybreak, helpless to rescue her father who has fallen into a deep gully. Seeing his unsteady hands and twitching face, she shrinks away from Elick, while Jep, a young stranger, arriving on the scene just then, lifts her father on his strong shoulders, and with resolute step caries him home, thus winning Betty's admiration. Later Betty puts Jep to the same test as the others, but though she leads him to believe that she is in love with Elick, Jep does not drink even to drown his disappointment. The boys pick a fight with their new rival, of whom they all are jealous. But Jep easily handles the half-tipsy gang, proving himself an Orlando and a Sir Galahad in one. Betty joyfully consents to marry him.
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In the Candlelight
MovieNov 23, 1914

In the Candlelight

A sculptor, John Darby, is insanely jealous of his wife. He does …
A sculptor, John Darby, is insanely jealous of his wife. He does not know that the reason for her apparent intimacy with Bertran, an artist and friend of Darby's is that Bertran is giving her painting lessons in secret, and that Mary is planning to surprise her husband with her talent. He takes their child, Marian, and leaves. The shock results in Mary's death. Years later Bertran has a pupil, Ralph Grove. He has met Marian in the remote country place where her half-crazed father has kept her in hiding since a child. One day he runs across her in the city and learns that her father, in a fit of insane rage, has driven her from home. She wishes to study art and Ralph takes her to Bertran. He thinks that he sees a resemblance between the girl and Mary Darby. Ralph and Bertran determine to unravel the mystery of Marian and her demented father. Meanwhile Ralph has ceased his attentions to Nina, a model, who tries in every way possible to come between him and Marian. Darby comes in search of his daughter. He is taking her home against her will when Ralph gives pursuit. Bertran follows. Ralph finds lodging for the night in Darby's cottage where he believes Marian is hidden. In the dead of night the ex-sculptor tries to kill the young stranger. Bertran arrives just in time to help his pupil grapple with the old man. Then, recognizing Darby, he recalls the past to him and his clouded mind clears. He learns that after all Mary was not unfaithful to him. Peace comes to his troubled spirit, and Ralph and Marian find happiness together.
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Redbird Wins
MovieNov 16, 1914

Redbird Wins

Colonel James Dinwidty, a Southern gentleman, is the …
Colonel James Dinwidty, a Southern gentleman, is the father of a beautiful daughter, Fern, and the owner of some of the fastest race horses in Tennessee. A new colt is born on the plantation which Fern names Redbird, and the Colonel has the pedigree certificate made out under that title. Chick Mace and Ray Connors come to Dinwidty 's looking up race horses. Happening to see Redbird's certificate they secretly make note of it. Two years later, the Colonel has paid poker debts with everything he owns, except Redbird. He decides to make his last bet on the two-year old's first race, and writes Philip Pierpont for a loan of $100,000, promising that he will give him the horse, win or lose. Pierpont, who is in love with Fern, sends the Colonel the money. Chick Mace and Ray Connors have covered most of the $100,000. Knowing Redbird's pedigree they realize that their only chance of winning the money is to make the animal "logie," so that night they put doped grain into her manger. Pierpont, however, has followed them. He removes the grain the conspirators being none the wiser. The next day the Colonel's colored jockey is hurt and unable to enter the race. The start is to be called in fifteen minutes. Fern, who is the only other person who thoroughly understands Redbird, hurries into a jockey costume and rides her father's horse to victory. Faithful to his promise, the Colonel offers Redbird to Pierpont, who replies, "It is not Redbird I want, but your little jockey."
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In the Open
MovieOct 12, 1914

In the Open

In a covered wagon drawn by two scrawny horses, Sancho …
In a covered wagon drawn by two scrawny horses, Sancho Mendez, a Mexican, makes camp near a settler's homestead. With him is his step-daughter, Conchita, whom he mistreats. Ben Carroll, the homesteader, lives alone with his mother, who is ill. She suffers a slight relapse and Ben goes for a doctor. On the way he protects Conchita from her step-father's brutality and knocks him down. Learning the girl's story, and sorry for her, Ben takes her to his shack and leaves her in care of his mother. He then resumes his journey, after stopping long enough to warn Mendez not to molest her. Meanwhile, the sick woman, slightly recovering, shows Conchita some old keepsakes, including some valuable jewelry. Mendez, lurking about, peers through the window. Forcing his way into the shack with a revolver, he takes possession of the jewelry and compels Conchita to return with him. He prepares for a hasty departure. Suddenly Conchita sees Ben and the doctor and attempts to attract their attention. As she does so, Mendez sees her and threatens to shoot the men if she makes an outcry. He then forces her into the wagon while Ben and the doctor ride on. Crouched in the wagon, Conchita sobs heartbrokenly. An idea occurs to her. As Mendez busies himself for departure Conchita sets fire to the wagon cover. As the flames leap up, the Mexican drags her from the wagon, where she falls in a swoon. Ben and the doctor, attracted by the flames, arrive on the scene and are told the facts by Conchita, who has quickly recovered consciousness. Mendez is disarmed and the jewelry recovered. The sheriff, attracted by the burning wagon, appears and takes the Mexican into custody. Realizing in a flash that he loves the girl, Ben takes Conchita back to his mother, who welcomes her tenderly.
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Jail Birds
MovieOct 12, 1914

