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



1. Sophie and the Fakir (1915)

Short, Comedy

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The faker comes to town with a magic electric belt that makes weak men strong. He goes to Sophie's, the only boarding house in town, for food. There he starts to make love to Sophie. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Clements | Stars: Margaret Joslin, Ben Turpin, Harry Todd, Victor Potel

2. The Fable of How Uncle Brewster Was Too Shifty for the Tempter (1914)

Comedy, Short

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Aunt Mahaley knew Uncle Brewster was sporty, and when he went to the city to pay off his mortgage she warned him about being too free with his coin. He visited Roger Talbot, holder of the ... See full summary »

Star: Frank Owens

3. Topsy-Turvy Sweedie (1914)

Short, Comedy

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Mr. Rhyme, a poet, is distracted at his work by the different noises in his home. To cap the climax his aunt arrives, bringing with her all her pets. She also brings "Sweedie," her cook, ... See full summary »

Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo White, Charlotte Mineau

4. The Price of His Honor (1914)

Short, Drama

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Vincent Calvert, an author of fame, is engaged to marry Alice Montague. In spite of his greatness, he is not a MAN, instead he is weak and shallow. Like a coward he placed a note in her ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Travers, Ruth Stonehouse, Lillian Drew, Bryant Washburn

5. The Magic Melody (1909)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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Angelo Petrosina Jones, violinist, composer, etc., is inspired to write his masterpiece. In his garret above Hans Schwartz's delicatessen store, he fingers his beloved instrument, nibbling ... See full summary »

6. The Actor's Baby Carriage (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

7. Slippery Slim's Inheritance (1914)

Comedy, Short

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Sophie refuses to marry Slippery Slim just on account of his money.

Director: Roy Clements | Stars: Victor Potel, Margaret Joslin, Harry Todd, Shorty Martin

8. All Stuck Up (1915)

Comedy, Short

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The salesman arrives in the town of Podunc and convinces the storekeeper that swatting the fly is endangering the health of the good citizens, so lands a big order for his sticky flypaper. ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Jack Pollard, Bud Jamison, Marta Golden, Leo White

9. The Fable of the Two Philanthropic Sons (1916)

Short, Comedy

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Ezra and Bill sallied forth from a straggling village in search of the uncertain female known as Dame Fortune. They found her, and accumulated Doe in bundles and bales and stacks. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Foster Baker | Stars: Harry Dunkinson, Charles J. Stine

10. A Montana Mix-Up (1913)

Comedy, Short

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Maizie Mackey finished with her term at boarding school in Los Angeles, leaves her sweetheart, Bud Stone, and returns to her father's ranch near Ash Forks, Cal. A few weeks later, Bud, ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Mackley | Stars: Arthur Mackley, Julia Mackley, Gladys Field

11. Broncho Billy and the Rattler (1914)

Short, Western

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Carl Stockdale, the sheriff of Boise County, is given a case of valuable jewels to deliver, but determines to keep them for himself. To make sure that his deputy, Broncho Billy, will not ... See full summary »

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

12. Ghosts (I) (1912)

Drama, Short, Thriller

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Colonel de Valpeau lives alone with his negro servant, Zeno. Being pressed for funds, the Colonel is refused a loan on the hereditary estate, and is threatened with eviction. Zeno now ... See full summary »

Stars: Normand McDonald, Joseph Allen Sr., Frank Dayton, Charles Huntington

13. Alkali Ike's Bride (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Alkali Ike sends for a mail order bride.

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

14. The Tale of a Cat (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Cashman and Missimer both love the charming Miss Blanchard. Eleanor finds herself in a predicament, for she returns both loves and cannot decide whom to appoint guardian of her heart and ... See full summary »

Stars: Eleanor Blanchard, Howard Missimer, Harry Cashman, Dolores Cassinelli

15. Into Society and Out (1914)

Short, Comedy

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This amusing and diverting comedy depicts the trials and tribulations of a French nobleman to win the hand of a rich American girl. He is about to succeed when Fate, in the form of two ... See full summary »

Stars: Ethel Sykes, Helen Weir

16. The Deputy and the Girl (1912)

Short, Western

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Jim Black has a daughter, Edna, who is engaged to marry Frank Shaw. One evening Jim and Frank leave the cabin together and later lay in wait for the stage-coach, soon due. After the robbery... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Edna Fisher, Brinsley Shaw, Arthur Mackley

