American Actor

Norman Kerry

  • Jun 16, 1894 - Jan 12, 1956 (age 61)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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1967
Come Spy with Me
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MovieJan 18, 1967

Come Spy with Me

U.S. Intelligence assigns Jill Parsons to investigate the …
U.S. Intelligence assigns Jill Parsons to investigate the mysterious deaths of two secret agents in the Caribbean. The agency fears that the deaths may indicate danger to a meeting of foreign ministers scheduled to be held aboard an aircraft carrier in the area. Jill infiltrates a local skin-diving competition to be held off a charter boat belonging to young Pete Barker. Meanwhile, the activities of the skin-divers are being carefully observed by enemy agent Walter Ludeker, who has been laying highly explosive equipment across the ocean beds. In an attempt to learn if a U. S. agent is among the divers, he persuades his nephew Larry to enter the competition. Though another woman, Samantha, is wrongly suspected and kidnapped, Ludeker later realizes that it is Jill he wants, and he abducts her also.
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1956
Norman Kerry
Personal1956

Norman Kerry

Norman Kerry passed away.
1946
Kay English
MarriageNovember 1946

Kay English

Kay English was born on November 7, 1911 in New …
Kay English was born on November 7, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA as Kay Ambrosia English. She is an actress, known for The Noose (1928), Panic! (1957) and Models and Wives (1931). She was previously married to Norman Kerry.
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1941
Tanks a Million
MovieSep 12, 1941

Tanks a Million

An Army draftee with a good memory makes sergeant and …
An Army draftee with a good memory makes sergeant and saves the day.
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1932
Helen Mary Wells
Marriage1932

Helen Mary Wells

Married Helen Mary Wells.
1931
Bachelor Apartment
MovieApr 15, 1931

Bachelor Apartment

Wayne Carter is a wealthy Manhattan businessman and …
Wayne Carter is a wealthy Manhattan businessman and partying playboy, he not caring about the marital status of the women with who he cavorts. His butler, Rollins, although tries to convince him that he would be happier falling in love and settling down, nonetheless aspires to his boss' lifestyle. Wayne, however, truly is tiring of his womanizing ways. Helene and Lita Andrews are sisters living together in a one room apartment. Helene is the more sensible one, she who is a currently unemployed but trained stenographer, and who supports Lita while Lita tries to get work as a dancer on the stage. Lita, however, would rather that some rich man marry and pamper her. Through indirect means, Wayne meets the sisters. Impressed by Helene and the good head she has on her shoulders, Wayne later tracks her down solely to offer her a well paying job as his executive assistant, he not having any ulterior motives in his offer. Despite being suspect that he is only after her as a woman, she accepts. In time, the two form a trusting business relationship, which slowly turns to attraction and love on both sides. But Helene isn't sure if Wayne has truly given up his womanizing ways, especially as some of his past conquests don't seem to want to leave him alone, one in particular, married Agatha Carraway, whose jealous husband, Herb Callaway, a friend of Wayne's, will shoot to kill anyone he suspects of fooling around with his wife. In addition, Helene has to deal with some personal issues that Lita is facing with a man she suspects is much like the old Wayne.
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The Hawk
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MovieMar 15, 1931

The Hawk

A band of renegades attacks and loots a mission, stealing …
A band of renegades attacks and loots a mission, stealing some priceless treasures. Local citizens blame an outlaw known as "The Hawk," who is also called "The Phantom of Santa Fe."
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1930
Ex-Flame
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MovieNov 19, 1930

Ex-Flame

A woman's uncontrollable jealousy over her husband's former …
A woman's uncontrollable jealousy over her husband's former girlfriend results in her losing not only her house but her young son is taken away from her.
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1929
Trial Marriage
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MovieMar 10, 1929

Trial Marriage

Trial Marriage released.
Man, Woman and Wife
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MovieJan 13, 1929

Man, Woman and Wife

Man, Woman and Wife is a 1929 American drama film directed …
Man, Woman and Wife is a 1929 American drama film directed by Edward Laemmle and starring Norman Kerry, Pauline Starke and Marian Nixon. It was based on a short story called Fallen Angels, and the film was also sometimes known by this title. It was originally made as a silent film, before a soundtrack and sound effects were added to it.
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The Bondman
MovieJan 1, 1929

The Bondman

In Sicily, a blinded revolutionary escapes execution when his …
In Sicily, a blinded revolutionary escapes execution when his Manx half-brother takes his place.
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1928
The Woman from Moscow
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MovieNov 2, 1928

