1912

The Better Man

The Better Man

With a fondness for gambling, Jim Saunders is given to neglecting his wife and child. One night during his absence at the saloon, Miguel Gomez, a ...
The New York Hat

The New York Hat

To fulfill a dying mother’s bequest for her daughter, the town pastor purchases the daughter a stylish hat, and gossip spreads through the town.
The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador

The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador

Count Fernand De Keramic plots against his niece in order to acquire her wealth to pay his debts.
A Romany Spy

A Romany Spy

1912  

A Romany Spy

Gypsy girl Zidra falls in love with the lieutenant she is supposed to spy on.
Cinderella or The Glass Slipper

Cinderella or The Glass Slipper

Georges Méliès’s first attempt at Cinderella was in 1899. That film was extraordinary then for having multiple scenes and a semblance of a ...
The Water Nymph

The Water Nymph

Mabel and her sweetheart go to the beach and play a trick on the boyfriend’s father.
An Unseen Enemy

An Unseen Enemy

The physician’s death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor’s small estate ...
The Heart and the Money

The Heart and the Money

The innkeeper’s daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man.
The In-Law

The In-Law

1912  

The In-Law

Lusha is suffering from her drunken husband. One day her father-in-law rapes her. Of course, she doesn’t dare admit it to her husband. So, unable ...
The Speed Demon

The Speed Demon

An ambitious race driver who is not allowed to compete decides to outwit his competitors.
The Picture Idol

The Picture Idol

A short comedy about a girl (played by Clara Kimball Young) who is in love with a movie star (Maurice Costello) and who follows him everywhere. ...
Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

It’s early autumn and Dr. Headley eagerly demonstrates what seems to be a miraculous cure for tuberculosis. Not far from where he is ...
Children Who Labor

Children Who Labor

The father of a working class family is having trouble finding a job, because the local textile mill is hiring only inexpensive child labor. ...
Le chrysanthème rouge

Le chrysanthème rouge

Two suitors bring flowers to their girl in hopes of winning her love.
Billy’s Stratagem

Billy’s Stratagem

While their mother is away from home, Billy and his sister are set upon by marauding Indians, who trap them in their cabin. Billy rigs a keg of ...
Max Takes Back His Freedom

Max Takes Back His Freedom

An elegant dandy – he of suit, vest, tie, and top hat – ignores his wife at dinner in favor of his newspaper, so she tearfully leaves ...
Man’s Calling

Man’s Calling

A man is supposed to become a priest. However, he has other plans.
The Brigand Brothers

The Brigand Brothers

Based on the poem by Pushkin. A thief and his gang are at their camp next to the Volga River. He tells them of how his father died in a river, ...