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Ormi Hawley

  • Feb 21, 1889 - Jun 03, 1942 (age 53)
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1942
Ormi Hawley
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Ormi Hawley

Ormi Hawley passed away.
1919
The Splendid Romance
MovieJun 1, 1919

The Splendid Romance

The Splendid Romance is a 1919 American silent …
The Splendid Romance is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Edward José, written by Margaret Turnbull, and starring Enrico Caruso, Ormi Hawley, Crauford Kent, and Charlotte Ives. It was released on June 1, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.
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The Unwritten Code
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MovieMay 19, 1919

The Unwritten Code

The Unwritten Code is a 1919 drama film written and …
The Unwritten Code is a 1919 drama film written and directed by Bernard J. Durning.
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The Road Called Straight
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MovieApr 20, 1919

The Road Called Straight

The Road Called Straight …
The Road Called Straight is a 1919 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starring Louis Bennison ,Ormi Hawley, Henry Mortimer, Berton Churchill, Jane Adler, and John Daly Murphy. The film was released by Goldwyn Pictures on April 20, 1919.
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1918
Mrs. Dane's Defense
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MovieJan 7, 1918

Mrs. Dane's Defense

Mrs. Dane's Defense is a 1918 American drama silent film …
Mrs. Dane's Defense is a 1918 American drama silent film directed by Hugh Ford and written by Henry Arthur Jones and Margaret Turnbull. The film stars Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, Leslie Austin, Maude Turner Gordon, Ormi Hawley and John L. Shine. The film was released on January 7, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.
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1917
Runaway Romany
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MovieDec 23, 1917

Runaway Romany

"Inky" Ames, theatrical press agent, through a fictitious …
"Inky" Ames, theatrical press agent, through a fictitious story makes it appear that Anitra St. Clair, an actress, is the long lost daughter of Theodore True, the copper king. True accepts the actress as his daughter, and they, in answer to a telegram from Bud Haskel, representative in the west, decide to go westward immediately to inspect a newly-discovered copper mine. Bud Haskel is, incidentally, volunteer "school master" to the flower of a gypsy camp, Romany. The girl is loved by Zinga, son of the gypsy chief. Upon her father's threat to wed her to Zinga, Romany seeks the help of Bud, who aids her to escape. Zinga suspects Bud of conniving at Romany's escape and follows him constantly. Irking under the restraints of her new life, Anitra decides to give her former gayeties a whirl and finds in True's nephew Hobart, a willing assistant. She incurs the enmity of "Inky," who resolves to put True wise to the fact that the actress is not really his daughter. Romany, with the broader knowledge of life imparted to her by books, turns to her new world with keen expectancy, and is glad to receive Bud again at her first party. That same evening Romany discovers Hobart at his uncle's safe, but does not discover the fact that Hobart has extracted money from the strong box. Determined to make True see that he is being imposed upon by Anitra, "Inky" seeks out Bud Haskel, telling Bud that the actress is not True's daughter, and that he ("Inky") has cooked up a press stunt to advertise the show she was in. Zinga's persistent shadowing of Bud to uncover Romany's whereabouts succeeds at last. One development is that Romany writes a letter to True stating that she has been grateful to True and Haskel for their kindness, but that she must leave the True home; that she is broken hearted. Romany is then suspected of taking the money from True's safe, but after Anitra's deception is exposed to True, Hobart confesses to his uncle that he (Hobart) is the guilty one. Bud discovers Romany's whereabouts and persuades her to return to True's mansion. Bud also secures Zinga's release from prison, where he has been confined upon Zinga's assurance that he has a revelation to make to Mr. True. The gypsy tells True that Romany is really True's daughter; that when the girl grew up Zinga wanted her for himself. That the gypsies named her Romany. True is happy in the recovery of his daughter, and Bud and Romany plight their troth.
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The Antics of Ann
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MovieNov 5, 1917

The Antics of Ann

Ann Wharton, a rambunctious young student at the …
Ann Wharton, a rambunctious young student at the prestigious Bredwell Academy, is in trouble after a spoonful of cereal she flung at a classmate hits Mrs. Bredwell in the face. As she is being reprimanded in Mrs. Bredwell's office, a misunderstanding results in a member of the football team arriving at the office with Ann's clothes--she had left them behind when she changed into a football uniform so she could play football with the team--and Mrs. Bredwell writes to Ann's father notifying him that Ann is being expelled. She intercepts the letter, but her troubles are far from over.
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1916
The Weakness of Strength
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MovieAug 20, 1916

The Weakness of Strength

A Maine lumberjack learns …
A Maine lumberjack learns a crucial lesson about what's important when his lifetime of ruthlessness comes back to haunt him.
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1915
A Thief in the Night
MovieDec 16, 1915

A Thief in the Night

A Thief in the Night released.
The Nation's Peril
MovieNov 22, 1915

The Nation's Peril

The Nation's Peril released.
The Man of God
MovieOct 27, 1915

The Man of God

The Man of God released.
Just Retribution
MovieMay 21, 1915

Just Retribution

Will Duncan, a wealthy man, has a dissolute nephew. May, …
Will Duncan, a wealthy man, has a dissolute nephew. May, his daughter, is in love with the old man's lawyer, Harry Campbell. The match is sanctioned by the father and he dies shortly afterward. A will is made out on his deathbed bequeathing all to the daughter; if she should die before having an heir herself, it would revert to the nephew. Meanwhile the nephew, finding himself the tool of an unscrupulous gang, allows them to plot to put the girl out of the way. She is abducted and held prisoner in an old house that the nephew and his pals have made a secret meeting place. The lawyer gets a clue and learns where she is imprisoned. The night when the men argue with the nephew about getting the girl out of the way the lawyer secures a ladder and enters the upper part of the house near the door behind which the girl is prisoner. His footsteps are overheard by the men. They go upstairs to kill the girl, but being afraid, go back. Meanwhile a quarrel has arisen downstairs and a lamp is thrown which sets fire to the house. The men go upstairs to get the girl, and learn of the lawyer being there, too. They figure they can make away with both and the fire will blot out the crime, but the lawyer blocks the door. The fire, gaining headway, the gangsters give up and run for their lives. They stand outside the window and take pot shots at the two each time they come near the window, so the lawyer breaks down the door and drags the girl through the fire and smoke to the side porch where the men will not see them. Using the ladder, he gets the girl down and away. The men think the two have not been able to escape and when the building is falling they leave. The nephew makes application for the estate. He is told to come back and when he does he is surprised to find the lawyer, the girl and policemen awaiting him. The happy pair conclude to marry at once and are happy at last.
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Such Things Really Happen
MovieMay 6, 1915

Such Things Really Happen

Bill Brandon loses his job …
Bill Brandon loses his job on account of drunkenness and dishonesty. He forms a partnership with "Rat" Melton, a professional swindler, and they organize "The Successful College of ...
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The Human Investment
MovieFeb 26, 1915

The Human Investment

Delicia Twombley is in love with John Hastings, a young …
Delicia Twombley is in love with John Hastings, a young farmer with little or no prospects. Delicia has an inherent love of luxury and comfort, which causes the moderate circumstances in which she lives to deeply rankle and act as the clinching argument against marrying John. John learns from her own lips why she won't marry him, but doesn't learn that she has succeeded in getting her father to invest his savings in her instead of the securities he had in mind. Delicia goes to the city to visit Hilda Travers, a girl chum who has married wealth, and invests her father's savings in gowns. She meets men of wealth, but when Hilda and her husband sail for Europe, leaving her to live alone in the city, only one, Herbert Wentworth, takes the trouble to call on her. She misunderstands his attentions at first, but soon learns that his protestations of affections are not from worthy motives and she dismisses him. Her funds fall low and fearful of returning home and admitting defeat she enters the chorus, the only work open to her. There the same thing happens; the wealthy men who pay attention to her are not the marrying kind. At a party given two men in the rooms occupied by another chorus girl and herself she can stand it no longer, and breaking away from the maudlin attempts of her companion to caress her, runs into the other room and locks the door. There she breaks down. At this moment there is a knock at the door and she opens it to admit John. She finds a heaven in his arms and admits she is ready to return and face any poverty if he will only get her away. They leave at once. Back home, however, she discovers that John has struck oil on his property and therefore has no sacrifice to demand of her.
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The Rainy Day
MovieFeb 17, 1915