The Woman from Moscow

The Woman from Moscow is …
The Woman from Moscow is a 1928 American drama film starring Pola Negri. This was Negri's last silent film released with musical score and sound effects.
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The Foreign Legion
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MovieJun 23, 1928

The Foreign Legion

The Foreign Legion is a 1928 American silent adventure …
The Foreign Legion is a 1928 American silent adventure film directed by Edward Sloman and starring Norman Kerry, Lewis Stone, and Mary Nolan. The film is based on the 1913 novel The Red Mirage by I.A.R. Wylie. It was one of several Foreign Legion-themed films produced in the wake of the successful 1926 film Beau Geste. The production cost around $250,000, but was the subject of diplomatic protests from French authorities due to its depiction of brutality.
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1927
The Irresistible Lover
MovieOct 18, 1927

The Irresistible Lover

J. Harrison Gray, a wealthy …
J. Harrison Gray, a wealthy playboy and notorious womanizer, finally decides to find the "right" girl and settle down. He finds the right girl, Betty, who is a policeman's daughter. However, in his pursuit of her he is hit by a car, knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital, where a steady stream of ex-girlfriends visits to "take care" of him--which doesn't leave a particularly good impression on the woman he really loves.
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Body and Soul
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MovieOct 1, 1927

Body and Soul

A disgraced alcoholic surgeon settles in a small village in …
A disgraced alcoholic surgeon settles in a small village in the Swiss Alps. He falls for Hilda, a servant at the hotel where he lives. He tricks her into marrying him by making her think her lover, Ruffo, has abandoned her. Things don't go quite as planned, however, when Ruffo returns.
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Love Me and the World Is Mine
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MovieSep 19, 1927

Love Me and the World Is Mine

In Old Vienna in the days …
In Old Vienna in the days prior to The Great War, a beautiful woman, Hannerl, has her choice of two men; the first is a dashing young army officer who can provide blazing romance and little long-time security. The other is an older man, influential in the affairs of Austria, who could provide wealth...and tender devotion. Hannerl thinks about it.
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The Unknown
MovieMay 29, 1927

The Unknown

Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus- …
Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus---or so he appears. He is actually a criminal with his arms intact. He and his accomplice, Cojo (a little person), are hiding from the police. Alonzo views his disguise as perfect, especially since it keeps from view an unusual deformity of his left hand that would immediately give him away as the criminal the police are searching for. Nanon, the daughter of Zanzi, the circus owner, is the target in his act. Although Alonzo is in love with her, Nanon's father despises him. Malabar, the circus strong man, is attracted to Nanon but she is repulsed by his uninhibited sexual advances and desire to touch and hold her. Her phobia extends to the touch of any man's hand. Alonzo feeds her fears in the hopes that Nanon will fall in love with him since he is "armless." Because Zanzi discovers Alonzo really has arms, Alonzo kills him, but Nanon witnesses the killing without seeing Alonzo's face; however, she does see the telltale deformity of his left hand. As Alonzo continues to plot to steal Nanon away from Mirabar, Cojo makes him realize that she will hate him once she discovers he has arms---and the deformity showing that he is her father's murderer. Alonzo decides to have both his arms amputated, which he succeeds in doing through blackmailing a surgeon. While Alonzo is away recuperating from the surgery, Nanon gets over her fear of being touched and falls completely in love with Mirabar. Discovering this upon his return, Alonzo hatches a scheme to kill Mirabar as he attempts his latest, most dangerous stunt.
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Annie Laurie
MovieMay 11, 1927

Annie Laurie

The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of …
The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie.
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The Claw
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MovieApr 20, 1927

The Claw

The Claw is a 1927 American silent film produced by Carl …
The Claw is a 1927 American silent film produced by Carl Laemmle and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Sidney Olcott with Norman Kerry and Claire Windsor in the leading roles.
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1926
Mademoiselle Modiste
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MovieMar 21, 1926

Mademoiselle Modiste

Mademoiselle Modiste is a 1926 silent romance produced by …
Mademoiselle Modiste is a 1926 silent romance produced by and starring Corinne Griffith and distributed by First National Pictures. Robert Z. Leonard directed Griffith in a story based on a popular 1905 Victor Herbert operetta on Broadway, Mlle. Modiste, with a libretto by Henry Martyn Blossom, which was similar to the MGM film The Merry Widow. The film is now considered a lost film. The story was refilmed in 1930 as the talkie Kiss Me Again.
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The Barrier
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MovieMar 21, 1926

