Irish-Born American Actor

Owen Moore

  • Dec 12, 1886 - Jun 09, 1939 (age 52)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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1939
Owen Moore
PersonalJune 1939

Owen Moore

Owen Moore passed away.
1937
A Star Is Born
MovieApr 20, 1937

A Star Is Born

A starlet travels to Hollywood in search of fame in the original …
A starlet travels to Hollywood in search of fame in the original 1937 film. She befriends a former leading man who is now past his prime and struggling with alcoholism. He helps her reach her dreams as his fade away.
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1933
A Man of Sentiment
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MovieSep 15, 1933

A Man of Sentiment

A man and woman fall in love at first sight, but everyone in …
A man and woman fall in love at first sight, but everyone in their universe tries to keep them apart except one old fool with a sentimental heart.
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She Done Him Wrong
MovieJan 27, 1933

She Done Him Wrong

New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more …
New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine, unfortunately one of them is a vicious criminal who's escaped and is on the way to see "his" girl, not realizing she hasn't exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings, a local temperance league leader, though.
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1932
As You Desire Me
MovieMay 28, 1932

As You Desire Me

Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is …
Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara is actually Maria, the wife of his close friend Bruno. Maria, Tony claims, had her memory destroyed during a World War I invasion ten years ago. Zara doesn't remember but leaves with Tony to Salter's dismay. Bruno, now an officer in the Italian army, tries to coax Maria's memory back on his large estate. No one is really sure if Zara is Maria, and when Salter shows up with a mental case that he claims is the real Maria, everyone on Bruno's estate is desperately searching for the truth.
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1931
Hush Money
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MovieJul 5, 1931

Hush Money

Hush Money is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy-drama …
Hush Money is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy-drama film featuring Joan Bennett, Hardie Albright, Owen Moore, Myrna Loy, and George Raft. The movie was directed by Sidney Lanfield.
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Stout Hearts and Willing Hands
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MovieJun 15, 1931

Stout Hearts and Willing Hands

This Masquers short (the first …
This Masquers short (the first of the series) is a parody of every old-time melodrama that trod the stages or graced the silver screen...Our Nell...the Old Folks at Home...the Old Homestead...the Villain holding the Mortgage...the pure-as-snow Hero with IDEALs...and the Old Saw Mill with the Heroine tied to a log rapidly approaching the the Old (but sharp) Buzz Saw. All with the Keystone Kops thrown in.
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1930
Extravagance
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MovieOct 10, 1930

Extravagance

Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and …
Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and daughters of millionaires, although Alice's mother has impoverished herself to provide Alice with the luxuries she expects as her right. Mom blows what's left of her fortune to provide the best trousseau that money can buy when Alice marries Fred Garlan, and then wishes Fred lots of luck. Now, Alice is trying to coax Fred into buying her a new sable coat - all of her friends are sporting them - while Fred is busily trying to borrow enough money to keep his business afloat. This marriage business certainly isn't working out like living-with-Mom, and Alice just doesn't know how she can be seen if she isn't wearing a new sable coat. But, help is lurking just around the corner in the form of a sleaze-ball named Morrell. He's a stock-broker and he is a bachelor and he enjoys the benefits of married life by making available sable coats to little brides who are in dire need of one and whose husbands can't meet their needs. But the wives can meet Morrell's needs. Soon, Fred is asking lots of snooping questions of his new bride, such as where did you get that new sable coat? Fred has doubts that Alice caught and skinned a sable in their back yard.
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Outside the Law
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MovieSep 18, 1930

Outside the Law

Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang …
Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now.
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What a Widow!
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MovieAug 13, 1930

What a Widow!

Widowed for a year, Tamarind Brooks sails for Paris in …
Widowed for a year, Tamarind Brooks sails for Paris in search of romance and adventure. Aboard ship she meets many socialites, among them, Gerry Morgan, a successful young lawyer; Victor, an alcoholic nightclub dancer; and his partner and wife, Valli, who plans to divorce him in Paris to marry Ivan Bastikoff, a Russian violinist. Although Tam encourages many men, it is Gerry who falls in love and proposes marriage; however, she rejects him. In Paris, Tam leases the modernistic town house of the Marquise de la Fousbouget, who arranges for her to meet tout Paris, including José, a Spanish baritone with whom she has a fling while arranging for Valli's divorce. Tam and Gerry separate as the result of an argument and cause a fight between Bastikoff and José. After a spree with Victor, Tam passes out, and the next morning, assuming something physical happened, she agrees to marry him; then, realizing her error, she joins Gerry aboard a Dornier D-OX bound for New York, and they are married as the plane flies over the Statue of Liberty and Broadway.
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1929
Side Street
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MovieSep 8, 1929

