Go to Bing homepage

Silent Film Actress

Miriam Cooper

  • Nov 07, 1891 - Apr 12, 1976 (age 84)
Search the latest about Miriam Cooper on Bing
2011
These Amazing Shadows
MovieJan 22, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

Tells the history and …
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
  • IMDb
1976
Miriam Cooper
PersonalApril 1976

Miriam Cooper

Miriam Cooper passed away.
1924
After the Ball
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 27, 1924

After the Ball

After the Ball is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by …
After the Ball is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Dallas M. Fitzgerald and starring Gaston Glass, Miriam Cooper and Edna Murphy.
  • Wikipedia
1923
The Broken Wing
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 19, 1923

The Broken Wing

An American pilot flying in Mexico crash-lands on a ranch, and …
An American pilot flying in Mexico crash-lands on a ranch, and is nursed back to health by the daughter of the ranch's owner. Unbeknownst to the pilot--who has lost his memory because of the crash--the girl has been praying for a husband, and believes that God has answered her prayers by sending him this handsome pilot. However, a local guerrilla leader has also had designs on the daughter, and comes up with a plan to get rid of his competition, make some money and win the girl in the bargain.
  • IMDb
Daughters of the Rich
MovieJun 15, 1923

Daughters of the Rich

Daughters of the Rich released.
Her Accidental Husband
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 16, 1923

Her Accidental Husband

After attempting to succeed …
After attempting to succeed in his father-in-law's ,Old Blind Goring (Mitchell Lewis), fishing business, Gordon Gray (Forrest Stanley) persuades his wife, Rena (Miriam Cooper), to return to his home and wealthy family, where she learns from Gordon's aunt, Mrs. Gray (Kate Lester), to become a lady.
  • IMDb
The Girl Who Came Back
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 14, 1923

The Girl Who Came Back

Sheila, a country girl, goes to …
Sheila, a country girl, goes to work in a city department store. After a quick courtship, she marries Ray Underhill, not knowing he is a car thief. She is sent to prison with her husband. There, Underhill meets Norries, a swindler, who has hidden his money but intends to pay back his victims. Convict 565 tells Norries he does not expect to live long and offers to transfer to him a diamond mine he owns in Africa. Norries and Underhill escape, and Underhill discovers the location of Norries' money. After Sheila finishes her sentence, Ray joins her, and is arrested again, but not before telling her where Norries' has hidden the money. Sheila takes the money and goes to South Africa. Eventually she meets Norries, who has secured the diamond mind. Believing Underhill is dead, Sheila marries Norries, who decides he will return to America and return the stolen funds. Sheila discovers Underhill is still alive, but when Underhill is hiding from detectives, he is mistakenly shot by his pal Valhays. As Underhill falls, he shoots and hills Valhays. Sheila and Norries realize the police are not after them, so Norries pays back the swindled money.
  • IMDb
Is Money Everything?
www.imdb.com
MovieFeb 1, 1923

Is Money Everything?

A farmer, unhappy with his life, decides to go the city to try …
A farmer, unhappy with his life, decides to go the city to try and make his fortune. He takes a friend along with him. The two of them become successful, but that success brings other, ...
  • IMDb
The Hero
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 1, 1923

The Hero

The Hero is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Louis …
The Hero is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and starring Gaston Glass, Barbara La Marr and John St. Polis. It is based upon the 1921 play by Gilbert Emery.
  • Wikipedia
1922
Kindred of the Dust
en.wikipedia.org
MovieFeb 27, 1922

Kindred of the Dust

Kindred of the Dust is a 1922 American silent drama film …
Kindred of the Dust is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Raoul Walsh, and starring his wife Miriam Cooper. It was based upon the novel of the same name by Peter B. Kyne. The film was the last independent picture for Walsh's production company, and the last film he and Cooper would make together. Today it is one of Walsh's earliest surviving features, and is one of only two non-D. W. Griffith features of Cooper's that still is known to survive.
  • Wikipedia
1921
Serenade
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 1, 1921

Serenade

Serenade released.
The Oath
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 10, 1921

The Oath

Hugh Coleman, a poor young man, secretly marries Minna Hart, …
Hugh Coleman, a poor young man, secretly marries Minna Hart, the daughter of a wealthy banker. Hugh attempts to break the news to Minna's father gently by appearing to ask permission to marry her, but before the truth is revealed, the father staunchly forbids the marriage of his Jewish daughter to a Gentile of no means. When Minna's father is murdered, Hugh becomes the prime suspect.
  • IMDb
1920
The Deep Purple
en.wikipedia.org
MovieMay 2, 1920

The Deep Purple

The Deep Purple is a 1920 American silent crime drama …
The Deep Purple is a 1920 American silent crime drama film directed by Raoul Walsh from a play co-written by Wilson Mizner and Paul Armstrong. The picture stars Miriam Cooper and Helen Ware and is a remake of the 1915 film The Deep Purple. It is not known whether the 1920 film currently survives.
  • Wikipedia
1919
Should a Husband Forgive?
MovieNov 1, 1919

Should a Husband Forgive?

