Until They Get Me 1917

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In an effort to reach his wife’s deathbed, Kirby is forced to kill a man in self-defense. He is arrested by Selwyn, a member of the North West Mounted Police, who allows him to say a last farewell to his wife. After visiting his wife’s deathbed, Kirby eludes Selwyn and becomes a fugitive from the police. Each year he returns to visit his son and, during one of his sojourns, meets Margy, a little farmhouse servant who has run away from her life of drudgery. (TCM)

Director: Frank Borzage
Writer: Kenneth B. Clarke
Stars: Pauline Starke, Jack Curtis, Joe King



Those Country Kids 1914

Those country kids

Those Country Kids is a 1914 American short comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand

Director: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle

Production Co: Keystone Film Company

Stars: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John

A Tale of Two Cities 1917

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Unjustly imprisoned within the Bastille, the decrepit Dr. Alexandre Manette (Joseph Swickard) awaits his grim fate. Manette’s daughter, Lucie (Jewel Carmen), now lives in London with her husband, Charles Darnay (William Farnum), an exiled French nobleman. Although it’s dangerous, Darnay returns to France to rescue his father-in-law. Instead, he gets tossed into the Bastille himself, and it’s up to a scoundrel, Sydney Carton (also Farnum), to rescue Darnay out of love for Lucie.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Screenplay: Frank Lloyd
Story by: Charles Dickens
Production company: Fox Film

Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary


Surrender 1927


A young Jewish woman is forced to either give herself to a Russian officer or watch her village burn.
Director: Edward Sloman
Writers: Alexander Brody (play), Edward J. Montagne (adaptation)
Stars: Mary Philbin, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Otto Matieson



Number, Please? 1920

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Two men (Harold Lloyd, Roy Brooks) at an amusement park pull out the stops to win a young woman’s (Mildred Davis) affection.
Initial release: December 26, 1920
Directors: Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer
Screenplay: H. M. Walker
Producer: Hal Roach
Cinematography: Walter Lundin
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks

Lover’s Luck 1914


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It’s one of Mack Sennett’s standard plots that he returned to again and again over the years: the leads are in love but the parents want the girl to marry someone else.

Roscoe Arbuckle … Fatty
Minta Durfee … The Girl
Al St. John … Fatty’s Rival
Josef Swickard … The Girl’s Father
Phyllis Allen … The Girl’s Mother
Frank Hayes … Hiram Crabapple, Justice of the Peace
Slim Summerville … Villager
Alice Howell … Leader of Snoopy Neighbors
Billie Bennett … Villager
Billy Gilbert … Villager
Grover Ligon … Villager
Harry Russell … Father’s Minister
Luke the Dog

Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle
Produced by Mack Sennett

Country USA
Release Date: September 19, 1914
Production Co: Keystone Film Company

Shoe Palace Pinkus 1916

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Sally Pinkus is an German-Jewish boy who takes a job as a shoe store clerk after being expelled from school for goofing around. Soon fired for trying to court the owner’s daughter, Pinkus lands another job in a more ‘upmarket’ shoe salon, only to be fired again, before charming a rich benefactress to fund his ultimate dream: Pinkus’ Shoe Palace.
– Written by Mutti

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writers: Hanns Kräly, Erich Schönfelder
Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Else Kentner, Guido Herzfeld