American Actress

Norma Talmadge

  • May 26, 1894 - Dec 24, 1957 (age 63)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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1980
Hollywood
TV ShowFeb 9, 1980

Hollywood

Hollywood (also known as Hollywood: A Celebration of …
Hollywood (also known as Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film) is a 1980 documentary series produced by Thames Television which explored the establishment and development of the Hollywood studios and their impact on 1920s culture.
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1957
Norma Talmadge
PersonalDecember 1957

Norma Talmadge

Norma Talmadge passed away.
1946
Carvel James
MarriageDecember 1946

Carvel James

Married Carvel James.
1934
George Jessel
MarriageApril 1934

George Jessel

George Albert "Georgie" Jessel (April 3, 1898 – May 23, …
George Albert "Georgie" Jessel (April 3, 1898 – May 23, 1981) was an American illustrated song "model", actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer. He was famous in his lifetime as a multitalented comedic entertainer, achieving a level of recognition that transcended his limited roles in movies. He was widely known by his nickname, the "Toastmaster General of the United States," for his frequent role as the master of ceremonies at political and entertainment gatherings. Jessel originated the title role in the stage production of The Jazz Singer.
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1930
Du Barry, Woman of Passion
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MovieOct 11, 1930

Du Barry, Woman of Passion

A French milliner becomes a …
A French milliner becomes a casino hostess and courtesan, eventually rising to the position of mistress of King Louis XV.
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1929
New York Nights
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MovieDec 28, 1929

New York Nights

Chorus girl Jill and composer Fred are happily married until he …
Chorus girl Jill and composer Fred are happily married until he steps out on her with another woman. Tired of his ongoing alcoholism and heartbroken, Jill decides to leave him and live it up, though she must contend with the unwanted advances of a notorious gangster who will stop at nothing to make her his mistress. And when she considers taking Fred back, matters could get deadly fast.
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1928
The Woman Disputed
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MovieSep 1, 1928

The Woman Disputed

An adventuress in love with an Austrian agrees to become …
An adventuress in love with an Austrian agrees to become the mistress of a Russian officer in exchange for the release of Austrian hostages.
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1927
The Dove
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MovieDec 31, 1927

The Dove

A despot falls for a dancing girl. After she rejects him, he has …
A despot falls for a dancing girl. After she rejects him, he has her other beau framed for murder.
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1926
Camille
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MovieDec 18, 1926

Camille

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a …
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.
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Kiki
MovieApr 4, 1926

Kiki

Kiki, a poor young woman who sells newspapers on the …
Kiki, a poor young woman who sells newspapers on the street corners of Paris, is able to land a job singing and dancing at a nearby theater. While she is there, she invites herself into the...
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1925
Graustark
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MovieAug 30, 1925

Graustark

While traveling by train from Denver to Washington, DC, …
While traveling by train from Denver to Washington, DC, wealthy young Grenfall Lorry meets a beautiful young girl. When they are accidentally left behind in a mining town, they race through the mountains and finally catch it. They travel to Washington and have a great time, but they soon part. They meet again later in the small European country of Graustark, where Grenfall and his friend Harry rescue her from kidnappers, and they then discover that she is actually the country's Princess Yetiva. She is engaged to Prinze Lorenz of Asphan in order to pay off Graustark's enormous debt from the war, but Lorenz is murdered and Grenfall is framed for the crime. Complications ensue.
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The Lady
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MovieJan 25, 1925

The Lady

A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British …
A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has left gambling in casinos and then dies, leaving her penniless and with an infant son. When her former father-in-law tries to get custody of the child, she leaves him with a couple she trusts, but when she later goes to reclaim her son, she can't find the people she left him with.
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1924
The Only Woman
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MovieOct 26, 1924

The Only Woman

The Only Woman is a 1924 American silent film …
The Only Woman is a 1924 American silent film produced by Joseph Schenck for Norma Talmadge Productions and distributed by First National. It was directed by Sidney Olcott with Norma Talmadge as the leading woman.
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Secrets
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MovieMar 24, 1924

Secrets

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

The Song of Love

A desert dancing girl fights to protect the French agent she …
A desert dancing girl fights to protect the French agent she loves.
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Ashes of Vengeance
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MovieAug 6, 1923

