Intolerance is a 1916 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. The three-and-a-half hour epic intercuts four parallel storylines, each separated by several centuries: (1) A contemporary melodrama of crime and redemption; (2) a Judean story: Christ’s mission and death; (3) a French story: the events surrounding the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572; and (4) a Babylonian story: the fall of the Babylonian Empire to Persia in 539 BC. Each story had its own tint in the original print. The scenes are linked by shots of a figure representing Eternal Motherhood, rocking a cradle.
Civilization is a 1916 American pacifist allegorical drama film produced by Thomas H. Ince, written by C. Gardner Sullivan, and directed by Ince, Reginald Barker and Raymond B. West. The story involves a submarine commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly carrying ammunition for his country's enemies. The film was a big-budget spectacle that was compared to both Birth of a Nation and the paintings of Jean-François Millet. The film was a popular success and was credited by the Democratic National Committee with helping to re-elect Woodrow Wilson as the U.S. President in 1916. The film was also the first to depict Jesus Christ as a character in a motion picture, leading some to criticize the depiction as in "poor taste."
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish is a 1916 American short silent comedy film spoofing Craig Kennedy and Sherlock Holmes. It stars Douglas Fairbanks as Coke Ennyday, a detective with a massive drug habit who resorts to cocaine at every opportunity; he jigs through the film looking unnaturally happy. Directed by John Emerson, the story was written by Tod Browning, director of the notorious Freaks. Anita Loos wrote the film's intertitles.
Martyrs of the Alamo (also known as The Birth of Texas) is a 1915 American historical war drama film written and directed by Christy Cabanne. The film is based on the historical novel of the same name by Theodosia Harris, and features an ensemble cast including Sam De Grasse, Douglas Fairbanks, Walter Long and Alfred Paget.
The Americano is a 1916 American silent adventure/romantic comedy film directed by John Emerson and stars Douglas Fairbanks in his last production for Triangle Film Corporation. Based on the novel Blaze Derringer, by Eugene P. Lyle, Jr., the scenario was written by John Emerson and Anita Loos who also wrote the film's intertitles. The film was re-released by S.A. Lynch Enterprises on August 21, 1923. A 16mm print of the film still exists.
Oh, Mabel Behave is a 1922 American silent comedy film starring Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett and Ford Sterling. Sennett and Sterling also directed the film.
The Return of Draw Egan is a 1916 silent era western drama motion picture starring William S. Hart, Louise Glaum, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, and J.P. Lockney.
Fatty and Mabel Adrift is a 1916 Keystone short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, and Al St. John.
Shifting Sands is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Gloria Swanson.
The Coward is a 1915 American silent historical war drama film directed by Reginald Barker and produced by Thomas H. Ince. Ince also wrote the film's story and scenario with C. Gardner Sullivan. The film stars Frank Keenan and Charles Ray. John Gilbert also appears in an uncredited bit part. A copy of The Coward is preserved at the Museum of Modern Art.
Hoodoo Ann is a 1916 Lloyd Ingraham-directed American comedy-drama silent film, written by D.W. Griffith and released by Triangle Film Corporation.
Bright Lights is a 1916 American short comedy film directed by Roscoe Arbuckle and starring Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Al St. John.
An Innocent Magdalene is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan. It is considered to be a lost film.
Society for Sale is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Frank Borzage, starring William Desmond and Gloria Swanson.
American Aristocracy is a 1916 American silent adventure/comedy-drama film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starring Douglas Fairbanks. A 35mm print of the film is preserved at the George Eastman House and is currently in the public domain.
Diane of the Follies is a 1916 American drama film directed by Christy Cabanne. The film is considered to be lost.
The Secret Code is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Gloria Swanson.
The Habit of Happiness is a 1916 American silent comedy film directed by Allan Dwan and filmed by cinematographer Victor Fleming. The film was written by Allan Dwan and Shannon Fife from a suggestion by D. W. Griffith and stars Douglas Fairbanks. A 16mm print of the film is preserved in a private collection.
His Picture in the Papers (1916) is an American silent comedy film written and directed by John Emerson. Anita Loos also wrote the film's scenario. The film stars Douglas Fairbanks and Loretta Blake and features Eric von Stroheim in a minor role.
You Can't Believe Everything is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway and starring Gloria Swanson. With its survival status classified as being unknown, it is likely to be a lost film.
The House Built Upon Sand is a 1916 drama film directed by Edward Morrissey and starring Lillian Gish. This is a lost film.
Wife or Country is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by E. Mason Hopper and starring Gloria Swanson in her last role for Triangle Film Corporation. Its survival status is classified as unknown, suggesting that it is a lost film.
Golden Rule Kate is a 1917 silent western drama film starring Louise Glaum, William Conklin, Jack Richardson, Mildred Harris, and John Gilbert.
A Strange Transgressor is a 1917 silent drama film starring Louise Glaum, J. Barney Sherry, and Colin Chase.
Station Content is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Arthur Hoyt and starring Gloria Swanson.
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