Should a Husband Forgive? …
Should a Husband Forgive? is a 1919 American drama film written and directed by Raoul Walsh. The film stars Miriam Cooper, Beatrice Beckley, Eric Mayne, Vincent Coleman, Lyster Chambers and Percy Standing. The film was released on November 1, 1919, by Fox Film Corporation.
  • Wikipedia
Evangeline
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 19, 1919

Evangeline

In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is …
In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them into exile with their lands forfeit to the Crown Evangeline follows the exiled men in hopes of finding her beloved, but even after he and the other Acadians are released in Louisiana, she cannot find him, always arriving at some locale just after he has departed. But she dedicates her life to searching the continent for the man she loves.
  • IMDb
1918
The Prussian Cur
www.imdb.com
MovieSep 1, 1918

The Prussian Cur

The Prussian Cur is a 1918 American anti-German silent …
The Prussian Cur is a 1918 American anti-German silent propaganda film produced during World War I. Now considered a lost film, it is notable for telling the story of the Crucified Soldier. The film's director, Raoul Walsh, called it his "rottenest picture ever" for its anti-German sentiment, while its star Miriam Cooper (Walsh's wife) called it the worst film in which she had ever appeared.
  • Wikipedia
The Woman and the Law
MovieMar 17, 1918

The Woman and the Law

The Woman and the Law released.
1917
Betrayed
en.wikipedia.org
MovieSep 2, 1917

Betrayed

When notorious bandit Leopoldo Juarez takes refuge in her …
When notorious bandit Leopoldo Juarez takes refuge in her house, pretty young Mexican girl Carmelita finds herself falling for him, and arranges to meet him at a nearby brook, but falls asleep soon after he leaves. She awakens to find American army officer William Jerome arriving at the house, looking for Jerome. Intrigued by the young officer, she tells him about her scheduled meeting with the bandit. Juarez finds out about it, and forces her to wear his hat and coat. Jerome mistakenly shoots her, is tried for murder and sentenced to be shot before a firing squad. However, everything isn't quite the way it seems to be . . .
  • IMDb
The Silent Lie
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 28, 1917

The Silent Lie

The Silent Lie is a 1917 silent drama film, produced and …
The Silent Lie is a 1917 silent drama film, produced and released by Fox Film Corporation, directed by Raoul Walsh, and starring Walsh's then-wife Miriam Cooper. The film was reissued as Camille of the Yukon in 1920, and is now considered a lost film.
  • Wikipedia
The Honor System
en.wikipedia.org
MovieFeb 6, 1917

The Honor System

A man is convicted unjustly of a crime and then subjected to …
A man is convicted unjustly of a crime and then subjected to inhumane torment in the Yuma Territorial Prison in the Arizona Territory, run by corrupt administrators.
  • IMDb
1916
Intolerance
MovieAug 5, 1916

Intolerance

Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four …
Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved.
  • IMDb
Raoul Walsh
Marriage1916

Raoul Walsh

Raoul A. Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an …
Raoul A. Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of the silent screen actor George Walsh. He was known for portraying John Wilkes Booth in the silent classic The Birth of a Nation (1915) and for directing such films as The Big Trail (1930), starring John Wayne, High Sierra (1941), starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart; and White Heat (1949), starring James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien. He directed his last film in 1964.
  • IMDb
1915
The Old Shoemaker
MovieMay 8, 1915

The Old Shoemaker

Gapado. an old shoe cobbler, has a pretty daughter, Bella. She is …
Gapado. an old shoe cobbler, has a pretty daughter, Bella. She is in love with a young American, Conners, a reporter, but her old father doesn't like foreigners, and forbids her to have anything to do with him. Conners has met Bella while taking a pair of his shoes to be repaired. Luigi, a flashy Italian, has met her in the same way and is attracted by her, but she spurns him. He gets fresh and Conners whips him. Luigi plans to abduct her and when Bella delivers shoes to his place she is captured and held prisoner. He tells her he will keep her there until she agrees to marry him. Fearful of being caught, he writes a note to a pal, telling him to meet him and they will take the girl to a certain spot in the suburbs and keep her there. In writing the note, he spills ink on it, and crumpling it up, throws it into the wastebasket. However, the crumpled-up note hits the edge of the basket, bounces off and lands in an old shoe lying on the floor beside the table. The girl is taken away and the landlady, having been told previously to send the shoes to the cobbler, finds them and takes them to Gapado. The latter finds the note, shows it to Conners, who is inquiring for Bella, and the latter goes to the rescue of Bella. That finished he finds Gapado more willing to accede to his suit for Bella's hand.
  • IMDb
His Return
MovieMar 5, 1915

His Return

His Return released.
The Birth of a Nation
MovieFeb 8, 1915

The Birth of a Nation

Two brothers, Phil and Ted …
Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • IMDb
1914
The Odalisque
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 15, 1914

The Odalisque

May and Annie work in a fashionable millinery store, …
May and Annie work in a fashionable millinery store, where the buyer, struck by May's beauty, advances her to a position among the models. She gets a little money, but finds that she is obliged to wear better clothes, which she has a hard time getting. When Curtiss, a very gentlemanly individual, appears upon the scene and is evidently attracted to May, she gives the cold shoulder to Joe, the wagon driver, who is in love with her, and allows Curtiss to pay her marked attention. Annie, her friend, warns her that the newcomer may not be on the square, but May, in her struggle to make both ends meet, wear good clothes and to hold her job, allows herself to be buoyed up by the dinners and theaters which Curtiss lavishes upon her. In time also she permits him to buy her an expensive dress. The next day, seized with remorse, and fearing Curtiss, May asks permission to return the dress. He directs her to the supposed dressmaker, in reality, a procuress, and Joe, following her thither, discovers her danger. Curtiss arrives on the scene of the trap he has laid for the girl, and he and Joe fight it out. Thus the wagon driver rescues May from the clutches of "a gentleman."'
  • IMDb
Izzy and His Rival
MovieAug 5, 1914

Izzy and His Rival

Izzy and Chester are rivals for Nellie's hand. Nellie's father …
Izzy and Chester are rivals for Nellie's hand. Nellie's father is perfectly willing to lose his daughter, but stipulates that the first of her two suitors to raise $1,000 will be favored. Izzy rigs up a dummy and puts it in the way of a passing automobile at a turn in the road. After a motor party has run over the dummy, Izzy substitutes himself and then asks for damages. In this way he collects over a thousand dollars. Chester is left $1,000 by a rich uncle and comes tearing along in his car to Nellie's house when he apparently runs over Izzy. He pays over his thousand, but later becomes suspicious and just as the knot is about to be tied comes running in with the police and the dummy. Izzy is exposed and arrested. Chester's money is returned and he and Nellie are united.
  • IMDb
The Horse Wrangler
MovieJun 13, 1914

