With Bison Motion Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Perils of the Plains (1910)

Short, Western

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A pioneer family, consisting of father, mother, son, young daughter and child are making their way across the plains in a prairie schooner. They come to a pretty spot where they decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: J. Barney Sherry, Charles Avery

2. The Tornado (1917)

30 min | Short, Western

5.6
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"The Tornado mostly followed pulp Western formula -- bad guys hold up a town, take a girl hostage, and the hero rides to the rescue. But there were a couple of twists that made it seem more... See full synopsis »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Jean Hathaway, Peter Gerald, Elsie Thornton

Votes: 30

4. The Jungle Queen (1915)

Short, Drama

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Mary Dirke, daughter of John Dirke, a South African hunter, has a great love for wild animals. Her private zoo consists of many wild beasts she has captured, among them a pair of ferocious ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Marie Walcamp, Wellington A. Playter, Sherman Bainbridge, Rex De Rosselli

5. The Werewolf (1913)

18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance.

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Clarence Burton, Marie Walcamp, Phyllis Gordon, Lule Warrenton

Votes: 24

6. Robinson Crusoe (1913)

30 min | Drama, Short

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A man struggles to survive after being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Robert Z. Leonard, Edward Alexander, Charles W. Travis, Margarita Fischer

7. The Trail of Hate (1917)

Short, Drama

5.7
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When bandits capture the wife of a US army lieutenant stationed in the Philippines, along with her lover, the choice is his whether to forgive.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Louise Granville, Duke Worne, Jack Lawton

Votes: 22

8. Half Breed's Treachery (1909)

Short, Western

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The New York Motion Picture Company has beam successful in securing for the principal characters of this story a genuine Indian and his wife. A true Western atmosphere is depicted ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer

9. The Heart of an Indian (1912)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Western

6.5
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When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her child... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ann Little, J. Barney Sherry, Art Acord

Votes: 74

10. A Brave Western Girl (1910)

Short, Western

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11. Red Wing's Constancy (1910)

Short, Western

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The squaw man leaves his wife at their shack, after an affectionate farewell. During his absence a half breed comes to the squaw and endeavors to persuade her to leave her cowboy husband. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: Red Wing, Charles K. French

12. The Spirit of the Flag (1913)

Drama, Short

5.0
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Dr. Reid, a young American physician in the Philippines, risks his life in the cause of patriotism, and eventually wins the love of the girl of his choice. With the idea of developing in ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wallace Reid, Pauline Bush, Jessalyn Van Trump, Arthur Rosson

Votes: 10

13. The Love of a Savage (1909)

Short, Western

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White Elk, a Sioux brave, visits a friendly tribe, and when landing at the river bank sees a young squaw, Arrow Head, for whom he immediately conceives an infatuation. He helps her fill a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: Red Wing, James Young Deer

14. The Adventures of a Cowpuncher (1910)

Short, Western

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Pedro, the foreman of the Colonel's ranch, very willingly complies with Daisy's request that he get her horse. As she is about to ride off Pedro offers her a rose, which she accepts ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: Charles K. French, Red Wing

15. The Soul Herder (1917)

30 min | Short, Western

4.8
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Harry is thrown out of town and on his way across the desert meets a minister and his family; when the man is killed in an Indian raid, Harry takes care of his little daughter, later puts on the minister's frock and reforms a town.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Jean Hersholt, Fritzi Ridgeway, Elizabeth James

Votes: 17

16. The Lieutenant's Last Fight (1912)

20 min | Western, Drama, Short

5.1
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The story opens with an Indian village, the home of Big Bear, the son of the Sioux chief. The government agent, impressed with the brightness of the lad, persuades his father to permit him ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, J. Barney Sherry, Ann Little

Votes: 14

17. The Deserter (1912)

20 min | Western, Drama, Short

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A deserting soldier encounters a wagon train of settlers. When they are faced with an Indian attack, he risks court martial to return to the Army post for help.