Side Street

Three successful Irish brothers cross paths in a very …
Three successful Irish brothers cross paths in a very unexpected way.
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High Voltage
MovieJun 29, 1929

High Voltage

A busload of passengers gets stranded in a snowstorm and …
A busload of passengers gets stranded in a snowstorm and take refuge in an abandoned church, where they run into a mysterious man who may be on the run from the law.
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1928
The Actress
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MovieApr 28, 1928

The Actress

A theatrical troupe from the west end of London loses its …
A theatrical troupe from the west end of London loses its leading lady (Rose Trelawny) when she goes off to marry a rich young man from the other side of town (Arthur Gower). The rest of the play deals with the budding romance and trials and tribulations of their love, as well as the changing face of late-19th-century theatre.
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1927
Becky
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MovieNov 12, 1927

Becky

Becky is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by John …
Becky is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by John P. McCarthy starring Sally O'Neil and Owen Moore.
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The Red Mill
MovieJan 29, 1927

The Red Mill

Tina works as a barmaid at the Red Mill Tavern and is at the …
Tina works as a barmaid at the Red Mill Tavern and is at the mercy of volatile and bad tempered owner, Willem. Dennis is a visitor to the area and Tina soon falls in love with him. Dennis doesn't share her feeling and leaves only to return later on. He becomes interested in Gretchen, the Burgomaster's daughter. However, Gretchen, about to enter into an arranged marriage with the Governor, is in love with Captain Jacop Van Goop. Tina and Gretchen enter into an elaborate masquerade in order to be with the men they each love.
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1926
The Road to Mandalay
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MovieJun 26, 1926

The Road to Mandalay

A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty …
A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty years after leaving her as an infant.
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Money Talks
MovieMay 10, 1926

Money Talks

Sam Starling is invariably confident of his future, despite the fact …
Sam Starling is invariably confident of his future, despite the fact that he is deep in debt, his wife is about to leave him over his failure to provide for the family, and his inventive money-making schemes always fall flat. When Sam sees his wife on board a luxury yacht being romanced by the captain, he sneaks aboard dressed as a woman and tries to lure the captain, who is really a liquor smuggler, away from his wife.
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The Blackbird
MovieJan 11, 1926

The Blackbird

Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love …
Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.
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1925
The Parasite
MovieJan 20, 1925

The Parasite

Arthur Randall becomes prosperous after divorcing …
Arthur Randall becomes prosperous after divorcing his wife, Laura, and she now attempts unsuccessfully to win him back. Randall's son becomes ill, and he engages Joan Laird and her mother to care for the boy. Society misunderstands, and Joan is branded as a parasite. Laura kidnaps the boy, Bertie, and Joan gives chase. Laura's car goes over a cliff, and she is killed. Bertie survives the crash, however, and he and Joan attempt to find their way to a refuge. They become lost in the hills, and Joan manages to keep Bertie from dying until rescue comes. Randall then marries Joan.
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1921
Katherine Perry
MarriageJuly 1921

Katherine Perry

Katherine Perry (January 5, 1897 – October 14, 1983) was an …
Katherine Perry (January 5, 1897 – October 14, 1983) was an American stage and film actress. She appeared in 36 films between 1920 and 1936.
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1920
The Poor Simp
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MovieAug 20, 1920

The Poor Simp

Melville Carruthers finally decides to propose to his girlfriend …
Melville Carruthers finally decides to propose to his girlfriend Grace and sets out for her house, but gets a sudden attack of shyness and stops in at a café to calm himself. A fight erupts and Melville is knocked out. He wakes up in his room the following day with a young "cabaret girl" taking care of him. Just at that time Grace and her father stop by, and Melville is unable to explain who the girl is and why she's there. Complications ensue.
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1916
A Coney Island Princess
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MovieDec 4, 1916