The Horse Wrangler

Tom Spangler, boss of Dog Iron ranch, has been married …
Tom Spangler, boss of Dog Iron ranch, has been married secretly to Mary Bailey, the daughter of a rancher in another part of the state. He writes Mary not to join him at Dog Iron, as they had planned, because the owner has forbidden the men to have their wives at the round-up. A few days later a dark boy presents himself at the ranch and asks for work. Spangler knows his wife disguised in sombrero and puma-skin trousers, but he hires "Bobby Jones" as horse wrangler. Sid Suddath, an old hand at Bailey's, arrives and recognizes the daughter of his former employer. He proceeds to get familiar, and "Bobby" resents this. One day the cowboys go in swimming. The horse wrangler declines to join them, and returns to the camp. Suddath follows her into a tent, and after a struggle, "Bobby" defending herself with a cheap clasp knife, stabs her tormentor. The sheriff is informed. Spangler refuses to surrender "the young cut-throat." It looks as though the posse and the ranchers must fight it out, when the girl rushes among them and give herself up. When the sheriff has heard her story, he pronounces her justified.
  • IMDb
The Rose Bush of Memories
en.wikipedia.org
MovieJun 6, 1914

The Rose Bush of Memories

The old gardener's pride was …
The old gardener's pride was his rose garden, and one bush in particular, growing in the heart of the sweet-scented enclosure, he cared for as though it were a child. When Ogilvie and his sweetheart Eleanor fell into the way of coming every evening to visit the garden, the old man would watch them with loving eyes as they wandered through the dewy fragrance, and when they paused at the door of his little house to wish him goodnight he had always ready a pearly long-stemmed rose, fresh plucked from that most precious plant of all. On their marriage day, the old gardener gave them the rose bush. He transplanted it with his own hands. It was set in front of the bride's cottage, and Ogilvie and Eleanor slipped a ring, which had long been a keepsake between them, onto a branch and let the new twigs imprison it there. But dark days came. The young husband and wife quarreled, and separated. With sorrowful heart, their old friend, dreaming to see alien hands touch his gift, spaded up the rose bush and took it home to his own garden. Meanwhile, Ogilvie and Eleanor are trying to forget each other in travelling. She wearies first and returning near her old home, takes a small house. Scarcely six months later, in a real estate office one day, the old gardener sees Ogilvie asking about a quiet place where he can write and farm a little. He maneuvers to have the dealer take Ogilvie to Eleanor's cottage. Meanwhile the gardener hurries home, happily intent on bringing the two together. He digs up the rose bush, and under cover of the darkness, that evening plants it in front of Eleanor's house. The following morning, when Ogilvie arrives to see the place, he catches his coat on a thorn and in extricating himself, notices in the heart of the bush a little band of gold. Full of wonder, he lifts his eyes, to see, standing before him, Eleanor, his wife. The next moment their hands are clasped above the fragrant blossoms, and the eyes of the old gardener, standing just behind them, unobserved, are suddenly dim with happy tears.
  • IMDb
The Dishonored Medal
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 3, 1914

The Dishonored Medal

While with the French Foreign Legion in Algeria, Lt. Dubois …
While with the French Foreign Legion in Algeria, Lt. Dubois seduces the lovely Zora, leaving her with a child and his medal for bravery. Sheik Achmed generously befriends Zora, and when she is killed in an accident he raises her son, El Rabb, as his own, and soon El Rabb and Achmed's biological son Bel Khan become best friends. Years later Lt. Dubois, now a general, is dispatched to Algeria to crush a revolt led by El Rabb and Bel Khan--and he doesn't know that El Rabb is his son--who wears his father's medal around his neck.
  • IMDb
When Fate Frowned
MovieMar 7, 1914

When Fate Frowned

A man and his wife living on the lowlands. She is a …
A man and his wife living on the lowlands. She is a consumptive and he is out of work. A stranger comes with a sprained ankle, and the husband takes him in and gives him a bed. Later the wife's condition growing worse, the stranger now well, about to bid adieu, the husband proposes a holdup to raise the necessary funds to take the wife out of the country. The stranger, being a fugitive from justice, readily consents. The two go to town. The husband leaves a note for his wife, telling her to be ready when they return. They rob the express office, and escape to the hills. The posse go in pursuit of the men. They elude the posse. The stranger being struck by the woman's beauty strikes the husband a blow on the head with his pistol, goes back and gets the wife, lies to her and tells her he is taking her to her husband. They start across the desert. The husband gains consciousness, finds the wife gone and thinks her untrue to him, and starts in pursuit of them. The girth from the woman's saddle breaks, giving the husband a chance to gain on them, having seen them .from the top of a mountain upon which he climbed. After repairing the saddle girth, the stranger takes the woman further into the desert. Lust overcomes him. He dismounts, trying to find a secluded spot. In looking for this they pass a grave. The stranger attacks the woman. She repulses him. The effort being too much for her, she faints. The stranger sees the husband, runs on and hides behind the grave and takes deliberate aim at the unsuspecting husband. The revolver refuses to fire. A bad cartridge causes a click, which is heard by the husband. A duel follows. The woman regains consciousness, sees her husband, runs to him smilingly. He sees her, takes deliberate aim, mortally wounding an innocent woman. The stranger seeing the wife fall at the husband's feet, shoots him. The stranger clears the wife, remorse getting the better of him. He sees the posse, tries to escape, but he is captured, however, and the sheriff asks him where the other man is. Then remembering that he himself had caused all of the trouble, takes the posse and shows them the grave, telling them that he killed the other man, allowing the husband freedom. But alas, too late, the woman's wound proves fatal and she dies in her husband's arms, after forgiving her husband, and he, poor fellow, is left with the body of the one he loved.
  • IMDb
1913
Uncle Tom's Cabin
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 17, 1913