Ashes of Vengeance

When Empress Catherine of France launches an attack …
When Empress Catherine of France launches an attack on French Protestants known as Huguenots, the Comte de la Roche saves the life of his enemy, the Huguenot Rupert de Vrieac, by making him an indentured servant in his castle. Rupert falls in love with Yolande, the count's sister, and finds that his rival for the fair Yolande's hand is none other than the despicable Duc de Tours, a notorious torturer of Huguenots.
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Within the Law
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MovieApr 29, 1923

Within the Law

When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not …
When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always staying however within the letter of the law.
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1922
The Eternal Flame
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MovieSep 17, 1922

The Eternal Flame

The Eternal Flame is a 1922 American silent adventure …
The Eternal Flame is a 1922 American silent adventure drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Norma Talmadge, Adolphe Menjou, and Wedgwood Nowell.
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Smilin' Through
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MovieFeb 13, 1922

Smilin' Through

Kathleen, a young Irish woman, is in love with Kenneth Wayne …
Kathleen, a young Irish woman, is in love with Kenneth Wayne but is prevented from marrying him by her guardian John Carteret. John is haunted by memories of his thwarted love for Kathleen's aunt, Moonyean.
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1921
Love's Redemption
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MovieDec 19, 1921

Love's Redemption

On the island of Jamaica, a young man of promise, Clifford …
On the island of Jamaica, a young man of promise, Clifford Standish, is slowly sinking into an alcoholic debauchery. He meets a good-hearted woman called Ginger who leads him back to sobriety and society. But when they return to England together, they find society not worth living with.
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The Wonderful Thing
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MovieNov 7, 1921

The Wonderful Thing

Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs, the daughter of an American hog …
Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs, the daughter of an American hog farmer, is schooled in France and comes to stay with an English family. There she brings a dose of reality to her snobby hosts.
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The Sign on the Door
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MovieMay 1, 1921

The Sign on the Door

The Sign on the Door is a 1921 American silent drama film …
The Sign on the Door is a 1921 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and Lew Cody. The film was directed and written by Herbert Brenon, and based upon the play of the same name by Channing Pollock. A copy of this film is in the Library of Congress film archive.
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Passion Flower
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MovieApr 3, 1921

Passion Flower

The Passion Flower is a 1921 American drama film starring …
The Passion Flower is a 1921 American drama film starring Norma Talmadge, Courtenay Foote and Eulalie Jensen, and directed by Herbert Brenon. It is based on the 1913 Spanish play The Unloved Woman by Jacinto Benavente. The forbidden love of a man for his stepdaughter leads to tragedy and murder.
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1920
The Branded Woman
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MovieSep 5, 1920

The Branded Woman

Ruth Sawyer discovers that her mother has an ill-savory past …
Ruth Sawyer discovers that her mother has an ill-savory past and decides to withhold this information from the man she loves. But a crooked pal of Ruth's mother shows up with blackmail in ...
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Yes or No
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MovieJun 28, 1920

Yes or No

Two wives, one rich, one poor, each find themselves …
Two wives, one rich, one poor, each find themselves tempted by romantic seducers, and each faces the dilemma of remaining true to the husband who neglects her or of falling into the arms of...
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The Woman Gives
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MovieMar 29, 1920

The Woman Gives

Inga Sonderson an artist model and her sweetheart, sculptor …
Inga Sonderson an artist model and her sweetheart, sculptor Robert Milton, win recognition through the efforts of Daniel Garford, an artist of international fame. One day, upon returning home to find his wife in the arms of another man, Garford becomes so despondent that he loses all interest in his work and turns to opium for comfort. Inga, seeking to redeem her patron, follows him into the opium dens and brings him home. Meanwhile, Milton, seeing his sweetheart return late at night with Garford, misunderstands and in a jealous rage breaks his engagement. Under Inga's care, Garford gradually begins to reform and, regaining his reputation, asks her to marry him. Milton, grief-stricken that his love is wed to another, is about to leave the city when Inga appears and announces that she is planning to marry the man she loves, Milton.
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A Daughter of Two Worlds
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MovieJan 5, 1920

A Daughter of Two Worlds

A Daughter of Two Worlds is …
A Daughter of Two Worlds is a surviving 1920 silent film adventure drama directed by James Young and starring Norma Talmadge, Jack Crosby, and Virginia Lee.
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1919
The Isle of Conquest
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MovieOct 26, 1919

