With The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (Sorted by Your Rating Descending)



1. Our Boys (1917)

Short, Drama

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The downfall of Bobbie Browbeat, the bully of the school, presents a crisis in the life of Miss Patience, the teacher. Bobbie's cruelty to the smaller children leads Average Fellows and ... See full summary »

2. A Boomerang of Blood (1915)

Short, Drama

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John Gray and his brother Richard are estranged. John gets a threatening letter from Richard and calls at the house to settle the matter. They have some angry words but finally adjust their... See full summary »

3. All in a Day (1917)

Short, Comedy

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A school of physical culture languishes for lack of clients. The partners decide to obtain at least one. They kidnap a thoroughly henpecked individual and make a physical giant of him. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Billy Mason, Ruth Hennessy

4. Mr. Wright in Wrong (1917)

Short, Comedy

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A pretty maid, a clambake and a milk bottle put Mr. Wright in wrong. He employs the pretty maid and, because she is pretty, is more gallant towards her than Mrs. Wright thinks he should be.... See full summary »

5. 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 »

6. Get-Rich-Quick Hall and Ford (1911)

Short, Comedy

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Hall and Ford are two tramps who escape from the workhouse. In order to make good their getaway they ingeniously join a marathon race and win prizes as the winners. By other slick ... See full summary »

7. Judge Simpkins' Summer Court (1911)

Short, Comedy

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In the little town of Waterloo, the suburb of a large city, so frequent have become the arrests of auto speeders that a branch court is instituted at the outskirts of the village, where ... See full summary »

8. The Other Johnson (1910)

Short, Comedy

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Henry Johnson, a young broker, and his wife are at breakfast one morning, when Mrs. Johnson reads the following item concerning her husband in the morning's paper: "Search is being made for... See full summary »

Star: J. Warren Kerrigan

9. The Curse of Cocaine (1909)

Short, Drama

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Dr. Warren Harris, a prominent city physician, performs an operation upon a patient, whose suffering he endeavors to relieve by administering cocaine. This shows the great virtue of the ... See full summary »

10. Taft in Chicago, and at the Ball Game (1909)

Documentary, Short

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Star: William Howard Taft

11. A Gilded Fool (1908)

Short, Drama

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12. World's Championship Series (1910)

Documentary, Short, Sport

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Stars: Jimmy Archer, Frank Baker, Big Chief Bender, Mordecai Brown

13. My Wife's Gone to the Country (Hooray! Hooray!) (1909)

Short, Comedy

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There is always something doing around the Jones' household when Mrs. Jones is thwarted in having her way in some particular whim. In this instance Mrs. Jones has informed "Jawn" of her ... See full summary »

14. Levi's Dilemma (1910)

Short, Comedy

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We are shown first the interior of Uncle Levi's establishment, typical of any East Side or Halsted Street pawnshop. Uncle Levi is much perturbed, first because Mose, his clerk, and Rebecca,... See full summary »

Star: Martha Spier

15. Henry's Package (1910)

Short, Comedy

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"Henry" the Essanay comedy hero, is again brought into the limelight. We may suspect that either business or domestic troubles has caused poor Henry to take a drink, but he certainly has ... See full summary »

16. Mulcahy's Raid (1910)

Short, Comedy

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The sergeant is seen patrolling his beat one fine spring morning, when a young chap cautiously approaches him and slips a note into his hand. The note contains the information that there is... See full summary »

Star: J. Warren Kerrigan

17. A College Chicken (1910)

Short, Comedy

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We are first shown a dusky gentleman invading a chicken coop, from whence he issues bearing a fine, fat pullet. As he slinks up the street he runs into a bunch of college boys out on the ... See full summary »

Star: Dot Farley

18. Who's Who (1910)

Short, Comedy

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19. The World's Championship Baseball Series of 1908 (1908)

Documentary, Short, Sport

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20. Bitter-Sweet (1910)

Short, Drama

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We can easily presume that the domestic life of young Mr. and Mrs. Sweet has been somewhat strained. A storm has been brewing for some time and when her spouse comes in to dinner one ... See full summary »

Star: J. Warren Kerrigan

21. Romance of a Taxicab (1908)

Short, Drama

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A young and beautiful girl who is heiress in her own right to an immense fortune, falls a victim to her ambitious stepmother, who plans to acquire her fortune by having the stepdaughter ... See full summary »

22. C-H-I-C-K-E-N Spells Chicken (1910)

Short, Comedy

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Rastus wanders by a chicken store one morning and stops to admire a box of beautiful pullets. Immediately his appetite for chicken gets him to speculating as to how he can obtain one of the... See full summary »

23. Annie Laurie (1909)

Short, Drama

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24. The Egg Trust (1910)

Short, Comedy

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We will say that the time of the story is a number of years hence. The dealers have formed themselves into a powerful combine, controlling every egg laid on earth. They are in a position to... See full summary »

