With The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. The Tomboy on Bar Z (1912)

Short, Western

4.4
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Pretty Letty King is the tomboy on Bar Z ranch. She fills the washing pans full of salt and when the boys come in from the corral at noon to wash, an awful time follows when they get their ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Virginia True Boardman, Jay Hanna, Brinsley Shaw, Fred Church

Votes: 5

2. Spliced and Iced (1917)

Short, Comedy

5.0
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In the spring a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of matrimony, and Musty is no exception. In spite of all the warnings voiced by his married friends. Musty takes the leap. The results ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Myll | Stars: Harry Watson, H.H. McCullum, Della Connor, Maxfield Moree

Votes: 5

3. A Wolf Among Lambs (1913)

Short, Drama

3.2
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Don Fernando, smitten with Giulia, a Spanish dancer, persuades the young and innocent girl to run away with him. Valeska, the sister, finds a note on the table the following morning, ... See full summary »

Stars: Allen Holubar, Ruth Stonehouse, Bryant Washburn, Dolores Cassinelli

Votes: 5

4. 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

5. The Great Silence (1915)

Drama, Short

7.2
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John Landon, a young Alaskan, is president of the Nugget Gold Mine Corporation, one of the richest in the Great Silence of the north. He is a fearless, untamed character of the mining camps... See full summary »

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Bryant Washburn, Frank Dayton

Votes: 6

6. The Reaping (I) (1915)

Short, Drama

8.5
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Dennis, a young man of questionable character, becomes engaged to Diana. One evening he betrays her and a few days later, Dennis drops dead. Later Diana goes to the country home of her aunt... See full summary »

Director: E.H. Calvert | Stars: Lillian Drew, Camille D'Arcy, Richard Travers, Warda Howard

Votes: 6

7. Broncho Billy and the Rustler's Child (1913)

Short, Western

4.8
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David Morgan, a cowpuncher, is informed by Doctor Harding that the former's wife is in a serious condition and must be taken from the high altitude. An Indian horse thief shows David a way ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Brinsley Shaw, Eugenia Clinchard, Evelyn Selbie

Votes: 6

8. Easy Ed (1916)

Short, Comedy

6.8
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As the freight pulls in, Easy Ed clambers down from his side-door Pullman and takes a seat under the water tank. Feeling the need of food be takes it away from an Italian and is chased by ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Dunkinson, Florence Oberle, Royal Douglas, Virginia Bowker

Votes: 6

9. Charlie's Life (1916)

Documentary, Biography

5.3
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This is a documentary about the vagabond Charlie Chaplin from 1916. It includes clips from several of the Keystone and Essanay films Chaplin appeared in during 1914-1915. The film was made by forgotten Near East, and is presumed lost.

Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Henry Bergman, Charles Chaplin, Chester Conklin

Votes: 6

10. Beauty Spots in America: Castle Hot Springs, Arizona (1916)

6 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Votes: 6

11. Broncho Billy's Adventure (1911)

Short, Western

5.7
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Broncho Billy, on a pilgrimage, pulls up at a small tavern and takes a room there for the night. The pretty daughter of the tavern-keeper has many sweethearts, but the father, fearing he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7

12. The Cowboy Coward (1911)

Western, Short

4.1
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Henry and Steve, two "bunkies" on the "LL" ranch, are in love with Katie, their employer's daughter. While she likes Steve the best, she feels she cannot accept him because of his craving ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Gladys Field, Brinsley Shaw, R. Henry Grey

Votes: 7

13. Twilight (1912)

Drama, Short, Romance

7.4
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An older couple recall their own romance of long ago when they see their granddaughter and her sweetheart together.