The Barrier

Years after Alaskan storekeeper Gale had rescued his ward …
Years after Alaskan storekeeper Gale had rescued his ward Necia from Bennett, her murderous sea-captain father, Bennett shows up seeking his daughter -- and revenge.
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1925
Lorraine of the Lions
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MovieOct 11, 1925

Lorraine of the Lions

A ship carrying a touring …
A ship carrying a touring circus troupe sinks at sea, and Lorraine, a young girl, is washed up on a deserted island. Her only companion is a gorilla from the circus, Bimi, who raises her as its own. Several years later Lorraine's wealthy grandfather, who has hired a psychic to help find her, is led by the psychic to Lorraine's island, and she and Bimi are taken back to "civiliation" in San Francisco, but things don't work out exactly as planned.
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The Phantom of the Opera
MovieApr 26, 1925

The Phantom of the Opera

A mad, disfigured composer …
A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.
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The Price of Pleasure
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MovieMar 15, 1925

The Price of Pleasure

The Price of Pleasure is a …
The Price of Pleasure is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Edward Sloman and starring Virginia Valli, Norman Kerry and Louise Fazenda.
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1924
Butterfly
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MovieOct 12, 1924

Butterfly

Butterfly is an extant 1924 silent film feature directed by …
Butterfly is an extant 1924 silent film feature directed by Clarence Brown and starring Kenneth Harlan, Laura La Plante and Norman Kerry. It was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.
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Between Friends
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MovieMay 11, 1924

Between Friends

Between Friends is a 1924 American silent melodrama …
Between Friends is a 1924 American silent melodrama film based on the eponymous novel by Robert W. Chambers. The film was directed by J. Stuart Blackton and produced by Albert E. Smith. It stars Lou Tellegen, Anna Q. Nilsson, and Norman Kerry. The feature was distributed by Vitagraph Studios, which was founded by Blackton and Smith in 1897 in Brooklyn, New York. The film is lost.
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True as Steel
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MovieApr 20, 1924

True as Steel

Frank Parry, a prosperous middle-aged manufacturer, takes a …
Frank Parry, a prosperous middle-aged manufacturer, takes a business trip to New York, where he becomes infatuated with Eva Boutelle, manager of the Swansea Cotton Mills. For a time, their affair develops, but Eva remains true to her husband and rejects Frank's suggestion that they divorce their spouses and marry each other. Frank returns home; receives his wife's forgiveness; and finds that his daughter, Ethel, is determined to enter the business world.
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Cytherea
MovieApr 3, 1924

Cytherea

Cytherea is a lost 1924 American silent romantic drama film …
Cytherea is a lost 1924 American silent romantic drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Alma Rubens, Constance Bennett, and Norman Kerry. Based on the novel Cytherea, Goddess of Love, by Joseph Hergesheimer and was adapted for the screen by Frances Marion. Cytherea features two dream sequences filmed in an early version of the Technicolor color film process.
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Daring Youth
MovieFeb 1, 1924

Daring Youth

Alita Allen is about to be married to her fiancé, John Campbell. …
Alita Allen is about to be married to her fiancé, John Campbell. However, Alita's mother--who has been unhappily married for 25 years--puts her foot down and tells her husband that there's a new arrangement: she will have breakfast with him twice a week, but other than that both will have complete freedom from each other. Her daughter likes the idea and makes that a condition of her marriage, but when her husband is perfectly willing to go along with it, she begins to rethink her stance.
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The Shadow of the Desert
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MovieJan 27, 1924

The Shadow of the Desert

Barry Craven meets former …
Barry Craven meets former sweetheart Gillian Locke, who is visiting India with her father. Craven's love for Gillian is revived, but he already has a wife, Lolaire, a native. In a jealous rage, Lolaire kills herself, freeing Craven, who returns to England and marries Gillian. His Indian servant, Kunwar Singh, casts a spell on Craven, causing him to leave Gillian and to go into the Algerian desert. There he joins Said, an old university friend who is the son of an Algerian sheik. Gillian follows, the servant is killed, and with him dies the spell, "The Shadow of the East."
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1923
The Acquittal
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MovieNov 19, 1923

