With The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison

Votes: 2,700

2. A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,283

3. Sherlock Holmes (1916)

Not Rated | 116 min | Mystery

6.5
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When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters which could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case.

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding

Votes: 283

4. A Night in the Show (1915)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Lloyd Bacon, Lawrence A. Bowes

Votes: 1,509

5. A Jitney Elopement (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon, Fred Goodwins

Votes: 1,020

6. A Woman (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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Mother, Father and Daughter go to the park. The women dose off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden, Charles Inslee

Votes: 1,444

7. The Champion (1915)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.8
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Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Billy Armstrong

Votes: 1,878

8. A Night Out (I) (1915)

TV-G | 34 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Charles Allen Dealey, Frank Dolan

Votes: 1,382

9. Shanghaied (I) (1915)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Intent on scuttling his ship, a financially-pressed shipowner conspires with the vessel's captain to collect the insurance money, unbeknownst to him that his daughter and her beau, Charlie, are aboard. Will they get away with it so easily?

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lawrence A. Bowes, Fred Goodwins

Votes: 1,207

10. His Regeneration (1915)

TV-G | 15 min | Short, Western

4.5
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An unrepentant crook enters a dance hall and gets in a fight over a girl. As he, unknowingly, breaks into her house, another bloody mess stains the residence's thick carpets. Can a simple act of kindness pave the way for his regeneration?

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Marguerite Clayton, Hazel Applegate

Votes: 561

11. Triple Trouble (1918)

Not Rated | 23 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Albert Austin

Votes: 853

12. His New Job (1915)

TV-G | 31 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Agnes Ayres, Arthur W. Bates

Votes: 1,468

13. Police (1916)

34 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Charles Chaplin, a convict, is given $5.00 and released from prison after having served his term. He meets a man of the church who makes him weep for his sins and while he is weeping takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles, John Rand

Votes: 1,393

14. The Bank (1915)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 1,590

15. Work (1915)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden, Charles Inslee

Votes: 1,321

16. By the Sea (1915)

TV-G | 20 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Ed Armstrong, Bud Jamison

Votes: 1,396

17. In the Park (1915)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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A tramp steals a girl's handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie's pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Leona Anderson, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon

Votes: 1,280

18. Chase Me Charlie (1918)

Comedy

6.3
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Chase Me Charlie was an anthology consisting of excerpts from several of Chaplin's short films made for the Essanay Company, including The Tramp, Shanghaied, In the Park and The Bank.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Langford Reed | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Ben Turpin

Votes: 94

19. The Girl on Triple X (1910)

Short, Western

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Jack Hartley, the foreman of the Triple X Ranch, is engaged to Nellie Monroe, the ranch owner's daughter. A quarrel starts between Jack and "Red" Williams, a cow-puncher, when the latter ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Clara Williams

20. The Goodfellow's Christmas Eve (1911)

Drama, Short

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A wealthy, lonely bachelor finds an abandoned boy on his doorstep on Christmas Eve and discovers that true happiness stems from good deeds.

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Harry Cashman, Eva Prout, Lily Branscombe

21. The Cowboy and the Squaw (1910)

Western, Short

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Tom Ripley, a cowpuncher from the Circle A ranch, wins the hatred of Jim Simpson, another cowpuncher, when he defends Lightfeather, a pretty squaw, from the insults of Simpson. The affair ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Clara Williams, Fred Church, Chick Morrison

22. Seeds of Chaos (1914)

Short, Drama

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Richard Morgan, John Booth's employer, appropriates a certain amount of money from the firm of Morgan and Company, and in order to escape the penalty, places the blame upon Booth. Certain ... See full summary »

Director: Harry McRae Webster | Stars: Rapley Holmes, Richard Travers, Gerda Holmes

23. A Fight for Justice (1911)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Curtis Cooksey, Eva Prout, Lottie Briscoe

24. Max Wants a Divorce (1917)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Max gets into trouble at the altar. He has just kissed his bride when he espies over her shoulder a pretty girl sitting in a front pew. Max cannot help giving her a wink. His bride sees him... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Helen Ferguson, Francine Larrimore

Votes: 79

25. Chains (1912)

Drama, Romance, Short

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After marrying her criminal sweetheart in a prison ceremony, a young woman realizes her mistake when she encounters true love, but remains forever "chained" to her degenerate convict husband.

Director: Archer MacMackin | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Ruth Stonehouse, Bryant Washburn, Eleanor Blanchard

26. Justified (1909)

Drama, Short

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The awakening to a broader understanding of one's life partner in marriage, after the primrose path of the honeymoon is left behind, and the more commonplace things in life are to be dealt ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: J.H. Gilmour, Ethel Clayton

27. One Wonderful Night (1914)

Drama

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Eight hours is not a very long time, yet it completely changed the lives of a girl and a man. A man's life was fanned out by fate, criminals were caught and punished, and a battle of wits ... See full summary »

Director: E.H. Calvert | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, John Cossar, Helen Dunbar

28. Broncho Billy and the Greaser (1914)

15 min | Western, Short

4.8
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Broncho Billy comes between a Mexican thug and the young woman he is disturbing. The Mexican plots revenge for the insult and captures Billy, who has rescued a lost old man. The young woman... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Marguerite Clayton, True Boardman

Votes: 33

29. Baby's First Tooth (1910)

Short, Comedy

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Mr. Lighthead rises from the breakfast table one morning, hustles into his overcoat and hat, kisses his wife good-bye and hurries out to catch the next downtown car. Mrs. Lighthead waves ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ricketts | Stars: J.H. Gilmour, Martha Russell

30. The Havoc (1916)

Drama

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Richard Craig and Paul Hessert, who work in the same office, are great chums. Both are in love, however, with the stenographer. Craig is successful in winning her heart and they are married... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Gladys Hanson, Lewis Stone, Bryant Washburn