Jail Birds

Robert MacFarlane, a young attorney recently come west, …
Robert MacFarlane, a young attorney recently come west, courageously undertakes a divorce case for a poor woman whose brutal husband has terrorized the community. Patterson, the husband, assaults the lawyer in his office, and in self defense, MacFarlane shoots and kills him. He is arrested and convicted for murder. Several months before this MacFarlane has advised Audrey Austin, a young illustrator, whose home is in the western town, to go to New York to realize her ambitions. The girl has not succeeded in the big town, and in her lonely disheartened state, has become intimate with a Mrs. Carson, who is the accomplice of Henry Dupree, a crook. MacFarlane, knowing that his conviction is unjust, escapes to New York. He chances to run into Audrey and her pretended friends just in time to save her from being made the scapegoat of a robbery which they have perpetrated. In bringing the crooks to justice, MacFarlane is obliged to disclose his identity. His offense, however, is pardoned on his return west with Audrey, who becomes his wife.
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Billy's Rival
MovieOct 7, 1914

Billy's Rival

The ceremony that wedded Billy Manning to Mary was just …
The ceremony that wedded Billy Manning to Mary was just over and the festivities were at their height when the bride was shocked to learn the evident displeasure her husband experienced at the presence of the children who had kindly acted as flower girl and ring bearer. There was no doubt Billy was much devoted to his wife and the two were exquisitely happy with each of her, but Bill wasn't home all the time. For eight hours each day the husband had his office to look after and these were exceedingly lonesome hours for Mary, until one day the flat next door was rented by another young couple, with a little baby. The infant was sickly and Mary frequently took the child to her own flat and cared for it. One afternoon Billy returned earlier than usual and upon entering the apartment heard his wife uttering words of endearment and showering kisses upon someone. Billy's jealousy was immediately aroused and he had blood in his eye when he forced entrance to his wife's room. The little rival proved a surprise, but the incident touched a responsive chord in Billy's heart and husband and wife were more firmly united in love and kindness toward each other.
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The Taming of Sunnybrook Nell
MovieSep 25, 1914

The Taming of Sunnybrook Nell

Clon, an aged mountaineer, …
Clon, an aged mountaineer, has a daughter, Sunnybrook Nell, so called because of her devotion for her native Sunnybrook mountain. Her lover, a sober youth of the hills, loves her deeply and devotedly, and the story opens with his giving her an engagement ring. Near the home of old Clon, a summer resort is visited by a Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Durkin, and Durkin, meeting Nell, becomes madly infatuated with her. Her wild mountain ways and woodland mannerisms cause him to completely forget his wife, and he fairly overwhelms the ignorant girl with his glib tongue and city ways. Steve, her mountain lover, notices a change in her reception of his frequent calls, and one day learns the cause. His primitive passions are aroused and at first he is inclined to crush the city man as he would a wood rat, but on second thought he decides upon a more manly way, and at the same time hopes to teach the impetuous Durkin a lesson he will remember. Learning of Sunnybrook's intended flight with Durkin, Steve goes to the hotel the night of the elopement and tells her to come with him to where her husband has said he will show her the beautiful moon rise over the mountains. Steve takes her to Nell's cabin and then strikes out upon the trail of the runaways. He quickly overtakes them and by the simple words, "Your wife is waiting at Nell's cabin, where you promised to show her the moonrise," he exposes Durkin to the unsophisticated Nell and saves his rival from an awkward situation. Durkin acts upon the hidden threat and hastens shame-faced to meet his wife, who never learns of his perfidy, while Steve again turns to the defiant manner in a way quite suggestive of the rough code of the mountains, which leaves her in little doubt as to who is her predestined lord and master.
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His Faith in Humanity
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MovieSep 23, 1914

His Faith in Humanity

Robert Sands, a sociologist, …
Robert Sands, a sociologist, believes that there is good in all men irrespective of the depths to which they have fallen. To test his theory he picks up Jim Marsh, a social outcast, and installs him in his home as a servant. Mrs. Sands, a social butterfly, is skeptical of her husband's theories, and predicts that his experiment will fail. Jim finds and restores to her a piece of lost jewelry, but in spite of this, Mrs. Sands remains skeptical and treats him with continual distrust. In the course of events, Mrs. Sands loses heavily at bridge and gets into debt. Fearing to tell her husband, and dreading exposure, she surreptitiously takes money from his safe and is seen by Jim. When she has gone Jim enters the library and is puzzling over the matter when Sands enters unexpectedly and discovers him under suspicious circumstances. As Jim leaves the room Sands picks up a slip of paper from the floor bearing the safe combination. His wife, in her haste, had dropped it. Suspecting Jim, Sands opens the safe and discovers the money gone. Sick at heart, he goes to his wife and admits that his experiment has failed. By a supreme effort, Mrs. Sands conceals her guilt and is silent. Summoning Jim, Sands sadly charges him with the theft and tells him to leave the house. To shield the woman, Jim assumes the blame, but betrays the fact to Mrs. Sands that he knows of her guilt. When he is gone Mrs. Sands hastens guiltily to settle the card debt. Conscious-stricken and miserable, she is about to ring for admittance to the home of her friend when the door suddenly opens and Jim steps out. Shocked and amazed by his unexpected appearance, Mrs. Sands gets control of herself and coldly demands to know what he is doing there. Jim's explanation is simple. He had answered an ad "Butler Wanted," but had found upon applying that the position required good references. "I had none and they didn't want me." Stricken by the pathos of his explanation and awakened to a fresh realization of the wrong she had done him, Mrs. Sands repents of her act.
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The Cocoon and the Butterfly
MovieSep 14, 1914

