Falling Leaves 1912

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves is a 1912 American silent short film by Alice Guy-Blaché, produced at Solax Studios. Starring Solax stock actors, the story concerns a child’s earnest effort to keep her dying sister alive by naive means. Wikipedia

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Director: Alice Guy-Blaché(The world’s first female director)
Producer: Alice Guy-Blaché
Production company: Solax Studios
Language: English language
Cast: Blanche Cornwall, Marian Swayne, Mace Greenleaf, Magda Foy, Darwin Karr

 

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Mute Witnesses 1914

Mute Witness 1914

SYNOPSIS

On a large upper-class estate, the young Baron von Rehren, after his rejection by Ellen, whom he deeply loves, he becomes smitten with the innocent Nastia, the house porter’s only daughter. She becomes his challenge and means of killing time.

Director: Yevgeni Bauer
Writer: Aleksandr Voznesensky
Stars: Aleksandr Chargonin, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Dora Tschitorina

This movie has English subtitles

 

 

I minnenas band 1916

I minnenas band

Swedish drama film from 1916 directed by Georg af Klercker .

Count Cronschöld is visited by his friend the historian Paul Linder, who wants to vist the castle ruin which is situated close to the count’s mansion. During their excursion, the count spots a family of gypsies which is camping on his territory.

Director: Georg af Klercker
Writer: Sven Pettersson (screenplay)
Stars: Elsa Berglund, Erik ‘Bullen’ Berglund, Elsa Carlsson

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The House with Closed Shutters 1910

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Summary

During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother’s place in the battle, and is killed. Their mother, not wanting the shameful truth to become known, closes all the shutters (hence the film’s title) and keeps her son’s presence a secret for many years, though two boyhood chums stumble upon the truth…

—Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)

Director: D. W. Griffith
Screenplay: Emmett C. Hall
Production company: Biograph Company
Cinematography: Billy Bitzer

Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Grace Henderson, Dorothy West

 

The Great White Trail 1917

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A husband, mistakenly believing his wife has cheated on him and that he is now the father of their newborn son, throws both her and her child out of the house. Frantic to the point of madness, she abandons her baby, and when she gains her sanity she flees to Alaska to start a new life. However, her husband finds out and follows her there.

Directors: Theodore Wharton, Leopold Wharton
Cast: Doris Kenyon, Bessie Wharton, Dick Bennard, MORE
Screenplay: Leopold Wharton, Gardner Hunting
Producers: Theodore Wharton, Leopold Wharton
Cinematography: Ray June, Levi Bacon

Stars: Doris Kenyon, Paul Gordon, Thomas Holding

Silas Marner 1916

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After having been wrongly accused of murder and robbery, a heretofore kindly and gregarious weaver becomes a nasty, bitter, lonely old miser.
Director: Ernest C. Warde (as Ernest Warde)
Writers: George Eliot (novel), Philip Lonergan (scenario)

Production Co: Thanhouser Film Corporation
Stars: Frederick Warde, Louise Bates, Morgan Jones

 

Domestic Difficulties 1916

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Domestic Difficulties is a silent short film featuring Mutt and Jeff. The film is one of the earliest animated adaptations of Bud Fisher’s comic strip

Plot

Inside an apartment, Mutt is sitting down, strumming a banjo. Momentarily Mutt’s wife comes to the scene. She tells Mutt she is going out, and that she tells him to stay home. Mutt seems to give his word on the matter. But Mutt phone calls his friend Jeff, and says they’ll go to a bar once his wife leaves. Mutt then goes to bed, pretending to sleep. The wife checks in the bedroom and exits. With the wife apparently gone, Mutt comes out of a bedroom window, and climbs down a pipe on a wall where Jeff is waiting. Jeff suddenly spots the wife coming back, and therefore tells Mutt to return to the bedroom. Mutt is able to get back in bed on time to be seen by her there. When the wife resumes to her outing. Mutt climbs down the pipe again, and walks away with Jeff. Little do the two men know that as they walk further away from the apartment, the wife surprisingly returns shortly.

Mutt and Jeff enter their intended bar. A few hours past midnight, they head to a park where they are supposed to part ways but just decide to sit down and relax. And because they are both intoxicated, they even see the park spinning around them.

Mutt and Jeff finally return to Mutt’s apartment. Inside the building, Mutt’s wife is sitting down irritated, and holding a rolling pin. Mutt attempts to climb up the pipe but his intoxication makes it very difficult, prompting him to just use the door. But before he could proceed, Mutt is unsure how his wife would greet him. He then tells Jeff to see if she is asleep. Jeff enters the apartment, and goes towards Mutt’s room. Jeff knocks and opens the door, only to be pounded and knocked down by a rolling pin. Jeff, slightly annoyed, heads to the outside. And upon going out, Jeff lies to Mutt, saying the wife is fast asleep. As Mutt enters the apartment, the scene remains on the outside where Jeff is standing. Moments later, loud noises break out from the building, implying Mutt is taking a bad beating from the wife. When the noises end, Jeff considers to leave. Suddenly, a bruised Mutt gets thrown out of a window, along with some bricks, which all fall on Jef

Director: Bud Fisher
Writers: Raoul Barre, Charles R. Bowers

Production Co: Bud Fisher Film Corporation