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, William Clifford, J. Barney Sherry, Lillian Christy

18. The Brand of His Tribe (1914)

Short, Western

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Lieutenant George Wilcox is one of the officers at a western army post. Wolftail is chief of a tribe of nearby Indians, who, while not hostile, are anything but friendly toward the soldiers... See full synopsis »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: William Clifford, Marie Walcamp, Val Paul, Rex De Rosselli

19. El Capitan and the Land Grabbers (1912)

Short, Western

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The proud Senora is approached by Lieutenant Farnsworth and is given a blank record to sign and record in order to make good her landed property. The Senora tells him that the land was ... See full summary »

Star: Charles Inslee

20. The Massacre of the Fourth Cavalry (1912)

10 min | Short, Western

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The Apache Chiefs and Sub-Chiefs, Naitche, Ketena, Tahchilsa and others, come to the reservation barracks and demand liquor. They are very angry at the refusal given, and Lieutenant Davis, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Montgomery | Stars: Charles Bartlett, Roy Watson, William Bertram, Chief Phillipi

21. The Tragedy of Whispering Creek (1914)

20 min | Western, Short

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In a small mining community lives an orphan girl who is engaged to a miner. A degenerate Mexican infests the camp and proves a menace to the citizens. The orphan's sweetheart finds him ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, William C. Dowlan, Lon Chaney

22. Richelieu (1914)

Drama, History, Romance

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With the opening of the story Richelieu pardons the Duke of Orleans and all his followers in the Languedoc revolt, save one. The exception is Adrien de Mauprat, because he seized a French ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, William C. Dowlan, Pauline Bush, James Robert Chandler

23. The Scrapper (1917)

20 min | Short, Western

4.8
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Bored with the ranch, Buck's girl goes off to the city and gets involved in a brothel. When Buck brings a herd of cattle to town, a streetwalker lures him to the house just in time for him to save his girl from Martin.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Ford, Louise Granville, Duke Worne, Jean Hathaway

Votes: 19

24. The Cowboy Guardians (1912)

Short, Western

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A pioneer caravan is attacked by Indians, who greatly outnumber the pale faces. The whole party are massacred, with the exception of a year-and-one-half old baby, who being hidden by its ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Inslee, Sylvia Ashton, Baby Hargraves, Wallace Reid

25. A Cowboy's Narrow Escape (1909)

Short, Western

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Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Star: Red Wing

26. Saved from the Redmen (1910)

Short, Western

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Big Bear sneaks into the barracks in hope of getting away with some horses. Two stand saddled and it seems an easy matter to get them, but as the Indian is about to be off, Ned West fires. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Star: J. Barney Sherry

27. War of the Cattle Range (1913)

Short, Western

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The opening of the drama establishes the hatred of Bainbridge, the range boss, for Clifford, a cowboy. Clifford has defeated the boss in all contests of wits and strength. Ruth Ann Baldwin ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: William Clifford, Sherman Bainbridge, Phyllis Gordon, Val Paul

28. The Oubliette (1914)

29 min | Short, Drama, History

4.8
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Francois Villon, vagabond, poet and philosopher, and his friend Colin, leave the vagabond camp and start for Paris. En route to that city, Villon's heart is touched at sight of the eviction... See full summary »

Director: Charles Giblyn | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, Lon Chaney, Doc Crane

Votes: 35

29. Lost for Many Years (1910)

Drama, Short

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Lady Ramsden's small boy, five years of age, is the only one who stands between Lord Ravenscroft and a vast estate. When he is unsuccessful in getting control of it through a marriage with ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Star: J. Barney Sherry

30. The Rose of the Ranch (1910)

Short, Romance, Western

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Le Anita, the beautiful daughter of Don Giovannio, receives a note from the man she loves, Jose A'Comelesta, requesting her to meet him at twilight in the "Garden of Roses." While Le Anita ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer

31. A Western Bride (1911)

Short, Western

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Unable to stand her husband's drinking habits and abuse, Mrs. Allen is forced to leave him. The sheriff gives her shelter, and the next day her child is born. The sheriff celebrates the ... See full summary »

Star: Charles Inslee

32. Under the Lion's Paw (1916)

Short, Drama

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Director: Jay Hunt | Stars: Rex De Rosselli, Goldie Colwell, Clara Horton, Colin Chase

