Ne Plus Ultra (Silent Films 1910's)

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Favorite Films, Silent Films 1910's,

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1. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Passed | 197 min | Drama, History

99 Metascore

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 13,319 | Gross: $2.18M

2. Passion (1919)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Eduard von Winterstein

Votes: 725

3. The Cigarette (1919)

51 min | Drama

A Parisian museum director believes his wife has lost interest in him and so places a poisoned cigarette in the box on his desk - thus allowing chance to decide the moment of his death.

Director: Germaine Dulac | Stars: Andrée Brabant, Gabriel Signoret, Jules Raucourt, Genevieve Williams

Votes: 61

4. The Blue Bird (1918)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy

Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed, Emma Lowry

Votes: 750

5. Where Are My Children? (1916)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

A District Attorney's outspoken stand on abortion gets him in trouble with the local community.

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Mrs. Tyrone Power, Marie Walcamp, Cora Drew

Votes: 557

6. A Man There Was (1917)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, War

Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, August Falck, Edith Erastoff, Bergliot Husberg

Votes: 1,432

7. Tepeyac (1917)

90 min | Drama

A man (Arroyo Carrillo) is sent to Europe on a diplomatic mission. The ship in which he travels is sunk by a German submarine. In Mexico, his girlfriend Lupita (Cota) receives a telegram ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos E. González, José Manuel Ramos, Fernando Sáyago | Stars: Roberto Arroyo Carrillo, Pilar Cota, Beatriz de Córdova, Luis García Carrillo

Votes: 32

8. The Torture of Silence (1917)

80 min | Drama

Sad story of an unfaithful wife and her subsequent sufferings as a mother.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Emmy Lynn, Firmin Gémier, Armand Tallier, Anthony Gildès

Votes: 102

9. The Star Prince (1918)

54 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Star Prince falls to earth on a star and is found and reared by a woodcutter. Because the haughty prince is cruel to the beggar who claims to be his mother, a fairy transforms him into ... See full summary »

Director: Madeline Brandeis | Stars: Zoe Rae, Dorphia Brown, John Dorland, Edith Rothschild

Votes: 16

10. Shoulder Arms (1918)

45 min | Comedy, War

Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Loyal Underwood

Votes: 5,530

11. Tih Minh (1918)

418 min | Adventure, Mystery

Jacques d'Athys, a French adventurer, returns to his home in Nice after an expedition to Indochina where he has picked up a Eurasian fiancée and a book that, unbeknownst to him, contains a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Mary Harald, René Cresté, Georges Biscot, Édouard Mathé

Votes: 302

12. Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

Three Scottish officers, including Sir Archi, murder Sir Arne and his household for a coffin filled with gold. The only survivor is Elsalill, who moves to relatives in Marstrand. There she ... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Erik Stocklassa, Bror Berger, Richard Lund, Axel Nilsson

Votes: 1,139

13. Shoes (1916)

60 min | Drama

A young working girl must suport her family on only five dollars a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three brothers finally gets to be too much... See full summary »

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffith, Mattie Witting, Jessie Arnold

Votes: 213

14. The President (1919)

75 min | Drama

The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman, Halvard Hoff

Votes: 751

15. The Queen of Spades (1916)

63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

While hosting a game of cards one night, Narumov tells his friends a story about his grandmother, a Countess. As a young woman, she had once incurred an enormous gambling debt, which she ... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova, Nikolai Panov

Votes: 588

17. My Four Years in Germany (1918)

War, Drama

The experiences of the American ambassador to Germany, James Gerard, are recounted in this semi-documentary.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Halbert Brown, Willard Dashiell, Louis Dean, Earl Schenck

Votes: 36

20. The Hoodlum (1919)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

A spoiled young rich girl is forced by misfortune to fight for survival in the slums and alleys, where she becomes involved with all manner of unpleasantness.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Mary Pickford, Ralph Lewis, Kenneth Harlan, T.D. Crittenden

Votes: 913

21. Sangre y arena (1917)

65 min

Juan Gallardo, a poor but ambitious young shoemaker's son in Southern Spain yearns to be a matador. To that end he and his companions set out for Seville where he eventually finds fame and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricardo de Baños, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez | Stars: P. Alcaide, Mark Andrews, Matilde Domenech, José Portes

Votes: 13

22. 'Blue Blazes' Rawden (1918)

65 min | Drama, Western

Rawden, a lumberjack in the North woods, fights with crooked dance hall owner 'Ladyfingers' Hilgard over the affections of Babette DuFresne. Hilgard is killed. When Hilgard's mother and ... See full summary »

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Maude George, Robert McKim, Gertrude Claire

Votes: 71

23. Stella Maris (1918)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

Two young women - a paraplegic girl sheltered by her wealthy guardians and a more experienced orphan - fall in love with a man separated from his violent wife.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Ida Waterman, Herbert Standing, Conway Tearle

Votes: 1,340

24. The Life Story of David Lloyd George (1918)

152 min | Biography, Drama, History

Bio-pic of Britain's World War 1 Prime Minister.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Norman Page, Alma Reville, Ernest Thesiger, Douglas Munro

Votes: 68

25. Mickey (1918)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

Directors: F. Richard Jones, James Young | Stars: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Laura La Varnie, Lew Cody

Votes: 1,048 | Gross: $17.20M

26. Mothers of France (1917)

Drama, War

A mother loses first her son and then her husband in the trenches of France during the First World War. She devotes herself to the French cause and to helping those wounded in the war.