The Isle of Conquest

Elegant widow Mrs. Harmon, finds her funds are quickly …
Elegant widow Mrs. Harmon, finds her funds are quickly dwindling, sees that her charms cannot pull the wealthy Van Surdam away from his mistress Claire Wilson, she uses her daughter Ethel to bait him. Ethel marries to please her mother, but suffers from Van Surdam's brutality and learns to hate men. John Arnold, once a promising shipbuilder, but now a drunkard, hates women because earlier his fiancee Claire left him for Van Surdam. When Ethel accompanies her family on a cruise and their boat is torpedoed by a submarine, John, the ship's stoker, rescues Ethel and swims with her to a deserted island. After months of distrust, they learn to love each other and are about to perform a marriage rite when a rescue ship arrives. When Ethel repulses Van Surdam's advances on the ship and he attacks her, John saves her. Van Surdam, suspicious of their relationship, dies from a heart attack, and a year later John and Ethel marry.
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The Way of a Woman
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MovieJul 27, 1919

The Way of a Woman

Nancy Lee is a well-bred member of the Virginia aristocracy. …
Nancy Lee is a well-bred member of the Virginia aristocracy. Her father forbids her marriage to the man she loves for reasons of social inequality. She consents to marry a wealthy man on her social plane in order to help her family out of difficulty, but he eventually leaves her a desolate widow in New York. Her efforts to extricate herself from this dilemma further subject her to shame, and disaster looms unless the young man she loved can save her.
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The Probation Wife
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MovieMay 24, 1919

The Probation Wife

Josephine, a seemingly happily married mother, comforts her …
Josephine, a seemingly happily married mother, comforts her friend who has just found out that her husband is cheating on her with her own story: raised in an infamous dive and taught to steal money from her customers, one night she meets a well-known novelist and his wife who are "slumming" and who give her a sum of money in order for her to leave her surroundings, but her guardian takes it from her. She is eventually sent to a reformatory but escapes and finds the novelist, now divorced. She determines to once and for all escape the life she's in and offers herself to the novelist in exchange for a promise of marriage. Complications ensue. When the place is raided, Jo is sent to a reformatory, but she later escapes. So that she will not have to return to the reformatory, Harrison marries her "in name only," with the idea that after a few months they will divorce. When Nina, now unhappily married, starts pursuing Harrison, his friend Huntley McMerton helps Jo make Harrison jealous, whereupon he declares his love. Jo suggests that her friend should act similarly.
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The Heart of Wetona
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MovieJan 5, 1919

The Heart of Wetona

Wetona, the daughter of Indian chief Quannah and a white …
Wetona, the daughter of Indian chief Quannah and a white mother, returns to her tribe after an education in a white school in the East, to find herself torn between the two cultures of her heritage.
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1918
The Forbidden City
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MovieOct 6, 1918

The Forbidden City

The daughter of a Chinese mandarin is sentenced to …
The daughter of a Chinese mandarin is sentenced to death for her secret marriage to an American. Their child, raised in the mandarin's palace, grows up and escapes to seek her father, now a high-ranking official in the Philippines.
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The Safety Curtain
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MovieJul 10, 1918

The Safety Curtain

Puck is a music hall dancer, married to an abusive …
Puck is a music hall dancer, married to an abusive husband. One night the music hall catches fire. Puck is rescued by an army officer and her husband perishes. Puck marries the officer and they begin a new life in India, until a man from her past finds her and makes demands.
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By Right of Purchase
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MovieFeb 1, 1918

By Right of Purchase

Margot Hughes is a butterfly society girl who sells herself …
Margot Hughes is a butterfly society girl who sells herself to the highest bidder. Her husband does not press his ownership "by right of purchase," and his delicacy is misunderstood by her and she thinks that love is lost to her. She goes to France to serve the cause of humanity. There they meet again and understanding comes. For the Program: A loveless marriage that turned out differently. - Moving Pictue World, February 2, 1918.
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1917
The Secret of the Storm Country
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MovieNov 1, 1917

