Best Drama Movies of 1911


The Lonedale Operator

6.5/10 IMDB

A young woman takes over her sick father's role as telegraph operator at a railway station, and has to deal with a team intent on train robbery.

Starring: George Nichols, Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas, Edward Dillon, Edna Foster, Verner Clarges, Joseph Graybill, Guy Hedlund, Dell Henderson ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-03-23
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

5.8/10 IMDB

A silent short film telling the classic story of Becky Sharp.

Starring: Helen Gardner, William V. Ranous, John Bunny, Harry Northrup, Alec B. Francis, Leo Delaney, Tefft Johnson, Kate Price, William Shea, Charles Kent ..
Directed by: Charles Kent
Release date: 1911-01-02
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Greater Love Hath No Man

Greater Love Hath No Man

6.3/10 IMDB

Short film by Alice Guy about a Western love triangle.

Starring: Romaine Fielding, Vinnie Burns ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché, Alexander Butler
Release date: 1911-06-29
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Miser's Heart

The Miser's Heart

6.3/10 IMDB

Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a little girl who lives in his building.

Starring: Adolph Lestina, Ynez Seabury, Kate Toncray, Edward Dillon, Robert Harron, Wilfred Lucas, Charles Hill Mailes, William J. Butler, Donald Crisp, Blanche Sweet ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-11-20
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Billy and His Pal

Billy and His Pal

5.4/10 IMDB

Billy and His Pal, released on February 16, 1911, is about a cowboy, Jim (Francis Ford), who is idolised by young Billy (actress Edith Storey in drag). When Jim runs afoul of a gang of Mexican thieves, it’s up to Billy to rescue his hero. Billy and His Pal is short on plot but long on local atmosphere with the director (probably William Haddock) and cameraman William “Daddy” Paley making the most of the starkly beautiful Texas countryside.

Starring: Francis Ford, Edith Storey ..
Directed by: William F. Haddock
Release date: 1911-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : By a Woman's Wit

By a Woman's Wit

4.5/10 IMDB

Captain Jasper, a Union officer, is sent on a secret service mission to the Confederate headquarters. Safe through the lines Captain Jasper, disguised as a Commissary Supply Agent, meets old friends who are Northern sympathizers. Visiting Confederate headquarters, information is supplied him by an ally. Suspicion is eventually aroused against the Captain and he is arrested. Pamela, a Southern girl with Northern sympathies, decides to aid the Captain's escape.

Starring: J.J. Clark, Alice Hollister, J.P. McGowan ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1911-04-04
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Price

The Price

5.4/10 IMDB

Pretty Ann, and Joe, the hostler, one day chance to meet. Strong is Joe, and simple, and Ann is shy and sweet. As man and maid have done before, they love, and marry, too. And live happy ever after? Ah, this tale is new to you! Yes, the tale is drear, prosaic; and so poetry won't do. A baby boy comes to bless the union. Joe is working in the stables when they tell him of his joy: his heart is gay and happy, and he tells the horses so. Then, it might be the angels were jealous of such mortal happiness; it might be the devil, seeing the stage so set, entered to play the leading role.

Starring: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley ..
Directed by: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley, Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1911-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Dream

The Dream

5.4/10 IMDB

A loutish husband neglects his patient, loving wife to enjoy a night on the town. When he comes home drunk and irritable, he mistreats her. Then he falls asleep, and has a dream that causes him to reconsider the way that he treats his wife.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Charles Arling, William Robert Daly, J. Farrell MacDonald, Lottie Pickford ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-01-23
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

5.7/10 IMDB

A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, John Bunny, Norma Talmadge, William Humphrey, Florence Foley, Kenneth Casey, Ralph Ince, James Morrison, Julia Swayne Gordon ..
Directed by: William Humphrey
Release date: 1911-02-20
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Pirates of 1920

Pirates of 1920

5.8/10 IMDB

A band of futuristic cutthroats terrorize the skies on board their powerful airship. After bombing a liner and stealing gold bullion from its hold, the ruffians try to escape, facing only Jack Manley, a valiant naval officer, and Marie Thompson, his sweetheart. (The surviving print lacks the story resolution, which apparently ends when the hero and the police rout the pirates and rescue the kidnapped heroine.)