A Coney Island Princess

A Coney Island Princess is a …
A Coney Island Princess is a lost 1916 silent film comedy-drama directed by Dell Henderson and starring Irene Fenwick. It is based on the play Princess Zim-Zim by Edward Sheldon. This film marked Fenwick's debut for the Famous Players Film Company, and was partly filmed on location at Coney Island.
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1915
'Twas Ever Thus
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MovieSep 23, 1915

'Twas Ever Thus

'Twas Ever Thus is a 1915 American drama silent film …
'Twas Ever Thus is a 1915 American drama silent film directed by Hobart Bosworth, written by Elsie Janis, and starring Elsie Janis, Hobart Bosworth, Owen Moore, Myrtle Stedman, Harry Ham, and Helen Wolcott. It was released on September 23, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.
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Mabel Lost and Won
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MovieJun 3, 1915

Mabel Lost and Won

Mabel has just gotten engaged during a housewarming party …
Mabel has just gotten engaged during a housewarming party of which her mother is the hostess. When an annoying party guest persuades Mabel to dance with him, Mabel hurries through the dance and then goes to look for her fiancé, only to discover him caressing another woman. Her fiancé finds not only Mabel, but also her mother, very displeased, and not inclined to believe his explanation.
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Mistress Nell
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MovieJan 1, 1915

Mistress Nell

Nell Gwynne ( Mary Pickford ) and King Charles II ( Owen …
Nell Gwynne ( Mary Pickford ) and King Charles II ( Owen Moore ) fall in love after meeting at a fox hunt. Nell soon learns the jealous Duchess of Portsmouth ( Ruby Hoffman ) is a spy and conspiring with the Duke of Buckingham to place Charles at the mercy of the King of France. Nell boldly disguises herself as a fashionable young blade and wins the confidence of the Duchess. Now entrusted with the delivery of important documents, she makes sure they go to the King of England rather than the King of France. Now, Nell has the last laugh on the traitorous Duchess.
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1914
Cinderella
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MovieDec 28, 1914

Cinderella

Though mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, …
Though mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.
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The Escape
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MovieJun 1, 1914

The Escape

A dramatic comparison between the mating habits of animals …
A dramatic comparison between the mating habits of animals and the way humans choose their own partners.
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Home, Sweet Home
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MovieMay 14, 1914

Home, Sweet Home

John Howard Payne at his most miserable point in life, writes …
John Howard Payne at his most miserable point in life, writes a song which becomes popular and inspires other people at some point in their lives.
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The Battle of the Sexes
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MovieApr 12, 1914

The Battle of the Sexes

Frank Andrews is a …
Frank Andrews is a successful businessman. He has always found pride and joy in the company of his wife, son and daughter. He suddenly finds himself enthralled by the advances of a gay young woman siren, who lives in the same apartment house as he does. So marked an influence does she have over him as time progresses that at last he quite forgets his home ties, neglects his family, and goes the way of many other men who have forgotten the meaning of paternity and blood ties. The story is advanced through many scenes enacted with the accompanying notes of New York's night life, and the denouement comes when the faithful wife discovers her husband's infidelity. At this time the mother's mind nearly loses balance, while Jane, the beautiful daughter, crazed by the grief of her mother, determines to take part in the tragedy. With revolver in hand she steals up to the apartment of the woman, but her frail nature is overcome by the temperamental anger of the woman and her mission fails. However, the errand is not fraught with failure for the father, coming in at this moment, finds his daughter being made love to by the sweetheart of the young woman, and realizes the road upon which he has traveled. When he confronts his daughter and says, "You, my daughter, what are you doing here?" The daughter answers, "My father, what are you doing here?" The realization is brought home to the father's mind that the law of moral ethics that governs a woman's life necessarily governs that of wan as well. Reformation comes in his character. He takes his daughter away with him and together they go back to their home of happiness and content.
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1913
Caprice
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MovieNov 10, 1913

Caprice

A wealthy young man's marriage to a mountain girl he meets …
A wealthy young man's marriage to a mountain girl he meets while hunting is disastrous until she abandons him and later reappears incognito as a tutored and sophisticated woman.
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1911
The Courting of Mary
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MovieNov 26, 1911