31. The Laundress (1914)

Short, Comedy

5.9
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Bessie and the hair dresser have a quarrel, so she writes a note to the tailor, telling him that she will dine with him that evening. Sweedie, the laundress, who is desperately in love with... See full summary »

Stars: Wallace Beery, Robert Bolder, Charlotte Mineau, Leo White

Votes: 13

32. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1910)

Short, Comedy

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Our friend Blink is a baseball bug and a devotee of the sport. One day he finds he will have time in the afternoon to visit the ball park, and from that moment until noon he is in an ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Augustus Carney, Neva Don Carlos, J. Warren Kerrigan, John B. O'Brien

33. His Friend's Wife (1911)

Romance, Short, Drama

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An artist tires of his wife and discards her only to discover later that she has since married his best friend.

Director: Harry McRae Webster | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Lottie Briscoe, Dorothy Phillips

34. Skinner's Baby (1917)

50 min

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William Skinner is very pleased with the news his wife Honey is expecting their first child. He eagerly prepares for the new arrival, as he is sure it will be the next William Skinner Jr. ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bryant Washburn, Hazel Daly, James C. Carroll, Ullrich Haupt

35. Broncho Billy's Sentence (1915)

Western, Short

5.6
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A robber on the run from the law hides out in a house with a young girl and her grandfather, and treats them shabbily. He is later shot and badly wounded, but is rescued and cared for by an... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Virginia True Boardman, Ernest Van Pelt, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 31

36. The Indian Wars (1914)

History, Western

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Directors: Vernon Day, Theodore Wharton | Stars: William F. Cody, Nelson Appleton Miles, Jesse M. Lee, Frank D. Baldwin

37. The New Manager (1911)

Drama, Short

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A brash young businessman inherits his wealthy father's business, but goes bankrupt. He later wins the hand of the daughter of his former manager, who he had discharged, and who by now is wealthy himself.

Director: R.F. Baker | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Howard Missimer, Dorothy Phillips, Bryant Washburn

38. The Strange Case of Mary Page (1916)

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Episode 1: Mary Page, actress, is playing the leading role in "The King's Daughter," in rehearsal at the opening of the story. The show is secretly backed by David Pollock, man about town, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Charles Haydon | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Edna Mayo, Sidney Ainsworth, Harry Dunkinson

39. Ruggles of Red Gap (1918)

70 min | Western, Comedy

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Harry Leon Wilson has written nothing more diverting than this story of the irreproachable English valet who is lost in a poker game to a rough-and-ready westerner and taken to Red Gap ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence C. Windom | Stars: Taylor Holmes, Frederick Burton, Lawrence D'Orsay, Virginia Valli

40. Broncho Billy's Last Hold-Up (1912)

Short, Western

4.2
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Drifting into Coyote County, Broncho Billy, an outlaw, sizes up the town saloon and gambling tables, finds nothing of interest and is only put on the alert when the incoming stage pulls up ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Vedah Bertram, Harry Todd, Arthur Mackley

Votes: 9

41. A Borrowed Identity (1913)

Short, Western

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Harry West, on the way to visit the ranch of his father's friend, meets and changes clothes with a cowboy, in order to play a joke on his prospective host. The real cowboy is mistaken by ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Ingraham | Stars: True Boardman, Marguerite Clayton, Evelyn Selbie, Harry Todd

42. The James Boys in Missouri (1908)

(Banned) | Short, Crime

6.2
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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Star: Harry McCabe

Votes: 12

43. Dad's Insanity (1913)

Comedy, Short

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Dad answers the advertisement of a rich young widow who wishes to marry, but when she calls on him he does not like her appearance and pretends insanity in order to get rid of her. He's ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Bolder, Dolores Cassinelli, Billy Mason, Wallace Beery

44. The Reward for Broncho Billy (1912)

Drama, Western

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After holding up a stage-coach, Broncho Billy disappears into the woods on horseback. The driver of the coach unhitches one of the horses and rides to the nearest town, notifies the sheriff... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Evelyn Selbie, True Boardman, True Boardman

45. The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (1917)

Documentary, Western

7.0
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Buffalo Bill is shown in the early days of his thrilling career as a pony express rider in the pioneer west; later as hunter of buffaloes and then as the chief Indian scout for the United ... See full summary »

Stars: William F. Cody, Frank D. Baldwin, Short Bull, Sitting Bull

Votes: 6

46. The Right of Way (I) (1913)

Drama, Romance, Short

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A railroad engineer is torn between love and duty, in this case tearing up a family burial ground for a proposed right of way.

Director: Archer MacMackin | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Helen Dunbar, William Bailey

47. Alkali Ike's Auto (1911)

11 min | Short, Comedy

5.0
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Both "Alkali" and "Mustang" Pete loved Betty Brown, and the lady had her hands full in keeping the lovers from shooting each other. One day "Alkali" called on Betty with a pair of handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Augustus Carney, Harry Todd, Margaret Joslin, Arthur Mackley

Votes: 100

48. The Land of Long Shadows (1917)

Drama

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In the land where the Sun hangs low and the hungry wolves shadows play ominously over the everlasting snow, Joe Mauchin meets Jeanne Verette. He is a trapper, come down to the little post ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Gardner, Ruth King, C.J. Lionel, Carl Stockdale

49. The Madman (1911)

Short, Drama

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A young man confined in an insane asylum believes he is a great actor and that his father is his worst enemy. The asylum authorities humor him in his delusion and provide him with wigs and ... See full summary »

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Harry Cashman, Frank Dayton, Charles Hitchcock

50. Max in a Taxi (1917)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Mathilde Comont, Francine Larrimore

Votes: 48


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