Directed by: David Aylott, A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1911-02-26

The Show Girl

4.2/10 IMDB

Audrey, a charming actress, but classed among the show girls, is invited with some of her stage companions, to have lunch with an old friend, by the name of Dr. Renfrew. The doctor and Audrey, eating together, talk over old times and renew their friendship; she takes his attentions seriously and becomes very much impressed with his pleasant companionship. Night after night the doctor attends the performance in which she appears as the "headliner," and never fails to greet her with generous applause and a bouquet of flowers as marks of admiration. To emphasize his friendship or infatuation he sends her a string of pearls, begging her to accept it as a souvenir of happy days gone by. Through a member of the company in which she is playing, she learns that Dr. Renfrew is married, and at her friend's suggestion redirects his note back to his wife.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Helen Gardner, Florence Turner, Van Dyke Brooke, Kenneth Casey, Lillian Walker ..
Directed by: Van Dyke Brooke
Release date: 1911-05-18
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Ranchman's Vengeance

The Ranchman's Vengeance

5.7/10 IMDB

Lorenz Pedro, a Mexican half-breed, owns a small sheep ranch, and lives happily with his wife Marie and little daughter Lois. One exceedingly hot afternoon, Tom Flint, riding across the ranch looking for work is overcome by the heat, and Pedro, acting the part of a good Samaritan, takes him to his home, where Marie, through careful nursing, soon has him quite himself again. Pedro is out daily with his flock, leaving Marie and Flint together, offering an opportunity which Flint ungratefully takes advantage of, resulting in his completely winning Marie's love. Manuelito, Marie's father, is suspicious and comes upon them while Flint is declaring his love.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Dot Farley, George Periolat, Gilbert P. Hamilton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1911-05-14
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Battle

The Battle

5.7/10 IMDB

Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he finds his courage and crosses enemy lines to bring help to his trapped comrades.

Starring: Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, Robert Harron, Donald Crisp, Christy Cabanne, Lionel Barrymore, Spottiswoode Aitken, Kate Toncray ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-11-06
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Romantic Story of Margaret Catchpole

The Romantic Story of Margaret Catchpole

5.2/10 IMDB

The story is founded on fact. In a village on the south coast of England, young Margaret Catchpole is being courted by two rivals, Will Laud, a smuggler, and Lieutenant Barry of the coast guards. She favours Laud, and when he escapes from custody after a government raid on the smugglers, Margaret steals a horse and tries to join him. In a fight with the coast guards, Laud is killed an Margaret is arrested for horse-stealing and transported to Botany Bay. Only part of the film survives today.

Starring: Lottie Lyell, Raymond Longford, Augustus Neville, Sybil Wilde, William Coulter, Walter Vincent, Fred Hardy, Jack Goodall, Fred Twitchin ..
Directed by: Raymond Longford
Release date: 1911-08-06
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Swords and Hearts

Swords and Hearts

5.5/10 IMDB

A poor girl is secretly in love with a wealthy young planter.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Dorothy West, William J. Butler, Charles West, Francis J. Grandon, Verner Clarges ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-08-27
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : When a Man Loves

When a Man Loves

5.8/10 IMDB

Mr. Bach, a wealthy man, visits the scenes of his boyhood days in his auto and meets farmer Brown, his boyhood friend. Brown is the father of a very pretty daughter named Tessie. Bach becomes deeply smitten with the artless little country lass, and secretly hopes to win her. Tessie, however, has a host of admirers in the little village, the favored one being John Watson.

Starring: Dell Henderson, Mary Pickford, Charles West, George Nichols, Verner Clarges, Grace Henderson, Edward Dillon, Robert Harron, Guy Hedlund, Wilfred Lucas ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-05
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

4.9/10 IMDB

The story of how Lady Godiva came to ride naked through the streets of Coventry.