The Courting of Mary

Mary the tomboy, and Owen, the sportsman, have equally an …
Mary the tomboy, and Owen, the sportsman, have equally an aversion for the opposite sex. Although pursued by many charming ladies, Owen eludes them and steals off to his favorite trout stream, which divides the two estates. Mary is also annoyed by many admirers, among whom is a poet, but she ingeniously gets rid of all only to meet her fate at the trout stream in which Owen fishes industriously. Meeting there one day, Owen orders Mary off his side of the stream, where she has comfortably ensconced herself. But alas! Cupid has lost his opportunity and the die is cast. Mary's uncle, although seemingly severe, has a tenderness for an interesting spinster of uncertain age. Mary surprises her uncle with the spinster and shows emphatically, in various ways, her dislike of the proposed match. Uncle, while appearing severe on Owen's suit, plans to get Mary married off, at the behest of the spinster lady, and succeeds in his scheme. Owen and Mary elope with the aid of a long ladder and an automobile and (we are told) lived happily ever after.
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Sweet Memories
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MovieMar 27, 1911

Sweet Memories

An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, …
An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, thinking especially about her now-departed husband and the things they did together. Though it is sad that these times are now gone, she is comforted by her memories and by the hope of sharing in the lives of her child and grandchildren.
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Artful Kate
MovieFeb 23, 1911

Artful Kate

The story opens with a pretty love scene between the …
The story opens with a pretty love scene between the Lieutenant and his betrothed, Kate Stanley. Hammond is ordered to join his regiment in Cuba and Kate is heartbroken. He tells her they must part, and the girl decides to be brave. She exacts from him a promise that he will be true to her, and not indulge in any flirtations with the dark-eyed senoritas she has been told lure men from their vows of constancy in the land of flowers. Hammond is only too willing to swear eternal constancy. Kate places in his watch case a photograph of herself, kisses her manly soldier, and the leave-taking is very affectionate. The scene reverts to Cuba, Lieutenant Hammond arrives, and is impressed with the country. Kate, having relatives in Havana, receives an invitation to pay them a visit and eagerly accepts, thinking she will meet her lover. She is apprised of his arrival at Havana, and, knowing the predilection of soldiers to flirt, resolves to investigate. Attired in mantilla and Spanish costume, she goes out on the street, and is immediately descried by her fickle lover who is looking for adventure. He does not recognize her, and, to her anger, he attempts a violent flirtation. She repulses him, but he is infatuated, and is not to be denied. Then she is obsessed by an idea to accede to his advances. Hammond seeks an introduction to the girl through her friends, and the enamored young man is persistent in his attentions. He labors under a handicap of not being able to converse in the Spanish language, but procures a language book, and is assisted by Kate, who is also ignorant of the language of the country. Kate, by arts best known to women, obtains possession of her portrait from his watch on the pretense of being jealous of the original, and Hammond is a willing victim to her wiles. There is a pretty love scene, with the American soldier pressing his suit with fervor, and Kate highly enjoying the situation. The scene then reverts back to the States. Hammond has returned, a Spanish-American War hero, resplendent in his uniform, a hero universally admired. He loses no time in visiting Kate, who has preceded him home. He takes her in his arms. She questions him closely and playfully accuses him of flirting with the sirens of Cuba. He indignantly denies it, hurt and reproachful. Kate opens the watch and finds her picture gone, and inquires the reason. He is nonplussed, but, like a gentleman, he proceeds to lie artistically. He tells her of a fierce fight in which, although outnumbered, he won by wielding his sword, but the portrait was lost from his watch. Kate playfully bids him close his eyes and she will spring a surprise. He does so, and she retires to reappear in Spanish costume, doing the dance that charmed him. She accuses him of his perfidy, and Hammond can only stare. He realizes he has been tricked, and that the girl has proof of the most positive sort. Of course, Kate is a woman, and the result in inevitable. When her lover takes his dismissal literally and leaves, she affrightedly starts to recall him, and right there is where the soldier turns the tables by unexpectedly returning at the opportune time to read her thoughts. She, of course, forgives him, and, he, being a man of impulses, takes her in his arms, thankful that women are prone to change their minds very suddenly in affairs of the heart.
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The Dream
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MovieJan 23, 1911

The Dream

A loutish husband neglects his patient, loving wife to enjoy a …
A loutish husband neglects his patient, loving wife to enjoy a night on the town. When he comes home drunk and irritable, he mistreats her. Then he falls asleep, and has a dream that causes him to reconsider the way that he treats his wife.
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Their First Misunderstanding
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MovieJan 9, 1911