The Cocoon and the Butterfly

Two sisters, Clare and Anne …
Two sisters, Clare and Anne Meredith, left destitute by the death of their father, go to the city to seek their livelihood. Clare secures a position in a department store and insists that her younger sister go to school. Here she meets a quiet young man, John Walton, working as a bookkeeper, and they form a strong friendship. Walton is the real owner of the store, although no one knows it. The manager of the store pays such unpleasant attention to Clare that after a time she is forced to resign. The need of money, however, compels her to reapply for another position, this time disguised as an old maid. In the meantime the little sister, wishing to pay her share of the household expenses, secures a position in the store as a model. The manager, St. Clair, at once pays assiduous attentions, which the young girl in her innocence accepts. In order to prove to her younger sister the falseness of her alleged admirer's character, Clare discards her disguise and pretends to accept his attentions. She succeeds admirably and soon St. Clair forgets the younger sister in pursuit of the older but more attractive one. John Walton, the young millionaire, has meanwhile been watching Clare's cleverness and has fallen in love with her. At his suggestion, to thoroughly convince her sister Anne as to St. Clair's perfidy, Clare accepts an invitation to dinner with the manager. By prearrangement Walton is on hand and when St. Clair becomes particularly obnoxious, Walton appears on the scene and discloses his real identity. He discharges St. Clair, assumes management of the store, proposes to Clare and sends the little sister back to school.
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Break, Break, Break
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MovieSep 9, 1914

Break, Break, Break

Tom Day. an old hermit of eighty, is seated on a rock looking …
Tom Day. an old hermit of eighty, is seated on a rock looking over the ocean. The words in the poem of Tennyson come to him: "Break. Break. Break, / At the foot of thy crags, oh sea, / But the tender grace of a day that is dead / Will never come back to me." As he watches the restless ocean his mind goes back to his young days. He sees himself a strong, stalwart youth, bidding good-bye to his mother, shouldering his pitchfork and going out to the fields. He sees his sweetheart, June, meet her father, Judge Moore, the wealthy landowner. His heart is given to this girl so far above him in worldly goods, but because of this difference in their station in life, does not declare his love. He knows that Dan Moore, a distant relative of June, loves her also, and knows that Dan is not worthy of her love. He sees his old grandfather laboring in the fields of Squire Moore, overcome with the heat and how little sympathy is shown by either Dan or the Squire. He bears the form of the old man to his home. June alone is thoughtful and calls to offer her help and comfort. June is shy that day and he, feeling himself unworthy, does not speak the words of love that rise to his lips. Later he sees the wedding of Dan and June. He sees them take the vessel that will carry them to foreign countries on their honeymoon. He stands and watches the vessel slowly disappear. That night the ship is blown out of her course and sinks with all on board. A few days later Tom is walking along the beach and among the wreckage washed up by the sea he finds the body of the girl he loves. The memory of those days long past recalls him back to youth and his unhappy love. He glances out over the sea and watches the vessels pass before him. The old hermit, unable to stifle the emotions that arise within his soul, slowly leaves the rock and goes back to his little hut.
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Their Worldly Goods
MovieAug 19, 1914

Their Worldly Goods

Being a husband was a new experience to Frank Mason, …
Being a husband was a new experience to Frank Mason, and as his thoughts were intense upon his business, the fact that his young wife may need a new gown or two never entered his mind. And Betty's thoughts were of gowns and society. So when time came for the Vonburg party, Betty found herself with only the same old gown. The evening of the party, she stood before her husband, gathered courage, and said, "Frank, won't you buy me a new gown sometime?" Frank's answer was a caress as he chided her for her foolishness, and thought she looked grand and sweet just the way she was. So her friends were right, she wore the same old gown. "Frank is neglecting me; he doesn't care how I look," was the unjust suspicion that transformed Betty. She remembered the words of the wedding ceremony, "With all my worldly goods I thee endow." It was a different wife, the next morning, that went to the wall safe and deliberately took part of the money her husband placed there. But a loud knock at the back sounded. Frightened, she took the money with her, answered the knock. A tramp. No, she had nothing for him, but he spied the money and sprang after her. Through the rooms they went, she barring door after door behind her. Nor did she have time to telephone for aid, but the telephone operator heard and summoned help. Betty hid in the clothes closet, clutching the money, hiding her face in the gown, the same old gown. The police were in his house with a captured tramp when Frank arrived. His money was gone; his wife gone. But when he found Betty he found his money. "What a little heroine you are for saving the money," he said. But Betty confessed all and Frank saw the thoughtless error of his ways. His worldly goods became their worldly goods and there began a home life without restraint, a life full of love.
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A Man's Way
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MovieJul 20, 1914

A Man's Way

Henry and Louise had gone through college together. …
Henry and Louise had gone through college together. Afterward, Henry went out to pursue his career, that of a geologist, meanwhile letting business gradually crowd out Louise, who never forgot to love him. On a vacation Henry came in contact with an old mountaineer and his young granddaughter, Gladys, a sweet, girlish product of the mountains. Soon interest grew to infatuation. Career was forgotten. They were married and very happy for a while, but Henry's ambition again came to the front, and he decided to go back to the place of his work. In the city, Henry steadily followed in the footsteps of success, shaking off, for a time, the thoughts of his child-wife, off in the mountains with her old grandfather. Louise, the girl who had always loved him, soon realized the hopelessness of her love. Gladys, back in the mountains, was brokenhearted. Louise's unrequited love for Henry undermined her health and she had to be sent up into the mountains to regain her strength. One day she heard a melody; she followed the sound and came upon Gladys. A prank of Providence brought together two women whose hearts were given to one man. The two became fast friends. Meanwhile Henry was successful, but not happy. Thoughts of his child wife came until finally he started for her. She was gone. For five years he searched to no avail. She sings at a big reception. By a strange coincidence Harry comes to the same reception. He is greatly affected by the singing, but does not recognize in this cultured woman his little mountain Gladys. She recognizes him, but controls herself. After the solo she goes into the garden. He starts to follow. He watches, and as this woman battles with herself, the old crude instincts return; she tugs at her ear. Henry recognizes her through this mannerism. He goes to her, his wife, but she spurns him. Louise, who is present, stands a witness to the scene, and realizes that the man she loves pleads for the love of another. Gladys is adamant. Henry leaves her. Louise's love for Henry forces her to him. He pours out his story to her, not knowing that every word is a wound. Louise, realizing now that her love is hopeless, leaves him. She goes to Gladys and says, "I saw all; you must go to him." Gladys will not relent, so Louise, desperate in her love for the man and her wish for his happiness, lets out the secret that Henry is the man she has loved and begs Gladys for the sake of her love to go to him. Gladys loves Henry deeply. Her pride is broken by Louise's magnanimity, and husband and wife are reconciled.
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The Cameo of the Yellowstone
MovieJul 6, 1914