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom and Eliza's child are sold to Haley, a slave dealer. …
Uncle Tom and Eliza's child are sold to Haley, a slave dealer. When Eliza learns that her son is to be taken from her, she steals the boy and runs away. Her flight is discovered. The slave crosses the ice-filled river and joins her husband, George Harris, who is also a runaway slave. The two foil their pursuers and get away. Uncle Tom is placed aboard a steamboat to be taken down the river. Later, he saves the life of little Eva, who has fallen overboard. St, Clare, her father, purchases Uncle Tom in gratitude for the slave's heroism, Uncle Tom and Eva become firm friends. St. Clare, as a joke, presents Aunt Ophelia, his New England relative, with Topsy, a mischievous imp. Always a delicate child, Eva fades away and dies. Shortly afterward, St. Clare is killed while attempting to stop a saloon brawl. His estate is sold and Uncle Tom is purchased by Simon Legree. One of the field hands turns in a cotton basket that is short weight. Uncle Tom is ordered to flog the woman. Upon his refusal, Legree orders Tom flogged. Later, Emmaline and Cassie, two slaves, hide themselves in an attempt to escape. Legree believes that Uncle Tom knows their hiding place. He orders the old slave to reveal the whereabouts of the two women. When Tom pleads ignorance, Legree has him flogged to death. Young Shelby, the son of Uncle Tom's former master, comes upon the scene just as the faithful old slave dies. The boy turns furiously upon Legree and knocks the man down. Legree drowns the humiliation of the blow in drink and dies in delirium shortly afterward. Shelby reverently takes Uncle Tom's body back to the old plantation, where it is laid away near the old slave's cabin.
  • IMDb
A Railroad Wooing
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 19, 1913

A Railroad Wooing

Alice, daughter of the superintendent of the …
Alice, daughter of the superintendent of the railroad, is spending the summer at the home of Ethel, Billy and Bob are breaking in a new locomotive. The two girls go canoeing. The boat capsizes in the middle of the lake. Billy and Bob hear the cries for help. Leaving their engine unguarded they go to the rescue. Fearing to let their parents know of the accident, Alice and Ethel swear the boys to secrecy. In the meantime, a passenger train has almost smashed into the deserted engine. For failing to flag properly Billy and Bob are suspended for thirty days. The boys decide to spend their enforced vacation camping near Ethel's home. By the time the vacation draws to a close, arrangements have been made for a quiet double wedding. The day comes 'round. Clad in their best, the boys board the train for the town where they are to meet the girls. A defective valve injures the engineer and fireman of the train. Billy and Bob are ordered to take the place of the injured men. Their protests are of no avail, and they take charge of the engine. Before going, however, Bob sends a telegram to the girls to meet them at the station with the minister. The train pulls in. While the conductor holds the watch, the ceremony is performed. This over, the strong arm of duty separates the newlyweds. There is just time to snatch a kiss, and the train resumes its journey. Before going to bed at a distant terminal that night, Bob requests Billy to kick him hard in order that his fit of the blues be relieved. Billy accommodates him and then requests a similar favor. It is granted with right good will. At the little village down the line, two girls sit at a window, weepingly watching the rising moon.
  • IMDb
Across the Continent
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 1, 1913

Across the Continent

John Adderly, a prosperous saloon keeper, prevails upon …
John Adderly, a prosperous saloon keeper, prevails upon George Constance to drink. Soon George becomes a confirmed drunkard. His wife, Agnes, parts with everything, even her wedding ring, for food. She goes to Adderly and pleads for bread for her children, Tom and Louise, but is refused. Adderly asks her to drink a toast to his son, John Jr. Raising her glass Agnes gives this toast: "May your unholy wealth drop from your hand as the poison from this glass. May your child live to turn you out to starve. May you curse him as I now curse you, because of my children starving through your greed." Infuriated, the saloon keeper kicks her out. She tries to reach her house, but falls exhausted in the snow. Goodwin comes across her body, and with the aid of a policeman, takes her to her home. George, in a drunken stupor, is asleep on an old mattress on the floor. Agnes tells Goodwin the story of her life. Goodwin promises to care for her little ones. Happy in the knowledge that Tom and Louise will be cared for, Agnes falls back dead. Goodwin takes the children to his home. George wakes and is horrified at finding his wife dead. Madly he rushes from the room, knocking over the lighted candle, which sets fire to the house. In his tremens George falls from a high bridge to the raging waters below. The fire rages and spreads to the next house, Adderly's. Adderly and his son are rescued from the flames, but Adderly's eyes are injured. Twenty years later, Adderly, now retired from business, is becoming blind. He is very proud of his son, who, however, does not respect his father. He becomes friendly with two crooks, Jim Grogan and Bill Morgan. Joe Ferris, a wanderer, detects John, Jr., cheating at cards, and exposes him, thereby winning his lasting hatred. Joe falls in love with Louise, now a beautiful young woman. Realizing how impossible his suit is, he decides to reform. By a clever scheme of John. Jr. and his pals, Joe is arrested for theft, convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. Adderly, becoming totally blind, is persuaded to turn his money over to his son. John, Jr. then casts his father off, and the old man is reduced to beggary. In a fight over a dancing girl a stranger is stabbed by Giovanni, the saloon keeper. Johnnie falls in love with Dolores, the dancing girl. Giovanni and his brother, Pablo, do not approve of the match, but are afraid if they interfere Dolores will tell of the murder. Tom becomes engaged to Goodwin's daughter. John, Jr., by investing his father's ill-gotten wealth, becomes a very rich man, and changes his name to Allerton. Allerton meets the Goodwin family, and becomes infatuated with Louise, who does not return his affection. He persuades Tom to gamble. Tom loses heavily and forges his father's name to pay Allerton, who then threatens Tom with exposure unless he help Allerton to win Louise. Joe escapes from prison, and is sheltered by Dolores and Johnnie. Giovanni attacks Joe in the flat, but is prevented from injuring him by Johnnie. Tom is rescued from footpads by Johnnie, who takes him to his home. Joe is delighted to meet Louise, but the stigma of prison prevents him from asking her to marry him, although she loves him. Bill, dying, makes a confession of how they conspired to send Joe to jail. Tom and Joe trail Allerton to Giovanni's saloon. Giovanni and Allerton see them coming and put out the lights. Pablo enters the saloon first, and is stabbed by his brother, who thinks it is Tom or Joe. Pablo, in a dying rage, discloses his brother's crime. Both Giovanni and Allerton are sent to jail. By a clever ruse Allerton escapes. Meeting his father he forces him to exchange clothes, and then, cursing his son, the old man dies. Goodwin obtains a position for Joe and Johnnie in the west. Joe goes, telling Louise when he has made good he will come back for her. Louise becomes heartsick, and Goodwin takes her and his old colored servant, Caesar, to visit Joe and Johnnie. She is captured by Allerton and is saved from the enraged man by Caesar, who is compelled to shoot Allerton. The shot destroys Allerton's sight. Joe and Louise, and Tom and Clara are wed.
  • IMDb
The Railroad Detective's Dilemma
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 18, 1913