Starring: Julia Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, Kate Price, Harry Ward, Stanley Dunn, Hal Wilson, Alfred Hollingsworth, Clara Kimball Young, James Young ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Kent
Release date: 1911-10-20
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : A Doll's House

A Doll's House

6.0/10 IMDB

Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Starring: William Russell, Marie Eline, Marguerite Snow ..
Release date: 1911-07-28
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : A Romance of the Cliff Dwellers

A Romance of the Cliff Dwellers

4.0/10 IMDB

The story itself deals with the primitive instinct of mankind; to desire was to take at strength of arms, and thus one of the chiefs chose for his own a maiden fair who was loved in turn by a young brave, and whose admiration she returned. But like unto the dark ages, whenever a man desired a maid he took her with or without her leave. Thus far did the chief go, but her lover decides to match his strength of arms for so fair a bride, and they fight upon the cliff's edge. But here the maid takes up the bow of fate and sends an arrow into the heart of her captor. Thus the two forest lovers are united, but a life for a life is the law of their race and the lover is brought to the council chamber and tried before his kinsmen. To shield the woman he loves he remains silent.

Starring: Laura Sawyer, Herbert Prior, James Gordon ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1911-12-29
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner

Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner

5.0/10 IMDB

It's Christmas, and a young woman is on her way to celebrate the holidays with her parents. A group of drunk cowboys startle her horses making her wagon, with the woman on it, speed off. By chance Broncho Billy saves her life and the grateful girl invites him over for Christmas dinner. Little does he know that the young lady is the Sheriff's daughter…

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Edna Fisher, Arthur Mackley, Julia Mackley, Willis Elder, Brinsley Shaw, Augustus Carney, Fred Church, R. Henry Grey, Margaret Joslin ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-12-23
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Colleen Bawn

The Colleen Bawn

5.3/10 IMDB

A young Irish boy has fallen in love with a poor girl and wants to marry her, but his mother will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he marries his rich cousin.

Starring: Gene Gauntier, J.P. McGowan, Sidney Olcott, J.J. Clark, Alice Hollister, Arthur Donaldson, Robert G. Vignola, Agnes Mapes, George Fisher, Anna Clark ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott, Gene Gauntier
Release date: 1911-10-16
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : A Modern Cinderella

A Modern Cinderella

5.2/10 IMDB

This 20th-century retelling of the classic fairy tale keeps all the familiar elements — a selfish step-sister, a put-upon beauty, a Prince Charming, and, of course, a lost slipper — but shifts the action to a contemporary boarding house. Cinderella, played by Mary Fuller, befriends an elderly resident, who buys a party outfit for her favorite when Cinderella’s elder sister preens for a dance. The new clothes transform the unassuming maiden into the toast of the ball. Finding Cinderella’s missing shoe, a dashing young man follows the clue to his grandmother, Cinderella’s friend at the boarding house, who works her magic to reunite the couple.

Starring: Mary Fuller, Darwin Karr, Mabel Trunnelle, Sydney Booth, Harold M. Shaw, Walter Edwin ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1911-11-07
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Get Rich Quick

Get Rich Quick

5.1/10 IMDB

An investment plan that tells potential investors they can "get rich quickly" turns out to be a swindle, and investors are in danger of losing all their money.

Starring: William Russell, William Garwood, Marguerite Snow, Marie Eline, Harry Benham ..
Release date: 1911-05-25
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : His Trust

His Trust

5.1/10 IMDB

A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in battle, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Edith Haldeman, Dorothy West, Linda Arvidson, Kate Bruce, Gladys Egan, W. Chrystie Miller, Alfred Paget ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-16
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Primal Call

The Primal Call

4.9/10 IMDB

A young woman who is engaged to a millionaire she doesn't love meets and falls in love with a rough sailor.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Grace Henderson, Dell Henderson, Joseph Graybill, John T. Dillon, Vivian Prescott, Donald Crisp, Francis J. Grandon, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-06-21
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Rory O'More

Rory O'More

4.4/10 IMDB

Based on the story of the real-life 17th Century Irish rebel and the eighteen century ballad about him, this one-reeler is one of the Kalem pictures shot by Olcott and his company on their second trip to the Emerald Isle.