The Rainy Day

A young wife sacrifices everything that her …
A young wife sacrifices everything that her husband may keep up appearance in his business. By the time promotion comes she has fallen into a rut and her husband is unable to get her enthusiasm aroused to a point where she will go out with him to celebrate the event. Her one thought now is to save up for a "rainy day," a possible repetition of their poverty which he cannot understand. As his salary increases, this matter of saving becomes a mania with her and the one quarrelsome shadow in their lives. He meets the "other woman" and finds the contrast a delightful one. Her home is beautiful and luxurious and she, herself, the epitome of attractiveness. He makes a last effort to arouse his wife to the fact that she should spend money on herself and their home, but she still fears the "rainy day." The inevitable happens and his wife finds it out. She goes to the "other woman," after unsuccessfully pleading with her husband to mend his ways, and demands that she give him up. This the other woman refuses to do and she leaves heartbroken. The truth ultimately dawns upon her and she vows to bring her husband to her feet and then leaves him. Lavishly furnishing a new house she begins to spend the bank roll in making herself wonderfully attractive and giving dinners and affairs to which her husband isn't invited. It has the desired effect and finding the society of his wife and his home more of an attraction than that of the other woman he throws her over and seeks forgiveness and reconciliation. His wife listens patiently and then tells him she is through with him. He goes to his room broken and despondent. She hurriedly packs and is about to leave when a storm comes up. She realizes how much it all means to her. Going to his room she is admitted and he, thinking she has come to say good-bye, stretches out his hand. She turns to him, then impulsively raises his hand to her lips, but before she can kiss it finds herself in his arms. Their rainy day has arrived, for outside the rain comes down in torrents.
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The Shanghaied Baby
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MovieJan 21, 1915

The Shanghaied Baby

Jackie, the little son of Gordon and Leila Lambert, is …
Jackie, the little son of Gordon and Leila Lambert, is neglected by his parents. Various sports occupy the father's attention, while the mother, left to herself, spends her time at bridge and similar past-times and amuses herself with many men admirers. Among them is John Manning, who has been a favorite at Leila's court, but whose popularity has begun to wane. One evening during a party Leila, coming to a temporary realization of the hollowness of her life, goes to the piano, where, alone, she sings "The Slumber Boat." Upstairs, Jackie hears the song and creeps down to listen. Then he steals out to a summer house and falls asleep. Manning, dismissed by Leila, in anger finds the sleeping boy. He determines to bring the mother to a realization of her errors, and takes the child to his home. He intends to return the boy within a few days, after the mother has realized what his loss would mean, but Joe, the "Eel", entering the apartment intent on burglary, and recognizing Jackie, abducts him, expecting a ransom. Dressing him as a Chinese child, he hides him in a cellar in the Chinese quarter. Captain Brent, of a tramp steamer, rescues the boy, after a fight with his Chinese captors, and puts to sea with him. "Joe, the Eel," is arrested and when he confesses to his part of the abduction, Manning goes to the waterfront where he searches for the lost child, and thus makes amends. In time his strength fails him and he dies, forgiven by Leila and her husband. Fifteen years later, Jackie, who has been adopted by Brent, is living on a tropical island, where Brent dies, leaving the young man the ring which was found on his finger as a child. Jack leaves the island and goes to San Francisco, where, without work, he joins the navy as a seaman. To his shop comes Isobel Gregg, a wealthy girl, who has become interested in kindergarten work in the slums. When Isobel and Jack meet they know that their hearts are one. But Isobel's mother puts her foot down upon the romance between her daughter and the sailor, and Isobel meets Jack only at the home of her friend, Leila, Jack's mother. When Leila, strangely stirred by the bronzed young man, sings again the old song of "The Slumber Boat" a memory awakens in Jack's heart. The little ring brings proof of Jack's identity and with the happiness of regaining the son and gaining a daughter life begins anew for Leila and her husband.
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1914
The Making of Him
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MovieNov 25, 1914

The Making of Him

Donald Atwater, lazy, blaze society man, finds his …
Donald Atwater, lazy, blaze society man, finds his affection reciprocated by Alicia Demarest, one of the season's debutantes. At the naval Training Station in Newport, Donald introduces Alicia to Lieutenant Ardling and Ensign Herford. In contrasting her society sweetheart with the energetic, ambitious naval officers Alicia realizes that Donald is simply wasting his opportunities and wrecking his future. In order to rouse his spirit she openly shows a preference for the naval men, and the game culminates at a battleship dance to which Donald has not been invited. Jealousy prompts Donald to go uninvited. He quarrels with Alicia and is virtually thrown off the ship by her escorts. The quarrel is continued later in the evening, when, upon arriving home, she finds Donald awaiting her. Donald is given the preference of going through four hard months of naval training or of never seeing her again. He accepts the former. While Donald is making a man of himself the naval officers dance attendance on Alicia at society functions. They even go to the Naval Training Station exhibition, where they see Donald go through the naval maneuvers and sham battles. Donald sees them and vows to get even. He does. On the day he is released from training Ardling and Herford fight for Alicia's hand. She slips away to meet Donald and plight anew a troth emphasized by the acceptance of Donald as a member of his father's working force. The officers witness the little love scene, realize they have been duped and return to their ship sadder but wiser.
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Michael Strogoff
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MovieOct 19, 1914

Michael Strogoff

The Russian Czar sends his trusted confidant, Michael …
The Russian Czar sends his trusted confidant, Michael Strogoff, to warn his brother the Grand Duke of a Tartar rebellion that will be led by Feofar Khan and Ivan Ogareff. Calling himself Nicholas Korpanoff, Strogoff poses as a trader to journey to warn the Grand Duke. On his way he meets Nadia Fedorova, a young girl trying to join her father Wassili, a political activist who has been exiled to Siberia. Strogoff is captured by the Tartars, who don't believe he is a trader and threaten to torture Strogoff's mother Marfa unless he reveals his true identity.
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The Investment
MovieSep 25, 1914

The Investment

Old Grandpa Papkin and Auntie Purvis are in love with …
Old Grandpa Papkin and Auntie Purvis are in love with each other, and Papkin courts auntie as assiduously as if he were in the heyday of his youth. Jim, Papkin's son, and Martha, Jim's wife, are dead set against such foolishness, as is Annabelle, Auntie Purvis' daughter. The courting goes on despite the lectures and jeering of the younger people, and the old folks at last decide to elope. Upon figuring their finances they find that the $1,000 that Papkin has saved up would be soon dissipated, for they would have to live alone and not with any of the children. Papkin is deeply discouraged. James Wharton, a slick salesman, selling stock in an auto concern, interests Grandpa Papkin, and when he hears his story agrees to take his thousand and invest it for him so that it will bring him in dividends of $500 a year. Papkin is overjoyed and so is Auntie Purvis. They have complete faith in Wharton. Later the younger folks find out about it and Jim sees his chances of buying additional land with his father's savings gone for good. They jeer at Papkin's scheme, and both old folks strive to keep up their faith in the face of the hardest kind of opposition. On the day the dividends are due Papkin hangs about the post office all day. The first and second mails arrive with no letter for Papkin. It is late when he goes back home and on the way he sees Auntie Purvis waiting at their old trysting place, all expectancy. He can't face her and goes home. He tries to steal up to his room without being seen, but Jim and Martha catch him and sneeringly ask to see his dividends. He tries to bluff it out, but his own courage and faith have been wrecked. He goes to his bedroom and breaks down. Later, a boy with a special delivery letter comes and it bears a check for $500 and a letter telling him that the sender will see that the dividends are sent regularly each year, and that he is trying to believe that he is doing it for his own grandfather. Papkin is well nigh insane with joy, and Jim and Martha are simply flabbergasted. Papkin goes to the meeting place, where he finds Auntie Purvis alone and weeping. He takes her in his arms and shows her the letter and the check, and then the wedding ring which has lain tucked away in his pocket for so long.
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Through Fire to Fortune
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MovieFeb 1, 1914