33. Prowlers of the Wild (1914)

Short, Drama

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Landers, dishonest foreman at the trapping post, falls in love with Anna. She, in turn, retains a warm place in her heart for Bert Bixby, the handsome son of the owner of the circus. A ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Ann Little, Frank Lloyd, William Worthington

34. Love and Money (1910)

Drama, Short

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Evelyn begs her sweetheart to decline the appointment as Government Surveyor in Idaho. Notwithstanding her pleas he goes, leaving his photograph in her possession. Some months later he ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Star: Red Wing

35. The Mysterious Hand (1914)

30 min | Short, Western

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There is a little slavey working in an English boarding house. She accidentally discovers the "swag" of a couple of crooks one day, but dismisses the event from her mind, owing to the ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Arthur Moon, Duke Worne

36. The Flight of Red Wing (1910)

Short, Western

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Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Star: Red Wing

37. I Love My Wife, But Oh, You Kid (1909)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Fred J. Balshofer

38. War on the Plains (1912)

20 min | Adventure, Drama, Short

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The emigrants are seen fighting the hordes of redskins. The hero rides to the settlement for help and engages in a thrilling duel with pursuing Indians. The settlers swoop down on the ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Ray Myers, Howard Davies

39. The Curse of Gambling (1910)

Short, Drama

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James Brown, a young bank cashier, his wife and child, are living happily together until one evening a friend calls Brown and invites him to a club. He reluctantly accepts the invitation, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer

40. The Yiddisher Cowboy (1909)

Short, Comedy, Western

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Director: Fred J. Balshofer

41. The Mother Instinct (1915)

Short, Drama

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Marion Summers, in love with Curlew, comes to the notice of Gordon Barnes, who is much impressed with her. Curlew is intimate with Mamie We Voux. a demimondaine. When he informs her of his ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Cleo Madison, Joe King, Edward Sloman, Bess Meredyth

42. The Sea Wolves (1910)

Short, Thriller

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Belle, a sweet girl of twenty summers, and Bob, a sturdy youth of about the same age, go upon a fishing trip. Everything appears to be bright and cheerful until Bob catches a large fish. In... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: J. Barney Sherry, Evelyn Graham

43. Tribal War in the South Seas (1914)

Short, Drama

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Lihula, King Kalana's daughter, is greatly loved by the young chief, Makapa. Makapa's mother is a witch-doctor and it is her consuming ambition that her son wed Lihula. Poloka, a rival ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: William Clifford, Marie Walcamp, Sherman Bainbridge, Rex De Rosselli

44. His Two Children (1909)

Drama, Short

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Mr. Fiske drives up to the stage door to meet his wife, who is the leading lady. Other men are also waiting for someone to come out. As Mrs. Fiske, known as Miss Everton, come from the door... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Star: Charles K. French

45. The White Savior (1912)

Short, Western

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46. The Cowboy and the Schoolmarm (1910)

Romance, Short, Western

5.7
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Jess Wilson, a young and pretty school teacher of the "Golden West." is just leaving the little schoolhouse in which she teaches, when Joe Blackburn, a man with a "bad reputation," meets ... See full summary »

Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: James Young Deer, Red Wing

Votes: 9

47. The Lamb, the Woman, the Wolf (1914)

30 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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The Lamb is one of these gentle young men who spend their lives looking after the affairs of others and in the meantime lose all the best that is the heritage of the young. This particular ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, Lon Chaney

48. The Cowboy Magnate (1913)

Short, Western

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Bainbridge, the agent of the S.V. Railroad, comes to the Clifford Ranch to negotiate for the right of way. Clifford agrees to go east to see the railroad officials. Arriving at the managing... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: William Clifford, Phyllis Gordon, Sylvia Ashton, Jane Darwell

49. The Yellow Star (1915)

Short, Drama

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Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Frank Newburg, Marie Walcamp, Kingsley Benedict, C.E. Horn

50. The Triumph of Mind (1914)

Short, Drama

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The hinge of the story is a crippled old lady, Mrs. Trill, who is an angel of the alley. The power of her mind cures a child's illness and finds a lost purse. The neighbors are impressed. ... See full summary »

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley, Ella Hall, Rupert Julian


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