17. Darling Dandy (1915)

Short, Drama

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Darling Dandy is an orphan who lives all alone in a hut, and who has had practically no education. She, however, is a lovable character and the young minister of the village falls in love ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Stonehouse, John Lorenz, John Thorn

18. Found Out (1913)

Comedy, Short

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What good is a name without the address? It proved almost to be a serious proposition with Mr. Carney. The newspapers had it that the maid in the Carney household was suing for breach of ... See full summary »

Stars: Augustus Carney, Eleanor Blanchard, Gertrude Scott, John Steppling

19. The Prophecy (II) (1913)

Drama, Short

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John Carlton is accused of the murder of George Skinner, a baker. Sheriff Davis testifies that he encountered Carlton and Skinner in a furious religious argument. Circumstantial evidence ... See full summary »

Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Allen Holubar, Frank Dayton, Marc Edmund Jones

20. The Millionaire Barber (1911)

Short, Comedy

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The proprietor of the Palace Hotel, in a small town, advertises for a barber. Jack Crothers, a city barber, replies to the ad in person, but before he has time to see the proprietor, is ... See full summary »

21. The Fable of the People's Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty and Took Seltzer (1914)

Comedy, Short

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The political bosses knew it was an off year and they needed a Goat to run for City Clerk. They didn't want a regular guy to get "stepped on," so they started out to find a Fish. They found... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas Commerford, Rapley Holmes, Harry Dunkinson, Frank Dayton

22. The Shadow of the Cross (1912)

Drama, Short

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Leandre and Jacques, two young Italians, are in love with Francesca Tonelli, a beautiful girl. Leandre is favored by Francesca. One night a dance is to be held and Leandre writes Francesca ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Stonehouse, E.H. Calvert, Bryant Washburn

23. The Fable of the Slim Girl Who Tried to Keep a Date That Was Never Made (1916)

Short, Comedy

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Once there lived a Slim Girl who led a lonely life in a rube town, dreaming of her Ideal. But the party failed to show up. Things went from bad to worse and from worse to Waukegan, where ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Foster Baker | Stars: Warda Howard, Royal Douglas

24. Beans (1914)

Short, Comedy

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Mary, a farmer's daughter, is noted for the delicious beans she takes. When her father engages a cook, Mary is terribly hurt and leaves her home for the city, where she finds employment as ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Hennessy, Leo White

25. A Little Louder, Please! (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Old Bosworth, who is very deaf, falls madly in love with a charming widow and woos her violently, but the widow declares she cannot marry a deaf man and Bosworth leaves her in a rage. ... See full summary »

Stars: Howard Missimer, Lily Branscombe, John Steppling, E.H. Calvert

26. The Wife of a Genius (1912)

Short, Drama

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Franz Zubiac, a poor musician, is discovered in a cheap vaudeville house by the proprietor of a bonton café and offered an opportunity to play at the restaurant after theater. He becomes ... See full summary »

27. 99 in the Shade (1907)

Short, Comedy

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A pipe has sprung a leak, a plumber is sent for and arrives at the house with tools and furnace, which is the innocent cause of all the fun. The plumber, after lighting his furnace, happens... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

28. The Rival Salesmen (1913)

Comedy, Short

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William Jones, salesman, who has been traveling the same territory for twenty years or more, tries to play a joke on a new drummer, which ends by the newcomer turning the tables on him. A ... See full summary »

Stars: John Steppling, Frank Dayton, E.H. Calvert, Beverly Bayne

29. Juggler Juggles (1908)

Short

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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

30. A Moonshiner's Heart (1912)

Short, Western

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Old Seth Stevens and his pretty daughter Vedah, live in their rough hill-shack. Stevens conducts an illicit "still" in an abandoned shanty, and the "moonshine" whiskey is concealed in loads... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Vedah Bertram, Arthur Mackley, R. Henry Grey

31. The Valley of Regrets (1912)

Drama, Short

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Feeling that she is being neglected by her very young husband, Lily Easton decides to leave him. Two years later, haunted by the memory of her little girl, she returns to her husband and ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Cashman, Bryant Washburn

32. Means and Morals (1915)

Short, Drama

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Irma Carson and Frances Smith are two little shopgirls who are forced to subsist on their salary of $6.00 a week. When the sundries are taken out, there is nothing left. Irma, urged by ... See full summary »

Director: E.H. Calvert | Stars: Edna Mayo, Peggy Sweeney, Bryant Washburn, Thomas Commerford

