Other Silents IV

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1. The Stain (1914)


Stevens, the bank clerk, is ambitious. His great desire is to become a lawyer. He stays at the bank at night to study, but is unable to take a course at college owing to his poverty. He ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Edward José, Thurlow Bergen, Virginia Pearson, Eleanor Woodruff

Votes: 15

2. Julius Caesar (1914)

112 min | Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Amleto Novelli, Bruto Castellani, Irene Mattalia, Ignazio Lupi

Votes: 38

3. Struggle for Life (1914)

69 min

An honest worker is made redundant, but he will solve his problems by marrying the employer's daughter.

Directors: René Leprince, Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Gabrielle Robinne, René Alexandre, Gabriel Signoret, Carmen Deraisy

Votes: 10

4. The Boundary Rider (1914)


The revenue men in New York are after the smugglers of opium and find that a certain Chinaman is in the habit of receiving a supply of the drug at stated periods. They follow him in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Thurlow Bergen, Elsie Esmond, William Bailey, Harry Carr

Votes: 9

5. The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot (1914)

Crime, Thriller

A member of a counterfeiting gang gives a forged note to his daughter. When she spends it on a dress the note ends up in the hands of the secret service, who then bring the entire gang to justice.

Director: Bertram Harrison | Stars: William J. Burns, Glen White, Joseph Sullivan, Cliff Saum

Votes: 12

6. An American Citizen (1914)

Comedy, Romance

Berresford Cruger, junior partner of the New York brokerage firm of Barbury, Brown and Cruger, is left a fortune of 60,000 pounds, by an English uncle, Carew, on the condition that he ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: John Barrymore, Evelyn Moore, Peter Lang, Hal Clarendon

Votes: 20

7. The Man from Mexico (1914)


A young man gets arrested after a drunken night. Sentenced to 30 days in jail, he tells his wife he has to go to Mexico for a month.

Director: Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: John Barrymore, Wellington A. Playter, Harold Lockwood, Pauline Neff

Votes: 25

9. Kindling (1915)

50 min | Crime, Drama

Pregnant tenement dweller Maggie Schultz is being used by burglars and fears that though "I stole to keep my baby from being born in this rat hole... now he's going to be born in jail." But the tenement owner may refuse to prosecute.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlotte Walker, Thomas Meighan, Raymond Hatton, Mrs. Lewis McCord

Votes: 15 | Gross: $0.07M

10. The Captive (1915)

50 min | Drama, Romance, War

With her brother killed Sonya is given Turkish captive Mahmud to do the hard work on the farm. After they become fond of each other he strikes a Turkish officer. When peace arrives, his ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Blanche Sweet, House Peters, Gerald Ward, Page Peters

Votes: 70 | Gross: $0.06M

11. Far from the Madding Crowd (1915)

Drama, Romance

A girl farmer weds a faithless sergeant who is killed by her suitor, and realises she loves the bailiff.

Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: Florence Turner, Henry Edwards, Malcolm Cherry, Campbell Gollan

Votes: 13

12. Fanchon, the Cricket (1915)

75 min | Drama

A young wild girl Fanchon ( Mary Pickford ) lives in a forest with her eccentric grandmother who is suspected by the villagers of being a witch. The unkempt Fanchon suffers from her ... See full summary »

Director: James Kirkwood | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Standing, Lottie Pickford, Gertrude Norman

Votes: 36

13. Rumpelstiltskin (1915)


Rumpelstiltskin, a wicked little dwarf with magic power, covets the miller's daughter, Polly. He offers the miller two bags of gold for her and is angrily kicked out of the mill. The dwarf ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond B. West | Stars: Clyde Tracy, Betty Burbridge, Kenneth Browne, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 6

14. The Lily and the Rose (1915)

50 min | Drama

To the dismay of Allison Edwards, her bookworm, adoring neighbor, Mary Randolph, falls in love with and marries Jack Van Norman, a rich and handsome former football star. After a few months... See full summary »

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Lillian Gish, Wilfred Lucas, Rosie Dolly, Elmer Clifton

Votes: 38

15. Jane (1915)

50 min | Comedy

To obtain an increase in his income from his wealthy uncle, Charles Shackleton must stop his wild bachelor ways and marry. Charles proposes to Lucy Norton, but her father refuses his ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charlotte Greenwood, Sydney Grant, Myrtle Stedman, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 6

16. A Gilded Fool (1915)

Comedy, Drama

Chauncey Short, an orphan, takes a job as a clerk in a village grocery store. One day a letter arrives informing him that his uncle has died and has left him $5,000,000. Chauncey recklessly... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Lewis | Stars: William Farnum, Maude Gilbert, Margaret Vale, Charles Guthrie

Votes: 19

18. The Three Musketeers (1916)

63 min | Adventure

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Swickard | Stars: Orrin Johnson, Dorothy Dalton, Louise Glaum, Harvey Clark

Votes: 25

19. The Lottery Man (1916)

50 min | Comedy

A young man proposes a lottery with himself as the prize in marriage. However he finds himself very much in love with a woman other than the winner.

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Thurlow Bergen, Elsie Esmond, Oliver Hardy, Allan Murnane

Votes: 19

20. The Heart of a Hero (1916)

68 min | Drama, War

The story of Nathan Hale, an American soldier and spy from his days as a teacher to his eventual capture and execution.