The Railroad Detective's Dilemma

Billy Wayne, railroad …
Billy Wayne, railroad detective, is ordered to run down a gang of freight car thieves. In one of the rifled cars he finds a piece of paper on which several Italian words are written. He is led to suspect a gang of section hands working in the vicinity and fixes upon an Italian called Nick as their leader. Billy saves the life of Tony, a laborer. Nick, who loves Rosa, Tony's daughter, resents this friendship and quarrels with Tony. That evening the latter receives a threatening missive and in alarm sends Rosa for Billy. The detective finds that the writing in the letter is identical with that on the paper in his possession. The following day Billy accidentally loses a pair of handcuffs, which are found by Nick. The detective is waylaid that evening and is placed in a sack. Noticing a mall pouch hanging from a crane, and waiting to be picked up by the fast mail, Nick removes the pouch, replacing it with the sack containing Billy. The gang then proceeds to Tony's house. They attack him, after informing the man of the fate in store for his friend. Rosa dashes out of the house to save Billy, but the whistle of the fast mail tells her she cannot reach the crane in time. In desperation she snatches a stiletto from her bosom and hurls it into the mail car as it dashes by. The knife strikes the clerk, who is holding the mail catcher, in the arm. He releases his hold just in time to miss the sack containing Billy. The train is stopped and Billy liberated. The passengers, headed by Billy, rush to the house in time to save Tony. The desperadoes are soon in custody, and as Nick is taken away, Billy asks Rosa to be his wife.
  • IMDb
The Exposure of the Land Swindlers
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 1, 1913

The Exposure of the Land Swindlers

The Exposure of the Land Swindlers released.
The Woe of Battle
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 15, 1913

The Woe of Battle

Down the village street the Federal troops advance, led by the …
Down the village street the Federal troops advance, led by the valiant Lieut. Gaylord. Capt. Breslow, commanding the Confederate forces, makes a gallant stand, and his sister, Helen, watches the struggle from the window of her home. The battle continues to rage. The Federal troops advance to the barricade and a hand-to-hand conflict ensues between the two leaders. Breslow's sword is at Gaylord's heart as he tires his revolver and Breslow sinks to the ground, leaving a silken handkerchief in the Federal officer's hand. The Confederates are routed. Gen. Green makes his headquarters at the Breslow house, and Gaylord is attached to his staff. The young officer renders a service to Helen and, despite their different views, their friendship ripens into love. An attack is ordered upon a Confederate blockhouse, and as Gaylord prepares to leave he knots the handkerchief about his neck. Helen recognizes it as the one she has given her brother and declares that Gaylord is a murderer. With broken hearts they realize that they will never be free to love. Helen seeks solace in a convent, and Gaylord, feeling he has nothing to live for, recklessly leads the attack on the blockhouse. Repeated charges fail to move the Confederates, and their siege guns mow down the men like wheat before the storm. Gaylord takes the only chance, and, under a scathing fire, he runs to the enemy's stronghold and sets it ablaze. The strategy brings victory to the Federals, but Gaylord, mortally wounded, is carried to the hospital, where Helen. as a Sister of Mercy, brings him comfort in his last hour.
  • IMDb
The Turning Point
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 27, 1913

The Turning Point

Stella Lee, the lonely daughter of a prosperous farmer, …
Stella Lee, the lonely daughter of a prosperous farmer, advertises for a husband. Raymond Blackwell, a handsome but irresponsible young man, reads the personal and, inspired by mercenary motives, promptly replies. Stella, although receiving many other answers, decides upon Raymond. The father now takes charge of the affair and after making a personal investigation, invites Raymond to visit the family in the country. Blinded by his secret ambition, Raymond fails to notice the true worth of the girl. The father provides a comfortable home near the old farmhouse and Raymond and Stella are married. A year later discontent rushes in and the husband leaves for the city and resumes his wild career with companions of doubtful character. The father visits Raymond in his daughter's behalf and is angrily ordered to leave the room. The old gentleman delivers a scathing denunciation and departs. Time goes on. One evening, as Raymond is placing the day's collections in his employer's safe, his two companions enter and, seeing the act, propose a robbery. When they are on the point of gaining Raymond's co-operation, a telegram arrives announcing the dangerous illness of the wife. He is between two fires. The wife wins. Raymond repudiates his disreputable companions and hastens to Stella's bedside. The shock is too much for her and she falls into unconsciousness. Overwhelmed with a guilty conscience, grief and remorse, Raymond is about to end all when Stella recovers from her swoon. A complete reconciliation is affected. Health is regained and the two young people return to their cottage to begin a new and happier life.
  • IMDb
A Desperate Chance
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 18, 1913