Their First Misunderstanding

Tom Owen and Mae Darcy …
Tom Owen and Mae Darcy have a very quiet wedding, wishing to avoid all notoriety for the present and intending to surprise their friends by the announcement later on. But their friends "got wise" somehow and when the young couple finally arrive at the railroad station, they find a crowd there ahead of them and they are duly dealt with according to the latest rules laid down for the accelerated departure of bride and groom. A year slips by and we find Tom wrapped up in business pursuits and careless of manner towards Mae. And Mae quietly grieves over his neglect. Then a former sweetheart of Tom's, Belle Stuart, sends them an invitation to a ball, where Belle proceeds to monopolize Tom to the utter disregard of poor Mae. Left all alone she sits and broods over her misfortune, and then she meets the famous poet, Claude Jones, who entertains her most pleasantly with his talk and his ability as a dancer. Tom finally thinks of his wife and goes to where he left her, but she has gone. He at last discovers her in the conservatory in conversation with the poet. It is his turn to feel jealous and he does so and going rudely over to the couple he informs Mae that they must go home at once. Before they go, however, she invites Claude to call upon them. Soon Claude accepts her invitation and calls, finding her alone. In the midst of their tete-a-tete, Tom arrives at home and orders Claude to vacate the premises at once. Tom and Mae have their first quarrel, and it is a good one. Tom then decides to keep close watch upon her and rigs up a bell so that it will ring in his den every time the door opens. Well, it works all right, only he is kept busy rushing into the room merely to meet the maid or the postman or somebody other than Claude. He then gives up and after another interview with his wife, he secretly writes Claude a letter, informing him that as he loves Mae and Mae loves him, that he, Tom, will surrender all further claim upon her. When Claude arrives he is received most cordially by Tom, who proceeds to pour out his blessings upon the pair and leaves the room. Mae is completely mystified, until Claude shows her the letter and proceeds to press his suit. She, taken entirely unawares, begs for time to think it all over and he goes out to purchase her some flowers. Tom, seeing him leave, telephones Belle Stuart and makes an appointment with her. Mae overhears him at the 'phone and breaks down completely, weeping as if her heart would break. Then Tom leaves the house. Claude, shortly after this returns and attempts to present Mae with the flowers, but she has had enough of him already, and, ordering him from the house, throws his bouquet after him. Tom's conscience will not permit him to keep his appointment with Belle and after wandering aimlessly about his club, he returns home to find his little wife curled up in his den, hugging his dressing gown, trying to forget her troubles in slumber, Tom's heart is touched, his old love is reawakened and taking her in his arms, she opens her eyes and twining her arms about him, they forget all their former doubts and troubles in their present happiness.
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Mary Pickford
Marriage1911

Mary Pickford

Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known …
Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born American film actress and producer. With a career spanning 50 years, she was a co-founder of both the Pickford–Fairbanks Studio (along with Douglas Fairbanks) and, later, the United Artists film studio (with Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D. W. Griffith), and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who present the yearly "Oscar" award ceremony.
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1909
To Save Her Soul
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MovieDec 27, 1909

To Save Her Soul

Agnes, a singer in a country church, is practicing one day …
Agnes, a singer in a country church, is practicing one day when a vaudeville manager hears her and offers her a job. Over the objections of the curate who loves her, she accepts the offer and goes to the city. Later the curate goes to hear Agnes perform and, fearing that her soul is being corrupted by show business, he asks her to return to the small town with him. When she refuses, he is prepared to kill her in order to protect the purity of her soul. This brings about her change of heart, and together they return to the little church.
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In Little Italy
MovieDec 23, 1909

In Little Italy

Marie has two suitors. She accepts Victor and rejects Tony, who …
Marie has two suitors. She accepts Victor and rejects Tony, who stabs Victor in a fit of jealousy. When he learns that Victor is still alive, he breaks into the room in Marie's house where Victor is convalescing and attacks him again. He is threatening to attack Marie when lawmen burst in and arrest him.
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The Red Man's View
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MovieDec 9, 1909

The Red Man's View

An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and …
An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman is thus separated from her sweetheart, whose elderly father needs his help on the journey ahead.
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The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period
MovieDec 2, 1909