The Cameo of the Yellowstone

Cameo, a cowpuncher, is the …
Cameo, a cowpuncher, is the favored suitor for the hand of Col. Houston's daughter, Hope, On an errand to the town be incurs the enmity of Hawkins, a bad man who is beating Paecha, a little squaw and his common-law wife, A shooting scrape is averted by the quick action of the friends of the two men. Hawkins, the secret captain of a band of cattle rustlers, is in the saloon planning a raid on a herd of cattle. Cameo, taking pity on Paecha takes her safely home. While riding the open country Cameo stumbles on to the cattle rustlers and rides to Col. Houston's roundup to sound the warning. Upon his arrival he learns from the Colonel that Hawkins, who enjoys the confidence of the cattle men, has accompanied Hope to the House Ranch. He becomes uneasy and rides for the ranch house at full speed. He arrives just in time to surprise Hawkins making love to Hope. Insane with rage for being again crossed by Cameo, the two men watch each other warily. Hawkins pretending to depart succeeds in wounding Cameo in the hand. Hope beseeches Cameo for his own good not to kill Hawkins, and he is allowed to go unharmed. Realizing the game is up, Hawkins hurries off to his men to warn them to drive the cattle out of the country. In the meantime, the whole country has been aroused and with Cameo and Col. Houston at the head of a band of doughty cowboys, surprises the thieves and drives them on to a cliff. Hawkins makes his escape and to throw his pursuers off the track, doubles back to the ranch house. Love's instinct causes Cameo uneasiness for the safety of Hope alone at the ranch house and after taking an active part in the posse, rides ahead to the ranch house. He falls into a trap laid by Hawkins. Paecha, the little squaw, inspired by love for Hawkins, has dogged his footsteps in order to wield a protecting influence upon him, discovers the love Hawkins bears for Hope. The revelation arouses jealousy in her and she arrives at the ranch house just in time to see him on the verge of killing Cameo, the man who was kind to her. A shot rings out in the darkness and Hawkins falls lifeless. Hope rushes to Cameo and Paecha comes into the ranch house and tells of her deed and then departs, heartbroken.
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Nature's Touch
MovieJul 1, 1914

Nature's Touch

A poor woman dies and leaves a young girl in the care of a …
A poor woman dies and leaves a young girl in the care of a vicious family with a crew of ill-bred children in the household. The care of the children combined with the drudgery which is forced upon the poor girl instills a hatred in her heart for children, and she grows to loathe all children with an unreasoning hatred. As time goes on the old hag who is the mother of the children, heaps so many abuses on Clara's head she begins to fear that in a moment of intense rage she will kill one of the children. After an extremely revolting abuse on the part of a young son in the household, and half starved, the young girl takes a suit of the boy's clothing and runs away, making her escape like a hobo riding the brake beams. She goes to a country where but recently a young widower left with a motherless babe has taken up his abode with an old mountaineer couple. The old lady becomes so enchanted with the child, and the young widower finds so much peace and contentment in the hill country, that he buys a home in the woods. Clara dressed as a boy applies to the mountaineers' house for food. The old man sets her to chopping wood and she faints at her task. Richard Stone, the young widower, discovers her fainted and in picking her up her hat falls off and her hair falls down and he discovers her to be a girl. The girl tells her story of abuse and finds a sympathetic home. In the course of time Stone and Clara marry and a little stranger is expected. Clara develops the peculiar hatred for Stone's little girl, and he with perfect understanding takes his little girl to the mountaineer's wife. Stone on hearing from the doctor that he is a father, rushes to the mountaineers' home and take his little girl back to his wife. Clara, the new mother, is transformed into a new woman and takes Stone's little girl, "Billie," into her arms with a world of affection and tenderness and a happy household is established through Mother Love.
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The Unmasking
MovieJun 17, 1914

The Unmasking

Harold Clark, a very young man at an extremely impressionable …
Harold Clark, a very young man at an extremely impressionable age and untutored in the ways of the seamy side of life, is in love with Clare Morrow, a beautiful young girl in his social circle. Her parents approve of their daughter's alliance with Harold. John Dayton, a friend of Harold's, of strong character and of more worldly experience, looks after the welfare on his impetuous friend. They live at the same club and Dayton worries over an encounter which Harold has with a scheming adventuress. Harold, completely entranced by the wiles of the women, neglects his sweetheart and runs after the woman of the world, blinding himself to her actual character. John Dayton remonstrates with his young friend and receives only rebuffs for his pains. Harold, completely infatuated, throws himself in the gayety of the woman's house and heaps expensive presents upon her. He fails to see the true character of the woman. Dayton, fully incensed over the asininity of his friend and the treatment which Clare is receiving, decides to take a hand and unmask the woman before his friend. Pursuant to his plan, he attends an affair at the woman's house and accuses her of her wickedness. Harold, rash with his infatuation, almost throws himself into a tragedy by shooting his friend. Still bent on the unmasking of Adele, Dayton makes advances to the woman and when he displays a roll of currency she falls into the trap and makes love to Dayton. This, of course, awakens Harold, who looks on from his foolhardiness and he denounces the woman and leaves. John Dayton, with the guiding hand of a sincere friend, leads Harold back to Clare and watches the two hearts reunite with the extreme pleasure of the well-doer.
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The Oath of Pierre
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MovieJun 8, 1914