The Secret of the Storm Country

Rejected by the townspeople …
Rejected by the townspeople because her father is a squatter, Tess Skinner nevertheless wins the love of the wealthy Frederick Graves, who secretly marries her. When Frederick's mother insists that he marry heiress Madelene Waldersticker, however, he lacks the courage to admit that he is already married and instead acquiesces to his mother's wishes. For her husband's sake, Tess conceals his crime of bigamy. When her baby is due, Tess is summoned before a council of churchmen and banished from the church because she refuses to name her betrayer. Left alone upon the death of her father, Tess is shielded by Mr. Young, a middle-aged admirer who offers her and her baby the protection of his home. Several years later, Frederick dies of a heart attack and Tess rewards her faithful friend by becoming his wife.
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Poppy
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MovieMay 4, 1917

Poppy

An orphan in Africa unwittingly marries an abusive man, falls …
An orphan in Africa unwittingly marries an abusive man, falls in love with and gets pregnant by an amnesiac, runs away and becomes a novelist.
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The Law of Compensation
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MovieApr 1, 1917

The Law of Compensation

The Law of Compensation is …
The Law of Compensation is 1917 American silent drama film based on a story by Wilson Mizner, produced by Joseph Schenck, husband of its star, Normal Talmadge, directed by Joseph A. Golden and starring Norma Talmadge, Fred Esmelton and Chester Barnett.
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Panthea
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MovieJan 7, 1917

Panthea

Panthea Romoff, a political refugee from strife-torn Russia, is …
Panthea Romoff, a political refugee from strife-torn Russia, is rescued after a shipwreck and finds refuge in Britain. After she falls in love with a composer and breaks up his marriage, the pair becomes exiled to Paris, where he composes an opera. In order to help her husband get his work produced, she becomes the mistress of a wealthy aristocrat, whom she later kills when her husband discovers the truth. She then flees back to Russia and is arrested and sentenced to a Siberian prison, where her husband follows to be reunited with her.
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1916
Fifty-Fifty
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MovieOct 22, 1916

Fifty-Fifty

Fifty-Fifty is an American silent drama film directed by Allan …
Fifty-Fifty is an American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan whose story was adapted for the screen by Robert Shirley. The Fine Arts Film Company production was made under the aegis of Triangle Film Corporation which released it on October 22, 1916. The leading roles are played by Norma Talmadge, J. W. Johnston, and Marie Chambers. A print of the film is in the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.
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Joseph M. Schenck
MarriageOctober 1916

Joseph M. Schenck

Joseph Michael Schenck (; December 25, 1876 – …
Joseph Michael Schenck (; December 25, 1876 – October 22, 1961) was a Russian-born American film studio executive.
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The Social Secretary
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MovieSep 17, 1916

The Social Secretary

To avoid unwanted attention at her next job, a young …
To avoid unwanted attention at her next job, a young professional disguises herself, leading to some unintended consequences.
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The Devil's Needle
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MovieAug 13, 1916

The Devil's Needle

Wynne Mortimer, a pampered society girl and daughter of …
Wynne Mortimer, a pampered society girl and daughter of William Mortimer, a prominent business man, chances to meet David White, a young artist whose fame is already assured, at an art exhibit. Despite the fact that she is engaged to marry Hugh Gordon, the junior partner of her father, she falls in love with the artist. He invites the girl and her father to visit his studio and the invitation is accepted. Renee, a model, has been in love with David White for years and he has seemingly reciprocated her love. When Wynne Mortimer appears on the scene, however, he forgets all thoughts of love for Renee. The model is quick to realize the change in her lover. Secretly, she has been a user of cocaine. To forget the heartache the growing attachment between her lover and Wynne causes her, she turns to the cocaine. Wynne, led on by her interest in the artist and his insistence that she is the only one who can justly typify the spirit of a new picture at which he is at work, goes to the studio and poses for him. Hugh Gordon follows her and after a violent scene with the painter takes Wynne to her father, who upbraids her and forbids her to again see the painter. David is dejected at the loss of Wynne and finally takes to using cocaine. Before he has become a complete victim to the habit, however, Wynne dares her father's vengeance and returns to the studio. She and David finally run away and are married. In his anger Wynne's father turns her from home. David rapidly becomes an habitual user of cocaine and Wynne is forced to return to her home. Renee, heartbroken at the evil she has done by really being responsible for the drug habit acquired by David, tries to reform him. It is not until David hears his wife, however, declare that she will stick to him as long as he has need of someone to look after him, and he finally manages to throw off the habit he has acquired. He is determined to free his wife of whatever obligation she may feel binds her to him. Her loyalty to her husband leads Wynne to seek him. Her search takes her into an evil part of the city and she is attacked by a thug. David, who has returned to the city, however, learns that his wife is seeking him and goes to find her. He arrives just in time to rescue her from the den into which she has been carried. When husband and wife are reunited after the horrors through which they have passed the year past, they find that their love has grown stronger and eventually they find happiness.
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Going Straight
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MovieJun 4, 1916