33. The Girl of the West (1911)

Short, Western

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Dick Graham's father runs the general store in a small western cattle town. Betty, his sister, assists her father in the store; at the same time attending to the housework and in a motherly... See full summary »

Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Arthur Mackley, Gladys Field

34. The Rainbow Box (1917)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Carol Blair, a clerk in a modiste's shop, dreams of someday possessing the latter. Accidentally she meets Wesley Jamison, who appears to be wealthy. Fearing he would spurn a mere modiste's ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Marguerite Clayton, Rod La Rocque

35. The Fisherman's Luck (1912)

Comedy, Short

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Fishley and his daughter arrive at the summer resort, and Dolores is introduced to Mr. Steppling, who plays at the summer theater. Fishley discovers them together one morning and angrily ... See full summary »

Stars: Howard Missimer, Dolores Cassinelli, John Steppling, E.H. Calvert

36. Two Hearts That Beat as Ten (1915)

Short, Comedy

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Mildred refuses Archie's proposal of marriage. Shortly after Fred arrives and she accepts him as her future husband. As he is leaving the house, his attention is attracted by a young lady ... See full summary »

Stars: Wallace Beery, Robert Bolder, Betty Brown, Charlotte Mineau

37. Ascending Sugar Loaf Mountain (1913)

Documentary, Short

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This is a scenic travelogue showing the ascension of Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Nature's most beautiful masterpieces.

38. A Countless Count (1915)

Comedy, Short

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The daughter and sweetheart are in love, but their affairs move anything but smoothly, because the father has other ideas for his daughter's marriage. He has already selected the Count as a... See full summary »

Stars: Robert McKenzie, Margie Reiger, Eddie Fries, 'Snub' Pollard

39. The Love Route Via Pittman (1914)

Comedy, Romance, Short

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Hazel and Glenn are both studying "Pittman" at business college and incidentally fall in love with each other. After graduation, Glenn secures a position, but Hazel fails to find anything ... See full summary »

Stars: Billy Mason, Beverly Bayne

40. Where Is My Hair? (1907)

Short, Comedy

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A crabbed old man who is entirely bald, lays his precious wig out on a window sill for an airing, only to have it stolen by another bald-headed man. While "baldy" is out scouring for his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

41. A Pair of Slippers (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Cupid loves a good joke occasionally and in this picture Ralph Lubber is the chosen goat. Lubber buys a pair of dainty slippers for his lady love and on his way to deliver them stops to see... See full summary »

42. Yosemite Valley, No. 2 (1917)

Documentary, Short

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43. Seeing Is Believing (1913)

Comedy, Short, Drama

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Mortimer Gregg, a blind millionaire, is seated at the table partaking of his morning repast. His servants make his affliction profitable by helping themselves to the best in the house. At ... See full summary »

Stars: E.H. Calvert, Charles Hitchcock, Beverly Bayne

44. Having a Good Time (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Johnson, after having worked at a small salary for many years, inherits a fortune. He joyously ventures forth in search of companionship and friends on whom to spend his money, first having... See full summary »

45. The Fable of the 'Good Fairy' (1914)

Comedy, Short

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Once there was a broad girl who had nothing to do except the two-by-four midget known as her husband, so she decided to help the poor. She thought it was a big help to the lowly and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mabel Eaton, Eddie Redway, Lillian Drew, Louise Willis

46. In the Beef and Butter Country (1917)

Documentary, Short

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47. The Star (1913)

Comedy, Short

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Pauline Deverau, a premier danseuse, gives her last performance in the ballet at the Theater De Luxe. Clarence Inbad, a ballroom type, thinks he is in love with her, and tries to the best ... See full summary »

Stars: John Steppling, Ruth Hennessy

48. The Prospector's Legacy (1912)

Short, Western

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A western prospector, who has been unusually lucky, prepares to return east to his wife. The suspicious actions of a gypsy horse-trader, whom he has seen loitering near his cabin, prompts ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Harry Todd, Fred Church, Brinsley Shaw, Julia Mackley

49. Next (1918)

Short, Comedy

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When the worthless husband refuses to fire up the furnace, his wife, weighing a full three hundred pounds, decides to go to work and be independent. She answers an ad asking for lady ... See full summary »

50. The Secret's Price (1915)

Short, Drama

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Billy, the beloved son of Mrs. Atherton, is ill and the doctor tells his mother that the only thing that will save him from death is a sojourn in the mountains. Mrs. Atherton is without ... See full summary »

Stars: E.H. Calvert, Lillian Drew, William Calvert, John Cossar


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