Starring: J.J. Clark, Gene Gauntier, Robert G. Vignola, J.P. McGowan, Arthur Donaldson, Anna Clark ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott, Robert G. Vignola
Release date: 1911-09-03
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : L'inutile sacrifice

L'inutile sacrifice

4.0/10 IMDB

The photoplay has for theme the fickleness of Pierre, the village "Beau Brummel" of a pretty little French town. He makes love to Blanche, who promises to be his bride. Her friend, Mariette, coquettes with Pierre, and wins his affections, falling in love herself, at the same time. The jealousy which develops between the two girls, and the weakness of Pierre in deserting his fiancée are depicted in a most enthralling manner.

Starring: Hubert Noël, Paul Hubert ..
Directed by: Clément Maurice
Release date: 1911-08-03

The League of Mercy

4.6/10 IMDB

Helen, an heiress and the ward of Martin Talbot, is interested in charity and rescue work; she is vice president of the League of Mercy. Talbot's son makes love to her and her riches. In her visitations among the sick and poor she finds a young girl with a child. She takes the young mother to her home, aid and comforts her; tries to restore her to health. While she is thus engaged young Talbot, to whom she becomes affianced, enters. The young mother recognizes him as the father of her child. Helen gives back her engagement ring, denounces him and orders him from her home. The sick woman falls back dead. Helen adopts the child and brings it up as a member of her own household.

Starring: Edwin R. Phillips, Grace Lewis, Leo Delaney ..
Release date: 1911-02-10
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Water Lilies

Water Lilies

4.3/10 IMDB

Albertina is a celebrated dancer whose fame is widespread. However, she has overtaxed her strength, is forbidden to appear in public and is obliged to seek quiet and rest. She retires to her Aunt Mary's home, a beautiful and restful country place, where she secures the much-needed seclusion and comfort. Next door to Aunt Mary there lives a very handsome fellow who has often admired Aunt Mary's niece and to tell the truth she admires him. Growing restless under the enforced retirement, Albertina strolls down to the lake where the water-lilies grow. She pulls a number of them into a garland which she holds bewitchingly above her head. They give her an inspiration and involuntarily she pirouettes, bends and swerves her lithe and willowy form like a nymph of ethereal sweetness. The young man who lives next door is rowing upon the lake; He see Albertina dancing on the velvety field of grass, is charmed by her, and rushes toward her.

Starring: Irmgard von Rottenthal, Maurice Costello, Rita Sacchetto ..
Release date: 1911-01-13

His Trust Fulfilled

4.8/10 IMDB

Continuing where His Trust (1911) leaves off, George takes care of his deceased master's daughter after her mother's death. He sacrifices his own meager savings to give the girl a good life, until the money runs out and he tries to steal money from the girl's rich cousin.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Gladys Egan, Dorothy West, Adele DeGarde, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy, Kate Bruce, Dell Henderson, Mack Sennett ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-01-18
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Immortal Alamo

The Immortal Alamo

6.9/10 IMDB

A lost silent film depicting the battle of the Alamo. Filmed in San Antonio.

Starring: Francis Ford, Edith Storey, William Clifford, William A. Carroll, Gaston Méliès, Bertram Bracken, Mildred Bracken, Joseph Carle, Ben Cooper, Jeb Cooper ..
Directed by: William F. Haddock
Release date: 1911-05-25
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : David Copperfield

David Copperfield

5.9/10 IMDB

Thanhouser Company three-reel silent film based on Charles Dickens’s story of an English lad's tribulation-filled journey to adulthood, Thanhouser released the three films over the course of three weeks beginning on October 17, 1911, one 1,000 foot reel per week.

Starring: Flora Foster, Marie Eline, Anna Seer, Ed Genung, Florence La Badie, Frank Hall Crane, Alphonse Ethier, Maude Fealy, Mignon Anderson, William Garwood ..
Directed by: Theodore Marston
Release date: 1911-10-17

The Kreutzer Sonata

6.2/10 IMDB

Directed by Pyotr Chardynin.