Going Straight

A man and his wife both have criminal pasts, but have quit …
A man and his wife both have criminal pasts, but have quit crime and are now respectable citizens. One day a member of their old gang shows up and threatens to expose them if they don't help him pull a heist.
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The Children in the House
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MovieApr 30, 1916

The Children in the House

Roy Somerville has turned …
Roy Somerville has turned out a rather interesting story that will hold the interest of the majority of audiences as produced by the Triangle-Fine Arts Company. It is a five-reel feature and was produced under the direction of C.M. and S.S. Franklin, with Norma Talmadge as the star. Cora (Norma Talmadge) is wedded to Arthur Vincent (Eugene Pallette) and there are two children. Vincent is the son of the president of a bank and is devoting the greater part of his time to Jane Courtenay, a cabaret dancer, who is willing to have him devote his time to her as long as he is a good provider. The wife, who has been sadly neglected, turns to her sister, who is wedded to Fred Brown, a young detective. His brother Charles, who works in the elder Vincent's bank as a cashier, lives with them. He was Cora's first love and has never quite recovered from the fact that she jilted him to wed Vincent because of his money. The cabaret dancer makes several demands on the young Vincent, who tries to borrow money from his father to meet them; failing to receive the loan he agrees to aid several friends of the cabaret charmer to rob his father's bank. After the robbery Charles Brown is accused of the crime and arrested. But the robbers are discovered in their hiding place, and in escaping all but one is killed. Cora is left a widow and the natural supposition is that she and Charles were happily married afterward. Just where the title comes in is hard to say, but the picture while not one of the best that has been produced at the Fine Arts, is one that will get by because it will particularly appeal to women.
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The Missing Links
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MovieJan 16, 1916

The Missing Links

A man maliciously causes a bank he runs to go out of business …
A man maliciously causes a bank he runs to go out of business and. When he turns up murdered, two brothers (Robert Harron and Elmer Clifton) believe each other to be the perpetrator. A pair of handcuffs are the primary clue to the killer's true identity.
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1915
The Battle Cry of Peace
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MovieAug 6, 1915

The Battle Cry of Peace

Enemy agents under the …
Enemy agents under the leadership of "Emanon" conspire with pacifists to keep the American defense appropriations down at a time when forces of the enemy are preparing to invade. The invasion comes, and New York, Washington, and other American cities are devastated.
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A Daughter of Israel
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MovieJan 9, 1915

A Daughter of Israel

Ill, and unable to pay her rent, Olga, a Russian refugee, is …
Ill, and unable to pay her rent, Olga, a Russian refugee, is obliged to go to a hospital and leaves her child in the care of Israel Levi, a well-to-do, kind-hearted Jew, who has lost both ...
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1914
Fogg's Millions
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MovieJul 14, 1914

Fogg's Millions

Old Peter Fogg, uncle to William Fogg, has a stroke of …
Old Peter Fogg, uncle to William Fogg, has a stroke of paralysis and is ordered to the seaside by Dr. Jack Manly, who is in love with Milly, William Fogg's daughter. Milly, however, is in love with Loring, an adventurer, whom Jim Marvin, William Fogg's gardener, believes to be the man that eloped with his (Jim's) wife. The gardener tells Manly of his suspicions and swears vengeance should they prove to be true. Milly, horrified, overhears the conversation. Grace Marvin, an adventuress, hears of Peter Fogg's millions, and scheming to get possession of them, scrapes up an acquaintance with the old man. Grace's pretended kindness and affection win old Peter's love and he marries her. Loring, hearing his old friend and sweetheart, Grace, has married the Fogg millions, at once ceases his attentions to Milly and hastens to the seaside to renew his acquaintance with Grace. Old Fogg finds Loring and Grace in each other's arms, has an apoplectic stroke and drops dead, leaving Grace his sole heir. She and Loring return to town and announce their coming marriage. Meanwhile, Jim Marvin's suspicions concerning Loring are confirmed and he visits the Fogg home, with the intention of shooting his enemy. There he finds Grace is his former wife. He has Grace arrested for bigamy and frightens Loring so that he leaves the place forever. Milly marries Jack Manly and the Fogg Millions revert to the rightful heir.
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A Helpful Sisterhood
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MovieMar 31, 1914

