Mute Witnesses 1914

Mute Witness 1914


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




The Spoilers 1914


The spoilers

While wealthy Alaskan mine owner Roy Glenister (William Farnum) and his partner vacation in the States, Washington politician Alex McNamara (Tom Santschi) plans a claim-jumping scheme throughout Alaska. When the envoy McNamara intends to send falls ill, his unwitting niece, Helen (Bessie Eyton), agrees to carry the documents to Alaska in his place. Upon Roy’s return to Alaska, Helen soon attracts his attention — to the dismay of Roy’s longtime girlfriend, dancer Cherry (Kathlyn Williams).

Directors: Colin Campbell, Alfred E. Green
Box office: 1 million USD
Screenplay: Lanier Bartlett
Story by: Rex Beach
Cast: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santschi

The Last of the Line 1914

the last of the line

Thomas Ince made several movies focusing on the lives of Native Americans.  The central figure of  this film is Joe Goodboy, a Lakota  Indian who plays the chief of a village who sends his son (Hayakawa) off to be educated in white persons school. The son returns as a hopeless drunk which emotionally troubles the chief .

As a result the chief leaves the village to relieve his emotional distress  but comes across an army caravan under attack. He comes to the rescue of the caravan and shoots some of the raiders ….

Director: Jay Hunt
Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan (scenario)
Stars: Joe Goodboy, Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki

Leading Lizzie Astray 1914

Leading Lizzieastray


A city slicker is driving through a small town when his car has a flat. A local boy and his girlfriend walk by and the boy volunteers to fix the man’s tire. While he’s doing that, the city slicker makes a move on the boy’s girlfriend and persuades her to go back to the city with him. After she leaves, her boyfriend packs up and goes to the city to try to win her back.


Director: Roscoe Arbuckle
Producer: Mack Sennett
Production company: Keystone Studios
Distributed by: Mutual Film

Stars: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Minta Durfee, Ed Brady

Shot in the Excitement 1914


There is quite a lot of comedy talent on display, including Charley Chase, the forgotten — and very funny — Alice Howell, Chester Conklin and, to round out the pack, Al St. John. If you enjoy the early Keystones or want to see these players in their earlier, rawer phases, it will be worth your time.

Director: Rube Miller

Production Co: Keystone Film Company
Stars: Al St. John, Alice Howell, Rube Miller, Charley Chase


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Sealed Orders 1914

IMDb 7.0

sealed orders

Also Known as Det hemmelighedsfulde X (original title) and The Mysterious X

Please note no English intertitles for thisfilm

The Mysterious X is a 1914 Danish silent drama film directed by Benjamin Christensen. It was Christensen’s directorial debut. Prints of the film exist in the Det Danske Filminstitut and the Museum of Modern Art. Wikipedia

On the brink of war, Lt. van Hauen is summoned to take command of the cruiser, but due to unforeseen events, he is wrongfully convicted as a traitor.
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Writers: Benjamin Christensen, Laurids Skands (manuscript)
Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Otto Reinwald

Salomy Jane 1914


Salomy Jane is a 1914 American Western feature film based on Bret Harte’s 1898 novella of the same name. It is the only known surviving complete work of silent film era actress Beatriz Michelena and the California Motion Picture Corporation. Wikipedia

When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man. Jack fights the ruffian and kills him. He escapes with the law on his trail, for it is (wrongly) presumed that he is also the man who held up the stagecoach. Salomy Jane comes to his rescue when he is captured and about to be lynched.
– Written by Jim Beaver <>

Director: William Nigh
Cinematography: Arthur A. Cadwell
Screenplay: Bret Harte, Paul Armstrong, Jr.


Stars: Beatriz Michelena, House Peters, William Pike