Best Drama Movies of 1909


Ben's Kid

6.0/10 IMDB

Buck Minor was the most detested man in Wolf Hollow, partly because he was quarrelsome and treacherous, partly because he abused and neglected his little wife, Molly, whom all the camp adored, and for whose sake it tolerated Buck.

Starring: Tom Santschi, Harry Todd, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ..
Directed by: Francis Boggs
Release date: 1909-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : 1776, or The Hessian Renegades

1776, or The Hessian Renegades

5.6/10 IMDB

During the American Revolution, a young soldier carrying a crucial message to General Washington is spotted and pursued by a group of enemy soldiers. He takes refuge with a civilian family, but is soon detected. The family and their neighbors must then make plans to see that the important message gets through after all.

Starring: Owen Moore, James Kirkwood, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith, Lottie Pickford, Mack Sennett, George Siegmann, Henry B. Walthall ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-09-06

King Lear

5.5/10 IMDB

An impressively tactile, if slightly over-ambitious, adaptation of King Lear from Vitagraph Studios.

Starring: William V. Ranous ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous
Release date: 1909-03-27
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

6.0/10 IMDB

Adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.

Starring: Edith Storey, William Humphrey ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1909-04-30


5.9/10 IMDB

Faust, an aged philosopher and magician who has grown weary of life and has sought in vain for the secret of eternal youth, decides, after a night's long vigil, to call forth from the realms of darkness the evil one to aid him. Mephistopheles appears and offers him his services in return for Faust's soul. The aged philosopher refuses to accept until the devil shows him a vision of Marguerite in all her maiden simplicity and beauty. Faust agrees to accept the compact providing Mephistopheles will give him youth, wealth and love.

Starring: William Sorelle ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1909-12-24
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : The Country Doctor

The Country Doctor

6.4/10 IMDB

While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.

Starring: Kate Bruce, Adele DeGarde, Gladys Egan, Rose King, Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford, Frank Powell ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-07-08
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : Bernadette Soubirous et les apparitions de Lourdes

Bernadette Soubirous et les apparitions de Lourdes

0.0/10 IMDB

A romanced version of the apparitions of Mary at Lourdes in 1856.

Directed by: Honoré Le Sablais
Release date: 1909-01-01

Edgar Allan Poe

0.0/10 IMDB

As Poe's lover is slowly dying he struggles to make money to care for her.

Starring: Barry O'Moore, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy, Anita Hendrie, Arthur V. Johnson, James Kirkwood, David Miles, Charles Perley ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-02-08

The Airship Destroyer

0.0/10 IMDB

An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.

Directed by: Walter R. Booth
Release date: 1909-10-01

Mozart's Last Requiem

0.0/10 IMDB

Mozart feels compelled to finish a final requiem as he fears death is quickly approaching. Although the doctor has specifically ordered Mozart not to play or compose, Mozart begins a composition after listening to his student play the violin and having visions of three of his operas. After Mozart has finished his requiem a group of friends comes to visit him, and as they sing his last composition to him, Mozart dies.

Directed by: √Čtienne Arnaud, Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1909-09-11

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