A Helpful Sisterhood

Mary, a poor but well-born girl, is invited to join a sorority club …
Mary, a poor but well-born girl, is invited to join a sorority club in the high school she attends, while her chum, Sophie, is ignored. Mary is flattered by the attention, accepts the invitation and gradually drifts away from her former friends. The spirit of snobbishness and unrest enters her life, and in her attempt to keep up with her richer companions, who are purse-proud and pretentious, she changes from a lovable girl into a discontented one. A sorority dance is arranged and Mary, unable to pay the assessment for the dance, steals the amount from one of the members of the club, in order to keep up with her new associates. The other members are so self-centered they do not realize the influence of their false pretenses and mistaken ideas of true worth. They are entirely unaware of the demoralizing effects of their example. Having taken the first step, Mary is still further tempted when she finds a new gown for the dance to be an impossibility. While shopping with a club member, she steals a pair of stockings and a roll of silk. A house detective sees her commit the theft, taking the two terrified girls into the manager's office. The silent partner of the firm is the father of the girl from whom Mary has first stolen. He investigates Mary's actions by gentle questions. She breaks down and sobbingly confesses that she did not wish the girls of the sorority to be ashamed of her. The father understands the situation. He takes the two girls with him to the sorority rooms, where he explains Mary's temptations and their false notions of the real standards of life, also explaining that character is the only criterion of personal superiority. The girls are convinced of their error, forgive Mary and dissolve the sorority. Mary once more becomes a normal sweet girl with wholesome surroundings.
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1913
The Honorable Algernon
MovieDec 24, 1913

The Honorable Algernon

The Hon. Algernon, a …
The Hon. Algernon, a younger son, comes to America to make his fortune. Instead of doing it, however, he gets left high and dry in New York. He is a decent chap with a university education, but with no idea of how to use it. He writes to his fiancée in England, telling her of his troubles and releasing her from her engagement. He then pawns two athletic medals which he won at Oxford, the last thing of value he has. Strolling down the street, he sees a sign advertising for a waiter in a small restaurant and he applies for the place. Mrs. Potter, the proprietress, takes rather a fancy to him because he is so polite, but Blinkers, her head man, is jealous and does his best to make his life miserable. Poor Algernon has all sorts of mishaps. To save himself he goes to his attic room to bemoan his lot. Mrs. Potter discovers through the address on one of his letters that he is an Honorable, and finding on inquiry that it is true, she scents a romance and starts out to win him. Algernon cannot make out what it all means. She invites him to supper after the day's work is over, and takes him down to the beach on Sundays. Algernon is grateful for her kindness, but made very uncomfortable by it. Blinkers is consumed with jealousy and plans revenge. Algernon gets a letter from his fiancée, telling him their troubles are at an end, as she has inherited a fortune and is coming to America. Just then he is summoned to the parlor and Mrs. Potter frankly makes him a Leap-Year proposal and offers to share the profits of the restaurant with him. Algernon declines and tells her he is engaged, whereupon Mrs. Potter gets hysterical. Blinkers rushes into the room and though triumphant at the turn things have taken, generously offers to revenge his mistress's injuries and thrash Algernon. He tries to do it, but gets a good beating for his pains. Angela arrives in the midst of this scene. Algernon introduces her to Mrs. Potter and thanking her for all her kindness, leaves. Mrs. Potter resolves to console herself in the discomfited Blinkers.
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He Fell in Love with His Mother-in-Law
MovieAug 28, 1913

