With Vitagraph Company of America (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912)

TV-PG | 71 min | Biography, Drama

5.7
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An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: R. Henderson Bland, Percy Dyer, Gene Gauntier, Alice Hollister

Votes: 442

2. Aunty's Romance (1912)

Short, Drama

4.6
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In honor bound, Stephen Fiske, Jr., son of a supposed millionaire, tells Doris Myhtle, his fiancée, that the death of his father has revealed that he has died penniless and left him a poor ... See full summary »

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Mary Maurice, Harry T. Morey

Votes: 8

3. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 1,012

4. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 2,767

5. The Knight Before Christmas (1914)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Before leaving to spend Christmas at his Aunt Kate's, Daddy Jim gives Sonny a dollar and tells him to buy whatever he most desires for himself. Arrived at Auntie's, he is immediately ... See full summary »

Director: Tefft Johnson | Stars: Bobby Connelly, Tefft Johnson, Mabel Kelly, Rose Tapley

6. Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking (1917)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Whistling Dick, so named because of his ability to whistle almost any air, is invited to the City on the day before Christmas to escape the annual round-up for the rock pile, and trudges ... See full summary »

Director: George Ridgwell | Stars: George Cooper, Adele DeGarde

7. Captain Blood (1924)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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Peter Blood, a young Irish physician, treats a rebel soldier wounded in battle, and he is arrested, tried for treason and sent into slavery to Barbados. He and his friend Jeremy are bought ... See full summary »

Directors: David Smith, Albert E. Smith | Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige, Charlotte Merriam, James Morrison

Votes: 42 | Gross: $0.21M

8. A Florida Enchantment (1914)

Unrated | 63 min | Comedy

5.9
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A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins.

Director: Sidney Drew | Stars: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent, Mrs. Sidney Drew

Votes: 182

9. Vanity Fair (1911)

35 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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(Reel One) Amelia Sedley, accompanied by Miss Becky Sharpe, returns from boarding school. Becky is a natural born flirt. Bashful Joseph Sedley falls desperately in love with her. He takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Kent | Stars: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup

Votes: 14

10. The Haunted Hotel (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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A traveler stays the night at a rural inn, but gets no rest as he is tormented by various spectres and mysterious happenings. The food on the table prepares itself, his clothes leave the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, William V. Ranous

Votes: 268

11. While the Auto Waits (1920)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Ethel Fleming, Regan Stewart

12. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)

12 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 277

13. Lost on Dress Parade (1918)

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Towers Chandler saves a little out of his weekly pay from an architect's office and uses it to have a night on the town every few weeks. On one outing he meets a shop girl. When he boasts ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Justice | Stars: Patsy De Forest, Evart Overton

14. The Redemption of Red Rube (1912)

Drama, Short

4.2
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Hurriedly making preparations to go in pursuit of "Red Rube," the outlaw, who has broken jail, Sheriff Sanders is accosted by "Spotted Snake," an Indian from the reservation, who enters his... See full summary »

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: Robert Thornby, George Stanley, Anne Schaefer, Eagle Eye

Votes: 9

15. The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.2
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A reel of mirth-provoking stunts that will draw the pennies from the children, but which is of much interest to young and old alike. It opens with a crowd of children leaving school and ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 15

16. How States Are Made (1912)

10 min | Adventure, Drama, Short

5.0
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Twenty or twenty-five years ago, when the unoccupied government lands were released for settlement, everyone who registered their names was given a fair and free chance to secure one of the... See full summary »

Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: Fred Burns, Anne Schaefer, Robert Thornby, Charles Bennett

Votes: 7

17. Black Beauty (I) (1921)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

6.1
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Anna Sewell's "autobiography" of a horse named Black Beauty is here expanded to include the adventures of the humans who surround the horse.

Director: David Smith | Stars: Jean Paige, James Morrison, George Webb, Bobbie Mack

Votes: 10

18. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,439

19. Richard III (1908)

Short, Drama

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Exterior of the Tower of London. Tressel brings to the dethroned Henry VI the news of the loss of the battle of Tewkesbury and the death of the king's son. "Now is the winter of our ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello, Julia Swayne Gordon

20. The Battle Cry of Peace (1915)

90 min | Drama

4.3
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Enemy agents under the leadership of "Emanon" conspire with pacifists to keep the American defense appropriations down at a time when forces of the enemy are preparing to invade. The ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Wilfrid North | Stars: Charles Richman, L. Rogers Lytton, James Morrison, Mary Maurice

Votes: 7

21. The Light in the Dark (1922)

33 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln, Lon Chaney, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 126

22. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1912)

Short, History

8.9
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On the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln dedicated the ground upon which was fought, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863, the bloodiest conflict and the... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, James Young | Stars: Ralph Ince, Tefft Johnson, James Young, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 11

23. The Life of Moses (1909)

50 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.1
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The persecution of the children of Israel by the Egyptians. Now there arose up a new king in Egypt. And he said unto his people. Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and ... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Pat Hartigan, Julia Arthur, William Humphrey, Charles Kent

Votes: 30

24. Sisters of the Golden Circle (1918)

Short, Drama

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Two pairs of newlyweds are riding on a bus when the wives notice the strong resemblance between their husbands. Mrs. McGuire realizes there's a police detective's car following the bus and ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth S. Webb | Stars: Edward Earle, Agnes Ayres, Alice Terry, Frank Kingsley