The Oath of Pierre

Pierre Dorchet, a French-Canadian and professional trapper in …
Pierre Dorchet, a French-Canadian and professional trapper in the great woods of the north, in visiting his traps is compelled to leave his sister, Nanette, alone on the border line. His friend, Papineau, his sister's lover, acts as her guardian. Calvin Crow, civil engineer for the government, and his assistant, Kent, appear on the scene. Crow meets Nanette in his loneliness and with his compelling personality and glamour of the big city Quebec, makes love to her. Papineau tries interference, but his nature is easy going and feeling the need of a stronger hand goes to meet and warn her brother, Pierre. Pierre on his homeward trip meets his sweetheart, Julia Naughton, who lives with her mother on the border line. Papineau encounters Pierre in the woods on a familiar watercourse and hearing the news of his sister's danger, hurries forward on forced marches. Back in the mountains, Crow has promised to marry Nanette and then heartlessly breaks camp and leaves her. Her brother and lover return and find her terribly distressed and on the verge of insanity. Overcome by sorrow she darts into her cabin and ends her troubles with a dirk. Pierre over her dead body lifts the blade at arm's length and takes his terrible oath of vengeance. In pursuance of their work, Crow and Kent plunge deeper into the wild country and encounter the Naughtons, Julia and her mother. Attracted by her pretty face, Crow at once starts a new campaign in hearts and lays siege to the affections of Julia. The mother and daughter unsophisticated and simplehearted, are both flattered by the attentions of Crow, especially because of his connections with government work. And Crow comes dangerously near repeating the history of the unfortunate Nanette. Pierre and Papineau in the meantime are tracking the monster toward the Naughtons. Papineau almost gives out, but is fired on by the indomitable spirit of Pierre. They arrive at the Naughton cabin at the time when Julia is forming a strong liking for Crow. The mother and daughter read the coming tragedy in the faces of the two trappers and when they produce a picture of Crow and tell the purpose of their errand, Julia steals off to warn Crow. Pierre, the brother, and Papineau, the lover, both claim the right to kill and they settle the dispute by drawing cards. Pierre wins. Crow, warned by Julia, deserts camp and forces Julia to accompany him. Pierre comes to the camp and stands by the firelight, realizing that Crow has been warned. Crow takes advantage of Pierre's exposure by the firelight and shoots at Pierre, who apparently falls dead. Crow and Julia, Papineau and Mrs. Naughton, all hurry to the scene of the tragedy. Crow standing exultingly over his victim, is suddenly grabbed in the iron grip of Pierre and a fight of life and death ensues. Pierre and Papineau seek consolation in the solitude of the forest heretofore untrod by man, passing out of the lives of Julia and her mother.
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The Lost Sermon
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MovieMay 25, 1914

The Lost Sermon

John Strong, a young clergyman, in charge of a city church, fails …
John Strong, a young clergyman, in charge of a city church, fails in health. He is ordered by his physician to resign and live in the country for a year. He accepts the position of schoolmaster in a country school. Among his pupils is Rosamond Day, a girl of seventeen, living with her grandmother. Their palatial home is heavily mortgaged. The man who holds a lien on the property, George Phillips, desires to marry Rosamond. He is an avaricious creature. A romantic feeling is awakened between Rosamond and John Strong. John, believing her to be wealthy, does not ask her to marry him on account of his situation in life, and at the end of the term the two sorrowfully part, compelled by circumstances to go their separate ways, each passing, save for memory, completely out of the other's life. Phillips now resorts to a desperate measure to make Rosamond his wife. Mrs. Day is unable to meet the interest on the loan. Phillips tells her in her despair that he will cancel all her debts if she will give him Rosamond. Otherwise he will foreclose at once, and the two will be left penniless. For Rosamond's sake Mrs. Day wavers. The girl is sent for. She faces the terrible ordeal with proud and valiant spirit. But for her grandmother's sake she nerves herself to make the sacrifice. Just before she places her hand in Phillip's she goes to her grandmother's side and bends down to kiss her on the brow. Awed and terrified, she draws back, for death has settled the question for her. At once Phillips forecloses the mortgage and Rosamond goes out into the world alone to fight the battle of life. Knowing nothing of John Strong, she goes to the same city in which he is living. John has been called to a large city church, where he works mainly among the poorer classes. One day he receives a letter from his uncle, a distinguished clergyman in another city, inviting him to fill his pulpit on the following Sunday. John is overjoyed and goes to work with great enthusiasm upon his sermon. Just at this juncture Rosamond's situation becomes complicated. She has obtained employment as a stenographer for a wealthy old gentleman and in the course of her work she finds her employer to be a friend of Phillips whom she fears to meet so she resigns. In vain she seeks another position. Despair takes hold of her and her faith in Providence falters. John finishes the sermon that is to make him famous. He is about to leave when word comes to him of trouble among his parishioners. The sermon is put in a leather case in his pocket. He loses it in the excitement that follows. In the meantime Phillips comes to the city, learns from his friend, the circumstances of his stenographer quitting, looks her up and as he supposed he would, finds Rosamond. After an altercation the girl flees and in fright she rushes through the streets until, almost exhausted, she stops to rest at a new building when she finds the minister's leather case lying in the dust near the curbing. She picks it up. Some of the children playing nearby sees her find something and watch her take it with her. In the street where the sermon was lost John Strong comes upon the children who saw Rosamond pick up the leather case. John is directed to Rosamond's boarding house. The two meet, the dream of years is realized and each sees how, through a mysterious working, disappointment and distress have only lead to a better thing.
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David Gray's Estate
MovieApr 22, 1914