He Fell in Love with His Mother-in-Law

That the way to a man's …
That the way to a man's heart is by means of his appetite, is strikingly shown. Mother-in-law comes to visit the newly wedded couple and finds the young man somewhat discontented. It is no wonder, for his wife is so engrossed in her "art," although only an amateur, that she forgets all about cooking dinner and such like trivialities. Her mother shows her the error of her ways and son-in-law becomes very fond of her. Wifey's jealousy is aroused and she shows that she can cook just as well. Having restored harmony to the household, mother-in-law returns home, leaving nothing but happy memories behind her.
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A Lady and Her Maid
MovieMay 22, 1913

A Lady and Her Maid

The photographer sends miss Ophelia a dozen …
The photographer sends miss Ophelia a dozen photographs of her in different poses. Selecting the best one, she presents it to her favorite boarder, Billy, who does not think much of it and who gets very indignant when it is compared with the photo of his sweetheart. Miss Ophelia goes up to her room in tears and tells her faithful maid, Belinda, that her heart is broken. Belinda goes down and forcibly tells Billy what she thinks of him. Miss Ophelia resolves on suicide, because no one seems to love her. Belinda gets back in time to prevent this and, to divert her mistress, she suggests that they go together to a beauty specialist. Arriving there, both receive attention. Miss Ophelia gets a new complexion, while Belinda gets new teeth. Both invest in new gowns and dresses and the transformation is complete. At supper time, the boarders are all astounded. Miss Ophelia is really nice-looking and arouses the jealousy of all the ladies, so much attention does she receive from the gentlemen. Receiving no return to their advances to Miss Ophelia, they try to flirt with Belinda, who now appears like a trim French maid. She turns them all down very coldly, very much to their surprise. Billy's heart unaccountably changes and he seeks out Miss Ophelia to propose to her. His offer is indignantly refused and he is still more astonished, when, a few minutes later, he and all the other boarders receive notice to quit the house. A sign "For Sale," is placed outside the door and Miss Ophelia and her maid, Belinda, drive off in an automobile before everyone, none of whom can account for the sudden transformation of their erstwhile boarding mistress's appearance and habits. Miss Ophelia decides to try the effect of her newly-acquired fascinations in higher spheres and hopes now to be able to make a notable conquest and enter at last the much-longed-for haven of matrimony.
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1912
Counsel for the Defense
MovieApr 23, 1912

Counsel for the Defense

Lynn Charter and Laura Bray …
Lynn Charter and Laura Bray are very much in love with each other. Lynn goes to New York City to engage in business. During his absence Laura meets Hammond Gowan, a wealthy man, and marries him for his money. They move to New York. Not long after their marriage, Gowan becomes very cold and abusive. Hammond Gowan has discharged one of his workmen. The poor fellow appeals to Mrs. Gowan and she promises to intercede for his reinstatement. Her intercession leads to the usual quarrel and she unconsciously and nervously handles a paper cutter, laying on the table, which she raises as if to defend herself when he attempts to strike her. The maid enters the room and sees the paper cutter in her hand. The workman returns to his home, encouraged by Mrs. Gowan's promise, only to be driven to desperation by the death of his wife from starvation, and his children crying for food. Rushing from the room in madness, he makes his way to Gowan's home and enters. Reaching the library, he discovers the paper cutter, goes to Gowan's bedroom and kills him. Laura is arrested on the testimony of the maid who saw her with the paper cutter. Laura is placed in jail, held for the murder of her husband. Lynn Charter comes to her assistance and offers his legal services. He subpoenas the workman and at the psychological moment in his cross examination, Lynn leads him to confess his crime. Laura is acquitted. She and Lynn acknowledge their love, undimmed by separation, time and circumstances.
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1911
A Tale of Two Cities
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MovieFeb 21, 1911

A Tale of Two Cities

Barrister Sydney Caron falls in love with lovely Lucie Manette, …
Barrister Sydney Caron falls in love with lovely Lucie Manette, daughter of a victim of the oppressive French aristocracy. After he successfully defends falsely accused Charles Darney, Carton's love for Lucie remains unrequited as she marries Darnay. When Darnay is ultimately condemned to death by a revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror, his only hope for rescue lies with Carton.
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1894
Norma Talmadge
BirthMay 1894

Norma Talmadge

Norma Talmadge was born.
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