Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Fate's turning
    Fate's turning, the disaster of a false step averted
    John Lawson, Jr. has taken over the family business due to the illness of his father, and he has suffered a nervous breakdown. His father,regaining health, suggests the son take a rest at a summer hotel. John bids adieu to his fiancee, only to become smitten by Mary, a pretty hotel waitress. He promises to marry her. John is called home urgently when his...
    • Contributor: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - General Film Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Charles H. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Crisp, Donald ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - General Film Company - Pickford, Lottie - West, Charles H. - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Crisp, Donald - Bernard, Dorothy - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - Evans, Frank - Toncray, Kate - Longfellow, Stephanie - Afi/Foley (Ed) Collection (Library of Congress) - McDowell, Clare - Grandon, Francis J.
    • Date: 1911
  • Film, Video
    Lines of white on a sullen sea Emily turns down an offer of marriage from sailor Joe, and accepts sailor Bill. He sails away and soon forgets about his promise to Emily, leaving her to wait for six, long years. Unbeknownst to her, he marries and has a child. She waits, despite entreaties from Joe and the ridicule of her neighbors. Eventually she becomes deathly ill. When Bill returns with his...
    • Contributor: West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Moore, Owen - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack ... West, Dorothy - Bitzer, G. W. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Kirkwood, James - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Arvidson, Linda - Moore, Owen - Leonard, Marion - Sennett, Mack - Bruce, Kate - Pickford, Mary - Quirk, Billy - Powell, Frank E. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Robinson, Gertrude - Nichols, George
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    The mountaineer's honor
    In the hills of Kentucky
    A young mountain girl falls in love with a faithless lowlander, who loves her and leaves her. Her angry, over-protective brother follows the man to town and attempts to force him to marry the girl, but is mocked and ridiculed. He becomes enraged and kills the man. A posse is formed, and the brother is tracked to his home. His mother, realizing that they...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Sennett, Mack - Johnson, Arthur V. - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Moore, Owen - Pickford, Mary - Unicorn Film Service Corporation - Kirkwood, James - Bruce, Kate - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress) - Nichols, George
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video
    Judith of Bethulia "The Judean fortress of Bethulia is attacked by the powerful army of Nebuchadnezzar, led by Holofernes. The walls withstand the assault, but many people are killed and Holofernes lays the fortress under siege. Judith, a beautiful and beloved widow, prays for guidance and has a vision that she must offer herself as a sacrifice to Holofernes in order to save Bethulia. She goes to...
    • Contributor: Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - Hyde, Harry - Carey, Harry - Gish, Lillian - Paget, Alfred - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company ... Sweet, Blanche - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bitzer, G. W. - Woods, Frank E. - Hyde, Harry - Carey, Harry - Gish, Lillian - Paget, Alfred - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Biograph Company - Marsh, Mae - Aldrich, Thomas Bailey - Gish, Dorothy - Bruce, Kate - Lañoe, J. J. (Joseph Jiquel) - General Film Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Harron, Robert - Pierce, Grace Adele - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill)
    • Date: 1913
  • Film, Video
    Woman in black "Mary, a young gypsy girl, is seduced by the immoral Robert Crane and abandoned. She is exiled from the gypsies and, along with her mother Zenda, known as "The Woman in Black," she vows revenge. Meanwhile, Crane blackmails Stella Everett's father into forcing her to marry him, even though she loves Frank Mansfield, Crane's rival for a congressional seat. Frank wins, but Stella still...
    • Contributor: Marston, Lawrence - Sarno, Hector V. (Hector Vincenzo) - Gaudio, Tony - Evans, Millicent - Klaw & Erlanger - Biograph Company - Drumier, Jack - Hale, Alan - Evans, Frank - Barrymore, Lionel - Newton, Marie - Donnelly, H. Grattan (Henry Grattan) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - General Film Company - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill)
    • Date: 1914