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Robert Warwick, Gail Kane, Alec B. Francis, George MacQuarrie

Votes: 26

21. The Habit of Happiness (1916)


Sunny Wiggins is convinced that laughter can cure any ailment. He tries his thesis out on a dyspeptic millionaire, to great success. He turns his attention to easing the plight of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, George Fawcett, Macey Harlam, Dorothy West

Votes: 37

22. The Children Pay (1916)

50 min | Drama

As part of a divorce settlement, Theodore Ainsley gets custody of his older daughter Millicent, and his wife Elinor gets younger sister Jean. The two girls, normally inseparable, can't bear... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Ingraham | Stars: Lillian Gish, Violet Wilkey, Keith Armour, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 39

25. Life's Whirlpool (1916)


Miner-turned-dentist McTeague wins young Trina Sieppe away from her cousin Marcus, McTeague's friend. When Trina wins five thousand dollars in a lottery, Marcus accuses McTeague of marrying... See full summary »

Director: Barry O'Neil | Stars: Holbrook Blinn, Walter Greene, Philip Robson, Fania Marinoff

Votes: 6

26. The Vampires: Satanas (1916)

46 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

After Phil Guard and Normandin capture two Vampires, Irma Vep and Moreno, the latter is guillotined and the woman is condemned to life imprisonment. The authorities as well as Philip, good ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Louis Leubas, Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque, Fernand Herrmann

Votes: 133

27. De Voortrekkers (1916)

54 min | Drama, History

This feature film from 1916 tells the story of South Africa's Boer pioneers in their epic trek across southern Africa in search of new land. It concentrates on the struggle against Zulu ... See full summary »

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: Dick Cruikshanks, Caroline Frances Cooke, Jackie Turnbull, Bobby Rowson

Votes: 18

28. A Child of the Paris Streets (1916)

50 min | Drama

When the son of a leader of a Paris underworld family known as The Apaches is arrested and tried in court, the boy's mother asks the judge for mercy, but he refuses. In retaliation, the ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Ingraham | Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Jennie Lee, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 9

30. The Mother of Dartmoor (1917)


A man turns poacher for love of a married woman and is jailed by his widowed mother's evidence.

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Elisabeth Risdon, Bertram Burleigh, Enid Bell, George Bellamy

31. A Mormon Maid (1917)

68 min | Drama, History, Western

This silent melodrama is set against the 1840s westward migration of the Mormons. Dora, a young woman, and her family are saved from an Indian attack by a Mormon community traveling to Utah... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth, Edythe Chapman

Votes: 73

32. The Vicar of Wakefield (1917)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Drama

Dr. Primrose, the vicar of Wakefield, enjoys life with his wife and five children. His two daughters, Olivia and Sophia, are courted by two apparent gentlemen, Mr. Burchell and Squire ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Frederick Warde, Boyd Marshall, Kathryn Adams, Gladys Leslie

Votes: 24

33. The Woman God Forgot (1917)

60 min | History, Romance

Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 58 | Gross: $0.34M

35. The Clodhopper (1917)

Comedy, Drama

Everett Nelson is a naive young farmboy. Following unjust treatment on the farm, he runs away to the big city. There he encounters a showman who decides Everett is perfect for the part of a... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Charles Ray, Charles K. French, Margery Wilson, Lydia Knott

Votes: 14

36. Kidnapped (II) (1917)


In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Raymond McKee, Joseph Burke, Ray Hallor, William Wadsworth

Votes: 26

37. Lost and Won (1917)

50 min

Cinders, a news girl, with a love for books, idealizes as her hero a "Daddy Long-legs," who will someday make her a great lady. Bill Holt, a reporter, is one of her best friends. Walter ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Reicher, Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Marie Doro, Elliott Dexter, Carl Stockdale, Mayme Kelso

Votes: 10

39. Eye for Eye (1918)

70 min | Drama, Romance

The daughter of an Arab sheik falls in love with a French naval officer, thus breaking the strict rule of social law of her people, as well as her religion. She follows him to France, where... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Capellani, Alla Nazimova | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Charles Bryant, Donald Gallaher, Sally Crute

Votes: 9

40. Branding Broadway (1918)

50 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A tough Westerner is run out of town and heads east to New York, where he takes a job as bodyguard and guardian to a wealthy young man. Sent to recover some sensitive love letters, the ... See full summary »

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Seena Owen, Arthur Shirley, Andrew Robson

Votes: 21

41. Riddle Gawne (1918)

50 min | Action, Western

Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.

Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney, Gretchen Lederer

Votes: 23

42. Lightning Bryce (1919)

Passed | 300 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

Two prospectors, one the father of Skye "Lightning" Bryce and the other the father of Kate Arnold, find a large gold deposit belonging to an Indian tribe. They head for home but each sends ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hurst | Stars: Ann Little, Jack Hoxie, Paul Hurst, Jill Woodward

Votes: 40

44. Out Yonder (1919)


Flotsam, the daughter of lighthouse keeper Amos Bart, uses her experience maneuvering in the perilous New England reefs to save Mrs. Elmer, who is vacationing with her son Edward and ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Olive Thomas, Huntley Gordon, Marie Coverdale, Louise Prussing

Votes: 13

45. Lightning Bryce (1919)

Passed | 300 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

Two prospectors, one the father of Skye "Lightning" Bryce and the other the father of Kate Arnold, find a large gold deposit belonging to an Indian tribe. They head for home but each sends ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hurst | Stars: Ann Little, Jack Hoxie, Paul Hurst, Jill Woodward

Votes: 40

46. Station Content (1918)

50 min | Drama