David Gray's Estate

Over his forge bent David Gray / And thought of the rich man …
Over his forge bent David Gray / And thought of the rich man 'cross the way. / "Hammer and anvil for me," he said, / "And weary toil for my children's bread." / "For Him, soft carpets and pictured walls, / A life of ease in his spacious halls. / The clang of bells on his dreaming broke, / A flicker of flame, a whirl of smoke. / Horses unshod, forge grown white-hot, / Coat and hat were alike forgot. / As up on the highway the blacksmith ran, / In face and mien a crazy man. / "School house afire," Men's hearts stood still / And the women prayed, as women will. / While 'bove the tumult the wailing cry / Of frightened children rose shrill and high. / Night in its shadows his sun and earth; / The rich man sat by his costly hearth. / Lord of wide acres and untold gold, / But wifeless, childless, forlorn and old. / He thought of the family 'cross the way, / "I would," he sighed, "I were David Gray." / The blacksmith stood by his children's bed, / To look once more at each smiling head. / "My darlings all safe. Oh, God," he cried, / "My sin in Thy boundless mercy hide." / "Only today have I learned how great / Hath been Thy bounty and my estate."
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The Call of the Traumerei
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MovieMar 9, 1914

The Call of the Traumerei

Calvin Demorest, a young …
Calvin Demorest, a young artist who is on the verge of a physical breakdown, is advised by his friend, Rizzio, an old music-master, to go to the country for a rest. Profiting by the advice, Calvin goes to the farm of a friend of Rizzio's, where he soon recovers and devotes his time to out-of-door sketching. One day, while out sketching, he meets Enid Sumner, a country maiden who is a natural violinist, and is captivated by her remarkable talent for music. Acquaintance, intimacy and love follow in natural order. He teaches, her to play "Traumerei" by whistling it for her and subsequently feels the power of her music over him when, attacked by her jealous country suitor, it arrests his hand in the act of violence. Calvin is finally called back to the city by a letter informing him of a legacy left him by his uncle, which is to be used only as a means to complete his study of art abroad. He leaves her at the old trysting place, but the strains of Traumerei calls him back for one more view of her and he sees a picture of despair and grief that imprints itself indelibly on his heart. After remaining abroad two years the memory of Enid grows dim and he becomes infatuated with Vera De Lys, an actress. Enid, in the meantime, goes to the city and becomes a pupil of Rizzio; her pride, however, forces her to remain silent in regard to her acquaintance with Calvin. Returning home from Europe, Calvin secures his old studio adjoining Rizzio's and, unaware of Enid's proximity, takes up his work with renewed energy and confidence. He produces many pictures, but to his dismay they are consistently rejected by the art dealers. Finally, his funds exhausted and feeling himself a failure, he destroys his work and sinks into a state of despair from which even Rizzio fails to rouse him with the announcement of the coming art exhibit. Enid, aware of Calvin's return, avoids him and finally decides to give up her music lessons through fear of an accidental meeting. She requests Rizzio to give her "Traumerei" as her last lesson and the day arrives coincident with Calvin's day of despair. The music of her violin reaches him in the room adjacent, as he sits brooding over a vial of acid, and stays his hand. He sees again the picture of despair and grief that he saw the day he left her and, snatching up brushes and palette, he produces the picture on canvas. At the exhibit the picture wins highest honors. Enid learns that she is remembered; Rizzio discovers the secret and Vera De Lys, the French actress, who is playing in America with her company, finds Calvin again. Feeling his old infatuation for Vera return, Calvin leaves the exhibit hall with her, sending a message back to Rizzio to meet them that evening at a certain cabaret. The message gives Rizzio an idea and he arranges with the manager of the cabaret for Enid to appear as an entertainer. That evening the call of the "Traumerei" again goes forth from Enid's violin and stills the noisy crowd. The call penetrates to a secluded nook, where Calvin and Vera have withdrawn, and reaches Calvin as he is about to succumb to his infatuation for the designing actress. Calvin answers the call, but Enid eludes him and disappears. He returns to his studio, where Rizzio again finds him in despair, but be quickly recovers and understands when Rizzio tells him to follow the call of the "Traumerei," it leads him back to the old trysting place, where he finds Enid waiting for him.
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A Child of the Desert
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MovieMar 7, 1914

A Child of the Desert

Tom Manning, a young cattle …
Tom Manning, a young cattle man in Montana, while looking over the range with one of his men, sees in the valley below them the remains of a massacre. Riding down upon the overturned prairie schooner, they discover the dead bodies of a man and a woman. A little baby girl rises from the breast of its dead mother, and is cared for by the big hearted westerner. At dawn the following morning the child, picking prairie flowers, wanders away and is lost to Tom, who frantically scours the country for her to no avail. A freighter crossing the plains stops at a water hole to take on a supply of water. Leaving his schooner and oxen, the little orphan climbs in and falls asleep. Arriving at the destination, the freighter discovers the baby. He is a brutal man and raises the child only to stake her in a poker game against his financial losses. Manning, years later, comes upon the scene of action and himself takes a hand in the game, winning the girl. He takes her to his mother. Love dominates all and a happy ending gives to this story an unusual power.
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The Cricket on the Hearth
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MovieFeb 16, 1914

