A Romance of the Redwoods 1917


A young woman (Mary Pickford) falls for an outlaw (Elliott Dexter) who lands in trouble with a sheriff (Walter Long).
Initial release: 1917
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Production company: Famous Players-Lasky
Producer: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Mary Pickford
Written by: Cecil B. DeMille, Jeanie MacPherson

Stars: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall


Her Sister’s Rival 1916


Wealthy Mrs. Khromova has a natural daughter, Musya, and an adopted daughter, Nata. The merchant Zhurov is in love with Nata, and hopes to marry her, but she is non-committal. When Zhurov introduces his friend Prince Bartinsky to the family, both young women soon fall in love with the dashing but irresponsible prince. The prince is in love with Nata, but because of his enormous debts, he decides to marry Musya to get her dowry, and he allows Nata to marry Zhurov. All the while, Mrs. Khromova remains very uneasy, fearing that marriage is unlikely to cause the self-indulgent prince to change his ways.
– Written by Snow Leopard

Director: Yevgeni Bauer
Writers: Georges Ohnet (novel), Yevgeni Bauer (scenario)
Stars: Olga Rakhmanova, Lidiya Koreneva, Vera Kholodnaya

The Squaw Man 1914



In this dialogue-free film, to save his family from disgrace, Capt. James Wynnegate (Dustin Farnum) takes the blame when his brother, Sir Henry (Monroe Salisbury), embezzles from a charitable fund. Relocating to America, James purchases a ranch in Wyoming and marries Nat-u-ritch (Red Wing), a Native American woman. After the birth of the couple’s son, James is startled by the arrival of Lady Diana (Winifred Kingston), his brother’s wife, who informs him that the villainous Henry is dead.
Initial release: February 15, 1914
Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Oscar Apfel
Box office: 244,700 USD
Art director: Wilfred Buckland
Screenplay: Cecil B. DeMille, Oscar Apfel, Edwin Milton Royle

Stars: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston


Love 1919


A man (Fatty Arbuckle) tries to stop the wedding of the woman that he loves.
Initial release: March 2, 1919
Director: Roscoe Arbuckle
Screenplay: Vincent P. Bryan
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Roscoe Arbuckle



The End of the World / Конец света / Verdens undergang – 1916



The End of the World is a 1916 Danish science fiction drama film directed by August Blom and written by Otto Rung, starring Olaf Fønss and Ebba Thomsen. Wikipedia

A comet, passing by the earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world in this World War I-era film.
Initial release: 1916
Director: August Blom
Written by: Otto Rung
Cinematography: Louis Larsen
Cast: Olaf Fønss, Ebba Thomsen


Sherlock Holmes 1916


When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters which could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case.

Director: Arthur Berthelet

Production company: Essanay Studios

Story by: Arthur Conan Doyle
Writers: William Gillette (play), H.S. Sheldon (scenario)
Stars: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

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A 16th Century Russian Wedding 1909


A dramatization of a wedding in 16th-century Russia, between members of two prominent boyar families (based on paintings by Konstantin Makovskii): Three matchmakers first visit the family of the prospective bride, and then do the same with the prospective bridegroom’s family. Later, as the time of the wedding draws near, the bride is dressed with great formality and prepared for the ceremony, as the guests get ready to celebrate the upcoming wedding.
– Written by Snow Leopard

Director: Vasili Goncharov
Writer: Vasili Goncharov (screenplay)
Stars: Aleksandra Goncharova, Vasili Stepanov, Andrej Gromov