The Acquittal

When a wealthy man is found murdered in his bedroom, …
When a wealthy man is found murdered in his bedroom, one of his two adopted sons is arrested and charged with the killing. However, the verdict at his trial is an acquittal. Since the police don't seem to be particularly interested in finding the real killer, the dead man's daughter-in-law--the wife of the adopted son who wasn't charged--takes it upon herself to solve the crime.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
MovieSep 2, 1923

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In fifteenth century Paris, the …
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.
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Merry-Go-Round
MovieJul 1, 1923

Merry-Go-Round

A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with …
A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with the daughter of a circus puppeteer, even though he is already married to the daughter of his country's war minister.
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1922
Brothers Under the Skin
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MovieNov 12, 1922

Brothers Under the Skin

Newton Craddock is a …
Newton Craddock is a shipping clerk in the same company where Thomas Kirkland is Vice President. Another thing they have in common is that they both have jealous wives who like spending all of their husbands' money. One day Craddock is sent to Kirkland's house to deliver an important letter, and while there he watches as Kirkland finally confronts his wife about her spendthrift ways. It gives Newton the gumption to do the same to his wife--but will he?
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The Man from Home
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MovieApr 30, 1922

The Man from Home

An American heiress's fiancé saves a fisherman accused of …
An American heiress's fiancé saves a fisherman accused of stabbing his wife.
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Three Live Ghosts
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MovieJan 1, 1922

Three Live Ghosts

Spoofy, Jimmy Gubbins, and Billy Foster are all reported dead …
Spoofy, Jimmy Gubbins, and Billy Foster are all reported dead in the First World War. In reality, they have been prisoners of the Germans and are released at the end of the war. They return to England to discover that they are believed dead and they christen themselves The Three Live Ghosts. Jimmy's mother has been collecting life insurance on him and doesn't want his non-dead quality to spoil the game. Additionally, she wants to claim the reward for a missing William Foster by turning in Billy. And Spoofy, who suffers from amnesia and kleptomania, worries his pals when he turns up with posh clothes and a baby, just after a nobleman's house is robbed and a child kidnapped.
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1921
Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
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MovieDec 4, 1921

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford

Con-men Wallingford and …
Con-men Wallingford and Chester decide to pull the money from a small town by posing as business men looking for an opportunity to invest. With the town's money they build a factory to ...
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Little Italy
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MovieJul 1, 1921

Little Italy

Rosa (Alice Brady)is told by her father that she must marry a …
Rosa (Alice Brady)is told by her father that she must marry a man from her own clan. She refuses, and vows to marry the first man she meets. That man is Antonio (Norman Kerry), who is from a hated clan. Antonio is in love with Rosa, although she hates him. Despite this, she keeps her vow and marries him.
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The Wild Goose
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MovieJun 5, 1921

The Wild Goose

While visiting New York, Ogden Fenn finds himself charmed …
While visiting New York, Ogden Fenn finds himself charmed with Diana Manners, wife of Frank Manners, an architect who is away on business in San Francisco, and they become involved. The husband returns unexpectedly and learns that his wife loves Fenn. When Diana and Fenn go to the latter's cabin near New York, Mrs. Hastings, who though married loves Frank, persuades him not to interfere because of the effects on his child. Mr. Hastings, learning of his wife's own infidelity, motors to the cabin, forces Fenn into his car, and drives the vehicle over a steep embankment. Mrs. Hastings then brings Manners and Diana back together.
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Proxies
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MovieMay 1, 1921

Proxies

Proxies is a 1921 American silent drama film feature produced …
Proxies is a 1921 American silent drama film feature produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by George D. Baker and starred Norman Kerry.
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Buried Treasure
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MovieApr 10, 1921

Buried Treasure

Strung around the idea of reincarnation, this film goes …
Strung around the idea of reincarnation, this film goes back in time to the days of the Spanish galleons and pirates burying their treasure; treasure to be found centuries later.
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1920
Passion's Playground
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MovieApr 1, 1920

Passion's Playground

Mary Grant, a convent girl, goes to Monte Carlo, and because of …
Mary Grant, a convent girl, goes to Monte Carlo, and because of her winnings becomes the center of attraction. Prince Angelo Della Robbia falls in love with Mary, and introduces her to his brother. Prince Angelo, whose bride turns out to be Mary's friend Marie Grant, who had run away from the convent with a married man, Mary moved by her schoolmate's pleas, keeps her secret. Idina Bland, however, enraged at Prince Angelo's marriage, exposes the scandal. In the absence of Prince Vanno, Marie falsely asserts that the story is not hers, but that of Mary Grant who, by her silence, seems to admit guilt. Mary leaves Monte Carlo, but an old friend, Molly Maxwell, arrives and exposes the truth. Prince Vanno goes in search of the innocent Mary, arriving in time to save his love from adventurers who are attempting to steal her wealth.
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1919
Soldiers of Fortune
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MovieNov 22, 1919