The Cricket on the Hearth

Caleb and Blind Bertha are …
Caleb and Blind Bertha are seen at work. John Perrybingle and his sweetheart, Dot, are seen at the May Pole dance. John takes Dot to see their future home. Old Tackleton, who wants Edward's sweetheart for his wife, is insulting in his action to May and is knocked down by Edward, who really fears he has killed him. This compels Edward to escape and we see Tackleton on his recovery avenging on the poor father the son's action. Caleb is rendered poorer and poorer, but through it all he maintains a stout heart in order to conceal the real situation of their poverty from his blind daughter. Dot and John are married and oh, what a wonderful baby Tilly Slowboy has to take care of, and my, how the cricket chirps in their happy home. May, to save her father, consents to marry old Tackleton, and we see them on the way to the church. Edward comes back, though, and old Tackleton turns out better than we thought. Edward and May are married and then what a homecoming they all have. And how happy old Caleb is to find his son has come home to him. And the cricket never stops his chirping. You know Dickens says, "To have a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world."
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Jack Richardson
Marriage1914

Jack Richardson

Jack Howard Richardson (November 18, 1870 – June …
Jack Howard Richardson (November 18, 1870 – June 12, 1960) was an American actor.
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1913
The Rose of San Juan
MovieDec 27, 1913

The Rose of San Juan

Ben Cameron, a young Southerner from Virginia, goes to …
Ben Cameron, a young Southerner from Virginia, goes to California in the early fifties to take up government land. As he enters the little city of San Juan he finds upon the road a starving Spanish peon, Ozozco. Moved by his physical condition, Cameron takes the boy to his home, passing the Mission in the town of San Juan, where a Padre of the Mission is talking to Ines, the rose of her fair California. Love at first sight dominates, and at the fandango that night, Cameron again meets the beautiful Ines, proving her champion when an insulting drunken Spaniard attempts to trespass upon the freedom of the girl Ines. Land grabbers everywhere cause great distress to the Spaniards, who kill at sight all gringos thieving or taking their lands unlawfully. To avenge himself, the drunken Spaniard causes a raid upon the privacy of Cameron, who is in the act of questioning a number of land grabbers, who are about to make a wholesome raid upon the little village of San Juan. Cameron, captured by the order of the commandant, is doomed to be shot when Ozozco, proving a friend in need, crawls to the stacked muskets and replaces the good cartridges with blanks. Cameron, when shot, falls as if dead and so escapes by the aid of the faithful Ozozco and his sweetheart. Standing on the mountain peak, Cameron holding his sweetheart, now his wife, in his arms, looks over the state they are now leaving for a new world beyond.
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American Born
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MovieDec 1, 1913

American Born

The dying mother, tells her only child, an orphan, of the …
The dying mother, tells her only child, an orphan, of the wealth and power of her family and of her royal blood. Guided by the honesty of an old Indian servant, Dorothy, known in America as Pepita, the orphan, goes to Europe to see for the first time her relatives. It is in the House of Danvers that she first meets Richard Danvers, the elder son of the Earl of Danvers. It is a case of love at first sight. The Earl of Danvers does not depend solely upon his heritage, being an inventor of great ability. His invention of a new X-ray machine is, in the opening part of the story, unsuccessful. This, combined with the degeneracy of his younger son, brings failure and ruin to the respected Earl of Danvers and his family. Richard, the elder son, is engaged to Dorothy, and is forced, through financial ruin, to break the engagement. He goes to America to seek his fortune in the mines. Dorothy's great love for Richard and her wonderful knowledge of the big American country Richard is going to, prompts her to follow her sweetheart. She engages passage on the same steamer and boards the same train, unbeknown to her lover. She precedes him in the big open country, and changing her pretty traveling dress for the picturesque Indian dress of her girlhood days, she encounters many thrilling experiences. Upon Richard's arrival in the mining country, he purchases an outfit to try his luck as a prospector, and at a psychological moment confronts Dorothy fighting for her life in the hands of a Western desperado. Richard, breaking into the door of the cabin, saves Dorothy, known only as Pepita. Dorothy at no time gives any sign of recognition to Richard. Love dominates and the finale brings the lovers together in their English estates, success to the Earl of Danvers in his invention and the degeneracy of the younger son strengthens and develops into supreme manhood.
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Calamity Anne's Dream
MovieNov 22, 1913

Calamity Anne's Dream

When at last her eyes grew …
When at last her eyes grew dim from the long strain of reading the pictures in an illustrated treatise on the Cannibal Islands, Calamity cast aside the book and settled down for the night on her bunk of straw. Soon she is is in the land of Nod and not unlike the child, her active but unconscious mind is making pictures of the happenings on Cannibal Islands. Her manner of getting there is natural enough for one of her type, but furnishes thrills not entirely anticipated. She is marooned and after an indefinite drifting about lands on the island where she is venerated by natives. Her experiences are numerous as they are grotesque and will form a highly interesting entertainment. The climax comes when she rescues one of the native women and her child and is about to escape to sea in a rowboat when she awakens with the report of her 11-calibre gun, which she has fired in imaginary self-defense.
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1912
The Girl of the Manor
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MovieDec 28, 1912