Through Fire to Fortune

Jane Barrett and her son, …
Jane Barrett and her son, Tom, are suddenly beggared by the speculations of her husband, known on Wall Street as Plunger Barrett. At an auction sale, the Barrett yacht, real estate and household effects are sold without reserve to satisfy some of the demands of the creditors. The bankrupt plunger goes to his room, plies himself with liquor, falls out of the window and is killed. It now depends upon Tom to bear the burden of his mother's support. In a newspaper he finds an advertisement offering a position, with promises of advancement, for a young man of education. This is signed by John Pearce, an old friend of the family, who, with his daughter, Helen, has often been a guest on the yacht and in their home. Helen has been attracted by Tom's manly bearing and finds herself gradually weaning her affections away from Phil Blair, an almost accepted lover, who is associated with her father in coal mining. The transfer of her affections comes one day when, out riding with Blair, a child falls from a bridge and he has not the courage to attempt to save her life. This is effected by Tom, and, as a reward, the girl insists upon her father giving the position to Tom. Wishing to begin at the bottom, Tom passes through the different stages of mining and handling coal, and is about to be appointed Assistant Superintendent. But his hopes, as well as those of his mother and lady love, are frustrated by the jealous Blair, assisted by George Bowers, ex-partner in the firm wrecked by Barrett. Thereupon Tom's mother, after making protest to the directors without avail, appeals to the men and a meeting of the Miners' Union is called. While this is in progress, Pearce, who is still Tom's ardent champion, receives a decision of the Supreme Court, giving him a clear title to a mine at the village of Mayflower. After the meeting, the miners having decided to walk out, through sympathy for Tom, he is offered the position of superintendent at Mayflower. He accepts it and takes most of his striking friends with him. The once deserted village now takes on new life, and the mine is opened by Tom on the co-operative principle. While the mining is progressing with fine promise, a flow of oil opened on the levels takes fire, setting the mine ablaze. Then follow the harrowing scenes which it is impossible to avert even after most heroic efforts on the part of the relief train and State Constabulary. After burning for more than three weeks, the fire bums away the supporting pillars of the mine, and the fated village caves into the abyss made by the sinking earth. The villainous Blair succeeds in convincing the excited people that Tom himself has fired the mine to conceal the fact of its utter worthlessness, and they set out to lynch him. For a time the brave mother and a few friends succeed in staying the advance of the mob, but they are the stronger, and are about to destroy him when a pillar of fire arises. This proved to be an oil well of great magnitude, and, amid the promises of the rehabilitated hero, that what they have lost will be more than regained, the defeated Blair is seen slinking away, silhouetted against the dying flames of the sunken village.
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1913
His Conscience
MovieAug 29, 1913

His Conscience

Robert Harwood, who has been a successful "Raffles" in …
Robert Harwood, who has been a successful "Raffles" in England, succeeds after making a big haul in making his escape to America. On the voyage over he makes the acquaintance of several influential people, and upon his arrival in America he is taken into society. There he meets and falls in love with a lovely girl. He resolves to marry her and becomes an honorable member of society. With the beginning of the new and honorable life his conscience begins to trouble him. He meets one man and conceives a dread of him, his conscience making him cowardly. Finally on the night of the announcement of his engagement he realizes he is being shadowed. He loves Alice Martin truly and decides he will not link her life with his crime-stained one. He breaks off their engagement, gives himself up to the detective and so secures peace of mind and conscience.
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The Call of the Heart
MovieJul 29, 1913

The Call of the Heart

Paul Shields, a young …
Paul Shields, a young minister, is in love with the pretty school teacher, Mary Holmes, who doesn't encourage him. Calling for her at the close of school, she is pleased to accompany him to a prayer meeting on board a ship. The minister preaches to the men as Jack Ames, the first mate, and Mary walk off on a tour of the ship. A week elapses and the friendship of Ames and Mary has ripened into love. A party is given the minister and Mary enters with Amos, presenting a bunch of flowers. They leave the parsonage and Ames proposes. Mary agrees and they return to the minister. The request she makes is like a death blow. Stopping all merriment, he performs the ceremony. As everybody leaves he reels in his chair. A year later, Ames, having grown tired of life on land, secures a position as mate on a turpentine carrier. He tells his wife of his plans: she hesitates at first on account of their baby, but after a little persuasion by Ames, she agrees, as he has had little success on land. Shortly after an explosion occurs on board and the ship is enveloped in flames. Mrs. Ames, who has become uneasy at home, is at the water's edge looking out to sea. She sees the ship afire. A second terrific explosion happens, killing all on board. The following day the minister calls upon Mrs. Ames and gently tells her of her husband's death. The following morning she begins to realize her lonely position in life, and looking through the "Want Ads," reads of a position as companion to a wealthy woman to travel abroad. Lost as to what to do with her baby, she thinks of her friend, the minister. Writing a note that her baby is in the way to her livelihood, and for him to take care of it, she pins the note to the baby's dress and carries it to the door of the minister's home. His spinster sister discovers the baby and takes it into her brother's study. Seeing the note they read it. The minister decides to keep the baby. Mrs. Ames, who has witnessed this action from a window outside, leaves with a light heart. Applying for the position she is engaged and leaves for Europe. Five years have elapsed and Mrs. Ames, changed in her stylish attire, calls at the parsonage. The minister's sister fails to recognize her, but goes to her brother and tells him of the woman waiting him. Entering, he is surprised to meet no other than Mary, who immediately asks about her child. The minister realizes he is about to lose his companion, and refuses to give her up. Turning upon him in rage, she demands her baby, at which the minister retorts. She may have her child if she can identify her in the Sunday School. Scanning each baby face in the class of children, Mrs. Ames fails to recognize her child and returning to the parsonage, leaves heartbroken. The minister returns to his class and dismisses the children. Mrs. Ames, who is seated on a bench near the church sobbing, is noticed by two of the Sunday School children, who, in sympathy, come to her. Mary asks one her name and the child is quickly clasped in her mother's embrace. The scene is witnessed by the minister, who comes to them, and, blessing both, goes to his study, where he kneels in prayer of thanks.
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On Her Wedding Day
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MovieJul 11, 1913