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Martha Russell, Ruth Stonehouse, Harry Mainhall

Votes: 7

14. The Making of Broncho Billy (1913)

9 min | Short, Western

6.4
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Broncho Billy is seen leaving his humble home in the east to make his fortune in the far west. He kisses his mother fondly goodbye. Broncho Billy, a tenderfoot at this time, arrives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Brinsley Shaw, Harry Todd, Victor Potel

Votes: 7

15. The Prince of Graustark (1916)

Drama, Romance

6.0
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Graustark needs thirty million dollars to satisfy a Russian loan. The Prince of Dawsbergen, ruler of the adjoining principality, will advance the money if the young Prince of Graustark ... See full summary »

Director: Fred E. Wright | Stars: Bryant Washburn, Marguerite Clayton, Sidney Ainsworth, Ernest Maupain

Votes: 7

16. Ben Gets a Duck and Is Ducked (1909)

Short, Comedy

5.6
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A hungry young man with no money sees a fat duck in a public fountain and figures if he can capture it, he'll eat well. Complications ensue.

Star: Ben Turpin

Votes: 7

17. The Gilded Cage (1915)

Short, Drama

5.0
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A social climbing woman in a well furnished home has grown tired of her husband and has a well to do lover. She leaves her spouse (the breakup is shown by way of her removing her wedding ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryant Washburn, Ruth Stonehouse, Louise Crolius, Betty Scott

Votes: 7

18. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1914)

Short, Drama

7.0
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Willard Gryson, a clerk in the employ of the government, leads an ideal home life with his charming wife and his two-months-old son. Tyson Rockwell, a capitalist, and his henchman, needs ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Travers, Ruth Stonehouse, Harry Mainhall, E.H. Calvert

Votes: 7

19. When Wealth Torments (1912)

Drama, Romance, Short

5.0
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A young man must overcome a stubborn mother's objections in order to marry the girl he loves.

Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Mildred Weston, Helen Dunbar

Votes: 8

20. Versus Sledge Hammers (1915)

Comedy, Short

4.8
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The Count received word through a matrimonial agency that Sophie Clutts will inherit a million dollars and goes to her father's hotel to win her hand. Mustang Pete, however, is in love with... See full summary »

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

Votes: 8

21. Musty's Vacation (1917)

Short, Comedy

4.6
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After a harrowing experience as driver of an express wagon, Musty feels in need of a thorough rest, and hies himself to the virgin forest. He proves to be a rank failure as a bear hunter, ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Myll | Stars: Harry Watson, Alma Hanlon, H.H. McCullum

Votes: 8

22. Graustark (1915)

Adventure

2.0
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While traveling by train from Denver to Washington, DC, wealthy young Grenfall Lorry meets a beautiful young girl. When they are accidentally left behind in a mining town, they race through... See full summary »

Director: Fred E. Wright | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Edna Mayo, Thomas Commerford

Votes: 9

23. Young Mother Hubbard (1917)

73 min | Drama

6.3
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Forced by the death of her mother to care for her three brothers and sisters, little Mona Fairfax is known to farmers of her district as Young Mother Hubbard. The children's step-father, ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Mary McAllister, William Clifford, Carolyn Irwin, Granville Bates

Votes: 9

24. Back to the Old Farm (1912)

Drama, Short

4.4
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Frank Clayton, a young city chap, plans a vacation on Uncle Barnes' farm. Going to his friend, George Randall, Clayton shows him Barnes' letter asking that George be brought along, as he ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bailey, E.H. Calvert, Frank Dayton, Beverly Bayne

Votes: 9

25. Lake Tahoe, Cal. (1916)

Documentary, Short

5.8
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Scenic wonders of Lake Tahoe in summer and winter.

Votes: 9

26. An Awful Skate; or, The Hobo on Rollers (1907)

Short, Comedy, Family

7.1
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A tramp on roller skates.

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Star: Ben Turpin

Votes: 10

27. The Fable of the Kid Who Shifted His Ideals to Golf and Finally Became a Baseball Fan and Took the Only Known Cure (1916)

Comedy, Sport

6.6
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A Messenger Kid stopped to Gaze at a picture of Jess Willard in a window and began to Weep bitterly. A soft-hearted Commuter halted. "Why do you weep?" he asked. "Aw, gee, what chance have ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

28. Pants (1917)

Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Little Betty has a luxurious home, an army of servants and the costliest of toys. But she hasn't what a child wants most of all, other children to play with. The result is that she runs ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Mary McAllister, John Cossar, Marian Skinner, Charles Koeppe