A Desperate Chance

Tom and Joe, brakemen on the N. and O. Railroad, are the best …
Tom and Joe, brakemen on the N. and O. Railroad, are the best of friends until Ruth, the new operator, arrives at Crawley. The rivalry to gain her favor, friendly at first, soon causes the old friendship to give way to enmity. Tom is promoted to the position of freight conductor. On his first run a hot-box delays the train and the conductor upbraids Joe for his carelessness. The brakeman, envious of Tom's promotion and angered because of the reprimand, concludes to further delay the train. He shuts off a steam-cock and climbs on the caboose. Reaching a downgrade the train gains speed and the engineer is unable to control it. The brakeman attempts to alight but he is obliged to stay on the train. Tom has received orders to hold the freight at Whitmark that the eastbound passenger may pass, and when the train dashes by the siding hie works his way over the box cars to the cab and learns from the horrified engineer that the train cannot be stopped. The conductor sees that the hand brakes are applied and realizing that something desperate must be done he places a message in a lantern and throws it through a station window. The operator receives the warning and endeavors to hold the passenger at Spotford, only to find that the train has left on time. At the little wayside station at Crawley, Ruth comes on duty and overhears the message of the frantic operator passing over her wires. She rushes to the switch, breaks the lock with a stone and sidetracks the runaway train. In a few seconds the passenger flashes by. Tom learns that the air-brakes have been tampered with and Joe by attempting to steal away incriminates himself.
  • IMDb
A Sawmill Hazard
www.imdb.com
MovieJan 11, 1913

A Sawmill Hazard

Mrs. Herton, a widow, lives in comfortable circumstances …
Mrs. Herton, a widow, lives in comfortable circumstances with her son, Roland. Over forty years of age, she is still an attractive woman, but lacks self-reliance and is greatly impressed by Geoffrey Stern who seeks her hand. Roland objects to Stern and endeavors to convince his mother that the selfish and unscrupulous suitor has been attracted by the comfortable home and timber lands owned by the widow. But the good woman is deceived by Stern's well-feigned devotion and agrees to marry him. Shortly after the marriage a violent scene takes place between Roland and his stepfather. Seeing that his mother has, in a manner, become estranged from him, he leaves home and finds employment in a sawmill. Roland, through his industry, wins the esteem of his foreman and meets his employer's daughter, Martha. An attachment springs up and the young couple become engaged. Roland, wishing to introduce his fiancée to his mother asks her to accompany him to his old home. When Martha and Roland enter the cottage a pitiful sight confronts them. Geoffrey Stern, in an attempt to realize on his wife's property is on the point of securing her signature to a mortgage. Roland roundly denounces his stepfather and takes his mother to his sweetheart's home. Stern determines to be revenged, as he sees that Roland stands between him and the accomplishing of his designs. He therefore goes to the sawmill when Roland is alone and through an act of startling boldness places the young man in peril of his life. Martha, disturbed because Roland has not come to the house for lunch, visits the sawmill and Stem is turned over to the authorities.
  • IMDb
1912
The Girl in the Caboose
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 25, 1912

The Girl in the Caboose

A traveling salesman …
A traveling salesman attempts the conquest of Eve, daughter of the railroad construction boss, who is known as The Caboose Girl. She offers him no encouragement and the persistent drummer sends her a note, asking her to meet him. Eve shows the note to some of the trainmen who declare that the drummer should be taught a lesson. The drummer is therefore advised by Eve that she will meet him near the water tank and when he arrives the girl induces him to stand under the spout. Eve steps back as the trainmen turn on the water and the drummer is given a severe ducking. Next day while walking down the track, the drummer discovers the caboose at the top of a steep grade and he determines to be revenged. He releases the caboose, expecting to alight but it gains headway and dashes down the grade. The trainmen seeing the runaway car, uncouple the engine and dash in pursuit. After a thrilling chase the runaway caboose is overtaken and proper punishment is meted out to the drummer.
  • IMDb
The Rival Engineers
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 19, 1912

The Rival Engineers

Fletcher and Thorn, two engineers on the M. and M. Railroad, …
Fletcher and Thorn, two engineers on the M. and M. Railroad, admire the new engine recently purchased by the company and each applies to the superintendent for permission to run it. Fletcher is successful in securing the prize, which arouses the anger of Thorn. Arriving home that night, Thorn finds Fletcher's son, Robert, standing at the gate talking with his daughter, Jenny. Thorn roughly orders Jenny into the house and turning to Robert, forbids him to speak to Jenny again. An argument ensues and in the struggle Robert is thrown down. Robert informs his father of the trouble with Thorn and Fletcher tells him to wait until morning when he will settle with Thorn at the railroad yard. The next day when the engineers meet a quarrel takes place and Fletcher gets very much the worst of it. A few days later the engineers gather and discuss the question of a strike. Thorn makes a speech, begging the men to remain with the company. His speech is having its desired effect when Fletcher, who has shown all along his enmity toward Thorn, jumps up and induces the men to strike. Thorn refuses to follow the other men out. Consternation reigns in the superintendent's office when he learns of the strike. Immediate delivery of valuable freight on a siding in the railroad yard is demanded by a consignee and a claim for large damages is imminent unless delivery is effected at once. The superintendent asks Thorn if he will move the freight. Thorn agrees, and a clerk is supplied him as a fireman. Fletcher discovers Thorn's intention and decides to thwart him. He tells a group of strikers of Thorn's plan and a mob starts to stone Thorn's engine as he passes. Being unable to stop Thorn, Fletcher leaves the crowd and, calling to a fireman, jumps on his own engine and starts on a parallel track to intercept Thorn. A wonderful race between the two engines takes place. The mad race over the rails, the collision that finally occurs, the rescue of the engineers, and the final adjustment of all difficulties, makes this one of the most thrilling and interesting railroad stories.
  • IMDb
The Confederate Ironclad
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 5, 1912