On Her Wedding Day

Paul Clark, unable to find work, sends his wife to her …
Paul Clark, unable to find work, sends his wife to her parents. Next morning he reads of his wife being shipwrecked and, upon calling at the dock, he hears that all on board were lost. Paul leaves his boarding house for a nearby lumber camp. He meets Clara Jackson at her father's place and asking her whether he can be put up for the night, Clara induces her father to let Paul stay. Clara is attracted by the stranger and the next morning after breakfast she wins over her father to give him a position. Later, as Paul is working at the saw mill, Clara and he stroll off to the water's edge where Paul tells her of his wife's death. Being in sympathy with him she tries to make Paul forget his grief. In the interim, Paul's wife has been picked up partly demented after an all-night struggle in the water. Jim Croft, a fisherman, brings her to his hut where she is attended by his wife. As the days pass, Paul's wife regains her senses and writes a letter to her husband. A strong love has sprung up between Paul and Clara and while strolling along in the woods, Paul proposes and is accepted. In the meantime, the wife's letter has been returned to her. Feeling this blow, she decides to go to hunt for Paul. Her search is long, but accidentally she picks up a newspaper and reads of her husband's wedding announcement to Clara. Reaching the Jackson's home, she meets Clara in her wedding dress and showing her the newspaper account asks for Paul. Clara, feeling that she is about to lose Paul, pushes her outdoors and chases her off the grounds. Standing in the doorway. Clara sees Paul's wife fall exhausted across the railroad tracks and at the same time espies an approaching train. Clara decides to rescue the wife and is just in time as the train comes rushing by. Bringing her near the house she meets Paul and her father in a buggy ready to leave with Clara for the wedding. Paul is happily surprised to be fondly embraced by his wife. Clara, telling her father to leave her, sadly looks into blank space and, feeling the trying strain, tears her wedding veil, vowing silence to the world.
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Her Husband's Picture
MovieJul 1, 1913

Her Husband's Picture

Bruce Errinton, an artist, is …
Bruce Errinton, an artist, is ordered south because of his weak lungs. He finds lodgings with Dave Halsey, a young southerner. It is not long before Errinton becomes interested in Nell, Dave's pretty young wife, and he takes advantage of her inherent artistic talent to persuade her to go north with him. He is confident that when he gets her away from Dave he can win her. After consistent pressing Nell agrees to go north, but strictly to work at her art. Visiting Bruce's studio she comes across a painting he has made from a sketch of Dave. It brings back her love in stronger force than her desire to paint. A friend gives her the money to get home with, and prevents Bruce from following her. Nell returns home and Dave, finding truth and honesty in her eyes, takes her to his heart again.
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Kidnapping Father
MovieMay 20, 1913

Kidnapping Father

John Worth, a rich old banker, disinherits his son, Robert, …
John Worth, a rich old banker, disinherits his son, Robert, for marrying against his wishes. The boy gets a position as chauffeur with a taxicab company and the next day the father, finding that his car is out of order, calls a taxi and by chance Robert is sent to answer the call. Robert decides to kidnap his father and hold him for ransom. With the aid of two hired thugs he imprisons the old man in a lonely, deserted shack down by the river. He then slips a note under the door reading, "Write your check for a thousand dollars, or we will blow the place up tonight." The father tries to escape through a window but he is too large for the opening and gets wedged in and can't get either out or back into the room. Robert tells his wife of his plan and arranges for her to rescue his father. She does and the old man rewards her with a thousand dollars. He grows very fond of the girl and questions her. She tells him she is married, opens the door and Robert comes in. The father is thunder struck for a moment, but finally collects himself and starts to denounce the boy. The girl intercedes and through fondness for the girl the old man relents and all ends happily.
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A Mock Marriage
MovieMay 9, 1913

A Mock Marriage

John Colby, fortune spoiled and a reckless ne'er-do-well, …
John Colby, fortune spoiled and a reckless ne'er-do-well, on a jaunt to the little town of Westbury, meets Betty Carter, the daughter of Lige Carter, the country grocer. Betty is artlessness personified, and Colby fills her mind with tales of city life, and then leaves her dreaming of gay parties and autos. Upon returning to the city Colby boasts of big conquest to several of his reckless companions. His friends doubt the story. Colby becomes angered and says that he will show them. He loads the party in an auto and speeds out to the cross roads grocery. The party finds Betty at the well and the girl is the recipient of much flattery when Colby introduces all of his friends. The old grocer sees the visitors and the sand of suspicion is blown into his eye. He orders the party away. One of Colby's companions proposes a mock marriage ceremony, and Colby, angry at the girl's father, agrees. The girl is sent for and the preparations made for the pretended ceremony. Old man Carter sees Betty steal away, and, seizing a shot gun, follows. He comes upon the young profligates just as they are going through the ceremony, and as they prepare to take Betty away with them, the old grocer fires, mortally wounding Colby. Betty turns against her father. She has Colby taken to her father's home, where she nurses him back to life. During the interim the city chap has fallen in love with her. This time a real minister is brought into service, and all are made happy, even old Mr. Carter, who is pleased that matters were so easily mended.
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In the Harem of Haschem
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MovieApr 28, 1913

In the Harem of Haschem

Maisara, a collector of …
Maisara, a collector of revenue for Haschem, the caliph, wrongs a widow. She appeals to the caliph, and he orders that Maisara shall repay her a hundredfold and lose his place. Vowing vengeance, Maisara seeks his kinsmen, the tribal spirit being an Arabian characteristic. They counsel with him. and decide that Maisara shall send his daughter, Amina, to the caliph as a peace offering, but in reality that she may assassinate him. She falls in love with Haschem and fails to redeem her promise. Maisara warns her that unless she carries out the undertaking he will do so himself. She throws the dagger from her and this is taken to Maisara by Zied, his cousin. Under pretense of seeing Amina, Maisara gains entrance to the harem, where Haschem is not closely guarded, and where the blow can be struck before help can be summoned. Amina is horror-stricken at his appearance. Her distress is secretly observed by Haschem, who is on guard against the treachery, and takes the dagger from Maisara. On Amina's plea, Maisara's life is saved, and Amina finds happiness in the arms of the caliph.
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Women of the Desert
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MovieMar 31, 1913

Women of the Desert

Assina and Malmama, sisters, love Giafar; he, however, …
Assina and Malmama, sisters, love Giafar; he, however, loves Malmama. Assina tries to win Giafar from her sister, and failing resolves to resort to incantation. She lights a fire, casts poisonous herbs and leaves into the camp pot and prepares the potion. It fails utterly and Malmama and Giafar are happy in their love. Assino is furious and resolves to get rid of her sister-rival by having her abducted and sold at the slave market. She negotiates with a slave dealer, promising to deliver into his hands a woman so beautiful that she shall command a big price and that she, Assina, will also add fifty pieces of gold. By an arrangement with Assina, Masrond's men seize Malmama and carry her off. Assina pretends great agony and concern for the loss of her sister, but she continues to try and fascinate Giafar; he, however, being inconsolable. Malmama is sold at the market to the Caliph's eunuchs, who rejoice that they have secured so beautiful a slave for their royal master's harem. Giafar sees her dragged away but is powerless. He follows the eunuchs to the palace and bribes the chief eunuch to give him a position as gardener in the palace grounds. Malmama is dragged into the harem where Saad ibn Maad, the Caliph, endeavors to kiss her. She struggles and screams. Giafar hears her cries, leaps into the room and drags her from the Caliph's arms. Malmama pleads that they may tell their story of the abduction and their love. Saad grants permission and after hearing the narrative comforts the lovers and gives orders that they be set free.
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The Moonshiner's Wife
MovieMar 24, 1913