Votes: 10

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

Short, Western

4.0
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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: 10

30. The Dancing Nig (1907)

Comedy, Short

8.8
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A darkey finds it impossible to keep his feet still whenever he hears the sound of music. Sam is enticed from his home by hearing the sound of mouth harps played by two of his friends; out ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

Votes: 11

31. Broncho Billy's Narrow Escape (1912)

Short, Western

4.4
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Old Ben Martin, a prospector, and his partner live in a small shack in the hills. Lois, Martin's pretty daughter, keeps house for them. Baxter, the partner, loves Lois, and hopes to make ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 11

32. A Wife of the Hills (1912)

Short, Western

4.8
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Bart McGrew, a notorious outlaw, lives in the hills with his young wife, unknown to McGrew, one of his land. Dan Trent, is in love with his wife and the two are plotting to go away and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 11

33. The Prospector (1912)

Short, Western

3.7
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A lone prospector comes to a cabin in the woods where he seeks food and lodging. There he meets a woman and her small daughter who put him up. Soon her father and brother, miners, arrive ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Mackley | Stars: Fred Church, Arthur Mackley, Evelyn Selbie, Audrey Hanna

Votes: 12

34. 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

35. 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

36. How Slippery Slim Saw the Show (1915)

Short, Comedy

1.6
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Slippery Slim and his wife go to see a company of barnstormers perform in the opera house. Slim carries the baby. The barnstormers, like Shakespeare, are not bothered by details. They use a... See full summary »

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

Votes: 13

37. Humanity (1916)

Western

6.3
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A cowboy travels East to settle an old score. He finds the man he's been looking for, but his beautiful daughter pleads for her father's life.

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Ruth Saville, Rodney Hildebrand, Robert McKenzie

Votes: 14

38. Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner (1911)

Short, Western

4.5
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The sheriff of Rattlesnake County, Nevada, has received a notification from the district attorney to post dodgers along the highways, announcing that the notorious outlaw and bad man, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15

39. Max Comes Across (1917)

Comedy, Short

8.3
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The adventures of Max Linder, some based on real events, some fictional, as he travels by ocean liner from France to America.

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Ernest Maupain

Votes: 15

40. Sweedie Learns to Swim (1914)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Sweedie, the cook, decides that it would be nice to learn to swim, so goes to a "dry land" swimming class for instruction. She is thrown out of the class after fighting with several of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Wallace Beery, Ben Turpin, Leo White, Betty Brown

Votes: 17

41. Introducing Charlie Chaplin (1915)

Animation, Comedy, Short

5.8
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Director: Wallace A. Carlson | Star: Charles Chaplin

Votes: 16

42. Broncho Billy's Fatal Joke (1914)

Short, Western

5.6
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Broncho Billy plays a practical joke on an old friend, but it backfires when the man has a heart attack.

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

Votes: 16

43. The Good-for-Nothing (1914)

Comedy, Drama, Western

4.1
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Gilbert Sterling had never wanted for anything. He had been given plenty of money to do with as he pleased, and it was perhaps the fault of his parents that he became worthless, ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Elsa Lorimer, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 17

44. The Voice of Conscience (1912)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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An accidental death on a hunting trip results in an innocent young man being accused of murder.

Director: Theodore Wharton | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Edmund J. Hayes, Florence La Badie, Harry Mainhall

Votes: 27

45. 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

46. 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

47. Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress (1912)

Short, Western

5.4
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A new schoolteacher arrives at Snakeville and immediately all the marriageable men of the county come a-courtin'. The affair finally resolves about Jack Heyworth and Broncho Billy, but it ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 39

48. The Essanay-Chaplin Revue of 1916 (1916)

Comedy

6.6
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Compilation of several Chaplin shorts made for the Essanay Company during 1915, including The Tramp, His New Job, and A Night Out.

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin, Leo White

Votes: 42

49. A Christmas Carol (1908)

15 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short

6.0
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The miser Scrooge passes down a London street the morning before Christmas, on his way to his counting house. So much is he detested that no one speaks to him until a beggar approaches, ... See full summary »

Star: Tom Ricketts

Votes: 42

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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