The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwelli…

During the reign of Oliver …
During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, Catholic worship is forbidden on pain of death. Three soldiers are arrested as Catholics and condemned to die. Cromwell decides to spare two of them and to determine which should die by chance. The guards bring the first child they meet. Whichever soldier she gives the 'death disc' to shall die. Cromwell is charmed by the girl and gives her his signet ring. By chance the child is the daughter of one of the soldiers and gives the death disc to her father, because she thinks it's pretty. The child is returned home to her mother, who learns of her husband's pending execution and of the power of the ring. She rushes to the place of execution and saves her husband by producing the ring.
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Nursing a Viper
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MovieNov 4, 1909

Nursing a Viper

During the French Revolution, a wealthy couple lives safely …
During the French Revolution, a wealthy couple lives safely by professing republican beliefs. When a mob attacks a nearby chateau an aristocrat bursts into the couple's home. They save his life by disguising him as a servant, but he soon forces his attentions on the wife. Hearing their struggle, the husband intervenes and, stripping the aristocrat of his disguise, thrusts him outdoors to be killed by the mob.
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Pippa Passes
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MovieOct 4, 1909

Pippa Passes

Pippa awakes and faces the world outside with a song. …
Pippa awakes and faces the world outside with a song. Unknown to her, the music has a healing effect on all who hear her as she passes by.
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The Hessian Renegades
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MovieSep 6, 1909

The Hessian Renegades

During the American …
During the American Revolution, a young soldier carrying a crucial message to General Washington is spotted and pursued by a group of enemy soldiers. He takes refuge with a civilian family,...
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The Necklace
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MovieJul 1, 1909

The Necklace

Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, …
Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks, and after she married John Kendrick, she suffered an incessant yearning for all those delicacies and luxuries she felt were her due. John was a bighearted, indulgent husband whose every thought was for his wife's happiness, and while Louise was a devoted wife, still there was the strain of selfishness ever apparent, for she who studies her glass neglects her heart. She yearned for ostentation, and poor John was in no position to appease this desire. However, an occasion presents itself when they can at least bask in the radiance of the social limelight, in an invitation to attend a reception tendered a foreign prince. John is in the height of elation, hut Louise meets him with that time-honored remark, "I've nothing to wear." Well, he feels the strength of her argument, so goes and pawns his watch and chain to procure her a gown fitting for the occasion. The gown emphasizes the absence of jewel ornamentation, so they visit their friend and neighbor, who lends them a handsome necklace. At the reception she makes quite a stir and is presented to the prince, who becomes decidedly attentive. Arriving home after the affair, Louise rehearses the incidents of the event, when suddenly she stands petrified with horror. "My God! The necklace is gone." High and low they search, and even back to the ballroom, but without result, for we have seen it stolen from her neck by a sneak thief while she is talking with the prince. Unable to find the necklace, they swear to give their fingers to the bone, their life's blood until it is paid for. But then there is the humiliation of not returning the jewels, so they hunt for a duplicate. At the jeweler's they find one, in appearance an exact copy, but the price is $20,000. Twenty thousand dollars to ones in their condition meant a large fortune. However, John borrows money on his salary, gets loans from his various friends and is granted a large advance by his employer, giving notes for same: in fact, mortgaging his very life as the result of vanity. With the money he purchases the duplicate and gives it to their friend, who is unaware of the substitution. Meanwhile, the thief has taken the necklace to a pawnshop and finds it is a worthless imitation, and so throws it into the rubbish heap. Five years later we find the couple toiling, toiling, but still in bondage; after night in the endeavor to make a little extra above his ordinary salary. Ten years we find them, still hounded by the note collectors, aged and broken in health, yet determined. Twenty years, and the last penny on the necklace is paid, but at the expense of their bodily strength. Having cleared up his debt with his employer, he is discharged, being too feeble to do the work. As a last resort they write to their friend, confessing the substitution of the jewels, and their plight as a result, begging that she give them some slight assistance. Their friend, of course, is amazed, she cognizant of the worthlessness of her property, so hastens to give Louise back the jewels, arriving only in time to put them about her neck when she sinks back dead. John, poor fellow, is found sitting in a chair at the head of the bed, also dead. They had received vanity's reward.
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The Lonely Villa
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MovieJun 10, 1909

The Lonely Villa

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can …
A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home.
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The Violin Maker of Cremona
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MovieJun 7, 1909