The Moonshiner's Wife

Joshua Craig and his …
Joshua Craig and his daughter, Meta, have never seen or been farther than the backwoods of a turpentine camp. One day they set out in their old wagon in search of a new place. Night overtakes them and they put up at John Vance's camp. Vance is impressed with the plain and unsophisticated Meta. A week passes and they are married. Craig is informed of the marriage and is little interested beyond asking money for his share of giving up his daughter, which is doled out to him. He is then ordered to move on and Meta and Vance return to the shack where she becomes more a slave than a wife. Two years elapse and Wilbur Stuart, an acrobat, is finishing his act at the town hall. Julia Swift, one of the town girls, is attracted by Stuart, and as he is leaving the place, attempts to speak to him, but is met with a snub by Stuart. Rushing to her gentleman friend, she tells him that Stuart has insulted her. A fight ensues in which the man is killed by Stuart by a hard blow on the jaw. The sheriff immediately goes on the hunt for the acrobat. Stuart, who has been running, is almost exhausted when he sees Meta at the well. Rushing in upon her he tells her of the affair. The Sheriff and a deputy are closely following. He pleads with Meta to hide him and having aroused the girl's sympathy, they rush off to the still, where Stuart also wins Meta's admiration. The sheriff and deputy come up in front of the shack and question Vance about the acrobat. He is ignorant of what Meta has done and calling her, the men question her, but she answers in the negative. The men call for torches and all go off in search of Stuart, but not until the sheriff has aroused the husband's jealousy through a little flirtation which he carried on with Meta. Remembering her new friend she gets food and clothing and, rushing off to the shack, brings them to Stuart. The men having failed in their search, return to the house. The sheriff decides that they will stay at Vance's for the night, much to the disgust of Vance. The sheriff has been drinking heavily and flirts with Meta, who noticing her husband watching from behind, encourages it. All turn in for the night. Meta, going to her room, is thinking about Stuart. Vance joins her and she feigns being asleep. Looking at her doubtfully he vows to watch, and lying alongside of Meta falls asleep. She rises slowly and passes out of the house, joining Stuart at the still. The sheriff wakes, and, finding the bucket empty, goes to the well. As he is drawing water he feels a shot whiz by him from Vance's bedroom window. Vance having discovered Meta's absence, feels that the sheriff is responsible and shoots. The sheriff is killed and Vance badly wounded. The sheriff's body is discovered by the deputy, who, giving the alarm, continues on the hunt for Stuart. He finally arrests Stuart and Meta as well. Stuart is found guilty, but at the critical moment Vance rushes on and confesses to the murder of the sheriff, and so Meta and Stuart find a soul.
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The Soul of a Rose
MovieMar 10, 1913

The Soul of a Rose

A lovely rose is blooming in the garden. She sees a couple …
A lovely rose is blooming in the garden. She sees a couple of lovers and hears the youth swear that he will love the maiden through life and that their souls shall love in Heaven. A vision appears and the rose pleads that she may have a soul, that she also may live hereafter. The vision sends a soul into the rose, present her with a basket of flowers and instructs her to sell them on the streets and the basket will be filled every morning. The rose becomes a human being. She takes humble lodgings in London, dresses neat, but poorly and goes out to sell the contents of the basket, then goes home to rest. In the morning she again goes forth, making her stand usually on one corner. She soon becomes known and customers come regularly. Jack Bellingham buys a flower every morning and being attracted by her beauty pauses for a few minutes chat. Rose is entranced and one day Jack proposes that she shall meet him for an evening's enjoyment. She has saved a little money and with it she buys a simple white frock and hat. She meets Jack as per appointment and he takes her to an Italian restaurant for dinner after which they go to a theater. On the way home in a cab, Jack encircles her with his arm and she lays her head upon his shoulder. On parting at the door the man takes her in his arms and kisses her passionately. For a few weeks Jack is regular in his visits and attentions, then one Saturday morning he tells Rose that he cannot see her that afternoon as he has to entertain some friends of his mother. The girl is sad and goes to the park, where she sees her lover with two ladies in a carriage. The one is elderly, the other young and beautiful. The girl turns away. The next morning she is not at her post and Jack looks for her in vain. In the evening he goes to the lodging house and the landlady invites him into the parlor and sends the girl to him. She asks who were the ladies. Jack tells her that they were the wife and daughter of his employer and that his mother wants him to marry the girl. Rose asks him if he intends to carry out his mother's wishes. He will not commit himself and when they part Rose refuses to kiss him. She faints and is taken to her room, where she lies ill for weeks. When she becomes convalescent Jack is permitted to visit her in her room. He tells her he cannot live without her and begs her to become his wife. A week or two later there is a modest wedding.
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The Regeneration of Nancy
MovieFeb 14, 1913

The Regeneration of Nancy

John Clancy, a young …
John Clancy, a young ambitious member of the police force, receives a commission to run down a band of thieves. Nancy Batterson's father is the leader of the gang, and she has been brought up absolutely without moral ideas. She has been assisting her father in his "work," but has been suffering from an instinctive revulsion of feeling in helping the gang, and at last fights against her father's wish. When he agrees that the job he wants her to do will be the last one she consents. Meanwhile Clancy has been shadowing a notorious gangster by the name of Jim Hogan and discovers the rendezvous of the thieves. Hogan is in love with Nancy, and after the gang has left the house Hogan tries to force his unwelcome attentions upon Nancy. Clancy, who has entered the house after the departure of the gang, overhears the struggle between Nancy and Hogan and rushes in to save her. Hogan is beaten in the scuffle and escapes to find the gang. Clancy tells who he is, and in turn discovers that she is one of the gang. The gang returns and vows to get Clancy. That night Nancy is forced to go to the house selected for her to rob, and Hogan, fearing some traitorous action on her part, shadows her. Clancy is also on the job and shadows Hogan. Clancy follows Nancy and Hogan into the house and saves Nancy by making her leave before the owner of the house discovers them. Hogan is made the prisoner and Clancy takes them away. He turns the prisoner over to another policeman and goes to Nancy's home to make sure that no harm befalls her. Hogan trips up his captor and escapes to the house, where he surprises Clancy listening to Nancy telling the gang of her failure. The gang drag Clancy into the room and fall upon him, but with Nancy's help he drives them back and escapes with her into the adjoining room. Nancy escapes by the window, while Clancy holds the door until she gets the police. The police rush in just as the gang break down the door of Clancy's barricade. The gang are dragged away and Clancy takes Nancy in his arms and tells her that thereafter he intends being more than just her protector.
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Her Only Son
MovieFeb 12, 1913

Her Only Son

Jack Temple, a young man from the country, ventures to …
Jack Temple, a young man from the country, ventures to the big city and is nearly ruined.
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The Twilight of Her Life
MovieFeb 9, 1913

The Twilight of Her Life

Mr. and Mrs. Willis and two …
Mr. and Mrs. Willis and two daughters live contentedly. The older girl Lillian is engaged to a young man who, after asking her hand in marriage of her parents, leaves for the city. Sometime later the mother, who is an invalid, dies, and leaves the younger girl as a sacred charge to Lillian. The young man returns from the city, but Lillian will not marry him, telling him that her duty is with her father and sister. He leaves despondent. Years later May, the younger sister, has grown to womanhood, and they walk to the last resting place of their mother and father. May has a sweetheart, and he asks the elder sister for her hand in marriage. She consents, on the condition that they will make their home with her and they do so. Two years later May is the mother of a lovely baby, and her life is very happy, while Lillian by the fireside, dreams of what might have been. In the city, her girlhood lover dreams, too, and of her. One evening, Lillian is sitting out in the yard, and in the house, the younger sister is singing a lullaby to her baby. The light shines from the open window on her face, showing a longing infinitely sad. To her side comes the girlhood lover from the city, and he too, sees the picture over her shoulder. When Lillian turns, she finds herself in the arms of the man she has loved through years.
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The Lost Note
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MovieFeb 3, 1913

The Lost Note

Jennie, a poor girl, and Mrs. Manning, her blind mother, …
Jennie, a poor girl, and Mrs. Manning, her blind mother, are ignored by the people in the village in which they live, and the mother and daughter are reduced to abject poverty. The girl tries to get food on credit, but is refused. The new minister, who has just arrived in town, tries to help the girl by giving her money, but being proud, she refuses it. After two futile attempts, the minister drops a five-dollar bill purposely where the girl will find it. The girl finds the money and buys food with the rest of the money after the settlement of her bill. The interest heightens when the landlord loses a five-dollar bill near Mrs. Manning's home while calling for rent. The poor girl is arrested for stealing money. She, however, is rescued from the village jail by the minister and his sister. They take Jennie to her home, where the money belonging to the landlord is found by Billy, the town half-wit, who has befriended the girl, and who accompanies her home with the minister and sister. The girl's innocence is proven and the landlord's lost bill is recovered.
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1912
Madeleine's Christmas
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MovieDec 17, 1912