The Girl of the Manor

In a beautiful house lived …
In a beautiful house lived unhappy Marjorie Briscom. Her guardian aunt, a heartless, cold woman, much in love with and loved by the Count de Villiers, conspired to hasten the death of Marjorie so that she might herself inherit the wonderfully rich estate that was now Marjorie's. To this end she exercised her power of guardian by providing a hunchback, horribly repulsive in appearance and a cocaine fiend, to follow the girl about the spacious gardens and never to let her across the threshold of the garden gate. From the hotel to the beach came Ralph Beresford. He strolled idly along, and seeing a garden, entered. Marjorie, strolling in the path close to the tree in which the hunchback secreted his cocaine, found opportunity to elude him. The attraction was mutual, and in the days that followed they met frequently. Conscious of the stranger's attention, the guardian aunt sent for Count de Villiers. Leaving him on the balcony she found Marjorie and Ralph in a nook in the garden. She asked him to step to the house and he followed, wondering, leaving Marjorie alone. On the balcony he met the Count, who at a gesture from the aunt, explained that Marjorie was his insane wife. Horrified Ralph left. Strolling the beach a few days later, and drawn by the bonds of love, he went to the garden gate. She came to meet him. There was a moment of hesitation, then explanation, and two lonesome souls had found their mates.
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The Vanishing Race
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MovieJul 11, 1912

The Vanishing Race

The last of the Hoppe Tribe, the father, son, mother and …
The last of the Hoppe Tribe, the father, son, mother and daughter, trailed their weary way through the sunny fields. They camped close to a small settlement and Dick Wren, handsome, sneering and indifferent, gazed with eager eye upon the pretty form of the Indian girl. Madge Blaine smiled cynically as she noted the trend of Dick's emotions and waited. Despite her relatives, the Indian maid eloped with Dick. In a month he again turned toward Madge, who received him with open arms, leaving his Indian love to wander back to her people. Her brother heard of it, and Indian fashion, quietly took his gun and went in search of Dick. He found him through the heart, but before he had moved ten paces his own lifeless body hurtled to the ground. Then the last of the Hoppe tribe, seeing his nearest of kin slain, drew his knife and threw himself into the fight. He also joined his son in the land where the White Spoiler does not go, leaving two lonesome women to pack their clothes and wander further through the sunny fields.
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The Distant Relative
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MovieApr 15, 1912

The Distant Relative

The distant relative is a scheming woman who installs herself …
The distant relative is a scheming woman who installs herself as the guardian of the two orphan girls and then tries to gain possession of their ranch. Cowboy friends of the orphan girls expose the schemer and her accomplice.
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1911
The Trail of the Eucalyptus
MovieOct 26, 1911

The Trail of the Eucalyptus

Mrs. Wilcox, a widow, …
Mrs. Wilcox, a widow, informs the Rangers that the Vigilantes, a band of highwaymen, have captured her daughter. The Rangers are unsuccessful in their attempts at recovery. Mr. Caxton receives a message from one of the Vigilantes saying that unless he proposes to abide by their laws he will be obliged to take the penalty. He throws the paper containing this reading in the face of the messenger, who returns to his gang. They start immediately to capture Caxton and his home. Mr. Caxton's daughter, Elsie, informs her sweetheart, Bob, of the message delivered to her father. Bob, who is the leader of the Rangers, apprises his fellows of the Vigilantes wrongdoing and instructs them to be on their guard. One day, as Elsie is waiting at her trysting place, which is the Eucalyptus tree near her home, for Bob, the Vigilantes manage to capture Elsie's father. When they pass the Eucalyptus tree, behind which Elsie and Bob were hiding, Bob jumps out and holds them up with his gun. Elsie fearing that her lover will get hurt, clasps her arms around his, thereby causing him to drop his gun. The Vigilantes take the gun and are about to hang them when the Rangers put the Vigilantes to flight. Bob turns to his sweetheart and clasps her in his arms.
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The Land Thieves
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MovieOct 9, 1911

The Land Thieves

George Wilson is an emigrant seeking a new home. He …
George Wilson is an emigrant seeking a new home. He stops at the town for provisions, and is warned by the rangers to look out for the land thieves. His daughter leaves the "prairie schooner," and her father introduces her to Jim Haden, the leader of the rangers. The ranger is very much impressed with the homesteader's daughter and she is pleased with the manly ranger. Their business transactions completed, the homesteaders continue their journey across the plains. The wagon is observed by the land thieves, who send a spy to find out where the "nester" intends to locate. At last, in a fertile valley, George Wilson starts to stake out his new home, and the spy returns to tell the other land thieves the place selected. The land thieves ride en masse to the homesteader's camp and warn him to leave the range before sundown. After their departure, the frightened wife and daughter urge the homesteader to leave, but he refuses to surrender his rights at the mandate of the outlaws. Securing his horse, he rides out to inspect the surrounding country. The leader of the land thieves, watching him from ambush, fires at him, killing him instantly. When her father does not return to camp, Margaret becomes uneasy, and mounting one of the horses, she goes out to look for him. She comes upon his body, and kneeling beside it gives way to her grief, when she hears the land thieves approaching. Securing her father's gun, she rides for her life, followed by the desperadoes. When she arrives in camp she gives her mother a gun and the two women prepare to defend themselves against the onslaught of the land thieves. In the meantime Jim Haden, the ranger, has received a note from headquarters warning him that land thieves are raiding the reservation. He calls the boys together and they ride out to investigate. In the distance they see the unequal battle waged by the desperadoes against the helpless women. They hurry to the rescue, arriving just in time to save them from capture and insult at the hands of the outlaws. The overwrought girl faints in Jim's arms, and it is evident that the interest awakened in his heart for her will be a lasting one.
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1890
Scott Beal
ChildApril 1890

Scott Beal

Scott R. "Scotty" Beal (April 14, 1890 – July 10, 1973) was a …
Scott R. "Scotty" Beal (April 14, 1890 – July 10, 1973) was a film Assistant director. Born in Quinnesec, Michigan, he began his career as an actor in 1915, before switching to the other side of the camera the following year. He also occasionally doubled up as a production manager and a cinematographer.
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1867
Louise Lester
BirthAugust 1867

Louise Lester

Louise Lester was born.
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