The Violin Maker of Cremona

In the little Italian city of …
In the little Italian city of Cremona there dwelt Taddeo Ferrari, a violin maker and student of Andrea Amati, the most famous of the craft. Ferrari's pretty daughter, Giannina, was beloved by one of his apprentices, Sandro. Filippo, a crippled youth and the best violin maker in Cremona, also loved the girl with a pure, holy affection that is more spiritual than material, but realizing his unattractiveness through his deformity, suffers his hopelessness with resignation. Yearly there is a prize of a precious chain of gold awarded to the maker of the best violin, and all the apprentices strive to win it. On this occasion, however, the hand of Giannina is to be bestowed upon the most proficient craftsman, and this induces the young men to make extra efforts to win. Sandro fully appreciates the rare talent of Filippo and feels sure his wonderful skill will win his sweetheart from him. Crushed and despairing he seeks out Giannina and tells her his fears, she tearfully acknowledging the strength of his reasoning. While thus occupied they are overheard by Filippo, who sees what woe his success would mean for her, and thinking only of her happiness, through his great love for her he makes a great sacrifice. Going to his room he takes his instrument and goes and places it in Sandro's box, taking Sandro's violin and putting it in his own. Sandro, however, thwarts the good intention of Filippo by exchanging the instruments, not knowing what Filippo had done, thereby upsetting the planned munificence of the cripple. When the instruments are placed in competition, and the prizes are about to be awarded, Sandro's conscience pricks him, and calling the cripple aside, confesses his deed. Filippo bursts into taunting laughter, telling him what he, himself, had done, and now he spoiled it all. Judgment is passed and Filippo is, of course, the victor. The chain is placed about his neck, and the hand of Giannina placed in his. But also, he feels she recoils, and thinking only of her happiness he crashes his violin over his knee, thereby putting himself out of the contest and making Sandro the winner. He then places the chain about Sandro's neck, and handing the girl over to him he rushes from the hall. We finally leave him alone in his room, crushed and dejected, yet contented in the thought that he had made her happy.
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What Drink Did
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MovieMay 31, 1909

What Drink Did

A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a …
A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch, then gives in. After work, two friends take a little while to convince him to go for a refreshing malt beverage, then to have another and another. Meanwhile, the family waits. He arrives home late and abusive. The next day, hung over, he takes much less convincing to have the drinks; he's gone so long that his wife sends a daughter looking for him. She eventually finds him, can't convince him to return home, goes home, sees her mother's distress, and returns to the bar. This time, her father gets more abusive, a fight ensues, a shot is fired, and tragedy strikes.
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The Cricket on the Hearth
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MovieMay 27, 1909

The Cricket on the Hearth

After three years at sea, …
After three years at sea, Edward returns home to find his sweetheart forced into an engagement with a much older man.
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Resurrection
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MovieMay 20, 1909

Resurrection

Free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel. The subject …
Free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel. The subject opens with the return home of Prince Dimitri, who meets the maid Katusha, a little peasant girl, and is instantly charmed with her beauty. Young, artless and innocent, as pretty as a rose, she unwittingly fascinates the prince. His noble bearing likewise impresses her, and his little attentions flatter her, until at length she is unable to resist his advances. The poor girl is meted the usual fate. An alliance is out of the question. The disparity of their ranks even forbids it, and soon the prince must cast her aside. Five years later we find that the girl, who is now a loathsome sight, has learned the bitter lesson of the eternal truth, "The wages of sin is death." It is death to the soul at all events. She has gone down to the lowest depths and is arrested in a low Russian tavern. As she is carried to the tribunal she passes Prince Dimitri, who now sees the terrible result of his sins. He grows repentant and attempts to plead her cause before the jury, but they are a callous lot and pay no attention to the arguments for nor against, and by force of habit vote to send her to Siberia. She is dragged out to the pen of detention and herded with a lot of poor unfortunates, who scarcely bear any resemblance to human beings. The repentant prince determines to give up his life to right the wrong he has done, and visits her here with a view of turning her now vicious nature, handing her a copy of the Bible. She does not recognize him at first, but when she does she flies into fury, beating his body and face with her fists and the book. He leaves her and she sits moodily on the bench with the book on her lap. Shortly she turns its pages and lo, the Resurrection! Her eyes fall on the passage (John xi, 25), "And Jesus said unto her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live." In an instant her whole being changes. There is hope for her salvation, and she reads on. The guards arrive and we next see her with the poor unfortunates trudging over the snow-clad steppes toward the goal from whence few return. She becomes the ministering angel, sharing her comforts with them. The prince, meanwhile, has secured her pardon and hastens after her. Giving her the welcome notice, he begs her to return with him as his wife: but no, she prefers to work out her salvation helping those poor souls to whom a kindness is an indescribable blessing, and bidding him farewell, she renounces the world for the path of duty, so we leave her kneeling on the snow at the foot of the Holy Cross.
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Lady Helen's Escapade
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MovieApr 19, 1909