25. On the Wrong Scent (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Fate will frolic at times and in this hilarious little comedy Smith is again chosen the toy of her freakish ways. Smith, and a party of men friends, are enjoying a stein or two at a bar ... See full summary »

Director: Horace Vinton

26. Two Sides to a Story (1909)

Short, Comedy

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There are always two sides to a story, and the price of deceit is oftentimes severe repentance. Mr. Billiken looked for a wife of good family, and got her. Mr. Billiken needed someone to ... See full summary »

27. Old Heidelberg (1909)

Short, Drama

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A story of German student life. The Crown Prince of "Saxon Coleburg," nephew to the King and heir apparent to the throne, has been reared in the strict and rigid formality of a German court... See full summary »

28. A Victim of Hate (1910)

Short, Drama

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Harry McAllison, a degenerate young man, is in love with Dorothy Van Hagen, a very close friend of his sister, Gladys. As yet he has never made a proposal but has worshiped her secretly ... See full summary »

Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Martha Spier

29. A Christmas Adoption (1907)

Short, Drama

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A clever crook secures a job delivering a Xmas tree to a fashionable home. When inside the house he secures a plan of same, and by the aid of a little chap (our hero) whom he has picked up ... See full summary »

30. The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1908)

Short, Drama, History

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31. The Chaperone (1909)

Short, Comedy

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O. Howe Gruffe, a business man, is a widower with a beautiful daughter. A young college chap, Charley Duncan, has fallen desperately in love with the daughter and she with him. O. Howe ... See full summary »

32. Object: Matrimony (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Peace has reigned for three solid weeks at Miss Neverwed's Select School for Young Ladies, an unprecedented record in the history of the institution. In the girl's dormitory, the hotbed of ... See full summary »

33. Much Ado About Nothing (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Strange things happen in the course of marital bliss and it is not infrequent that the merest trifles cause the most turmoil. Our friend, Jones, loves his wife and carries her photograph in... See full summary »

34. Michael Strogoff (1908)

Short, Drama

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The dancing and merry making during a fête that is transpiring in the Czar's palace in St. Petershurg is interrupted by General Kissoff and attendant, bearing important dispatches, which ... See full summary »

35. Reparation (1911)

Short, Drama

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David Warren and his sweetheart, Stella Graham, are country lovers. As tokens of their engagement they exchange a ring and a necklace, the latter with a locket. At the county fair the next ... See full summary »

Star: Francis X. Bushman

36. 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

37. On Another Man's Pass (1909)

Short, Drama

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Rupert Montgomery Featherstone, a retired actor, so the story goes, while picking his way tediously along the sunbaked cedar ties of the Great Eastern Railroad, observed at the side of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

38. Bring Me Some Ice (1909)

Short, Comedy

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The above title readily suggests it customers that this film is purely a comedy conceit. The story briefly told is as follows: a housewife, while freezing cream, discovers she needs more ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

39. Bill Jones' New Years Resolution (1908)

Short, Comedy

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This comedy picture story revolves around "A married man with too much mother-in-law and an exacting wife." He makes the usual New Year resolutions. He swears he will stop smoking, drinking... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

40. An Expensive Sky Piece (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

41. A Pair of Garters (1909)

Short, Comedy

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A pair of garters creates havoc in various homes through innocent adventures. A young man presents them first to his sweetheart as a present, and her father finding them immediately gets ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

42. A Case of Tomatoes (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Two mischievous boys, after the fashion employed by the "Steinheimer Kills,'' make havoc in their community with a case of red-ripe tomatoes, which falls from the rear of a grocer's ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

43. The Hoodoo Lounge (1908)

Short, Comedy

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A tramp in his haste to escape from the clutches of the law rushes into a second-hand store and hides in a folding lounge. An old maid later purchases the lounge, and after having it ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

44. The Bully (1908)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

45. The Football Craze (1908)

Short, Comedy

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The game starts off in an open lot, and it finishes every place; that is, they follow the ball, and that seemingly, harmless piece of pigskin is not particular where it lands, when it is ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

46. The Directoire Gown (1908)

Short

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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

47. Stung (1908)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

48. Hey There! Look Out! (1907)

Short, Comedy

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Another comedy of the Essanay kind, brim full of smiles, giggles and hearty laughter. It is what can be termed a rapid fire comedy, as there is not a moment's time to straighten your face ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

49. Canimated Nooz Pictorial, No. 1 (1915)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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Five hundred feet of animated cartoons dealing with the current topics of the day from a most humorous standpoint.

Director: Wallace A. Carlson

50. Nutt Stuff (1918)

Short, Comedy

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The director believes he has a whale of a melodrama idea and after much pleading induces his company to stage the picture on credit. This they do. The director then takes the film to a ... See full summary »

Star: Arthur W. Bates


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