The Confederate Ironclad

Lieutenant Yancey's …
Lieutenant Yancey's southern sweetheart, Rose, is jealous of Elinor, a northern girl, who is visiting her aunt Mary de Lane. This jealousy is excited by an invitation which Yancey receives from Mary to call and meet her niece. Yancey visits the de Lane home, and while walking along the river with Elinor, he shows her where the Confederate Ironclad is being constructed. Elinor, having strong Union sympathies, reveals the location of the Ironclad to the commander of the Federal gunboats. An attack is made on the Ironclad and Yancey rides to give warning. The Confederates are temporarily helpless as their power is exhausted. Yancey, knowing that a supply of ammunition is loaded on a train in another location, prepares to bring the needed powder to his compatriots. As the train is about to leave, a Federal scouting party rides up and opens fire. Rose and Yancey jump on the engine and make a wild dash to escape with the powder. Elinor, from a distance, sees the fight and sets fire to the bridge over which the train must pass. While riding over the bridge the last car catches fire. Yancey, who has been wounded, is left in the engine cab while Rose crawls over the loaded train and succeeds in cutting off the end car just in time to escape the explosion. The powder is delivered to the Ironclad in the nick of time, and a fierce battle wages between the Confederate vessel and the Union gunboats.
  • IMDb
The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher
www.imdb.com
MovieSep 21, 1912

The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher

Betty is the telegraph …
Betty is the telegraph operator at the railway station in the small town of Oreland. She realizes that the new guest at the local boarding house is "Smoke Up Smith, a notorious car thief". Betty and the other guests devise a plan to capture Smith, but while Betty is telegraphing news of Smith's whereabouts to the proper authorities, Smith manages to slip out of his handcuffs and flee the town. Betty re-captures Smith following a locomotive chase, and turns him over to a detective who is also Betty's boyfriend.
  • IMDb
A Railroad Lochinvar
www.imdb.com
MovieSep 14, 1912

A Railroad Lochinvar

Bob Tempest, just home from college, tells his father he …
Bob Tempest, just home from college, tells his father he wants to go to work and applies for a job. His father, president of the W. and R. Ry., writes to his superintendent asking him to give his son a position as fireman and cautions him to let no one on the line know who he is. While on his first trip over the road as fireman. Bob meets Peggy, the line superintendent's daughter, and it is a case of love at first sight. Later Bob and Peggy meet again under dramatic circumstances. The train stops at a way station and fire is discovered in a car next to one that is loaded with powder. The agent happens to be busily engaged at the station and Peggy notifies Bob of the fire. They back the train to the water tank, where a stream of water is turned on the burning car and the fire extinguished. During the next three weeks Peggy and Bob become ardent lovers. This is much to the displeasure of Peggy's father, who orders the young man from the house, saying he is only a fireman and has "nerve" to aspire for the daughter's hand. The two lovers are not discouraged, however, and a scheme is fixed up to elope. They run to a waiting engine, climb aboard and make a rapid run to a nearby town, where a clergyman is taken on the locomotive. Peggy's father learns of the flight of the lovers and follows in another engine. The laughable situation that follows and the final triumph of Peggy and Bob bring a decidedly novel climax.
  • IMDb
Saved from Court Martial
www.imdb.com
MovieAug 31, 1912

Saved from Court Martial

Undine, known in her …
Undine, known in her neighborhood as "the water witch," receives the following letter: "Through ill fortune my friend, Ned Ferry, at the supply camp near you, is likely to be court martialed. Only a brilliant exploit will save him. Your loving brother." Undine, a strong patriot and naturally tender-hearted, realizes the predicament of her brother's friend and determines to save him. The next day she forms a plan to destroy a Federal gun-boat anchored in the river and presents her idea to Ned. That night at the risk of her life she swims to the gun-boat, reconnoiters and makes it possible for Ned to lead a company of Confederates, who succeed in destroying the gun-boat after a spectacular attack. Two days later Ned is reinstated in the good graces of his commanding officer and, realizing his present good fortune is all due to the heroic action of his old chum's sister, he promptly proceeds to lose his heart to the fair water witch.
  • IMDb
The Siege of Petersburg
www.imdb.com
MovieJul 22, 1912

The Siege of Petersburg

Lieutenant Van Dorn, C.S.A., …
Lieutenant Van Dorn, C.S.A., obtains permission to visit his betrothed, Charlotte Pemberton. While he is being entertained by her family at their home near Petersburg, Dan Frost, a young man who has become impoverished through the ravages of war, arrives with his crippled sister, Milly. Pemberton permits the Frosts to occupy one of his vacant cabins and the family extends the unfortunate couple many hospitalities. Although forced to accept the benevolence of the Pembertons, the high-spirited Frost resents being an object of charity. Tender-hearted Van Dorn sympathizes with the crippled girl and his actions are misconstrued by the brother, who develops a lodged hate for the soldier. Van Dorn returns to his duties and Frost enlists, hoping for an opportunity to show his benefactors that even a pauper may possess patriotism and bravery. In bidding farewell to Charlotte, Frost impulsively betrays his love for her. Two months later the bridge across the Appomattox River is occupied by the Confederates, who endeavor to fight off the flanking party of Federals. The bridge takes fire and Lieut. Van Dorn is imprisoned in the fury of the flames. At the risk of his own life, Frost rushes to the bridge and drags the lieutenant to safety. A year elapses. Frost, who has been promoted to a lieutenancy, meets Van Dorn in the trenches before Petersburg, while Union forces are surrounding the city. Judge Pemberton and his family take refuge in Petersburg. There Charlotte meets Frost, who has won her heart from Van Dorn, but the girl hides her emotions and keeps the new lieutenant from making any declaration. The Federals succeed in mining the Confederate outer works, but their operations are discovered by their enemies, who learn that the mine is to be exploded at 10 o'clock on a certain Wednesday morning. In order that their discovery may be kept a secret, the Confederates place a small detachment under Lieutenant Frost to keep the nearby batteries working. Realizing the hazardous duty he has accepted, Frost calls at the Pemberton home and says a last farewell to his sister and Charlotte. Van Dorn arrives shortly afterwards and learns that Charlotte is in love with Frost. Now comes the test of true manhood. Van Dorn cannot forget that he owes his life to Frost and he forges an order which removes his rival from the perilous command. The lieutenant gives up his own life when the mine explodes and the Federals make an attack through the breach, only to find the Confederates prepared. A sanguinary battle ensues and the Confederates are ultimately victorious. It is a sad hour at the Pemberton home when Frost brings the news of the brave Van Dorn's sacrifice. Milly, the cripple, who has harbored a secret love for the lieutenant, cannot be consoled, while Frost and Charlotte mourn the loss of the noble soldier who gave so much that they might be happy.
  • IMDb
The Filibusters
www.imdb.com
MovieJul 3, 1912