Soldiers of Fortune

Civil engineer Robert Clay ( Norman Kerry ) is …
Civil engineer Robert Clay ( Norman Kerry ) is commissioned by wealthy New Yorker Mr. Langham to open iron deposits in the tiny South American republic of Olancho. General Mendoza ( Wallace Beery ), the unscrupulous head of the army, unsuccessfully tries to persuade President Alvarez, and then Clay, to divide the spoils of the contract. Mendoza begins a revolution against Alvarez, but Clay and his men set out to stop the plan. Meanwhile, Mr. Langham arrives with his two enchanting daughters, Alice ( Anna Q. Nilsson ) and Hope ( Pauline Starke ), on board a yacht owned by Reginald King, Alice's suitor. Clay's long-lived attraction for Alice has been met with coldness, but Hope wins his heart by shooting down some of Mendoza's men when they try to kill him. After a savage battle, and the arrival of a U.S. battleship with sailors, Mendoza is finally beaten.
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The Dark Star
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MovieAug 3, 1919

The Dark Star

The Dark Star is a lost 1919 silent film adventure directed by …
The Dark Star is a lost 1919 silent film adventure directed by Allan Dwan and starring Marion Davies. It was based on a novel by Robert W. Chambers and produced by Cosmopolitan Productions. It was released through Paramount Pictures.
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Virtuous Sinners
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MovieMay 25, 1919

Virtuous Sinners

An abused wife is cast out into the street by her uncaring …
An abused wife is cast out into the street by her uncaring husband. Rescued by a gang of down-and-out patrons of the "End of the Trail" mission, Dawn soon falls for a dapper mission benefactor who is also a high-end burglar.
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Getting Mary Married
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MovieApr 19, 1919

Getting Mary Married

According to the terms of her step-father's will, if Mary Bussard …
According to the terms of her step-father's will, if Mary Bussard is able to stay with her brother's family and resist marriage for one year, she will become a very rich woman. Her brother, meanwhile, would also very much like to inherit the money, and concocts a scheme to trap her, but he isn't the only one with a plan up their sleeve.
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1918
Good Night, Paul
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MovieJun 13, 1918

Good Night, Paul

Good Night, Paul is a 1918 American silent comedy …
Good Night, Paul is a 1918 American silent comedy romance film directed by Walter Edwards. It was based on a successful stage play with book and lyrics by Roland Oliver and Charles Dickson and music by Harry B. Olsen. The film was produced by Lewis J. Selznick's Select Pictures Corporation.
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Rose o'Paradise
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MovieMay 13, 1918

Rose o'Paradise

After his wife's death, Thomas Singleton suffers a …
After his wife's death, Thomas Singleton suffers a temporary breakdown and is committed to an asylum by his scheming half brother, Jordon Morse. Although Jordon has been appointed the guardian of Thomas' little daughter Virginia, he shuns the responsibility, placing the girl in the care of an old mammy and planning to retrieve her only on her eighteenth birthday, when she comes into possession of her mother's fortune. Sixteen years pass. Thomas, deeply worried about his daughter's well-being, escapes the asylum, and after sending Virginia to live with a poor but kindly cobbler named Lafe Grandoken, he dies. Virginia's chance meeting with millionaire Theodore King leads to romance, and her happiness is complete until Morse, anxious to secure her money, hires Maudlin Bates to kill Theodore. When Bates, plotting to double-cross Morse, threatens Lafe, Morse enters and shoots the gunman, but Lafe is accused. Morse imprisons Virginia, but she escapes in time to free Lafe and bring the villain to justice.
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Up the Road with Sallie
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MovieApr 1, 1918

Up the Road with Sallie

Sallie Waters inherits $5,000 …
Sallie Waters inherits $5,000 along with other legatees unknown to her. Whichever of the heirs uses his initial bequest to the best advantage is to receive the main residue of the estate. Sallie abducts her dignified aunt, but a storm comes up, and they have to seek refuge in a deserted house. Two young men have also sought shelter in the same place, and Sallie recognizes the ring one of them is wearing as having belonged to her dead uncle, and concludes that they are burglars. They see Sallie's roll of bills, and suspect her, too, of being thief. When the sheriff arrives and quarantines them each group believes its suspicions confirmed. But the arrival of the owner of the house brings about a surprising and unexpected denouement.
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Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
MovieMar 11, 1918

Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley

Amarilly comes from a large …
Amarilly comes from a large family in a working-class neighborhood. She is happy with her family and her boyfriend Terry, a bartender in a cafe. But one day she meets Gordon, a sculptor who comes from a rich family, and she begins to be drawn into the world of the upper class.
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1917
The Little Princess
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MovieNov 11, 1917

The Little Princess

Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father …
Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable for Sara.
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Rosina Tripp

Married Rosina Tripp.
1916
The Black Butterfly
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MovieDec 4, 1916

The Black Butterfly

Sonia Smirnov, a Paris opera singer known as "The Black …
Sonia Smirnov, a Paris opera singer known as "The Black Butterfly", starts an affair with young Alan Hall. Hall, however, is still pining over his previous lover, a young peasant girl. Sonia--a former poor peasant girl herself--discovers a secret involving Hall and his former lover that neither knows about, but that involves an incident in Sonia's youth that could affect all of them.
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Vanity
MovieApr 16, 1916

Vanity

Robert Armstrong, falsely accused of a murder committed thirty …
Robert Armstrong, falsely accused of a murder committed thirty years ago in a western gambling hall, faces the alternative of imprisonment or paying blackmail. A letter from Tom Mason, formerly a miner, prepares him for a visit, at which time he must make his choice. Armstrong confides in his son, Dick, assuring him that the murder was committed by Mason, who used trickery to make it seem that he (Armstrong) was the culprit. Dick broods over the injustice to his father, and Armstrong cannot conceal his nervousness. The visitor comes and makes his demands. Armstrong grapples with him as the lights are turned off. Suddenly there is a shot, and when the lights are turned on again Mason is lying dead on the floor. Fearing the servants will enter, Dick drags the body through a window to the grounds outside, takes Mason's pistol out of his pocket, fires a shot into the body and places the weapon in the dead man's hand. Dick returns to the house and a policeman hurries to the scene. Dick thinks he has covered up his tracks, but Burke, chief of detectives finds the other bullet in the body and has no difficulty in connecting the murder with the Armstrong family. He does not succeed in getting a confession from either father or son, and decides to resort to strategy. Phyllis Lord is a model in Martel's establishment for women's apparel. The discrepancy between the gowns she wears to display to customers and her own modest raiment eats into the girl's consciousness. Then, too, she is befriending Bessie Allen, a young wife who has been deserted by her husband, and finds herself unable to help Bessie as she would like. A wealthy woman who is buying gowns boasts of having won five hundred dollars at Crandell's, a fashionable gambling resort, on a five dollar wager. Phyllis obtains a card of admission to Crandell's, without permission borrows one of Martel's gowns, and visits the gambling house. She loses the money she has brought and fifty dollars more which Crandell loans her. Burke, who has been watching the girl, has Phyllis dismissed from Martel's, making it appear that she has stolen money, and she is placed in such a position that she is obliged to accept Burke's offer to help him with a case. She consents to get a confession from Dick Armstrong. She is installed in a handsome apartment and given beautiful clothes. Bessie Allen, who is ill, is taken to a hospital. Burke puts a dictaphone into Phyllis's apartment. The pre-arranged courtship progresses favorably. Dick finds the trick Phyllis has played and denounces her. Phyllis is heartbroken, and anxious to atone for what she has done. She goes to Dick's father, and Armstrong, greatly agitated, writes a confession saying that he alone shot Mason. At police headquarters Dick is put through the third degree, and finally he gasps, "I did it." Phyllis, in the next room, hears him, and rushes in with Armstrong's confession. Burke's lieutenant makes out a warrant for his arrest. Phyllis goes home, exhausted, when a messenger brings a letter from Bessie, written just before her death. The letter encloses her marriage certificate, and photograph of the husband who deserted her. Phyllis rushes to the minister who performed the ceremony, and takes him to Burke's office. It is Burke who is Bessie's husband, and as he has illegally married another woman, Phyllis threatens him with arrest on a charge of bigamy. She offers to exchange her documents for Armstrong's confession, and Burke accepts. Then Phyllis falls sobbing into a chair, holding out her hands in supplication to Dick.
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1894
Norman Kerry
BirthJune 1894

Norman Kerry

Norman Kerry was born.
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