An Arcadian Maid 1910

An arcadian maid


A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer’s wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an engagement ring and promises to marry her. When the peddler runs up some gambling debts, he visits the maid again and tells her they cannot marry until he has enough money to pay off his debt. While the farmer and his wife are asleep, the maid foolishly steals their money. The peddler takes the money and leaves on a train to get out of town. Overcome with guilt, the young maid runs away from the farm. Meanwhile the peddler gets into a fight and is thrown off the train. The maid stumbles upon him by the railroad tracks. She finds the money on the peddler and returns it to the farm couple before they even knew it was missing.
– Written by Pamela Short
Director: D.W. Griffith
Writer: Stanner E.V. Taylor
Stars: Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, George Nichols

Dunces and Dangers 1918


A man and his wife are having trouble financially and barely have anything to eat. The grocer and butcher visit and, seeing that the couple cannot pay them, take things from their apartment. Next, a group of men arrive and the couple quickly lock the door to the room, put on disguises and escape to the roof though the window. After a series of incidents, they discover that the men are actually there to tell the man that he has inherited a fortune.

Director: Larry Semon (as Lawrence Semon)
Writer: Larry Semon (scenario) (as Lawrence Semon)
Stars: Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, William Hauber


School Days 1920

school days

More fun with Larry Semon

Directors: Mort Peebles, Larry Semon
Writers: Mort Peebles, Larry Semon
Stars: Larry Semon, Frank Alexander, Lucille Carlisle

The Show 1922

The Show

A harried propman backstage at a theater must put up with malfunctioning wind machines, roosters that spit nitroglycerine, and a gang planning to rob the theater’s payroll.

Initial release: March 19, 1922
Directors: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog
Cinematography: Hans F. Koenekamp
Stars: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Frank Alexander,  Lucille Carlisle
Screenplay: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog
Producers: Larry Semon, Albert E. Smith

Alas and Alack 1915

alas and alack

A fishwife tells her young daughter a fairy story about a princess imprisoned by a hunchback in a seashell, a story that parallels her own life.
Director: Joseph De Grasse
Writer: Ida May Park
Stars: Cleo Madison, Arthur Shirley, Mary Kearnen, Lon Chaney.

Fireman Save My Child 1918

Fireman save y child

Initial release: May 26, 1918
Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Producer: Hal Roach
Written by: H. M. Walker
Cinematography: Walter Lundin

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, ‘Snub’ Pollard Stars


Two-Gun Gussie 1918

Two gun gussie

A mild-mannered young man has left home, and is now playing the piano in a bar in the west. The dangerous criminal Dagger-Tooth Dan enters the bar where the young man is playing. Soon afterwards, the local sheriff also arrives, with some letters that he has received. Dan notices the letters, and he switches the information in them to make the sheriff think that the piano player is the dangerous one.
– Written by Snow Leopard

Initial release: May 19, 1918
Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Screenplay: H. M. Walker
Producer: Hal Roach
Cinematography: Walter Lundin

Stars: Harold Lloyd, ‘Snub’ Pollard, Bebe Daniels