The Filibusters

Don Daris, a newspaper reporter, fails to provide any "live …
Don Daris, a newspaper reporter, fails to provide any "live copy" and is consequently in disfavor with his editor. Don goes to call on Daisy, the daughter of a tugboat captain, and the irascible father orders the young man from the wharf. Daisy tells Don that if he will hide on the "Ruth E" on the trip about to be made he will secure material for a big story. In the meantime, Anita, a Spanish girl spy, determines to learn the destination of the tug. Through a hazardous subterfuge she discovers that the craft is carrying arms and ammunition for the Cuban insurrectos. This information she imparts to the Spaniards, who set out in pursuit of the tugboat. The Spaniards arrive on the scene while the boat is landing the contraband goods and Don and Daisy, through a clever ruse, succeed in blowing up their pursuers' boat. Don then returns with the tug to the place where the filibusters have made their landing. The captain and his crew come aboard and return in safety to Florida. The captain recognizes the clever resourcefulness of Don and finally accepts him as a suitor for Daisy's hand. The story that Don turns over to the editor brings him the enviable position of "Star Reporter."
  • IMDb
'Fighting' Dan McCool
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 13, 1912

'Fighting' Dan McCool

"Fighting Dan" McCool of the …
"Fighting Dan" McCool of the Confederate army, is detailed to visit Reidville as a private citizen and look out for spies who may be enlisting. There he meets Edith, a charming southern girl, and he immediately becomes suspicious of Bert, who is paying ardent court to the young woman. There is a call for troops and men from every walk of life abandon their labors and take up the cause of the South. Bert swaggers about in his new uniform and for the first time it is noticed that Dan has not declared himself as a volunteer. He is branded as a coward and is shunned by Edith and her friends. Within a few days Dan secures positive evidence of Bert's treachery, which is to give the Confederate battery to the Federals. A fierce engagement takes place in the village street and Bert displays his cowardice. Terror reigns and the southerners flee before the fierce and unexpected assault of the enemy. Dan now sees that it is time for him to act. He picks up Bert's discarded sword, rallies the troops and leads them to victory. Once again he is "Fighting Dan" McCool and the day is saved. As the evening falls Dan again visits Edith's house, where news of his valor has preceded him. He is now seen in his true light and when Edith promises him her hand, the hero declares that the day has brought him a double victory.
  • IMDb
The Octoroon
www.imdb.com
MovieFeb 19, 1912

The Octoroon

In the period before the Civil War, a young man returns to his …
In the period before the Civil War, a young man returns to his hometown of New Orleans after having been gone for a long time. He soon meets and falls in love with an "octoroon", a young woman who is one-eighth black. However, since the "one-drop" laws--anyone having as little as one drop of "Negro" blood in them is still considered black, and therefore subject to be sold as a slave--are still in effect, the girl is sold at auction and purchased by an evil and murderous overseer. The young man sets out to free his love from the clutches of the evil slaver.
  • IMDb
Battle of Pottsburg Bridge
www.imdb.com
MovieFeb 5, 1912

Battle of Pottsburg Bridge

Bartlow joins Stuart's …
Bartlow joins Stuart's Confederate brigade. A year later the Federals are holding Pottsburg Creek Bridge near Bartlow's old home. Bartlow plans to burn the bridge and interrupt the Federals' line of communication. To aid in the scheme a party of Stuart's brigade attack the sentries to hold their attention while Bartlow accomplishes his mission, but on the way to the bridge, Bartlow is discovered by a sentry and badly wounded. He manages to get ashore and reach his home. Jessie, his sister, dressing in a suit of his clothes, finally reaches the bridge, sets fire to it and escapes. In the meantime Stuart's men have drawn the Federals in force across the bridge. Quickly retreating, the Confederates blow up the end of the bridge. The Federals thus are caught between two fires, and to save their lives are obliged to jump into the water and swim for shore, where they are quickly made prisoners by Stuart's men who are waiting for them along the banks.
  • IMDb
A Blot on the 'Scutcheon
MovieJan 29, 1912

A Blot on the 'Scutcheon

An aristocrat is delighted …
An aristocrat is delighted when a nobleman asks for his sister's hand in marriage. But delight turns to shock when he discovers that the engaged couple are already lovers. He kills the nobleman in a duel, watches his sister die of grief, and then poisons himself.
  • IMDb
1891
Miriam Cooper
BirthNovember 1891

Miriam Cooper

Miriam Cooper was born.
Back to top
  • Data from
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Whosdatedwho
  • Freebase
  • Select images from
  • TiVo
Wikipedia text under CC-BY-SA license