Lady Helen's Escapade

Prizes gained without effort …
Prizes gained without effort are never valuable, and, though we don't appreciate it, the longing for something makes existence sweet; hence if one has everything there is nothing to long for. Such was the condition of Lady Helen, who had everything she could wish for, and in consequence felt very much bored. In her ennui she longs for excitement, for some new sensation, but in vain, until looking over the newspaper she is seized with an irresistible inclination of going out to work, so incognito engages as a domestic in a boarding house. Here she makes a ludicrous attempt to cook, etc., and of course, being totally ignorant of the culinary art, meets with meagre success. However, her pretty face and ill-concealed refinement make such a strong impression upon the male contingent, that they make no complaints at her cooking, and would have taken even poison if served by her fair hands. Two hallroom boys are particularly smitten. Among the boarders there is a talented musician, and his gentle manners and wonderful talent appeal strongly to Lady Helen. He on the other hand, not knowing of course her true self, falls in love with her. All this is most agreeable to the women folks, who at once conspire to rid the place of her, which one brings about by having her accused of the theft of the musician's violin. He, of course, believes her innocent, but she is discharged nevertheless. Lady Helen is so moved by the poor fellow's kindness, that she interests herself in his behalf and secures for him a position as a director at the Conservatory, for which he calls to thank her and finding her a lady of quality would shrink humbly from her presence, but she will not let him for she too loves him. The subject as a whole is a decidedly amusing comedy drama, with a pretty love story running through it.
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A Drunkard's Reformation
MovieApr 1, 1909

A Drunkard's Reformation

A drinking man arrives home, …
A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; he sees the parallels in his own life and swears off the demon brew.
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The Golden Louis
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MovieFeb 22, 1909

The Golden Louis

An anonymous donor drops a gold coin in the shoe of a …
An anonymous donor drops a gold coin in the shoe of a homeless girl as she sleeps. A gambler with a 'sure thing' borrows the coin and wins a fortune, but he can't find her again to repay her.
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The Criminal Hypnotist
MovieJan 18, 1909

The Criminal Hypnotist

To a reception there is …
To a reception there is invited a celebrated professor of hypnotism, and during the evening he obliges with an exhibition of his wonderful powers. Several of the guests are put under the influence and made to perform most ridiculous antics, to their embarrassment upon reviving. The daughter of the host is the last to be subjected to the professor's power, and she proves to be such a good subject that the professor at once resolves to make her his unconscious agent in a dastardly plot he at once evolves. Opportunity serves him most graciously, for he meets the lady on the street and, hypnotizing her, suggests she return to her home and rob her father's desk of a large sum of money. The scheme seems to work, but it is an acknowledged fact that a person of good morals cannot be made to commit a crime, by hypnotism, and so, although the girl goes to the house, and even opens the drawer in which the money is placed, she returns without it. On her way back she is followed by her sweetheart, who assails the professor, but is worsted, gagged and bound. Back the professor sends the girl, he following, and at the home she somnambulistically leads him to the desk. He takes the money and leaves her under his hypnotic power. In this condition her father finds her, and failing to arouse her, calls the family physician, who at once suggests a celebrated mind specialist. He is hurriedly called, and using his powers of suggestion on her she is induced to retrace her steps, followed by her father and the doctors. Meanwhile the professor has arrived at his rooms and is hastily packing his effects preparatory to skipping; when the girl and her father, followed by the doctors and a couple of policemen, enter. The professor is overpowered, and made to resuscitate the girl, and taken into custody by the policemen.
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1886
Owen Moore
BirthDecember 1886

Owen Moore

Owen Moore was born.
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