Madeleine's Christmas

Hermann Von Schultz …
Hermann Von Schultz plays the first violin at the Pikes Opera House, Cincinnati. In the ballet there is a young French girl, Marguerite Ne Moyer. Her father has been dead two years and her mother is employed as a forewoman in a department store. Marguerite has a fair voice, and the violinist takes great pleasure in instructing her when opportunity permits. One night on leaving the store Marguerite's mother is knocked down by a wagon, and receives injuries from which in a few days she dies. At last Herman summons up courage and proposes marriage. Marguerite accepts him. A year passes and there comes a baby girl. The wife is frequently visited by her female theatrical chums, who continually remind her that she has tied herself to a man of small quality. They describe pictures of what her life might he if she were free. The poison weeds are sown, and one day, Marguerite leaves her home, husband and child and goes to New York to join a local company at an excellent salary. Five years pass and Hermann, broken-hearted, has moved to Milwaukee and working, his only comfort is the child, little Madeleine. He goes to the theater every performance to play and locks the child in, placing the key in a flowerpot outside of the window so that she can get it in case of emergency. It is Christmas Eve and a snow blizzard is raging, but Herman must go to work. He puts the child to bed and leaving the house puts the key in the flowerpot. Presently a knock is heard at the door. Madeleine, who is in bed in the next room, thinks that it is Santa Clans and calls out that the key is in the flowerpot. A woman appears at the window; she gets the key and lets herself in. It is the mother, bedraggled and starving. The child cannot resist the temptation to peek in and see Santa Claus. She sees the woman and tells her she has no right to come into the house. The mother pleads for protection as the storm will kill her if she is driven out. Madeleine tells her that her father will not allow any woman in the house, but after much persuasion tells the woman she may go upstairs and sleep in the attic. The mother embraces the child, who again goes to bed. The storm is so bad that the theater cannot open and Hermann returns. Madeleine had again replaced the key in the flowerpot and the violinist comes in and sits down in front of the fire. Madeleine creeps in and again persuades him to play the favorite tune. The mother upstairs hears the violin and commences to sing the refrain. Hermann hears it and demands of the child who is upstairs. The child replies that it is a woman. Hermann recognizes the voice, he rushes in and brings his long lost wife out. She has returned, as he knew she would. The mother embraces the child frantically, then puts her to bed again. The scene, closes as Hermann tells Marguerite to go and get one of the child's stockings. They nail it on the mantel piece and Hermann goes to a bureau drawer and gets a lot of toys that he has laid in. The two fill the stockings, then sit down by the fire as Hermann fills up his pipe and takes his repentant wife to his arms.
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The Good for Nothing
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MovieNov 18, 1912

The Good for Nothing

Having failed at literature in the city, Dick Evans returns …
Having failed at literature in the city, Dick Evans returns home to take up farm work again. His father sneers at his wasted career, and his mother, Rosabel, and the minister are his only comforters. Rosabel is his sweetheart, and postmaster Jordan's daughter. Her father hears of Dick's return, and when Dick goes to see Rosabel he is shown the door. Dick later passes the office of the "Citizen," a newspaper. The plant is for sale cheap. Rev. John Brower lends Dick the money to buy the plant. To the surprise of his father and the postmaster, Dick becomes an editor. Dick "gets back" at his father and the postmaster. The latter wants another term, and Dick suggests in an editorial that what the town needs is another postmaster. Dick's father runs for Mayor. Dick decides to run against him. Dick has paid back his debt to the minister, and is ready to marry Rosabel. He makes his election sure by getting the trolley people to run an electric line into the town, instead of passing through a rival village. Then Dick goes to the minister with an advance copy of the "Citizen," and discloses his climax. Brower reads the editorial and approves with delight. Rosabel's father reads it and grabbing his hat, drags Rosabel to the Evans farmhouse. Dick's father is despondent because Dick is going to "beat him out" at the election, but Jordan shows him the paper and his gloom is turned to joy. Dick has resigned from the mayoralty campaign in favor of his father, and also has turned in favor of the present postmaster. And it is all over but the wedding ceremony.
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At the Rainbow's End
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MovieNov 12, 1912

At the Rainbow's End

John Lee, son of a country grocer, hates his sordid …
John Lee, son of a country grocer, hates his sordid life. His life contains one golden day of romance, a day of Arcadian love spent with Elane, a futile rebel against her fate, for she is married to a man she loathes, to whom she has been literally sold by her cold and grasping mother. John marries a girl of his own station, pretty at first, but soon growing into a nagging woman. He is poor with nothing of beauty in life but his dreams of Elane. Elane also dreams of her one day of romance, and when free, a widow, she searches for and finds John Lee. Still a rebel against fate, Elane determines to possess the lover of her dreams. He responds to the lure of her love, and neither realizing that their passion is but the impersonal yearning of their dreams, they prepare to flee together. At the last instant they are awakened to the obligations of realities, and realize the implacability of destiny, an incident, pathetic in its quintessence of the commonplace, shows them that they have been chasing a rainbow, at the end of which is no casket of gold.
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When Father Had His Way
MovieSep 18, 1912

When Father Had His Way

Billy Ware is in love with …
Billy Ware is in love with Kitty Devoe. On his way to the park to keep a tryst with Kitty, he steps on the tender toes of a middle-aged gentleman, who declines to accept Billy's apologies. Passing on, Billy meets Kitty, proposes and is accepted. The two go off to Kitty's home in order that Billy may meet Kitty's parents, who are as yet strangers to him. Billy is impressing Mrs. Devoe with his good manners when Kitty's father appears. He proves to be the irascible gentleman on whose toes Billy trod in the park. After Billy has gone Kitty tries to pacify her father, but with no success. Kitty goes to Billy's home and explains matters to him. Billy's sister has a scheme and suggests a plan to bring Kitty's father to time. Following her suggestion, Kitty returns home and informs her parents that Billy has thrown her over. Mr. Devoe is at first pleased, but when Kitty refuses to eat, he gets uneasy, and finally decides that since he started the trouble he will end it by hunting Billy up and compelling him to marry Kitty. Billy is elated to find that Kitty's father has risen to the bait, but to carry out the bluff refuses his demand. Mr. Devoe then uses a more forceful argument in the shape of a six-shooter, and marches Billy off to the city clerk's office for a marriage license, then to a jeweler's for a ring, and finally to secure a clergyman. Kitty has been advised by telephone of the turn of events and is ready when the three arrive. Billy acts with aversion to the proceedings. As soon as they are married, however, he changes front, kisses Kitty and astonishes his father-in-law by embracing him warmly.
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The Shepherd's Flute
MovieJul 25, 1912

The Shepherd's Flute

Allan Steele is the youngest boy of a family of sturdy …
Allan Steele is the youngest boy of a family of sturdy mountaineers. On account of his youth he is assigned the position of Shepherd and his joyful pastime is playing on the flute. One day, Ruth Winton, daughter of an aristocratic family, wanders near the pasture grounds and hears the music of Allan's flute. She becomes enthralled and makes daily trips to the hills. Finally she gets acquainted. The boy holds her spellbound with his art. The vacation being over. Ruth and her mother return to the city, and the dream of love is over. Some years pass and the young lady looks upon the incident as a dream that has passed. In the meantime Allan, who cannot forget, goes to the big city to find his sweetheart. He wanders around bewildered and is almost at the point of starvation when he thinks of the flute and plays on the street for money. He is soon discovered by an impresario, who recognizes the boy's art and takes him in charge, resolving to place him before the world. The debut takes place at a fashionable function where nobility are gathered. In the meantime, Ruth has by her mother been betrothed to the Earl of Norocks, and it is to be made public that night. The Earl is there and has led Ruth to the conservatory to talk of the engagement. During the tete-a-tete Ruth's ear catches the sound of one of the weird refrains that had charmed her in her romance. She rushes to the salon and there finds the handsome shepherd boy, the idol of the assembly. Regardless of conventionality she throws herself into his arms. The romance is explained to the guests, who are delighted. The Earl shows himself to be a good loser and all are happy.
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The Choir of Densmore
MovieJun 17, 1912