Starring: Pyotr Chardynin, Ivan Mosjoukine, Lyubov Varyagina ..
Directed by: Pyotr Chardynin
Release date: 1911-01-02

An Elevator Romance

5.6/10 IMDB

A wealthy, hustling young westerner comes east, and immediately calls up his boyhood chum, now a staid businessman in a New York skyscraper. The westerner is charmed by the sweet voice of the telephone girl who answers his call from the office switchboard, and determines to make her acquaintance. In fact, one of the first things he does after reaching his friend's office is to make inquiries, and he is made happy by an introduction. He soon finds that while the voice is charming, the girl's appearance and manner are much more so. But the girl, being modest and retiring does not approve of such an informal acquaintance. She practically snubs the westerner, and he sees that he has made little progress in his suit. And time is valuable for he soon must go back to his home, and he has already decided that he will take a bride with him. Love finds a way, as it usually does.

Starring: William Garwood, Muriel Ostriche ..
Release date: 1911-04-27
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Deluge

The Deluge

5.5/10 IMDB

A picture of the destruction of the world by a flood. 3317 years B.C: The Lord, observing the wickedness of the world, decides to destroy it. He instructs Noah to build an ark, in which he and his three sons, his wife and their wives take refuge. Noah is also told to take into the ark two of each of all living creatures. Noah does as he is told; The rain descends upon the earth, covering it with water, and the peoples are destroyed-- but Noah, his sons and their families are saved. "The entire picture is a marvelous rendition of one of the most dramatic stories in all history. The producer has looked carefully after costuming and surroundings, and he has displayed a marvelous breadth of Biblical knowledge to reproduce a scene of this character so faithfully and so realistically." - Moving Picture World, February 18, 1911

Release date: 1911-09-06
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

4.6/10 IMDB

Thanhouser's version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Starring: George Lessey, Julia M. Taylor, Mrs. George W. Walters, David Andrada, Robert Halt, William Garwood ..
Directed by: Barry O'Neil
Release date: 1911-09-01
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Richard the Lion-Hearted

Richard the Lion-Hearted

5.7/10 IMDB

Short silent adaptation of the later stages of Walter Scott's novel "The Talisman".

Release date: 1911-12-01


5.6/10 IMDB

A mother and child live alone except for a big St. Bernard dog. One day the little girl dies and both mother and the little girl's playfellow, Don, seem grief-stricken. Later, in order to pay the rent, Don is sold, but is not happy in his new home, and day by day carries flowers in his mouth to the grave of his former little mistress, where he is finally found by his former owner's mother and they are never parted again.

Starring: Gertrude Norman ..
Release date: 1911-08-10
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Across the Mexican Line

Across the Mexican Line

5.5/10 IMDB

During the Mexican Revolution, a female spy for the Mexican guerrilla fighters falls in love with an American lieutenant. When he is captured and threatened with execution, she turns to the Americans for help by climbing a telegraph pole, tapping the wire, and sending out a distress call.

Starring: Frances Gibson, Romaine Fielding ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1911-04-27
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Only in the Way

Only in the Way

5.2/10 IMDB

A crippled little girl lives at home with her parents and her grandmother. She loves her grandmother deeply, but her parents can't get along with the old woman, and the girl is torn between both sides.

Starring: Marie Eline ..
Release date: 1911-01-30
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories

5.3/10 IMDB

An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, thinking especially about her now-departed husband and the things they did together. Though it is sad that these times are now gone, she is comforted by her memories and by the hope of sharing in the lives of her child and grandchildren.

Starring: Mary Pickford, King Baggot, Owen Moore, William E. Shay, Jack Pickford, Lottie Pickford ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1911-03-27
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Twins

The Twins

5.0/10 IMDB

The baby daughter of Mrs. Norton, a widowed seamstress, dies. The sorrow-stricken mother gazes at the empty cradle and decides to replace the departed soul with an orphan child upon whom she can lavish the love, the rightful object of which the Great Giver and Taker has taken from her. She goes to the orphanage and asks to be given a baby girl, and is given one of the twin baby sisters. Richard Golden, a wealthy shirtwaist manufacturer, has an only son, a little boy, who yearns for a sister and continually begs his father to bring him a little sister to be a playmate to him, and the father, to satisfy the child's persistent pleading, goes to the orphan home and brings home the other little twin sister. Years roll by and both girls have grown to young womanhood in their different stations in life. Jack Golden, now grown to manhood, and knowing that the girl is only a foster sister, asks her to become his wife.