Directors: René Hervil, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Berthe Jalabert, Gabriel Signoret, Jean Signoret

Votes: 23

27. Le coupable (1917)

81 min | Drama

A prosecuting attorney commences his summing-up : the defendant is his son whose pitiful fate led him to murder ; he left his mother he got pregnant and the unwed poor thing had to fight against a hostile world .

Director: André Antoine | Stars: Romuald Joubé, Sylvie, Jacques Grétillat, Léon Bernard

Votes: 26

28. Deliverance (1919)

90 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of Helen Keller, who lost her vision and hearing at the age of two, was considered a hopeless case, but who through the diligent aid of teacher Anne Sullivan became a ... See full summary »

Director: George Foster Platt | Stars: Etna Ross, Tula Belle, Edith Lyle, Betty Schade

Votes: 47

29. Father Sergius (1918)

112 min | Biography, Drama, History

Prince Kasatsky is a just and proud youth, shock and disappointment with the world bring him to church, he becomes father Sergius. It is a story of his piety and temptation.

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva, Vladimir Gajdarov

Votes: 440

30. The Unfortunate Marriage (1917)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama

Based on the classic Wilkie Collins novel The Woman In White.

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Florence La Badie, Richard Neill, Gertrude Dallas, Arthur Bauer

Votes: 64

31. The Red Lantern (1919)

70 min | Drama

Mahlee and Blanche Sackville are half-sisters, Blanche the daughter of an Englishman and his wife, Mahlee of the Englishman and his Chinese mistress. Mahlee rejects her people and attempts ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Noah Beery, Charles Bryant, Edward Connelly

Votes: 43

32. Until They Get Me (1917)

58 min | Drama

Kirby kills a man in self-defense and becomes a fugitive from the police.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Pauline Starke, Jack Curtis, Joe King, Wilbur Higby

Votes: 52

35. El beso de la muerte (1917)

72 min | Drama

In a boarding school for girls Margarita is called to reception: the duchess widow of Santauro, mother of Margarita, has gone to take her out. Her friend Laura, the daughter of Dr. Reyes, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fructuós Gelabert, Alberto Marro, Magín Murià | Stars: Señor Alonso, Josep Balaguer, Elena Bernís, Joaquín Carrasco

Votes: 8

36. Her Sister's Rival (1916)

66 min | Drama

Wealthy Mrs. Khromova has a natural daughter, Musya, and an adopted daughter, Nata. The merchant Zhurov is in love with Nata, and hopes to marry her, but she is non-committal. When Zhurov ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Olga Rakhmanova, Lidiya Koreneva, Vera Kholodnaya, Vitold Polonsky

Votes: 364

37. Flirting with Fate (1916)

Not Rated | 50 min | Adventure, Comedy

In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye, W.E. Lawrence

Votes: 135

39. His Picture in the Papers (1916)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy

A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous and manages to get his picture in the newspapers. He determines to let nothing stand in the way of his doing exactly that, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, Rene Boucicault, Jean Temple

Votes: 120

41. Kaliya Mardan (1919)

47 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

The playmates of Krishna are insulted by a female villager who splashes water on them. They take revenge by stealing butter from her house. When they are beaten up by the woman, they again ... See full summary »

Director: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: Neelkanth, Purushottam Parchure, Yadav Gopal Takle, Narayan Pache

Votes: 80

42. Im Lebenswirbel (1918)

Marriage between Margit and artist Erik Lind is interrupted by her infatuation with squire *Arvid Sund. She gives up the relationship because of Erik's illness and death. Arvid's brother however, brings the two back together.

Director: Heinz Schall | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Bruno Eichgrün, Walter Wolffgram

Votes: 14

44. Blue Jeans (1917)

Drama

Perry Bascom comes to the town of Rising Sun, Indiana, to take charge of the sawmills which have for years been managed by his father's best friend, Col. Henry Clay Risener. His father's ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute, Clifford Bruce

Votes: 34

45. Old Wives for New (1918)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

Charles Murdock neglects his fat and lazy wife in favor of Juliet Raeburn but, when Juliet's name is involved in murder, he marries Viola and takes her to Paris.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton, Wanda Hawley

Votes: 168 | Gross: $0.29M



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