The Choir of Densmore

Nellie Perry, with her …
Nellie Perry, with her husband and little son of three months, lived in the city and had a hard struggle suppressing poverty. They were, however, fairly happy until Perry was killed. The mother seeks employment, but cannot find a position where the child can be admitted. Mrs. Grace Parker, her aunt, hears of Nellie's sad condition and offers her a home ill the country. The aunt is a member of the village church, and one day the Rev. Dr. Belden calls, and hearing a sweet voice accompanied by the organ, inquires as to who is singing. Being introduced, he persuades Nellie to join the choir and is duly introduced and installed. Her wonderful voice, however, causes a jealousy among the other women, and especially when a delegation from a country town pays a visit and raves over the little widow's singing. The gossips of the choir get busy and, without making due inquiry, begin to question Nellie's past life. A Mrs. Harcourt is among the visitors and recognizes the sweet singer as one who called upon her some time ago for employment, and then carried a child. The choir is up in arms and the next time Nellie reports for rehearsal, she is told she is no longer wanted and is practically driven from the church. The same night Nellie enters the church after dark and prays for strength to withstand the ordeal. The minister enters and finds her kneeling. Taking her to his home he hears her story. This he reports to the congregation, which fills the choir with remorse and they ask forgiveness, which is readily given.
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Fire and Straw
MovieJun 12, 1912

Fire and Straw

Mary Light, the minister's daughter, expresses a …
Mary Light, the minister's daughter, expresses a wish to become a settlement worker. Her father, the Rev. Alfred Light, consents and permits his daughter to go, placing her under the charge of Mrs. Block. Mrs. Block resigns and Mary is placed in charge. She visits a rendezvous for toughs, called "Jake's Place," and there meets Jack Burr, a wicked, but handsome young man. Mary's heart thumps while she is under his gaze, and she falls in love. Jack seeing that he has impressed her, resolves to take advantage. Jack calls at her office with wicked intentions, but soon realizes that he loves her and confesses it. Mary refuses to listen, but tells him that if he really loves her he must reform and, although he promises, he finds the task too hard toward that end. On another visit to his place, Mary overhears Jack planning to commit a robbery. She goes to her father for advice, but he is at a loss. Then an idea occurs to her. Taking her father with her, she goes to the president of the firm and succeeds in getting permission to try their plan. Mary dresses in a flowing white robe, leaves her hair loose and gets inside of the vault, leaving the door ajar while the president and minister hide under a table. In a few minutes Jack and his pal enter, and drawing the shades, light a light, which falls upon the vault. They are surprised to see the vault open and when Jack opens the door he sees Mary pointing her finger at him. Thinking it to be an apparition, the two burglars rush from the office. The next morning Jack relates his experience to Mary and swears that he will reform. Two months later Mary is seen at her home and Jack, neatly dressed, brings a bouquet. He shows her a letter from his employer, informing him of a promotion. He asks Mary if she will accept him, which she does.
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Honor and the Sword
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MovieMay 18, 1912

Honor and the Sword

Tom Sage, son of a millionaire, is honorably courting …
Tom Sage, son of a millionaire, is honorably courting Judith Dexter, a clever actress. One day, waiting for her at the stage door after rehearsal, he hears a commotion inside and forcing his way in finds that Leon Martel, the fencing master, has insulted his sweetheart, upon which he promptly knocks the offender down and takes Judith away. He then proposes that they get married and that she shall quit the stage. The actress consents and they forthwith go to a minister, Randolph Sage. Tom's father being informed, is furious; he throws his son adrift and tells him to go out and make a living for his fortune hunting wife. Tom secures a position with a jewelry firm as bookkeeper at a moderate salary, and is well liked by his employers. Figuring up expenses they find that the salary is hardly sufficient, and after a while Judith induces her husband to permit her to open a school for fencing, an art at which she is an expert. Tom unwillingly consents. One day the firm has a call to send some valuable jewelry to a customer and Tom is entrusted with the errand. At the depot he meets a friend and introduces his wife. For a moment he forgets the bag which is on a seat. Martel is there and sees them. With the desire to get square for the blow struck, and seeing the bag, opens it, abstracts the diamonds and the letter of introduction. Tom reports the loss to the firm and they give him five hours to recover or be arrested. Martel visits the house and offers to give up the jewels if Judith will go with him. The wife hands him a rapier and offers to fight him for her husband's honor and her own. Judith forces the fight, but for a while Martel has the best of it, finally Judith disarms him. She seizes the diamonds and drives the fencing master from the house. Tom's father seeing the affair, and admiring his daughter-in-law, forgives all and they are reunited.
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A New Beginning
MovieApr 22, 1912

A New Beginning

Calvert and Mildred Cole love each other, but have lived …
Calvert and Mildred Cole love each other, but have lived five years the wrong way. He leaves for his office with no word of good-bye, leaving his wife ill and blue. The bookkeeper comes in late and seems much worried. Mr. Cole tells him to take the books home in the evening and balance them. Mr. Cole goes home for dinner and dines alone, his wife being out. Just as he leaves she returns. A messenger brings her a note, which reads, "My dear Mrs. Cole: Will you go to No. ___ 8th St. and take some fruit, etc., for a charity patient of mine. I am really too ill to go. Would thank you so much. Yours, etc." She goes, and finds a young couple, the husband sick and the wife out at work. The wife returns and is very tender to her husband. She shows Mrs. Cole some very tiny garments and it seems to awaken something long dead in her. She goes home and dresses for a ball and leaves. The bookkeeper goes home without the books, and Mr. Cole decides to take them to him. He finds the bookkeeper's little girl very sick, and he also finds patience, love and tenderness there. He leaves the books and goes home. His wife is out and he goes to the club. He becomes restless there, and returns home, and sits before the open fireplace and goes to sleep. Mrs. Cole does not enjoy herself as much as in the past. She also returns home, and finding him asleep, leans over, after much hesitation, and kisses him. In doing so, she drops her bouquet, and he waking later, finds it. She coming back into the room, sees him press it to his lips. She kneels by his side and he hugs her.
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The Reformation of Kid Hogan
MovieApr 8, 1912

The Reformation of Kid Hogan

Kid Hogan is a claimant for …
Kid Hogan is a claimant for the light weight championship. His sweetheart, Nell Simpson, a factory girl, begs him to give up the fight game and settle down to some steady business, but Hogan indignantly refuses and continues in his way. He has a big fight on hand and wins out with "200 Bucks." Full of pride he bursts into Nell's room to find her weeping over the body of her mother, which lays dead upon the bed. The situation is too strained and the poor girl, in a towering rage, orders Hogan from the house. The next day he got drunk and kept it up as long as the $200 lasted. One night he mixed in the crowd listening to the Salvation Army. His bleary eyes could scarcely recognize the faces in the semi-darkness, but one girl impressed him and he pleaded for help. It was his old sweetheart, now Captain Nell Simpson. She took him in hand and soon brought about the reformation of Kid Hogan.
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His Mistake
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MovieFeb 14, 1912