Starring: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley ..
Directed by: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley
Release date: 1911-06-14
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Mexican Joan of Arc

The Mexican Joan of Arc

4.6/10 IMDB

Senor Talamantes and his sons, suspected of being insurgents, are arrested and, without trial, are sentenced to death by Colonel Cephis. The widow Talamantes vows to avenge the unjust death of her husband and her children by organizing a company of Indians and Mexicans with whom she joins the insurgents.

Starring: Jane Wolfe, Carlyle Blackwell, Alice Joyce ..
Directed by: George Melford, Kenean Buel
Release date: 1911-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Hero Track Walker

The Hero Track Walker

5.2/10 IMDB

Bill is discharged from Bar K Ranch and in his desperation decide to turn train robber. On his way to town he rescues Myrtle Mulligan, who has been driven from protection to the high branches of a tree by a vicious bull. Arriving in town Bill applies to the superintendent of the railroad and secures a job as track walker. Pinto Joe, a friendly Indian, learns of Bill's train wrecking plans, and tells Myrtle about it. Hearing Bill intends to dynamite the bridge the plucky girl decides to take a hand in the game. Arriving on the scene just after Bill has lighted the fuse she fearlessly picks up the cartridge and throws it where it can do little damage. Rushing up the bank to the track she flags the oncoming train. When the passengers and trainmen cluster about her to learn the cause of the explosion she tells them that Bill saved their lives by finding the burning fuse just in time to prevent the blowing up of the bridge.

Starring: George Melford, Alice Joyce, Frank Lanning, Jane Wolfe ..
Release date: 1911-03-30
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : From Death to Life

From Death to Life

5.3/10 IMDB

A chemist named Aratus invents a concoction that will turn creatures to stone, but only realizes the dangers of his creation when his wife falls victim to it.

Starring: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber ..
Directed by: Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley
Release date: 1911-06-08
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : The Maid at the Helm

The Maid at the Helm

5.1/10 IMDB

Story about a girl at sea with rough sailors.

Starring: Hobart Bosworth, Sydney Ayres, Fred Huntley, Betty Harte, Tom Santschi, Herbert Rawlinson, George Hernandez ..
Directed by: Francis Boggs
Release date: 1911-12-07
Best Drama Movies of 1911 : Fisher Folks

Fisher Folks

4.9/10 IMDB

A crippled girl marries a fisherman, who also has eyes for the town flirt.

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Linda Arvidson, Vivian Prescott, Edward Dillon, Joseph Graybill, Claire McDowell, Alfred Paget, Mack Sennett, Verner Clarges, William J. Butler ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-02-16

The Musician's Daughter

4.8/10 IMDB

Carl Wagner's good wife was dying. His heart bled at the thought of losing her, his life-long loyal helpmate. And his opera was almost completed, after spending months of weary hours to make it perfect. A pretty daughter tried in vain to brighten the overhanging gloom. Finally the composer, after a superhuman effort, and with a soul filled with sorrow, finished the last act of his score and hurried away to the impresario for a hearing. Here he was assured of an immediate reading and the return to his humble tenement was made with a much lighter heart. The doctor paid another visit to his patient and left a prescription to be filled. Carl reached home and realized how much depended upon the medicine ordered to possibly save a life most dear. Taking his cherished violin, the only article of value remaining, he rushed off to the pawnbroker and negotiated a loan.

Starring: Grace Scott, William S. Rising, Roy Applegate, John G. Adolfi, Dorothy Gibson ..
Directed by: Jay Hunt
Release date: 1911-12-12

Mendiant d'amour

4.8/10 IMDB

A man suffers heart break.

Directed by: Camille de Morlhon
Release date: 1911-11-28

The Long Road

4.4/10 IMDB

Edith enters a convent after losing her fiancé to someone else. Years later, Edith finds him again, now poverty-stricken, and secretly helps his family.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Grace Henderson, Charles West, Claire McDowell, Edna Foster, Kate Bruce, Joseph Graybill, Donald Crisp, Dell Henderson, Edwin August ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-10-26

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