25. The Cavalier's Dream (1898)

1 min | Short, Horror

5.5
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"He sits asleep at a bare table; old witch enters, raps three times, then disappears; cavalier sees table spread for a sumptuous repast. Mephistopheles appears; then the old witch, who ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 75

26. We Must Do Our Best (1909)

10 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: Kenneth Casey, Moe Howard

Votes: 18

27. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

5.8
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The fourth, and last, of the famous scripts de luxe derived from incidents from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." In this the story is followed from the love of Marius and Cosette to the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, Hazel Neason, Marc McDermott

Votes: 12

28. Lady Godiva (1911)

9 min | Short, Drama

5.1
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In medieval Coventry a woman takes a naked horse ride to protest against her husbands policy of high taxation.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Julia Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, Kate Price, Harry Ward

Votes: 54

29. The Deerslayer (1913)

Drama, Short

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Wah-Ta-Wah, or Hist, the lady-love of Chingachgook, a Delaware chief, has been captured by the warlike Hurons. Chingachgook asks the aid of Deerslayer, a white man brought up among the ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Hal Reid, Laurence Trimble | Stars: Harry T. Morey, Wallace Reid, Ethel Dunn, Hal Reid

30. The Juggernaut (1915)

62 min | Drama

6.0
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This silent film presents drama to prevent a train from falling from a damaged railroad bridge.

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Julia Swayne Gordon, William R. Dunn

Votes: 14

31. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.4
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 59

32. The Suspect (1916)

Drama, Romance

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Director: S. Rankin Drew | Stars: Anita Stewart, S. Rankin Drew, Anders Randolf, George Cooper

33. The Thieving Hand (1908)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

6.7
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A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb which he cannot control.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Paul Panzer

Votes: 508

34. One Dollar's Worth (1917)

Approved | Drama, Short

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Director: David Smith | Stars: Walter Rodgers, Chet Ryan, Jack P. Pierce, Willie Calles

35. Oliver Twist (1907)

Short, Drama

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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: Elita Proctor Otis

36. Salome (1908)

Short, Drama

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King Herod is enchanted by Salome's dance and grants her wish for the head of John the Baptist.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Florence Lawrence, Maurice Costello

37. Better Days (1913)

Short, Drama

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Leaving their little son, Bobbie, in care of a young maid, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon go off for the day. The maid thinks it a favorable chance to gossip with a friend and leaves Bobbie playing ... See full summary »

Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: Van Dyke Brooke, Leo Delaney, Rosemary Theby, Sidney Cummings

38. The Darkest Hour (1919)

Drama

6.2
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Wealhy New Yorker Peter Schuyler has a best friend in Lee Austin--so he thinks. Actually, Austin and Marion Dinsmore have a scheme whereby Marion marries Schuyler, then divorces him, gets a... See full summary »

Director: Paul Scardon | Stars: Harry T. Morey, Anna Lehr, Jean Paige, George Howard

Votes: 6

39. Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (1918)

14 min | Comedy, Short

5.0
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A man decides to stage a fake robbery in front of his girlfriend's father (who doesn't like him), hoping it will make the father change his opinion. Unfortunately, real crooks wind up ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, Frank Alexander, James Donnelly

Votes: 24

40. Over the Garden Wall (1919)

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Peggy ( Bessie Love ) and her sister Frances ( Myrtle Reeves ) live with their father, but because of his idleness, they must all move to humbler quarters. Peggy adapts quickly to their new... See full summary »

Director: David Smith | Stars: Bessie Love, Myrtle Reeves, Willis Marks, Jim Blackwell

41. The Last Cartridge, an Incident of the Sepoy Rebellion in India (1908)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama

4.5
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Caught off-guard by Indian mutineers, a British soldier saves his last bullet for his daughter lest she be taken. This silent film features an original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.

Stars: Charles Kent, Florence Turner

Votes: 45

42. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Louise Carver, Paul Panzer, Charles Kent

Votes: 6

43. The Seventh Son (1912)

Short, Drama

5.5
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At the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States, the six sons of widow Beecham enlist. The seventh son is very anxious to join the army and fight for his country, but his brothers ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Reid | Stars: Ralph Ince, Mary Maurice, James Morrison, Tefft Johnson

Votes: 47

44. Babette (1917)

Drama

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Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Marc McDermott, Peggy Hyland, Templar Saxe, William R. Dunn

45. Over the Top (1918)

Drama, War

6.7
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Director: Wilfrid North | Stars: Arthur Guy Empey, Lois Meredith, James Morrison, Arthur Donaldson

Votes: 9

46. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

5.9
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Director: William Humphrey | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

Votes: 74

48. An Old Man's Love Story (1913)

13 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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Ethel, whose financially distressed parents depend on her marrying into wealth, may be forced to abandon the man she loves for her father's rich friend.

Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: James Lackaye, Florence Radinoff, Norma Talmadge, Van Dyke Brooke

Votes: 17

49. Jephtah's Daughter: A Biblical Tragedy (1909)

Short, Drama

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Star: Annette Kellerman

50. Pioneer Trails (1923)

70 min | Western

6.0
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Jack is orphaned as a young child when his wagon train is ambushed by Indians. Twenty years later, he rescues Rose from a runaway stagecoach. The two fall in love, much to the displeasure ... See full summary »

Director: David Smith | Stars: Cullen Landis, Alice Calhoun, Bertram Grassby, Otis Harlan

Votes: 6


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