His Mistake

Mary is the daughter of a well-to-do boarding-house keeper. …
Mary is the daughter of a well-to-do boarding-house keeper. Jim is a young man in fairly good circumstances. Lillian DeVere is a star playing a one-night stand town in which Mary's mother keeps the boarding-house. The parents are old friends of Lillian's and Mabel and John are her former pals and acquaintances. Jim and Mary are betrothed, he puts a ring on her finger. Lillian arrives at the boarding-house and asks for board, meets Jim, sees that there is no room at the table. Jim offers her his seat. Lillian being intensely interesting and fascinating, interests Jim, much to Mary's disgust. In the course of time Jim marries Lillian DeVere. Mary, alone in her bedroom, broken-hearted looks out of her window and watches the marriage ceremony between Jim and Lillian in the house next door, which he has rented as his future home. In the course of five years Lillian becomes tired of her domestic duties; a little child of four years annoys her so much she longs for the bright lights and the gaiety of her former companions. She dresses herself and meets her old sweetheart and friends for a dinner party, after which they go for an automobile ride to a country club. The chauffeur losing control of the auto, it overturns and Lillian is killed. In the meantime Mary, hearing Jim's child crying in the house next door, enters and finds that it is hungry, gets food and milk and feeds it. After Lillian's death Jim is trying to keep house for himself, but Mary steps in daily and attends to the housework and takes care of the child. Jim seeing this, realizes what he has missed in all these years and taking Mary in his arms all ends happily.
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Tricked Into Happiness
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MovieFeb 7, 1912

Tricked Into Happiness

Dick Walton, a …
Dick Walton, a superintendent of the Robson Shoe Factory, is in love with Mildred Mason, the stenographer. Mildred had promised to marry Dick. Jane, Mildred's older sister, is also secretly in love with Dick. Will Emmet, traveling salesman for the Robson concern, is also in love with Mildred. While Dick is examining a machine he is struck in the head and blinded. He is taken to the Mason home where he boards. Will Emmet calls to see how Dick is, and persuades Mildred to elope with him. Dick calls for Mildred and Jane finds Mildred's letter in which she wrote that she could never marry a blind man. She impersonates Mildred and answers his call. Dick asks her if she loves him enough to marry a blind man. Jane consents and they are married. A year has passed very happily and a little babe has arrived to cheer Dick and Jane. Robson has given Dick a pension and has also tried to have his sight restored. In the meantime Mildred is paying the price for treachery as she learns, too late, the man she has married is a gambler. A Mildred returns home noted eye specialist has arrived, and through the efforts of old man Robson, an operation is decided upon. This is successful and as the bandage is about to be removed, Jane hides behind the portieres. Mildred, who has just arrived, stands in amazement, and as Dick looks around he sees Mildred and clasps her in his arms. Mrs. Mason brings Jane from her hiding place and tells Dick of all Jane's noble sacrifices and of Mildred's treachery. Dick listens in amazement and awakened to Jane's unselfishness, clasps her to his heart, while Mildred stands with bowed head.
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Her Uncle's Consent
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MovieJan 15, 1912

Her Uncle's Consent

Professor Pettingill has the reputation of being a …
Professor Pettingill has the reputation of being a woman hater, and above all, a chorus girl being his chief aversion. He has a niece of whom he is appointed guardian, with the understanding that she shall not marry without her uncle's consent. Strolling out one day, he passed the stage door of a theater, and a number of chorus girls prancing out, cause the professor much confusion. Quite innocently, he follows behind one, who on reaching a door of a restaurant, drops some bundles, one being a package of photos. Of course, simply in politeness, he picks the packages up, but the girl being very pretty, the professor cannot resist the temptation to follow her into the lunch room, and invites her to sit at his table. The girl gives him one of her photos, and he conducts her back to the stage door, where he is introduced to one Harry Meyers, a "Matinee Idol." A few days later, the professor's niece is also introduced to Meyers by some girlfriends, end an attachment results. The professor and the chorus girl get along very nicely. One day they are strolling in the park and encounter Meyers and the niece. The professor induces his companion to hide behind the bushes and he proceeds to arraign the "Matinee Idol" and takes his niece home. Later Meyers and the niece surprise the professor and his chorus lady. In his embarrassment he rushes the young woman out upon the balcony and fastens the window. It then starts to rain. The niece draws attention to a feather boa on the table and Meyers recognizes it as belonging to Dotty Twinklefoot. Each couple have to admit their attachments, and the uncle gives his consent to the inevitable.
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1911
My Brother Agostino
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MovieNov 20, 1911

My Brother Agostino

Tomasino was a splendid waiter in a popular Italian …
Tomasino was a splendid waiter in a popular Italian restaurant. His earnings were not large, but they were sufficient to support a cozy and happy little home. But Tomasino grew ill. The doctors looked at him and shook their heads. He was too sick to work and probably would not live long. He talked over the situation with his little wife, Rosiana. Instead of despairing, she bravely cheered him up. She thought over the situation and finally she had an inspiration. She dressed up in men's clothes and presented herself at the restaurant as Agostino, brother of Tomasino. Thus she did her husband's work and made money to live and to buy medicine. Now Rosa, a dancer, having left her lazy good-for-nothing husband met the supposed Agostino and fell madly in love. Rosa's husband discovered her infatuation and, filled with true Sicilian jealousy, determined to cut his rival to pieces. Everything was ready for a real tragedy, when it was averted in a strange and surprising manner, which must be seen to be appreciated, and the whole thrilling plot comes to a happy ending.
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A Newsboy's Luck
MovieNov 16, 1911

A Newsboy's Luck

Turned out of his home by his drunken father. Joe found …
Turned out of his home by his drunken father. Joe found shelter in a newsboy's home. One day while selling papers on the street, he saw a moving picture company rehearsing a scene that required a newsboy. Joe was drafted for the job and did his part with such ability that the director asked him to call at the studio. On Joe's way home he was run over by an automobile and taken to the hospital. It took him six months to recover. During that time his father had died and his mother had secured a position as governess in a wealthy family. Unable to find his mother at his old home, Joe remembered the kind director and went to the studio, where he was welcomed and given a position. One day the company secured permission to take pictures on the grounds of a beautiful mansion. While they were taking a scene an elderly lady rustled up and clasped Joe in her arms. It was his mother. Thus happily reunited they set up their little home.
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The Scandal Mongers
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MovieOct 23, 1911

The Scandal Mongers

Ethel Gerhart had long been jealous and envious of the …
Ethel Gerhart had long been jealous and envious of the popularity of Norrine Lucas, who was unselfish and winning in her ways. When the two went to the same private school their respective dispositions quickly gained the same reputations that they had at home. Finally Ethel conceived a plan to discredit Norrine. She contrived that a sum of money should be taken from a girl's room and hidden among Norrine's belongings. When it was discovered, of course. Norrine was in disgrace and was expelled. Ethel took good care that the scandal was spread at home through the agency of her mother, who was a past mistress of the art. The truth was finally brought out by a young evangelist, who was attracted to Norrine. He preached a sermon which powerfully effected Ethel. She jumped up hysterically and declared her sinister plot. Norrine became the minister's wife.
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Her Inspiration
MovieSep 23, 1911

Her Inspiration

Love and ambition struggled in the heart of Ruth …
Love and ambition struggled in the heart of Ruth Cameron, a mountain girl. Love bade her be the wife of Jack, a sturdy backwoodsman; ambition bade her go to the great art centers of the world and when Dick Latham on a hunting trip saw her and asked her to be his wife, she finally consented, leaving Jack heart-broken. They eloped and Ruth send back a note telling where she had gone, tied to the neck of her faithful collie. Within a year Latham had tired of his young wife and her ambitions. He was the kind of fellow that didn't try to conceal his aversion. After he has deserted her, Ruth had visions of the happy days in the mountains with Jack. With this inspiration she painted a picture which took first prize at a great art exhibition and made her famous. She immediately started for home. On the train she read a newspaper account of the death of her husband. At the old homestead she was received with open arms by her parents. Faithful Jack forgave her and received her with the fullness of his manly heart.
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1889
Ormi Hawley
BirthFebruary 1889

Ormi Hawley

Ormi Hawley was born.
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