The Lad from Old Ireland 1910

The lad from old Ireland

Believed to be the  first fiction film shot in Ireland

A boy from Ireland comes to America and makes good, but he doesn’t forget the poverty he left behind. He returns to rescue his sweetheart just as her family is about to be evicted from their land.

Director: Sidney Olcott
Writer: Gene Gauntier
Stars: Sidney Olcott, Gene Gauntier, Thomas O’Connor


Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet 1921

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After eating a rarebit, a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange-looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city.

Director: Winsor McCay
Screenplay: Winsor McCay
Producer: Winsor McCay
Story by: Winsor McCay

Her First Flame 1920

Gale Henry

It is the year 1950; women have taken over men’s jobs and have become the aggressors in romantic situations. Lizzie Hap stuffs the ballot box, defeats her opponent, Minnie Fish, and is thereby elected Fire Chief of the all female fire department, and succeeds in winning the hand of her fair loved one, Willie Wart.

Director: Bruno C. Becker
Stars: Gale Henry, Milburn Morante, Hap Ward



The Detectress 1919


Aspiring detective Lizzie goes to Chinatown to track down some stolen papers, not realizing she’s had them in her pocket all along.

Cartoonist E.C. Segar saw this film in 1919 and was inspired to use Gale Henry as the model for Olive Oyl for his Thimble Theatre comic strip, which later became the Popeye strip.

Gale Henry can also be seen on the following films on this site

Mighty Like a Moose (1926 short) and Love ’em and Weep

Directors: Bruno C. Becker, Gale Henry

Production Co: Bull’s Eye
Stars: Gale Henry, Milburn Morante, Hap Ward




The Jolly Jilter 1927

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Ben Turpin, now engaged to a gold digger, goes to visit his former lover, a dancing girl at the theater. The dancing girl doesn’t want to let Ben go and makes many empty threats. Eventually she follows Ben home and he is also visited be his fiancée and her mother.

—Packy Sporre

Director: Edward F. Cline

Production Co: Mack Sennett Comedies
Writers: Randall Faye, Clarence Hennecke
Stars: Ben Turpin, Madeline Hurlock, Sunshine Hart




The Daredevil 1923

The Daredevil-1923

The movie makers are filming the next installment of the western serial, “Get Your Man”. The movie’s leading man wants his stunt double to do the next dangerous stunt. Purely by accident, a hapless, cross-eyed aspiring actor named Joe Magee ends up doing the stunt perfectly. He ends up doing dangerous stunt after stunt, all by accident, that fit the movie so perfectly that the movie’s leading lady wants him in the picture. The exasperated director finds that getting Joe to do the stunts on command is an entirely different story.


Director: Del Lord

Production Co: Mack Sennett Comedies
Writers: Mack Sennett, Rob Wagner (story)
Stars: Ben Turpin, Harry Gribbon, John J. Richardson



A miracle under the inquisition 1904

Un miracle sous l’inquisition (original title)

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An executioner attempts to burn a woman at the stake but his victim comes back as an angel and gives him what he deserves.
Director: Georges Méliès
Star: Georges Méliès